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@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.


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#3341 Noideaforaname

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 10:48 PM

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 06:30 AM

Spinel is definitely inspired by early cartoons in general, but the whole "jobbed by an old-timey toon in a few seconds" thing does feel like someone had a bad day at Cuphead.  :)

 

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:32 AM


Also, I can totally believe his mom would do that, yeah.

 

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Yeah... Just finished watching it and during that scene I groaned  "OMG once again this is all Pink's fault." Like she's just an absolutely terrible 'person'. Being Rose seemed to change her for the better, but Pink is probably the worst character in the series.


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:53 AM

*Imagining a Tarn version of 'Other Friends'.*

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 01:18 PM

Tarn?

Btw, reset Pearl only latched on to Greg because he was the first one who talked to her?

And we still didn't get an origin for Lion. Not that it really matters since we know he died and Rose healed him but it would still be nice.

Also, I expect the Injector was a 'self destruct' button for the garden that Spinel just removed to use.

Hmm, technically any gem could do all the stretchy stuff she could do. Garnet did it before with weird tentacle arms in that... secret group ep. But I guess it's the mindset of the gem so be that flexible.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:06 PM

Yeah, one of my comments while watching was, "How long before Steven has paid for all of his mother's sins?"  Seriously, you could make an entire next season out of just cleaning up Pink's debris.

 

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:07 PM

I think part of my issue here is... why? Its such an ungodly terrible thing, and we only see it from Spinel's view.. but still... WHY would Pink just sorta abandon her like that?

 

 

Also I want to note that, even reformed White Diamond is still creepy as all hug. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Steven just wants to keep his distance from her. Yellow and Blue aren't so bad, imo. But White... white I kinda feel like I'd want a restraining order on.


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:10 PM

At a guess, she planned to come back after a while (despite clearly being kind of tired of Spinel), but once she was on Earth and having adventures, she forgot about her entirely.
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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:00 AM

Probably Gem culture. Spinel is an object, a toy, not a person, etc. Same thing with Pearl, which was like a digital secretary thing.

Pink was 'maturing' by wanting her own colony and consciously decided it was time to leave behind her childish ways and assume responsibility. It meant leaving behind her 'toy'.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 03:26 AM

Okay, so after rewatching 'Other Friends' and sleeping on it, I am awakened with a question running through my head.

 

I am wondering, does the fact that Steven (and maybe the other gems as well) Not know who she is, change Spinel's plans? I watch the first half of that song, and I realize: Spinel is not actually attacking anyone. She's being forceful and agresive, but she's playing with them... more or less. She's angry and upset, but she doesn't come out swinging with the rejuvinator, she doesn't really start up the Injector till afterwards. Even the song at this point is just her asking questions. Then Steven asks "Who is she?" and she more or less gets the answer to those questions and that is when she really starts to attack.

 

So.. I am wondering... Is Spinal deliberatly holding back? She's came to Earth to get her, well justified, revenge on Pink... but we know from the end that she doesn't know WHY she wants to hurt Steven and his friends or do what she does... So... I kinda theorize that Maybe Spinal is actually somewhat kinda earnest... in her own currently broken way... of wanting to meet and get to know Pink Diamond's 'other friends'? Even in her reset form she's kinda overbearing and obsessive with her function... Maybe she's kinda hoping for a reason... any reason... to NOT go ahead for her plan for revenge, maybe hoping to hear that Pink didn't completely forget about her and leave her to rot. That maybe there actually WAS just some sorta misunderstanding or something... Its why she wants to know what they and Pink did together. Then Steven reveals that no, He nor do most of them know who she is. Any hope that Spinal might have been clinging to is completely dashed and that is when she fully commits to her plan to destory Pink's Colony (the thing that took Pink away from her) and hurt Steven becuase she couldn't do anything to Pink Diamond as she goes from wanting to meet them to wanting to beat them.

 

Would the movie have turned out somewhat differently, if Pink Diamond wasn't a completely terrible person and had told anyone about about Spinal? Pearl would of  been easiest (its clear that she doesn't know what Pink did just that they used to be togeather) "Oh... um.. Hey Spinel... Yeah, Pink Diamond TOTALLY didn't mean to forget about you. It's just that we got to Earth, and things got complicated REALLY quick... I'm sure if she was hear she'd apologize..."


