I'd say if you're looking for plot per se, skip to Season 2's Susan Strong and Season 3's Beautopia, which explore the setting far more than I expected the show to. For reference, you've got to look for it a bit, but overarching:
It may not be for everyone, I know I personally stuck through the first season largely due to colorful visuals rather than any sort of real loyalty to the setting, but it definitely picked up my interest as the second season went on, with the third routinely impressing me with intelligence (Memory of a Memory, From Bad to Worse, Beautopia, so forth).Originally Posted by Pendleton Ward
It feels like I'm ragging on the early stuff pretty hard, but I'm just trying to say I find the newer stuff more polished myself. Which sounds sorta obvious, but I mean the opposite is just as true for an equal number of shows as the writers lose focus, so you know.
I would say it's pretty character-driven in the sense that the characters and their relationships stay pretty stable while everything else develops solely according to the writers' whims, but again, it depends on what episode you're watching.
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Oh wow, that's crazy awesome. =D
Ryan North doing adventure time
Axe Cop bros. getting a deal with Darkhorse
Dr mcninja doing deadpool
Kate Beaton doing marvel stuff
all fave webcomic artists are making it big @___@
well except Andrew Hussie what a loser lol
This is the most amazing news. Two of my favorite worlds are COLLIDING. My mind cannot handle it!
Honestly I think it is a perfect fit. I see Mr. North's style of humor and delivery as being very much in line with Adventure Time's.
Congratulations Ryan, and I cannot wait for this!
I'm honestly surprised at how many people in this thread don't utterly dote on Adventure Time. The show is wondermazement and that Ryan is writing its comic book series is too cool for words. If Ryan can turn the lives of three dinosaurs who never change poses into a new adventure every day, it's astonishing to think of what he might do with the entire Land of Oo.
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Honestly, I liked Adventure Time before Homestuck. I never learned about Homestuck until after my friend told me about it. Thank my friend well, because otherwise, I would have never heard about it, because I'm not one to go out and find a cool online comic to read.
oh man, watched Marceline's Closet and then the Xmas episode... VERY jarring shift in tone, but its why i love adventure time, cos it can be so many things AND still be itself. I actually think i cried when they played the final video T^T
Edit: Just realised WHERE this thread is XD *derp* hope my local comic shop will be stocking this when it comes out :B
So Mr. North's twitter just informed me that each issue of his Adventure Time comic will have segments done by indie cartoonists!
I'm just wondering now about the degree of certainty that I can predict an Adventure Time story by KC Green because
thread for that!
i would like to note that the show DOES have consistent rules
it just doesn't really make sense to somebody who's only watched like, a couple episodes
and i realize that may not be for everybody, which is why the gags are there to keep you entertained, like john's ability to mishandle his early inventory limitations
see, this way the writers can make cartoon network keep going with their show until enough of it exists to form a picture
(thereby avoiding the issue of samurai jack's meaningless voyage)
anyway, i'd like to explain that mspa usually has words that go with the pictures, that aren't spoken aloud, so that there is more room for more words, and therefore bears a closerness to something you could call "consistency"
but it's really just an illusion, since once we go into animation mode, almost NOTHING makes sense until you spend like, a month thinking about it
andrew makes shit up just as much as adventure time, and adventure time is just as good as andrew as fitting each piece together behind the scenes
the difference only lies in the means of conveyance over the span of time allotted by those means
try to summarize mspa's "consistent plot" and see what happens
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weirdguy, I wasn't criticizing Adventure Time by saying that it is not consistent. It is supposed to not make sense a lot of the time. That is what makes it entertaining (to me). It it nonsensical in a particular, specific way that I am entirely sure is deliberate (and skillfully done) on the part of the creators. Sure, the writers flesh out the fictional world from time to time, but I think to deny that Adventure Time involves strange unexplained events is to deny a big part of its humor style.
Also, I don't really understand the distinction you're making between text and animation in MSPA. The flash animations in Homestuck are pretty dense, but the events they depict are not fundamentally any different from the events that happen in normal panels.