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No Good War by tarajenkins No Good War by tarajenkins
This scribble caught on at Tumblr, so I figured I would upload it here, even though it's messy as Amethyst's room. I know I'm screwed when a song on my work playlist starts making me think of characters as though I were still writing fanfics in high school. Drawback of trying to figure out a character: wondering what they’ve seen.

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside


gdi I will be repeating this one for a week sob
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:iconmikaslime:
Mikaslime Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
her expression is the expression of someone have paid the true price of war
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GabyGirl1243 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
me encanta
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UmbraFoxPaws Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist
Lovely expression of the true price of war. No body ever thinks of the pain of lost felt by the 'bad guys'. They have feelings too.
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:iconcelestialqueengaming:
This is so sad ;-;
But nice artwork btw!
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DarkLyla Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Filmographer
Poor Jasper.
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ForestHowler Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of have a feeling that when Malachite unfuses, Jasper would be reduced to the equivalent of a victim of a traumatic event. Seeing as how Lapis is keeping Malachite together without Jasper's consent is like an incident where you imprison someone in your basement. From what I've seen on crime shows, being someone's prisoner could result in three choices for the victim: become one with them, get destroyed by them, or be crippled by them.

If Jasper indeed had these feelings during the war, then a situation like Malachite would probably bring those thoughts back. What do you think?

~ Howler from ForestHowler
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Red-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yoooo, that would be really intresting to see.
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emoartist76 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i strongly agree
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LuckyCap Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.......Give me a minute to process this AMAZING HEADCANON I mean I would have NEVER thought of that,that's genuis pure genuis my dear friend
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ForestHowler Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad that you liked it.
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NiteOwl18 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
You lose, Jasper.
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NovaStar302601 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watch...

They are going to woobify Jasper.
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Claymore-kid Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist
They said the intentionally made her one of the most complex characters. She was on the other aode of the war, and from what the wroters have said she is loyal to her beliefs so she truly believes Homeworld is what's best for everyone. She seems to have a personal grudge against Rose. She has probably seen a lot.
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NovaStar302601 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's a war hardened veteran who believes she's in the right, while Rose was in the wrong.

She has seen and experienced first hand, the horrors of war.

I can't wait to see what they do with her. This could get interesting.
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Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know during an early episode, there was a seen of Pearl showing some of the things that happened during the war. The Scene took place in what is assumed to be The Strawberry Battle field, Rose stands alone fighting a Jasper that is holding a Battle Ax as well as The Crash Helmet and as The Jasper takes a Swing Pearl jumps in front of the attack to shield Rose. What if It was Our Jasper that fought Rose. Their were Gem weapons scattered across the Battlefield so Jasper probably picked it up. It'd be interesting if the two of them have fought each other before.
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NovaStar302601 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be quite the interesting backstory. I know it's confirmed that there is more than one gem (More than one Pearl, Peridot, Jasper etc as they are classified by facets) but if that was the same Jasper who fought Rose, that would be quite interesting.

Jasper saw Rose as a Worthy Opponent, even respecting her tactics. From what we know, Jasper is entirely loyal and committed to homeworld and their aspirations, but only because she believes it as a truly good thing for gemkind.

I know that Rebbecca Sugar stated that there won't be villains in the traditional sense and we may get to see what the homeworld gems are like, and the cause they fight for, which will inadvertently paint the crystal gems in a more antagonistic light. So it comes to show, you are the hero of your own story. You will only see yourself as a hero without being aware that others may see you as evil. It's rather interesting TBH
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Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the writers said that if they could describe her personality in terms of Magic The Gathering she's Black, White, and Red. Black means a bringer of death who cares little for subtle tactics and they will do whatever it takes to win it's not always evil but often is. Red is a hot blooded warrior Driven by emotion they are quick, stubborn and effective. White is Order someone who respects authority is loyal and protective over what they care about. 
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Claymore-kid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist
In real life every evil person does what they do because they believe it's the best decision. Hitler may be the most evil man in the world but he thought he was making the best choices. The Diamonds may be pure evil but they probably thought they were making the best choices.They clearly have no regard for life, even the life of theor own since two out of three didn't flinch when they tried to kill other gems that made them mad but their must be something more to it.
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Claymore-kid Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist
We've only heard great things about Rose. But from what little Rose talks about back then, she doesn't believe her own hype. It would be interesting to hear about the war from the other side, Jasper would be our window into that
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NovaStar302601 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually quite intrigued about how we will see the war from the homeworld's perspective. Jasper may think she truly is fighting for the greater good of all gems. 
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greymonkitteh Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
When I saw this

