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Dec 24, 2010 | 11:10 AM EST

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A sort of spiritiual sequel to The String, which can be viewed here. /portal/view/550484

It's an allegory of sorts, but I've decided to leave it's interpretation more up to the viewers this time around instead of imposing my own explanation onto it. I hope you enjoy.

Feel free to check out my other art as well.

I didn't even realize this made the front page. I was wondering why this was getting so much attention all of the sudden. Thanks a lot guys.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


everything was neat, both animation and storytelling, nice composition too

BTW was that an animated texture over the whole thing?

question: i kinda get the message but over the end theres a picture of his family, meaning he got a wife and kids, doesnt seem like such a bad life then :o

in ay case maik moar

gopherguy responds:

Yeah for the texture all I did was have a large paper texture and crop it 4 different ways and had that loop over top everything.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

a few years later?...

how did she get that old in a few years, i mean she had no wrinkles or white hair then all of a sudden shes like 80?! what? i didnt understand the video anyway and dont call me ignorant! all you people can say what you want to me it was just a boring waste of time! the animation was decent and the music was depressing. plz tell me whats this video about so i could understand.

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gopherguy responds:

Well, first of all that was supposed to be a guy...

The ticking clock, the moving people and the changing fashions give the sense of the passing of time and the film strip is supposed to show him as he ages.

The most basic description of the plot is that the man spends his entire life doing something that he doesn't enjoy and in the end lives a life as empty as that of his mannequins.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

a poem?

the art and animation is amazing, and you have a good music choice. however the story is a little short and confusing. It seemed more like a visual poem then a "movie" or "cartoon" or whatever. which I guess is what you were going for, but it wasn't really my cup of tea. good job though the quality is great.

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gopherguy responds:

I wanted to make something more open ended this time around because that seemed to be some people's problem with my last cartoon. My goal was to create something that would make you think.