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Postby AdamMalkovitch » Tue May 08, 2018 10:31 am

I'm surprised this wasn't already a thread, seeing as how there are so many similarities in themes and tone to the first half of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

So, uh... yeah, we need to talk about A Single Pale Rose.
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I've seen a lot of people confused online about what exactly this episode meant with the whole Pink Rose thing. Some think Pink and Rose are two separate Gems, some think that one never really existed and that the other was a sort of alter ego.
Here's what I've pieced together; Pink Diamond is a previously unheard of Gem type. She somehow attained Diamond status and was able to live with the other Diamonds. Upon finally getting her own colony, Earth, she fell in love with the planet, and decided to try to keep it from the Diamonds and their plans to destroy it. However, she didn't want to just outright take it for herself and her army turned civilization in the Crystal Gems, so she devised a plan to disguise herself as one of them, and start a rebellion against herself. Somehow, she was able to change the orientation of her Gem to become a completely different Gem type. In order to end things quickly before it got too out of hand, she had Pearl shift into her, while she became Pink Diamond, and was 'shattered' by Rose. Infuriated and terrified at the power Rose had to be able to just shatter a Diamond (which is actually impossible using her sword, as Bismuth explained),
Yellow, White, and Blue decided to flee, but not before combining their powers as light-based beings to corrupt the remaining Crystal Gems by overloading their own light with the combined light of three Diamonds, thus, the Corruption Event. Rose used her shield to save the Gems physically and emotionally closest to her from the photon blast, as seen in Your Mother and Mine. As to how the Cluster factors into this, I think it was put in the planet by the Diamonds when they noticed that Earth was being overrun by Crystal Gems too quickly for them to fight normally. I do believe Pink may be some sort of hybrid experiment thing going on created by the Diamonds and taken in as their daughter.


As for Rose herself,
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I've noticed parallels to Jesus Christ. Pink DIamond decided to try to live as a regular Gem on her colony to see what it was like,
and so gave up her form as a Diamond and shifted into a normal Rose Quartz. I think that working and exploring Earth as Rose was what caused Pink to fall in love with the planet in the first place. Which is interesting, because the way the Cluster is talked about and the mechanics behind it seem very much like a fetus in a womb, so it may even have been Pink who 'impregnated' the planet she loved with the Cluster, for... some reason. Yeah okay this theory's shit fuck it.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon May 14, 2018 8:41 pm

I always felt all four of the Diamond Authority were sisters, though their relationships haven't been flat-out stated just yet.

That episode reveal was definitely wild (Apparently all the people theorizing it all these years were happy—I've just been personally taking in the show as it comes) and I'm looking forward to the new episodes. Summer's promo looks like it'll be interesting with Garnet splitting from the shock!

I still can't believe how CN's Drawing Podcast leaked images/footage (later half of season 5? Stuff in season 6? Nobody knows yet BUT it spoils a certain direction the show is going within the span of 5 seconds :sigh: ) and the Crewniverse is totally in the right to be upset—That said, I'm super excited to see how the footage will tie in with the Pink Diamond episode :derp:

I won't spoil the leaked stuff for anybody here, that's easy enough to find with Google.
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Postby AdamMalkovitch » Tue May 15, 2018 10:28 am

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:I still can't believe how CN's Drawing Podcast leaked images/footage (later half of season 5? Stuff in season 6? Nobody knows yet BUT it spoils a certain direction the show is going within the span of 5 seconds :sigh: ) and the Crewniverse is totally in the right to be upset—That said, I'm super excited to see how the footage will tie in with the Pink Diamond episode :derp:

It's almost funny in a twisted sort of way just how poorly Cartoon Network is treating arguably it's best [from a quality standpoint, Teen Titans GO! is so insanely profitable it hurts me]. Like, I'd understand if it was JUST only having real physical releases in one country on the entire planet (like seriously? Australia, of ALL PLACES? That's like the one country besides North Korea to never get anything), or if it was JUST the occasional small leak every now and then, or JUST a few story-ruining leaks here and there, or JUST a sporadic, unpredictable release schedule, or JUST hardly ever airing episodes that aren't new and instead airing the same thirty episodes of TTG over and over for the rest of eternity, but all of those things at once to the infinity power, holy shit. Like, if this is anything like what Nick did to Korra, I would like to profusely apologize and offer my condolences to any and all Korra/Avatar fans or even just casual watchers, Jesus INRI Christ.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:06 pm

I think CN didn't offer an apology about that (all they did was remove the Podcast, but as you know, nothing leaves the Internet once it's uploaded...). Definitely crappy on their part.

I'm hoping to sometime do marathon of the series all over again, because dang, "A Single Pale Rose" seriously recontextualized everything :bigeyes: I'm just...wondering when in the "Summer" the new episodes will air. Nothing's on the SU reddit(s), from what I can gather. I just hope Cartoon Network's version of Summer doesn't mean September, since lots of the SU episodes are finished a year before, they're just at the mercy of when CN will air them :sigh: For reference: There was a new song recorded in September 2017 and its respective episode hasn't aired yet!

I have plenty of things to keep me busy, I just hate that CN doesn't appreciate such a great show like Steven more, you know?
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