Adventure Time

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  • Topic: Emotion, Time, Pendleton Ward
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  • Published : December 3, 2012
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Julian Petersen
Have you ever gazed upon one of Salvador Dali's surreal paintings, and it left you in a bewildered state? You've pondered what he was trying to display, or perhaps you were left wondering, is there a story behind this? Well, I am here today to tell you of such a story. See, we live in a time where people tend to take things much too seriously, far too often. When the world seems to erase happiness from one's life, there lays Adventure Time, shimmering in the horizon in all its pastel glory. It is a beacon of happiness, joy, abnormality, and an escape route for all those trapped in a calloused hand of disappointment. The show may appear to disguise itself as a children's program, but I can tell you confidently, that it provides material for more than one target audience. There's a reason why high school and college students enjoy watching Pixar films or shows from their youth, and Pendleton Ward, the show’s creator, really hits home with a cartoon that may well be the most creative, and entertaining TV program of it's kind. This is a fine example of the phrase "do not judge a book by its cover", because underneath Adventure Time's amazing array of bright and colorful characters, lies a subtext that involves a very large portion of dark and rather bizarre moments. This world that you are diving into and sharing with these characters is not as "sugar coated" as it leads you to believe.

Adventure Time is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, where The Great Mushroom War wiped out it's inhabitants, leaving one human child alive. Which brings us to our stories main protagonist, Finn the Human, who was raised by a family of elasticated, shape-shifting dogs. Jake the dog, Finn's brother and best pal, joins Finn on his Adventures of saving princesses from the evil Ice King, exposing themselves to constant dangers while they protect the kingdom of living candy from horrifying terrors. Although it sometimes may be weird yet amusing, like when our heroes...
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