Something I’ve talked about with friends before, is that Peridot’s character arc has been about learning empathy and compassion, right? She knew nothing of those things before landing on earth, and has had quite the crash course (heh) in giving a shit about other people.
Or as Rebecca Sugar put it once, “She’s excited by the infinite potential of everything, and fascinated by her own capacity to care, because those things had been a total blind spot for her.“
And like…thinking about her friendship with Lapis, I feel like she accidentally swung too far the other way. She went from “I don’t care about any of you, I just want off this rock before it explodes,” to “Upsetting Amethyst, even by accident, makes me feel so awful that I’m going to record an apology.” She had an episode of her trying to empathize with Garnet. She saw Steven’s empathy save the planet from the Cluster. She had an episode where she had to see things from the perspective of a corrupted gem (in order to poof it, but still). She tried to make Amethyst feel better about the Jasper situation by taking her to the Beta Kindergarten (which backfired, but her heart was in the right place).
And she sometimes has the zeal of a recent convert–look at her little speeches to both Jasper and Navy.
Then there’s Lapis. Peridot fumbles the beginning of that one, but she’s trying, yeah? And she just keeps trying. And trying. And trying. And she just doesn’t know when to stop. Lapis’s reactions, on screen, range from polite-but-distant interest to outright hostility. She doesn’t try to kick Peridot out of the barn again, and she half-asses some morps and watches TV with her and uses her water powers to water their field and takes a lot of naps.
Meanwhile Peridot constantly tries to engage her and check in with her and is always monitoring Lapis’s emotions if she’s around. Because Peridot doesn’t know that there’s a happy medium between “I don’t care about you” and “your needs are more important than mine.”
Eventually Peridot got into the habit of changing her words and actions to appease Lapis’s moods. It’s worth remembering that Lapis can be genuinely terrifying when angry, and she’s incredibly powerful. I’ve been around people with mercurial moods who are frightening when they’re angry, and you end up hypervigilant and walking on eggshells all the time. It sucks!! And Peridot has no idea that that’s not what caring for someone means–that a good friendship has give and take; that you shouldn’t have to censor yourself around them out of fear; than you don’t have to (literally!) bend over backwards to please or placate them.
Peridot’s only other experience of caring about someone else, prior to landing on earth, was caring about Yellow Diamond. “I don’t matter! What’s important is that I’m of use to Yellow Diamond!” Poor baby’s only experience of caring about someone else was slavish devotion without question. No wonder she doesn’t think about herself or her own needs.
So I’m hoping the pendulum will swing the other way a little. I want Peridot to find that she can care for someone and they can care for her just as much–that there’s something really amazing in caring about someone who cares equally about you. That kindness and compassion can go both ways.
Summary: You and Chanyeol go way back, and are best friends. It’s become routine for you to come over to the dorms whenever you have a fight with your boyfriend, but lately, he’s been pissed off at you, and you’re not quite sure why. Scenario: angst, fluff Word Count: 6,917
Don't do Otabek week if you're going to do shit work. Your motorcycle Otabek looks ridiculous. Why is his face so long? It looks like a Dorito. Just stop and try again when you can give something less insulting.
Is there any way you can do some headcannons for Gladio getting ready for his wedding? I absolutely loved the wedding headcannons you did for Prompto, they were adorable! 😍
did I hear Gladio’s wedding? *cracks knuckles* man I’ve been looking forward to sharing these bad boys since the damn Prompto post. I have so many feelings about this. I love these boys. I love Gladio.
Struggled with keeping on track this week (that’s what happens when you’re gone a while), but here’s the rest of the Q and A! Saved some questions for comics, so sorry!
(Not pictured: Dario screaming in the distance)
“Okay, I guess I don’t really know all that much. I just go by the tone that he talks to me in.”
(Even if Dario felt ready, he worries that Garrett never will be)
That’s it. That’s the whole blog.
(They just wanna solve things peacefully but Garnet wants to FIGHT.)
Meet Kathy, the most terrible prankster!
What is Kathy???? What is Jaleena??? Who knows?? Cable is probably more accurately Questioning, or maybe he doesn’t really care to find out?
Aaa! In the original world, they’re best bros! In Splatoon, not so much. They got separate worlds going on!
(Aaaa, if it’s easier for you, please write in Spanish! Yo lo entiendo Espanol! ; 7 ; )
And I know Dario has a sweet tooth and an appetite for meat, but he’s very careful about it because he’s a nutritionist, but Garrett’s fave foods are whatever unhealthy food he can get his hands on (I think I mentioned that he loves frito pies? With Doritos, and cheese and everything)
I think on dates, they probably enjoy getting takeout and then ending it when a smoothie or milkshake! (Which I gotta draw someday)
Yes, basically! A leftover trait from being a big brother to Zuri since he was young! He doesn’t overbear but he makes sure everyone’s okay! Buttttt it also leads him to being very self-sacrificial.
Human Dario and Garrett, not yet! I’m saving that for a big reveal! Splatoon Dario and Garret yes! I have! It’s a comic that I’m going to start reworking on soon! <3
Waaaa!! Thank you so much! <3 <3 It always brightens my day to get messages like that! ; O ; You’re very sweet, thank you again and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my blog! <3 <3
That’s all the asks I can answer for today! Thank you for all the questions! I hope you enjoyed this, it was was a lot of fun to do! Please don’t hesitate to send me more to answer next time and see you all next Saturday! <3
Thanks for reading! Bye! Love you all and have a lovely weekend!! <3