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littlemonkey613
09-03-2012, 07:44 PM
Recently been getting obsessed with this cartoon. Where has it been all my life? Any other fans on here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgbrw8wbvWg&playnext=1&list=PL989D53B11329A3B1&feature=results_video

orestes
09-03-2012, 08:18 PM
Loooooove Adventure Time. LSP is my spirit animal.

Here's me at Comic-Con last year and playwithfire as Marceline.

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neorev
09-03-2012, 09:17 PM
i enjoy Adventure Time too

but Regular Show has got to be my favorite cartoon at the moment

xmd 5a
09-03-2012, 10:15 PM
I watched a couple of episodes "accidently" the other day when I was flipping through the kids channels to find a show for my toddler to watch. Strangely engaging for something that makes little/no sense most of the time.

I want a 4 dimensional bubble blower and a game console you can go inside :P

Space Suicide
09-03-2012, 10:24 PM
Why do people my age like this show so much? I tried watching it and it does nothing for me. As far as Cartoon Network goes it doesn't stack up to any of the Cartoon Cartoons in their prime (1999-2002).

orestes
09-03-2012, 10:26 PM
Adventure Time definitely works on different levels. Also, if you haven't seen BMO Noire, do it!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4NkPRd5j3w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWmY9t0E-s

Space Suicide
09-03-2012, 10:29 PM
Seen it before on tumblr loads of times, guess I don't get it.

littlemonkey613
09-03-2012, 10:34 PM
Loooooove Adventure Time. LSP is my spirit animal.

Here's me at Comic-Con last year and playwithfire as Marceline.

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Awesome cosplay! I want to be Fiona for Halloween.

richardp
09-04-2012, 03:00 AM
Im a buff baby i can dance like a man. I can shake a my fanny, i can shake a my can.

*read that as if it's in all caps, by the way.

orestes
09-04-2012, 07:16 AM
Punch'a ya buns. Punch'a ya buns!

eversonpoe
09-06-2012, 04:15 PM
i have a finn hat, finn's sword hanging as the centerpiece of the wall in my guest room, and i fucking adore this show. regular show is great, too, but a bit different.

orestes
12-01-2012, 10:56 PM
I've had this song stuck in my head all day!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxVvKb0fGAY

SeeOhDeeWhy
12-02-2012, 03:34 PM
I've had this song stuck in my head all day!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxVvKb0fGAY

I saw that and immediately remembered this exists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en_sVVjWFKk

aggroculture
01-14-2013, 11:09 PM
Just discovered this and I am hooked on its awesomeness.

I found this parody browsing youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgjXgJx02_Y

liquidcalm
03-30-2013, 07:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMMTL_Bg9KA
Put you in my OVEN!
Adventure Time is seriously my favourite thing on TV at the moment. That's including things like Game of Thrones...

orestes
03-30-2013, 07:30 PM
Lemongrab is basically King Joffrey.

eversonpoe
04-01-2013, 09:27 AM
was anyone else a little disappointed by last week's episode? i was hoping for a little more back-story than what they gave us. i mean, to be fair, i kinda lost it when ice king started singing the cheers theme song because that was adorable, as is little marcy (though i'm still not clear on how she was able to be out in the sun?), but i wanted MORE, you know?

littlemonkey613
04-03-2013, 03:08 PM
^I wanted to see what that Bubblegum had to do with PB!

She is my favorite character by far and they've barely hinted at her past. I hope they delve into her soon. She's one of the more interesting characters. Her weird cruelty, fear of mortality, and badassness in that cute pink package is so full of win.

eversonpoe
04-04-2013, 04:06 AM
season one (all 26 episodes) is up on netflix, for those of you who haven't seen all of it!

thefragile_jake
04-04-2013, 05:24 AM
Hopefully Season Two comes out on DVD soon!

aggroculture
04-04-2013, 07:47 AM
Pure gold:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z3ZAIIgAaA

eversonpoe
04-04-2013, 09:57 AM
so, this week's episode was INSANE. i had no idea it was going to be CGI and a lot of the "glitching" was hard to distinguish from whether or not the cable signal was breaking up...it was weird.

ghostaustin
04-05-2013, 12:43 PM
so, this week's episode was INSANE. i had no idea it was going to be CGI and a lot of the "glitching" was hard to distinguish from whether or not the cable signal was breaking up...it was weird.

