Reviewing Steven Universe (Spoilers, Lots of)

I am a Crystal Fan, I don’t know what else to say, to go with this cool beat, to intro this blog today. That’s why I’m just gonna get right to it, and inform you all, ok?

So with that fail behind us, I’m here to talk about Steven Universe, the first cartoon to teach the proper names of Cystals, all while mispronouncing a few!:

Now this could have to do with Rebecca Sugar’s (the show’s writer) accent and that’s perfectly ok. I’ll personally keep pronouncing it the way she does because I can. Now with that out of the way, Steven Universe is a cartoon on Cartoon Network about a half human half mystical holograph somehow with mass projected by a gemstone on his body, Said Gemstone is a Rose Quartz which was his mother’s, Rose Quartz.

Rose was the leader of a group of gems that rebelled against the Homeworld Gems who wanted to take over the earth and use it to drain it’s resources to create more gems for their civilization. Homeworld uses an oppressive Caste system on it’s people to keep them in check, the Diamonds are the monarchs, Quartz are soldiers, Pearls are servants, and several gems are several other things.

After the Gem War which the rebels known as the Crystal Gem fought against Homeworld, only Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Rose seem to survive, Rose later gives up her physical form to give birth to Steven, leaving him in the care of Greg and the remaining Crystal Gems.

The draw of this cartoon is it’s character development. In the first episode Steven was a goofy kid obsessed with “Cookie Cats” and personally I couldn’t stand him, but by the second episode he was pretty tolerable and soon enough he was in my eyes arguably more mature than most adults in my real life.

Like at one point when going on missions to fight Homeworld gems actually puts him in danger, and he sees the effect it has on his friends and family, he tries to distance himself believing they won’t get hurt if they don’t know what’s going on, but his friends and family push through to him to prove they believe in him and want to help him, even if it’s dangerous.

There’s a lot to say about Steven Universe, so I think I’ll end it here. But I’ll happily do more in the future on Steven Universe related topics if there is a demand, or any topic really, so long as it’s reasonable and known that I have the discretion to deny any request or cancel any request for any reason.

But enough about that, tune out of the review to this awesome song and rejoin me next time on Evereview!

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