Okay just one more of these I swear! (I don’t.) Here’s another recreating-an-intro-in-Animal Crossing vid I ran into, starring Isabella as Jake the Dog, naturally.
BMO concept art by Danny Cragg & Shelby CraggThis was the first piece of concept art created to pitch a BMO-centric AT special to the network.BMO concept art by Danny Cragg & Shelby CraggThis was the… — King of OOO
Adventure Time is back! And I got to see it the day it was released which almost never happened when the original show was on! Hooray!
I loved it. It was cute, touching and completely off-the-wall bizarre in the way only Adventure Time can be. Also there was not one but TWO twists, the last one comes right at the end and threw me for a complete loop until I realised no-one ever actually said in what timeframe Distant Lands takes place and the other one is… you’ll see. It’s not outright said but it’s VERY obvious.
Man I didn’t realise how much I missed Adventure Time. Sure there are the comics which are still ongoing (I think) to fill the void a little, but when that weird, wonderful show went away it left a hole.
In celebration of today’s occasion here’s five of my favourite dads who are not real, in no particular order:
If you’ve only ever seen the Spider-Man movies you may not know that Harry Osborn is a Dad, but he very much is. He has two sons, Normie and Stanley. Normie is named after Norman (Harry doesn’t seem to have ever gotten a chance to rethink that, oh well) and Stanley is… possibly named after Stan Lee? Who knows. Stanley is also never drawn as mixed race even though his mother is black, sigh.
Yeah you can probably tell I don’t really do comics anymore but I love Harry in almost all his forms and he deserves more recognition of the fact that he managed to be a pretty good dad when his own childhood was abusive as hell.
Rory is more on this list for what was, sigh, his eventually almost completely untapped Dad Potential. We knew he’d be a good dad. Amy knew he’d be a good dad. Then he BECOMES a dad and nothing. He gets one scene with a baby and barely gets more than a couple scenes with his magic time-travel now-adult daughter. It’s so terribly unfair, why? God season six of Doctor Who was a MESS.
Thankfully the showrunners did at least release one canon story of Rory being a dad, this from the Doctor Who Lockdown project. Arthur Darvill came back and everything. That’s something. But gah.
I shall ignore the BBC’s Les Mis adaptation, as you should, and focus instead on the JVJ/Cosette relationship as portrayed in the book and musical. It is probably not exactly HEALTHY but it is good. It is also of course very, very Miserable.
“And remember, the truth that once was spoken, to love another person is to see the face of God…”
EVERY DAY I FEEL SORRY FOR SIMON PETRIKOV! He had SO MUCH bad stuff happen to him, not least the actual apocalypse, and yet he was still a good adoptive father to Marceline for as long as he was able. Please watch Adventure Time if you want to see one of the most tragic character arcs to ever exist in cartoon form.
(There are many people who think that Simon’s condition is a metaphor for Alzhemier’s or dementia and I’m among them. Sadly the real thing can’t be taken away the way it was in the show. :( )
Ah, Yondu. Forever my problematic fave. He is not remotely deserving of a World’s Best Dad mug but hey, he knew that, and he did his best to apologize to Peter before the end, and basically just oh my god his death scene I can’t even now I just dissolve into a puddle of tears.
(There is so much meta about Yondu and his arc all over this blog, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.)
Bonus round! All the Star Wars dads. I can’t really choose between them because since Star Wars is basically a story about fatherhood they all have their roles to play. So a little shout-out to Anakin (the other problematic fave), Han Solo, Bail Organa, Qui-Gon Jinn (read Jedi Apprentice ok?), Jango Fett, Galen Erso, Lando Calrissian, Owen Lars, and so many more I forgot.
Happy Father’s Day!
No word of a release date but omg, it looks so good!
Also shout out to whoever did the subtitles.
by storyboard revisionist Amber Blade Jones“Better late then never. Earth Day!“Today is Amber’s last day on the show! They’ll be very much missed.by storyboard revisionist Amber Blade Jones“Better late then… — King of OOO
Awwww, I love this.
Things have gotten so beyond bonkers that I forgot to post about it. It’s a little teaser trailer for Distant Lands, the upcoming series of specials!
Also, AT is the article of the day on Wikipedia!
Thank you to this weird, surreal, beautiful show.
I hear there’s going to be an announcement today about more Adventure Time (maybe the planned sequel series, or a movie?) and I cannot wait. I’ll always love spending time in that world.
Oooh I love that Adventure Time cosplay, and the Finn.
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