This was the first episode I've seen of this show in a few years (I've only seen about 4 or 5) and I can't believe how hard I was laughing for most of the episode. I hate to be that guy, but the episode kind of encapsulated how my mind works on LSD =X especially the "one second later" part. I was also laughing about how inappropriate a lot of the humor was for a kid's show, yet it still retains a sort of innocence.

sentient02970
04-05-2013, 12:46 PM
I'm constantly quoting Magic Man, especially "this day, a magical life lesson comes to you"

piggy
04-23-2013, 11:53 PM
I've been a huge fan of this show for about 3 years. This and Regular Show are without a doubt two of the most brilliant things in the history of Cartoon Network. I dig The Amazing World of Gumball, too.

Leviathant
04-24-2013, 12:42 AM
I saw the pilot on YouTube or something yeeeeears ago. Late 2006? I was immediately sold, and I'm so pleased it's grown into what it is today. When Mel and I were on our roadtrop (http://www.roadtrop.com[/url) we'd stopped at the CNN center in Atlanta and there was a goddamn Rainicorn coming out of the wall there. You go, Pendleton Ward!

orestes
04-24-2013, 07:25 AM
Pendleton has another show called Bravest Warriors which airs on CN's youtube channel, Cartoon Hangover.

eversonpoe
04-24-2013, 10:10 AM
Pendleton has another show called Bravest Warriors which airs on CN's youtube channel, Cartoon Hangover.

it's not quite as charming (or pleasantly weird) as adventure time, and it's definitely more directly aimed at the older group of adventure time fans, but it's still great.

aggroculture
08-16-2013, 05:33 PM
I went online to look for an Adventure Time t-shirt. And I found this: http://www.redbubble.com/shop/adventure+time+t-shirts
Can't I just have them all?

littlemonkey613
08-16-2013, 07:06 PM
^OOO I really want to buy Princess Bubblegum's shirt she got from Marceline. Anyone else ship them gurlz ? :o

Space Suicide
08-16-2013, 09:12 PM
I don't like the show but I painted a birthday gift for my girlfriend using watercolors:

http://i.imgur.com/klet8GW.jpg

I'm mad because her neck's fang marks got smeared and now they're fugly. Oh well. I'll correct it with shading....

eversonpoe
08-17-2013, 09:29 AM
^OOO I really want to buy Princess Bubblegum's shirt she got from Marceline. Anyone else ship them gurlz ? :o

the majority of the official shirts come out through we love fine (http://www.welovefine.com/84-adventure-time-tshirt), and here's the one (http://www.welovefine.com/2934-bubblegum-rock.html#.Ug96V1PpVZ0) you want!

thefragile_jake
08-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Man I still need to get Season 2 on DVD, it's been awhile since I watched the new episodes...but I hardly watch TV as much anymore. :( I take it the newest season is over?

Zipfinator
08-17-2013, 01:29 PM
Man I still need to get Season 2 on DVD, it's been awhile since I watched the new episodes...but I hardly watch TV as much anymore. :( I take it the newest season is over?

Nope, it is still going and there is even going to be a 4 part special at the end. It is an extra long season.

aggroculture
08-17-2013, 03:29 PM
But I don't think you can get season 2 on DVD: last time I checked, the DVDs are mixed up episodes from various series. I watched it on amazon instant video, which wasn't instant at all: lots of time spent waiting for it to load and interruptions.

eversonpoe
08-17-2013, 05:36 PM
But I don't think you can get season 2 on DVD: last time I checked, the DVDs are mixed up episodes from various series. I watched it on amazon instant video, which wasn't instant at all: lots of time spent waiting for it to load and interruptions.

