I’ll be there for you
I catch myself measuring time in Friends reruns sometimes… Other times it’s measured in Spongebob or Adventure Time episodes… Before school started back up, it was measured in Borderlands 2 missions.
64 episodes of Adventure Time until class tomorrow (roughly 16 Borderlands 2 missions)… Studying American dialects can totally wait.
SO, with some help from this video, I have figured out why I love Adventure Time so so so so sos sso osososososo os SOO soOSOSo SO much:
Yes, I do believe I love it so much because of the ambivalence it evokes… but I also believe it’s the crazy interest that I have in post-apocalyptic scenarios, like that of Fallout 3 and zombie movies (and my new love, Doomsday Preppers).
But then again… maybe I love reading/hearing about/watching post-apocalyptic media because of the nostalgia. It’s a vicious cycle. It’s like a POND or something! (tiny Spongebob reference)
So, I love Adventure Time because it’s nostalgic and it’s nostalgic because it’s post-apocalyptic, and I love post-apocalyptic scenarios because it’s nostalgic, and it’s also nostalgic because it’s post-apocalyptic, so nostalgia aids post-apocalyptic scenarios in the media today by making the viewer/reader feel ambivalent, meaning that they are both happy and sad at the same time.
That sentence is so long, William Faulkner could have written it. Phew.
Here’s a list of some awesome guest voices on Adventure Time: Donald Glover, Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Samberg, Weird Al, Andy Milonakis, Ron Perlman, Erik Estrada, George Takei, Matthew Broderick, Lou Ferrigno, and Keith David.