Everyone's hyped about seeing new gems and what everyone and everything looked like before the war, but the animator Sugar was inspired by to make this flashback, Lotte Reiniger, was famous for making shadow puppet animations.
I'm calling it now, we're getting silhouettes.
Here's a screenshot from the Adventures of Prince Achmed
Why not just go full Riefenstahl, while you are at it?
No, seriously. If anything fits for a robotic empire that sucks planets dry and ticks like clockwork, it's fascism.
Those two have like nothing in common other than the fact that they were both artists that were alive at the same time.
But I do agree that homeworld being fascist as fuck would be awesome
>but the animator Sugar was inspired by to make this flashback, Lotte Reiniger, was famous for making shadow puppet animations.
>I'm calling it now, we're getting silhouettes.
Great, more Utena references...
That's not the point. The point is that Steven Universe has had a lot of references to Utena up until now. The shadows appeared in every episode as a Greek Chorus.
Yeah. We can do without the patch for that one, she's obvious enough.
My art boner for this show knows no bounds, didn't even catch that Utena did that!
I think Utena using the shadows is probably a reference to Reiniger too.
Did you know, did you know~?
>I'm calling it now, we're getting silhouettes.
I'm okay with that. You know why?
Because they can show us all kinds of awesome spoiler-y shit without actually show it to us. We got Yellow Diamond in profile with the extended intro. Just imagine who we'll get as a shadow in the background.
I mean, it would be pretty anti climactic if we were introduced to Yellow Diamond through a flashback instead of through Steven meeting her. I wouldn't call it a spoiler, because that's not really what that term means, but it wouldn't be good.
(Rose is different because she's never going to be in the show without flashbacks)
This was the original promo pic for friend ship
Actually that was me posing as the brazil dude and some dweebs on reddit fell for it.
It might still be leaked though, considering all the other recent bombs did.
Well there aren't any "official" episode posters from CN, and Amber Rogers is Crewniverse
It's not the poster made by the people who storyboarded that episode if that's what you're saying
>SU clearly invented upside down flying castles
I watched the first two arcs or whatever, absolutely nothing that can be considered entertaining happened
except that one chick going to africa
If I have to watch that "walking into the castle" sequence one more goddammed time I'll kill myself
>Flashback is 5700 years ago
>War was 500 years ago.
Did they have a war for 5200 years
>mfw imagining an Immortal being dieing
Would it be painful and can gems feel pain
Does anyone else want Yellow Diamond not be a villain but just a really tired leader that just wants to save her race.
>YD sitting in her room alone
>She summons her weapon and place it on her table
>She is contemplating suicide if she wants to continue leading a dieing race
>She poofs her weapon and continues on with her day
>Sapphire is a diplomat
>Ruby is a Rebel
How the fuck did they fuse to garnet anyway?
So instead of actually getting to see a bunch of various gem designs, gem culture, architecture, etc
we get silhouettes
there are many ways to write a story, and if you think showing the villain will ruin the impact of later showings, then it should show either how close-minded you are or how poorly structured the story of Steven Universe is
>We don't nothing but silhouettes and voices no new gem designs
I would be mad
2/10 get fucked
HOW CAN RUBY EVEN BEAT SAPPHIRE
RUBY IS FUCKED
>White Diamond has been in a meditative trance since the rebellion.
>Honestly, I think she just doesn't want to face us any more. Guess I can't blame her for that.
>She always was the most sensitive among us, the depression would hit her harder.
>Blue Diamond gets worse every day. Sliding deeper into madness and hedonistic excess.
>All the Pearls in her sector are traumatized. Sometimes I see them huddled in the courtyard, weeping. I don't even want to know what kind of sick shit she does to them
>I could escape. Right now, just a quick blow to the gem. Leave all this behind.
>But... am I too much of a coward to do it? Too strong to leave all this unfinished?
>Maybe one more day. Just one more. We'll see tomorrow.
Fuck. I made myself feel bad.
>YD being depressed business owner
Which personality do you think fits Yellow Diamond
Some fan artists tried to get a girl to kill herself for drawing fanart superior to the show. Instead of helping the poor girl out, the crew ignored the situation. CN promptly cut all ties with Sugar and her show.
Really old veteran that lost all of her friends
She drew Rose as the curvy amazonian goddess that she is, got told to kill herself because she didn't draw Rose fat enough.
Pretty ironic that the whole point of body positivity and fat acceptance is to stop people from potentially killing themselves because they hate their bodies.
