Q:If the cast of Adventure Time were to actually meet their gender-swapped counterparts, like Princess Bubblegum meeting Prince Gumball and Marceline meeting Marshall Lee etc, what are the chances of some sort of romantic feelings emerging between the two sides? After all, now that I think about it, I can't think of anyone who might be as perfectly matched to them as what is basically another version of themselves.
PG: Oh hey, you’re really pretty! What shampoo do you use to take care of those lovely locks?
PB: Oh these? I just use the over-the-counter stuff. Nothing fancy.
PG: Well I’d love to hear about it! How about we get some coffee? I opened a little bakery-slash-cafe downtown and I make the most amazing quiche! How about it?
PB: Hmm, let’s see… that library’s not updated and that one has clumsy database management… Cinnamon Bun is becoming a problem…
PG: Uh, Bonnie? Hello?
PB: Oh, you’re still here?
Marcy: My dad raised me to value honor, respect and to have fun along the way.
Marshall: Well, my dad raised me to be manipulative, scary and to believe anything can be mine as long as I seize it.
Marcy: Simon isn’t like that.
Marshall: Who the heck is Simon?
*Marcy kicks Marshall in the boing-loings*
Marshall: What the hell was that for?!
Marcy: You remind me too much of my ex.
Finn: You’re into swords? I’m into swords too!
Fionna: Wicked! C’mon, we gotta share our collection and see what’s different.
Finn: One thing; You got anyone special in your life?
Fionna: Nah, not really. Not in a hurry either.
Finn: Just got dumped myself.
Fionna: Sorry for that. But hey, you ever wonder whats it like to kiss your genderbent version?
Finn: Heck yeah!
Jake: Uh… I’m taken by this sweet Korean speaking Rainicorn.
Cake: Nuh-uh, you’re not even my type, you look like a doughnut! But hey, wanna trade notes on raising a kid?
Jake: Ooh yeah, that’d be cool.
*Cake reads through Jake’s book*
Cake: This is your relationship advice? No wonder he got dumped!
Jake: Hey, I do my best mang! You only got two episodes and a miniseries so they gotta get to your development quick!
Lady: <Sorry, I met this sweet and wonderful guy when he and his boy rescued Bonnie>
Lord: -. —- / — .- - - . .-. —..— / .. / - —- —- / …. .- …- . / ..-. .- .-.. .-.. . -. / ..-. —- .-. / .- / ..-…-.. .. -. . / —- ..-. / … ..- -.-. …. / -.-. ..- .-. …- .- -.-. . —- ..- … -. . … … .-.-.-
Lady: <You’re not a man of words I take it?>
Lord: — -.— / …- —- .. -.-. . / -… —- -..- / .— .- … / .-. .. .—. .—. . -.. / —- ..- - / -.. ..- .-. .. -. —. / - …. . / — —- -. —- -.-. …. .-. —- — .. -.-. —- .-. -. -….- -.-. .- - / .— .- .-. … .-.-.-
IK: So, you succeeded in dying huh? Congrats!
IQ: Thank you. I couldn’t have done it without you though. I found something worth dying for.
IK: Yeah, I did have a hand in it once…
IQ: But if I can die, then it’s possible for you too. You have a chance to unburden yourself!
IK: I… think I’ll take a rain check on that.
IK: I found something worth living for.
Q:So what do you think about the Bad Timing episode :)?
Mostly a smattering of thoughts that I’ll present in no particular order:
- LSP friggin’ killed him! Well, not technically, but when you try to revert to a “restore point” that never existed in the first place when/ where do you go? So yes, ladies and gentlemen, LSP is our Jerk of the Week! (That takes the heat off Finn and PB for once, lol)
- I guess the analysts and other peeps already got the reason why the story is visually framed in a circle. And that Johnny does survive to a certain extent, but man, that certainly killed his good day.
- Speaking of story, I really like the dialogue and writing of this episode. The time travel concept for this episode is pretty clever, similar to Primer but less headache inducing.
- And the most heartbreaking moment of the story? When PB intones: “He’s not here." To a subtle degree, we can guess PB is capable of sympathy.
- And here we are again with the Science vs. Magic thing Jake brings up. Jake was bored out of his wits with PB’s Science Time Machine, versus Simon’s visually impressive Magic Time Machine. You can hear PB’s slight envy (maybe) and indignation from that scene.
- Johnnie, I hope you named your heir to the business. Because it looks like you’ll be there for a while.
Q:Well, can you blame FP for worrying more about her kingdom than Finn? Her kingdom was quite literally at stake, plus she was poisoned, so I don't think it was a sign of her being cold. She had more important things to think about than romance.
I’m… not blaming FP. I’m just giving a description of her current problems and frame of mind. And yes, since she has more important things to think about than romance, if there was any chance of them getting back together, it’ll be unlikely at this point.
Q:The final episode of the long season 5, "Billy's Bucket List", involves "Finn finds the hero Billy's bucket list and decides to complete the unfinished items as a final tribute." What do you think of this plot for this finale?
