more like pink and blue though

Hey all! It’s been awhile, but I’ve been working on a personal project (an art book)! Hopefully it’ll be finished by the spring or, at least, the summer time but I’ll definitely share things once it’s close to completion! 

On that note though, with the new episodes coming out I’m getting back to working on more SU prints! Now that Blue Diamond has been introduced, I can finally start making ones of the Diamonds (mainly because I don’t think we’re going to see Pink anytime soon and no one even mentions White, what’s up with that?)! Holly Blue Agate will also be added too, so please look forward to her and Yellow coming soon!

Hope you like! <3

Lets get some things straight...

Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, yes? Just Google it. BUT the hardness rated on the Mohs scale is based on “… a qualitative ordinal scale characterizing scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of harder material to scratch softer material.” according to Wikipedia. So this Hardness is relative to Scratching the surface. 

Diamonds though are also very brittle. You can easily smash one with a hammer. They can also be burned.  Here is a very informative video on the subject. Here.  

In the video he used an uncut crystalline diamond.  the only difference between that and a cut an polished diamond is one has been faceted. It is still nothing but carbon. 

Why do I bring all this up? 

Sooooo many Steven Universe “who shattered Pink Diamond” theories are operating under the idea that “Only a Diamond can Destroy a Diamond”

this is False. 

A hard enough strike will break any Gem, hence Bismuth’s Breaking Point. 

That would do it. A sword though? probably not. Not enough heft to it unless it was a pommel strike. 

Edit: I’m not saying it isn’t possible it was one of the diamonds, just that it isn’t only a diamond that can destroy another diamond.

tl:dr Diamonds can be smashed like glass. 

Steven Universe Podcast Episode 10

I haven’t done outline posts for other SU podcasts, but I’ve listened to them all and loved them. I just figured I’d go ahead and give my summary and favorite bits list because I just listened to the podcast and it’s fresh in my mind.

Thanks to McKenzie for doing such a cute and fun job with these. :) I love you @pearl-likes-pi !

The episode:

The Sugar siblings discuss their childhood stories that ended up in the show as well as answering fan questions, and Rebecca Sugar plays the song “Escapism” on ukulele–an unreleased song from an upcoming episode.

Highlights from the childhood stories:

  • Steven Sugar’s comic “Nightmare in Birdland” was written in a day–Rebecca was so surprised that Steven could do comics so fast when she agonizes over comics. He chose birds as his subject specifically because he didn’t know how to draw birds, which taught Rebecca that she could build a project around doing something she didn’t know how to do.

  • Steven’s TV is on the floor on the show because the Sugar siblings had their TV on the floor so they could play video games while hanging out and drawing.

  • The video games in Steven’s room are confirmed to be Wind Waker and Animal Crossing. (They were playing New Leaf at the time and Steven’s town was named Donut. Rebecca’s was called Slowdown.)

  • “Rose’s Scabbard’s” ending, with Steven doing nice things like magic tricks to cheer Pearl up, was based on Steven Sugar doing things Rebecca would like to cheer her up when they were younger.

Highlights from the Q&A:

  • When asked what Diamond she would follow if she were a Gem, Rebecca said she’d probably follow Blue because blue Gems are diplomats and intellectuals, but she’d probably actually be in Pink’s court. (She can’t say more without spoilers.)

  • Rebecca’s crappy Toyota Corolla morphed into the Dondai from “Last One Out of Beach City.”

  • The protagonists’ Gem placements are very calculated. Pearl being in her head all the time inspired a head Gem, Amethyst speaking from the heart suggested a chest Gem, and Garnet being hands-on and balanced meant she should have her Gems in her hands.

  • Amethyst’s favorite soda is the apple soda Apple Sidra. (She would hate Guacola though.)

  • Fluorite is inspired by the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland and Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas.

  • Pearl’s favorite color is pink. Of course.

  • Rebecca used to be a vegetarian and loved eating pineapple and jalapeño pizza.

  • Rebecca confirms that some of the Crew did not go to art school, and she recommends doing LOTS of your own work.

  • Rebecca says they actually LOVE square pizza (from Ledo’s!) and doesn’t know why Steven has a problem with that shape. She thinks Paul Villeco came up with that.

  • Rebecca’s favorite One Piece character is Usopp because he’s insecure.

  • Pumpkin does not need to eat, but does sleep.

