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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:59 pm

The metaphors seen that last fusion episode... Wow this a kids show!? It's been a fun ride so far. I'm convinced that Rose was the Optimus Prime of a Transformers type civil war within the Gems.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby The Shadow » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:57 am

Reading your post just gave me a mental image of Steven performing "The Touch" -- and it seems to completely fit the show...
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:23 am

Then who's Ultra Magnus?
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby The Shadow » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:30 am

I'm not certain, surely there must be other good Crystal Gems out there that we haven't seen yet. When we see Lapis Lazuli again, perhaps she could fill a role like Ultra Magnus'.

If Crystal Gems have siblings like human siblings then maybe Steven has a Gem aunt somewhere; such a character might be a more direct match for Ultra Magnus. Sticking with types of quartz with "quartz" in the name leaves potential for a Crystal Gem with a name like Pink Quartz, Blue Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Rainbow Quartz, Angel Quartz, etc. Just a quick look turns up lots of potential "Quartz" names.

Now that you mention Ultra Magnus, considering what we see in the episode "Warp Tour" there could be
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:32 pm

Beast Wars was more my generation so I have no idea what you guys are talking about.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:54 pm

Nifty commercial for the new SU game:

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The designs are weird because they're apparently based on the way the characters are drawn in the show when they're depicted as being far away (hence simpler and exaggerating their distinguishing features).
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:12 pm

That looks fun! Real fun! Reminds me a bit of Paper Mario.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:31 pm

So I caught up on the last 8 episodes.
Wow. Such feels. This show is great. I love how real Beach City feels. It reminds me of the attachment i felt toward towns in video games I played as a kid. I'm also really interested in why they destroyed the warp pad. Anyway, I love this show.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:40 pm

I'm enjoying the Steven Universe comic book. It's a lot of fun - but I've realized that there's something that makes it very different from the Adventure Time comic line.

By the time BOOM! Studios premiered their Adventure Time book the show was near the end of its third season and had well established it's world, various races and locations, and had begun parsing out some of the (still not entirely revealed today, three years later) backstory. Because so much had been established the comic could hit the ground running, exploiting the structure already available, exploring underused but well developed parts of the world, and having the freedom to make it a parallel universe where things can happen a but differently, not just copying what's happening in the cartoon.

The Steven Universe book is following a show still quietly unveiling it's mythology, and because of that the comic is restrained in the kinds of stories it can tell. It's still relies on the monster-of-the-week format of the earliest episodes.

Not that I don't love a good monster-of-the-week story...
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:39 pm

"I'm not going to let you stand there and remind me of everything that I hate about myself!"

Wow.

... and quite a lot of info about the Gems and their relationship to Earth revealed last episode.

And apparently (according to many online commentators) quite a big part of this episode was inspired by a very disturbing Junji Ito manga, which I think tops Gravity Falls' David Lynch references (yes, it was a contest).
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:10 am

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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:31 am

Steven Universe will have a premier every weekday next week, Adventure Time and Clarence have had similar weeks in the last few months.

I can't help but think yesterday's episode sets up what'll happen. Here are the episode titles:

Rose's Scabbard
The Message
Political Power
The Return/Jail Break (likely a two-parter, both will premier Thursday)
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:41 pm

According to Rob Sugar (Rebecca's brother and the inspiration for the character Steven) season 3 is a go.

Let's take stock: each season is 54 individual 11 minute episodes (though I believe on the accounting/business side of things they're counted at 26 half hour episodes) and we're just now, after a year and a half, reaching the end of the first season. This show'll be around for a while.

Being scheduled during work hours and bunch of visiting relatives means this weeks 6 new episodes will have to wait on the DVR for this weekend. I'll valiantly attempt to avoid spoilers.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:00 pm

Okay friends.

(._. ) This has been a lot to take in.

I uh... will have more to say by tomorrow but I stand by my character descriptions and modify it a bit.

Rose = Optimus
Garnet = Ultra Magnus
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If the rumors of her being a secretly a fusion, it'd be so cray and even more fitting.