Funny enough, the plot of “Jake the Dog -aftermath-" revolves around the same premise, that is, of Finn and Jake paying tribute to Billy. It’s pretty cool to see your ideas parallel that of the Creators. :)
The synopsis itself sounds good. The theme of death blankets the episode (how many kids cartoons do that?) and is a good way to honor a well-loved character who was killed rather ignominiously and to close a season filled with sheer cray-cray and drama bombs.
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So, in the most recent episode, “Betty”, Betty leaves past Crazy Simon for future, sane Simon. But I’ve been thinking, what if she had stayed back with past Simon? Would her love be able to repel the madness of the crown? Or would Simon die without the madness? I’ve been thinking that magic comes with a price, and if you don’t take it, no magic.
Love will never be enough to save anything. It’s needs to be accompanied by something else so it can be directed and focused. Betty escaped the past because she intuitively felt that there was nothing she can do at that point.
When she saw Normal Future Simon, she knew that the best course of action is where Normal Future Simon is because he’s back to normal there, meaning there is a way to save him; Even if it means being trapped in the future, forever.
“A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain anything without sacrificing something else in return, but once you have overcome it and made it your own…you will gain an irreplaceable fullmetal heart.”
Q:With each passing episode, I get more and more worried that the jerk-Finn arc won't be resolved soon. Can you imagine another season with that? ugh
Hehe, I get where you’re coming from :) Eventually, it will get old.
Still, *thumps chest*, in storyboarders we trust; that they deliver FInn’s growth someday, and sooner, if not later.
Q:Have you heard? The next episodes after "Bad Timing" are called "Lemonhope Story 1" and "Lemonhope Story 2"!
Nope, but “Lemonhope Story 1” feels like a placeholder for the real title to be announced eventually.
Q:Do you think FP beeing a queen is a good thing? Honestly, I kinda miss the old Flame Princess, I really foud myself in her character and now I feel that her soul is "lost". I say this because it happened to me and I want to know what do you think.
You probably mean FP is “Flame King” :)
Anyway, it’s good that you identify yourself with someone. Seeing them encounter the same challenges inspires hope. But you need to be wary, friend, that we’re talking about nevertheless different people. She’s headed in a different direction and that’s good because she’s becoming her own person.
It’s the same thing with you dude. You’re growing up to be your own person.
Losing that connection can be hard, but it’s all part of growing up. When a ship is finished, they have to leave for water to test if it can stay afloat. Beyond the dry dock where it’s safe, but cramped, we can only hope for the best.
Q:Do you feel "Betty" should have been the season finale?
Split it into two episodes, amp up the emotional weight and humor, then yes, it could work as a season finale.
Then open the next season with the Lemongrab arc conclusion. Hit the ground running as they say. :) But hey, that’s just my op :)
Q:Was that "end of the season" dialogue in your comic meant to break the fourth wall or just act as a subtle double entendre? Good job by the way, not your usual ending style.
Maybe a little bit of both? After all, Finn was facing forward…
And thanks :)
I kinda find it weird though, how finn really did show not just hints, but great leaps and bounds in terms of his maturity. James was one of the smaller, more overlooked episode where Finn was shown to be rational and brave, but at the same time questioned PB’s moral ethics rather than doing the cliched “Respect for his sacrifice” reaction. Another more prominent example was near the end of Dungeon Train, where he gives up endless fun after realising the consequences borne by Jake as well. WDYT?
There are different aspects to maturity. You can be mature on one aspect and be immature with another. I guess his views on relationships work is something he needs to develop more.
I just saw the leaked pics for Betty, and I noticed that one of them looks like either an open portal or time travel back to when she was alive. Could we be very well seeing something Bioshock Infinite like? Where Betty was taken away by future Simon and Past Simon lived in regret and turmoil all these years? “All I know is that I never saw betty again”. It’s just so creepy to think about it, that how your future self may very well have ruined your previous life and you never knew.
Oh my goodness, it went just as i predicted. Still, the episode seemed kinda rushed, as well as having really simple writing compared to tear jerking writing in Simon and Marcy, but makes up for it in adding another character. Overall it was great, except I kinda wish they’d have taken their time rather than having me feel like they were just out to satisfy fans of the show.
Nope, you weren’t 100% correct :) Betty was the one who jumped into the future; Present Simon didn’t pull her from the past. Basically, Present Simon had to wait a thousand years for a second chance with Betty. And not to sound cheesy, but with the kind of person Betty is, that was worth the wait. Damned well worth the wait.
I was wondering if you saw the upcoming episodes of AT. They’ll be taking Lemonhope’s story in two parts, then there’s Billy’s Bucket List. Hmm… I wonder what are they going to do in these episodes. Anyway, the latest episode, them feels (moderately)… :( I really hope she will find a way to bring back Simon to human form. So, what will happen next? Oh, this is going to be very interesting…
I have no ideas on what will happen dude. Betty’s in Ooo now- that definitely shakes things up- but for Simon, the night is a little brighter now.