Song of the week: Peridot

Our little show stealer has done it again: she’s swooped in at the end of another episode and given a great performance. Well of course her theme, simply named Peridot, is this week’s song of the week, as #StevenBomb begins and Peridot’s influence is felt further as we wait to see what happens after she reports the Crystal Gems.

Steven Universe air times for March 9-15, 2015

stevenbombIt’s here everyone: #StevenBomb is upon us. Don’t forget that Steven Universe has been moved to a new time: it will now air at 5:00 PM EDT.

All times are in EDT.

1:30 PM: Keep Beach City Weird!
1:45 PM: Steven the Sword Fighter
5:00 PM: Rose’s Scabbard
5:15 PM: Serious Steven

1:30 PM: Marble Madness
1:45 PM: Alone Together
5:00 PM: The Message
5:15 PM: Mirror Gem

1:30 PM: Watermelon Steven
1:45 PM: Future Vision
5:00 PM: Political Power
5:15 PM: Cat Fingers

1:30 PM: On the Run
1:45 PM: Onion Trade
5:00 PM: The Return
5:15 PM: Jail Break

1:30 PM: Giant Woman
1:45 PM: Cheeseburger Backpack
5:00 PM: Full Disclosure
5:15 PM: Alone Together

11:30 AM: Rose’s Scabbard
11:45 AM: Steven and the Stevens
12:00 PM: Lion 3: Straight to Video
12:15 PM: Keep Beach City Weird!

A relative size chart of the Crystal Gems

Well this was fun to make. The characters don’t seem to be completely consistent in how they’re drawn, but they’re consistent enough to get a pretty good idea for their relative heights.

Trying to go from relative height to absolute height is more difficult: Steven seems to be about as tall as a doorknob is high, which would put him at three feet tall. This would all be well and good, except Pearl and Greg would have to be 5’1″ tall. We know Greg said he wasn’t that tall, but we don’t think he’s actually that short either. If we assumed Greg to be 5’8″, that would put Steven (and therefore a 10 on this chart) at 3’4″ tall (and mean doorknobs are placed pretty high in Beach City for some reason).

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What could Marble Madness mean?

We’ve gone over what questions Marble Madness answered for us, so now it’s time to see what new questions it’s left for us to ask.

Here’s to hoping that Full Disclosure lives up to its name: we’re so excited that we’re climbing the canyon walls!

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What we learned from Marble Madness

We learned so much from Marble Madness—that’s what this post is for. Of course as always when we get questions answered new ones rise to take their place—that’s what tomorrow will be for.

Marble Madness is just about as important as Warp Tour for our understanding of the backstory of Steven Universe: just as you’d expect when the episode is about the Crystal Gems encountering something else from space, we can’t help but learn a lot.

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Previews for #StevenBomb

stevenbombEpisode previews are back with a vengeance! CNPreview brings us a preview for each season-one episode that will be airing every day during #StevenBomb next week (at 5 PM EDT, not 6:30!).

Full Disclosure is still a mysterious mystery (of strange mystery). It’s a bit ironic, considering the name, but why worry about that when we have five preview videos to watch?

We still have all of the humor we’ve come to expect, but make no mistake: this stuff’s about to get heavy.

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Jail Break is going to be huge

That’s not a spoiler, right? It’s the season finale of Steven Universe: it has to be huge! But some information has been circling around which is incredibly spoilerific! We mean it: if you don’t want to be spoiled on the season finale, you shouldn’t read this post. The good stuff is hidden below, and you’re definitely not going to want to click to read more.

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Ratings for Marble Madness

Another week, another solid performance from Steven Universe: Marble Madness picked up 1,922,000 viewers on its premier (again proving that fan approval and ratings for individual episodes aren’t linked).

Here’s how the Cartoon Network premiers turned out this week:

  1. Teen Titans Go at 6:00 with 2,216,000
  2. Steven Universe at 6:30 with 1,922,000
  3. Amazing World of Gumball at 5:00 with 1,842,000
  4. Regular Show at 7:45 with 1,728,000
  5. Adventure Time at 7:30 with 1,675,000
  6. Uncle Grandpa at 5:30 1,626,000

Immediate reaction to Marble Madness

marblemadness_sidebarimageAlright, so we got a heavy, if brief, infodump in this episode. We finally have an approximate date for the Crystal Gem rebellion, which is fantastic. We also got a bit clued in to what happened to the Kindergarten, which itself has important implications for the backstory.

Also, the island from Island Adventure has a name now. Isn’t that cool for them to just toss that in?

Shadows by Wolfgrl13



Inspired by the song “Shadows” by Lindsey Stirling, Wolfgrl13 (/u/ravegrl13 on Reddit) brings us this wonderful piece of fanart featuring Pearl and Holo-Pearl. You can check it out now via Reddit and on Instagram.