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5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Over the... · 0 replies · +7 points

There's some famous actors in this as well! ROT13'd just in case because some of these characters haven't shown up yet (some are one episode only as well):

Ryvwnu Jbbq (YBGE) vf Jveg
Puevfgbcure Yyblq (Onpx Gb Gur Shgher) vf gur Jbbqfzna
Wbua Pyrrfr (Zbagl Clguba) vf Nqrynvqr
Gvz Pheel (Ebpxl Ubeebe Cvpgher Fubj) vf Nhagvr Juvfcref
Fnz Zneva (Erthyne Fubj) vf gur Unl Jntba Qevire

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 1 reply · +11 points

That is mildly infuriating. Why on earth would they have such a weird release schedule?

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 7 replies · +5 points

Did I miss something? Mark's not done with Season 4 right?

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +6 points

A facet is one of the polygonal faces on the cut of the gem (one of the flat "sides").

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 1 reply · +14 points

I wouldn't go so far as to say this is intentional, but it kind of works as a metaphor for racism. People are just people, only different in [skin] color.

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 3 replies · +20 points

Someone once asked IJQ about the "Gems speaking English" thing. He clarified that all Gems speak a standard galactic language that by pure coincidence sounds exactly like English.

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

Also I can see why people would say the Rubies are coded black but I just can't think of them that way - Garnet yes, she sounds black as well as has the hair - but the Rubies are just so all over the place personality-wise that I just think of them as Rubies with square hair (as opposed to afros). Maybe that's just me though.

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 3 replies · +3 points

Certainly, I think it's always worth talking about representation from all angles. And it is an issue on a show that's written to show as many different kinds of female characters as possible to have many of the evil ones be masculine. But I still think even so the show's leaps and bounds ahead of any other show on television, even if someone takes this to be an error in judgment.

Part of the problem as well is that because this show has such a short format, it may be difficult to introduce villianous villians that are also thought of as very feminine, because of the types of character traits western society assigns to the "masculine" and "feminine" categories. Masculine = power, aggression, dominance, action, muscle, decisiveness, leadership, loudness, etc. Feminine = emotion, fear, submissiveness, thought before action, quietness, etc. (Not that the women on this show are presented that way - far from it - but they have a little bit more of those traits than the villians do, because it humanizes them to have those traits and allows the show to explore themes of emotional intelligence and maturity.) Villians are often male or masculinized because villians are often presented as having traits that our society thinks of as masculine such as lust for power, bravado, etc, that female characters aren't typically allowed to have.

I do think the show could have female villians and have them possess villianous traits without making them masculine villians - I'm just saying it might be more work to do so because you have to do something else to show that they're also actually feminine too (i.e. all the Diamonds we've seen have very feminine body types, Peridot (when she was still a villian) was sorta clumsy and had to defer to Jasper, etc) in order to get audiences to accept them as feminine. So part of it's a writing issue, and part of it's an audience issue. We're not primed to accept femininized villians either.

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

V unq arire gubhtug nobhg gung orsber. Vg fubhyq or va Fbhgu Xbern.

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +9 points

Rebecca Sugar's actually said in interviews that Ruby and Sapphire's relationship is somewhat based on the relationship between herself and Ian Jones-Quartney (she's Ruby, he's Sapphire). I just thought that was interesting.