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Steven Universe

Postby JustAName » 10 Jul 2015, 12:46

Cookie Cat! HE LEFT HIS FAMILY BEHIND.

We've got threads for other shows - why not SU? I'm excited for this coming StevenBomb, but I'm also going to have to avoid spoilers because I'm having friends over and we're watching all the new ones on Friday.

In the meantime, however... discussions? Theories? Go!
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Elomin Sha » 10 Jul 2015, 13:54

Never heard of this show before.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Jenelmo » 10 Jul 2015, 14:00

I had not heard about it before seeing the megacynics streams were Ash talks about it, have seen a couple of episodes and it look like good, have not had the time to watch more
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby MinniChi » 10 Jul 2015, 20:04

I am so far behind, but my fiancé and kids love this show. The first song my baby sang (20 months old right now) was "Stronger than you".
It is a great show. Really cute and great for kids and adults. Now I have to go watch it.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby JustAName » 11 Jul 2015, 09:20

An article on the recent developments in the show (so, of course major spoilers abound if you're not caught up): [url]http://www.themarysue.com/steven-universe-and-fandom/[url]

It's interesting to me to hear that some people are against Pearl now, because everyone I know only has the deepest sympathy and compassion for her at this point. She's clearly in a LOT of pain.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby korvys » 12 Jul 2015, 13:47

I love this show so much. All the stuff that article covers is pretty much why. All of the characters have depth. They have flaws, they have weakness, but also strength, and love, and it's all so refreshing to see.

I also love the writing. We've barely seen Rose Quartz at this point, but most of what you learn about her is from other people talking about her. And not what they say, in an exposition-y way, but more how they talk about. Especially Pearl and Greg.

For those who are caught up (because spoilers) this is also a really good read: http://www.btchflcks.com/2015/06/strong-in-the-real-way-steven-universe-and-the-shape-of-masculinity-to-come.html.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby JustAName » 14 Jul 2015, 11:16

Another essay (with spoilers for very recent episodes) on rape and consent, and how Steven Universe employed allegories for those in great and enlightening ways: http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/14/8961119/what-a-childrens-show-can-teach-us-about-sex-and-healthy-relationships
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby JustAName » 20 Jul 2015, 12:16

Really appreciating how they're keeping the topic of consent going in this latest StevenBomb.

Tricking someone into an intimate situation, even when they then give consent freely and enjoy themselves, is still a terrible breach of trust. Doing that even in general is not great, but it's especially bad when it's to do with something as intimate as fusing or sex. Man, this is a good show.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Beej » 28 Jul 2015, 11:10

Fayili wrote:Man, this is a good show.


*Such* a good show.

Most of us are watching it now, thanks to Ash. Not everyone yet.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby MinniChi » 28 Jul 2015, 11:45

I'm going to get my little brother to watch it. I assume he'll absorb the good lessons in this better than being taught them. Also the music will help him.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby JustAName » 28 Jul 2015, 11:49

SUCH GOOD SONGS. Such good songs.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Amake » 28 Jul 2015, 12:21

And such fine character writing. Bold, direct, heartwrenchingly earnest.

I nearly cried in front of my brother when we saw "Lion 3". I couldn't do that even when our mom died.

This show is everything I never knew I wanted. And even the fighty gimmicky stuff is so well thought out and significant. Like how they say Neon Genesis Evangelion is a giant robot show like Twin Peaks is a cop show? Well Steven Universe is a show about living space rocks with magic powers fighting over the future of life on this planet, and it works, and it's just that show on top of all the real stuff.

In conclusion, soo good.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby RedHelveticaCake » 28 Jul 2015, 12:29

Ghat damn it. All my friends have told me I'd love this show, I think I'll love this show, I just have to actually go and watch it! Now I have to not read this thread for a while until I catch up.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Laserbeaks Fury » 08 Sep 2015, 12:42

I haven't quite fallen in love with a show like Steven Universe for a long time. With Desert Bus hype starting up, I decided to mash the two up

"If you're Eastbound and you need a ride,
You can count on our tour bus taking you there.
'Cause we're cool, and people never beg us,
We'll ditch Tucson and then go out to Vegas.

We're Desert Bus for Hope.
We drive for Child's Play.
And if you like our stuff,
Please help us fund a day.

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Kathleen, Graham and Paul, and James, And Ian..."
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby JustAName » 08 Sep 2015, 13:13

That's really good. Definitely submit this for a challenge!
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby DrAppleman » 08 Sep 2015, 13:22

I binged the first season and I enjoyed it a lot, it's quite good.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 20 Oct 2015, 15:08

I'm watching it and enjoying it.

I find it has emotional depth. The last one I wacthed, #23 in particular.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Lorithad » 21 Oct 2015, 19:26

I binged this show last week. I was really surprised with the level of depth. The emotions of all the characters really come together well.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 22 Oct 2015, 00:23

It's nice to have continuity in a cartoon, and with no padding.

#43 felt like a cheeky satire of the adults who get obsessed with the show. And then it reminds us why we love it. Dem feels.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby AlexanderDitto » 23 Oct 2015, 20:40

Steven Universe continues to be the best and the greatest.

I am very sad it is on hiatus. I want new episodes!!! D: GIMMIE GIMMIE
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 24 Oct 2015, 02:44

I like the mechanics of fusion. Fusion between two gems who love each other. It doesn't specify if it's romantic. So it's really nice to have a show marketed towards children that expresses close relationships between people that isn't based in being sexual or romantic.

There are romantic relationships in the show. It's just refreshing that it shows you can have a deep love for someone without wanting to put your thing in their deep itself.

I like how the female characters are portrayed. I like how the male characters are portrayed. I forget it's a show marketed at children sometimes. It's just so well made.

If anyone saw Wizards Vs Aliens (UK Children's programme), they had an awesome episode called Floor 13. It was mature and well written. Steven Universe is like that for every episode.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 16 Nov 2015, 06:09

Watched all the current episodes.

Y there B a Hiatus?

Really well written for all characters.
Peridot's arc is really interesting. I relate to that "saying things to be "cool" but actually being hurtful". I feel like she and Amephyst will become buddies. Either Amy or Steve will be the first to fuse with Perdidot.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 05 Jan 2016, 17:31

IT'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby JustAName » 06 Jan 2016, 01:48

The boyfriend and I are holding off on watching them until the end of the week because we want to watch them all at once, but gosh is it tough to do so.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Booster » 07 Jan 2016, 19:27

Oh wow todays episode...

Peridot is officially a crystal gem! She told off Yellow Diamond. YD was piiiiised. I really liked how hurt Peridot was when YD asked which Peridot, she's gotten used to being treated like an individual by the others. Definitely my favorite episode of the week so far. Cant wait for tomorrow.

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