Did anyone notice that this episode was literally directed at the fandom?
“Who are you to tell anyone how to be a Crystal Gem? You’re just a guy with a blog!"
The way Ronaldo was criticizing everything, about Connie and Steven not being "crystal gem” enough, is kind of what the fandom does, criticizing every little thing about the characters and the way the plot is developing.
Steven says “Bloodstone” is being selfish and just wanting things to happen to please himself.
I really felt like Steven was talking to us as the fandom too when he said “ This is my life! Do you even care about that?”
The fandom kind of demands certain things, like the pairings that are "acceptable” The way the fandom freaked over Zuke drawing a “Lapidot” Picture… The way people analyze and over analyze every aspect of the show, getting angry when episodes are “filler” and demanding the plot move forward.
I think what Steven and the crewniverse were trying to say in this episode was summed up well.
The show is about him, not us. It’s about Rebecca Sugars vision, not about what we think is right or wrong.
This fandom should be about love and acceptance.
That’s what it’s all about, guys. That’s what drew us all to this show in the first place.
Believe in Steven