I'm really sorry to bother you with the "gemstones: are they alive or not" asks, but looking up the definition for "inanimate" is essentially lifeless, and I'm suddenly reminded of the gem in the lighthouse in Horror Club, which was able to project the memory of young Lars carving his name into the wood panel wall, and show young Lars and young Ronaldo's falling out. Wouldn't that take some conscious effort to do, and thus not classify the gemstones of the gems as inanimate?
Oh my goodness! I think we misunderstood each other there. I was referring to the outside of the gemstone itself, and I think you’re referring to the Gemstone (capital G). I think that the part that gets cracked is just the outside, like a flesh wound. Like, you wouldn’t say the human skin is sentient and alive without the human being. So the Gemstone is what projects, what has life, everything you’ve said.
So like, the gemstone is just part of the Gemstone, but like, I was referring only to the case aspect. It’s rather difficult for me to explain this without hand gestures, but I hope you know what I’m getting at, because I now know what you’re getting at!