Steven Universe |OT| Diamonds are Unbreakable....I guess

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I also find it very interesting how Pink was apparently really good at throwing parties....now who else do we know is good at planning parties?
 

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Felt very short, but gave us some interesting tidbits.
The fact that there seem to be a lot of gems who just get stuck being wall decorations or combs is uh kinda horrifying.

Also missed the thing about
extraction being each diamond's way of providing the fluids that give other gems life. When Yellow says the sauna is "new" she probably means it was built sometime after Pink left and everyone stopped hanging out together, thus it was missing Pink's diamond on the floor.
 
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Felt very short, but gave us some interesting tidbits.
The fact that there seem to be a lot of gems who just get stuck being wall decorations or combs is uh kinda horrifying.
I thought that at first, too, but after all that extraction chamber stuff and Steven creating a new Pebble with his tears, I think it's more that the Diamonds' life juice gave life to the innanimate materials around them.
 

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I thought that at first, too, but after all that extraction chamber stuff and Steven creating a new Pebble with his tears, I think it's more that the Diamonds' life juice gave life to the innanimate materials around them.
Good point! I wonder if
pebbles and all the other innanimate things brought to life count as full-fledged gems. They're capable of speech and emoting, so at the very least I imagine it gets terribly tedious to just be stuck in/on the walls day in and day out.
 

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Good point! I wonder if
pebbles and all the other innanimate things brought to life count as full-fledged gems. They're capable of speech and emoting, so at the very least I imagine it gets terribly tedious to just be stuck in/on the walls day in and day out.
I'm wondering if it's an unintended consequence of the extraction process or something Pink did on purpose. It seems like Pink created the Pebbles in secret, but maybe she also gave life to the walls and combs and stuff so she'd have someone to talk to everywhere she went.
 

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if i were steven while waiting for the party i would try and deal with other things if possible like bringing evrey one from the human zoo to earth, exept holly blue agate i guess who he would tell to go to her next assignment
 

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Was a good episode. I laughed out loud to the lasagna and the juggler jokes. Was a good song too.
 

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Nice to see that they arent sympathizing with the diamonds. Steven calling them dictators and wanting to "stop their spread of terror across space". Of course they arent gonna try to take on all 3 at the same time right out of the gate. The much more realistic route is using his status as pink diamond as leverage and trying to negotiate. Kind of weird everyone instantly thought they were trying to gloss over everything they've done after one episode.
 
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woops i missed my cue, sorry folks i was in the middle of a Kushala fight lol
 
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I loved the worldbuilding in this episode.
I was really intrigued by the adorable pebble gems (they sort of explain why Rose/Pink's room is the way it is in the gem temple) and the strange living objects/architecture that would both stare at and whisper to eachother about Steven.
I also adored the interactions between Steven and the other diamonds; it was honestly really cute seeing Blue reminiscence about her pre-era 2 relationship with the other diamonds.
 

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I loved the worldbuilding in this episode.
I was really intrigued by the adorable pebble gems (they sort of explain why Rose/Pink's room is the way it is in the gem temple) and the strange living objects/architecture that would both stare at and whisper to each about Steven.
Same, also it kinda confirms that all diamonds have that "bring to life" power, it was obvious what we saw in the episode that's what was being harvested in the sauna and pool, as well as showing where the pebbles come from as Steven literally cried one into life.
 

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This is a really weird thought to have right now maybe, but seeing how they all make things come to life including inanimate objects like statues that can't move (for now), I suddenly started thinking about that giant statue the Gems have above their home back at Beach City. It's kinda' always there in the show (the start cards and credits often are of its hands), and it's kinda' easy to forget about it as it's always there but hasn't really done anything the whole series, but I'm not mighty suspicious of it now that we see statues can be brought to life.
 
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Same, also it kinda confirms that all diamonds have that "bring to life" power, it was obvious what we saw in the episode that's what was being harvested in the sauna and pool, as well as showing where the pebbles come from as Steven literally cried one into life.
Yeah.
I've been wondering why Yellow in particular would even need a sauna ever since we saw the first promo for this arc, but now it all makes sense.
 

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The little we have seen of gem society so far is so...weird.

I am not sure what I expected, but this is not quite it.

I like it.
 
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One interesting contrast i noticed is that Yellow is focused more on the present while Blue seems to be stuck in the past
 

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Yeah, Pen contributed to this episode.

Tom Herpich, who joined the show as a boarder last episode, is also a long-time Adventure Time vet.
 

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So Rose's fountain is probably an extraction chamber for Pink:

An interesting note: When Garnet and Pearl unplugged the fountain and got it flowing again, Steven fell underwater and imagined he saw the statue reach down to pull him out. What if he wasn't imagining?

Also interesting. When Steven comments on Yellow's extraction chamber being a nice sauna, Yellow replies that it's new. She means new since Pink left. This chamber was constructed after Pink was "shattered" as noted by the vent/drain being in the shape of the Era 2 Diamond Authority logo:


Steven meets Blue in the old extraction chamber, which still bears the Era 1 logo on the drain:


Only Blue uses this chamber since Pink shattered. Yellow constructed a new one to distance herself from her guilt.
 

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The pebbles are voiced by Susan Egan, and the comb was voiced by Lisa Hannigan.

Are the inanimate objects just extensions of the Diamonds that gave them life, then?
 

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The pebbles are voiced by Susan Egan, and the comb was voiced by Lisa Hannigan.

Are the inanimate objects just extensions of the Diamonds that gave them life, then?
....oh shit, would that explain White Pearl? White Diamond shattered her, but brought her back to “life” as an inanimate object, which is why White Pearl doesn’t move her hands and just floats around. Plus, she’s voiced by Christine Ebersole, WD’s voice actress.
 

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*Sees this thread has been bumped up*

*Only now learned there was a new episode on last night*

LOL CN what are you doing?
 

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....oh shit, would that explain White Pearl? White Diamond shattered her, but brought her back to “life” as an inanimate object, which is why White Pearl doesn’t move her hands and just floats around. Plus, she’s voiced by Christine Ebersole, WD’s voice actress.
I'm not sure about that, if White could reassemble shattered gems I think they'd still have their original personality and voice because we've seen that even gem shards still retain fragments of memories and feelings. The original gem might be damaged in some way after shattering/reassembling but I don't think they'd be an inanimate object.

I think good old fashioned mind control is more likely or maybe white can delete data from a gem (like rose/pink deleted herself to become Steven) and rewrite it, like changing the voice and the coloring, she could have done it because she likes hearing her own voice.

Plus if white shattered a Pearl, why wouldn't she get a new one? Maybe because she was originally pink's but white doesn't seem like the emotional type who would glue a pearl back together, that's what blue would do.

LOL CN what are you doing?
Airing the episode that was announced weeks ago?