I thought she was nude
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Loomiechu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
SAME
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RainbowCookiz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg me too
I thought she was sad cuz someone took her clothes away
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Xaldinpwn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
This comment made me laugh harder than it should have.
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Renma91 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2015
I hope you don't mind but I used this picture in a Tumblr post: renma91.tumblr.com/post/124935…. I made sure to give you credit and gave a link to both this pic and your main account. Also, I love your Art!
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Mediawatcher37 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
I don't think it's impossible for her to be redeemed, the war probably made her crazy and made her hold extreme grudges against her enemies, war changes people, it's makes them act different, so I do believe it's a possibility.
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Renma91 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
War is hell. The weight she must carry, from losing all those fallen comrades mixed with the fact that Gem's are nigh immortal must be astronomical. I understand her anger and hatred for Rose and the Crystal Gems. But hopefully, in time, she learns to let all that go. And eventually become an ally.
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Loomiechu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
TY. SO. MUCH. I feel the exact same :o
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MissCupid99 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Raw
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Waezi2 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
No words are needed.
Kudos
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davionpuryear Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
The amount of character this picture adds to jasper is amazing and I suddenly realize so much about her in this one tear jerker moment it reminds me of a certain quote that resonates with me in the oddest of ways

"No matter how we try to think of the enemy as mindless or evil how inhuman or inanimate in the end they are the same as us."

It makes me remember that Jasper fought in the war she was there! She wasn't on the Crystal gems side but now I can't help thinking how many friends and loved ones did she watch die?
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Waezi2 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Let's hope the writers will keep that in mind.
But then again, can there be talk about casualties of war in what is considered a kids show? Wouldn't that be pushing it?
But then again, "On The Run"  was pretty dark, so...
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Lupine-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
With the fact that they had Garnet talk about this in the Strawberry Fields way back in Rose's Scabbard, I'm going to say no. They can totally get away with it.
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Waezi2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Guess your right. SU has gotten away with a lot of stuff, like when Ruby and Sapphire kiss and made up in Keystone Motel
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TXCleverGirls Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this piece for many reasons. Not only is the shading great and the pose/expression dynamic, but I also find it very unique in and of itself. You really don't see Jasper drawn in a way to arouse sympathy or with an expression different from anger, disgust, or triumph. So I really like this one. Simple, emotional, and very interesting :).
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SusieBeeca Featured By Owner May 15, 2015   General Artist
Wow, you really got the Thousand-Yard Stare so unfortunately common among warriors. I just love this.
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helenabeating Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
YES.
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LoudestWhispers Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Honestly, most people just hate her because she was a bitch to Lapis. That's not cool, of course, but Lapis has been through a lot of worse shit, I believe. (like being trapped in that mirror)

I firmly believe Jasper is redeemable, if we get to either A.) See her backstory or B.) See her softer side.
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SirArceon Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
All those innocent Gems, broken beyond repair...

Jasper never wanted this.  She never wanted to see any of her friends suffer.

They planned to use the Earth to create new Gems.  But in the process, they lost too many.

And there was only one person to blame for the misery she felt.

Rose Quartz.

She would pay for this.

Her and all her little traitors.

~

Just my little fan-speculation of what's going on in Jasper's head right now.

Honestly, I thought Jasper was a complete and total WAD when I first met her.

But seeing her like this...

I just want to do something.  Anything.  I wanna have a Rose moment, and do everything in my power to make her happy again.

And I don't even CARE if she crushes me in those huge arms.

You, my friend, have earned both a :iconfavoriteplz: and a Watch, all with this one pic.  And all your other ones.
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Kahishiki Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So fucking much feel in my heart right now

Just ... How can people hate her ? She's just a strong girl , a woman who has her strengths and her weaknesses ...

Thanks you so much for your draw. 

Right now, I want to take her in my arms, hug her and never let her go.

And, will you accept to let me write an OS about this draw? (I'm sorry, I'm french and the text will be in french...)
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tarajenkins Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, of course! :) Thank you for the kind response, I am happy you like it!
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Kahishiki Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Man.
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tropenamer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
You don't win wars.
You survive them.
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I once heard an old guy state the following message:

WARS ARE THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS THAT LACK OF ONE.

I think the only solution would be to prevent those tragedies from happening.

No one truly wins while we all lose.
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Crystal-Dream Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THIS! Just, this makes me want to read fanfics based on this scene so darn much! Jasper must have SEEN things! Unimaginable, painful things!
God, I love her! I love this! EPIC!
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TimmyBrock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
I would write one but it would not be good at all. It would be more confusing than sad. Someone write us a good Steven Universe Fanfiction!
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SirArceon Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, seriously, don't tempt me.  I've got too much in the works as it is.
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Writer
Very interesting!
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LiHue-kun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awsome!! I love Jasper. And, do you know what? It's awsome as messy. It's cooler that way!!
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