A Tale of Copper & Quartz

RT Animated Adventures: A Tale of Copper & Quartz

Gus and Esther take a trip to the National History Museum, and come across someone confused about what a diamond is, and suspcious cashier who wants to horde shiny pennies.


Audio from RT Podcast #393

Directed by Jordan Cwierz
Animated by Gabriel Silva & Quinn Weston

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Comments (55)

  • Kerisato

    6 months ago

    But he gave you the pennies to begin with... What does it matter if you ask for two different pennies?

  • bibbles0011

    6 months ago

    maybe the steven universe gems can help Gus or just rose in general

  • Queenagentnewtexy

    6 months ago

    give him a penny for his thoughts. 

  • Flavio815 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    If i see a penny press machine, i will make to use good looking coins.

  • flamedramon7600

    6 months ago

    when do we get this 

  • Blutonian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tech Guardian

    6 months ago

    What can I say Gus, you were in New York City, we don't trust it when people ask us for things...

    Seriously though, even though the guy works there, he's probably walked passed that penny press a hundred times and doesn't know what it's for or that it's even there. Native New Yorkers typically don't pay attention to tourist trap gimmicks.

  • Ephemerality FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    There was recently a reddit post about someone finding old change worth hundreds, and there were a bunch of similar stories in the comments. The guy probably wanted to make sure he wasn't giving away a penny worth $50.

  • Yangy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I swear I remember this from an older animation, or I watched that podcast and imagined it as an animation. Just something seems familiar about it

  • benesser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Unless I am missing something, I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be Natural History Museum instead of National in the video description. Might want to fix that before the YouTube release.

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Burnie's giving him crap for spending his time in New York in a museum, but the thing is, he spent his time in the museum looking at ROCKS AND PENNIES.

    • DreadedR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      And then got into a First World Problem Argument over asking for pennies and not being satisfied over them

  • Righthero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    You know what? Good on the animator for not making an easy Steven Universe joke. They took the high road and kept it to the story purely. Respect.

    • Belrevan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      i'm curious now (i never watched Steven Universe) what's the joke?

    • YoBoySarge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold You just got sarged

      6 months ago

      I think the majority of rt employees haven't seen Steven Universe but a subtle background reference couldn't hurt

    • Xikar_Wyrhart FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      @Belrevan There's a character in Steven Universe named Rose Quartz who is living quartz crystal. There's also Jasper and Amethyst, which are types of quartz.

    • Belrevan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Thanks for letting me know

  • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roller of Ones

    6 months ago

    Is anyone else having video playback issues, or is it just my shitty AT&T U-Verse internet again?

    • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roller of Ones

      6 months ago

      As it turns out, it was my internet...

  • YoBoySarge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold You just got sarged

    6 months ago

    shoutout to the fam-ethyst

  • EliBurry1000 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    The Allosaurus/Barosaurus mount recreation made me squee so hard. One of the most iconic dinosaur displays in the world.

  • skimwilk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold *drinks milk*

    6 months ago

    Please, someone draw Rooster Teeth employees as Steven Universe characters. Internet I need you. 

    • YoBoySarge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold You just got sarged

      6 months ago

      I once saw a picture of rwby characters drawn as SU characters

    • Caverness FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      This community can really be a toxic bunch of fucks sometimes. Why are you downvoting someone encouraging art of something they, and likely many RT community members are a fan of? Shame on you. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean other people can't.

  • Zev_06 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Did he get the shiny pennies?

  • RandomChineseGuy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    clearly everyone is throwing in their own two cents

    • BlindmanV2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Nice

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Annnd now I have a headache. Cheers

  • Yukito_097 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold That Kool Guy

    6 months ago

    "Diamonds are my favourite!"

    Of quartz they are...

  • Tudpool FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Weird that they have the register setup in a way so you can see the money inside it.

    • UberSky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Inexplicable

      6 months ago

      It probably wouldn't be visible to regular people but Gus is super-humanly tall, so... y'know.