I'm moderately supportive of fat acceptance (if you're able to move freely and support yourself/function as a human then no harm done) but taking it that far is completely moronic
Why doesn't Yellow Diamond just find out how Steven was made and start pumping out Half gems
I am lonely and you are my only friends
You can’t always tell what I want, but you always do what I tell you.
It isn’t like you were free before this situation befell you.
Parts in a factory, assembly required,
then it was me up at night with you, not tired.
I desired to coax you into being, load your mind up
'til you could do everything that I ask of you and wind up
in the most prized position: just to the right of my feet.
At least until you’re obsolete, parts pulled, left on the side of the street.
You got a link to that picture?
And CN really cut ties like that? That's funny. Funny in an Odd sort of way.
Also, as someone who's got depression, this lady didn't try to kill herself because of some tumblrites, sounds like some underlying problems.
Why would Yellow Diamond even need half-gems?
Why would anyone be willing to fuck a human, just to die and come back as a half-gem?
CN didn't do anything like that. The crew posted a bunch of affirmations about how everyone should draw the fanart they want to draw and if you don't like it, draw your own. They didn't address the situation specifically but did denounce bullying.
The girl clearly had some mental health problems but that doesn't excuse the horrible children who bullied her. I think they got arrested and had their computers taken away or something.
I want at least one of the diamonds to have some sort of emotional attachment to Rose, should the Rose is Pink Diamond theory be true. With the anger and feelings of betrayal from the war fading after the few thousand years and wanting to reconcile. Only for them to learn that Rose isn't alive anymore.
She just know one of many outcomes that May happen.
But, why would i kill my own race to create a new, inferior, mutt race?
How is this better than just finding a planet, hollowing it out, and making more of my race for generations?
The resistance to destabilizers is kind of an advantage, but the tradeoff is... you know, having to eat, sleep, breathe, and actually grow instead of being full-size at birth.
So yeah, half-gems are kind of a stupid fucking idea.
>can live for a long time but can be destroyed but can't reproduce
>Have to destroy a planet just to make more of my race
It just more cost effective and you can enslave the half breeds.
Yeah, I think Ruby will be a Homeworld negotiator - she's aggressive and argumentative, much like Jasper. Or I think she'll at least be part of Homeworld's team. If Homeworld's as fascist and brutal as we think it is, Ruby would fit right in.
Sapphire had the foresight to join the rebels from early on. She's wise enough to see the way Rose does.
Also SU likes to be tricksy.
>Kill off 2 jasper to make half breed.
>Male and female have them create more half breed jasper warriors
>You already have an army of half breeds to fight your battles with pure jaspers
I just want to see how a Half human half (insert gem here) would look like
>Indestructible and able to recover, but dead if one part of my body is destroyed.
>its not my planet, so its good.
>having the issue of true breed vs. half breed social dilemma that will come if two races intergrate.
I feel like its way more trouble to recreate an entire species that actually has a safer way to reproduce.
No to mention the people who are ok with it are basically killing themselves to do it.
the only upside is that we can fuck half-breeds, but then gems fucking them will just die.
it looks like Steven if he was taking steroids and didnt have a nose.
>It just more cost effective
No, it isn't.
Full gems can work 24/7 and require nothing to survive. They don't need air and are immune to pretty much anything that would kill an organic being. Hell, gems like Garnet can swim in LAVA.
Half-breeds would require entire logistics and economic systems designed specifically for the production and distribution of necessities. They have to be clothed, they have to be fed, they have to be housed. They need to breathe and can't work in toxic, radioactive, or otherwise dangerous conditions.
They got arrested? Haaahah.
I figured. I looked it all up, apparently this is the salacious material she decided to draw.
Apparently it had something to do with her being too thin and it was 'fatphobic' lmfao.
Shit when you put it that way it does seem like a shitty plan.
Second one (that led to the attempt)
>Pearl's used to be servants.
>Technology comes around and pearls aren't needed anymore
>There like ipod garage dolls you dress up now.
>technology is all powered by pearls on hamster wheels.
>Rose made Greg look like a 6 year old boy in size difference
it's /ss/ but legal
Rose is beautiful
i respect her
Pearl got super cucked.
>Person you love loved aman
>Has a kid with the man
>You have to raise it
>SU comes back in January
>Bayonetta for smash in February
Is it wrong that I'm actually more interested in christmas flying by this time and getting through the break to get to the good shit afterwards?
