Legs from Here to Homeworld – December 17th, 2018 – Steven travels to visit family.
Familiar – December 24th, 2018 – With many changes going on in his life, Steven tries to find his place in the world.
Together Alone – December 31st, 2018 – Steven throws a party to bring his family together.
Escapism – January 7th, 2019 – Steven uses his psychic powers to find help.
Steven Universe: Battle of Heart and Mind – January 21st, 2019 – Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.
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Peedee: But there is more! Steven is just uh…uh… a small piece of the puzzle! Look at this! I think its gotta be uh, level 8 beings pulling the strings.
Ronaldo: Get real, Peedee. Level 8 beings are a worker society incapable of such organization… whoa, wait a minute! How did I never see this before? I know what the diamond means… Polymorphic sentient rocks!
I know we talk about the “polymorphic sentient rocks” bit a lot, since it’s the first in-show confirmation of what gems really are, but I wonder if the rest of this exchange is also important gem lore. Steven is certainly “a small piece of the puzzle” when it comes to Homeworld, but wasn’t Pink Diamond kind of the same? I mean, she was the fourth most powerful gem in gemkind, but she was still only one part of a massive whole, and her colony was only one planet in the midst of a sprawling intergalactic empire.
“Level 8 beings pulling the strings”–with Ronaldo connecting the “level 8 beings” to the “polymorphic sentient rocks” we know as gems–makes me think of the theory that White Diamond has mind control powers. Ronaldo also states that these beings are “a worker society,” which is…accurate, in a sense. Gems are made for a purpose, to carry out a specific task, such as fighting wars, predicting the future, terraforming, leading, etc.
“Incapable of such organization” implies that they lack a certain level of self-awareness to separate themselves from other beings, except that apparently isn’t the case with gems…now.
If all of this is really applicable to gems, then this is shaping up to be an “A.I. gaining autonomy and turning on its creators” story. Like what if White Diamond started out as the brain behind a huge super computer designed to take care of the various processes on an alien planet, eventually creating crystal-based drones with hard light projections as bodies to expand her influence? And her influence got to the point where she realized she had more power than her organic creators and eventually manifested her own physical form and creating her own race of practically immortal beings made of light? And Homeworld used to be the planet these creators originally inhabited?
If these “creators” turn out to be an advanced race of snake people, I’m never doubting anything Ronaldo says again. He may be an idiot most of the time, but he’s the smartest idiot on the show, dammit!
Yaaay. I love it when I see SU fans twig this kinda thing cause to me it’s always been clear the show wants us to ?listen ?to ?every ?word ?Ronaldo ?says…and writes!
But at the same time IRL thinking like this is…not great…it’s certainly worth challenging and tearing down. Over the past few years’ events, suddenly jokes about conspiracy theories don’t seem all that funny. IRL Mr Fryman would totally in the right to dissuade Ronaldo from his behaviour. But in Rebecca Sugar’s Fantasy World it’s very clear Ronaldo is onto something. I also reckon his own dissatisfaction with his role in the town has parallels with Gems themselves; they don’t necessarily wanna be the roles they were given either! So…if it’s turning out the problematic potato person is indeed right and well, perhaps Mr Fryman should let the guy do his thing, I wonder where the show is going with this?!
Sorry OP for going on and on on your post. Couldn’t resist! XD
You guys really need to read this interview Rebecca Sugar did with EW.
Let me repeat.
SHE WAS WILLING TO LOSE HER SHOW IF SHE WAS UNABLE TO INCLUDE THE REPRESENTATION AND STORIES SHE WANTED TO TELL.