is it just me or does no one else cares about Steven Universe anymore?? SU used to be the Next Big Thing and for the entirety of 2015 and the first semester of 2016. it used to be, unquestionably, one of most popular shows on Tumblr, with a fandom so big it easily rivaled former contenders such as Homestuck. why do you think that happened? why has everyone jumped boat?
i dont know what the shows standing is among its intended audience of 10 year olds but like on tumblr its definitely lost its following. i think it’s mostly due to the lack of any consistent scheduling or new content, its really hard to stay invested in a show that updates so sporadically
and people get mad about people nitpicking the animation but it really DID decline in quality in both animation and writing, and more importantly whether you like it or not the creators used it as a mouthpiece for some shitty things and their writing is racist. and especially since the show was hailed as like a masterpiece of representation it’s actually not just useless nitpicking that people addressed it.
but that’s probably only a small contribution to why most people stopped caring, i think its mostly just 1) inconsistent airings and 2) it got really fucking boring