...so yeah, my interpretation of Holo-Pearl...here you go. See you Tuesday.
So if this is the first time Finn has seen Holo Pearl, I'm guessing the off-screen Steven the Swordfighter played out a bit differently?
Also a small typo in panel 3: You've got "you two, Jake," where I'm guessing it's supposed to be "you too, Jake,"
You are correct. I mostly glossed it over, as that episode was a bit harder to adapt without it just seeming sad as he tries to ‘replace’ Pearl temporarily with holo-Pearl.
Indeed, I remember you saying something about it around the time you chose to skip it
I imagine perhaps in the context of the Crystal GMs, Bonnie was giving Finn some one on one RPing and she flubbed a roll resulting in Pearl being poofed during IC training but that just lead to Bonnie tweaking Pearl's stats (including her design).
Kind of like how over in Friendship is Dragons they mostly skipped Swarm of the Century due to the players being Genre Savvy to the Tribble plotline.