...moving fast across the sky
Now I see a glow, left and right.
Stars are falling down tonight, I fear....
And the pouring rain, eating my green grass,
Leaving a stain.
Never healing back to be the same.
Now tell me who won here tonight.
The price of winning worthless fight.
We'll make the same mistakes again...
Unless, this is truly the end.
Heat in the center, Destruction Preventer.
If you release one, you release them all.
You can't defend Her, kneel down and surrender.
Your end is at hand if they blow...
- Sonata Arctica "Destruction Preventer" [link]
To tell you the truth, I don't care very much for Adventure Time. I don't like the art style, the excessive randomness for the sake of randomness, or the seemingly nonsensical actions of the main characters, and I find it so unsettling that underlying all that sugar-rush strangeness is nothing but sadness, death and destruction. That the show's world came to be from the horrors of a war fought with the power of the atom. In episodes we see little reminders of this war, ruined structures and the remains of everyday objects. In some episodes we are shown glimpses and flashbacks of the past, before the world succumbed to nuclear fire.
The Ice King's backstory is really, really sad. He was once a happy man full of life and laughter, with a promising career and a "princess" who loved him. Then he happened upon that damned crown, and it took everything away from him, his love, his mind, his humanity, and he couldn't do a thing to stop it. I can't imagine the pain he must have gone through, if he was able to still feel pain, watching as the world destroyed itself at its own hands and being unable to stop it or even save the ones he loved and cared for.
Thinking about that inspired this drawing.
I want to find out more about Simon and the cause of the war, what happened to Finn's parents and the other human survivors, and if there's any hope of mankind saving itself. These are the only reasons I pay attention to the show.
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