One thing that I really loved about Mr. Greg (okay, I loved many things) was that Pearl sang that she is wrong to doubt Rose’s love. I really really love that. How many shows/books/real life instances do you see where someone is in love with someone else and they fall in love with someone and so the first person goes to the ultimate lengths to try to get them to break up and basically prove that they belong together and that they were wrong in falling in love with someone else? You could even argue that this feeds into the “If I can’t have you, nobody can” mentality. And it’s really toxic and I love the fact that in one lyric and a cloud gesture, Pearl shows that she should respect Rose’s wishes and not doubt her and her love for Greg. She has a hard time with it, obviously, but it shows that she knows she wasn’t right in trying to get them to break up all those years ago and that she should have faith in Rose’s decision.
What a great message.
Probably about a LOT of things.
But what is the single best way to ensure your dominance over your people? Make them feel powerless.
Peridot is living proof. She was told that all Peridots of her generation can’t have any abilities like a regular gem, and was immediately given her limb enhancers. Once she has those, why try to use abilities? You are obviously not functional or they wouldn’t give you these right?
It’s such a subtle thing but…such a small thing could EASILY change vast aspects of Homeworld Culture if it were found out.
What else would they be lying about?
yea guess which episode i watched tonight
abbys got the pain of being a word-renowned expert on sweets who has friends with no standards. theyre candy casuals
its weird being 18, 19, 20 in 2016 because i remember going into kindergarten and seeing those chunky ass giant computers at the desk and then going through school while technology rapidly develops and graduate in a world where people can have the entire internet and more just in their pocket like idk its so strange to me
I just want to talk real quick about the gender rolls in the dancing to this song: (I’m a bit rusty, so please forgive and correct any inaccuracies!)
Interestingly enough, it’s incredibly gender-neutral despite this being a male/female partner dance (which is traditionally very gendered, as the man is supposed to act as the ‘leader’ and the woman as the ‘follower’).
1. Pearl does actually take on the feminine role by placing her hands over Gregs, but they’re using what I believe is called “Open position,” which is used for more neutral partnerships (i.e. friends, co-workers, people of very different ages)–
which is very different from the more close/traditional/romantic position which the animators carefully avoided:
(His left hand goes under, her right hand goes over, his right hand goes on her waist and her right hand goes on his shoulder.)
2. When they move, they take turns moving forwards and backwards. In a waltz or something of the like, the man would lead by taking a step forwards and the woman would take a step backwards and they would move in a box before returning to neutral position. By taking out the side steps, Pearl and Greg effectively change who is leading the dance with each step. First it’s Greg, then it’s Pearl.
3. Pearl is the first to do an under the arm tern, which would only be done by the female dancer.
4. However, it is followed by her dipping Greg, which is something the male dancer would do (the female dancer would be the one who is dipped), thus ending the dance on a gender-neutral sentiment, and the two on equal terms.
I know it seems very picky, but please remember that dance is a very precise and intricate language of its own, and the fact that the crew took time to ensure that these little details were not overlooked really means a lot to me.
Shout out to everyone involved with this sequence. It was exceptionally well done.
Steven + Strength