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Anyway, I was thinking about how fucked up this show actually is and decided to compile a fewwww of the reasons and episodes that show how weird this show is getting. Honestly, I'm really surprised that they haven't made a non-kid's-show version similar to Red and Stimpy's Adult Party Cartoon at this point, because wow.

One, Bikini Bottom is actually a real place! You know how the show comedically shows a mushroom cloud above the water when things blow up? That’s because it actually takes place at the bottom of the Bikini Atoll, which is where they did these huge nuclear testing experiments. Does this mean the characters are affected by radiation? Is this location important to the story? It must have been picked for a reason… Maybe to explain why the fish and other underwater sea creatures are capable of making lobster traps into restaurants, liking abstract art, and you know, talking.

This is a fact about the show that has been happening before the first Spongebob movie, where most of the people who had originally worked on the show left. Most fans of the show believe that Spongebob has undergone a drastic change since then.

Spongebob is a really creepy stalker. Yeah, I suppose it’s supposed to be taken as a joke, but when you watch episodes like Squid’s Visit (where Spongebob decorated his entire house to look exactly like the interior of Squidward's home.) and Boating Buddies, (where Spongebob just won't leave Squidward alone, strokes him randomly, and breathes heavily while staring at him... No, seriously. I was super uncomfortable this whole episode lmao) Throughout many of the episodes, it's a running gag that Spongebob is creepily obsessed with Squidward. (In House Fancy, Squidward finds Spongebob crouched below his window and asks "Spongebob, how long have you been spying on me?" to which Spongebob replies "Uhmm, what day is it?" and Squidward threatens to 'call the cops again'.)It's hard to take it as just a joke. It gets a little weird.

Squidward’s suicidal tendencies. His dry sarcasm and bitter attitude make it harder to tell, but he does this in a few episodes. For ones off the top of my head, there’s Mermaidman and Barnacleboy IV, where he idly looks over the edge of Patrick's hand and mutters "I wonder if a fall from this height would kill me." and in Band Geeks where the drum sticks pin him to the wall and he just looks deadpan and say "Too bad that didn't kill me." There’s even a whole episode dedicated to showing him being clinically depressed, with at least twice he's shown doing things with suicidal implications. He mutters "I just can't seem to be happy" before shoving his head in the oven, and then he says it again, while hooking a rope above a rafter while standing on a box. (Are You Happy Now?) It's hard to picture what exactly the writers are going for with making Squidward suicidal. They may be referencing the terrible creepypasta, but why would they do that for a kids show?

Anyway, from someone who doesn’t actually hasn’t watched the show in a while, you would expect them to say it’s a cartoon, so it would probably be slice of life and general modern, since it's a kids cartoon aimed towards comedy. When you’re a weirdo like me who actually goes through and watches all these and does character studies about an octopus, you’d see how twisted this show can actually get! There’s weird vibes in the show that tell you the writers aren’t trying to be funny in the some of the more weirder episodes, they are genuinely trying to creep you out. (I’m looking at you, ‘Squid’s Visit’. What was up with that creepy background music?)

Long story short, I thought about explaining my case why modern Spongebob is more likely to be in Supernatural Horror, but I don’t want to have to re-explain to everyone in the horror/Supernatural community why Squidward Tentacles is there hahaha. So, Generic Modern Slice of Life, it is.
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Character Name: Squidward Tentacles
Series: Spongebob Squarepants
Timeline: I am playing Squidward after “Squid Plus One”.
Canon Resource Link: Pizza Deliver Service is a good reference for how Squidward usually behaves! Here’s also a link to the show’s Wikipedia page!

Character History:

Squidward Tentacles is an octopus who works as a cashier at the fast food restaurant, the Krusty Krab. He works with and is next door neighbors with Spongebob, the main character in the show. He’s known to be very cynical, narcissistic, and terrible at customer service. You can often find him reading or taking a nap when he’s supposed to be working. Outside of work, he is known to attend art galleries, playing his instruments, (the clarinet in particular being his favorite), or creating art that primarily depicts himself.

He is a tritagonist, meaning he can be both a protagonist and antagonist towards Spongebob and other characters within the show.

He claims to hate the nonsensical way the people in Bikini Bottom behave and is very quick to make a rude comment or point out when someone is doing something stupid. While he is usually very reluctant to get involved with most of the shenanigans Spongebob and Patrick get themselves into, when given the opportunity to move away into a neighborhood where everyone is introverted and relaxed, he had absolutely hated it and ended up creating ridiculous situations himself.

He is usually very mean and callous towards those around him, deeming them to be moronic compared to himself. He hates people in general, so first impressions more often than not will always turn out bad with this guy. However, he will from time to time stand up for someone he’s close to, and border on nice. For example, in Pizza Delivery Service, when a customer makes Spongebob cry hysterically, he takes the pizza, knocks on the door, and slams the box in the rude customer's face. Another example is in Spongebob, You're Fired!, he disguises himself as a Krabby Patty and goes to each restaurant Spongebob works at, and convinces him to come back to the Krusty Krab.

Abilities/Special Powers: He does not have any special abilities or powers. Although, he had picked up karate from Spongebob and Sandy, and was found to be pretty good at it when he took down a huge scary stranger who Squidward had thought was trying to mug him. He had also become much better at playing the clarinet, which can be shown in “Squid Plus One” and “Hello Bikini Bottom!”, which were some of the most recent episodes aired.

Third-Person Sample:
Squidward had been hiding out behind this counter for at least 45 minutes now. Honestly, he was glad that the Krusty Krab hadn’t had any customers since the morning. He sighed contentedly, propping his magazine up against his knees as he took a sip out of his drink. he would honestly be happy if this was how the entire day went.

As he heard his boss holler out for him and Spongebob to clean up the place, he let his head hang with a defeated sound. That meant he would probably have to actually work, unless he could convince the sponge to do all the cleaning for him.... Which, now that he thought about it, wouldn’t be hard at all to do. A smirk crept across his features as he popped up from behind the counter.

“Yes, sir, Mr.Krabs.” He said in a dry tone, accompanied by a mock saute. He leaned against the order window and smiled at the fry cook, who had already cleaned the kitchen repeatedly so it was spotless. “Hey, Spongebob? Mr.Krabs asked me to tell you to clean the tables? And the floor. And the bathroom. And the windows...”

First-Person Sample:

[ There was the heaviest, most overdramatic sigh that had probably ever been heard. He held up the device in his hand, not caring if anyone was watching at this point. This whole place was ridiculous. He hated to say it, but it may have been even worse than Bikini Bottom. ]

[ Soon, there was an actual octopus on screen, holding the device in front of himself, before sitting down and addressing whoever may be listening. ]

. . . . So, can anyone please tell me why we're all in some-- [ He gestures hastily at room he was in, squinting at the screen. ] interdemensional nonsense? Or is this just the norm now?


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