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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 =)

Reviews


Kishiru324Kishiru324

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wat?

I see what you mean about the whole addiction. But I think that's possibly the only negative effect. And as for all those things you mentioned as you said they changed YOUR life. Not everyone who enjoys games in their everyday life go through the same things as you did. And it kind of seems that you are being a hypocrite when you say that online friends are not the same as real friends. Friends are friends no matter what whether they are in the flesh or in another part of the world and the only way you can communicate is through the internet or some form of online gaming.

Although I thought the whole WoW burning thing was really funny. And to be honest I don't know how people can be addicted to MMO's I tend to quit them in two days. They just bore me so fast, even with friends.



rocking145rocking145

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i think i am going to stop playing video games

i am going to stop going on face book and gmail and the internet and video games themselves and stat to maybe look at different things



HellsExile13HellsExile13

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Powerful point!

I love the way you chose to send this message. You display meaning that you have from direct experience in a well-designed flash. The only animation issue is that as well as it is animated, it does not express your animating capabilities, a little too strong focus on the message. The only issue I hold with it is that it is very one sided; you almost explicitly say that you don't care what gamers say.

I think it would be more fair to give a perspective from our side. Where you may sound apocalyptic, I want to say that gaming is a powerful way to influence our imaginative ability. It's a well known philosophical concept that every single action and reaction we experience in our lives creates who we are. Video games do not only take away friends, even you mention that it opens a gate into a new community, to new friends where our interests and dreams can be shared. Yes we may be sacrificing our health, but what is the point of having good health if we cannot live a life enjoying what we do?

All I'm saying is that you should at least hear the other side's response, and why we want to enjoy living in a world that could never exist. Personally, I love being in a virtual world BECAUSE it can never be real. I could never realistically dream of being a true hero, so I become a virtual one instead, to help satisfy my impossible wish.



Blackfire667Blackfire667

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.



Xiox231Xiox231

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