  • Sardonyx is a little like Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear in that she can transcend reality (like Garnet seeing possible futures), which is why she can break the fourth wall.

  • The idea that Garnet’s visor changes to be balanced more between pink or blue based on whether Ruby or Sapphire is influencing Garnet more? It’s not true at all. She’s not being piloted by two people–she’s her own person, though she does have internal conversations of course.

  • Yes, the Zircons are okay but in trouble.

  • There might not really be superheroes in Steven’s world because of the ancient Gem invasion.

  • The Zircons have monocles because of the iconic monocles associated with the lesbian nightclub called Le Monocle. The Zircons were inspired by Film Film Film, Jughead, and the jesters from What’s the Truth about Mother Goose.

  • Unfamiliar Familiar is confirmed to reference His Dark Materials. Rebecca says the series blew her mind as a kid.

  • One-eyed Gems might have depth perception issues, but their Gem placement in the eye may indicate enhanced vision actually.

  • The Fusions that currently exist as Fusions COULD actually exist as one-Gem Gems–meaning you could maybe find a single-Gem Sugilite or Opal or whatever, occurring without being a Fusion. Rebecca confirms they would look different from the Fusion version, but says there could absolutely be a one-Gem Garnet.

  • Rebecca would love to have a crossover with OK KO. She had a concept of sort of fusing the characters together.

The song: Debut of “Escapism.”

Rebecca played ukulele for this upcoming show song.

I transcribed the lyrics and I hope I got them right:

I guess I’ll have to face

That in this awful place

I shouldn’t show a trace of doubt

But pulled against the grain

I feel a little pain

that I would rather do without.

I’d rather be free, free, free.

I’d rather be free, free, free.

Free, free, free from here.

(She of course does not disclose which character sings it or in what episode. Musically, it reminds me a little of “Everything Stays” from Adventure Time.)

Sweet Tooth (Intro)

Summary: Your best friend is Natasha Romanoff, and she’s known to break hearts of many admirers in her wake. When you start working at a local bakery with a blue-eyed baker who has fallen for her, you do what it takes to make sure they both get the sugary-filled romance they deserve. However, things get a little complicated when your own feelings get in the way.  

Pairing: Baker!Bucky Barnes x Reader AU

Word Count: 1,470

A/N: Oh boy, I guess I’m really writing again haha. This is for @theassetseyeliner’s writing challenge for the prompt “You’re always sitting alone and you’re cute, so I came to sit next to you.” I got inspiration for this story from the anime series Ore Monogatari (My Love Story). I hope you guys enjoy it :)

Originally posted by littlemisssyreid

This is it. You’re going to finally ask your crush out.

During the past semester, the both of you have grown close and your feelings for him blossomed from the first moment you met in your math class. Now, this is your chance to finally reveal your feelings, to finally take your relationship with him to the next level.

Running over to the student center, you walk up the stairs to the campus cafe to meet with him. As you enter the vicinity though, you see him and your best friend, Natasha talking near the entryway. The brunet doesn’t even notice you walking inside as he lets the next words fall from his lips.

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Who Killed Pink Diamond?

Recently in the Trial it was heavily implied that Rose was not the one who shattered Pink Diamond. It’s a cop out, but that’s not important. The important thing is that now we have a mystery! Time to go over our 5 most likely suspects.

5. Rose Quartz:

Originally posted by saltblaster

Yes, I know I just said we found out it wasn’t her, but what if it was? What if the show was like, “LOL it was her all along!” That would be pretty dumb, but it’s not impossible. She does have the motivation, an eyewitness pins her at the scene of the crime, and all the gems are convinced she did it.  Still Rose is probably innocent. This might be ok because now Steven doesn’t have to be sad that his mom killed an evil dictator who was killing the Earth.

4. Blue Diamond:

Originally posted by sigilofmalice

They could go with Blue Diamond being the killer if they want to swerve us. They could have it where it’s actually the “nice” one that’s the killer. She would have something to gain from killing Pink Diamond, as it seems that some of Pink Diamond’s assets became her assets after Pink Diamond’s murder. The problem is that if they go with this twist, then her actions make absolutely no sense. It’s wouldn’t even be a case where she was trying to hide that she was the killer, it would just be nonsense.  If anything I think that she’s actually the next victim. Think about it, the Diamonds believe that Steven is still on Homeworld, thus Pink Diamond’s real killer could frame Rose for Blue Diamond’s murder as well. They might do that because Blue Diamond might be a bit too nosy for her own good.

