Steven Universe Vlogs: Episode 83 – Hit the Diamond

The ultimate about is about to begin…with BASEBALL!

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16 Comments on "Steven Universe Vlogs: Episode 83 – Hit the Diamond"

DWP102589
Guest

#NotAllRubies 😉

littlewillie610
Guest
“This plan sucks.” I like how this show can really mess with a person’s expectations. Episodes like On the Run can start off looking like run of the mill cartoon plots and become really dramatic and heartfelt by the end, and with a title like Hit the Diamond, it would be easy to assume that this episode would feature a major confrontation. It’s been cool seeing what Lapis and Peridot can bring to the group dynamic now that they’ve become regular characters. As someone who has never been interested in sports, I found myself relating to Lapis’ general disinterest in… Read more »
starfall42
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I do think they were pranking the audience with the “Hitting the Diamond” title, making us think it’s one of the Homeworld gems. I missed the obvious “getting to first base” gag, but I wonder if that was the original line as a censor decoy and they “settled” with the censors with “flirting”. Also notice that Doc (see below) got away with just a pair of suspenders for a top, not that she has anything to cover up. No, the Rubies aren’t played by kids. They’re all played by 30-year-old Charlyne Yi. They’re nicknamed in the credits as Army (gem… Read more »
happymel
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Finally, I’m caught up. I just saw this yesterday. Uh… I realize they’re a couple or whatever but was it really smart for Ruby and Sapphire to be so overtly flirty? Although, that odd plot point was worth it for Garnet’s oops scene. That gave me a good laugh. Yeah, in my opinion, I don’t even think the word lesbian applies to them since they’re aliens. They’re all girls so who else are you going to get with?

Pattermat
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Well, they’re explicitly female coded characters who are attracted to other female/feminine characters, and are referred to as women repeatedly throughout the show, so yeah, they’re lesbians. Even if there no male gems, the definition of “lesbian” is pretty broad, and they’re just women attracted to women – there doesn’t need to be male gems that they’re not attracted to for them to be lesbians. I can understand your confusion though! Rock romance is a bold new frontier. I think the flirting was to have tension, because it was funny and cute, and as previously mentioned – those rocks are… Read more »
Axelhander
Guest

Seconded. Well said.

CedricTheOwl
Guest
Swing away, Steven. All humans live in their barns. Man, Rubies are dumb. I remember thinking when I heard the episode announced how funny it would be if an episode as ominously titled as “Hit The Diamond” was just Steven challenging Homeworld forces to a baseball game. Imagine how thrilled I was to see that this episode was basically the Crewniverse’s riff on Space Jam. Like Peridot’s “Log Date” episode, this one was light on plot development but big on laughs, which is something the show rarely indulges in. Each of the Gem’s uniforms was a reference to some other… Read more »
Chaos Marine
Guest

So Doug… When can you tell us about the new Babylon 5 series you’re preparing for?

PotatoOni
Guest

I’m Ruby!
I’m Ruby!
I’m Ruby!
I’m Ruby!
I’m Ruby!
And together we are… THE RUBY FORCE!!

First Peridot and Jasper as Vegeta and Nappa and now the Ginyu force. Yellow diamond will be Frieza after all.

The title of the episode might refer to the diamond shaped lining on baseball fields.

And I think this has to be the episode with the most blatant pseudo gay subtext… or rather text. That episode won’t air at all in Great Britain that’s for sure.

Megalodon
Guest
Well I can’t speak for any of the others moaning about Ruby and Sapphire’s relationship, but I can say AS an asexual that it would be nice if there were more outright acknowledgement that asexuals exist and that it’s perfectly okay to be one. ALSO that asexual does not necessarily mean aromantic. That said, of course I realize that wasn’t this show’s intention, and that lesbian acceptance is the envelope they’re currently pushing. I’m just fine with that! I think the characters and their relationship are adorable and welcome. (Although one could argue that their desperation to be re-fused into… Read more »
Axelhander
Guest

I’m a nut for romance, and especially non-heteronormative romance. But I do agree there’s too little asexual representation in fiction.

angel85
Guest

Given how the caste system on homeworld works, I’m guessing they couldn’t even conceive of Peridot turning against them, so they defaulted to the mission commander Jasper. Of course the gems have a vested interest in them NOT finding Jasper because if they do she’ll tell them about the still active rebels, Lapis’ betrayal, and she’ll call for a backup fleet of homeworld ships possibly crewed by HUNDREDS of Jasper soldiers.

mattwo
Guest

“The ultimate about is about to begin”

And it is very about and kind of about.

Neo-stalgia Fan 1
Guest

That whole one eye Ruby saying “thank you” wasn’t for any direct reason, it was just to show off how scary and intense she is.

Drakon Loki
Guest
I am the only one who hates this episode? To me this undermines the threat of Home World the series has been building up since there fighters are apparently retarded, since they can’t count or know the difference between humans and gems and just about every thing they did. Also didn’t they establish in an earlier episode that for Ruby when she fought for Home World that she could fuse with other rubies and when they do there is no difference between fused or not. I always took that as they had no personality or at least they were all… Read more »
DeadCobra
Guest

Thsi was a silly episode
The funniest part was when Steven was train to keep Sapphire and Ruby from flirting

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