I'm Meg. Every so often I mine deviantart for fanart and post it here. Usual fandoms include The Avengers, Batman, Superman, Star Trek, The Legend of Zelda, and, at the moment, Sleepy Hollow. Your results may vary.
If there’s one thing I’ve noticed from watching Steven Universe, it’s this:
Lots and lots of forgiveness.
Every time I watch SU, I’m constantly surprised by how utterly forgiving so many of the characters are. Whenever Steven messes up a mission or something of the like, the Crystal Gems always forgive him. Remember the Cheeseburger Backpack episode? Steven accidentally left the purpose for the entire mission at home - the object that would have saved important, cultural remnants of their history. And what did the Crystal Gems do?
They forgave him.They didn’t even get the slightest bit angry, never raised their voices, never insulted Steven. I couldn’t believe it; years of cartoons had told me that the slightest mistake could cause anger and hostility.
But the Crystal Gems were so incredibly forgiving, so refreshingly understanding, that it literally changed me. I suddenly wanted to be forgiving and understanding like the Crystal Gems, because they (as well as Mr. Universe and Fryman and Steven and so many more characters from this show) realized that the most important things in their lives were their loved ones. They knew that being harsh and unforgiving caused people to emotionally separate from you.
And what does it matter to be perfect and do everything correctly when your loved ones leave you?
That’s the word I was trying to think of to describe this show: healthy.
Isn’t that an odd word to use to describe a kid’s television show? And yet it’s such a relief to turn it on and know that no one is going to get angry at anyone else for their dumb, honest mistakes. I hope more shows follow its example of finding drama in positive emotions instead of negative ones.
((i’ve been working on this for two days bc im such a lazy fuck
and im sick :^)
told u i was gonna draw them again ha later))
The best part is you don’t know if Steven has some deep insight into their relationship that no one else can see, or if he’s just being his usual goober self and being optimistic even when there’s no good reason to be.
Drew Garnet from Steven Universe for a secret santa the illustration collective was holding at my school!
It was a fun break from finals~ :)
Pearl save me
One thing that super impressed me with this show was how you could tell the personalities of each gem within two seconds of seeing them onscreen, just from the way they looked, the way they were fighting, the way they moved, the way they reacted to Steven when he came in. Bam! Characterization. It was super efficient and extremely well done.