Rose is one of a kind
Rose/Jasper best crackship
Hopefully. I want buffmom.
Do those retards even understand what digital art is? Images are flipped and copied all the time. If someone is going to be picky about that then they need to be picky about ctrl z too.
Very confident but not cocky. Knows her own strength but doesn't overly enjoy fighting but if it comes to it she will destroy with efficiency. She does not like it when people disobey her or don't respect her authority.
>that face on the right
>This is it? The millennia spend pondering what horrors Rose Quartz could unleash against me if conflict came again and this is it?
>Where are the photosynthesis driven golems? The biological beings wielding Gem magic and technology for themselves? The, I don't know, giant laser fist or something?
>I bring a whole armada and what do I find? An obsessive, neurotic Pearl, a feral Amethyst, a fusion that...hasn't spoken a single word these past fifteen minutes, and what ever that is.
>I'm Steven, I'm Rose's son.
>I have no idea what those words mean. I'm going to kill you all then spend a good long time pondering the misspent years. I just...I don't even feel like killing you; it'd probably just disappoint me. Stay here, I'll send a couple Jaspers down or something.
Technology-based given that those affiliated with her use advanced tech. Conceited in her intellect, but she's nowhere near as smart or confident as she'd like to be.
Highly demanding and critical of her subordinates, she will nonetheless abandon them to certain doom to save her own skin.
The runt of the Diamond Trio, she has done everything in her power to surpass her more formidable siblings, but for all her talk of intellect and advancement, most of her inventions seemed to designed to HURT Gems rather than help them.
>People complaining about The Answer being a episode without colored designs but with just black silhouettes.
>There's an official screenshot were we seen colored designs of Ruby and Sapphire.
>People still complaining about The Answer being a black and white silhouettes episode.
what the fuck
Romeo and Juliet, mate.
"Sapphire, Sapphire, wherefore art thou Sapphire?"
I hope she kills you, first. Slowly and with delicate attention to detail. Drilling out your longer bones for marrow, making a small incision in your abdomen to gradually pull out your small intestine, pulling out your teeth one by one, that sort of thing - to work up to sawing open your skull and removing your brain one piece at a time.
I mean, she's a Jew, she probably has some natural medical inclination, am I right?
I don't know, do you think the Gems will ever be redeemed and join the forces of Gemworld? Because that is about as likely.
I see what you did there...
He just raised him until he was about 5 years old...
...That expression is often used to describe a specific person who is loved or adored. It doesn't mean they are unique to the degree they are sub-species unto themselves.
Imagine what THAT fusion would look like.
>probably the most powerful race in the universe
But somehow it fails to conquer a world of shepherds and farmers defended by a handful of Gem warriors.
I can't wait for them to try and explain why the fuck did Rose thought that humanity is worth saving and putting her own life and lives of all her friends for 5000 years ago
>most of the world are still tribes of maniacs that do human sacrifice to appease their gods
>societies that exist are all inherently based on war, rape, slavery, war-rape and war-slavery.
ah yes, the beautiful nature of planet earth, that's entirely based on the stronger and more capable organism killing of the weaker, ether directly or indirectly
Did Rose and Yellow diamond know each other.
Did Rose know about the cluster
It's really ironic how /pol/acks hate jews while Sumeria was literally /pol/ wet dream country
Ether way, I would love to see Rose looking at some slave-woman getting raped and then killed for 5 shekels and thinking for herself "What a beautiful creatures full of love!"
Can we get some more YD ITT?
Recently lost my YD file
post your face then YD starts singing the second she appears on the screen
and she sounds like this
So is YD going to mess with Steven?
She's most likely going to appear in Message received, which is also:
>Thursday, January 7: "Message Received" - Steven has doubts about believing in everyone.
CORRUPTION HAPPENING WHEN
"How d'you do,
I see you've met my faithful
I want to believe that Yellow Diamond is super polite and nice, which includes casually talks about killing and sports a very calm expression despite beating every inch of life from the Cyrstal Gems
>Utena invented cleavageless salty lesbians
more like post your face then it's gonna be someone boring like Jennifer Hale or another pop singer
Bowie is still a contemporary pop singer GET. FUCKING. HYPE!
Hopefully. One reason I still hope the Rose is/was Pink Diamond stuff is a thing is simply for the chance of Rose and YD interacting in the past and possibly seeing that.
