At first glance, you would almost think this print was officially licensed art by Adventure Time/Cartoon Network, wouldn't you? And yet, it's actually a bit of fan art. Not bad, huh?
Internets, I have seen some surreal stuff in my time. Ren & Stimpy, Phil the Alien, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Maxx, that frighteningly trippy Raggedy Ann and Andy movie; I have watched all of this stuff and--with the exception of that last one--could enjoy the mind-screwy ride. So I just want you to keep all that in mind when I say this:
WHAT THE $@%# IS UP WITH ADVENTURE TIME?!
I'm serious, here. I have seen a few episodes by now, and this show is not just weird. I could handle Just Weird. This show is Beyond Weird. This show is a mass of hallucinations induced by psychotropic drugs and rendered in animated form. This show is a half-hour jam-packed with Nightmare Fuel. And worst of all, this show keeps drawing me back in.
And judging by quick scan over at Etsy, I'm guessing I'm not the only one. How do I know? Because Adventure Time has reached that level of popularity where unofficial merchandise has sprung up by the buttload. And namely, as is relevant to the interests of this blog, there are hats.
Like, for instance, there's a hat form of Jake...
...And there's one of Gunter...
...And there's one of the Lumpy Space Princess (but I think the speech bubble isn't included).
Heck, there's even one of the bizarro-world Jake, which is apparently a cat named Cake.
But let's face it--if you're looking for an Adventure Time hat, you're looking for Finn's hat. And lo, I done found one:
Which, honestly, wasn't that hard. I just liked this one the best.
So in closing, I am deeply, confusingly ambivalent about the show Adventure Time. It freaks me out, and yet I kinda want to see more of it. And I want Marceline's axe bass, but that's neither here nor there.
See you Friday!