At 5/30/08 10:06 PM, Duchednier wrote:
"THE COMPOSER!" "THE COMPOSER!" FUCK PROFESSIONAL OPINIONS, MY WRISTS ARE PAINTED WITH THE BLACK OF MY SOUL. EXCEPT IT'S BLOOD, NOT PAINT, AND A RAZOR INSTEAD OF A PAINTBRUSH.
Yeah, yeah. You and every other angst-laden, whiny teen. Seriously, you cried over that piece of shit?
I despise "The Composer," more than just about any other animation on the site. At its core, it is literally nothing more than a whiny, clichéd-sentimentality trip, and packed with more false romanticism than daytime Soap Operas. This sort of whiny, dull, and overdone concept only would ever - only could ever - appeal to what I consider the stereotypical teenager. Namely, you, "Duchednier".
I despise JAZZA for furthering the stereotype, and perhaps even more fundamentally, I despise the Newgrounds populous (composed, coincidentally, largely of that flawed and girlfriendless constituency) for accepting, and applauding his blatant characterization of that particular group of people (Many of whom actually care about art and music beyond the Neandethalic level portrayed in that flash.) as people with the intellect of an orange, who love to watch poor caricatures of humankind muddle through a bloated and unappealing abstraction, in which the main character, apparently, has some sort of strange impulse / fetish for crying.
In fact, I might not have been so repulsed at the mere notion of the movie, had it not included the seven obligatory crying sequences of the emotionally liberal main character, who either has tear ducts thirty or forty times larger than the average human, or stores them up for years at a time in a secret gland. I would venture to guess the former, judging by the fact that his borderline-anime eyes are already big enough to support infrastructure such as that.
By appealing to stereotypical teenagers in the form of this insipid flash animation, and trying to exploit what he believes is a teenager's love of Schmaltziness for the sake of Schmaltziness, JAZZA securely earns every ounce of animosity I hold against him.
Not to mention that, having listened to the main theme of the "film," it is highly suspect in terms of originality. It bears a striking, and wholly disturbing resemblance to the main theme "What is a Youth" sung by Nino Rota from the 1968 classic motion picture "Romeo and Juliet". Except, of course, for the one garnish note that JAZZA includes for the sake of plausible deniability.
You recall, I'm sure, that the same tactic was used by Vanilla Ice in his hit single "Ice, Ice Baby," which lifted a beat from Queen's song "Under Pressure," but changed the final note of the sequence to maintain the legality of what was, effectively, plagiarism.