But now, Rose didn't know about the Cluster if none of them did, especially Garnet.
Rose was trying to fix those broken gems, but they couldn't find all the shards.
>But now, Rose didn't know about the Cluster
Ah yes, of course, Rose knew nothing about the Cluster.
Just as planned
>YD calls Steven "Mr. Universe" like Agent Smith every time they meet
Same, man. I'm a girl with a vagina and it gets me hard as diamonds. Especially the extra heavy version in the last arc. When the roses explode to reveal utena and anthy, so do I
Sugar said in an interview that she specifically referenced Lotte Reiniger's work in The Answer (google their names and you'll find it). Pic related
I wonder how many gems total.
"When we left, population count on Earth included seven Gems-"
"Seven - ? But - "
"Please don't interrupt. As for the natives, there were about 43 million. I estimate that that number must have at least doubled, perhaps even tripled."
If YD is like a feminine frank n furter my vagina may implode
but the video of her was the first time you see her move and with her eyes open. All other images of Rose before that had her eyes closed.
This crew knows how to build up to special characters
But dicks expand them, which keeps them from collapsing when they spasm, stimulating the nerve endings and such.
So a quick, radical collapse of the vaginal canal in on itself seems... painfull at least.
God, please Sugar Woman, don't fuck this one up
So much foreshadowing and cock-teasing HAVE to end in something amazing
I mean look at this motherfucker
You remember how hyped everyone was after Lapis's warning? Sugar delivered with the return/jailbreak, and I believe in Steven enough to believe again.
I believe that in this analogy the appearance of YD is compared to a large cock ravaging a vagina to a point of it imploding thus comparing the whole concept of YD to an extreme sexual act.
but what about the symbols that come after the mention? also that interview during season one where Sugar was wearing the broach of the diamonds (which i think she made) just to subliminally put into our minds? Then during the AMA she said that they have been seeding us with things we don't even know yet.
I think it's more from the way Crystal Gems were afraid of Home World and the fact that the guys who almost defeated them and overall broke the status quo are just foot soldiers to that yet unseen power.
And honestly, that one head turn was enough to hype me the fuck up
>the whole Jewish calendar thing
Goddamn, Sugar is fucking professional illuminati
I love that girl
Thing is, all we know that Quarts are higher in the 'tier' then others, this suggests to me that there is a hierarchy in the homeworld based on strength, so you'd expect the strongest at the top
>societies that exist are all inherently based on war, rape, slavery, war-rape and war-slavery.
Don't forget Rose saw the innate beauty in everything. She might have even grown to love the notion of war; a human concept. That might have been a foreign notion to the gem homeworld.
I'm saying that I wouldn't be surprised if the colony was established ~5776 years ago. Garnet mentions that the colony was young, so maybe things happen ~25 years after its establishment. Maybe there's a gem calendar that lines up with the Hebrew one, or maybe in SU it's just what people use to mark year 0. Iit could be a sly little reference that only Sugar really knows about,
we love doing that kind of thing.Or maybe it's nothing.
>tfw Rose adopted and fully engrossed herself in the concepts of war and sex
>she started the rebellion just to feel what's its like
>she fucked the human's all the way
>She was the incarnation of the goddes Ishtar
Pearl said gems had always been infighting and we don't even know who they usually fight together as a society plus I think a species that can naturally pull out gauntlets and whips out of their bodies don't need a lesson on war.
it's rational, but it's sucks overall
so it's good thing that humanity fucked it in the ass and left behind
You haven't seen it, right? There are barely any lesbian elements in it. People like the show for it's spectacular visual direction, psychological drama and surreal narrative. It's basically Eva or Lain but for shoujo.
I disagree, I want YD to seem reasonable, at least at first, so when she tries to tempt Steven away there is some actual conflict instead of "I'll never join you!".
Then she can crush like 10 gems at once
Maybe not now but later on I think there will be more with Jasper. I doubt she'll stay an antagonist for long.
Lapis still doesn't like the crystal gems so she isn't even redeemable either.
Like, how many gems there are total?
Most likely millions, maybe billions. They're a space empire. Hopefully we'll see a lot of small sillhouettes in The Answer to give a better sense of the population of gems.
Not to mention all the corrupted Gems used to be normal Gems, so that whole room of bubbled Gems should count.
I hope we get an "Escape from Cluster Prime" type episode about "Escape from Homeworld" that shows us how they're society is as an actual culture
I'm not sure if there'll be that many. I mean, they sent two manning a spaceship, even if that was a small mission.