3. White Diamond:

I’ve seen quite a few posts saying that they think White Diamond is the killer, and that Yellow Diamond knows, but is trying to protect her. The posters say that they hope that this is the case because Yellow Diamond being the killer is predictable, but here’s the thing. White Diamond being the killer would be a bit of a lame and slightly pointless swerve. “Surprise people! It turns out it’s not the evil dictator that’s the killer, it’s the other evil dictator that’s the killer”. It’s a pretty lateral move that probably won’t affect the plot any differently.

2. The Pearls: 

I imagine some of you might find this one absurd, but hear me out. The Pearls being the one who shattered Pink Diamond does make a lot more sense than one would think. Zircon suspected that it had to be one of the Diamonds because they would have access to Pink Diamond’s palanquin, but what she probably didn’t think about is that the Pearl’s would also have access. If they walked over to Pink Diamond’s palanquin she would probably let them in since she would assume that the other Diamond’s sent them to tell her something. Just look at the way that Yellow and Blue Pearl reacted when Zircon mentioned Pink Diamond’s Pearl not calling out. They know something. Maybe Pink Pearl didn’t cry out because she was a murderer. I say a murderer because one Pearl probably couldn’t kill a Diamond, but 3 or 4 of them fused might be able to. So yes, I’m possibly accusing Yellow Pearl, Blue Pearl, Pink Pearl, and White Pearl. Does this include CG’s Pearl, maybe it does. There have been some who suspected Pearl since Back to the Moon because of the way she reacted to hearing Pink Diamond’s shattering. If Pearl did it, then maybe Rose took credit to protect her, or maybe Pearl found a way to convince Rose that she did it. If that’s the case, maybe Yellow Pearl did the same to Yellow Diamond. Either that or Yellow Diamond reacted the way she did because she’s a bitch. Now this is probably the most interesting twist, but there might be some drawback. If they vilify the Pearls for doing this then we have another Bismuth situation where it seems like the show is saying that slaves rebelling against their master is wrong. If they have it where Pearl feels really bad about it, then we get a combination of “Killing an evil dictator is wrong” and more pity Pearl moments. It’s like the worst of SU’s unholy fusion. There are ways that they could make this work though, and this would definitely be the most interesting twist.

1. Yellow Diamond: 

Originally posted by yellowpeorl

This is definitely the most obvious one. She acted hella suspicious during the trial. Yes having her be the culprit would be predictable, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it’s better to be a little predictable than it is to have a swerve just for the sake of it, or to have a swerve that messes up the plot.

Does no one else have this headcanon?

Like, Kara gradually introduces herself into Lena’s life.

But being a Luthor, Lena never even once considered any visitors because, you know, everyone hates her guts, so her house/flat/apartment/whatever is small and lavish, but everything from the appliances to the furniture in her house is literally made for a single, lonely occupant. Like, her place is modern and minimalist and it has the colors black, white, gray, maybe even umber, but there are no brighter colors and it’s just dull. And there’s the music room with instruments Lena is proficient at that are collecting dust because she doesn’t have time to play, but she mostly doesn’t have anyone to play them for and it’s more satisfying to do something for someone and not alone. Then there’s the fact that Lena doesn’t have any personal belongings that have sentimental value to her; obviously no photos of family or friends, no posters, no nerdy knick knacks, no antique souvenirs from her business trips even, so the walls only have a few canvases of art to fill in that empty void, and it just makes Kara so fucking sad.

But because Kara comes over so often, Lena has had to make changes to her abode to accommodate her only friend. And slowly, but surely, there’s a dining table large enough for two, more food in the refrigerator, a guest bedroom, a bigger coffee table, a larger couch/sofa, a bigger television screen, more drawers and cabinets, and Lena doesn’t notice anything because she’s so focused on buying new furniture every time Kara comes over and is worried that they’ll have yet another impasse because something is made for one person only. But like, Kara does notice, and it makes her so giddy to even think about it because now Lena’s place has shades (though still dark shades because pastel nor pink is her thing) of red, green, blue, etc. Then Lena plays music more often and the instruments aren’t so horridly out of tune anymore and then there’s a single framed photo of her and Kara sitting in her bedroom’s nightstand.

