i know i just made a whole long rambling post about the emotional significance of the stakes miniseries but i also need to say that seeing princess bubblegum fly around on a hovering sofa while wielding an axe was really a highlight of the whole thing as well
dude stakes is just. it’s just so good!!! it’s one of those things that i keep coming back to and think about a lot, it just left such an impression from the first time i watched it 5 years ago up until now. more thoughts under the cut because this got lengthy lol.
i’m gonna watch stakes tonight i’m so excited
Finn, Jake, & Marceline.
surrender or die
and the stakes are high.
Tuesday High Stakes – 12/01/21
Woah, sometimes I forget how totally deep I can be.
lol, Marceline, you dork.
Gee, I wonder who Marceline could be singing this song to.
I just don’t know.
It’s a little hard to say.
Oh! It’s Marceline’s version of the credits song!
Before we dive into the next episode of Adventure Time, there’s this one minute short that looks like it belongs with Stakes
Thursday High Stakes Slots – 07/01/21
Drew some vamps, but I drew them from memory and because of that I Got a few things wrong. I forgot the ears of Empress and I made Fools cap red instead of black. But I like it so I will keep it that way. Also King looked completely wrong, more like a lion so I had to redraw him.
Well that was a great storyline! It’s funny, I realize that all through the liveblog, I’ve been calling Stakes a mini-arc, but that’s not really accurate. Adventure Time has never done a constant storyline across 8 episodes (at least not 8 episodes in a row) so this was practically a saga! Marceline has always been one of my favorite characters, so getting a chance to dig into her history and challenges has been great fun.
(Also, as a side note, does anyone else think it’s funny that Marceline being part-demon and being a vampire are almost completely unrelated? I didn’t really stop and think about it before, but nah, her only demon power is the soul eating thing. She didn’t even get immortality from her dad’s side of the family)
Not much else to say, really. As I mentioned at the end of the last episode, there’s a whole tarot reading to be done about the storyline and the nature of inescapable cycles, but that’s for somebody who actually knows anything about tarot cards.
In the meantime, I’m probably going to listen to Everything Stays and cry a few more times.
We’re going to be back at Star Vs tomorrow night, and I’ll be sticking with that show until the series finale because we are so close. Cya then!
I predicted this interpretation the first time we heard the song, but using it to close out this story arc just confirms it.
Marceline is the toy in the garden.
Everything stays right where you left it
Everything stays, but it still changes
Ever so slightly, daily and nightly
In little ways, everything stays
Marceline is still here. She’s still a vampire, but she’s not the same as she used to be.