Steven Universe Vlogs: Episode 81 – Same Old World

Lapis is back, but will she be able to accept this new world called Earth?

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Dakota Nelson
Guest

Empire City is actually an amalgam of New York, Las Vegas and Paris.

happymel
Guest

I JUST bought this episode today from ITunes. Follow up comment to come (hopefully later today). I am a Washingtonian and I’ve never been to New York besides its airport so I can’t defend it like I want to.

Crossover Princess
Guest

Oh you missed one of my favorite jokes in the episode where Steven suggests Lapis living as in Empire City as a single gem working in a coffee shop and coming home to a wacky room mate!

Because dang it! I want to see someone write that as a fanfic!

Oh and also I’d remiss not to make a joke a I came up with:

Steven: Everything the light touches is Empire City

Lapis: What about that shadowy place over there?

Steven: That is Jersey, you must never go there.

littlewillie610
Guest
“For a moment, I really felt like things were different, but they’re not. No matter where I go, I’m trapped.” Despite not having as much character development as most of the others, Lapis is one of my favorite Gems. A lot of that probably comes from her design, instrumental theme, and my tendency to like characters with tragic backstories and emotional trauma. Like Steven said, she only appeared when something horrible was going on before this point, so it was cool to see a different side of her personality. The backstory seems fairly basic right now, but I wouldn’t be… Read more »
ClaudiaFangless
Guest

“my tendency to like characters with tragic backstories and emotional trauma”
To be fair, that’s more or less every member of the main cast, isn’t it?

littlewillie610
Guest

That’s a fair point.

starfall42
Guest

Another funny background gag is the play showing in Empire City’s version of Times Square: “Dogcopter: Turn Off the Bark”. I LOLed at that.

Steven’s about to find that giving Lapis a wacky roomate (Peridot) isn’t like on TV.

starfall42
Guest
So yes, Lapis was caught in the war and poofed. She was found by the homeworld gems, who thought she was a rebel and attached to a mirror. They tried to compel her to show them where the rebels were, but she didn’t know so couldn’t do it. During the evacuation of the homeworld gems, she was left (and cracked) at the galaxy warp. Hundreds or thousands of years later, Pearl found her and picked her up. At the end of the evacuation, there was some sort of flash with the colors of the homeworld diamonds. My guess is this… Read more »
tastetherainbowmothafuka
Guest
tastetherainbowmothafuka

Omg I never noticed that! What makes it funnier is that it’s more likely an ad for a Broadway show! Since a few years ago they infamously made a spider man musica called “Spider-Man: turn off the dark”

So the idea of a dog copter musical sounds hilarious

CedricTheOwl
Guest

That’s a really great catch, I’ve seen the episode 3 times and never noticed that. Even Sesame Street has taken potshots at Turn off the Dark, so I guess SU couldn’t resist.

Anon Tumahab
Guest

Hopefully this will cement her identity in your guy’s minds as “Lapis Lazuli”…not “the blue one”. 😛

TheGreenMan
Guest

I like how we get a little of the Lapis we saw when she was in the mirror.

I wounder why her eyes turned to mirrors for a bit when she used her power since she is not a mirror anymore?

I was slightly disappointed in the back story. I don’t know, I just expected more. If nothing else though we still do not know why she was on Earth in the first place. Maybe she was a spook of some sort?

CedricTheOwl
Guest
Lapis Lazuli, Hates Earth more than Jersey does, Decided to stay. “Why did they call it Jersey?” “Because Oil and Petrochemical Refinery City wouldn’t fit on the billboard.” This is the episode Lapis fans like myself have been dying for: just her and Steven getting to pal around without the threat of looming devastation getting in the way. I liked the callback to Lapis getting confused by Steven’s name jokes, the return of hand farts, and just their genuine, natural chemistry together. This episode did feel like one big epilogue to the Cluster arc, and it’s something that Steven Universe… Read more »
angel85
Guest

Lapis was a civilian, who got poofed by a random gem on a battlefield she was stuck on, her gem was picked up by the Homeworld gems who thought she was a Crystal Gem and stuck her in the mirror to interrogate her hoping to find the Crystal gem’s base (how they couldn’t find a giant statue of an 8 armed woman overlooking the sea is beyond me but oh well.)

Nova25
Guest

Heh…

She got caught in crossfire, Homeworld Gems found her gem and thought she was a rebel, they interrogate her but she knows nothing of the Rebel Gems, she gets discarded, and later Rebel Gems find and keep her.

happymel
Guest

Yeah, I see what you mean Rob. Lapis’ wings does make a gross sound. I like how Steven made references to classic sitcoms like Friends when they went to the city. LOL. I’m glad that we finally got more of Lapis’ backstory.

Souledge94
Guest

this episode was pretty boring.

Axelhander
Guest

Watch Star vs. The Forces of Evil.

Drakon Loki
Guest

The thing about New Jersey, yeah it’s not perfect, but I never see what people make fun of, like the traffic bit, I only recently had issues with traffic and that is because I work at a theme park so I think that is understandable but it isn’t every day. then the more popular is that we are jerks, I knew mostly nice decent people. Also a lot of stereo type of the people from New Jersey are based on people that are actually from New York. At least they somewhat acknowledged that.

DeadCobra
Guest

IT was nice and a funny end

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