season 1a

Out of all the students Midoriya sends his location to, of course Todoroki is the one who understands it as a distress signal and comes running.

They are so cute (^ω^)

text: “don’t forget, steven’s model can change based on the expressions and proportions of the board drawing!”

since there’s discourse surrounding how one boarder likes to chibify steven more than the others, i’d like to point out that this isn’t new. again, it’s fine to criticize it, i’m not saying that decision is always a winner, but it’s intentional.  

i’ve seen too many hot takes on the show “slowly getting worse” for something that has always been the case. every boarder on the show has their own style, hence you get drawings that almost look like they’d fit in the OK KO verse:

Originally posted by benjandan

(ian jq episode, season 1A) 

and drawings that look very much like rebecca sugar’s distinctive style:

Originally posted by mypreciouslittlelife

(rebecca sugar episode, season 4)

so i think it’s unfair to say season 1 was the “highlight” of steven universe’s artistry, or that it’s been a one-way slippery slope, if that’s how it’s measured. 

again, if you don’t like free boarder expression, that’s okay. this isn’t about whether it’s good or bad. (though it’s not new: adventure time, disney cartoons, and warner brothers cartoons have all done the same thing). 

this is just a nitpick that some of the criticism seems… a little tunnel-vision. almost like they’re trying to make a narrative of su getting worse, instead of accepting this has always been a part of the show (saving the ‘best’ animation for important moments) or something!

Originally posted by estufar

Originally posted by a-peridot

that’s why these scenes look so good. because they’re important. they change the game for the characters involved, and it’s crucial to visually convey the emotion and movement of it. su never “forgot” how to do that.

Johnlock Dates - Season 1

A Study in Pink: a candlelit dinner date while waiting for a serial killer to show up

The Blind Banker: a quick bite in a quaint place while chasing after a smuggling syndicate

The Great Game: cute diner breakfast to recharge before solving another psychopath’s riddle

(just a few more days before s4)