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The Steven Universe thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mr3urious, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    After Steven and the Homeworld Rubies were ejected into space, a bubbled-up Steven gets to interact with one of them -- Eyeball, to be exact. We learn a little more about Pink Diamond as the two squabble. We even get to hear the song that we only heard snippets of in the end credits as the Crystal Gems reunite with him.

    The season 4 premiere gives Peridot a chance to show that she's "smarter than the average Peridot" by capturing a corrupted Gem. Lots of Wile E. Coyote antics ensue in the process.
     
  2. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    "Know Your Fusion" was a great breather episode. Pearl and Garnet want to know about how Smoky Quartz came to be and its abilities, so they form Sardonyx and test out her abilities. I love all the fourth wall breaking and the reference to how they needn't worry about getting Nicki Minaj back to voice Sugilite.
     
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't exactly call it a filler episode, since there is a lot to it. Garnet and Pearl are easily excited for Steven's fusion with Amethyst, but it feels that while part of Sardonix, Pearl is slightly disappointed in the fact they don't have greater powers while Garnet thinks that the fusion is special enough. After all, we just came off a character arc about how Steven and Amethyst both dealt with their shortcomings, and it got actually heartbreaking when even their fusion felt inferior to the point of making increasingly self deprecating comments.

    Also, noticed that they probably do have to pay Nicki Minaj for archival footage, but she wasn't listed in the credits.
     
  4. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Aliens who can regenerate,are thousands of years old, can transport and cry over Rose:

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    This actually confirms one of my theories about her. Also, another theory I had was that she and Ian Quartey Jones were dating, I had been half joking about it for a while but I actually recently found out it was true.
     
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really like this trend of guest anime studios/animators in Cartoon Network shows. First we had Masaaki Yuasa's wonderful spin on Adventure Time, then we had Studio 40C's work on The Fury episode of Gumball, now we have Studio Trigger's collaboration for Garnet's song in this latest episode. Hope to see more of these, especially with SU.
     
  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I loved how we got a sweet little musical number about Stevonnie needing to find balance, followed by
    Steven panicking during training over the enemies he wanted to help and almost getting him & Connie killed in the process.

    And how 'bout the episode before that, where we got to see a little more of the origin of Beach City and its founder? Not to mention his interaction with Rose and the Crystal Gems.
     
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Wow, I just finished watching the most recent episode and all I can say is, that scene with Ruby and Saphire may have been one the most beautiful scenes i've ever seen on TV. I almost cried watching it (mind you, that's probably mostly because i'm tired but...) I think I have a new favorite SU song!

    Also, wow this episode shows us just how much internal conflict Steven has to deal with. The overall message of people coping differently was handled very well.

    And can you imagine how ticked off Connie's strict overprotective parents must've been by the fact that she broke that kids' arm.

    And speaking of the kid, wasn't it a bit odd seeing another kid on the show besides Steven, Connie, Petey or Onion. I don't know why but, it just kind of caught me off guard.

    I wonder what was going on with Rose's army of lions, not only were they lions but they seemed like regular earth lions instead of her lion that Steven currently has.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2016
  9. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    We get some much-needed backstory from Mr. Smiley this time, like how he used to be a comedian (nice actor allusion there) as part of a duo with a chronically-depressed partner. I love how everyone was fooled by Steven's playing of the fortune-telling machine, including those who know him.
     
  10. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Ooooh, Pearl's got a girlfriend! I can't wait to see where this goes! :)
     
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The color on my old TV is screwed up. I totally thought that mystery girl was a Quartz gem because she looked like she had Jasper's skin tone. I double checked it online and she's merely a human brown skin color, rather than orange.
     
  12. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    As of right now, potential storylines that have yet to surface would be the one when (and if) Mrs. Maheswaran were to find out about Steven and Connie's fusion into Stevonnie and how her reaction would affect Steven's and Connie's friendship, in contrast with the events of "We Need To Talk", where Greg witnesses Stevonnie's fusion dance and he offers his support for Connie....
     
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Turns out, Onion talks like his father.

    Great to see that onion actually does have other friends besides Steven, but it's a shame that

    they're only there for the summer, and as fall creeps in, they have to leave and go back to their respective homes, leaving Steven the only one that Onion hangs out with

    Also, it's great to see that even though Steven never got along with Onion before, they've become very close since the episode where they met Vidalia.

    And considering the Crewniverse watches a lot of anime, I can't help think that Onion's gang, especially since they're named after vegetables, aren't partially inspired by Usopp's Veggie Pirate crew from the beginning of One Piece.
     
  14. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Onion's friends were more like a combination of the Lost Boys and the Little Rascals to me.
     
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    UGH.

    Well, it looks like that's the last episode for a while again. Apparently Yoursday is now like one episode of Teen Titans and a movie. Great. CN's going to be a 10 year old crappy movie channel now, I bet.
     
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    On the bright side though, Regular Show is coming back in a couple of weeks. :)
     
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In the meantime, here's a very self-referential short giving a nod to the fan community and react videos.
     
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Haven't watched any current episodes... But I appreciate/am able to catch up "somewhat" since CN's airing a mini-marathon of SU episodes on the weekends all centered around a specific theme/title like Fusions or Peridot's Redemption or Jasper's Corruption which included the episode with Smoky Quartz.

    Makes me ponder...
    Ruby+Sapphire = Garnet.
    Garnet+Pearl = Sardonyx.
    Garnet+Amethyst = Sugilite.
    Pearl+Amethyst = Opal.
    Garnet+Pearl+Amethyst = Alexandrite.
    Steven+Connie = Stevonnie.
    Amethyst+Steven = Smoky Quartz.

    Will the other gems fuse with Steven?
    Will Peridot ever fuse with any of the others?
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yep I think they pretty much nailed the SU fandom. But wow, if that was one of the better episodes of "Crying Breakfast Friends" then i'd hate to see a bad one.
     
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd say it at least gives us enough to go on for what a Crying Breakfast Friends episode is. Remember, this is the show only Steven seems to like. Certainly a nice nod at the SU reaction videos. Especially the "What?! OH...I know what this is." bit.
     

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