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Steven Universe Quick Asks 02

I was writing what I was certain was SU Quick Asks 03, but then I couldn’t find 02 anywhere on my blog. So at the risk of being redundant, I have it here. These were asked a while back and because I wasn’t able to get the original asker’s reaction, these are published anonymously.

1. Why does Garnet say “I can’t” in Know Your Fusion when Amethyst and Steven act suspicious?

Answer: At the end of the episode The Answer, Garnet was at her most vulnerable. She was questioning everything she knew about her past and what she was brought up to believe. At the same time, she was very uncertain of her future. In her eyes, Rose was one of the biggest authority figures who was willing to help her and guide her. Recall that in their exchange, the first thing Garnet did was bombard Rose with questions. What Rose tells her is, “No more questions. Don’t ever question this. You already are the answer.”

Looking back at the series, Garnet has never asked a question, and when prompted, as she was in Know Your Fusion, she says, “I can’t.” Garnet is living by this rule because it reminds her not to feel afraid or uncertain, because she is the answer. No matter what happens, she has to keep believing that Ruby and Sapphire’s love will continue to pull her through.

2. Why is it that in We Need to Talk, Rose kept laughing even after Greg asked if she respected him. That seems like the sorta thing that would raise concern when you thought there were none 

Answer: I sort of touched on this before. I think there are several layers of things running through Rose’s mind right now. Immediately before this, Rose was already laughing at Greg’s attempt at fusion. She says, “You can’t fuse! You’re human!” and then when Greg tries to convey that he’s concerned and looking down on himself by saying, “That’s the problem! I’m just a human!” Rose still thinks he’s kidding around.“I love humans! You’re all so funny!” When Rose realised Greg wanted to fuse with her, she thought he was setting up an elaborate joke because she thought it would be obvious that Greg knew they couldn’t fuse. And then for Greg to still try it, is like walking on a banana peel you saw on the ground moments earlier.

That’s why when Greg says, “I’m worried about the future” Rose just tells him to ask Garnet. She thinks the entire tone of this conversation is lighter than it is. You’re right in saying that it was a scene that raised concerns because we always thought Greg and Rose were such a perfect happy couple. We thought that after Story for Steven, they would fall in love, have fun, then Steven would be born. The reality is that it’s more complicated than that because they’re two different people with two very different backgrounds. 

Adding onto this is the fact that Rose isn’t great at reading people. We knew right away that Greg was showing vulnerability and uncertainty. He was feeling disappointed with himself and it made his end of the conversation heavy. Rose couldn’t see that and so when he asked whether she respected him, she thought it was a joke too. 

That’s when Greg asked her to talk to him like a “real person.” Because up until that point, it appears Rose was just being the stereotypical pretty girlfriend who laughed at all the leading man’s jokes, giggled when he said things, and rained down compliments. Greg felt their interaction was superficial. And his making her face the reality of their relationship, that Greg wanted a serious long-term relationship, was what got her to open-up and talk to him honestly.

3. What do you think was going through Greg and Pearl’s heads in Mr. Greg that caused them to break into tears when they looked at each other?

Answer: It’s likely a lot of things. On the one hand, they might have realised how much time and energy they wasted hating each other and making each other’s lives miserable. It’s also an emotional moment, since they’re reminiscing about Rose and at the same time realising how much of a difference Steven has made in their lives. It’s a moment filled with love and regrets but also hope that things can be made better. All those feelings were boiling underneath the surface and crying is a cathartic release for them. Words sort of failed in that moment and crying would have shown the authenticity of their feelings just as well.

4. Why did Jasper put the monsters in literal cages and not just bubble them? Peridot was shown to be able to do it, so why wouldn’t Jasper be able to? It seems like more trouble to construct the cages and corral the corrupted gems into them when she could just poof them, bubble them up, and throw them out like pokeballs when she needs to.

Answer: When gems are bubbled, they are in complete stasis. Like Bismuth, they would be unaware of the passing of time. Jasper’s end-goal was to build an army, and that would mean training a group of hostile gems to listen to her commands. That she could ride ashore in Crack the Whip atop a corrupted quartz means that the said quartz could recognise Jasper’s orders and act accordingly. That means time with these gems and having them become familiar with Jasper’s presence as an authority figure.

Putting them in cages was a cruel thing to do on Jasper’s part. She didn’t recognise the individual hurting in each corrupted gem. But it accomplished her purpose. Should she have tossed them out of bubbles, they would have run away in the other direction, away from conflict. What we know of corrupted gems is that they’re rather territorial and defensive. They wouldn’t stay anywhere near Jasper or would even attack her knowing their last memory of Jasper was the gem who tracked them down, chased them, and then poofed them.

