The Unique Appeal Of 'Adventure Time' - 25pcs Sticker Set
It’s difficult to describe Adventure Time. It’s a series of stories about a young boy and his loyal dog searching for adventure, but set in the aftermath of an apocalyptic war, of which a magical world emerged from the ruins.
Adventure Time started with a deceptively simple concept - Finn (the human) and his canine companion Jake (who can stretch his rubbery body into any form imaginable), would set off and get into trouble together. Their primary antagonist was the comically villainous Ice King, who wished to capture and forcibly marry Princess Bubblegum, ruler of the Candy Kingdom.
Young children watching Adventure Time from the outset will have grown up with Finn, as the previous generation grew up alongside Harry Potter. Watching Finn develop (even keeping the same voice actor), from a dumb kid looking for a fight, into an emotionally balanced pacifist, reflects their own personal growth into adulthood.
While the direction of each episode can veer wildly, the theme of change is ingrained throughout. The characters are revealed to have past lives, different timelines, even gender-swapped doppelgangers that exist in fanfictions. People and circumstances change constantly; purity leads to corruption, and redemption can arise in even the darkest soul.
It’s a beautiful message, and a great twist on the typical, paradoxical solution - to kill the evildoer, destroy violence with violence. And that unique approach to morality, of good and evil occurring in every individual, is a hugely important aspect of life that the vast majority of children's fiction out there refuses to acknowledge.
Sadly, Adventure Time is set to end tonight, with the Candy Kingdom drawn into war, Princess Bubblegum keen to send her candy minions to die, and Finn desperately trying to prevent the pointless bloodshed. However the story ends, it won’t just feel like the end of a beloved series, it will feel like the end of an era.
Adventure Time taught us that change is inevitable, sometimes for the worst, and often beyond our control. But the end always marks a new beginning. We should be thankful that the show went on far longer than anyone anticipated, and even expanded beyond itself, with many of the animators inspired to go out and create unique, bold animation like Over the Garden Wall and Steven Universe.
A new, golden age in animation seems to have been inspired by Adventure Time, and judging from modern-day phenomena like Elsagate, we desperately needed it.
We all require emotionally complex stories, children especially, and while one great tale is about to end, others are already rising from the ashes
Set: 25 pcs
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