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"Okay, let’s get this show on the road."
Loreweaver, first post of his first episode of Steven Universe.

Loreweaver Universe (aka William French) is a blind (unspoiled) liveblogger on Tumblr who grew popular through his humorous liveblogs of episodes of the cartoon Steven Universe. He's known for a sarcastic style of humor mixed with intelligent analyses and breaking down into incoherency in proximity to his favorite characters.

Before he began liveblogging, Loreweaver had YouTube and Twitch channels (the YouTube one is here and Twitch here) where he played many video games, including Minecraft (which he's not proud of). He streams games as a part of his Patreon reward tiers.

On April 2020, Lore completed liveblogging Steven Universe. He has also watched and finished the show Over the Garden Wall, has started (but put a hold on) Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and is currently watching She-Ra: Princess of Power, A Place Further than the Universe, and Paranoia Agent.


His blog is here. His Patreon can be found here. Also, in September 2016, he restarted a Website/YouTube channel, this time under his own name.

Tropes associated with Loreweaver Universe:

  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite being far from her biggest fan, Lore expresses this for Jasper after seeing how badly broken she is by the end of "Earthlings", even hoping Steven will be able to help her get better and keep her safe.
  • Animal Motifs: Frogs. Loreweaver loves them. He even has a "frogbloggin" tag!
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Lore's outlook on life. He describes it in more detail here.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In "Alone at Sea", Lore describes Lapis's trauma thusly:
    "Five millennia trapped in a tape recorder. A return Home, followed by Homeworld returning her a) to her status as a tool and b) back to the place she tried to escape. A months-long torturous wrestling match with a Homeworld soldier deep in the darkest pits of their souls. Weeks spent around Peridot while she fangirls about Camp Pining Hearts. It’s been awful."
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Lore begins Serious Steven annoyed that the episode has a brief, no-context-given sequence of the Gems at Funland before cutting to two weeks later. He's even more annoyed when the episode cuts back to that sequence with more context, leaving Steven in a cliffhanger.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He really does not like the horrible society of the Gems' Homeworld.
    • He HATES cringe comedy, which is why the episodes "Fusion Cuisine" and "The New Lars" are ranked as his least favorite episodes — he goes into more depth here.
  • Blunt "Yes":
    Pearl: "Ugh! Is water just hydrogen and oxygen mashed together?"
    Loreweaver: Uh
    Loreweaver: yes, Pearl
  • Book-Ends: The first post Lore made when he started watching Steven Universe was simply "Okay, let's get this show on the road." At the end of the final episode, he simply says "Now, let's get this show on the road."
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs:
    Loreweaver: and then awful cringey wacky sitcom shenanigans happened for fifteen episodes and lore wept tears of salt and sadness and salty sadness
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick:
    Loreweaver: "Steven, that’s not a good reason to fight. You need to find your own reasons–for your dad, for Connie, for all the people of Beach City, because somebody really needs to kick Jasper in the face. "
  • Brick Joke: In episode 77, Lore mentioned in a few posts a ladybug that was apparently trying to murder him as he blogged. In episode 78:
  • Call-Back: In The Return, Lore points out that Lapis is a hydrokinetic next to an ocean, and doesn't have to take shit from anybody. In Barn Mates, when Lapis uses her powers:
  • Catchphrase:
    • He used to say "let's get this show on the road" a lot as he was on the title screen of an episode. Nowadays he usually makes comments about the storyboarders (or, in Lamar Abrams' case, prays not to be disappointed).
    • CONNIE EPISODE whenever his favorite character shows up.
  • The Comically Serious: Lore discusses how Pearl fits this role.
    Loreweaver: comedy 101: take the most aggressively dignified person in the room and undignify them
  • Cuteness Proximity: Garnet's Universe is almost too much for Loreweaver.
