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Old 07-12-2018, 09:18 AM
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I'm a Garnet

*nods slowly and impassively with shades on*

(I also definitely have Pearl-like tendencies, so Sardonyx would not have been out of the question)
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:29 AM
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Apparently I'm Amethyst? That's unexpected for me.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:48 PM
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I got Opal, wasn't expecting that either. Huh. I'll take it though.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:46 PM
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I also got Amethyst. This wouldn't have fit me even a few years ago, but now I think it fits me a lot better.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:44 PM
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I got Pearl. Aww, I was hoping for Bloodstone.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:18 PM
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A detail that I now really appreciate in retrospect: Smoky Quartz isn't sure what they are upon fusing, and just kinda take a stab at it (presumably getting it wrong).
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:16 PM
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A detail that I now really appreciate in retrospect: Smoky Quartz isn't sure what they are upon fusing, and just kinda take a stab at it (presumably getting it wrong).
Then maybe it should be...

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Old 07-15-2018, 09:02 AM
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Nah. Smoky Diamonds are a thing.

BTW. Considering the show's love of forshadowing...



Discuss.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:08 PM
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I'm against the shipping of characters who already have commonlaw wives.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:13 PM
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I am now watching season 2 of this and Open Book has had an inexplicable emotional effect on me. I was kind of rolling my eyes at how blatantly meta it was at the start but then it got real.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:28 PM
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Joy Ride is fucking brilliant. I missed watching this. I did.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:37 PM
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Please can I skip this Uncle Grandpa ep
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:39 PM
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Please can I skip this Uncle Grandpa ep
It straight up says it's not canon, so yes.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:43 PM
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The Uncle Grandpa episode is more canon than canon itself. It's just eleven minutes. You'll be fine.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:54 PM
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Amazon finally put up the last episode over the weekend so I'm caught up. What a great cluster of episodes. "What's Your Problem" really solidified Amethyst as my favorite character.

I don't really get the criticism that the show is letting Rose off too easy. Pearl is letting her off easy, because Pearl, but Rose has clearly fallen from grace in the other Gems' eyes, to the point where they're re-evaluating what it means to be a Crystal Gem. Not to mention the symbolism of shattering her sword. They still love Rose, but they have to move beyond her, in more ways than one.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:58 PM
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:08 PM
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even despite that scene it's still a relatively awful episode of uncle grandpa
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:39 AM
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I got to the crap "oh no our ship" joke and stopped watching. Life's too short for belaboured meta jokes
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:06 AM
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You should quit while you're ahead, the show is all downhill from there sadly
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:22 PM
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Don't miss this NPR interview with Rebecca Sugar. While some of the questions are very basic, she goes into greater depth on her goals with the show and how she thinks about the characters than I've ever heard before.

A couple of striking details:
Fusion makes healthy, loving relationships cool and fun, which is extremely rare in pop culture.
Part of the inspiration for Garnet was a street harassment encounter due to Sugar being in an interracial relationship (with Ian Jones-Quartey, which I never realized!).
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:26 PM
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I have heard that they drew heavily on their relationship as inspiration for how they depict Ruby and Sapphire - not just their own sense of how the complement each other, but the uncommon experience of spending every moment together with someone, living and working and all.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:40 PM
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Huh! I did not know that either despite kinda following both of them. Makes sense though.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:03 PM
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In that interview she also comes out as a non-binary woman (and also refers to the gems as non-binary women)!
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:14 AM
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You should quit while you're ahead, the show is all downhill from there sadly
heartily disagree
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:18 AM
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You should quit while you're ahead, the show is all downhill from there sadly
Do you mean the Uncle Grandpa episode specifically? (Which is utter garbage start to finish?) Then you're right.

If you mean Steven Universe, go to bed.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:36 AM
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They've been fumbling to get back that Uncle Grandpa energy ever since, you guys can deny it all you want but they clearly jumped the shark there





These are not my actual opinions on Steven Universe, the best show on television
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:16 PM
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ohhhhhhhhhh my mistake you're all good
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:10 PM
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*gets huffy* well exCUSE me but if you got a PROBlem with PIZZA STEVE then you got a problem with ME
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:11 PM
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it didn't even have tiny miracle the robot boy
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:50 PM
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This show

is good.

I took the test and got Pearl.
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