steven universe would be a million times better with the a:tla story format of showing the viewer the perspective of both the protagonist and the antagonist(s).
could you imagine an episode following peridot when she landed on earth after escaping in jailbreak? what about an episode or two that followed jasper and lapis while they were fused? we would have learned more of what happened there. or hell, even episodes tossed in between the filler beach city eps to show what happened to jasper in between super watermelon island and alone at sea, similar to how star vs did with ludo and showed how ludo rebounded and got back on his feet following defeat. and of course, in between message received and that will be all, what the hell were the diamonds doing? surely blue diamond wasnt only crying about pink diamond. it would have been interesting to see yellow diamond call for the rubies to head to earth to find jasper as well. i could think of more but regardless, i truly think the show would be more interesting if it wasnt only told from stevens perspective.
in japan, it’s custom for girls to give 義理チョコ (giri choco, or “obligation chocolate”) to her friends and coworkers, and for her to give 本命チョコ (honmei choco, or “true feelings chocolate”) to the one she has romantic feelings for, but ya boy doesnt care about japanese gender roles
anyway happy valentines day!! i thought this would be a cute idea although im pretty sure someone already did it (better)
you don’t learn to love her. because learning to love her is like turning her into a routine you get used to, like you’ve been trying and you’ve just now seen parts of her you’ve never noticed before or maybe didn’t pay attention to. like the bad habit you’ve picked up and only just now become aware of the burning cigarette between your fingers, the money you’ve lost, the need for a fix, the jagged edges of your nails. no, it doesn’t work that way.
so, let me tell you what she’s like.
she’s always. not just coming to. not just on her way. you love her by means of night and day. she’s constant. you trace forever on her skin when she sleeps, the expanse giving you a universe that waits for you in it, just under your fingertips, and you want to explore the things that have inherently existed there. beautiful things, you’re sure. and so you don’t teach yourself to look for all the ways you can love her because you just do, like things that begin and end only to begin again— always the sunset, always the sunrise.
Summary: Yousef may have spoken a bit too highly about Sana with Noora during the party, and he knows it. Sana hasn’t answered his message, and he’s beginning to think that he never should’ve sent it because the girl probably doesn’t like him at all.
Sana invites Noora over and Yousef doesn’t know what to do or how to act. Sana tries to understand.
(in which Noora roots for Yousana)
Out of all the girls, Noora was the more understanding and kind. She was smart, open-minded, and Sana had always felt like she understood her in a way. She assumed that was why they were growing closer.
That afternoon, they were supposed to have an english class, but it turned out their teacher had called in sick. They had been talking for 20 minutes when Sana realized it was freezing and she lived nearby. That’s how she found herself asking her mom if she could invite a friend over. They had been talking about the russ buss. Sana liked hearing Noora’s opinion on stuff. She was down to earth, and as they approached her house, the blonde girl asked :
-How come we never go to your house ? Not that I mind or anything, but you live really near school, and it doesn’t seem like your parents mind that much.
Sana smiled and opened the door to her friend who came in and took her shoes off, as she did in her own apartment.
-Let’s say… My parents don’t really mind, but I like to keep my family life to myself. -Ohhh, mystery Sana ! Noora said in a gentle but ironic voice. -No… Not that, I just… I mean, i like to keep things separate. I never really have friends over unless i trust them all the way.
Noora smiled to her, acknowledging what that meant and thanking Sana with a kind look and a smile. They both heard a boy -probably Elias shouting from the living room. Sana frowned : Elias wasn’t supposed to be home until 5 today. After showing Noora where to put her coat, she stepped towards the living room. She discovered Elias, Mikael, Yousef, Adam and Mutasim on the bed, playing fifa. She knocked on the wall next to her to signify that someone was home.
-What ? asked Elias, not having turned his face yet.
He put the game on pause and Sana smelled Noora’s perfume, which meant she was right there. She also noticed Yousef looking behind her, frowning. She squinted her eyes and brought her attention back to her brother.
Matching spoilery TAZ icons for you and your friends!
Entire pic of all seven is below the cut, but I for one got spoiled (by this, which I love bc I love your art @judgement-booty, and thank you for it bc it gave me the inspiration and the reference needed to draw a quick one myself) so wanted to make sure I hid mine.
Also it’s super sketchy compared to norm bc I wanted to get it out TODAY and I should already be in bed by now I spent more time than I meant to.