the cursed amethyst

  • Albus: I don't have a thing for older women!
  • Albus: (muttering under his breath) I don't have a thing for women at all.
  • Scorpius: What was that?
  • Albus: NOThiNg. I SAID N OT H I NG.
This Was a Mistake (Steven Universe)

Summary:(Human!AU) Pearl lives with her two sisters, Blue and Yellow. Being out of the closet is a new concept to her, one that has yet to be implicated towards them. Her girlfriend is loud, open, and willing to beat the crud out of anyone who tries to stop her from being herself. Things happen.

Pairing: Pearlmethyst (Pearl x Amethyst)

Rating: T

Warnings: Spanish cursing out the ears. Also English cursing. Amethyst is Latina and uses that to her advantage.

(As a person who doesn’t speak a lick of Spanish, I have no issue with corrections. Seriously. How do we learn if not for someone coming up and saying “Hey, yeah, no. That’s not the right thing.”)

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  • Crystal Gems: omg yay we saved the day all the shards lived, we lived, we even saved lapis lazuli, and EVERYONE LIVES!!!
  • Steven: yo guys what happened to Jasper
  • Crystal Gems: oh yeah she fell in a giant hole in the ground she's fucking dead lol
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Conversations with @pandorathefangirlqueen! (Aka the sequel to Conversations with Mandareeboo)

The gems need therapy, and I would feel sorry for Ronaldo for under-taking a task such as that. Even a legal therapist would have trouble with the knot of troubles these guys have become.

Talk Dirty To Me

Steven takes it upon himself to teach Lapis and Peridot Earth slang when he worries they’re not fitting in with humans. The lessons are going well until Amethyst finds out and abuses their eagerness to learn more about the intricacies of the English language by offering “advanced courses.” How will Beach City react when the naïve Lapidot duo is unleashed with a full arsenal of curse words?

Everybody keeps saying “Amethyst will be better if she just trains!” and “She’ll never be as good as Jasper, but if she just trains!”

Buddy. Guy. The whole point of “Steven Vs. Amethyst” is that, even with training, there’s only so much Amethyst can really be. Only so strong she can grow physically.

That shouldn’t be considered something embarrassing, or wrong. It shouldn’t be considered hateful to point that out.

I’m proud of Steven for matching up with Amethyst. I’m proud of Amethyst for not being angry at him, but herself, and for trying her damndest even as she was struggling emotionally.

She loves Steven. Steven loves her. The gems love her. But she’s still defective; she’s still going to live and work differently from regular gems. If she didn’t, Homeworld wouldn’t have felt the need to instill the thought that any gem that wasn’t perfect deserved to be crushed.

Amethyst is never going to physically match up to a gem of her making. And that’s fine. What she doesn’t have physically, she has in how loving and strong emotionally and mentally she is. Thousands of years struggling with her own self-worth haven’t stopped her from having fun or joking around; that’s strength.

I think the most telling part of the episode as far as Steven is concerned isn’t Amethyst going “Steven, no, where did that idea even come from?” when he mentions living up to his mother. 

It’s Amethyst going “Oh, fuck, what have we done?”

Like a part of her always knew she was doing this- comparing the two of them.

“I think the reason people are more forgiving of Amethyst is because of what she went through. More people can identify with ‘You think I’m a constant source of disappointment’ and 'I never asked to be made’ even when they have good families due to the sheer emotional turmoil of society and puberty. I myself had great parents who never truly tried to make me feel bad, but Even now i still some times feel like an endless fuckup. I think that’s why people are forgiving of what amethyst has done.”

-Anonymous

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  • The Cursed Amethyst:

“Ever since it was stolen out of India during the Rebellion of 1857, this amethyst has brought its owners nothing but despair and devastation. Known as the Cursed Amethyst or, in a bit of a misnomer, the Delhi Purple Sapphire, the stone now resides in the Vault of the Natural History Museum in London alongside such other precious stones as a Martian meteorite and a "medusa” emerald. Its last owner had it locked away within seven different boxes in a bank safe, where it was not to be removed until three years after his death. 
A Bengal cavalryman named Colonel W. Ferris is said to have brought the amethyst to England after it was stolen out of the Temple of Indra in Kanpur. Yet the beautiful violet stone’s sinister nature was soon manifested when he lost just about everything he owned and his health deteriorated. The same misery happened to his son who inherited the stone, so he gave it to a friend who subsequently committed suicide. In an unsettling twist, that friend had willed the stone back to the son who found the amethyst returned to him with now a body count to its legend. 

A Bengal cavalryman named Colonel W. Ferris is said to have brought the amethyst to England after it was stolen out of the Temple of Indra in Kanpur. Yet the beautiful violet stone’s sinister nature was soon manifested when he lost just about everything he owned and his health deteriorated. The same misery happened to his son who inherited the stone, so he gave it to a friend who subsequently committed suicide. In an unsettling twist, that friend had willed the stone back to the son who found the amethyst returned to him with now a body count to its legend. 

In 1890, Edward Heron-Allen received the stone. Heron-Allen was an ambitious man with an insatiable quest for knowledge, having written books on violin-making, palmistry, and translations of Arabic literature. Yet he soon found himself rattled by a series of disasters. Perhaps not making the connection to his recent acquisition, he gave the stone to a friend who was a singer who suddenly found “her voice was dead and gone,” and she never sang again.
Desperate to be rid of the thing, Heron-Allen tossed it into Regent’s Canal. Yet three months later, after having been rescued from the depths by a dredger, a dealer gave it back to him. Heron-Allen declared the amethyst “cursed and stained with blood” and he had it secreted away in his bank vault within seven locked boxes.
Three years after his death in 1943, as he’d instructed, his daughter unlocked the amethyst and gave it to the museum, although accompanied by a letter that cautioned against the lilac stone’s history of evil, reportedly reading: “Whoever shall then open it, shall first read out this warning, and then do as he pleases with the jewel. My advice to him or her is to cast it into the sea.”

The amethyst went on display in the Natural History Museum in 2007, set within a ring of silver with two scarab beetle beads decorating one end. Yet some believe the curse has yet to fade. Curator Richard Savin states in this Museum Secrets video from the History Channel that on coming with the amethyst from a symposium of Heron-Allen Society: “we drove through the most amazing storm we’d ever witnessed. Lightning was flashing on both sides of the car and my wife was shouting at me: throw that damn jewel away, you shouldn’t have brought it!” Anytime he’s attempted to attend a subsequent meeting he’s gotten violently ill. Of course, he notes, it could all be a coincidence.“

Previously on Dragonslayer-Cosmic,Chaos:

Our heroes have saved Thor from his rocky death. but later discover that Harmon is infected with a piece of his father’s soul. Thor travels into Hamron’s mind to relieve him of that curse, and Amethyst, Harmon’s mother, has reviled she is still alive, but went into hiding for an undercover mission. once our heroes have returned both Thor and Harmon to their old selves, but are preparing to go to war with the Fallen and Galaxtis.