    • c550456 17th Sharder

      6 months ago

      It's not really a big deal. If you are going to hold up the cashier, it doesn't really matter if you can see inside or not. Additionally, even if it did matter, all you'd be able to see is the top bill of each slot. Doesn't really give you much information beyond the coins in there.

    • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roller of Ones

      6 months ago

      That's how cash registers have been for, like, ever...

    • Tudpool FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      @korbitr Lol none of the ones I've seen or used. They're always facing in a way so when the lid pops up it obscures the view of the customer.

      Since, like, forever.

  • Great_B_Rad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I work a cash register, if someone said "I want 2 shiny pennies" I'd hand it over cause frankly I don't care enough to have an argument with someone over a fucking penny

    • rogiraffe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Also, Gus gave a perfectly legit explanation for why he wanted the pennies. There's no way the cashier could get in trouble even if Gus went on a crime spree with the two pennies... I wanted to slap the guy for being so stupid.

    • DreadedR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Honestly, id deny him the pennies cause it's a stupid fuckin request and I would want to see how upset he would get over fuckin pennies, and knowing Esther and Gus, the shit that would hit the fan would be Biblical

  • PMSCMaster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    This was almost too smooth =-=. Butt I liked it none the less

  • Bismarckee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Maybe the problem is with Gus and not other people, in less every person besides Gus is an idiot.

    • Consumerism FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I think it's a mix of both.

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      considering that you used "in less" instead of "unless" I'm thinking it's the latter.

  • DanicaPsyfai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Shout out to the store people at Universal Studios Florida. When I told them I wanted pennies for the penny press machine, he got me the shinest pennies he could find! People are good, I promise Gus!

  • Kr1sp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    People are dumb and I love to see Gus' interaction with them.

  • Monokite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Gus has the strangest normal interactions ever

    • Shadowwrath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      So true.

    • xJPx15 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      It seems that whenever Gus interacts with a person who he does not know personally, they always make a problem for gus in some way shape or form

    • Yukito_097 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold That Kool Guy

      6 months ago

      Maybe these people know who he is and are just doing it on purpose. "I bet this'll be in RTAA one day!"

  • Njman9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    As a cashier myself, I don't see why the guy had such a problem. There are customers a lot crazier than Gus.....

    I had a customer who wanted $50 in change but typed it in wrong on the machine and got $.05. Once I explained it to her, she paid for two separate transactions just to get the change she wanted...... people were pissed!! 

    • HalcyonHusky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      How is that strange? I work as a cashier and have and people put in the wrong cashback, then grab like a candy bar to get the change they needed. That isn't really odd. Nor a big deal.

    • j4sonm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Weirdest interaction I ever had with a customer was when I touched this guys eggs. At the place I worked, we were required to check the eggs in each carton before bagging them because no one wants to buy broken eggs. It wan't like we inspected each egg for cracks we pinched the rows towards the center and if they didn't shift they had probably broken and gooped on the container.  So I open the carton and pinch the eggs like I normally did and he flips out at me and yells that hes not buying them now, since I had touched them and my hands were all germ y from handling money. I get being cautious, but I had just bagged a bunch of fruits and veg for this guy and the thing he decided to yell at me for touching was the thing whose outside you don't ever eat unless your insane.

    • xiii-Dex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 1.048596

      6 months ago

      So what I'm getting from that story is that the customer was planning on licking raw eggshell.


      Whatever floats his boat, I guess.

  • YoBoySarge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold You just got sarged

    6 months ago

    Rose Quartz? 

    • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      How did you comment on this three hours ago?

    • SadisticKnight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Amethyst is best gest quartz

    • LazarouDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Can't afford Double Gold

      6 months ago

      @kaikaips3 You can comment on videos before they are released, you just can't watch them

    • musicisum405 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Huntress

      6 months ago

      The reason that girl couldn't find the diamonds is because the quartz shattered them.