universal emotional expressions

No matter who we are, no matter what our circumstances, our feelings and emotions are universal. And music has always been a great way to make people aware of that connection. It can help you open up a part of yourself and express feelings you didn’t know you were feeling. It’s risky to let that happen. But it’s a risk you have to take-because only then will you find you’re not alone.
—  Josh Groban

Actually something I think is interesting is the fact that while “Homeworld” seems to be a technical term, we also haven’t heard them call it any other name except abbreviating that to “Home”.

Even if humans had a multi-planet empire I’m still pretty sure we would call Earth, well, Earth.

And that made me wonder if maybe “Home” is the literal name the Gems gave their planet? Because in Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem Lapis exclusively calls it “Home”, and she only uses “Homeworld” in The Message. And in Mirror Gem and Ocean Gem she’s talking to Steven, who’s never been there. The fact that she wanted to take him to Homeworld seems to suggest that she knows he’s never been there- so she’d probably use its proper name.

And she’s not alone in calling it that- Rose and Pearl both refer to it as “Home” in the conversation seen in Rose’s Scabbard.

So the main planet or planets that would be the heartland of the Gem Empire… may actually, literally be named “Home”.

Because… that’s kind of adorable, actually.