steven universe episode 1:
steven thinks that eating his favorite ice cream sandwiches is the trick to activating his magical powers
steven universe episode 132:
after sacrificing himself for his friends, falsely claiming that he's responsible for the war crimes seemingly committed by his dead mother, boarding a space ship with the knowledge that he will likely never return home again, going on trial against two powerful alien dictators who want to murder him, getting chased by death drones, teaming up with a band of social outcasts, and watching his friend die violently in a desperate act of goodwill, steven discovers that his tears are the secret to resurrection and travels back to earth through his no-longer-dead friend's hair to reunite with his family
i would just like to point out that the recent conversation surrounding the male birth control trials isn’t just “lol weak men can’t deal with side effects” it’s the fact that when they were testing hormonal birth control for women in the 50s & 60s, the side effects were much worse, and the women who participated in them, mostly in puerto rico, were not told about the side effects or that the drug was experimental
and THEN when women dropped out, they started using incarcerated women as their guinea pigs, and then despite the fact that some scientists who participated in the original trials were like “uh i don’t think this is actually good, it’s making a lot of these women sick,” the pharmaceutical industry & fda were like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and approved it for the general population anyways, without really warning women about the potential for all these negative side effects
and THEN researchers basically ceased to do any type of research on side effects like depression and decreased libido for 50 years, despite the fact that women were still complaining about them, and because there was no “hard evidence” of these side effects, a lot of doctors basically just assumed women were exaggerating or making it up. and that continued until the first major studyof depression in women who take hormonal contraceptives was released just. this. year.
Solangelo will always have a special place in my heart, not because they were well developed or because they’re perfect together, but because they were literally the first gay couple I’d ever seen depicted in a ya novel. At that point I didn’t even really know there was queer media so I just read what everyone else read: Harry Potter, pjo, the hunger games trilogy, etc. but hoo and toa were the first time I’d read about a gay boy/relationship in ya fiction and I immediately clung onto it bc holy shit they’re gay!! They’re literally gay right there in front of my eyes in this series that I’ve loved since I was nine!! This series that I adore has someone, a happy couple, like me! It was groundbreaking and even though I barely had any connection to will solace and they’re relationship was sprung out of nothing, I clung onto it like it gave me oxygen, even when everyone shit on it for being rushed and underdeveloped (funny how they’re the main target for that particular criticism when it’s true of literally EVERY ship except percabeth in hoo) and idk I just couldn’t forget about solangelo or ever possibly hate it bc it’s a part of me now. A very very happy and giddy part.