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Kate ([personal profile] kate_nepveu) wrote2017-02-10 09:15 pm
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Steven Universe S04E16, "The New Crystal Gems"


I literally laughed out loud when Pumpkin showed up with a party hat to be Pearl's nose. Oh my gosh.

And Lapis & Peridot used their meep morp skills to build a new sign!

Yes yes, wheel of morality turn turn turn, tell us the lesson that we should learn. That's fine. But Connie, yay Connie! And I love Lapis's lack of fucks but willingness to go along, to a certain point anyway.

(Time dilation issues seem not to have arisen, Diamonds have not beaten them back (as far as we know), that's all fine and good, though I do want to know about the Rubies, darn it!)
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[personal profile] skygiants 2017-02-12 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
I loved SO MANY things about this episode but I think my favorite was Connie pointing out something that we all know: it's pretty rough on Steven having to be The Adult among a bunch of extremely volatile, emotionally dysfunctional thousand-year-old beings!

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[personal profile] rosefox 2017-02-13 08:20 am (UTC)(link)
I think this is ep 16, not 15, at least according to the wiki.

And now that I've watched it (hooray, I'm finally caught up and can actually comment on your posts now!): yay Connie indeed. :) I am very much enjoying Steven and Connie's transition into outspoken adolescence. It is really hard to be poor parentified Steven. "I need to rescue my dad" is a cool trope inversion right up until you realize no child should ever have to say that.

On the other hand, Connie summarizing Steven's role as "you all have to do the right thing because you love me" is a painfully accurate portrayal of one aspect of parenthood.

Lapis remains my faaaaavorite. (That awkward moment over Thanksgiving dinner where she tells the joke that only she is oppressed enough to tell, and no one else but Peridot is allowed to laugh at it: PRICELESS.) I sometimes have a little trouble suspending disbelief for Lapis and Peridot as The Odd Gem Couple but I think that's because we never really saw their transition from "ugh, I'm supposed to share the barn with her" to "this is our meep morp installation".
Edited 2017-02-13 08:53 (UTC)