simon petrikov

five favourite fictional fathers

In celebration of today’s occasion here’s five of my favourite dads who are not real, in no particular order:

Harry Osborn

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 Williams

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.

Jean Valjean

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…”

Simon Petrikov

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. :( )

Yondu Udonta

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!

Let it Go Cover — Waveform Voice Acting

I had this idea back in 2014 and performed it on stage but never had it recorded in-studio. This winter was as good a time as any, and I am glad the idea is out there for a wider audience. It hit me one day that the lyrics parallel really well with Simon’s journey in […]

Let it Go Cover — Waveform Voice Acting

This is REALLY GOOD, and it made my heart break for poor Simon Petrikov all over again.

Preview: Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon SC — Graphic Policy

The post Preview: Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon SC appeared first on Graphic Policy. Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon SC Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosWriter: Olivia OlsonArtist: Slimm FabertColorist: SJ MillerLetterer: Mike FiorentinoCover Artist: Brittney WilliamsPrice: $19.99 The more things change, the more they stay the same… After surviving the aftermath of the…

Preview: Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon SC — Graphic Policy

I want this comic so badly. Just these preview panels alone are breaking my heart.

I love Simon and his relationship with Marceline so, so much. I really badly hope something like this happens in the four special episodes next year.


Adventure Time is back! For four new episodes! And I am delighted!

I wonder what the new characters will be like? I guess that lil blue guy must be from the Glass Kingdom?

A few days before this news hit, I heard that some interesting developments happened in the “Marcy and Simon” comics, which carried on the story after the finale. And they brought Betty back! I’ve heard mixed things about that, some folks think it negates what happened in the TV finale. And I can see where they’re coming from, but… I really REALLY wanted Betty and Simon to have their happy ending. I haven’t read the comic yet, I’m going to try and get it tomorrow, but I really hope they work that into the new episodes somehow.

I mean, this alone in the comics made me wanna cry:

Give me Simon and Marcy interacting! Give me Betty back! Please?

The one other thing I hope they incorporate into the new show (apart from more Bubbline, but I’m hoping that’s a given?) is this:

It also makes me wanna cry, every time I see it.




first season vs. final season

Finn in first season: Ice King! You better either set us free, or come in here and fight me, cause otherwise I’m gonna flip out!

Finn in fourth season: Never thought I’d be happy to talk to you, Ice King.

Finn in final season: I should show this to […] somebody like Ice King, who’s desperate for my approval!

Look, they are amigos now ;_;