>>79457315>We've all seen that just far too often this generation.
Try every generation. Monomyth and all.
Also the new thing about SU is not the concept of the external plot but the focus on emotions and relations.
We don't usually see that much emotional outburst if not for the big tropes of "you killed my parents" and other such drastic motivations.
Certainly not over issues of identity and self-worth. In the past we have often seen similar reactions when characters failed. But that is the very male longing for success. Validation through feats of prowess and victory.
You have a crisis if you can't reach your goal, can't perform a feat.
In SU that is not what happens, mostly. It is the female fear of not being adequate for who and what you are. The "you must hate me because I am so terrible". And it does a good job at that because it conveys this feeling of vague inadequacy and wrongness effectively to a male audience. They don't appear unreasonable or inexplicably upset, a mistake many male writers have made in misunderstanding the logic of female social dynamics.
We get that Pearl is compensating for a massive fear of rejection and inadequacy due to playing on a field skewed against her by nature through projecting correctness and bravery. Just as Amethyst feels guilty over the circumstances of her birth and Garnet tries to take responsibility despite not being made out to lead and balancing a storm of emotion within herself.
This is what SU does differently. It dives into specifically the female mind and does not stand next to it, uncomprehending