Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 117: The New Lars

GC13 and Hunter talk a lot about Lars and The New Lars, and even learn some fun facts about koalas at the start of the episode!

So, whether you love or hate Lars you have to admit that this episode took him to a dark place. GC13 and Hunter aren’t the kind of people to think that Lars is being treated unfairly, or that Steven is being portrayed as doing nothing wrong, but… Seriously, poor Lars. Hopefully he’s grown as a result of all of this.

There is also a question of shipping: if Sadie and Lars aren’t destined for one another, then who is worthy of good Lady Sadie? Even more importantly, where is Opal?


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    • Bugberry on December 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I agree with GC13’s initial assessment of how Lars reacted to the end of the episode. He realizes that people liked him more when he acts like Steven. The people of Beach City didn’t see him as Steven in Lars’ body, they saw Lars acting a certain way and thus liked him more. Lars seems to have realized that he can get the appreciation that he wants, he just has to not be the phony jerk he was being. Since the people liked him while still thinking he was Lars, he realizes he can change, he just has to put forth the effort. This isn’t the kind of low point Hunter suggested it was.

    As for Sadie, while she is generally better than Lars, she is by no means the saint Hunter says she is. From Joking Victim, Island Adventure, and Sadie’s Song, we see how manipulative and selfish she can be, all while justifying herself as being innocent either for being a victim or someone with good intentions.

      • And I'm Hunter on December 12, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      what in Sadie’s Song do we see that makes her selfish or manipulative?

        • Bugberry on December 13, 2016 at 8:27 am

        My problem with Sadie’s Song was that Sadie in the end explodes at her mother, acting like it’s her mother’s fault that she was being forced into these things she wasn’t interested in, when we never got the sense that Barbara was putting any negative pressure on Sadie to do these things. Sadie is partially responsible for things going as far as they did, but she suffers no consequences and we don’t actually hear her hash it out with her mother, only seeing them talk. It just came across as Sadie acting the victim when she had plenty of control over the situation, being selfish by not considering her mother’s perspective.

    • Subzero008 on December 12, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    I agree about Steven being at fault, but I don’t understand why people think “Steven was portrayed as doing nothing wrong and got off scot free.” It’s ridiculous.

      • Bugberry on December 13, 2016 at 8:33 am

      I think that opinion comes from how, even though Steven knows what he did was wrong, the end of the episode puts more focus on the misunderstanding that Lars was slapping Steven. It was a bit too much like classic cartoons where the “jerk” character gets blamed for something they didn’t do or disproportionately punished, but it’s okay because they’re a jerk.

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