I HOPE WHEN THE MOVIE COMES OUT THAT SOMEONE MAKES A GIF SET OF THE PARALLELS BETWEEN DOC AND LIGHTNING BEING ‘DADS TRYING TO MAKE THEIR KID LAUGH’, WITH THAT FLASHBACK OF DOC MAKIKG LIGHTNING LAUGH AND LIGHTNING DOING THE DANCE ON THE TRAILER TRYING TO MAKE CRUZ LAUGH AND FEEL BETTER
I’ve seen a lot of criticism about the fact that Rose apparently had ten gazillion incredible powers. For me that’s not the problem - I just want consistency. If you’re going to give Rose, who we’re fairly sure was an average Quartz, tons of cool powers, make it so all Gems are super powerful but are told constantly by the Diamonds and higher-ups that such things don’t exist, and attempting to stretch your powers beyond their use in your assigned role would be unforgivable.
Give me a scene where an Amethyst learns she can create pocket dimensions in some unique way. Give me a scene where we learn, maybe from a bitter Diamond or Agate, what Gems are truly capable of - in every individual there is the possibility to create whole worlds, to shape reality for the better.
We see the edges of this theme with Pearl learning how to fight and summon a weapon despite never being created for that role, and with Peridot’s metal powers, but it’s never truly talked about in the context of, Gems are capable of so much more than they are told. Direct parallel to human potential under oppressive societal rules right there. That would be SO relevant to what this show has been trying to say all along, and would keep it consistent. If Gems are overpowered, I’m fine with that - but make it matter. Don’t just have it be one power after another that Rose Quartz gets.
Abbi cura di te. Ogni volta in cui, crescendo, avrai voglia di cambiare le cose sbagliate in cose giuste, ricordati che la prima rivoluzione da fare è quella dentro se stessi, la prima e la più importante. Lottare per un'idea senza avere un'idea di sé è una delle cose più pericolose che si possa fare. […]
E quando poi davanti a te si apriranno tante strade e non saprai quale
prendere, non imboccarne una a caso, ma siediti e aspetta. Respira con la profondità fiduciosa con cui hai respirato il giorno in cui sei venuta al mondo, senza farti distrarre da nulla, aspetta e aspetta ancora. Stai ferma, in silenzio, e ascolta il tuo cuore. Quando poi ti parla, alzati e va’ dove lui ti porta.
“I don’t want any more bloodshed. We’re not here to hurt anyone. We’re going to make this world better, stronger than it’s ever been. Where you failed, Hydra will succeed. But you can choose for that to happen with us as enemies, or allies. I can’t determine that for you. So I guess you have a decision to make.”
“No–I don’t think we do.”
Secret Empire FCBD issue
look, I love Tony here; his world has just shattered and there’s not a second of hesitation. my hero. (and then he still hoped he could fix steve, gahhhh.)