And yes, I’m implementing this to my fics.

10 responses to the Phrase “Man up”

1: F*ck you
2: If you want to question my masculinity like a schoolyard circle of curses, like a swordfight with lightsabers save your breath. Because contrary to what you may believe, not every problem can be fixed by “growing a pair”. You cannot arm-wrestle you way out of chemical depression. The CEO off the company that just laid you off does not care how much you bench.
And I promise, there is no Lite Beer in the universe full-bodied enough to make you love yourself.
3: Man up? Oh, that’s that new superhero right? Mild-mannered supplement salesman Mark Manstrong says the words “MAN UP” and then transforms into THE FIVE O'CLOCK SHADOW; the massively-muscled, deep-voiced, leather-duster-wearing super-man who defends the world from… I don’t know, feelings.
4: Of course, why fight to remove our chains when we can simply compare their lengths? Why step outside the box when the box has badass flames decals on it?
We men are cigarettes: dangerous, and …poisonous, and stupid
5: You ever notice how nobody ever says “woman up”? They just imply it.
Because woman, and the women’s movement, figured out a long time ago that being explicitly ordered around by commercials, magazines and music is dehumanizing. When will men figure that out?
6: The phrase “man up” suggests that competence and perseverance are uniquely masculine traits. That woman - Not to mention any man that doesn’t eat steak, drive a big pick-up truck and have lots of sex with women - are nothing more than background characters, comic relief, props. More than anything, though, it suggests that to be yourself, whether you wear skinny jeans, rock a bit of eyeliner, drink another brand of beer, or write poetry - will cost you
7: How many boys have to kill themselves before this country acknowledges the problem? How many women have to be assaulted? How many trans people have to be murdered? We teach boys how to wear the skin of a man, but we also teach them how to raise that skin like a flag and draw blood for it.
8: Boy babies get blue socks. Girl babies get pink socks. What about purple? What about green? What about orange, yellow, chartreuse, cerulean, black, tie-dyed, buffalo plaid, rainbow?
9: I want to be free to express myself. Man up. I want to have a meaningful, emotional relationship with my brother. Man up.
I want to be weak sometimes. Man up.
I want to be strong in a way that isn’t about physical power or dominance. Man up.
I want to talk to my dad about something else than sports or economics. Man up
I want to be who I am. Man up
10: no

—  poetic-pianist, Guante

I everyone, this week I wanted to do a fusion of pink and blue diamond, so purple diamond. I went with the spoiled princess like character for purple. Combining both pink diamonds naiveness young nature and blues authoritarian coldness. I went with a Victorian dress for purple diamond, because I think these are the most iconic spoiled princes outfits. I’m not sure I made her look spoiled enough though. I my do a redesign later to maker her more look more snotty(needs more sass )

As for the painting part. I thought puting her in an observation deck to observe Earth would be a good backdrop, but because both the background and character were dark I need to use a glow effect around purple diamond to maker her pop out. And yes that is holly blue agate.

Prints are available here

You can also watch me paint this here

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I once read a theory about Garnet’s visor being a tell of who is more “in control” of her at that particular moment and I got curious. So I went looking and it seems like a very plausible theory (though I would phrase it more as who’s personality is more prominent at that particular moment and not who’s “in control”) and I wanted your opinion on it. These are only 8 out of like 30 screenshots I took, but it appears to me that the visor is most often blue when tact is required and also when talk of the future is brought up (or when Garnet appears to be using future vision), and that the visor is most often red/pink when Garnet is angry or is dealing with a subject that’s emotionally-based. What are your opinions on this theory? (And can you phrase it better than I can bc I feel like I’m doing a terrible job of explaining this.)

I get where this theory comes from and in the context of the screenshots it does make sense. My only hesitation calling this “confirmed” is that it dispels the idea that fusions are individuals. It sort of makes it seem as though Garnet is just a big mecha with two little people in the control room. They work together to get it moving but sometimes one coordinates a more complicated move than the other.

Garnet as an individual has a personality, has beliefs, experiences and makes decisions. And I also find it flattening to reduce Sapphire to the “tactful one,” and Ruby to the “emotional one.” So to support this theory supports those implications, and I’m not too fond of said implications.

