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Welp, time to show what I doodled for the Steven Bomb 2.0 during my work breaks. Doodle #1 inspired after watching “Sworn to the Sword”, Garnet and Steven are the comedy duo! Doodle #2 inspired by “Rising Tides/Crashing Skies”, the only important part of the episode: Steven riding Square Mom’s afro! Now it’s official she enjoys when he does that. Doodle #3 inspired by “Keeping it Together”, the Garnet feels killed me! I wanted to draw her crying. I’m trash. And doodle #4 chibi Crystal Gem pile from “Chille Tid”.

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anonymous asked:

The image Stevonnie had of Rose in "Mindful Education" was truly something. I could never pin down what the look on Rose's face meant - Disappointment? Anger? A mixture of both? I know that it was Steven's image of what he believes Rose would look like, but the whole moment was just heartwrenching. Your thoughts?

I feel like my conflict here is I’m unsure if the imagery of Rose in that scene suggests that Steven is scared of falling short of Rose- thus perceiving Rose as judging him- or if it suggests that Steven is at this point scared of Rose.

Because if you think about it, those three people, Eyeball, Bismuth, and Jasper- are all people who have rather sharply exposed him to a much less positive view of his mother.

Bismuth was betrayed and trapped by Rose, who she thought she could trust. This does not send a good message and I don’t think Steven thought Rose was justified- he bubbled Bismuth because he didn’t know what else to do, but I really doubt that’s the final say on the matter.

Eyeball is even less subtle. She describes Rose as cruel, and views her as a murderer. And all Garnet has to say on the subject is “But Steven, it was the Right Thing To Do” which goes against everything he stands for. Nothing about the fall of Pink Diamond is framed to us as it was supposed to be righteous. 

And that brings us to Jasper. Jasper, who basically her entire life has been contextualized by what Rose did to Earth, to Pink Diamond. You can’t say Jasper needs to get over Rose and get a life because this is her entire life. Basically nothing about Jasper’s situation is not attached to Rose and it’s left Jasper a massively stressed, insecure, broken mess of a person. It is not an exaggeration to say that Rose’s actions directly or indirectly ruined Jasper’s life.

So this raises a question here- did that scornful-looking image of Rose appear because Steven feels like in failing to help these people, in failing to know how to respond to them and connect with them, that he’s failed the person he’s supposed to live up to?

Or did it appear because Steven is starting to realize that Rose wasn’t an ideal, but her own person- and that person, at this point, scares him because of what she was willing to do and consider justified in her protection of Earth? 

I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s some of both, or that even those ideas might interplay- that Steven realizing that for the first time he maybe doesn’t want to grow up to be Rose Quartz 2.0 also comes with a certain amount of nested fear that his closest family adored Rose, is still grieving her, and have tried to encourage him to live up to Rose’s legacy- and I don’t think that was conscious or deliberate, but I think when it comes to the Crystal Gems, I don’t think any of them really considered that Steven might actively and specifically go a very different route than Rose did.

And even if those expectations have never been discussed explicitly, Steven’s perceptive. He’d be aware of that. And it would be scary to have that kind of break with the Crystal Gems. I’m willing to bet Amethyst would take Steven’s side on the matter pretty readily, but Garnet and Pearl, who are entrenched in the history of the war… it wouldn’t be so simple for them to let go.

anonymous asked:

i think its super gross how Garnet unfusing used to be this really shocking bad thing - and that makes sense because Garnet BEING herself means so so much! And now they just unfuse every single episode like it's nbd :( Don't they remember they used to write episodes where Garnet was a whole entirely different person? She even sang a song about this very fact?

im pretty sure they only kept her fused because it was a secret. now they just dont care, writing a 3-dimensional black woman is too much work when you can just split her into 2 1-dimensional characters

Todays theme of the Jaspernet bomb is/was fusion.

Honestly didn’t have much of an idea for this one, so here’s a sketchy idea of a possible fusion design.

It’s a uhhh… Sunstone and her weapons are pilebunkers.

anonymous asked:

do you think there is a possibility that jasper knows that steven isn't rose but is just going with it out of desperation? she's seen him fuse with a human and a gem, gave him a black eye, which requires blood, and knocked him unconscious instead of poofing him. I don't think it was a coincidence that this all happened when she was around

Oh Jasper knows something’s different about Rose, she said as much in The Return when she immediately started questioning Steven. It’s a bit of a leap of logic to insist that this person who has Rose’s exact gem and powers must not be Rose but her hybrid son and Rose is gone forever.

It’s much easier to figure that Rose has changed herself somehow, but only superficially. Hell, even Amethyst initially thought so as we see in Three Gems And A Baby. Garnet thought Rose wasn’t only what was in Steven, but she still anticipated that Rose would still be there as an obvious part of Steven, and as a result Steven would be like Rose, but more than Rose- not a completely different person. That’s a hard thing to understand for Gems.

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anonymous asked:

I broke with my only friend because he hurt me so much, and it will never be like before, so I decided it was better not being friends anymore. But I feel so lonely, because now I don't have anyone and I'm terrible at making new friends. Can Garnet give me advice on how to be strong?


Breaking it off with a friend is never easy to do, but sometimes it’s the healthiest thing to do. You’re going to feel bad, because you’re still healing. And that’s totally normal and ok!

