For the "send me a tv series and I’ll tell you" prompt : Steven Universe
- my all-time ultimate fave character:
She’s been my favourite since Warp Tour. The fact that she just appeared and literally the first thing she did was turn her hand into a touch screen - I mean, how cool is that?! I absolutely loved her design so much as well and I still miss the limb enhancers an awful lot, if I’m honest.
I’ve never been able to relate to a character on the same level as I relate to Peridot. It’s literally uncanny at times (even family members who watch the show have commented on how similar we are lol).
I just love her so much, she’s the best and I want her to be happy.
- a character I didn’t used to like but now do:
There’s never really been a character that I’ve actively disliked. I had concerns about Yellow Diamond potentially ending up being a bit of a “one dimensional” villain at first (I didn’t “dislike” her but worried that it might end up that way) - but the latest Steven Bomb completely obliterated this concern. And now I like Yellow Diamond a lot.
- a character I used to like but now don’t:
There isn’t one, to be honest! There are some that I don’t like quite as much as I used to, but none that I fully dislike.
- a character I’m indifferent about:
I guess I could take or leave some of the human characters, but I do mostly like them.
- a character who deserved better:
Like, I’m not even joking here, I was so sad when she corrupted. I know she’s no angel but she didn’t deserve that fate, it was cruel. It won’t last forever though, I’m sure (I actually think she’ll be the first corrupted Gem that Steven heals…)
Shout-out to Lapis as well. I know things are really looking up for her now and she’s found happiness at long last, but really… her past was so messed-up. Holy shit, being trapped in a mirror for millenia to then be imprisoned again - that’s actually horrendous.
- a ship I’ve never been able to get into:
A//me/dot, for sure. I’ve only ever seen them as friends - and would never even have considered it being a ship if it wasn’t for seeing people posting about it online.
- a ship I’ve never been able to get over:
Lapidot has literally been my OTP since like July/August 2015, if that counts.
I don’t just mean “OTP for this specific show”… I mean literally my favourite pairing of all time ;_; Just make it canon already, please! I love them so much, they’re perfect for each other and they bring me so much happiness. Oh my god you have no idea how much I love this ship (…well, I guess maybe my blog might give you some idea lol).
If I wasn’t already shipping it before they interacted (thanks to the fandom), Barn Mates would have honestly made me ship it.
- a cute, low-key ship:
It’s getting progressively less low-key by the day, in all honesty (thanks to some of my mutuals, you know who you are) but: Pearlmethyst! I’m not as passionate about this one as I am Lapidot, and I don’t get in-depth about it or anything like that on here, but I do like it a lot :3
- an unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it:
Probably Garnidot. I mean, it’s not “unpopular” in the sense that people dislike it or anything, but it’s just that not that many people seem to ship it.
- a ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened:
Anything involving Steven with one of the Gems…
- my favourite storyline/moment:
Omg this is a bit of a hard question.
Lapis’ introduction to the show is the thing that made it go from “this is a cute show” to “omg I love this so much”. It suddenly made the show’s world that much bigger, and Lapis herself became my favourite character at that point (she’s a very close second to Peri nowadays).
The end of season 1 - specifically The Return/Jailbreak - needs a mention. That was sooo intense, honestly. And “Stronger Than You” is still my favourite song in the show.
Honourary mention to Friend Ship - the epsiode that made me love Peridot even more than I did already, and also the episode that made me say “…well, now I know which character I want to cosplay as next!”
I enjoyed Peridot’s redemption, on the whole - but particularly when she called Yellow Diamond a “clod” lol, what a moment!!
Barn Mates is obviously a big one for me. After almost a year of shipping Lapidot, we got some sweet on-screen interaction that basically confirmed that the ship might actually become a thing! I just love seeing these two together, so I’m also gonna throw Beta, Gem Harvest and The New Crystal Gems out there. Seeing their relationship grow and develop has honestly been an absolute joy - and so, if I did have to choose only one storyline/moment from the show as my #1, it’d probably have to be “the Lapidot story” :’)
- a storyline that never should have been written:
…I don’t want to answer this for fear of being hounded for saying it.
I think some of you could hazard a guess as to what it is, though.
- my first thoughts on the show:
“Oh hey, this is a cute show! I think I could get into it…”
- my thoughts now:
Literally my favourite TV show of all time.