Yup, you heard me.
I teased this release a few weeks ago with this sneaky peeky of the new sparkle stock:
Many thought the new theme would be retro games because of the way I put the video together: while that might be a future theme, I was just playing around with newly learned video editing skills and an add-on pack for the software I use.
I chose Adventure Time because it has a special place in my heart. I struggle with anxiety on a daily basis, and there’s not much that can quiet the noise these days. Political unrest, uncertainty about what’s going to happen to my residency visa, work stresses, etc, it goes on and on. I’ve gained enough control over my troll brain to quiet trivial worries, but when the worry is literally, “Can I keep living here,” it becomes a challenge to combat the monsters under the bed.
Some people say Adventure Time is just a stupid kids’ cartoon. Well, I don’t know, maybe they’re right about that – but in a world full of violence and anger, there’s only so much fictional murder and sexual assault I can stomach. (I just gave up on a book for this very reason.) This silly cartoon is like a bright spot that hits the nail on the head sometimes, and it reminds me I’m not the only one who thinks we’re living in a cruel, unfair world. The episode where Jake’s son buys the treehouse out from under him to try and force Jake to “get a real job” hits hard for a creative like me.
Anyway, I wanted to focus on the badass strong girls of this show. So, here we go:
Fionna the Human
For those of you who haven’t seen the Ice King fanfiction episodes, I highly recommend them. Finn becomes Fionna, Jake the dog becomes Cake the cat, and we have our friend Marshall Lee (Marceline) too. They are hilarious and silly, and bring life to fanfiction the way we all wish we could. (In my fanfiction Firefly universe, Wash is…yeah. No spoilers but yeah.)
Marceline is one of my fave characters: half demon, half vampire, and all rock and roll. She plays the bass, she writes songs, she has a complicated relationship with her father, and I’m sorry (not actually sorry), she’s totally into Princess Bubblegum.
The other half of my OTP (one true pairing) is Princess Bubblegum, the benevolent ruler of the Candy Kingdom and genius scientist. She’s always in her lab experimenting and learning, and if the Sky Witch episode is any clue, she’s totally got some feels for Marceline. It’s canon, okay? You can’t ever take that away from me.
Lumpy Space Princess
Lumpy Space Princess is the funniest character, and has the confidence we should all aspire to have. She struggles with acceptance like we all do, but she knows she has some true friends. The episode where she and Marceline trash Breakfast Princess’ castle is one of my faves.
My personal fave from this new collection is Lady Rainicorn, our fave rainbow unicorn with prismatic powers. If you haven’t seen the episode where Jake meets her parents, it’s a SCREAM.
For those who didn’t see it on Facebook (thanks social media algorithms), here’s the original full-length release video:
Each skein is £16, and a blend of 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon, and 5% sparkle. Perfect for socks or shawls! Head on over to The Shop to snag some.