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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


DancingCowDancingCow

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

You've got talent.

The animation was great and the voice quality was fine.

However, I found the actual story to be dull and needlessly obscure. At no point is there a single defining plot, rather 10 or so loosely tied subplots.

I kept watching out of a desire for you to tie it all up in a neat little bow in the end, but ended up dissatisfied.

I know I'm going to get a lot of flak from your viewers for this review, but I feel that the most helpful thing I can do for you is to be completely honest.


People find this review helpful!

dumbwerewolfdumbwerewolf

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

Loved It

It was heart touching, beatiful, sweet, and all around great I loved it so much!



HolyDemonAndyHolyDemonAndy

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

It was really good.

But I wish there was a pause feature. :T I had to go do something in the middle of it and got back in time for the ending.



kingzenokingzeno

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

Long and boring

I would give it a 1/10 for the fact that it sucks and the story was weird, i just lost 20 min. of my life... gave it a 9/10 out of respect and for the effort ,the next one shouldn't be so vague.



BrerSteveBrerSteve

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

neat story

I like how the fat guy didn't float away.