I’m 99% sure the universe has decided to give us a break after a shitty year, because in less than 48 hours we have gotten
1. Sombra, who’s pretty gay
2. Jeremy Shada and Space Ranger Partners which is also pretty gay
3. Yuri on Ice episode 7 which isn’t even subtle, it’s gay as fuck
You know what i noticed about the Crystal Gems recently? Each one represents a different frame of mind.
Pearl is stuck in the past, she is constantly seeing reflections of the past wherever she goes (such as Steven and Rose parallels, various battlefields, gem enemies they fight, she is often reminded of the war and doesn’t fail to tell Steven about the conquests). Pearl can literally project her past for others to see, and her nostalgic relationship with Rose defines her entire existence, even after so many years have gone by. She can’t move on. Her past controls her, and drives her.
Amethyst stays in the present, she strives to define herself by her current actions rather than past or future ones. She “lives in the moment”, and doesn’t think about the consequences of her actions. What’s happening now matters most to her, not what happened back then (which might be a thematic explanation as to why she and Pearl clash so often) and what happens in the future. She’s impulsive, and often doesn’t think, because she lives in the present.
Garnet looks to the future, not only does she have literal future vision, but Garnet can see solutions and outcomes that the other gems don’t see (due to them being wrapped up in their past/present). She’s often the one with the plan, she’s one of the better fighters, Garnet’s ability to see future outcomes - literally and figuratively - benefit the whole team. However, this also mean she doesn’t see the “current picture” easily.
Gravity Falls Fans:
[50 FAN THEORIES ON HOW DIPPER IS STILL UNDER BILL'S INFLUENCE, 100 SCREEN CAPS OF DIPPER'S BENT ARMS, 500 DETAILED POSTS ON HOW DIPPER BENDING HIS ARMS RELATES TO GRAVITY FALL'S MYSTERY AND HOW THE EXACT, PIXEL-PERFECT ANGLE PROVES THAT BILL IS STILL POSSESSING DIPPER]
SHE PROBABLY THINKS THIS IS ALL HER FAULT. THAT IT’S HER FAULT ROCK HAD TO GO TO THE AMAZON, THAT ITS HER FAULT HER BROTHER ALMOST DIED. SHE PROBABLY THINKS THAT IF SHE’D VOLUNTEERED AND TAKEN UP THE MEGA MANTLE ALL OF THIS WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED AND I’M JUST
It’s been two years almost to the date since I drew that first picture, and since then I really feel like I’ve grown as an artist, even if only a little bit.
Whenever I’m feeling down I like to do art comparisons like these. It shows to me that despite what I may think, there is subtle progress, and throughout life we are always getting better at what we do. Doing things like this shows that practice does in fact do so much to better yourself as an artist, and as a person as a whole. It’s a wonderful life lesson that I have to remind myself of every day, and thank god it exists.
I think my favorite part of that smash tournament was when Mega Man used the smash ball. The crowd screamed, the announcers started shrieking “SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT!!!!” everyone in that entire theater regardless of who they wanted to win freaking yelled at the tops of their lungs. all over Mega Man. A franchise all but abandoned.
people still care about mega man. people still love mega man.