I don’t think enough people actually…talk about the listening party of “if I could fly” ….like…they straight up played young Larry clips In The Theatre™….like it was so clearly Harry and Louis focused. What the fuck was that. What the fuck am I supposed to do with that information. I can’t sleep at night knowing this actually happened.
Peter could hear his parents talking to his aunt and uncle in the other room, but he wasn’t paying attention to what they were saying. His eyes were glued on the evening news that had been left on when everyone had left the room.
The newsman was talking about a press conference that had happened earlier that day, something about Tony Stark and a new robotic hero that had been seen fighting at Stark Industries over the weekend.
Peter’s hands clenched around the toy robot he held in his hands as he watched the red and gold one on screen. The picture was shaky and blurry, but Peter could clearly make out the red and gold robot fighting the big gray robot on screen. The face of it looked angry, its eyes radiating a bright blue that matched the circle of light in its chest. Peter gasped as the robot - Iron Man, as the newsman called him - caught the car that the other robot threw in his arms, gently placing it on the ground before taking off after the other guy.
“Woah,” Peter whispered, clutching his toy tighter.
CAN PEARL, GARNET AND AMETHYST GET THEIR SHIT TOGETHER AND RECRUIT THEIR TWO RELATIVELY OP BACKUPS AT THE BARN TO HELP THEM???
I’m sorry but what the hell man, it’s annoying, do you guys know how annoyed I got when Pearl said “That’s why we don’t listen to her.” regarding Peridot? You’re supposed to be the smart one, Pearl. Get your head out of your ass and listen to themore qualified(yes, sorry Pearl fans but Peridot is the better enginner there) pilot and engineer that could have easily taken you guys to the Human Zoo safely and avoided a lot of heartache for Steven.
You go on a search for missing people and ignore that you have a gem that could easily fly over the city and help A LOT with the search? You fight gems and ignore that you have an INCREDIBLY POWERFUL ally with control over water in a costal city AND another ally that has control over metal, again, in a city ANDthat haspoofed what was considered the perfect quartz soldier while she was barely in control of her powers.
I can understand that the crew thinks it would be too easy but the way they’re going about this just makes the 3 of them (at least Pearl and Garnet since they’re still mostly the ones in charge) seem arrogant and reckless.
If that was the point and it will be brought up in the story great. If not please consider at least giving them a REASON as to why they can’t call on Lapis and Peridot to help because it’s not as if they’re too far, especially when one of them can fly.
Plus what really was the point of redeeming these characters if you’re going to stop working on them or using them for anything important as soon as they “turn good”. And don’t even get me started on Lapis.
I really want to trust that the crewniverse knows what they’re doing but this has been going on for a while now and it’s hard to ignore it.
*accepting an award* I brought my little brother, Hiro, as my plus-one, and when I told him I was nominated for this award, he told me that if under any circumstances I won, I had to say the following things: You guys are idiots. I am neither hot nor smart. And Hiro Hamada- God, do I have to say this?... Hiro Hamada is the freaking coolest. He is fly as hell... Do people even say "fly" anymore?... And he could have a professional rap career... if he wanted to. But he's too chill and wants to lay low... Also, if Moana Waialiki is here, he will be backstage for the next forty-five minutes.
Sae, accepting an award: I brought my colleague, Akechi, as my plus-one, and when I told him I was nominated for this award, he told me that if under any circumstances I won, I had to say the following things: Sae: You guys are idiots. I am neither hot nor smart. And Goro Akechi- God, do I have to say this? …Goro Akechi is the freaking coolest. Sae: He is fly as hell…Do people even say “fly” anymore?…And he could have a professional rap career…if he wanted to. But he’s too chill and wants to lay low… Sae: …Also, if Risette is here, he will be backstage for the next forty-five minutes.
Wolf 359 is a red dwarf star in the leo constellation and it’s weird. In the year negative a billion Wolf 359 might not have been there. In the year negative forty thousand, and you could fly to it, and some people flew to it, then they got stuck, some stuff blew up and now there’s a lot of death because it’s awful. So now there’s people on the station and they’re basically sort of hanging out around the failing life support and drinking seaweed coffee and using the latest technology, like the comms panel and Hera. Ding dong it’s Lovelace and she’s got some cray shit from the past. like PTSD and crazy conspiracies. Now you can scream at how fucked you are. that means if you’re fucked you don’t have to do your job, and you can be lazy, which makes you happy. Panic and disaster spread across the land for years. The most important missions were the Hermes, Lovelace, and some others, but the most important is this one.
Knock knock, get the door, the star’s blue. The aliens in the star wanted to try this hot new thing (communicating) that’s a lot more deadly than they think. “please talk to us” they said. “no” said everybody. “try iiiiit” they said. “no” everyone said, quieter this time. And so the star was blue and everyone nearly died. Then the Hephaestus was taken over by another clique (the SI-5) and they made some changes, like making everyone follow protocol, making them act more like the military, which follows protocol. “hey Kepler” they said. “hey dipshit” said Kepler. “can you call us something else other than dipshit?” they asked. “like what?” said Kepler “how about esteemed coworkers?” they said and Lovelace decided to kill them and steal their ship to get home. Then they stopped changing the rotation orders every five seconds, and they finally killed the plant monster, get that squared away. Some weird people named Pryce and Carter were bored and they got Funzo, so the crew plays Funzo and it was great for a long time. The Hephaestus turned into such a fun place they didn’t really give a shit about doing work.
So if you don’t like the SI-5 how are you supposed to get them off your ship? Make some napalm. Everyone started making napalm. Lovelace made napalm. Eiffel who did not want to make napalm did not make napalm. The napalm stocked up in the weird death chair room, and they stopped listening to Kepler, they still let Kepler be the Commander but everyone actually listened to Minkowski.
Breaking news, Minkowski’s attacking the SI-5. “We have napalm” they said “please respect us or we may kill you violently.” “okay” said Kepler. So Lovelace came over, ready for war, and she died. But Minkowksi kept trying and had a nice time ~~fighting~~ killing Maxwell, but then Hilbert died too. Kepler beats Minkowski, then Minkowski beats him back and throws him in the brig and makes the Hephaestus its own crew again. And the Colonel can still calmm himself colonel if he wants, that’s fine.
It’s time for a funeral. Usually it’s for people you like, but that would only be Lovelace, so Eiffel tries to get hera to play nice and have a psuedo funeral thing. She says okay. But Jacobi didn’t wanna, so what’re they gonna do? Vote now on your phones. And everyone voted so hard the station’s power went out and music started playing. Kepler didn’t actually care, he was off somewhere being an asshole. And the whole structure fell apart, everyone was fighting with each other, it was anyone’s game.
Knock knock, it’s aliens. They’re not taking over, they just wanna bring Lovelace back to life. And wouldn’t it be nice to pretend to be a human, which right now is dead, with no one controlling them? And the aliens stole the idea of being human, and brought Lovelace back to life. Twice. And it goes very well.
told by Virginia Hamilton and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
“The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up.”