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I'm Artie. I'm an amateur cartoonist and professional know-it-all. I'm mostly here to post silly art and reblog stuff I like. I also sometimes make gifs (gif requests open), write stories, and put together videos. I also write superlong walls of text overanalyzing my favorite things.

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My primary fandom at the moment is Steven Universe. I also like Silent Hill, Adventure Time, The Walking Dead (TV show and Telltale game), Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Face-Off, and many many other things

cobalt borealis replied to your post: I’m not sure a whip would be a very go…

I feel like she’d be a shapeshifting brawler

I probably should’ve clarified that its a human AU so she can’t shapeshift. I’ll edit the post now to make that clear

I’m not sure a whip would be a very good weapon to use during a zombie apocalypse but I’m not sure what else to give Amethyst and still have it seem Amethyst-y. Since its human AU she can’t shapeshift and losing her shapeshifting powers and her whip I’m afraid will remove her too much from what she’s known for

Any ideas?

— Anonymous asked: it feels like theres a huge power imbalance with gems like garnet is incredibly powerful compared to pearl and amethyst and could easily take them both on without injury. and then lapis seemed even stronger than her considering she wiped the floor with all three of them. and then rose quartz is talked about as if shes has like, goddess powers im wondering how strong the average gem actually is and if pearl and amethyst would actually be considered weak compared to the others

Yea, I wonder about that too ‘cause the Crystal Gems, and in particular Amethyst and Pearl, seem kind of…untrained, compared to Garnet. Like they may be of very low rank or something or perhaps rookies, as far as Gems are concerned

But I suppose its like people, some people are stronger than others. Also each of them has their strengths so even if their strengths don’t compare well with others, they’re still their strength (Amethyst’s shapeshifting and Pearl’s knack for strategizing and organizing information)

Amethyst describes herself as a “Gem warrior” in “An Indirect Kiss” which makes me think there’s probably Gems that aren’t warriors, so presumably there are Gems that aren’t as adept at fighting as they are

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My two favorite shows being off hiatus at the same time (and both being absolutely fantastic at the moment) does great things for my imagination ‘cause first I was like “haha, what if there was a crossover with Steven Universe and The Walking Dead?” and I thought that was funny ‘cause zombies probably aren’t anything to the Gems, it wouldn’t even be a thing. Like, it was just a silly thought while I was waiting for the commercials to be over.

But then I was thinking, what if it was an AU with the SU character in the Walking Dead universe? And, like, they’re human. And they’re these three women who’ve banded together to take care of their adoptive brother. And they’re traveling around and scavenging and trying to survive and trying to teach him the stuff he needs to know to survive in that world.

Like, I wanna do something with this. I’m gonna do something with this. It’s my two favorite things, I have to.

Oh my gosh. My friends and I have had a conversation about this before school once, (and by “my friends and I,” I mean, “I did most of the talking cause I’m ridiculous.”) except the Gems were still Gems in our crossover. It was pretty amusing to think about- without delving into how depressing such a scenario would be, that is. I brought up stuff like the Gems being immune to the infection since they have no biological processes and wouldn’t be affected by being bit. Steven doesn’t have this luxury, so they have him stay in his bubble whenever stuff gets dangerous.

He’s also pretty much a human zombie virus cure so seriously, no one kill this kid. No, don’t do that, no.

One gross idea I remember I came up with was how if they ever had to cover themselves in gore to walk through a horde… Garnet could pick up a dead walker and just….. hold it over someone and wring all the blood and guts out on top of them. Bam. There. Good to go. NO ONE WOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT IT’S SO AWFUL BUT IMAGINE IF THEY GOT TO THE POINT WHERE THEY DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO NOT DO IT THAT WAY. AAGH.

Oh and the thought of them trying (and failing) to stop Amethyst from getting really mad at a walker for biting her and trying to bite it back was always hilarious to me.

I like the human AU idea for, like, a serious TWD-y plotline but them as Gems would make for a bit more humorous take on it. I like these ideas here.


Also, did you want a badly drawn comic based on this? Because I drew one. Badly drawn blood and guts under the readmore:

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You are Leliana!

You are the type of person who leads with your heart, rather than your head. Once you get an idea in your mind, you see it through. You try to be friendly to everyone around you, even if they initially rub you the wrong way. Most would describe you as a sweetheart.

Hmm, not sure if that’s entirely accurate for Leliana (its not inaccurate just kinda missing some stuff I think) but I can certainly see how it relates to me

My two favorite shows being off hiatus at the same time (and both being absolutely fantastic at the moment) does great things for my imagination ‘cause first I was like “haha, what if there was a crossover with Steven Universe and The Walking Dead?” and I thought that was funny ‘cause zombies probably aren’t anything to the Gems, it wouldn’t even be a thing. Like, it was just a silly thought while I was waiting for the commercials to be over.

But then I was thinking, what if it was an AU with the SU characters in the Walking Dead universe? And, like, they’re human. And they’re these three women who’ve banded together to take care of their adoptive brother. And they’re traveling around and scavenging and trying to survive and trying to teach him the stuff he needs to know to survive in that world.

