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Mar 24, 2011 | 3:25 AM EDT
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Edit: Wow! Thanks for the front page! :D I wasn't expecting that!

A good sign that I need to sleep more. I made this in a state of insomnia and procrastinating on other more important animations I'm doing. It also loops because I wanted it to feel like how I did as I listened to this on a loop for hours. Enjoy!

2nd Edit: Oh wow!! Thanks everyone for the feedback and comments, I'm reading all of them and I'm totally grateful you saw the darker story going on underneath all the JOY and SMILES hahaha >:D

Music credits:
"Little boxes" song by Malvina Reynolds
Song remake by the Decemberists.

Reviews


yatzheeyatzhee

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I love weeds

its such a good show



TaperManiakosTaperManiakos

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Truth

you should make your head any shape you want i belive everyone understand thats a metaphore



4dojo4dojo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

worth loling for

I like how the light hearted animation complimets the song


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cutescarfacecutescarface

Rated 4 / 5 stars

hahaha this great

i love how you capture the greed of society and those stupid fat cats



MikaelSpadeMikaelSpade

Rated 4 / 5 stars

This wasn't bad... But.....

This was pretty good. Not only did you get the cynical point across, but you also added more depth and exaggeration with the animations.

Not sure if you did this on purpose or mistake, but there are some really terrible-sort-of-true points:

1. At first when you look at the vid (the beginning) you get the feeling that this is happy, but then later you realize that it's not as it seems. Like the real world.

2. This song gets a very depressing point across, but it isn't entirely true. I for one don't want to end up doing the same thing as everyone else, so I try many different things. Although, there is some truth in the portrayal; like, some people DO actually go through life like everyone else and follow through with this song. Honestly, I think more should have been added to this song so you could add more to the animation; so that it would have been nice if the boy survived and escaped the city/town and went to another one where he was free.

3. When the boy starts running and the song picks up again, it shows how some go through life like that.

4. The end is where the song can give people the wrong idea, both in the song and animation. It adds more of a false "philosophical" point that is similar to fascism. I'm aware that you can't change the song because you didn't make it, but I'm just saying it gives people a false idea. Which is bad even if this song was made for fun or seriously. Similar to how some comedy shows "slip" in that serious but kidding point. It's like they want to put the idea into someone's head, but use the "I was just messing around" crutch when someone disagrees with the point.

5. The boy never escapes, which adds the point that you can't escape from it. (One of the things I meant about the false point)

6. A subliminal message here is also that it's bad/pointless to go to school or college. It's true that college isn't for everyone, but to say that it isn't good for anyone is just a horrible idea (Seriously or kiddingly)

If it wasn't for that specific song, this animation wouldn't be as great. And without this animation, the song wouldn't seem as drastic.

You showed some of your true feelings in this video. Not only due to more character being in the boy, but also in your interpretation. Since you were sleepy you could have accidentally added more of your subconscious.

(I usually don't say this:

If someone says something to this review like, "Dude, it's just a video on a website."

^^^This is what I meant about the crutch)


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Comick responds:

Actually you didn't seem to get the meanings on a few things so you made up your own interpretations.
The lyrics about school is not that your shouldn't go, but that your occupational choice will label your status in society. The first question you get when meeting a new person is "So what do you do for a living?" and based on that response and job will create an opinion on your social hierarchy, and the university degree you choose places you into that box. Also, the idea that the boy should be able to escape to a free land is incorrect. You can't escape society because we all live in one, so moving to another city or country just puts you into another social structure that you need to follow. Hope that helps clear up the confusions you were having :)