What I’d be willing to say is that there are times we’re really supposed to see the dichotomy, such as in Keeping It Together when Garnet is really falling apart and her component parts are “showing.” Because when Bismuth tells her, “You’re Ruby is showing,” it’s a joke between friends, but in the context of the other jokes being said (like about Pearl having an owner), the content alone is supposed to be very derogatory and insulting. It’s telling Garnet she’s not a relationship but only two individuals in a beautiful trench coat.

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PSD PACK 3

I’ve had some people ask me for psds I used, but since I almost never save them, I made a bunch of psds to show how I color my scenes. I think you can use most of these on different scenes, if you adjust them accordingly.

please like or reblog this post, then send me an ask off anon asking for the psd you want (example: hey! i liked/reblogged your post and I would like the link for the amaya psd).

Under the cut you’ll find more info about the psds and how to adjust them! 

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“pink used to be for boys and blue used to be for girls!”

well, kind of.

some people held to that rule. some people already had the modern convention (eg in the mid-1800s book Little Women, where an aunt puts a pink ribbon on her infant niece and a blue one on her nephew to tell the twins apart, “French fashion”).

some people went by hair color: pink for brown hair, blue for blond, yellow or green for red

none of these rules were particularly hard-and-fast, though, like the “pink = girl and blue = boy” rule today. the color rule was probably the most widely kept. and that’s the important thing: literal Victorians gendered colors less than we do now

when you have more unnecessary gendering than the Victorians did, you know you fucked up somewhere

Something I noticed about the recent bomb

Okay so most people believe the theory that all CGs wear stars and all homeworld gems wear diamonds. Okay so why didn’t anyone notice that the CGs didn’t have diamond on their uniforms? Why didn’t they think that the star was suspicious or odd? Seriously Rose Quartz had a star shaped cut out on her dress.

And Pearl was seen with her! No one recognized Pearl? Doesn’t she stand out? Pearl was a servant that learned how to fight and she was a great fighter. She looks just like she did thousands of years ago. Would they just forget her like that? Or are there just a bunch of pearls that look just like ours? This bomb raises a lot of questions.

Like most people also believed that the Pearl would have the same gem location as their owner. But Pearl and sapphire have different gem locations. Holly Blue never pointed this out. So is the theory debunked or what? With Holly Blue being so uptight and strict I’m surprised she didn’t notice anything I talked about above. Like I could see her asking the CGs “where are your diamonds on your uniforms?” or something like that.

This bomb just raised so many questions. Like how come Blue Diamond doesn’t recognize Sapphire? The Answer said that Sapphires are rare gems. Are there more a lot more blue Sapphires out there? She seemed kind of close to Sapphire in The Answer. Her behavior towards her was odd in That Will Be All. She’s very cold all of a sudden even though she wasn’t like that at all in The Answer.

I could go on and on about all of the questions that were raised. Like what happened to Pink Diamond’s Pearl? Where is White Diamond? Who is Pearl’s original owner? Was it White Diamond? Will we see the famethyst again? Will Blue Diamond and Yellow Diamond ever have a consistent design or color scheme? Who knows?

anonymous asked:

Imagine wearing lingerie the Marauders? What colours would they like? And type? What would be their reaction? I LOVE black and dark green 😱💚 What if they snuck into your dorm abd you was sleeping in it? Even if that isn't that comfertable 😂

I’ve done some like this but I’ll do a little bit…

Remus: 

  • Likes softer, more neutral colors. Light pinks, creams, beige, black, etc. 
  • Would blush like mad but would then pounce like a wolf ;)
  • Would treat you like the absolute goddess you are. 

James: 

  • He likes cool colors and lacey things. Purple, blue, green. He’s not picky though. 
  • He flushes and runs his hand through his hair as he contemplates how he got so lucky. 
  • Would absolutely relish in being the one person who gets to see you like that. 

Sirius: 

  • That motherfucker LOVES red and maroon. Probably has to do with his Gryffindor kink ;)
  • Smirks and rubs his hands together like he’s walked in on a feast. 
  • LOVES stockings and takes whatever he can off with his teeth. 
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‘Sign of the times’ by Harry Styles lyrics lockscreens

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The Trial
  • What I expected: Blue Diamond's grief for Pink Diamond consumed her to the point where she attacks Steven in rage.
  • What I got: Blue Diamond being the more sensible Diamond who wants answers and tries to keep Yellow Diamond under control.

anonymous asked:

Emma, I LOVE Harry's pink. I'm also old and have watched the tightenings around gender-stereotypical colours over the last 10-15 years particularly in the US. Pink didn't equate gay when I was in my teens/20s. It's fascinating to watch a lot of blogs go 'pink = gay signifier'. (I think there's lots of other signifiers other than clothes for Harry!) For straight guys, it's a shame that flamboyance now automatically = gay. Expression seems to be tied down more than when I was young?

