"Myth is a powerful force in my life, Dude." #AdventureTime
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Found this Mighty Mouse book at used bookstore; previous owner had colored illustrations with crayons. Found it oddly compelling.
Posting early as I’m going to visit my parents for a few days — it’s the return of Lev Grossman, whose new book I keep not mentioning by name in this in a misguided effort to be cute is NOW IN STORES!
Five of our favorite ADVENTURE TIME Season Two episodes are discussed: “Guardians of Sunshine,” “The Limit,” “Susan Strong,” “Death in Bloom” and “Mystery Train.” Maybe not in that order.
-Zack and Lev attempt to say “Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant!” at the same time! And fail!
-Much discussion of ’80s video games!
-The enigma that which is Peppermint Butler!
-Zack goes on a really long tangent about the 1970s DC comic KAMANDI, THAT LAST BOY ON EARTH! That’s not really a selling point!
BONUS: ZACK VS. BMO! Listen in disbelief!
Here are some links and things.
INTRO: “Susan Strong,” performed by Jeremy Shada
OUTRO: “Island Song” by Ashley Eriksson (www.ashleyeriksson.com)
-Lev’s article for TIME about ADVENTURE TIME! You have to be a subscriber to read it all, but there’s at least a sweet Pen Ward illustration at the top.|
-Official page for Lev’s new book! Critics like it and everything!
Super-special ep as we talk to HYNDEN WALCH, the voice of Princess Bubblegum, with a focus on the Season 2 eps “Go With Me” and “The Real You!”
LEARN: Hynden on auditioning for the role, what it’s like working with the actors, explaining DMT to young Jeremy Shada and THE REAL DEAL with PB and Marceline, which I’m sharing here to get people to reblog this, as it’s a large fan base and I want to exploit that for my own gain.
This is how Hynden plays it – it’s not gospel, as she points out, but it’s the backstory she’s put together about the REAL DEAL with PB and Marceline:
“So yeah, I got all that fan-tweeting and whatnot as well, and asked that question all the time at conventions, so I asked, ’Kent, Pen, what is the deal here? (laughs) What is their relationship?’ And so what they told me, along with a mix of what I’m choosing to believe is that Marceline has a Peter Pan thing. She doesn’t want to ever grow up, even though she’s a thousand years old. And she likes hanging out with kids – therefore, she likes hanging out with Finn.
“So the history goes – again, this is just something that’s hints and speculations, including from the creators of the show (laughs) – that Marceline and PB were very good friends when Bubblegum was just a little girl, which of course was many, many hundreds of years ago.
“And what happened was that Bubblegum grew up, fast, because she had to rule over the Candy Kingdom. And as soon as she became a grownup, or even started acting like one, Marceline didn’t want anything to do with her anymore. So, therefore, Bubblegum has all these abandonment issues, and it’s also a reason why she won’t ever let anyone really get close to her ever again, because her first, and best friend left her. Isn’t that sad?”
NOW YOU KNOW.
Links and things!
OTHER RECENT EPS:
Eric Kohn of Indiewire!
Maria Bustillos of the New Yorker and more!
ALSO, FOR FUN: My “interview” with Lumpy Space Princess!
NEXT WEEK: Lev Grossman returns for more Season 2 discussion! Remember to check out his book THE MAGICIAN’S LAND, out this week!