do you have any gem placement thoughts for the humans? Greg, the Pizzas, the Frymans, the Maheswarans, the Deweys, Lars, Sadie, anyone else I'm forgetting?
Ooh, that’s really tricky. I think for now I’m just going to focus on Greg.
I think that Greg, if he had a Gem, would be a heart placement. He’s fairly smart, and he’s good at communicating, but he also has a sort of troubled relationship with articulating how he feels- something relatively seldom commented on about his character is that when Greg feels guilty, he tends to fold up and accept whatever blame is put on him. Mr. Greg helps contextualize for us, that, much like Steven sometimes does, Greg feels like he was partially responsible for the Crystal Gems losing Rose, and because of this, he’s kind of let them distance him from his son, and let them push him away, because he feels like he deserves it- The Message was him really starting to push back and I think that’s part of his recovery and grieving process. He’s starting to let go and move with his feelings.
This is something we see the canon heart Gems struggling with. Amethyst has internalized a lot and when hurt she folds inwards, withdraws from others. Yellow Diamond has bad blood relevant to Earth that she’s been holding onto for 5,000 years and driving away whatever remains of her support network the entire time.