Steven as the main character just sucks at being a main character. The fact the show revolved around him all the time only made him even more unbearable.Steven just isn't a good protagonist.
This is one of the few good things about SU, it's potential to be something at least noteworthy. Thing is, unlike AT which was marketed at Finn and Jake fucking around in Ooo and was decent until it got all loreshit, SU basically bragged about being this 2deep4u narrative. And also unlike AT, SU had Sugar all the way from the first episode of the original series to the end of the last episode of the sequal.Just finished the last few episodes.
You know the most common thread I am finding in stupid tumblr shows is that there are some interesting concepts..that the level of skill the writing team has can't pull off correctly.
To be honest, they never did anything that bad to Steven himself, and it was to their best interest to just leave them be, the Crystal Gems were always super outgunned during the whole series by homeworld. But if their empire was so big and conquered so many worlds, they would be considered space war criminals. This has always bugged me, is there any other sentient alien species in Steven Universe? Also, did Steven killed the gem race by ending their colonial ways? I mean, they cant reproduce on their own.^Not to mention the biggest issue, which was turn the Diamonds around in the shittiest "redemption arc" possible and have them now as Steven's kooky aunts (weren't the Crystal Gems already that?).
I heard somewhere that Becky didn't want to turn Blue and Yellow Diamond into full-fledged villains since she based them on Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune and didn't want the iconic LGBT anime icons be portrayed "negatively" on her show.
Something about the writing is fucked. Older CN shows had punchy dialog and something interesting was always happening.The perceived potential. Like, I hate this show but even then I can see that with a bit of polish, this show could've been somewhat good.
The way I see it, the pacing is terrible because the crewniverse focused on every character's bullshit feelings and drama before they can do anything interesting. But there was one big thing keeping curiosity: fusions.Why do people like this boring show, the pacing is terrible.
Look at Adventure Time, the ground zero for this trend. AT wasn't as balls-to-the-wall crazy as the Cartoon Cartoons of old. It was mellow, meta, and painfully silly. Over time, those who worked on AT spread across the industry like mayo on bread. And because of that, a whole bunch of sandwiches tasted the same. Now that most of those shows are over, my money is on the 2020s being the counter-culture. (aka fuck your feelings, get shit done or gtfo)Something about the writing is fucked. Older CN shows had punchy dialog and something interesting was always happening.
The new ones all feel so neutered
What about the first couple of seasons? Of AT or SU?What about the first couple of seasons?
I was talking about Adventure Time.What about the first couple of seasons? Of AT or SU?
EDIT: I think the biggest difference between Cartoon Cartoons and the 2010 cartoons is the use of continuity. AT was kooky and episodic in the first two seasons but they went lore crazy when the Lich showed up and Ooo = post-apocalypse Earth.
SU was in that same vein being episodic but they were lore crazy from the start. However it grinded to a halt when Lapis showed up. No more fighting gem beasts and visiting temples, now it was about fucking around in beach city and showing
threetwo homeworld gems how cool living in exile is.
Which never went anywhere might I add; literally nothing changed from a switch in mayors while Sadie’s band ended up breaking up for plot convenience. You had so much focus on these episodes that were hyped as a big game changers only to end up completely wasting your time.Their biggest fanbait that printed money and they couldn't make it work. Because that pizza shop granny needed to become mayor, sadie needed to join a band and so on.
AT started a lot of trends, good and bad. The worst had to be lore baiting, for many reasons. To this day, I have a hard time remembering a show that actually followed up on its lore in a satisfying manner.Adventure Time went to garbage once they started actually talking about muh deep lore.
From what I understand, they specifically sought her out for the role because they were big fans of her music. This actually applies to many of the fusions and the Diamonds, to varying results. As for acting, keep in mind that SU VAs are evaluated on their singing foremost and Garnet is generally a quiet character, so acting was probably the furthest thing from their minds.How did Estelle land this gig?
The woman can't act to save her life, did Sugar castcouch her?