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Here’s some silly Muppet doodles that I just realized I never put up on Tumblr! I was rewatching the first three Muppet movies and From Space with @kmorrisoncartoons last December and I still like how some of these came out, so here you go!

Pulse Part 10

Part 9

Genre: Light angst, fluff if you squint, mostly a filler
Words: 2,250
Pairings: Bucky Barnes x Reader
Warnings: Injuries, mentions of an aggressive stalker
Summary: Soulmate AU in which one’s heartbeat becomes perfectly in sync with their soulmate’s once they meet.

Originally posted by fuckyeahtonystark


“What the hell were you thinking?”

The words were out of his lips the moment the door had shut behind Peter. They were sharp, and his tongue stressed the curse word, caressing it in a way that drew your attention to his anger. It was obvious in his tone, in the tension of his jaw…

But his eyes told a whole different story. The blue in them, normally sparkling like seawater inspiring you to dive in, looked so dull. They had a panicked look to them now, but they also looked emotionally exhausted, as if behind his eyes, deep down in the core of his being, he didn’t have much left to give. He looked so tired, and the dark circles under his eyes proved him to be.

His shoulders were slumped forward, and he looked as if he were about to fall at any second. But as your eyes traveled toward his hands, you felt guilty, because they were trembling by his sides.

You knew he must have seen you notice because in the next second, his hands were balled into fists to stop the shaking and he was looking away from you.

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((OOC: I made a little list of headcanons for Rowena, tell me what you think 😊

▫Space lesbian (but Bi for that one guy, Mr. Helena'sfatherman) ▫Sharp and quick witted, smart sense of humor ▫is a lover but will also fight ▫empowering feminist and v. Opinionated ▫messy room, papers and books every where, probably a stack of dirty dishes on the floor (Helga once tried to clean her room and she was outraged “EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE IN THIS MESS”, so Helga only sneaks in to clean up the dishes and touches nothing else) ▫fiddles with everything and is antsy and probably has ADD▫know it all and proud, says “well actually” too much▫loves riddles and games▫QUIDDITCH JUNKIE▫competative▫alto singer and doesn’t dance well▫embarrassed of her laugh➡loves making jokes but hates listening to them bc of her laugh▫usually VERY composed▫has a temper▫gets impatient and frustrated but generally p chill ( just don’t get her angry)▫lives by a schedule (dude that she falls for throws her WAY off with lots of surprises and drives her INSANE but she loves him any way)▫few close friends and many lovers ▫knows loads of languages▫picky eater and expensive taste▫has insomnia▫Also love love LOVES art and totally started the mass hoarding of it on the walls of Hogwarts

And a big thank you to @potterdeer for left me use her glorious face for reference ❤❤))

Nerdy Virgin Michael

Pairing: Y/N/Nerd!Michael

Rating: NC-17

Request: Yes

Words: 10.000+

Summary: So this is the last one of the mini series! I can’t believe that it took me that long to write this but at least I did it! Everything is inspired by End Up Here which I wrote a preference about back in 2014 so I sincerely hope you enjoy this very much :-) 

Luke’s Version // Calum’s Version // Ashton’s Version

 #61 End Up Here - 5 Seconds Of Summer

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“Ryan,” Gavin said suddenly. “Can I paint a moustache on you, Ryan?”

“What?” Ryan asked, startled out of his staring - “No!”

“Please, Ryan. Oh my God. It’d be so funny. It’ll be under the mask all day anyway!”

“What if I take my mask off?”

“It’ll shock whoever sees it so much you’ll have time to kill ‘em. Come on Ryan. Don’t be a party pooper. You said you’d wear an animal onesie around, what’s a moustache compared to that?”

He looked so gleeful that Ryan could only roll his eyes and hand over the paintbrush. Gavin let out a delighted sort of squawk and grabbed it.

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“I look like Geoff,” he said.

Gavin couldn’t even reply, too busy doubled over, cackling as though this was the most hysterical thing he’d ever seen. Seeing him laughing and looking so carefree was nice, after the last few weeks, and Ryan couldn’t help but stare at him, smiling fondly.

- from whalehuntingboyfriends’ fic Murdering Mr. Darcy

A Lesson In Statistics

Prompt: The creator of Hamilton was the most anticipated guest speaker at a conference you’ve been planning for months. Since you were the youngest member of the committee, you were given the task to pick up Lin-Manuel Miranda from the airport, nevermind the fact that you didn’t know a damn thing about him.

Pairing: Lin x reader

Words:  6,428 (yikes)

Tagged: @sarajanesmith42

A/N: Welp, I hope you guys like it. Thanks to @how-could-i-do-this for being awesome with giving me suggestions and editing this mess.

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