I MEAN PEARL CAN’T BE FUCKING DEAD, RIGHT? …RIGHT? ……RIGHT???
OKAY WAIT A DAMN SECOND
FIRST, PEARL IS BEING CALM, THAT’S GOOD, OKAY. I LIKE HOW THE FIRST THING SHE DOES IS CALM STEVEN DOWN AND TELL HIM EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT, GOOD MOM, BUT, WHAT THE FUCK??
SECOND, I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY ARE SHOWING THAT ON A KIDS CARTOON.
OKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY LET’S CALM DOWN.
Pearl just literally got fucking stabbed, that’s something i’m surprised to see in a kids show, but guess it’s because gems don’t really “die”.
When Pearl got stabbed, she turned into dust, similar to what gem monsters have done when the CGs have “killed” them. I can see Pearl’s gem falling, i take that as a proof that the gemstone of a gem is their actual “body” while their appearance is their illusionary body, which only contains the gem.
Which would mean, when a gem gets badly injured, their consciousness retreats to their gemstone, if that wasn’t true, the CGs wouldn’t need to put killed gems inside bubbles, which leads to the third thing.
Perhaps gems can somehow create a new illusionary body using their gem as a power source for the process, if they couldn’t do that, what would be the point of putting them inside a bubble?
So, Pearl is probably not died, for these reasons, and just because i don’t think they’d kill off a main character, but damn this scene was still shocking as shit. I suppose we’re gonna get some info on how this whole thing works.
disclaimer: this is NOT an april´s fool´s joke, we are working with a
new web comic based on the kids next door cartoon, based on the “stop
the GKND” trailer made by tom warbutton, we will submit the pages on
diferent internet platforms.
i apologise for my english, i am
spanish talker, but we will search for a good traductor for the comic
dialogs…. waitt for us, we are close
Most of us guessed that Navy would end up betraying everyone by the end of the episode.
I don’t think most of us expected that having her go from this:
would be really good for Lapis’ mental health.
And despite certain people’s fears about certain story boarders… this was actually very much in character for her. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that Lapis has always been cynical, even in her pre mirror days. After she escaped she went from cynical to detached and apathetic. Not an unexpected defense mechanism for someone who was trapped in an inanimate object for 6,000 years. But she has made progress. She trusts Steven and Peridot. Enough not only to express her concerns, but to essentially make a confession.
Life on Earth is really confusing. It took me a long time to get use to it. I’m still getting use to it.
Given everything that’s happened to her on Earth, it’s only natural that she’s having a hard time adjusting. But she’s just confessed her biggest insecurity: she knows she’s having a hard time dealing with what she’s been through, while having to get use to to living a normal life on the planet where her greatest traumas happened. Before the rebellion she would have done her job and left for the next planet, Earth having been a distant memory by this time. But now she can never leave. Earth has to become home.
She wants to move on, but feels guilty about how difficult actually doing that is.
So here comes this I-Insta-Love-All-Things-Earth ruby, who seems freakishly well adjusted from the moment she crashes face first into the planet. Never mind that she was lied to not once, but twice, by the crystal gems. Never mind that she was blasted out into space and abandoned while they stole her ship. All is instantly forgiven and she just wants to be a part of their happy family.
Worse yet? The people Lapis cares most about just buy it. They go right along with it as though Navy’s behavior is perfectly normal. It took time for Lapis to even begin to be okay with the idea of living in Earth and forgiving the crystal gems- she’s still working on it, and it’s painful. She’s worked so hard for every inch of progress she’s made, and here’s someone who’s seemingly able to move on the same day they got to Earth.
I just don’t get it. Why is it so easy for her when it was so hard for me?
So when the perfectly well adjusted Navy turned out to be a gleeful sociopath gleefully hell bent on revenge, everything fell into place.
Navy’s sudden but inevitable betrayal was the best thing to happen for Lapis’ mental health to date.
So what’s the take away from this? 1) People react differently to trauma. 2) Just because someone seems well adjusted doesn’t mean they are. 3) It’s okay to take a long time to heal from your traumas. It’s okay for it to be a constant work in progress. It’s okay not to be okay.
And at the end of the day, that realization can almost feel like happiness.