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:10 AM

I'd prefer to think that Pink didn't forget entirely about Spinel, life just got crazy and she felt guilty/awkward about going back. Like keeping touch with a childhood friend. "Oh, I'll totally send her a message tomorrow!" turns into "I don't know if I should, she probably went back to Homeworld by now...." Maybe she was afraid what would happen to Spinel, or thought she wouldn't understand once Pink started to rebel. I like to think that it's been nagging at the back of her mind, but it might make her a more horrible gem if she never even tried checking in on Spinel.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:32 AM

Spinel actually said she wanted to hurt Steven when she came to the planet. It was during the part when she held him at arms length, following up by saying she wants to kill him more after meeting him.

Just noting during the song part where Spinel says "who am I, who am I, do you even know what you're saying", she was doing a really well animated bounce walk downward.

Also, "I'm the loser of the game you didn't know you were playing" is a powerful line.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:05 AM

At a guess, she planned to come back after a while (despite clearly being kind of tired of Spinel), but once she was on Earth and having adventures, she forgot about her entirely.

 

There is another thing,  if she brought Spinel to Earth would she have ever been able to masquerade as a Quartz? As we saw with Steven, Spinel got upset just at him wanting to go off alone to help Amethyst.  Now imagine her trying to constantly follow Rose. Spinels are apparently not common, and a pink one with a perfect heart cut even more so.  Her tagging along like a puppy would have been a dead give away something was up.  Not to mention if Pink did try to retrieve her after becoming Rose, there is a very good chance Spinel would have seen right through the disguise and then wrecked everything.

 

Then you have that Pink may have been worried Spinel would have been hurt or shattered if she did bring her her back.  As far as Pink knew, Spinel was a silly little playmate and child at best, and not a combatant.  We of course got to see how dangerous Spinel could be, but Pink's only contact with her was playing in the garden, where she was obviously not a warrior.

 

Yeah the reason Pink left her there was horrible, but I can see why she may have never gotten back to her, especially with the portals all being wrecked after the war.  Maybe one of the reasons Rose tried to raise Amethyst like a daughter in some ways was because she reminded her of Spinel and wanted to do a better job with an other young, child-like gem.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 08:50 AM

*Checks no one is looking.

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Writes 'Spinel' above Lapis and Pearl.*

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:13 AM

Hey, Steg had the enhanced Pink ability to float other people. He was levitating Amethyst, Pearl, Opal, Lion with a soft glow.

Stevonnie didn't exhibit any extra abilities, as far as I could remember.

Oh, we didn't see the Ruby squad either, aw.

Edit - saw some comments on YouTube that point to Marceline's Everything Stays song written by Rebecca Sugar is Spinel's story.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 10:00 PM

If there's a season 6, it pretty nuch has to start with steven interogatting pearl about everything else pink diamond did so they can have an idea what's coming next.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:11 PM

You'd think they'd have done that already in the 2 year time skip. That's why we don't get the story of Lion, cuz they probably already addressed it, aw

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 08:12 AM

Alright, so I watched last night, and had some time to digest it: Did... the events of the movie really happen? I mean, obvious argument "official product, so it's canon." but...

 

Spinel managed to get a WMD and figure out where earth was AND travel all the way there in about three minutes. After standing, alone, in a forgotten ruin, for millennia. In that same time span, she functionally went from being a living toy, to a sapient being. I don't think it actually happened, and was literally just a vehicle to recap the series.

 

Edit: oh yeah, lemme know if I need to go back and put anything into spoilers, please.


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 09:07 AM

Funnily enough, this collides with my pre-air theory that she'd be some kind of elite gem soldier that was disgusted by what Steven had done and so would use her arsenal to try and kill him.



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:05 AM

As someone else suggested, the injector was probably already at the garden, intended as a "wipe it clean for reuse" mechanism.  And since wiping it clean would be followed by going elsewhere, why not have the injector equipped with FTL?  The only real flaw in that idea is that we saw that Pink-era FTL was "Oh, it'll only be a few decades," but that can be explained by Pearl not being aware of a new generation of much faster FTL having come into use in certain applications already.  Or by putting the garden fairly near Earth.

 

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