Remember when you told me about how people were upset about J. K. Rowling's approach to skinwalkers? Well, I just completed art of my own rendition - hope you like it!
My major takeaway from the Stakes mini-arc of Adventure Time was a crucial piece of Marceline’s backstory and her character arc throughout, and pretty much the benefits of what the song “Everything Stays” communicates. It helped me to see how a story’s transpired events and outcome don’t necessarily add up to an overall message so much as one or more aspects can impart insight in the midst of the action in-between. All the fans who complained that all that was accomplished was getting rid of the King of Ooo so PB could reclaim the throne can do what they like. (PB’s own share of flaws, by the way, we can very well learn from and not repeat ourselves.) "Everything repeats over and over again. No one learns anything, because no one lives long enough to see the pattern, I guess." Believe me, I’m sharp enough to notice, learn and not repeat any patterns. Then again, I at least try. Plus, I’m willing to just be there for people going through a hard time and help them to overcome their life hardships just as others have for me. If none of that is compensated, at least I still have a living mom, even if she is embarrassing.