and, as Jasper was an Earth Gem, she probably had to spend a millennium or so under Holly Blue before getting transferred to Yellow's command, and there was likely much rejoicing from the FamethystsObservation: to the Amefam, the perfect quartz isn’t ‘Perfect Jasper’.
Nah, it’s Amethyst, Crystal Gems Amethyst. She gets to run around and have adventure without spending all their time on boring guard duty and not having Blue Agate hanging over them and has all these cool stories. And she gets to do so while hanging out with humans, who they like! AND she got to take down Blue Agate! All while being ‘flawed’ like they get collectively dismissed as.
Being taller and stronger and more ‘important’? Pssh, whatever, have fun on Earth as a Crystal Gem!
As Lea observed when the episode was new, Amethyst met her family, and they loved her.She's just trolling the hell out of them, all the Gems in here are from Earth and super friendly! Amethyst is just so pumped to have met more peope who are...definitely on her wavelength.
Just to note, Skinny Jasper is also voiced by Kimberly Brooks.Scutarii said:The Jasper we see next is way skinnier than the now corrupted Jasper on Earth.
Coming out sideways will do that to you.Scutarii said:There's also a Carnelian in here too, deep purplish red in colour and just a little bit taller than Amethyst.
Incidentally, this was a point to note that the art design had significantly upped the size of the Diamonds compared to Yellow's first appearance. Personally, I much preferred the much larger look, as it made them feel a lot more dominating. Yellow's proportions were also fixed up a bit; in Message Received, she was just a bit too elongated in parts.Scutarii said:She kneels on the floor, crying when Yellow Diamond also walks in (first time seeing more than one Diamond in a room together?).
Some people were critical of the Diamond leitmotif for lacking a certain bombast, but I personally like its understated and sinister discordant feeling.Scutarii said:The pair give us a slightly discordant set of 'ahhh' noises
What's the use of feeling Blue is one of my favourites from the show. It's really a weird kind of song, with its low key undulating tone and slightly off harmonies. I've always found it to have an enjoyable sinister feeling to it mixed in with ostensibly soothing tones like some kind of weird lullaby. And I found such a subject of a villain song, of one trying to encourage another to arise from melancholy and return to authoritarian duties while offset with struggling against her own pain to be really distinct and intriguing.Scutarii said:Yellow Diamond takes the lead.
Yeah, that part was wonderful. We get two episodes building up this sympathetic image of Blue Diamond, but it snaps back to the point that she's somebody truly dangerous on a dime.Scutarii said:"I never asked a Sapphire to go to Earth," dripping venom, her face contemptful.
You can never go wrong with a good bit of farce.Scutarii said:Blue Agate, Sapphire, Ruby, Greg and Steven leave the room while Yellow Diamond places an arm around Blue Diamond. Blue Agate gushes about Yellow Diamond - not seeing her emotional vulnerability, only her public face - and is oblivious to Greg and Steven, so wrapped up is she. They make their way to the Ruby ship again, comedic sight gags as Steven and Greg sneak past her. Of course, it doesn't last, at the last moment she sees Greg and Steven (side note: Pearl's face when they're spotted, Pearl, you so silly). The various Earth quartzes had followed along quietly and now poke heads out of the woodwork to get a better look. Furious, Blue Agate pulls out her weapon - an electrowhip thingy.
And then tells her that will be all.Scutarii said:Pearl approaches and absolutely relishes the chance to explain why reporting Blue Agate's own failure and the consequences thereof might not go down so well.
So ends Greg's third craziest weekend.Scutarii said:The Crystal Gems gravity engine their way back to Earth.
That did stand out to me. All the Amethysts seemed to treasure their numbers, one even joked about our Amethyst getting it wrong.As Lea observed when the episode was new, Amethyst met her family, and they loved her.
I always found something strangely touching in Amethyst recounting her own serial number. When that was introduced with Peridot designating herself to Yellow Diamond, it felt like a very depersonalizing thing. But with Amethyst's background and hangups, it becomes something to tell her that she's part of something bigger, a unit that never forgot her and accepts her without condition.
I imagine that after a while the popularity of the show combined with there already being people in that world on board makes it easier to keep pulling in new people but getting that first group in for series 1 is really a surprise.Yeah, that part was wonderful. We get two episodes building up this sympathetic image of Blue Diamond, but it snaps back to the point that she's somebody truly dangerous on a dime.
Lisa Hannigan isn't really a voice actor (just one other role in Song of the Sea), and unlike Patti LuPone wouldn't have the theatrical experience, so I think she did a notably remarkable job with Blue Diamond, although props also have to go to whomever directed her.
Jeez, not for the first time I have to wonder how the show got all of these musicians and Broadway alumni on board.
Assuming his first weekend with Rose was number 1...what's number 2? First weekend with Steven?So ends Greg's third craziest weekend.
Well, they’re all called “Amethyst” (just as all Rubies are “Ruby,” all Peridots are “Peridot,” etc.) The number designation is the actual individualizing element.That did stand out to me. All the Amethysts seemed to treasure their numbers, one even joked about our Amethyst getting it wrong.