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Aug 3, 2011 | 6:18 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place August 4, 2011

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WARNING: This animation is 30 MINUTES LONG. Be prepared for this.

That said, it is my personal belief that it is worth it.

A lonely, childlike moon keeps a diary of his depression, boredom, and recurring nightmares. His daily realities seem to be based on dream logic: clouds with bovine personalities, teeth with eyes and mailmen who fly in balloons. He writes about his very few friends, an invisible person, a pack of wolves, and a boy who lives in space on a garbage pile, protecting the earth from debris. The moon mopes along his 'horrible as usual' orbit, as the invisible one suffers with his own surreal identity crisis while desperately trying to reach out to the moon. Moon Diary is 7 days through the eyes of this gentle sky rock.

Based on characters and comics by Erin Tanner with animation by Curtis Randolph and Charlie Daugherty; Moon Diary (2010) creates a world with a simple, bright surface on an enigmatic, dark and maze-like core.

If you want "pause" and "chapter select," this animation is also up on YouTube. Just search for "Moon Diary" and scroll past all the Sailor Moon garbage. :)

Music by June Madrona. Check out the bicycle records store to buy June Madrona albums, or the Moon Diary DVD, which includes bonus content! http://bicyclerecords.com/store/

Reviews


courescoures

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

Amazing!

I loved the story! I couldn't keep my eyes off this flash until it ended! Can't wait whenever you make more!


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SpeckedSpecked

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

Absolutely Brilliant!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful concept, keep at it!


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SprinkleBunsSprinkleBuns

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

An amazing story

Beautifully abstract with wonderful characters that are very likable. The music and voices fit perfectly with the characters and art style of the whole thing. 10/10


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EsimEsim

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

Something not to ignore

Truly a work of art, long but worth the wait. If you enjoying thinking and a good story this is for you.



aneranthaneranth

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

just wow

i loved the story and i loved the art, very deep, it is the longest thing ive seen on here in a long time and i enjoyed that, u did great work and i hope u make more


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