My ‘Steven Universe’ Gemsona: Black Pearl

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I rarely call any show perfect but Steven Universe is perfect. The only other show I’ve said that about is Avatar: The Last Airbender (I still have one season left to watch I was a late bloomer, cut me some slack).

Never heard of Steven Universe? Well it’s about the adventures of The Crystal Gems (Steven, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl) and the people of Beach City. Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl are intergalactic warriors who get their powers from magical gemstones. Steven is a half-Gem and half-human boy from Earth who inherited his mom’s gemstone, Rose Quartz (who was also a Crystal Gem). Steven is still figuring out how to use his gem and spends his time going on adventures with the Crystal Gems and hanging out in his hometown, Beach City.

Connie, Steven and Lion

The series is created by Rebecca Sugar who was the storyboard artist, writer and composer for Adventure Time. It’s the first Cartoon Network show by the studio to be created by a woman. Go Rebecca! Steven Universe isn’t just cute and funny but also smart, deep and incredibly heartwarming. The feels are very strong in this show.

Because I wasn’t caught up with the show for a while I avoided all internet things related to SU. So I didn’t know about gemsonas until I saw the one my brother Myles made, Hambergite. A Gemsona is a Gem persona that a fan creates, usually with fan art. They are original fan made Gem characters. You can have one or many gemsonas. Of course, I wanted a gemsona too! I’m not an artist, but my brother is and he said he would make me one. Perks of being his sister! I described to him my gemsona’s personality, body type, outfit, gem location and weapon and I was blown away at how beautiful she came out. I love that he made her in the Steven Universe art style, too. Check out more of his art on tumblr: If you want to see more gemsonas, check out the tag on tumblr.

I introduce to you my gemsona, Black Pearl!

My Gemsona Black Pearl [Art by Myles]

Gem: Black Pearl

Weapon: Trident

Personality: She’s a carefree Gem who loves to swim, surf, sing and dance.

Backstory: Black Pearl is from Homeworld but never really felt at home there. Thousands of years ago she came to Earth for typical Gem business but her ship malfunctioned and she ended up on an island in the South Pacific. She finally felt like she was home and has stayed there ever since.

Myles’ Gemsona Hambergite

myles skoots- Hambergite

Myles’ Gemsona Hambergite [Art by Myles]

Gem: Hambergite
Weapon: Giant Rocket Launcher
Personality: Kind of mean and rude but has a soft side that he tries to keep secret.
Backstory: Hambergite is a Homeworld Gem that sort of bought into the goals of galactic conquest from the Gem leaders. Hambergite feels a bit uneasy about all the stuff Gems do to the planets they invade, but he’s just a goon and ultimately wants to keep his superiors happy.

girl gone geek-myles skoots- black pearl and hambergite dance

Hambergite isn’t really one for dancing… [Art by Myles]

6 thoughts on “My ‘Steven Universe’ Gemsona: Black Pearl”

  1. Gwen Stacy - May 15, 2015 5:09 pm

    makes me think about what my Gemsona would look like.

    I wish I could draw!

    1. girlgonegeek - May 16, 2015 2:57 pm

      I wanna see your gemsona, too! I’m sure you can find someone who does commissions on tumblr for pretty cheap.

  2. Msmariah @ASpaceBlogyssey - May 15, 2015 9:19 pm

    I love your blog. I think I’ve visited before, but I’m not sure. My husband and I watch Steven Universe with our toddler. It’s one of those shows that’s really for adults, but children love it too.

    1. girlgonegeek - May 16, 2015 2:58 pm

      Thank you, I love yours, too! I agree with you, I think it’s for adults but perfect for kids.

  3. Amanda Blain - June 1, 2015 11:52 pm

    :) I came across your site from a random google… Your gemsona is awesomeness!

    1. girlgonegeek - June 5, 2015 11:54 am

      Aww thank you so much! Glad you found my blog! :)


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