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Mad World Collab

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Dec 5, 2005 | 10:31 PM EST
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July 13, 2012
I just went through and added a number of contributors to the list so they get headlines. Of course, they have to actually accept the invitation first.

There were some whose user name has either changed or been deleted (didn't show up no matter what I tried), so if any of the people who contributed don't get an invite, pm me and I'll see what i can do.

July 19, 2010
Uploaded an official video of this collab to YouTube.
You can find it here: tch?v=I2vgT2ZNd0Y

WOO! Daily, Weekly and Front Page! Sweet!
Sometime in July -- I believe -- -KJDunwoody- started a BBS post seeking authors to make parts for a collab based on Gary Jules' "Mad World". Yes we know the song was originally done by Tears for Fears, but we used Gary Jules version because that's what KJ picked.

Several people responded, and the response was mixed -- people were either excited to be involved for love of the movie Donnie Darko, or felt obligated to flame the collab because the author didn't have a 3.00+ BA.

In late August I came onboard with this collab -- a full month into production. -KJDunwoody- had gotten it started, but was floundering a bit -- some authors were flaking out and others were turning out abject rejects. Needless to say several artists from NG leaped in and saved what was looking to be a very interesting project. I contributed quite a lot of time to this project -- far more than I had expected -- and I'm happy to say it's finally done.

There are 25 people that should be mentioned here, they are as follows (in order of appearance in the collab):

Helbereth (I hate repeating my name here...)
Andie Ciambotti
KJDunwoody (The original creator)

There are also several people who I should mention. Numerous people submitted clips for the collab, but were either rejected or beaten out by other parts -- or just came in too late. To all those people, I apologize for lacking the KB to make an outtakes section.

Special thanks go to BlackMarketKraig, FoXcatO, ReNaeNae, Joem and Threetrees -- the early versions of your clips are what hooked me on this collab in the first place.

Well if you're still reading (I doubt it), enjoy the collab! Check the authors section for some author details and URL links to various author-supported sites.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best thing ever

I have seen this like 30times over now im totally in love with it..... gj

Helbereth responds:

While I enjoy praise, I find it's much better when accompanied by some details...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very great

must of taken alot of work getting all the pieces to fit together properly, amazing job you guys keep up the good work, it was very origanal to make a song into a collab flash like that!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Definetly one of the better collabs

I'd say this is right up there with the street fighter and Metal gear solid collabs. I found the part with the guy falling off the building as war was going on below and that rocket hitting the building as he continued to fall. And the part of the lyrics that say "happy birthday" and then showed the pregnant women in the street on the cardboard box the most dramatic point. WELL DONE!

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Helbereth responds:

All the associative narrative you find in this is purely accidental, I assure you.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nicely done.

Although very different styles were used, i find the collaboration to be quite fluid. I think it was pretty fantastic actually. Glad I could see this.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It adds up strange.

The entire collab added up in a literal fashion as mentioned already. And some parts just didn't make any sense. However, with a project of such size it turned out really well. I'm now going and downloading the song. Forgot how much I liked it.