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The Only Thing I Know

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Feb 9, 2010 | 8:22 PM EST
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This has been the most difficult film I have ever made, because its meaning is very true to my soul. For too much of my life I have been a mindless consumer of time. Hopelessly placing value in things that never gave an ounce of value back. Now that I am older, I worry endlessly that this new generation is making the same mistakes I now deeply regret.

In the end, I hope my message is honest and clear. Whether you agree with me or not, please share you thoughts, spark meaningful discussions, and share this film with everyone you know.

Special thanks to all those who have been my strength - and to all of you for taking a moment to open your minds =)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I see...

You have some interesting views...
But if things were really as bad as you said they were, chances are you had an addiction more serious then most gamers. I'm relatively certain that most people don't end up in situations as bad as the one you described.

Does Facebook improve your social life? Maybe, maybe not. But because of a certain Facebook community, I now have good friends in Australia, Norway and other parts of the world. Without FB, I wouldn't have even known they existed.
Even if it's not a durastic improvment to socialization in the traditional sense, it certainly adds diversity.

Sitting alone in front of a TV playing video games all day bothers you? Maybe some people just enjoy being alone, and don't completely depend on other people for amusement? Besides, you could always invite a friend over. Thus, you would not be sitting alone.

Anyway, you did a good job expressing your views and I can respect them and you for that.
Nicely done.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You are great

That my friend, was one the of the greatest things I've ever heard, though it won't make me stop playing video games and doing what I already do, it still made me think, and the way you did this animation almost brought a tear to my eye XD it was great


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A very good point

you vulgarized this message in a very good way and i do agree your statement is true to the deepest meaning, many people would benefit from hearing this simple message thank you for making this you did a great job and continue on your good work I do hope you will be able to reach your goal.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

true and sincere...

This flash is one of the best I've ever seen. Everything from the animation to the voice work is very well done. Your hard work truely pays off here. The message you convey is also very well put and articulated. For years games have controlled my generation and their perspective on life. For hours on end they waste away playing a video game that in the end won't change their life for the better. They just sit there gaining virtual achievements hoping to gain some satisfaction that will never come. I thank you for putting this problem out here in the open on Newgrounds and I hope to see more of you. Later.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Truly Remarkable!

I did not expect this at all. I can honestly say that growing up I'd rather sit in front of my N64 for hours then hang out with my friends or do something that wouldn't be so easily forgettable later in my life. This is the most inspirational Flashes I have ever seen and I am truly moved by it. Thank you so much for making this.