Spoiler Alert: Stuff is sort of revealed about season five of Adventure Time.
Tumblr is going crazy over a fictional relationship again, but this time they might actually be on to something. Just peruse through the Bubbline tag on tumblr and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
There are a lot of people who believe Princess Bubblegum and Marceline are, like, totally in love with each other–or that they were at some other time in their lives. There are some who just believe they used to be besties until something terrible and unfortunate happened to separate the two.
No matter how you chose to see it (if you choose to see it at all), the fanart is beautiful.
I don’t know if I think PB and Marceline are in love–partially because I haven’t caught up completely on my Adventure Time viewing, but also because I see them as besties rather than gf/gf. The nice thing about the Adventure Time fandom is that they’ve made space for all sorts of theories on the history behind Bubbline.
And then there’s Tumblr
All the Bubbline shippers, however, are losing their shit over the announcement of next week’s new episode, titled “Sky Witch”. The synopsis on the Adventure Time wikia is as follows: “Marceline is on a top-secret mission tracking Maja the Sky Witch. But when she loses the witch’s trail, Marceline turns to Princess Bubblegum for help” It doesn’t seem like much, but to Bubbline shippers it’s practically a promise that their OTP is destined to become canon. They don’t need much convincing anyhow…
Although I find the Bubbline situation intriguing, what’s even more interesting is all the THOUGHT that Adventure Time fans give to their show. What started out as a seven minute short on Nickelodeon has turned into this amazing series with an expansive universe–and viewers have taken notice. Most of the complexity is revealed in subtext or through clues in the animation. Sure, some of it is theoretical, as in the example from tumblr, but some of it has undeniable credibility–starting with the fact that the entire show takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth. If it’s really on Earth, then why is it so important that Finn be identified as “Finn the human”? WHERE ARE ALL THE OTHER HUMANS?
And now you see where these theories are born.
Back to my original point, though. Does Adventure Time have a gay agenda? Probably not, but I guess it’s possible. I suppose we will know better once “Sky Witch” airs. Or not.
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