Let's Forget This Never Happened! in Setting The Stage
23rd Mar 2020, 9:00 AM
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23rd Mar 2020, 9:00 AM

This is PURELY a filler page where I question why the heck the moon base, which would have had NO need to maintain any form of oxygenated survivable to organic life environment, even had what little air there was for Steven and Lion to breathe while they were up there when we know thanks to the Rubies down the line that gems are PERFECTLY capable of surviving in the vacuum of space to no ill effect. Not even going into how homeworld had an accommodating atmosphere. It's just something that honestly ALWAYS bothered me, so I felt like poking fun at it.

Plus I just personally really like that little shot with the air-lock.

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23rd Mar 2020, 10:34 AM

The Portal?

Lion's I mean.

It connected Earth to the Moon, so the Vaccum in the Moon Base would suck in the Air from Earth.

23rd Mar 2020, 1:40 PM

That is a good question, honestly. Only explanation I could come up with is maybe Pink Diamond had a desire to bring human/plant life onto the Moon Base. As for Homeworld... yeah, that's pure convenience for the sake of having Steven and human folks not die. Not like it's any different than stuff like Star Wars, though.
Also, it's crazy that this is the last comic before the end of the series...

26th Mar 2020, 11:37 PM

Wait, the Crystal GMs is ending??

30th Mar 2020, 6:45 AM

At some point. Not necessarily now or soon. But at some point.

23rd Mar 2020, 5:09 PM

I always assumed air was just a convenience thing. Speech & sound alarms carry a lot better through some kind of medium; living in vacuum would render all the Gems essentially deaf, which could be a security issue, too. Also, most (human) tech produces heat & is cooled through air circulation - NASA has to do a lot of Shenanigans to keep astronauts from overheating in their space suits, for example. Their tech could melt down without some kind of cooling, and air is pretty convenient.

26th Mar 2020, 6:05 AM

The only problem with that theory is that the only thing truly physical about a gem is their gemstone. They don't have any organs, bones, muscles, or tissue which means they don't have eardrums in the first place or a brain to register sounds. Which raises a whole new bag of questions about how gem senses work.

26th Mar 2020, 11:21 PM

Their light-bodies can probably register vibrational frequencies/chemical patterns/pressure differences and register them as sound/smell/touch respectively. All three are useful information for any organism trying to survive and all three need a medium(a.k.a. an atmosphere) to perceive them. Also explains why Amethyst can eat anything but Pearl can still be grossed out by smells; certain chemicals can be dangerous(read combustible gas), but the gems don't need to consume anything so taste was never developed.

26th Mar 2020, 11:22 PM

Sorry, only TWO of those senses need a medium. My bad.

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