Like, I wanna do something with this. I’m gonna do something with this. It’s my two favorite things, I have to.

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this is so important to me

theoriginalpatpeez asked: Every time I hear the name of the new episode I think about that old NES game Adventure Island. Not complaining though because that game is great.

Same here! I think its probably an intentional reference, maybe, since the crew loves to reference video games and Adventure Island is a classic.

Personally, I’m hoping for some kind of Zombies Ate My Neighbors reference in some future episode, since its both an old game and a campy horror, two things I know this crew loves. That game is excellent and a classic. Maybe in “Beach City Horror Club”?

— Anonymous asked: consider this: who cares

I have no idea what this is in reference to so I really couldn’t say

I know I already talked about this but I’m pretty certain that Steven warping in the beginning of “Island Adventure” is really mostly Garnet helping him along. ‘cause here it looks like she’s concentrating and Pearl’s kinda nervously looking to Garnet, like, trying to make sure she’s handling it.

And then of course their reaction to him doing it was pretty lackluster, if he were actually completely responsible for the warping. Confidence and encouragement go a long way though and they know he’ll be able to do it eventually, so what’s the harm in letting him believe it was all him? (aside from the fact that its probably what leads to him to get stuck on the island later)

"your full name without an E,F,R,S,K,I,M,L,C,A,Y,N"

Also the distance models are always SO CUTE even when the scene is tragic. Look at this

Look at them

Look

So cute.

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Posted 9 hours ago with 416 notes
Filed Under: #steven universe

In “Monster Buddies”, when the cave starts shaking at the end, Amethyst just kinda flops over and folds completely in half and I just find that funny

bunnyblob asked: Yes! From what we've seen about Gems it seems they might have some pretty extreme sounding punishments for things, we've seen gems imprisoned in objects (though we don't know exactly why just yet) and it seems pretty normal to them to kind of disregard the actual person that those objects may be. Leadership and following orders also seems pretty important and if the entire Gem species has some kind of leader (or leaders) on the home world that enforces obedience through strict punishment then it

might even be kind of inherent for a gem to be fearful of anyone in a position of leadership over them. Its just speculation of course but disobedience might be a very high offense for gems in general so even though Garnet may not actually enforce that sort of thing it might just be sorta habitual for them to fear some kind of punishment. It might also be habitual for them to establish leader in general, they try to assert that they’re a team but Garnet ends up as leader due to a ‘need’ for one

Yea, given the fact that the Gems don’t regard the objects as former people even though they know they were once Gems seems to indicate that its something so normal in their society that they genuinely don’t think of the objects AS Gems anymore. Like, I think Garnet was being genuine when she says “It’s just a mirror, a tool” because that’s what it is to them. I have to think that the Crystal Gems are probably the most empathetic Gems and they’re not particularly empathetic, so other Gems are even less so (my reasoning for this is that to choose to defend humanity requires a bit of empathy and it wouldn’t make any sense for the least empathetic people to be defending Earth from others who are more empathetic and thus should be able to see what they’re doing is wrong). So for them to disregard the gem-powered objects as former Gems so easily tells me that its a very normal thing in their society.

And that sort of thing is kind of indicative of a somewhat brutal society. Assuming it is a punishment, its a pretty extreme one which has a very ‘might makes right’ tone to it. If you’re not with them, if you’re not following orders, you’re against them and thus are better used as a tool. So I agree, I see them having a very rigid leadership structure where you’re supposed to immediately obey anyone of a higher rank. Garnet was upset with Steven in “Mirror Gem/Ocean Gem” not because he hit her but because he “disobeyed an order”, like its considered a pretty significant offense. And yea, it seems they naturally look to a leader, since even though Pearl said “We’re all a team” she pretty much always looks to Garnet whenever anything happens.

Its interesting when you consider Rose Quartz in relation to this. We don’t know much about her but the way the others talk about her is with great respect and reverence. And what they always seem to highlight, over pretty much anything else, is her compassion. She was very likely a powerful warrior (look at her huge sword and weapon cave) but whenever one of the Gems has spoken about her its always been in reference to her kindness. How she “saw the beauty in everything, no matter how gross” and took care of this violent, ‘ugly’ moss. How she tried to help the corrupted Gems. How she had healing tears and used them to help other Gems, Garnet puts a lot of emphasis on how genuine she was “she felt REAL love for those around her, she felt REAL sorrow when they were hurt”. Healing seems like it may’ve been a ‘rare’ power for Gems to have, because Gem powers seem to be activate by thoughts and feelings and I’d wager healing probably requires great love and compassion, something that may be uncommon among Gems.

So what the Crystal Gems respected most about Rose, and probably why they were so connected with her, was her compassion and capacity to love. This could be because its such a rarity that a leader among Gems would guide by compassion and not brutal rule. It could be something they strive for themselves but struggle with, since its hard to unlearn thousands of years of living life a certain way.

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