no, they released complete season 2 (http://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Time-Complete-Second-Season/dp/B00BDD1UYI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376775272&sr=8-2&keywords=adventure+time+season+2) on both DVD and Blu-Ray. i've been debating buying both of the first two seasons since i have every episode downloaded (in full HD, 5.1) are there enough extras that make it worthwhile? especially with neither season being in 5.1?

aggroculture
04-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Adventure Time article in The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/television/2014/04/21/140421crte_television_nussbaum?currentPage=all

littlemonkey613
04-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Adventure Time article in The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/television/2014/04/21/140421crte_television_nussbaum?currentPage=all

Great article. I honestly am in awe that the show has become what it is. The first 2 seasons were relatively "normal" zany fare and now shit is dark and crazy as fuck with amazingly complex characters. I think what the show does that makes it work better than most kids cartoons these days is that it develops the characters from ep to ep and season to season. If something happens to them, it will effect them later. There is no moment that exists in isolation. Avatar: The Last Airbender was like that too.

eversonpoe
02-16-2015, 09:06 AM
i feel like, for the most part, this is getting a bit too dark/weird for me. i find myself being frightened by episodes (particularly last week's) rather than being fascinated by them.

i mean, i watched plenty of ren & stimpy as a kid, and it was a pretty weird and definitely gross, but it never got quite so existential/dark. so i'm wondering what kids who are watching adventure time think of it.
meanwhile, regular show just continues to get better with every episode.

littlemonkey613
02-16-2015, 06:56 PM
i feel like, for the most part, this is getting a bit too dark/weird for me. i find myself being frightened by episodes (particularly last week's) rather than being fascinated by them.

i mean, i watched plenty of ren & stimpy as a kid, and it was a pretty weird and definitely gross, but it never got quite so existential/dark. so i'm wondering what kids who are watching adventure time think of it.
meanwhile, regular show just continues to get better with every episode.

I feel the complete opposite but I suppose its a matter of taste and what you expect/want from this kind of show. I'm actually surprised and stoked as fuck that they have basically fully committed to developing all the characters in such a complex way. They are so ballsy right now, most of the most important information regarding plot and psychological development is being done through strange subtext. I often wonder how the show even comes off to people who aren't watching every week or paying wayyy close attention.

My fave moments from this season so far:

Finn losing his arm b/c his dad is a dick
Finn's other time traveling self becoming his own sword O.o
The way Finn got his arm back was poetic as fuck
Princess Bubblegum being called out for being a bad person and stopping her surveillance
Jake creating and destroying a universe within himself
The backstory of Ice King's crown originally being programmed by a wish brought upon by child abuse o.O

Idk man this show is crazy. I've never really seen this happen to a cartoon, where it starts off like any other being funny shorts with fast paced gags and some plot development, and turning it into this like deep exploration of characters and circumstance. Its not even that that impresses me the most though. I can't get over how the writing style is so steeped in layers of mere implication. A lot of the most important character stuff most of the tumblr fandom doesn't even catch onto, im like who the fuck are yall even writing for? Me. lmao

eversonpoe
02-17-2015, 08:53 AM
My fave moments from this season so far:

Finn losing his arm b/c his dad is a dick
Finn's other time traveling self becoming his own sword O.o
The way Finn got his arm back was poetic as fuck
Princess Bubblegum being called out for being a bad person and stopping her surveillance
Jake creating and destroying a universe within himself
The backstory of Ice King's crown originally being programmed by a wish brought upon by child abuse o.O

see, all of the things you just listed (other than the ice king's crown backstory...that was really upsetting) are things i enjoyed about this season.
it's all the OTHER stuff that has messed me up and me feel incredibly disturbed.

littlemonkey613
02-17-2015, 03:04 PM
see, all of the things you just listed (other than the ice king's crown backstory...that was really upsetting) are things i enjoyed about this season.
it's all the OTHER stuff that has messed me up and me feel incredibly disturbed.

