Song of the week: Mirror Gem (piano version)

Think about the gem in the lighthouse, trapped for so long. Lapis Lazuli endured a longer captivity, it’s true, but she’s free now. We think she would be able to sympathize, so in honor of gems trapped in objects, Mirror Gem (piano version) is this week’s song of the week.

Steven Universe air times for February 16-22, 2015

All times are EST.

1:30 PM: Joking Victim
1:45 PM: Coach Steven
6:30 PM: Secret Team
6:45 PM: Giant Woman

1:30 PM: An Indirect Kiss
1:45 PM: Lion 2: The Movie
6:30 PM: Keep Beach City Weird!
6:45 PM: Tiger Millionaire

1:30 PM: Monster Buddies
1:45 PM: Horror Club
6:30 PM: Winter Forecast
6:45 PM: Horror Club

1:30 PM: Laser Light Cannon
1:45 PM: Island Adventure
6:30 PM: Space Race
6:45 PM: Steven’s Lion

11:30 AM: Winter Forecast
11:45 AM: House Guest
12:00 PM: Future Vision
12:15 PM: Warp Tour

11:30 AM: Arcade Mania
11:45 AM: Alone Together
12:00 PM: Garnet’s Universe
12:15 PM: Lars and the Cool Kids

What could Horror Club mean?

We had questions yesterday, when we talked about what we learned from Horror ClubSunday is a day of speculation: taking those questions and wondering aloud to ourselves about what it could all mean. Only time will tell what the real answers are, but we’re pretty sure that these questions will be addressed at least somewhat.

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What we learned from Horror Club

Some episodes focus on lore (those are our favorites!), others on fun stuff, others on characters. There’s a mixture of all three in pretty much every episode, of course, but some episodes make it clear which they’re there to pay the most attention to.

Horror Club was definitely focused on characters, but it gave us something to talk about (and a lot to wonder about tomorrow), so we will now officially thank it for its offering.

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Ratings for Horror Club

It was a tough day for ratings, but Steven Universe was still able to pull in 1,673,000 viewers with Horror Club.

As it has been for the past few weeks it was second place for Cartoon Network’s Thursday premiers, but ratings were down for every program.

Here’s what ratings looked like for the Cartoon Network premier block this week:

  1. Always the front-runner, Teen Titans Go at 6:00 with 1,982,000
  2. Steven Universe at 6:30 with 1,673,000
  3. Adventure Time at 7:30 with 1,666,000
  4. Regular Show at 7:45 with 1,665,000
  5. Uncle Grandpa at 5:30 with 1,657,000
  6. Amazing World of Gumball at 5:00 with 1,641,000

Jeff Liu posts: No Home Boys, On the Run (plus demos)

Over the past few days Jeff Liu has posted a total of four tracks from On the Run. Not only do we have the background track for the No Home Boys, but we have three versions of the eponymous vocal song from the episode (including the 1:22 demo featuring Steven Universe storyboard artist Katie Mitroff performing Amethyst’s vocals).

Immediate reaction to Horror Club

This was definitely an episode about the characters. As expected we got to see a lot of Ronaldo, but Lars got his share of the spotlight too. Plus, Sadie was right there with the rest of them revealing a bit more about her character as well.

The lore haul might not be too big this week, but… Well, let’s just say we’re not completely empty-handed. 🙂

What to expect from Beach City Horror Club

This episode really can go anywhere. Everything seems fairly quiet about it so far, but that’s good: after On the Run it would probably be a good idea for us to settle down, take a breather, and get to know some of our side characters a bit more. We’re always happy to see more Ronaldo.

The big question is how the magical twist comes into the episode. Will this be an episode like Lars and the Cool Kids that’s mostly about the mundane, only switching to the magical at the end, or will magic seep into the episode closer to the midway point? Probably later rather than sooner, but it will be really interesting to see Ronaldo interacting with people other than Steven and Peedee.


New episode: Winter Forecast will air on February 19, 2015

On the Run was a very significant episode with an unassuming synopsis. We don’t expect the crew to pull the same trick twice so quickly succession, but maybe that’s the trick? It looks like we’ll have to watch at 6:30 PM EST on February 19 to find out.

Winter Forecast
Steven has to get Connie home before it snows.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 1: On the Run

PodcastTitleIn the first episode of our podcast, Takuza, MexicanGameboy, and GC13 discuss On the Run and what could be coming at the end of season one. Is the Kindergarten the full extent of the homeworld’s plans for Earth, or was there more to it? What was Lapis Lazuli doing on Earth? How did the corruption occur?

Finally, and most importantly, there is an urgent call for fan art: please make your best picture of Pearl wielding an axe and getting a little too into the spirit of being a viking warrior and link to it in the comments section. We need it.