Dragon Elexus

Dragon Elexus

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2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +1 points

Heh, I've already written out all my thoughts for this in my review for the Geekiary! So if you're, y'know, interested, check it out: http://thegeekiary.com/letters-to-lars-steven-uni...

But thank you, Mark, for relating this to your own personal story. I realise I felt kind of similar when I quite teaching, even if it was to pursue another career. It's scary when a way you define yourself is gone.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wee Fr... · 1 reply · +19 points

Honestly, this post was really beautiful. So beautiful that I almost don't think it's fair to call it a rant <3

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +5 points

garnet and steven hijinks and cuddling kittens and doing art and discussing anxiety and ah

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 1 reply · +7 points

... huh. that's a really good point. first time i watched it, i thought we might get a story about Mr. Universe spending money too recklessly... but nope, he's a good manager. That's just.. refreshing??

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +9 points

I love love love Sadie, and as always, these eps are testaments to why the show thrives on the inclusion of human-centered episodes.

I really do love Ghost's lyrics as an analysis of Sadie's own anger at being ignored, and how she finally got up the courage to make the world notice her. Of course, with that blush and hug between Sadie and Jenny, and the sudden shipping spike in the two of them, I also can't help but read some bi-visibility shit into that...

2 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wee Fr... · 0 replies · +6 points

Ahhhh. So excited for Tiffany.

2 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 4 replies · +3 points

Steven Universe for April 3, 2018

Your Mother and Mine to Letters for Lars

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +5 points

God, I loved loved loved this episode. Even though I could tell there was something missing from the story immediately, you can't deny, it's being told beautifully.

The best part to me, is definitely having Garnet meet the Off Colors, which is something I've wanted since they were first introduced. She's so especially smitten with the permafusions, it's lovely<3

also the sweet mother-son moment between Steven and Garnet at the end. I love those.

PS. The title for this episode is taken from Disney's Peter Pan. It's a song Wendy sings to the Lost Boys about the perfect maternal ideal. It suggests that in a sense, Rose was kind of Garnet's mom too.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +5 points

I think your time frame is wrong. Bismuth was bubbled quite early in the war, relatively-- that's why she didn't recognise stuff like the Strawberry Battlefields. The shattering of Pink Diamond appears to have come at the very end, with the Corruption being an act of vengeance immediately after. (Admittedly, 'immediately' means something different for Gems than humans, but still, pretty quick).

So the stuff with Bismuth is still fucked up. This particular story makes it that Bismuth came to Rose saying "hey, maybe we should shatter really terrible Gems!" Rose said no, that was wrong, and bubbled Bis without trial. And then some centuries later, went and shattered someone herself. Never once released Bis or said 'maybe you were right'. Hypocrisy at its finest.

(Assuming the story we've all been told is true, of course0.