ElfGrove

I just want to go home.

artemispanthar:

Easy. (requested by cilidan22)

artemispanthar:

Lapis Lazuli (requested by slasher9485)

"Thank you. You didn’t— You actually talked to me! You helped me! It’s Steven, right? I’m Lapis. Lapis Lazuli. Are you really a Crystal Gem?”
"Yeah!"
"But… you set me free?"
"But… Wha?"

"You three knew I was in there, and you didn’t do anything! Did you even wonder who I used to be?! I’m Lapis Lazuli, and you can’t keep me trapped here anymore!"

"Steven, come with me."
"Where?"
"Home."
"B-b-but… B-but I, uh…"
"Fine. Don’t trust them Steven. Goodbye."

"Don’t you know anything Steven? Your friends… They don’t really care about other Gems! All they care about is the Earth. But I never believed in this place."

It’s interesting to think back to when Amethyst’s gem was cracking and they talked about Rose’s ability to heal being rooted in deep emotions and caring for her fellow Gems. It does seem to hint a lack of that in the other Crystal Gems, and yet they so clearly care deeply for Steven.

It’s also interesting checking the tag and seeing how fast people are to paint the Crystal Gems as clearly the bad guys now (that they have been all along) based on the words of one Gem we only knew for two episodes. A gem that might not have been entirely mentally clear-headed due to her cracked gem.

I’ve RPed villainous characters before, and it’s important to remember no one ever sees themselves as the bad guys. From my villain’s context he was the victim, in the right and had been unfairly punished. The source of all his pain and punishment that needed to be opposed? The heroes. Now, I still believe the punishment the character had suffered that I was using as back story was overkill, but he was not the complete innocent he perceived himself to be nor were the actions of the heroes clear cut wrong. Both had lacked information, and had personal biases that they acted on, causing tragedy. Additionally, the heroes hadn’t been the only architects to his fate, his own mistakes, a person he idolized to the point of overlooking flaws, and the bigger badder villain had also created his situation.

There is indication that Lapis may have been imprisoned by Crystal 
Gems other than the ones we know. It is possible the damage she was creating in her cracked-gem state was catastrophic on a planet-wide scale and had to be halted. (Using the ocean to create a pillar into space? And she only had just started then.) It’s possible she could not be communicated to nor reasoned with at the time. We have no idea what is going on back the Gem homeland and what repercussions her return will cause, or of there is anything to return to. There’s a lot of potential extenuating circumstances that while they don’t make her imprisonment just, make it more complex than simple black and white.

artemispanthar:

"All those monsters we fight used to be just like us! Right, Pearl?"

"Yes. But they’ve become corrupted and broken. We have to take care of them, subdue them, contain them… It’s the best we can do for them, for now."

(requested by iiyabytes)

So I watched all of Steven Universe over the weekend. (Blame asatira and secondlina.) My, oh my, did those last two episodes have several interesting implications.

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What will I do if Hak is no longer here? Will I remain here powerless and continue to do nothing? If this goes on…If this goes on, Hak will…

Hak will die!

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itslenaleebitch:

At this rate, Hak will die.

Am I going to remain powerless, give up, and continue doing nothing?

seanmonster:

smaug-official:

wicked-mint-leaves:

naoren:

filmeditor16:

official-sokka:

thats-not-a-toilet:

korrastyle:

OH SHIT

is this why the show was taken off nick?

So this is what air benders can do. Sucking the air out of people’s lungs. Just as cool as lightening bending if you ask me

No I don’t think you guys understand this is frightening

Airbenders are pretty much the most powerful benders. A firebender has to create fire. A waterbender is most powerful on the open seas as much as an earthbender is on land. But air is literally everywhere.
The Air Nomads weren’t dangerous because they chose not to be.

you’vE GONE TOO DEEP

Hey, HOLD UP.
While I agree that Airbenders do have a lot of power at their exposure, they aren’t the only ones.
Waterbenders can bend any type of fluid containing water, even blood inside the human body! That’s pretty fucking metal.

They can also take the water vapor out of the air, use their own sweat or even drain the water out of every living thing nearby. 

Imagine that ^^ happening to a person..
Next we have fire, the element of destruction. Like Airbenders, they can use the air around them, and transfer it into energy. Firebenders can bend or generate anything fire/ heat related.  That means lightning, flames, or extreme heat that has the potential to shape its environment (such as melt molten rock and metal.) Even fire breath!



Next we have Earth. Earthbenders can bend anything related or comprised of Earth, such as metal, rock, dirt, sand, etc. EVEN LAVA. Anything mineral related? You got it. Admittedly, minerals- although extremely easy to come by, are not as present as water or air. But there sure is enough to make use of, and we can’t say Earthbenders aren’t powerful!

This guy just stopped a volcano. 

Not only are they powerful, but they are also graceful. 

And I mean look at this! Avatar Kyoshi Earthbends a freaking continent in HALF!

In conclusion, fear all benders. 

seanmonster:

smaug-official:

wicked-mint-leaves:

naoren:

filmeditor16:

official-sokka:

thats-not-a-toilet:

korrastyle:

OH SHIT

is this why the show was taken off nick?

So this is what air benders can do. Sucking the air out of people’s lungs. Just as cool as lightening bending if you ask me

No I don’t think you guys understand this is frightening

Airbenders are pretty much the most powerful benders. A firebender has to create fire. A waterbender is most powerful on the open seas as much as an earthbender is on land. But air is literally everywhere.

The Air Nomads weren’t dangerous because they chose not to be.

you’vE GONE TOO DEEP

Hey, HOLD UP.

While I agree that Airbenders do have a lot of power at their exposure, they aren’t the only ones.

Waterbenders can bend any type of fluid containing water, even blood inside the human body! That’s pretty fucking metal.

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They can also take the water vapor out of the air, use their own sweat or even drain the water out of every living thing nearby. 

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Imagine that ^^ happening to a person..

Next we have fire, the element of destruction. Like Airbenders, they can use the air around them, and transfer it into energy. Firebenders can bend or generate anything fire/ heat related.  That means lightning, flames, or extreme heat that has the potential to shape its environment (such as melt molten rock and metal.) Even fire breath!

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Next we have Earth. Earthbenders can bend anything related or comprised of Earth, such as metal, rock, dirt, sand, etc. EVEN LAVA. Anything mineral related? You got it. Admittedly, minerals- although extremely easy to come by, are not as present as water or air. But there sure is enough to make use of, and we can’t say Earthbenders aren’t powerful!

image

This guy just stopped a volcano. 

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Not only are they powerful, but they are also graceful. 

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And I mean look at this! Avatar Kyoshi Earthbends a freaking continent in HALF!

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In conclusion, fear all benders.