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At The Gutter: Forget The Consequences, Just Get Me A Sandwich

This week at the Gutter, Screen Editor alex looks at Adventure Time, narrative, consequences and sandwiches.

Over the past several months I’ve been working my way through all of Pendleton Ward‘s Adventure Time, in part because it comes in 11 minute segments that are easy to squeeze into tiny cracks of spare time, but mostly because it’s awesome. There are lots of things to love about it – the humor, the weirdness, the clever allusions to art and literature – but I think the thing I enjoy most is how creatively they play with narrative. Watching all of the ideas they’re able to explore by ignoring the usual boundaries of time, space and consequences makes me realize how limiting conventions can be.

Forget the consequences, just get me a sandwich

Forget the consequences, just get me a sandwich

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Over the past several months I’ve been working my way through the entirety of Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time, in part because it comes in 11 minute segments that are easy to squeeze into tiny cracks of spare time, but mostly because it’s awesome. There are lots of things to love about it – the humor, the weirdness, the clever allusionsto art and literature – but I think the thing I enjoy most…

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At The Gutter: Comics Editor Carol pits Princess Bubblegum vs. Victor Frankenstein in a Mad Science Throwdown!

Prepare yourselves once more to venture a little further into Adventure Time‘s Candy Kingdom and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. If Lemongrab is Frankenstein the creature, how does Princess Bubblegum compare to Frankenstein the creator. Well, beyond the question, “Who would win in a fight, Victor Frankenstein or Bonibel Bubblegum?” We all know that Princess Bubblegum would win.

At The Gutter: Comics Editor Carol pits Princess Bubblegum vs. Victor Frankenstein in a Mad Science Throwdown!

Prepare yourselves once more to venture a little further into Adventure Time‘s Candy Kingdom and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. If Lemongrab is Frankenstein the creature, how does Princess Bubblegum compare to Frankenstein the creator. Well, beyond the question, “Who would win in a fight, Victor Frankenstein or Bonibel Bubblegum?” We all know that Princess Bubblegum would win.

Mad Science Throwdown: Princess Bubblegum vs Frankenstein

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 4.30.36 PM“No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. A…

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At The Gutter: The Shrieking Horror of Castle Lemongrab

Comics Editor Carol dares face the terror that is Adventure Time's Earl of Lemongrab:

Made from lemons—or possibly lemon candy—the Earl of Lemongrab is one of Princess Bubblegum’s creations in the animated television series, Adventure Time. (I’ve also written about Adventure Time, here). As Princess Bubblegum tells Finn (hero of Adventure Time), “He was the first one of my experiments gone wrong” (“Too Young”) and Lemongrab has gone very wrong since he was brought to life late one night. He is one of the most disturbing Frankensteins* I’ve ever seen. In fact, Lemongrab is the first creature who has instilled in me the sense of utter wrongness that characters in Frankenstein feel upon encountering Victor Frankenstein’s stitched-together son. I so often identify with the monster, that it is fascinating to sympathize with those he freaks the hell out.

The Shrieking Horror of Castle Lemongrab

lemongrab thumb“Sometimes I tried to imitate the pleasant songs of the birds but was unable. Sometimes I wished to express my sensations in my own mode, but the uncouth and inarticulate sounds which broke from me frightened me into silence again” (Frankenstein, 110).

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adventure-time-confess:

“The Lady Lemongrabs in the Fionna and Cake comic “Sour Candy” inspired me to come out as a lesbian. I thanked the author, Kate Leth, and she congratulated me. I feel so much better.”
Confessed by: Anon.

adventure-time-confess:

The Lady Lemongrabs in the Fionna and Cake comic “Sour Candy” inspired me to come out as a lesbian. I thanked the author, Kate Leth, and she congratulated me. I feel so much better.”

Confessed by: Anon.

Happy Pride to everyone celebrating! (art by Natasha Allegri)

Happy Pride to everyone celebrating! (art by Natasha Allegri)

Summer Fun Time Reading ‘13It’s hot and the air already feels like unset Jell-O, but you still have some time to prepare for…View Post

Summer Fun Time Reading ‘13

It’s hot and the air already feels like unset Jell-O, but you still have some time to prepare for…

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