Immediate reaction to Story for Steven

mruniverse2Alright, we give up. If this isn’t the episode with Rose’s song in it then we just don’t know how we’re ever going to predict it. They had such a perfect opportunity for a duet but they didn’t take it. Oh well. On the bright side, this means that they were recording for season two back in October. (Well, either that or she somehow sings in Shirt Club, but… Well, we’re not sure even Ronaldo would predict that one.)

It was great to see the temple with a fence around it, and without Steven’s room built up around it (we got a peek at it in Lion 3: Straight to Video but we got to get really close in Story for Steven). Also, the outfits.

There was a lot of subtle stuff about how the Crystal Gems interacted with humans (or, more accurately, how they didn’t) that was gold, and Amethyst’s much younger apparent age will no doubt provide fuel for speculation.


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    • Celestialrainicorn on April 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Omg the young gems were so cute. The reason why Amethyst was looking so young was because she saw Rose as a motherly figure.

    • Jacob on April 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I liked this episode a lot, but it felt like it was cut short. I just didn’t want it to end where it did.

  1. Well, if this episode told us one thing, it’d be that there will be more of these flashback episodes. Considering the span of time between them meeting and Steven’s birth (8-10 years, give or take, I’d say), there’s quite a lot of room to cover, perhaps about Rose’s supposed dark side (which didn’t show up at all in this one, from what I could tell).

    Nonetheless, I enjoyed this one. I wish it could have been a little more heavy-hitting, but it got some good feels. And a bunch of clever sex jokes, too (that van sequence in the beginning. wow.)

    • WittyGrizzly on April 9, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Will Steven go into Lion and get the old T Shirt Rose had to use as an example for Shirt Club? Maybe there’s no more left and Steven needs one?

    • WittyGrizzly on April 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Those gems that Garnet was holding in this episode are totally gonna be important one day.

    • Bearmonify on April 9, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Guys, can we just talk about how Rose was hitting on a 18/19 year old kid?

    • Schaf on April 9, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I don’t think Amethyst (or any of the other Crystal Gems) were actually smaller in this episode; Their height relative to Rose Quartz was the same as it always is, although everyone (including Rose Quartz) is fewer heads tall than they’re typically drawn:
    I think it’s probably more of a stylistic thing than anything meaningful lorewise.

    1. I gotta say, though, the designs are quite excellent. Just enough deviation from their modern form to look different, but not enough to look unrecognizable. I love it.

        • Schaf on April 10, 2015 at 3:45 pm

        I really like the designs as well! Amethyst and Pearl’s designs are especially adorable. (Garnet’s pretty similar to current!Garnet for the most part, although the downward slope to her sleeves makes her look less broad-shouldered than usual, which is a pretty clever way to make her look more youthful and less mom without actually making her physically younger.)

        Something neat that nobody’s mentioned on here yet is that Pearl’s outfit for this episode was briefly shown in Steven the Swordfighter, when she was regenerating. (Between the Pilot design and the start-of-series design.)

          • Sophie on April 12, 2015 at 8:57 am

          In the episode notice how Amethyst’s hair is short. During the episode she says she likes Greg’s hair. Her modern form has long hair. Just a little detail I found interesting.

    • Manny Fleurmond on April 9, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Pearl: “I can sing better than that baka, Rose-sempai!”

    Also I love how they slipped in that Marty and Vidalia were getting it on in the back of that van, probably conceiving Sour Cream

    • Jacob on April 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    I got to thinking, that drop of water. That drops into the water after Rose leaves her room, could that have been a tear drop from Pearl?

    • Bearmonify on April 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Was it confirmed that we had Rose singing being recorded back in October? Or was it just general voice acting recording?

      • gc13 on April 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      She recorded a song on October 5, 2014.

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