Except for Steven Universe being a terrible show made by terrible people with a terrible fanbase.
@Captain Swordsman, can you do me a favor?
Please search on dailymotion “the answer, full episode, Steven universe” then come back to this comment thread
That goes for you and anyone else who hasn’t seen the show: If you still want to bash it then go ahead, but don’t knock it before you try it, you know?
It’s really sweet and nice and good and does no harm to anyone and just sets out to tell a nice story and teach kids good things.
Like mlp but with less lewd fan art because almost none of the characters have genitals in canon
@liberachi , I've seen the 1st 103 episodes including the one you named. It's amoral hypocritical trash that teaches kids to act with no accountability and either someone will bail them out and tell them everything's ok (the gems) or things will just work themselves out (Steven getting new powers to protect himself on a whim). Steven has zero responsibility or accountability as far as I've seen (unless things radically changed in episode 104+ and I just haven't heard), zero education, zero sense of self-preservation or preservation of others, and his caretakers are at worst sociopathic nihilists who only care for Steven because he's actually his mom, and at best misguided morons whose attempts to raise Steven (without input from his father, the government, or any earthly authority) are not conducive with the healthy growth and development of a child, who also serves as the non-accountable self-insert of the creators.
If you like the show, more power to you, that's just my take.
@Captain Swordsman, I respectfully disagree (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Steven as a character constantly shows maturity and responsibly as a leader and a gem, he never goes out and does whatever stupid thing he wants without regards to consequences like he’s an adult animated show sitcom Dad or something. Through actions like training with pearl and going on missions with garnet, learning about fusion with Connie (which was useful even though technically an accident), and actively learning about his mother and gem-kind through peridot and amethyst, he develops as a character throughout
Then he goes further by applying that knowledge in the field: being the only one who actively attempts to heal corrupted gems, actively defusing situations without violence time and again (cenipeedle, peridot, aquamarine, lapis, etc), using his wits and empathy to win fights rather than raw fighting ability or brawn
His caretakers each try to teach them thier lessons to best prepare him for a normal life as..
@liberachi , an immortal being like a gem the best they can
It teaches kids to hope, and to work to make that hope a reality.
Steven is constantly cleaning up after the mistakes of his mother, showing more responsibility and accountability (for something he technically didn’t even do) just by bubbling bismuth than Finn from adventure time ever did in his miserable NEET life
@liberachi , I see where you're coming from, and maybe I'm just seeing things you're not and/or vice versa, but you're describing a bit of a different show than I remember watching. I will say thay Steven himself isn't bad, we seem to agree there. I'm not saying Steven himself is bad, he's actually fairly well rounded and mature considering his (imo) horrid attempt at an upbringing by his space moms.
@liberachi , a show doesn’t have to be all grim and gritty to reflect the real world, sometimes pastels and pale shades of pink and blues can portray the harshness of the real world just as well, without also giving the message that “life is hell and then you die”
Instead, Steven universe as a show chooses to say: “Maybe sometimes life can be good sometimes? Maybe if we all tried to treat each other with respect, and worked to solve problems without trying to “shatter” one another, The world can be better? Nothing can be good all the time, but we can all work together to make things improve”
And each of the characters, episodes, moras, and tones of the show reflect that theme.
Quite frankly I think it’s refreshing not just for a kids show, but for any show, to be so nakedly, openly hopeful
@Captain Swordsman, no matter how much stupid s**t I see every day, no matter how many people I talk to who are rude and evil and trash...I want to believe there is good in everything. Maybe by teaching ourselves and our kids to see it, we CAN make a positive change in the world
I guess that’s just my hippie take on it,
Sorry for for the long thread everyone
@liberachi , hey, at least you and I found something to have a civil discussion about.