I love this piece. I love the characters too. In fact, I love Marcey and Simon so much I made a YouTube video about them, and I put your piece in the video! Hear is a link if you want to watch it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGr-nL…
I am 33, and I have been following 'venture time for a while. I like how it got darker, and darker... everyone else in the story is stupid... but Magic Man, the Lemon Garbs, and Peppermint Butler. And Princess Bubblegum, is in fact evil... anyone else see it? She is always leading on Fin, to make him do her dirty work, and playing on his obvious affection for her. Really, the only "girl" for fin, would have been, Flame Princess... (but they both need to grow up some, I see some hope there yet). I'd like to see her become human.
Simon and marcy... wow. Simon was really the only father she ever knew. Now, is her real name Marcy Abidear? (SIC). But, I like Ice King, and Marcy's back story. IT shows deep down, the ice king is a good guy. and Gunther, is in fact his subconscious, looking for "little Marcy" I am a therapist, and the way they wrote Ice King. He seems like a lonely old man, who is lost in his past, and created a method of coping with his sadness. In as much as someone who lost a young child.
I really like how Simon was sometime of researcher/ archeologist- I still do not know what he was.. I want to see that more developed. And Marcy... what was she? How was she a vampire?! And this Mushroom war... Now, I am certain it was of course a type of Atomic War (Mushroom cloud). Also, in the epp, The King of Mars... notice how the Eastern World, of the globe has a huge part missing... was that the middle east? Also, all of the junk in space... SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! But this series could go on for a long time, before questions are answered. I really hope they do not just drop it, because writing this story, to do it justice is hard. THEY WENT THERE DAMN IT, and hooked me as a fan. But, I have a major love of most Anime too, so this is going in that direction.