You will make new friends, even if you don’t think you can. I know you will. Life always throws a curveball, and you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by people who love you so much.

And you never know, you may end up rekindling your friendship someday! You never know what the future may bring.

anonymous asked:

Even in grief and not knowing what humans are, it's still fucked up that none of the gems stopped her nor have held her accountable for, anything. Pearl's writing reqlly had fallen and the rose grief plot at this point is, repetitive and tiring. Don't you wish the writers actually made her grow and gave as much attention to garnet and ame?

Okay, couple of things here:

That scene was about all three Gems? It was literally about all three of them. So first, “gave as much attention to Garnet and Amethyst”… okay.

Second: 

I have encountered a bunch of media in which the male main character spends the entire series grieving the loss of a dead lover/partner in many way more destructive ways than Pearl has been towards Steven. Which part of “being with Rose for at least five thousand years and having to cope with losing her when Rose was a major part of Pearl’s motivation for staying on Earth in the first place” strikes you as something that she’s just going to Get Over ™ and never speak of again?

How about all the progress she has made, in acknowledging and respecting Steven as a peer, in potentially pursuing a new relationship via her interactions with S, in getting out and interacting with the world around her more and more, in how literally in that episode the Gems all talk about how they felt at the time and how they made bad decisions?

How about the fact that unlike episodes like Rose’s Scabbard where we see Pearl showing a strong tendency to gloss over unpleasant details, in this episode, we saw complete honesty in how the characters were narrated- including from Pearl who was okay telling this story- and that’s a big deal. The scene with Pearl grabbing Steven’s gem was deliberately uncomfortable and this is how Pearl herself, one of the narrators, frames it.

Hell, she realized it was wrong at the time

As for “that scene was uncomfortable and alarming” yes, congrats, it was supposed to be, these are people who are grieving in a myriad of ways, not all of them especially healthy. 

Notice how Baby Steven had absolutely no distress at Pearl touching his gem? Notice how that stopped her before she did anything to cause him distress?

So… to answer your question: no, I don’t “wish the writers made her grow” because that’s exactly what the writers have been doing?

anonymous asked:

I was thinking about gem clusters and now my heart is broken. They seem to be passive (enough to put them in gowns) until another gem shows up, and even then, they don't really "attack". Like with Garnet, they mostly just try to grab people/gems and hold onto them. But it comes off as aggression because of how they look and sound combined with the fact that they can't really speak. I think they're aware of what happened to them and looking for help. They must be in so much pain all the time :(

D: oh no my heart too

-Attilee

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anonymous asked:

I've been thinking about the hinted possibility of Peridot having "redemption," and I think it would actually be very useful from a story construction perspective. Garnet and Pearl have been concerned for a while that their enemies are "modern gems with modern gem technology," whose weaknesses they don't know or understand. But Peridot would, which would help the Crystal Gems and also act as a vehicle for the audience to learn a lot more about the Homeworld.

I would be 400% on board with this, both because of how it’ll let the story develop and because I will throw money at the computer for more Peridot screentime.

Personally, I’m even more in love with the idea of, not so much “redemption”, but forced cooperation between Peridot and the Crystal Gems. Like, maybe she’s sort of the Crystal Gems’ prisoner but they don’t really know what to do with her. Or maybe she’s with them because it’s her best bet of finding a way home and it’s the Gems’ best bet of finding out what Homeworld is doing. Either way they’re cooperating, and hating every second of it.

I just want pseudo-prisoner!Peridot who is a relentless sarcastic asshole 100% of the time and the Gems all want to strangle her but they know for the sake of Earth that they need to let her live. Steven kind of likes her.

anonymous asked:

Garnet is so heartbreakingly sweet I almost can't take it. Like I appreciate the direction they've taken her character in so much. She's quiet ad strong but she's also sweet and compassionate and understanding. She's just this pillar of support and love, even when the other gems don't recognize it. I can't wait for the episode(s) where Garnet's finally the one who needs them.

ah, same here! Garnet definitely feels the need to be strong for everyone and I think it really wears on her and she tries not to show it. I’d really love an episode where she can’t keep it up anymore and needs to lean on Amethyst and Pearl for support because I think that would be such a wonderful exploration of her character and a really nice look at the relationship of the three of them

anonymous asked:

Do you think we will never see Alexandrite ever again? Now that peridot is part of the team I don't think they will fuse without her :(

I think we’ll definitely see her again. She’s representative of the relationship between Garnet(Ruby/Sapphire), Amethyst, and Pearl and that will always be fundamentally different than their relationship with Peridot, since they’ve known each other much longer. So there will always be times when Alexandrite is more appropriate than whatever their fusion with Peridot would be. Afterall, Opal, Sugilite, and Sardonyx are still formed even though Alexandrite is an option.

thehoneybeewitch  asked:

(Now I know that literally it's music put in to make the show interesting, but think creatively:D) Do you think that the music we here during fusion dances is being generated by the gems themselves? Stones do vibrate at certain frequencies, and will sometimes even bounce sound back. Maybe that's one of the reasons Sugilite is so much easier for them than Opal: Garnet and Amethyst have techno and club music, while Pearl has classical. Their natural songs don't 'mesh' as well? Just an idea:)

That might be the case, sure!!

-Attilee