On The Hole Near the Centre of the World blog, Maria Bustillos has this extensive look at Adventure Time, explaining the story, philosophy and people behind the show. The essay is filled with many memorable parts, such as this one:
Ward: I watched a lot of Star Trek, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard was my favorite, I think, because he alwayshe was flawed but hed still always do the best that he could do in any situation, and he was confident in his ability to continue to do the best thing even when the odds were stacked.
And then Id bring up Janeway a lot, who was the captain of Voyager, who in the first few episodesshes really panicked. Shed go to her ready room with Tuvok the Vulcan and would be like, Tuvok, I dont know what to do!
Get it together, Janeway! Youre leading the ship!and youreyou know: Howd you even get to be in charge of this thing?
So we did a few episodes in the beginning where Finn was really panicked about things; he had all these problems? Youd go, Oh, I dont know what to do!and I hated that. It made me feel terrible. So, I made sure, I tried to wipe all of that out so that Finn could be more like Jean-Luc. So youd feel... comfortable and enjoy watching him take care of a situation. And relax, and relate to him.
Yes, because a really scary thing will happen and Finnll say, Yeah, well just do thus and so, and Im thinking yeah, you could do that!and then you feel happy.
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