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  1. Public Bookmark 82

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    "De facto. Latin. As used in law, this phrase is used to characterize an officer, a government, a past action, or a state of affairs that must be accepted for all practical purposes, but is illegal or illegitimate…

    "In this sense it is the contrary of de jure, which means rightful, legitimate, just, or constitutional."

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    Blue Zircon is on death row.

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    26 Oct 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 9

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    Every instinct tells her that this is another bad dream, the likes of which she has experienced before countless times in the thirteen years since becoming a parent.

    “Are you okay?”

    She sniffs, forces herself to regain her composure before she fully turns to him. “You…you allow your son to…to do things like this all the time. How?”

     

    Dr. Maheswaren and Greg reflect after their respective children leave for Homeworld.

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    24 Oct 2018

  3. Public Bookmark 10

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    When Greg goes out of town, the gems are left to watch a ten-month old Steven. That is, until a mission goes terribly wrong. Now Garnet's alone, trying to take care of Steven by herself for the weekend- Garnet has faced many foes, but the responsibility of watching such a fragile creature on her own is definitely the most terrifying thing she's faced so far.

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    24 Oct 2018

  4. Public Bookmark 71

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    Steven's two guards were frozen with shock. Steven said, trying to think like Garnet, "Have... have you told anyone else about this? Who else, um, knows?"

    The Agate said, eyes widening, "Only my Pearl, a Peridot, and myself, my Diamond. And the Pearl can be shattered."

    "That won't be necessary," Steven said quickly. "Just, don't tell anyone else, okay? The Diamonds have just. Extended their trip. So they'll be gone a while longer." He bit his lip. "We'll just have to make sure we find them." Soon. He hoped.

    "Understood. And until then... I, and all of Homeworld and the Gem Empire, am at your service. Pink Diamond, we await your commands."

    (Or: White Diamond hasn't been on Homeworld for millennia; Blue and Yellow Diamond just disappeared along with her. Naturally, command of the Empire falls to Pink Diamond. Or rather, it falls to Steven.)

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    24 Oct 2018

  5. Public Bookmark 25

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    Lars scanned the spaceport for possible targets, and his eye caught on a dark green ship nestled between two larger Planet Destroyers, colored orange-purple for the Quartz soldiers they carried. It was half in the shadow of the two ships; Lars crept around to another pillar to get a closer look and froze, cursing to himself. He'd thought that the shuttle was abandoned, but there was a tall green gem arguing with a smaller white one at its other side. The smaller gem-- a Pearl?-- had her rattly voice raised.

    Her face was set in a rictus grin, and her arms were wrenched up at her sides, palms facing the sky. Lars shuddered. Ugh, creepy. He inched closer to hear what she was saying.

     

     

    (Or: Lars and the Off-Colors accidentally add White Diamond's Pearl to their crew, before escaping Homeworld.)

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    23 Oct 2018