In honor of ‘Steven Universe: The Movie’, which I’ve spent like six months on tenterhooks waiting to see, today’s MS-QOTD is all about our favorite alien/human hybrid.  (Sorry, Carol Danvers.  And Jon Kent.  And Barf the Mawg.  Man, there are a lotta half-aliens around, huh?)  I’ve had a couple of really dumb arguments about whether The Crystal Gems count as superheroes (They do and don’t @ me about it) but none have ever been as divisive as the question of which is the BEST Crystal Gem.  Would it be the shape-shifting Amethyst, with her enhanced quartz durability?  The graceful Pearl, who has studied the combat styles of a dozen different worlds?  Garnet, combining the future vision, tenacity and a great head of hair into one package?  Heck, even our man Steven himself is a contender, leading to today’s polymorphic sentient query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) leans towards Garnet, partly because wonderful accent, partly because kicking of butts, but mostly because her visor is the coolest, asking: Which of Earth’s protectors is the BEST Crystal Gem?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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