lmao tru there is so much other fucked up stuff. i imagine you're not the only one who is put off by it, and now i am a bit concerned about the youngins. personally im digging it tho at what cost idk

aggroculture
06-13-2015, 09:13 AM
So what happened with Adventure Time? I feel it lost it. It lost that magic that made it special, that quirkiness.
Episodes I've seen from the most recent seasons I've found heavy-going, preachy, overly dark and surreal for their own sake.
I will keep trying, but damn, I feel something changed here.

eversonpoe
06-13-2015, 11:04 AM
So what happened with Adventure Time? I feel it lost it. It lost that magic that made it special, that quirkiness.
Episodes I've seen from the most recent seasons I've found heavy-going, preachy, overly dark and surreal for their own sake.
I will keep trying, but damn, I feel something changed here.

that is basically a perfect summation of how i feel about the show now. there were six episodes in a row last week including the two-part season finale and they were all pretty disturbing/not fun.

orestes
06-13-2015, 12:07 PM
You're not the only who has noticed this change in tone. (https://ladygeekgirl.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/is-adventure-time-getting-too-reckless-with-their-episodes/)

Hulu recently added the first five seasons so I can finally catch up with this show.

littlemonkey613
06-13-2015, 09:17 PM
You're not the only who has noticed this change in tone. (https://ladygeekgirl.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/is-adventure-time-getting-too-reckless-with-their-episodes/)

Hulu recently added the first five seasons so I can finally catch up with this show.

I would argue that its changed to be boundary pushing emotional and character driven storytelling, told using daringly abstract plot devices that are completely unprecedented in family programming. I stopped watching it primarily for a light good time a long time ago. There is 3 good seasons of that and they've said they feel a responsibility to do right by the characters and give them the most interesting creative story possible. So I guess it is for its own sake in a way?? I much prefer it myself.

That article actually is mostly talking about an LSP character aspect that was planted as early as early season 3. She has pretended animals talk to express her own insecurities in three episodes now. I would argue they are the opposite of reckless, but the show can be viewed recklessly since its most enjoyed and understood with reflection and analyses. Adventure Time def thinks LSP's depression is a serious problem, as thats what they've been exploring with her for several years now. It was hidden under an even more comedic tone before, and like with most the dark aspects of the show its more they are bringing them front and center instead of letting them fizzle in the background, as opposed to just introducing most of the ideas.

Is it a bit too dark for the youngest set? I think our culture is annoyingly obsessed with keeping kids away from dark themes myself, but if someone thinks so I would hardly consider it a valid criticism against the quality of the show as mostly quite responsible and thought provoking, without devolving into the kind of show that is there to give lessons. Not every kid's show should do the same thing and have the same purpose.

The 2 part finale gave me all the damn character feels. Finn :') He's 16 now. Harry Potter grew up with the character and AT is doin the same.

Space Suicide
07-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Honestly never cared for this show (top post on this page even states it) but on a whim I watched some episodes and enjoyed them a great deal more than I ever had. Maybe I was a crab a few years back and tried watching it? Either way, consider me a noob fan now. I bought blu-rays of seasons 1-4 at a good price. I'll buy season 5 with my next paycheck. Sweet.

eversonpoe
05-10-2016, 09:27 AM
dear cartoon network,

if you're going to air an episode of one of your shows that is largely subtitled, maybe make sure your GIANT LOGO in the bottom right corner isn't blocking part of the subtitle text.

love,
maxwell

p.s. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS??? that was SO ANNOYING.

eversonpoe
09-06-2018, 03:31 PM
home sick today and just binged the entire final season. can't stop crying right now. didn't think i'd have such an emotional reaction to the show ending, but i guess i was more attached to it than i realized, despite not really liking a couple seasons in the middle there.

Alexandros
09-08-2018, 07:58 PM
Such a weird series in a good way! It managed to deftly balance between being a show that children can watch (probably caused a few nightmares but hey, nightmares are a part of life) and a show that adults can enjoy in several layers. I liked how it sometimes felt like stream of consciousness stuff, like stories that a child would improvise while playing. Yet it never talked down to children and dealt with some heavy stuff on the way. Quite moving at times too. The finale was great, a fitting ending to the world of Ooo.