Well, I’ll admit that I think this side of the fandom sometimes genders pink more than I’ve even seen it in my everyday life, at least among adults (obviously pink and blue are quite gendered for children). I see straight dudes wearing pink quite frequently and I’ve seen plenty of het Harries who love Harry in pink, though of course there are always some uglies who refuse to accept that he likes the color because they only associate it with women and gay men, which scares them. Harry definitely wears shades and patterns that are flamboyant and stereotypically gay, but I think some Larries tend to say “he’s defying gender norms” while putting him in a box themselves. He’s someone with multiple facets and he has layers of femininity and masculinity, he wears pink paisley one day and a hoodie the next, he dances like a dork and then goes to beef up at the gym, and so on. I guess I just wish this fandom didn’t go so far in one direction or the other and just accepted Harry for who is, ALL aspects of who he is, without acting like he’s just one thing.

Honestly i find yellow diamond coping with the lost of PD far more compelling than how blue diamond handled it.

Like this blue bitch just goes out in the open and exposes herself to everyone just so she could mourn over someone’s death with is one of the most extra things I’ve seen a character do, especially when she’s supposed to be a powerful and imposing leader.

Yellow diamond on the other hand, repeatedly reprimands blue diamond for not letting go of her grief and holding on to things that once belonged to pink diamond. And sings to her about how she should be doing her duties as a diamond rather than acting “soft” and crying over the death of a loved one.

At the same time though, you get to understand that Yellow Diamond’s uncaring attitude to PD’s death is more of a facade she puts on to cope with everything. Like the minute to she confesses she misses PD she starts spiraling and getting upset and just repeats “what’s the use of feeling” over and over again before behaving like her normal self again.

I honestly thought it was a much better way to humanize a character and still acknowledge that’s she’s evil (like she wanted to shatter thousands of Rose quartzes just because ONE rose quartz killed PD) but all the focus instead is put on the woobified Blue Diamond from both the show and fandom.

LET'S ANALYSE : Yellow Diamond's song

The new Steven Bomb is crazy story-wise. So much is revealed, especially on the Diamonds, and we get an inside look at some of the aspects of Homeworld’s society. The last episode is particularly rich in terms of background and character development.

Let’s focus on the core scene from That Will Be All : Yellow Diamond’s long-awaited song.

Rebecca Sugar said she wanted to explore how different individuals deal with grief. Blue grieves by constantly remembering Pink through the Zoo which she keeps active as a reminder of her presence.

Yellow tries to use her song as a way to bring Blue back to her duties and make her leave the old memories behind. But the entire song defeats that purpose. Yellow is equally affected by Pink’s absence even though she expresses it very differently.
Their difference of personality is actually first conveyed through their outer appearances. Blue is tear-shaped, even her eyes look like they are falling, making her personality lean towards melancholy and lingering feelings.
Yellow is much more guided by actions hence her neatly squared shape. Their ships’ form capture this difference quite well.

The first part of the song is devoted to Yellow’s refusal of feeling because it is an obstacle to action : her song is mainly constituted of questions leading to the most important one : What’s the use of feeling, Blue ?

Remember : in Homeworld’s vision, what you are and what you are to do in society are the same thing.
The « use » is at the core of the Diamonds’ society. The idea of having a purpose in the gems’ society has been addressed several times, especially by Rose : “When a gem is made, it’s for a reason, they burst out of the ground already knowing what they’re supposed to be and… that’s what they are forever” (Greg the babysitter).

This is also the issue Amethyst deals with back in Steven VS Amethyst  “Hah…I know what’s wrong with me. I’m not supposed to be small”.

Hence everything needs to do something, if there is no result then there is no use. The equivalence between the use and the being is quite explicited in the song :

A army as a use, they can go and fight a war
A Sapphire has a use, she can tell you what it’s for
A Agate terrifies, a Lapis terraforms
: here the link is even stronger because of the direct association of the type of gem and the verb of action which qualifies them.

