granddaughter of the sun and moon, daughter of the stars and earth, sees all yet knows nothing, lost everything but she made it that way, lost her path to godhood and so called redemption but oh, the earth is so much kinder than the skies ever where
playlist I made for my oc aster- u can listen here
This episode for me really highlighted and then in its dramatic finale brought to an extreme the use of perspective that Rebecca Sugar has often talked about during panels. In her rare appearances, we are almost always looking up at Rose Quartz, or she is leaning down and over our POV - be it Pearl kneeling before her hologram in Rose’s Scabbard
or Greg on a number of occasions during the early days of their relationship (We Need To Talk is a really interesting watch with regards to camera angles and how they change - Greg literally climbs a stack of crates during his attempt at communication and, well, seeing eye to eye)
or Garnet after her fateful fall in The Answer
or, hey, Buddy Buddwick collapsed in the desert in Buddy’s Book
She even has magical floating powers.
It all fits, of course, with the entire running theme of the (unattainable/unmaintainable) pedestal. And even when she is not directly present, and even when it’s not the focus of the shot, her portrait can be seen overlooking the familiar setting of the beach house.
See here a screenshot from episode 10 where Viktor is shown with his medals
Hmm, that one in the centre seems to be quite prominent from the rest.. I wonder…
YUP THAT IS INDEED THE 2006 WINTER OLYMPICS GOLDEN MEDAL
Having figured out the dates, Viktor would have been freshly eighteen years old right here (the men’s finals took place at the start of February). So we can take the assumption that this was his first Olympics. And that boy won gold. And with the way it’s displayed, prominent and at the centre of his chest, it appears to be the one he’s most proud of? How adorable???
(also I’m now assuming that he won gold at both Vancouver and Sochi - considering how he was at the height of his career during this time)
(canon three time Olympic gold medallist confirmed)