"While I was really really sad because Marceline was really really sad and Ice King was being a pitiful old patoot,
I was also really happy because Ice King was being a pitiful old patoot”
A chat I had with Devi about Adventure Time and how it manipulates our emotions.
- First we discussed how they use humour as relief for episodes such as “Lady & Peebles” and “Jake the Dog” and how this humour seemed that much funnier since we were practically deprived of it.
- Then we discussed characters that make you feel different kinds of emotions.
We mentioned Ice King showing us two kinds of emotion at once (joy and sadness) and talked about how PB sometimes does the same (humor and creepyness) and implications of how they are both darker in hindsight.
- I talked a little about Jesse Moynihan and Tom Herpich and their work, particularly Jesse Moynihan with Xergiok and Lemongrab, and how Jesse can make us feel all sorts of emotions for these characters while them still being asshats.