Amethyst = Brawn (short stupid, aggressive, mad strong).
Steven = Hot Rod
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:02 pm

STOP TAHLKING!!!!
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby The Shadow » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:45 am

"Rose's Scabbard" seemed thoroughly steeped in a Masters of the Universe vibe.

Your Transformer analog idea Shin_Edda_Robo, really fit last week's episode, "Marble Madness".

Alright -- a thought that occurred to me while watching SU this week. Nothing spoilery to do with the new episodes so feel free to read.

Alright then, so we know that Rose Quartz had to give her gem to Steven so that he could live, and we know that in doing so Rose Quartz essentially dies. Ooh, just realized another Transformers bit...
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Matrix of Leadership analog right there


If, maybe even when, Steven goes to the Gem home world could Steven get a gem of his own? And if Steven gets a gem of his own does that mean Rose Quartz could be restored to life?
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:01 pm

that was a crazy week of episodes.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:01 pm

I just watched all of this week's episodes.

... this is the best show ever.

I wondered, why cast Estelle if you weren't gonna have her sing? Turns out they were just saving it.

PS - Rebecca Sugar designed the album art for Estelle's latest album.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:24 am

https://soundcloud.com/katerinu/stronge ... at-peridot a Remix of my favorite part of Steven Bomb week.

GOD this show is fun. I love it.

I had a feeling Garnet was a fusion.

All the hints were there the entire time too.

Also Peridot; NNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRDD
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:28 pm

Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! wrote:https://soundcloud.com/katerinu/stronger-than-you-feat-peridot a Remix of my favorite part of Steven Bomb week.


I really wanted Peridot to join in with a verse in the actual episode (not to detract from the awesomeness of 'Stronger Than You').

While the two-parter kinda sucked all the oxygen out of discussion of the other four episodes I just wanted to point out how great the ending of Rose's Scabbard was.

... Jeez, Adventure Time should just confirm the Marceline/Bubblegum backstory because Steven Universe has broken the door down in terms of "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" content in a show for young people.

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The, err, 'q' word is automatically edited? I believe that's the accepted term for all people who aren't binary (binary = you're attracted only to the opposite sex and identify as the sex you were biologically born as).

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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:43 pm

I like how the message of the Steven Universe/Uncle Grandpa crossover was essentially directly opposed to the online fan dread about the crossover: it's not cool to hate on stuff just because it's not your cup of tea, and you should never take stuff too seriously - even stuff you love. It was a bit like MST3K's "It's just a show. You should really just relax" (and I know Rebecca Sugar is a MST fan!).


Plus: Swat Katz got referenced in UG's list of Cartoon Network characters he's already helped.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby The Shadow » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:26 am

In last weeks episode it appears that Steven has some level super-strength, he picked up his friend as if she was light as a feather. And Steven's comments in the car bring to mind my earlier musings wondering if we might see Rose Quartz return in some distant future episode and Steven getting a gem of his own (since he needs a gem to live).

The crossover episode was great fun, far better than I was expecting it to be.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:04 pm

I seems like the popularity of this show, or at least its online presence, has exploded in the last few weeks. The Season 1 finale seems to have really put the show on the map.


I hope CN turns on the merchandising machine! I want toys!
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:30 am

lhb412 wrote:I seems like the popularity of this show, or at least its online presence, has exploded in the last few weeks. The Season 1 finale seems to have really put the show on the map.


I hope CN turns on the merchandising machine! I want toys!


Pretty crazy I know. Where have you been seeing this?

Btw, Say Uncle was GENIUS!
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby lhb412 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:25 am

Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! wrote:Pretty crazy I know. Where have you been seeing this?


Just around, you know? Articles, blogs, posts, ect. ect.

I suppose one example is that the AV Club stopped doing recaps of SU episodes early on because they weren't getting enough traffic, but the swelling of interest in the show over time now has brought back as a prominent part of their TV coverage; PBS' Idea Channel just did a piece on it; any site tangentially correlating feminism, LGBTQ, and minorities with anything nerdy or pop culture-y has jumped onboard the show and declared it a shining example of diversity; and that's not even mentioning the tumblr crowd and the Brony-like devotion I'm beginning to see.
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