Saturday, October 30, 2010

Random rant

The advertising for Adventure Time is really starting to bug me. The disconnected butchering of dialogue makes it sound like poorly written stream-of-consciousness poetry.

Ice King!
...cold-hearted marauders...!
Lumpy space princess.

I don't care much for the show. I get that it's supposed to be a pastiche of old-school fantasy video games, but for the life of me, I can't tell WHAT sort of fantasy video games they were trying to make fun of. You'd think after all these years of games based on the basic molds set down by Zelda, Final Fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons, and World of Warcraft, a parody of such things would be recognizable as such.

I find the art terribly unattractive- it's like the scribbles of a teenage girl from high school who decided to experiment with marijuana and confused Zelda with the Care Bears or Candyland or something.

I watched an episode and didn't really find it funny- it was more confusing than anything. Worse, the one part I was looking forward to, the scene with the Dream Fish wannabe owl, was a real let-down. I really thought it was going someplace clever, but then it didn't!

I sure hope the episodes with the teenage vampire aren't nearly as disappointing- I get the feeling that I'd like the character. I guess if I really want my fix of fantasy video game parodies, I should stick to webcomics.

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