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Aoi

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  1. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    [Pitchfork Article] Eight episode mini-series of Finn, Jake, BMO, and Susan Strong exploring the oceaaaaaan for mysteries and sercrets. It's rolling out January 30 and ending February 2. Looks like Steven Bombs were successful so Adventure Time is getting the same treatment. Ugh. I was so spoiled when we received a new episode every week for a solid two years. u.u;
  2. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    Big Adventure Time announcement on Monday! If not movie, then a new mini series. I'm so hype. [Video of Jeremy Shada's hype]
  3. Never explained this buuuuuut signature is for Hogcast: Speedy Delivery. My little brother's podcast discussing all things Sonic T. Hedgehog, bad anime, lucha, and pizza reviews. I'm a walking billboard when I do post. Cheers! Plus if you've ever wondered who owns escapefromthe.city
  4. This is my number one jam on ukelele! Advent, you and I are the AT squad.
  5. best SSMB moment: 

     

    1. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Eh, not really. I wasn't in that moment, therefore it's not the best.

    2. Aoi

      Aoi

      You might have a point there! I should have alluded my best SSMB moment. :)

    3. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Now that's more like it, I approve of this statement! 100% Meme certified!

  6. Trying to organically get back into the indie pop and folk genres after dropping out of the music scenes for a while. Saw this band on Monday, so I guess I'm starting off right. And bought a new record!
  7. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    Just watched the last episode! And wow, amazing. Musical episode was beyond my expectations without a Sugar-penned tune. Marceline actually cover's Mitski's song Francis Forever. And lastly, it looks like AV Club is finally ending its episodic reviews here: http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/adventure-time-departs-tv-club-emotional-summer-mu-238724 It's so surprising that so many people have fallen off the Adventure Time bandwagon. I'd say season 7 has been such a big production and one of my favorite seasons. Especially as an audience, we're finally getting emotional payoff that we've been waiting for. Though some answers are still withheld. AT does such a good job capturing the vast world and emotions Ooo represents. I bet you AT will be ending Season 7 or 8 and receiving a movie or at least a special. I feel like the plot isn't tied up, but I'm starting to see the machinations of emotional satisfaction.
  8. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    Wonderful analysis of The Hall of Egress. Fits quite a bit with my from Ooo-is-Finn's-perspective theory. Much of Adventure Time before The Comet is Finn's journey from childhood to being a teenagers. When I saw the The Hall of Egress, I believe this was a confirmation of being a weird teenage-adult in-between. Acceptance has been a large part of Finn's character this season, I can't wait to see what the writers plan to do with him past this point. Watched Broke His Crown last night. Once again AT writers satisfy us with cameos and clues with no absolution. When will the Betty saga end? Probably never. I did enjoy how the strained relationship between IK and PB was though. I've also started noticing more non-Finn/Jake episodes.. maybe Finn's acceptance for an Ooo without himself inserted into every plot? Sign of adulthood and development from the show.
  9. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    Haha, thanks. Though I was being sarcastic. Hard to convery via text. Am I right? I'll just continue blaming the movie development until it's released.
  10. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    Fucking finally. These SU/AT hiatuses have been killer. What happened to new episodes every week for two years straight?
  11. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    I feel like we've been waiting for this stop motion episode for quite a while. I'm excited
  12. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    "Hasta luego, turds" made me laugh so hard. Just finished Stakes myself! It was enjoyable to have interesting subplot with a long stream of episodes. Which is a standard in most shows, but Adventure Time has to dub it a mini-series because well.. they're AT lol. Though Adventure Time always has me wanting more. Those dicks. I honestly just wanted an animated version of this fan-video tbh: Everthing Stays Gives me the serious feels. ;____;
  13. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    I think you missed my point on narrative entirely. ;.; As you perceive the world, each person has knowledge, biases, and morality that filters the world different from any other perspective. And Ooo, as the viewers perceive it, is Finn's perspective of Ooo. The best analogy I can sum up is a comparison to Alice in Wonderland. Alice is experiencing this strange world, or other's say, our own world, and interpreting or imagining these things for the reader. We can't say it's a dream, 100% reality, or reality as per Alice. Or 'through the looking glass' into Alice's perception of the world. btw, I don't think Ooo is a giant Finn dream and I believe these events are actually happening, but is it 100% reality or Finn's reality? Is that the real Marceline or how Finn perceives her? It's more conceptual than literal. Finn's not observing every moment, but his perceptions play out into the world (because writers can fuck with you like that). I'm sure there's some filler, but they tie these episodes to plot-heavy arcs with perspective narrative. This is all about Finn's developing perspective -- you see the emotional aftermath of major plot points during these 'filler' episodes. The best examples come from character involvement like Tree Trunks, PB, Ice King, etc. Best one is PB since there's a lot of emotion there. Have you ever noticed her character develops around impasses in Finn's life? Start -- super chill, except quick to anger since Finn is embarrased Breaks Finn's heart -- reclusive, more into science than people Into Flame Princess -- non-trusting, overbearing mother, getting into other people's business Getting Over Flame Princess -- all of a sudden getting super chill and letting go? I mean it's not FACT, but re-watching the series brought a lot of this into perspective (heh) for me. Adventure Time is not only a cartoon show or a storyline, it is us, the audience, experiencing our coming-of-age in the land of Ooo. Actually found another post that puts the coming-of-age and themes of Adventure Time are linked:
  14. Aoi

    Adventure Time!

    Yepppp, that's exactly it. He's an idiot ruling idiot Candy peeps Yeah, I've seen a lot of fans leave for more the concrete narrative shows. But I definitely wouldn't call Adventure Time 'directionless.' I had this same idea recently as a week-to-week episode as well. I constantly complained Adventure Time had changed and I continued to watch out of dedication. Then I bulk watched the entire series from season 1 to the end of season 6. I was completely wrong -- it hadn't changed at all. Its narrative is structured unlike anything I've ever seen/watched/read upon a second glance. The storyline isn't a cascading series of events like most shows. It is structured around Finn the Human's perspective and his advancement into adulthood. All of season 1 and 2 are random, building blocks as characters, as a child would see the world. But then Finn meets the Lich, is heartbroken, faces his fears, travels different dimensions, meets his father. You start noticing 'directionless' or filler episodes aren't as random as you thought. It transforms into something more -- Finn's psyche, how he sees the world, how the world slowly peels back Finn's filter of childhood. This is literally addressed in 'All the Little People' when Finn controls his friends and their romantic inquiries. The show is almost poking fun at itself because they're saying Finn is unintentionally GLOB and the narrative is himself. Season 5 hits hard for me because there are definitely bigger pictures there -- morality, enlightenment, forgiveness that I struggle with. That pillow episode hit me hard. I'm honestly excited for season 7. The end of season six honestly starts a brand new slate for Finn. He decides to throw the frustration and depression he's faced over the last 3 seasons aside and continue to fight for the life he's created on Earth. I'm honestly mystified because I don't know where Finn stands. Is he now an adult with clear goals, a realistic point of view, and has a strand of hope? I'm watching to find out. I don't know if this was Penn Ward's original intention to rewrite the story of his own child-to-teen-to-adult (as the character was Penn in the pilot), but bravo to such a complex narrative that it took more of an introspective look for me to finally wrap my head around it. I would definitely still consider AT groundbreaking in its own right as it made SU and Over the Garden Wall even possible. But I will agree it's not for everyone.
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