case: (Default)
Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-15 06:40 pm

[ SECRET POST #3724 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3724 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.









[Steven Universe]






Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 14 secrets from Secret Submission Post #531.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

Transcript by OP

[personal profile] fscom 2017-03-15 10:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I know his appearance isn't going to change for marketing/recognition purposes, but knowing his maturity level affects his appearance, I can't help wondering when he's finally gonna start looking as mature as he's been getting in recent episodes.

(I'm not asking for full-blown adulthood obviously, but at least let him -look- 14 at some point)

S.B. it's a silly thing to get worked up about

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
That would be nice. But yeah, also not expecting it to happen. tbh I find watching season 1 Steven jarring because he's so immature mentally, and it's hard to reconcile that he's supposed to be 12-13? years old there.
erinptah: (Default)

[personal profile] erinptah 2017-03-15 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
The weird, disconnected aging is deliberate -- part of the "half-alien hybrid" thing. They talk about on-screen it while showing a photo album that reveals his physical appearance hasn't changed since age 8.

I think they're foreshadowing that he's not going to have another growth spurt until some not-yet-revealed factor comes into play. Especially since the rest of the Gems have only gotten design updates after character-development-heavy episodes.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
The mental maturity difference I was talking about in regards to season 1 is what I perceive to be a tonal shift in the show. Season 1 Steven is like a typical western cartoon boy protagonist--dumb, innocent, impulsive--where later seasons gave him a more refined characterization after the show started elaborating the story.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that'd be nice. Especially since boys usually undergo huge growth spurts and whatnot when they're 12-13, so it's absolutely justifiable. I have a really hard time taking him seriously mostly because of how childish he still looks.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I think he will at the very end.

Then again, I also think he's going to give up his gem at the very end and be fully human for various reasons.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
the writers have said if anything happens to his gem he'll die, so i don't think that'll go down the way you're envisioning

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Eeh, I still think they'll find a way to depower him, happens to is different than voluntarily giving it up.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know, they've changed the appearance of several characters. It's within the realm of possibility that they'd change Steven. I hope they do as well.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
It doesn't seem like it would be that hard to do, even considering the marketing angle. The art consistency on that show is hella wonky -- depending on the storyboarder and the scene, Steven is apparently somewhere between two and five feet tall. How hard would it really be to start drawing him a little taller and ganglier here and there and then just stick with it?


(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
it worked for Finn on Adventure Time. they're drawing him almost as tall as PB in newer episodes.