finished the bulletin board. The animals along the edges came out so welllll spending all morning on them was definitely worth it ♡ it’s been added to the Nexus download page under Starry Sky v.2.1 [link]
The help board is still bugging me, though. The pink background looks plain compared to the calendar.
“I really like my life right now, I have friends around me all the time. I’ve started painting more. I’ve been working out a lot. I’ve started to really take pride in being strong. I love the album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I’ve never been closer to that.” - taylorswift (inspiration)
The first time I saw this scene I was like “aww, cute, the whole background turns pink, it seems like Rose is talking to them though Steven singing”
But after most recent episodes… my goodness. This is foreshadowing as damn.
Okay, let’s examine the situation here.
We have two characters, which are color coded as respectively YELLOW and BLUE for this precise scene.
They have both lost a really loved one, more precisely a third PINK character, which is…well, practically dead, as a consequence to decisions they can’t fully comprehend (“She always did what she wanted”).
Even though they reacted differently to the event, they have been profoundly shaken by this loss. They both aren’t able to talk with eachother about what happened, and one of them in particular seems unable to truly accept reality (“Why can’t I move on?”).As a consequence , their relationship has been scratched as well.
But Steven understands. He knows that what they truly need is to talk with “someone who knows what you are going through”, to open up with eachother in order to find closure, to find peace.
Now, those were Greg and Pearl and their emotions about the loss of Rose.
But let’s take a moment and imagine…
How do YELLOW Diamond and BLUE Diamond feel about the shattering of PINK Diamond?
Sadness. Disbelief. Anger, probably.
I think that the “Corruption Cannon” was sent off as a consequence of Pink death. They didn’t care about the rebellion anymore, they didn’t care about their soldiers, about the colony, about the whole planet. They just wanted to end it, they were shaken by the tragedy and it was Pink’s colony anyway, now that she ke gone what is the point in keep fighting over it?
But they were still angry. At least… we know that Yellow Diamond was (and still is). She started experimenting on the gem shards that were collected during/after the war. She created suffering monsters out of the gem that rebelled against the authority, against Pink. She initiated the Cluster. She literally wants “that planet to die”.
The war ended thousands of years ago, Pink has been gone since then and yet she still can’t move on. She can’t forgive what happened. And the same goes for many other gems, per sure, just look at Jasper and Eyeball… but still la different, because they were MADE to serve and adore Pink.
The other Diamonds lost a part of their legacy. They lost one of them, a “sister”, to the hands of simple soldier, something nobody could have ever imagined.
That must be really hard to accept.
It HAS been years.
The rebellion, the war… it’s all over.
The Cluster was stopped.
Rose Quartz, the leader of the Crystal Gems, the killer of Pink Diamond, is gone as well.
Peridot and Lapis, two homeworld gems, have found their home on Earth.
Steven is trying to find a way to heal corrupted gems from both parties (Centipeedles was canonically a soldier of the Diamonds).
Homeworld is running low in risources.
Peridot claims to have the solution that will enable both gems and humans to share the planet without destroying it.
It’s clearly the time for a new beginning.
If they don’t want another war to start all over… it’s necessary for the Diamonds to talk to eachother, find closure and move over.
And Steven might just be the one who will help them.
I still need to fix/finish some of the outlines and shading on this but he’s mostly done ^o^~ I need an opinion on the background though, I might put pink roses in the other corner and fade to pink/white towards him but I can’t decide D":
Also, it will be a few days before I can get back to this as I started work and I have 2 full days of training this week but feel free to send in drawing or writing requests and I’ll get to them in the evenings ^^