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Phew. Sometimes these episodes just get heavy, you know? GC13, Ken, and Dakota are here, though, to discuss Keeping It Together and all it means.
So the good news/bad news first: while chances look grim for Peridot eventually joining the Crystal Gems, it’s not impossible yet. And the experiments mean that, in the future, we’re going to learn a whole lot more about the project.
Coming so soon after Sworn to the Sword, it’s very interesting to see Pearl (who, like Connie, does not seem to be built for fighting) express a desire to do household chores, rather than feeling a mere obligation. Will we learn more about what Pearls are supposed to be like soon?
Finally, the process of doing the laundry is more magical than Garnet lets on: the washing machine can also dry clothes, it seems.
It seems most likely that, considering how cold and uncaring Homeworld seems to be, that they would have trouble with fusion. Jasper sees fusion as a cheap tactic or tool, so it can be presumed that Homeworld, being unable to perform fusion effectively or properly, would begin experimenting in order to cheat their way to it.
this seems nice in theory but if you were researching to use fusion as a weapon, would you really be satisfied with those results? Do those abominations look like they could fight? give me Jasper or Amethyst over this crap any day, personally.
I guess this does explain why the interest in Earth though, they knew they had a stash of shattered gems to experiment on.
so the pilot pearl look when the gem shards were trying to form gives some evidence to back up the clone theory?
Not that I don’t believe in the clone theory but none of the gems really look like pearls when you see them all clumped together.
I like the median form idea. the little clump of four gems does look like four or five distinct gems but maybe they have a similar chemical composition or something. I wonder if they only make arms and legs because it’s the least painful form for them to take. They did start trying to make heads/torsos and end up with arms and legs instead, but it still almost sounds like they’re screaming even with no mouth.
Steven doesnt even wear shoes why does he need socks???!!!?!??!?!
Personally, I’m more inclined to think that fusion is related to relationships as a whole, rather than sexual ones exclusively. You guys talked about it very respectfully, but I feel like consent and communication in general is really important in all relationships (plus intimacy happens in non-sexual relationships), so the metaphor/ideas relate to a lot of different things…but das just me tho haha…
Dakota: “…and thank you to whoever posted a review of us on Know Your Meme, I appreciate that.”
GC13: “We all do”.
No problem, guys. I feel good cartoon-centered podcasts need recognition anyway.