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Aug 3, 2011 | 6:18 PM EDT
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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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars August 6, 2011

my mind...

it was blown about 3 times during this video...10/10, 5/5, and straight to my favorites list. That being said, I dont 10/10, 5/5, aqnd immediet favorite many submissions. This one is very exceptional. Amazing work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars August 6, 2011

Well worth it indeed

Beautifully manifested


Rated 5 / 5 stars August 6, 2011


Definetly worth every second of those 30 minutes. This was quite inspiring and its nice to see that ppl on newgrounds still admire things like this. 5/5 10/10


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 6, 2011


That was a strange poetry. The stories were interesting. THe eventual unity was beautiful and the ending... well, there's not much I can say about it. This is one that has to be seen and... almost felt... to be understood properly. Hmm... I'm still a little confused, but the animation resolved itself really well.

Kudos. I look forward to more!


Rated 5 / 5 stars August 6, 2011