It shows just how enclosed the society is in its very foundations. But it also means that the Diamonds are not free. They could have been tyrants doing whatever they please. But no, the Diamonds are bound by the exact same rule :

Where’s their Diamond when they need her, Blue ? : this is a clear reproach.
You’ve got to be a leader Blue !


We clearly see the similarity between an Agate terrifies and you’ve got to BE a leader, Blue. This casts a slightly different light on the Diamonds.
Of course they are still tyranical villains and Ruby is there to remind us for that (”I can’t believe all that stuff about Blue Diamond being merciful! She’s a shatterer!”, Gem Heist.)
Nonetheless we can’t ignore the fact that the burden of their own society system still weights on their shoulders. This allows a possibility for the future. Now the Diamonds do not know they are being seen by Steven and Greg, and through them, by the viewer. This is the perfect configuration to expose their flaws and weaknesses. This is where Yellow’s purpose is defeated. By pondering on feeling, she herself remembers Pink and grieves even though she hides better than Blue. The central rupture is here :

Yes of course we still love her and we’re always thinking of her…

The we means she identifies with Blue, she shares her grief. This first recognition is immediatly followed by a return of action and how feeling blocks action :

But now there’s nothing we can do so tell me what’s the use of feeling Blue ?

Yellow finally admits her feelings at the end of the song :

Oh yes of course we still her and we’re always thinking of her
Don’t you know
I miss her too ?

We clearly see the shift from the we to the I, allowing Yellow to sing in her own name. This progressive acceptance of feeling is very well emphasized by the music : the sudden speeding up at the end reflects how Yellow is trapped in her own song and overwhelming grief. Yellow is not only expressing her pain through her words, she also feels it physically, through her voice and posture.

She then repeats what’s the use of feeling for herself, trying to convince herself.

The disposition of the lyrics shows that Yellow is not quite ready to leave the past behind despite what she says :

Start looking forward and stop looking back !

If Yellow really didn’t understand feeling, the two segments would have been reversed. The fact that she ends on looking back precisely triggers her pain.
 
While she tells Blue that feeling is basically useless for their role, she herself expresses feelings. This is already quite apparent from the chorus and title : what’s the use of feeling, Blue ? If you understand it with the comma, it’s about the refusal of feeling but since it is sung, you hear at the same time what’s the use of feeling blue ? which accepts the very concept of feeling in the first place.

What is actually quite paradoxical is that Diamonds are actually capable of feeling when the humans from the Zoo don’t even know “what hurt is” (The Zoo). Diamonds seem more human than the humans. This « flaw », when a Diamond is supposed to be perfect, may allow assomptions on a possible way to treat with the Diamonds other than fighting, since shattering them is out of the question in the Steven era.

Another thing this song stages is the role of the Pearls. It has been mentioned a few times now that Pearls act as servants in Homeworld and our Pearl’s poor treatment by Holly Blue during the episodes reflects it. Now the Diamonds’ Pearls seem quite different. They act like some kind of confidantes as you may find them in old plays. This type of character usually is the servant of the noble or royal person and allows them to relieve their inner thoughts. It is quite apparent in this scene because of Yellow taking them in her hand and them actually singing together : they support the song and accompagny it with their dancing.

So, nice try Yellow but don’t we all know that singing is always about feeling in SU ?

PS : The lack of any mention of White Diamond is unsettling…

Art Hoe Style Tip #3

Makeup Tips!!!

I think the three most common “art hoe” makeup looks (based on the tag) are:

1. All-Natural: the no-makeup look (or wearing just foundation or BB cream) is really popular, this is definitely the most low-maintenance look which makes it great for going out, working, school, or even just laying around ~

2. Winged Eyeliner: I love this look a lot, and once you get the hang of flicking out the wing it’s pretty easy! You can go with a classic black, or I actually really love using different colors like gold or royal blue for a more graphic touch <3

3. Bold Lip: whether it’s a few shades deeper than your natural color, or a vivid blue or purple, bold lip colors are fantastic! My favorites are the deep berry shades (:

I personally am NOT brave enough to rock a blue or black lip, but I love love love eye makeup; my go-to look is a pink and gold smoky eye with black eyeliner <3 Honestly though my #1 tip with this is to experiment and figure out what you like! There really aren’t any rules when it comes to makeup so, if it works for you, go for it!!