Mediterranean Mermaid Lovers 🌊 ❤
🌊 عاش من شافك (”Meeting you revived me” - used to express longing and affection to loved ones after a long time of not seeing them)
*deep intake of breath*
This took me a month to complete.
(┛`д´)┛ For some reason I decided I would base the design of each mermaid off of real Mediterranean species as much as possible…. even though I did bend that rule quite a few times.
Body: Exocoetus volitans (Blue Flying Fish) Headband: Black pearls
(Mediterranean Parrotfish) Hijab:
Caulerpa taxifolia (a type of seaweed–which I made red instead of green) Hair ornaments: Echinaster sepositus (Red Sea Star/Starfish) and white pearls Bodice:
(Violescent Sea-Whip, a type of coral) Bra:
Paracentrotus lividus (Purple Sea Urchin (but dead))
I have a new format I want to try. Most of my answers to asks are usually long format, but it does take me a while to get to them. @whoneedsausername2016 started this shotgun-answer format by assuring me they were fine with short answers. There are questions that I definitely would like to answer, and there’s a little less pressure to answer them in entire posts when there’s more of them at a time.
It’s a good format for questions that are a little lighter or more related to head canons. Also, for points of clarification and speculation. I’m not sure how many would be interested in this format, but I had a lot of fun doing it, so here’s the first set of answers from the Q&A format, with questions from @whoneedsausername2016. I found these questions interesting and worth sharing and was granted permission to post them :)
1. Did Jasper think it was honourable to
capture the corrupted gems and use them as her own army, with the thought that
she would be giving them another chance to serve the Diamonds?
Answer: Personally, I don’t think so. When she
was talking about the corrupted gems, she was also talking about how Homeworld
had a system and an order that needed to be upheld. That these gems were
already “rejected” at that point meant, at least from her perspective, there
was no such thing as redemption. After all, for Jasper, what mattered was what
you are, not what you can be. That’s why she’s so hard on Amethyst. To
Jasper, there’s no way someone like Amethyst could ever meet Homeworld
standards. Being corrupted means that the gems can no longer be the quartzes
they’re supposed to be. For Jasper, it’s more an inability to see how people
can be strong in different ways, or that the Homeworld standard doesn’t have to
be the only standard. As such, getting the corrupted gems and using them as her
beast army was more a way to reaffirm that these gems couldn’t have the same
level of “respect” afforded to them as uncorrupted gems. She wasn’t really looking at them as fellow quartzes in the first place, rather she saw them as former quartzes. They were just steps in Jasper’s plan to take down the Crystal Gems. In other words, she no
longer recognized them as gems, as individuals.
2. Why wasn’t Jasper hydrophobic after the
whole Malachite incident?
Loving the sun wasn’t a problem until he tried to prove it. Lips chapped from wind and sea salt, hair whipped back from his face, hot wax dripping down his spine - forget the boy with his plumage, golden limbs grasping at nothing as he fell. Treat it like a crime scene. Rewind the tape.
The boy was born with sunshine in his mouth, he kept it pressed beneath his tongue. When he smiled, sunbeams shone through the gaps in his teeth.
Loyal, reckless, the boy gave his heart to no one because it was promised to the sky. The summers he clattered into the house, freckled and scarlet with sunburn, came to look like foreshadowing.
In another world, Icarus falls in love with the earth beneath his feet and stays there. He wears sunglasses and never wakes up for the sunrise, moves to Seattle where it’s foggy year round.
In another world, Icarus still burns and falls, but his father catches him before he hits the water and carries him to shore. They grasp at each other, laughing nervously, even as smoke rises from the back of the boy’s neck.
In another world, Icarus is shot down with a rifle before he rises two hundred feet from the ground. It is a more violent end than the fall, but somehow less tragic.
If the sun is Icarus’ betrothed, and ocean his murderer, then let the fall itself be his marriage vow. From this day forward, the way it always goes, but with a different ending: when Icarus lifts his bride’s veil, he blisters his lips on a kiss that he willingly exchanges for his wings. He scorches in the sun’s arms and is content for one dazzling, resplendent moment before gravity kicks in.
Icarus hits the ocean with a crack like a gunshot. The current wraps around him, swallows him, pulls him deeper than the sun’s desperate rays can touch.
The ocean’s stories belong to no one but herself, her uncharted abyss and shallow pool. The ocean has many secrets, and Icarus is one of them. His golden arms grow pale in the dark, but he can still taste the sunlight in his mouth, honey-sweet where it is caught in his throat.
The seas of Stormheim whipped a great fury across the bow of the ship. Winds and rains poured across the dragonskull prow. The great sails hoisted and, amid chanting in vrykul, the mighty ship known as Stormborn set forth from Stormheim, charted for Sunspire Port. Halenvar stood at the prow of the ship, his mighty relic sword laid across his shoulder. Behind him stood his Valarjar Elite, Ryodan and Zerrick, Scion Valajar and his trusted allies. Vrykul seamen ran across the upper deck, pulling ropes and setting sail. The clear sound of a Val’kyr aspirant rang loud over the winds and storm. Vrykul men and women bent back to the song, the mighty oars cutting into the waves.
Halenvar let loose a blast from his carved horn, the bellow ringing across the water. “Let loose the fury of Odyn and his chosen,” the blast said. Halenvar touched a necklace on his chest, whispering, “The Valarjar come…”
Im starting to think jasper knows more about Rose then shes letting. Or maybe she does know alot bc she had to know her enemy well and just didnt fight her hersef, like she said. Either way she has at least that biggs jasper thats Bismuth says was part of the OG crystal gems.
I’ve made this post before but it’s short and was rushed, so I’d like to map out my thoughts on this a little better.
In ‘Mirror Gem’ and ‘Ocean Gem’ we meet a new Gem named Lapis. And she was pissed that the Crystal Gems kept her in the mirror and hadn’t released her.
Theres been a lot of theories as to why they didn’t release her, some say that the CG’s knew she was a powerful Gem and was scared of what she might do and things of that sorts.
I believe the Crystal Gems thought she was corrupted
Ocean Gem / Mirror Gem
Pearl: How could I have known the Gem contained in that mirror would be so powerful?
I don’t think she said that in a ‘i thought she was weaker then that’ kind of way, but in more of a ‘how is she that powerful’ kind of way.’ Because what they know about corrupted Gems is that they definitely don’t have that kind of consciousness. I think they was just letting her Mirror be her ‘bubble’ kind of like how they let Centi’s ship be her ‘bubble’ in ‘Monster Reunion’
I truly believe Pearl was so stunned that mirror Lapis was talking to Steven because they thought she was corrupted. How would they have known that the mirror protected her from the Diamonds corruption bomb?
I believe Lapis was so pissed that the CG’s didn’t release herbecause she doesn’t know about corruption. To her they shouldn’t have kept her in the mirror just because her Gem was cracked, but she doesn’t know about the utter pain corrupted Gem go through.
Lapis: You three knew i was in there!
We seen in ‘Same Old World’ that she seen the Diamond Bomb, but she didn’t say what it was or comment on it, because she didn’t know what it was.
We’ve never seen her around corrupted Gems. I wonder that when shes learn about corruption and that Homeworld caused it how will she feel? Will she understand why the CG’s kept her in the mirror?