    Loreweaver: "I don't know how much more of this I can handle before exploding"
    Loreweaver: "I CAN'T TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS :D"
    Loreweaver: "SOMEBODY SAVE ME"
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: In Serious Steven.
    Loreweaver: don’t touch it Steven I swear to god
  • Early Installment Weirdness: He didn't have his formatted quite figured out in "Gem Glow" - some of his posts were just a line of dialogue in a large heading with his comments underneath. Nowadays, nearly all of his posts involve screenshots.
  • Evil Laugh: Right here, in response to a reaction to this detailed analysis of a scene from Mirror Gem.
  • Flat "What": Shows up a few times, such as when Steven turns his finger into a cat or when Ringo appears in Garnet's Universe.
  • Flynning: Lore discusses this in Steven the Sword Fighter, how it differs from real swordfighting, and how it's still just as difficult to do and dangerous to fail as the real thing if you don't use a fake sword.
  • Genre Savvy: Lore's very experienced with common tropes and is sometimes able to predict plot twists and character arcs (see I Knew It!). One of the reasons he likes Connie so much is that she defies all the typical Love Interest tropes and is an effective protagonist in her own right.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: Greg's pork chop phrase sounds like one at first, but ends up being deeper than expected.
    Greg Universe: "If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs!"
    Loreweaver: "I-"
    Loreweaver: "But-"
    Loreweaver: "why is this profound"
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: When the Gem shards in Secret Team get free, Lore responds with:
    Loreweaver: "So apparently Rose kept trophies from the enemies she disarmed"
    • He is fully aware of what he has done, tagging the post "#tw: puns."
  • It Makes Just As Much Sense In Context: From Together Breakfast.
    Loreweaver: "Our heroine, laughing maniacally in a male stripper outfit while tormenting a small child"
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Lore discusses this in Cat Fingers.
    Loreweaver: "Context is everything"
  • Kensington Gore: In Frybo:
    Loreweaver: "how to get away with gory maiming in a kid’s show, lesson one: it’s always ketchup"
    • Comes up again in Watermelon Steven during the fight with the Stevenmeleons.
  • Large Ham: Exhibit A, his "starting lineup" in his Hit the Diamond liveblog.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: In response to the Incredibly Lame Pun listed above, Lore's followers chimed in.
    weaseldale: "ugh"
    spookyscaryskeletitties: "I sat here for five minutes looking at this post disappointed."
    thischick25: "WAS THAT A PUN?!?"
    Loreweaver: "I am not a good person"
    thinwhitedomme: "And the ones she defeeted."
    thischick25: "I AM GOING TO DESTROY YOU BOTH"
  • Laughing Mad: After The Reveal that Rose Quartz was actually Pink Diamond, Lore dug up all of his old Rose-theories and added laughter that became increasingly more deranged the longer he went on.
  • Laugh Themselves Sick: Accompanied by some variation of the caption:
    Loreweaver can’t come to the blog right now, he’s in hysterics.
  • Little "No": When discovering Amethyst's Purple Puma secret identity, Lore has this to say:
    Loreweaver: "Oh sweet merciful mother of batman"
    Loreweaver: "no"
    • And when watching the extended intro:
      squaremomgsquad: "You can stop making us cry now"
      Loreweaver: "no"
  • Logical Weakness: In the first episode, Lore points out that the Centipeetle would be fried by the damaged Cookie Cat fridge, as the Gems are inorganic and silicon is likely what their bodies are made out of. Silicon is an excellent conductor of electricity.
    • He then subverts it by pointing out that Gem bodies would still need to be unnaturally conductive to sustain a shock for anywhere near that long.
  • Mood Whiplash: From the sombre liveblog following Jasper's corruption, poofing, and bubbling in "Earthlings" to DELIGHTED SCREAMING at the return of the Ruby Squad at the end of the episode.
  • Metaphorgotten: Done deliberately.
    Loreweaver: "Man I eat breakfast for breakfast"
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: He actually nopes out of "The New Lars" mid-liveblog in sheer horror, for reasons mentioned below, and posts a video of a corgi and some frogs for a while instead:
  • Non-Indicative Name:
    Loreweaver: "Okay what part of "sphincter slug" gives you "crystal shrimp"
  • Noodle Incident: "The pineapple thing," which apparently resulted in Pearl having to revise the programming of her training holograms.
    • Lore once offhandedly mentioned an incident in which his mother accidentally poisoned him. He appears unwilling to elaborate further.
  • Precision F-Strike: Lore swears a lot, though given that he rarely goes into Cluster F-Bomb territory, this trope still applies.
    Loreweaver: "Amethyst, what the FUCK "
    Loreweaver: "Holy shit."
  • Off-Model: Comments on this occasionally.
    Loreweaver: "Teleportation question answered, leaving only the question of who the crapping heck animated this episode."
    Loreweaver: "You get back on model this instant young man"
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": Almost 90% of Lore's commentary on "The New Lars" is composed of these. Lore's well-known hatred of Cringe Comedy and his concerns about the Fridge Horror nature of Steven's astral projection powers overriding the minds of his targets in "Super Watermelon Island" makes this reaction totally justified.
  • Rapid-Fire "Yes!": When Connie and Steven dance in Alone Together
  • Running Gag: Science Mom (Pearl) is [X]. Go, Science Mom!
    • His "new favorite screenshots" usually tending to be of something bad happening to Pearl.
    • Good jorb.
    • Shouty Goat, known in canon as Steven Jr. and portrayed in the liveblog as a perpetually angry goat who pops up to loudly comment on things.
    • Steven being referred to as "Smol Wreck-It Ralph Cosplayer."
    • He refers to Jamie the mailman as "The illegal mailman" and variants thereof, because he handles other people's mail, throws it in the ocean, and otherwise doesn't behave like a mailman should.
    • Whenever the show starts Getting Crap Past the Radar, Lore reminds the characters they're in a children's show.
      • Whenever the kids are somehow in the vicinity of anything with the potential for off-color humor: "That's for when you're older! So much older."
    • Peridot is portrayed as an extremely irritable and long-suffering sysadmin much of the time.
      • Along similar lines, Jasper often gets rewritten as a judgey fashionista who goes after the other characters up for their poor style choices, or her dialogue is shifted to a much more PG-13 version of And Show It to You than the show is allowed to portray. Sometimes both at once.
      Jasper: "First, though, I SWEAR I can smell somebody wearing homemade jorts with a turtleneck, and if it’s not one of you two, who the hell is it? I need to go beat the life out of them."
    • Loreweaver: "I always pause before the best moments" (accompanied by a hilarious image from the episode)
    • Lore often greets the arrival of Jasper with a variation on "HI, ASSHOLE, WHAT'S UP?"
    • In Over the Garden Wall, he's constantly making fun of Wirt for wearing mismatched shoes.
  • Sarcasm Failure: Occasionally, a scene is just too emotional (Space Race, So Many Birthdays) or awful (Love Letters, Fusion Cuisine) for Lore to properly roast.
  • Self-Deprecation: Repeatedly mentions that Tumblr is for losers during Keep Beach City Weird.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sincerity Mode: From So Many Birthdays:
    Loreweaver: "This isn’t a joke, either, I know I’m sarcastic a lot, this frame is just breaking my heart"
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Frequently, with this post an especially good example.
  • Stunned Silence: Why he doesn't make a single post throughout Pearl's song "It's Over, Isn't It"—Deedee Magno's singing voice left him with nothing to say.
  • Tempting Fate: "Gem tech doesn't run on things that explode." "whOOPS SPOKE A LITTLE TOO SOON"
  • Turtle Island: One of Lore's theories about the missing Gem creature in Island Adventure was that it was the island.
  • Verbal Backspace:
    Squaremomgsquad: "What about Laser Light Cannon?"
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Gambol and Carlson the security guards. Gambol can't stand how Carlson goes on and on about D&D, but occasionally recycles some of his ramblings for his poems. Likewise, Carlson uses some of Gambol's poem ideas for his campaign.
  • You Keep Using That Word: From Secret Team.
    Loreweaver: "Steven I think you may have had a serious misunderstanding about the nature of a secret"
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Word-for-word right here.


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