For the season that has gotten the most backlash, I realized that a lot of my favorite moments in the whole entire series have actually come out of season 4, so I just wanna share them (yes this is long, sorry):
that part in Kindergarten Kid when Peridot bubbles her gem and asks “so where does it go?” and Steven answers “home.” Confirmation that Peridot finally viewed the barn, and more importantly the earth, as her home, like that was fuckin precious??
in Know Your Fusion when Steven and Amethyst fuse and Garnet is just. in the background squealing for like a solid 10 seconds. Also at the end of the ep when Pearl tells Amethyst she’s been such a good influence on Steven, like my girl getting the credit she deserves? Yes bitch!!
The entirety of Mindful Education.Here Comes a Thought still makes me cry, that’s not even a joke
That part in Future Boy Zoltron when Steven says to Mr. Smiley “You said you were always trying to make him happy. Did he even know he was making you sad?” In all seriousness, I did not expect that quote to resonate with me so much, like people should not sacrifice their own happiness for the sake of someone else’s, that was some deep and relatable shit that hit me real hard, which I did not expect from an ep titled future boy zoltron.
The entirety of Last One Out of Beach City. You guys don’t understand when I say this is my favorite episode, I would Actually die for it
The dinner scene in Gem Harvest and Lapis making that mirror joke? Iconic.
WHAT’S. THE. USE. OF. FEELING. BLUE.
“There is no Amethyst, only Garnet.” Lapis’ bad british accent debuting in The New Crystal Gems, 57/10
My boy Steven finally venting at the end of Storm in the Room, god bless
That one fucking Pearl face from Rocknaldo, I don’t have the screenshot but you know the one.
Steven and Amethyst!!! Killing me softly with their cuteness in Tiger Philanthropist plus my angel Amethyst’s self-confidence arc coming to a close because she finally feels good about herself, I cried real tears
The entirety of Room For Ruby. Just all of it. Lapis’ laugh at the end specifically shot that ep into my Top 5. 10000/10
Really though, I love all of these moments dearly, I love that this season gave them to me, and I love that I can look back on them and they just make me happy.
“Everyone knows now that “God Only Knows” was Paul’s favorite song—and not only his favorite Beach Boys song, but one of his favorite songs period. It’s the kind of thing people write in liner notes and say on talk shows. When people read it, they kind of look at that sentence and keep going. But think about how much it mattered to me when I first heard it there on Sunset Boulevard. I was the person who wrote “God Only Knows,” and here was another person—the person who wrote “Yesterday” and “And I Love Her” and so many other songs—saying it was his favorite. It really blew my mind. He wasn’t the only Beatle who felt that way. John Lennon called me after Pet Sounds—phoned me up, I think the British say—to tell me how much he loved the record.”
– Brian Wilson, 2016
(PAUL: “I played it to John so much that it would be difficult for him to escape the influence.”)
There’s still time to wring a last little bit of goodness out of this summer. Here’s another couple of Driver-curated playlists! Volume 5 is a general mix of good stuff, and 6 is a special collection of torch songs and not-love songs. Enjoy.
i feel kind of like a broken record here, stuck on the “you babes are the fucking best & i sincerely appreciate your support & thoughtful commentary & advice & friendship” part of the ditty, but seriously. thank you.
blue velvet // lana del rey ❁ boys // charli xcx ❁ daydreamer // young the giant ❁ everywhere // fleetwood mac ❁ god only knows // the beach boys ❁ green eyes // coldplay ❁ hey angel // one direction ❁ i would do anything for you // foster the people ❁ leather and lace // stevie nicks w. don henley ❁ let me go // jagara ❁ lost in your light // dua lipa feat. miguel ❁ milk // the 1975 ❁ nighttiming // coconut records ❁ pink sunglasses // miranda lambert ❁ poet // bastille ❁ quit // lany ❁ rocket ship // san cisco ❁ respectable // the rolling stones ❁ secret door // arctic monkeys ❁ so young // portugal. the man ❁ yellow // coldplay