Hunson Abadeer is the vocalist in tonight’s AT-themed song. Every episode with Marceline’s dad suggests that he’s not as bad a guy as he seems at first. The Lord of Evil might really be The Lord of Not-So-Evil. I wondered how a full apology to Marceline might sound, and I imagined a whole scene for an episode; the audio post includes dialogue, a rap, and an apologetic ballad. There are loads of direct quotes and references to Ooo in the lyrics that true AT fans will enjoy. I dedicate this audio to my friend and fellow artist over at davidthejoyner. He suggested I write a song about Abadeer to pair with an epic GIF he’s working on. Keep your eyes peeled for his work, due to come out very soon. I also dedicate this song to these rad blogs with solid AT content: finn-theheroguy, advtimefanart, f***yeah-adventure-time, ohyeahadventuretime, lumping-righteousness, f***yeahkasumisty, and epik-adventure-time. Free downloads of this song are here, and you can stream it/like it YouTube here. Thanks for listening everyone and enjoy! — Kavalier Calm
Lord of Not-So-Evil
You know, Marceline, your friends are alright. Their political rap was pretty great. I bet I could write one! (Marceline looks shocked)
I’m Hunson Abadeer, Lord of Evil; I rule over all of my sheeple. I am Fear like Beemo is Camera. I will make you pass a banana. Visit me in The Nightosphere; and you will never leave here. (HAHA)
But, really, Marceline, there’s something I need to tell you.
I’ve had enough of my tough guy, demon persona. I may be deathless, but I’m not heartless. I just want to be the dad I never had. I want to suck out souls with you. Trust me, Hot Dog Princess is so delicious; she would have gone perfectly with your fries, even though they were cold.
But that’s old news. What I’m trying to say is: I’m proud of you, and I want another chance.
If you don’t want to wear my amulet of chaotic evil, I understand. Not everyone likes to wield sentient blood mist in a cloud. And I like what you’ve done with the family axe. I learned lute, too, to show you that I approve of you and your friends, even though they knocked that sandwich out of my hands. CHORUS
Marceline, will you give me another chance?
Oh sna-ha-HAP. Dude wrote a song, and dedicated it TO ME!? OH SHIT.
I'll try to make this as stupid as possible. I see based on your first couple of posts that I'm going to like you a lot. Not only because I love art, painting and drawing, Adventure Time, and all the Jazz. I noticed that the way you "type it up" is similar to the way I express myself in a way. I'm looking forward to your updates and hope tumblr helps you grow more as an artist. So here's my question... Have you done the cinnamon challenge? Just Kidding. I forgot my real question.
Uh, the cinnamon challenge? Is that the one when you eat four boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in a single sitting? Because yes, I’ve done that.
OH, that crap about ingesting a spoonful of pure cinnamon? No. Cinnamon’s expensive (is it? I don’t buy cinnamon) and I can’t afford throwing spoonfuls of it down my throat just so I can become a Youtube superstar.
Also, you are saying very nice things about me. That’s just awesome, because I have almost no ego. Thanks for giving me something to work with.
This might be stupid...I'm trying to try/learn more about animation, right now I'm just doing basic drawing stuff, and that's it. How do you recommend I break into animating things? What tools do I need for the first attempt (also I am mostly broke so any cheap or free programs are awesome). ps your stuff is really fun. I love the Ron Swanson!
Thanks for the compliments! I’m hoping my stuff gets even MORE fun soon.
So I use Flash, but as you know, Flash costs moolah. If I were to recommend a FREE program for animation, I guess I would probably suggest Pencil. http://www.pencil-animation.org/
It’s not perfect, but it’s free. Plus it uses vectors AND/OR raster images, so you can mess with either if you’re not comfortable with one.
There are definitely options open to you. Oh, and if you don’t have one, you should definitely get a tablet. A cheap one would work fine. In fact, I’ve been working on an old Wacom Bamboo for a few months because a lousy friend sat on my Intuos and broke it. He’s a jerk. We don’t talk much anymore.
I’m still sort of… new to 2D animation. I’ve experimented in the past and am well versed in 3D, but only in the last month or so have I begun working with frame-by-frame pieces. Here are some things that I know: Plan everything. Sketches, thumbnails, blah blooh blee blah. If you’re going into a big animated piece, plan it all out. If you’re doing a dumb gif like I did, a couple of sketches wouldn’t hurt. For me, the biggest thing I’ve ever learned is timing; timing is everything. If you’ve got good rhythm, then you can probably handle that. Feeling out actions and movements plays a massive role in whether a piece is successful. Understanding when events can and should occur, or how long an action needs to go on, or when to slap a butt is crucial to the viewer’s enjoyment and emotional investment.
If you wanted a book to look into, I’d seriously recommend The Animator’s Survival Kit. The whole book is written by the director of animation for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and not only is it insanely comprehensive, but even the TEXT is handwritten. It’s like getting your hands on his personal notebook!
Sorry if I rambled. I do that. Now go do neat stuff.
Well, yeah. The theme’s different now. It might even change again. I’m still making alterations. I’m even drawing a background illustration. It’s weird. I’ll throw it up tonight if I’m not busy doing things. Gross things.
I don’t have any real idea what I’m doing, but I’m going to do my best to put together a collection of in-progress works. While the ideal solution is to put up one piece per day, I think I’ll start with a few per week. Most will be lazy. I mean LAZY. But, they won’t all be. I just hope they’re fun. And good. I really hope they’re good.
I might re-post here and there, but don’t count on it a lot. I don’t feel like I’m really contributing if I’m only re-posting others’ content.