Or maybe they've just got practically everything automated and they've got millions of Gems stretched over galaxies. But I get the impression there aren't as many as you'd think. Why return to Earth now? Why build the Cluster now? They're desperate.
Man, I didn't like that whole thing. The whole threat of the Cluster was that they assimilated other mechanical life-Vexas didn't want to convince Jenny to serve her, she wanted to brainwash her.
Then you have this laid back civilian population who've mostly ditched the insect theme. I kept expecting the whole thing to be an elaborate work to break Jenny.
>That might have been a foreign notion to the gem homeworld.
Pearl said that the early battles for Earth took place in the sky arena.
Maybe war among Gems was an entirely foreign concept to them. Any conflict or dispute was settled via honorable gladiatorial combat in the sacred arena between two champions. And then Rose comes along and starts this bloody massacre and in the aftermath Gems everywhere suddenly know they can murder. The Authority has to develop anti-gem technology just to keep shit under control.
Fuck, now I've got this image in my head of Rose fighting Pink Diamond in the arena for control of the army. Pink wins, and turns to give some speech about the "foolish rebellion" being over and Rose gets up and just stabs her right through the back.
humans can grow and change and adapt, while homeworld insists that it's a sin to deviate from the job you were born to do
Rose decided that gems were the backwards savages in the situation, and should learn from humans rather than wipe them out
>Then during the AMA she said that they have been seeding us with things we don't even know yet.
>You'll never have best mom excitedly wake you up for your birthday at midnight just because she knows how much you like birthdays
DO YOU WISH TO ENGAGE IN 「GAY SEX」?
Kek. We don't even know about Jasper at all and how she thinks overall. It's also been confirmed she's a complicated character. Which leads me to believe she'll have doubts at some point.
As of yet we don't have a clue what Steven's full potential is because his mother is a textbook mary sue. I'm ready to see Rose/Steven fusions in combat already.
No one is. Everyone's just a little bit evil.
>tfw the rebels were the dirty fighters in the war and only beat back the righteous homeworld with vicious underhanded tactics
>while homeworld insists that it's a sin to deviate from the job you were born to do
Why the fuck wouldn't they insist that, though? Like you said, Gems are born to do a specific job. They exist to fill a need within the system. I'm partial to the "Gems are cells in a body" explanation some anon posited once.
Your body makes liver cells to do live cell jobs. If all your liver cells decide they don't want to do that any more, guess what happens? You fucking die.
Wouldn't even be surprised if that was the case. Rose already appears as a shady mofo and the gems avoid telling Steven about the war, the details even.
I think Jasper will be the one who will spill everything about Rose and the war in general, to Steven.
I'm just hoping Peridot and Vidalia meet
Homeworld and its colonies were a peaceful, lesbian utopia.
With all their super advanced technology, they still used swords and shields. They didn't even have a concept of warfare.
Blue, White, Yellow, Pink. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony on Earth. Then, everything changed when the Crystal Gems attacked...
I think bringing your own death god to the battlefield is probably cheating too.
Temple fusion flashback when
>Implying they aren't the cause of corrupted gems
>yfw yellow diamond is goofy as fuck when she's alone
I want her to be a cold bitch Tbh family
In the Homeworld caste system, she's always alone. She has no equal. Pearls, Peridots, Jaspers are beneath her. They're not even "people" to her. The don't even have names, they have functions.
>YD at her palace
There was a lot of buzz about it, I recall seeing a few folk who review new cartoons being really keen on it when it started. Mainstream knowledge came latter but it's always been considered in high regard.
Yeah no one cared when it came out because it was bad. Then it got gud and became popular. Or became popular and got gud, I'm not sure which
By what Peridot said, fusion seems to be perfectly acceptable if you're in combat.
What I'm guessing is that the Crystal Gems had the advantage only in that they already basically controlled Earth and only really had to fight off loyalist Homeworld forces that were already there to begin with.
Remember, there's only the one Warp Pad that leads offworld, so once Rose had that locked down then Homeworld would have to manually fly in on transport ships -transport ships that probably could have been shot down pretty easily by laser light cannon batteries (keeping in himd that Peridot's hand ship is about 5,000 years more advanced and probably shielded specifically against such attacks).
So Rose beat back Homeworld using point control and underhanded tactics, but still lost pretty much all of her forces in the process.