regular show was a big part of the shitty years i had as a high school freshman/sophomore. i would come home and watch the new episodes with my brother, and we thought it was legit the funniest shit. we always thought it’d be cool to live in a park and slack off and play video games.
i'd like to hear your thoughts about the stevenbomb! most fans seem to love it but i kind of have mixed feelings about it tbh
Did the Stevenbomb officially drop yet? Am I allowed to talk about it??
Anyway, thanks for this message, first of all! It’s always great to hear that someone still wants to hear me rant about stuff.
Like you, I didn’t quite know how to feel about the Stevenbomb. On the one hand, it was beautifully animated (as usual) and the soundtracks were amazing (again, nothing uncommon there). There were the usual moments of tenderness and wonder and beauty when Steven visited Homeworld and was introduced to the sheltered and rather fascinating people of the Human Zoo; when he and Greg saw how the loss of Pink Diamond deeply affected Blue and Yellow Diamond; when Steven cried for his father in what he thought were his final moments. Sugar never fails to put emotions on full and intense display and I find that commendable, especially for a children’s show.
(Also, buff Amethysts, EVERYWHERE. Dream come true?? I think so)
However, I found myself disappointed by the lack of…closure. Sugar is infamous for dragging on certain mysteries, but I thought that, by visiting Homeworld, some of the bigger mysteries would be addressed. That was not the case.
There is still the issue of Pink Diamond and the circumstances of her death, for example. What were the first steps that led to the Rebellion? How did Rose, a common quartz soldier, able to slay a Diamond? What drove Rose to kill her at all? Was there negotiation? Or did Rose straight up shatter her in her sleep or something? The details of Pink Diamond’s death were never really discussed. At least we know that the Jaspers and Amethysts were kept as guards and the line of Rose Quartz are preserved in Pink Diamond’s throne room, but…there wasn’t much revealed aside from that.
And where the fuck is White Diamond? Is there even a White Diamond? How is it that, four seasons into this show, we still don’t know anything about her?
We know that her concept exists, seeing as her symbol appears in the Great Diamond Authority seal. You would think that, by going to Homeworld, she would at least be mentioned. Unfortunately, we will only continue to flounder in the dark on this one.
I don’t mind cliffhangers and “stay tuned”s and waiting for answers, but I find that the episodes that actually reveal things about the deeper storyline are few and far in between. Will we have to wait through another slew of filler before we return to the plot? I understand that it’s a children’s show, but this constant waiting game is frustrating. And that’s why I felt the Stevenbomb wasn’t as enjoyable as it could have been.
“I’ve loved you since the first time I saw you. I think I was twelve. It took me three years to pluck up the courage to speak to you. And I was so scared about the way I felt. You know, loving a girl. So I learned how to become a sarcastic bitch to kind of feel normal. I screwed guys to make it go away, but it didn’t work. When we got together it scared the shit out of me. Because you were the one person who could ruin my life. I pushed you away. I made you think things were your fault. But really I was just terrified of pain. I didn’t want to be a slave to the way I feel about you, can you understand? You were trying to punish me back and it’s horrible. It’s so horrible, because really, I’d die for you. I love you. I love you so much, and it’s killing me.”