Woo hoo, a double feature!
Ooo, Lauren Zuke helped with this episode, which means Peridot and Lapis will probably show up!
Well what do you know, we're back at the barn! And it's been remolded. Hey, why fix that hole in the wall when you could just plug it with a silo!
Hey, Peridot found more CPH episodes! And Lapis is into it too! More or less.
Whoops, looks like Peridot hasn't mastered how to fly. Or float.
Lapis looks like she's about to happily punch someone.
"Lapis, fly us in!"
Oh, so that's where Peridot got that bowtie. She ripped it out of that alien's throat!
Time to rename Drawing Things Out to Meep Morp!
That was the reference the writers were making, right?
A beautiful leaf shrine.
Look at Lapis and Peridot getting along! Working together! It's almost like... #LapidotConfirmed
Wow, I can't believe Peridot learned to play all of those instruments! So talented!
Or uh... maybe not.
(me boarding beta) what if lapis had a tambourine lmao— lauren zuke (@laurenzuke) August 9, 2016
It's really great that the artists have as much fun creating these episodes as we do watching them!
They're having so much fun together! And Lapis is smiling. It's good to see her happy and connecting with more friends.
Nice horned alien art piece. You get that on Ebay? Or Craigslist? I mean with all the junk Greg has in the barn I bet Beach City's version is called GregsList, amirite? :D
"Hey Lapis are you okay?"
OKAY i . liked writing lapis because i like the idea of someone with depression/ptsd not having to get "better" to make people comfortable— lauren zuke (@laurenzuke) August 9, 2016
It's really cool that Peridot cares for Lapis' well being. Her actions demonstrate that she realizes the importance of making Lapis feel comfortable. She asks if Lapis is okay before she leaves. She even double checks, showing that she has a genuine interest in her well-being, rather than taking her answer at face value. She lets Lapis know that she's leaving, which is important for those with anxiety to know what's going on and when. She also asks if she needs anything, which is important because sometimes those with mental illness don't always have the energy to take care of themselves. She asks what season Lapis is on, which shows that she is making an effort to have an interest in things that Lapis enjoys. And finally, she never questions Lapis' "attitude." Lapis voice is flat, and could be taken as anger or annoyance at Peridot. What it really is is Lapis displaying a lack of emotion and energy in her tone. It can take those who are depressed a lot of effort to smile and be happy all the time. That doesn't mean they default to angry, they just can't slap on a fake smile and positive demeanor like the rest of the world. Anyway, this scene was really important and I hope it's a great teaching lesson for those who may have a friend or family member with a mental illness they may not understand.
Lick things to claim them as your own.
Woah, Jasper came out flexing. Brutal. Well, I guess she is the ultimate quartz!
Yeah, fight Jasper! Er wait, no!
Oh man that's a lot of dogs Jasper has.
Woo, time for part two of three! And Raven and Paul means there will be lots of dramatic expressions!
Jasper you shouldn't kick your dog!
"This planet ruins everything! Well, except for me."
She is a pretty big buff Cheeto puff.
There we go, there's the Raven and Paul expressions I love!
OH SNAP JASPER KNEW SHE WAS THERE THE WHOLE TIME WHAAAAA
Just don't crack your gem falling off a ledge this time, Amethyst.
Peridot, you're embarrassing the squad.
Amethyst is ready to throw down!
Woah gees she's big. Please be my wife.
This is like an ultra spin attack! Now Amethyst really means Bismuth! Ah wait, too soon?
AMETHYST YOU'RE NOT THE WORST GEM YOU'RE THE BEST GEM AND DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE!
Just hug it out quartz bros.
Ooooh snap what is happening?!
NEW FUSION?! And Steven's first gem fusion! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Now it's time for Big Buff Cheeto Puff vs. Big Fluff Cocoa Puff!
Pffff check out this frame I captured. You look nice, Jasper.
Fusion isn't the only trick they know! They also know Walk the Dog, Helicopter, Around the Corner, Creeper, Elevator, Umbrella, Bee Sting...
Oh no she didn't!
Hmm, where have I seen something like this before?
Geez this weird dog has more limbs than Malachite!
That's a pretty cool attack!
There you go Jasper. Just give your dog a hug!
Yay, Smoky did it!
"Nobody I fuse with ever wants to stay."
Oh crap WHAT IS THAT ON HER HAND?!
Okay listen you're super cute Smoky Quartz but what is going on with Jasper?
Well now Jasper is in REAL trouble.
Aww, Ame looking out for her little bro!
R.I.P. Steven, 2013-2016
IS THAT A GREMLIN?!
"You want Gems after they're worthless, you wait until after they've lost, because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone, that makes you feel like less of a failure."
Well, Rose did build her army for gems who didn't feel valued on Homeworld. They did follow her because they were broken. Because every gem struggles with wanting a purpose.
"I've been fighting from the second I broke free of the Earth's Crust, because of what YOU did to my colony!"
"Because of what YOU did to my planet!"
"Because of what YOU did to my Diamond!"
"My Diamond! Your Diamond! PINK DIAMOND!"
Hey wait a second...
You're not looking so hot, Jasper. Why don't you just take a break and-
Yeah just go have time out in your gem for a little bit.
Hot diggity, this is the first time we've seen Jasper poofed in the show. And Peridot did it!
"Come here, sis."
Wait a second. This is the first gem we've ever seen Amethyst bubble on screen!
Gotta stick together.
Oh hey, look who's back from Neptune!
Wait that's it? Where's the rest of it? Oh right. Stay tuned for part 3 later today!