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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


sendasodasendasoda

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 16, 2011

beautiful!

I can't believe how wonderful you are.


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mario20000mario20000

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 2, 2011

wow

this is the best story ive ever seen


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cafalingcafaling

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 22, 2011

So that's...

...how the man in the moon came to be.

I see great potential in you, keep making these masterpieces, I have met so many individuals, who got crushed by the bigshots of Newgrounds, but you, you have a huge potential! Keep this up

Your Friendly (and slightly insane) reviewer, Cafaling


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fishfood2021fishfood2021

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 22, 2011

Brilliant

Could you do the same thing, but on Saturn?


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OldKingSolOldKingSol

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 20, 2011

Please don't ever become a one-hit wonder. ;-)

This is probably my favorite flash animation to date. Very chock-full of symbolism and meaning. How very creative, the ghost & the shadow, the bird and the wolves - all of it. You've both got such talent, whether collaborating or solo I'm sure you'll go far. :-)


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