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Diamonds and Big Cats

I have a light and fluffy theory about the Diamonds coming off from researching about them for my last long post. 

There have been a lot of posts, including mine, that point to some sort of relationship between Lion and Pink Diamond. The possibilities vary from Lion’s being a repository of information to Lion’s being a corrupted PD. 

Lion’s bears marked similarities to PD’s hair.

And in Buddy’s Book, Rose had an affinity for lions. We don’t know if they looked exactly as Steven pictured them because from the beginning his renditions of Buddy and the gems were, by his own admission, his imagination. But it’s rather clear that Rose, one of PD’s more important quartzes, had a thing for lions.

It seems the big cat affinity extends to another Diamond as well. The Lunar Sea Spire is heavily connoted as BD’s territory, not only because of the colour scheme but because of its purpose. Bismuth said she built “Spires for thinkers to think in,” and it would make sense that Blue, who handled diplomatic matters, would mange this “haven for gems” as Pearl calls it in Cheeseburger Backpack.

On the walls of the spire pillar, we see this image as the Crystal Gems enter.

The heads of these creatures look like dogs’ or horses’, with their long faces, but the legs and tail look undeniably like a cat’s portrayal. Much like PD’s wild, five-pointed hair, lions had the big manes. For someone like BD, with smoothed down hair and a sleek silhouette, she may have preferred a big cat that suited her aesthetic, like a panther.

Now imagine the Diamonds’ seeing reports of the wildlife on Earth for the first time and falling in love with the big cat family, like giant kittens. YD I’d peg for a tiger-lover and WD probably had dozens of leopards. 

A universal love of cats that spans lightyears. 

OKAY so it’s 6am and i’m tired and a lil drunk but here’s my tired drunk thinky thoughts

(i’m gonna need to watch this ep like 3 more times before these come off as remotely coherent)

  • amanda and the rowdies? Pure™
  • actually shat myself at suzy’s freaky bloodface after the bullet bit (also that’s the bit max enacted ages ago in his insta story i thought he was doing the bit from stardust with the dead prince but it was that yikes)
  • idk whats goin on with todd and farah i mean i feel like they might be hinting at more todd/farah stuff but last episode didn’t read as romantic between them to me and todd still had the same jeans on today so idk what happened but it’s highly possible that everyone fucked everyone else in a happy love spell orgy (except dirk who aced tf out of there to chill with bart apparently)
  • the Looks™. the post-party/orgy looks (PINK COAT-GLITTER-YELLOW HAT-LEOPARD PANTS-BOXERS), the snazzy matching leather jackets, cute amanda, steampunk fantasy ghostbuster rowdies- all yes yes yes
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Breakdown aka how many more times this season can sam barnett make me simultaneously cry with laughter and deep soul-shaking sadness aka how can dirk keep episode by episode surpassing his own Peak Gay
  • suzie fuckin freaky as shit your kid’s a frog dude
  • amanda’s fuckin badass she MADE a KNIFE she can make the hallucinations real this is fuckin rad u are punk sweetie
  • idek wtf going on at the beginning was the baby crying on the boat arnold???? moloch??? both, somehow??? 
  • todd ily but why were you about to ditch dirk i want answers do you just really not realise how fucking serious blackwing is or
  • dirk honey i love you it’s not your fault please you’re scaring me you are doing me a concern kudos sam for some fucking stellar acting but y u make me hurt like this
  • i am v much not cool with dirk’s immediate compliance/submission when he heard priest that was not cool at all my heart hurts i think i truly underestimated the emotional abuse he suffered nothing is ok

in summary: max landis i will FITE u