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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


mohawkademohawkade

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

That was...

absolutely fantastic, typically I prefer seeing stuff that was much more down to earth, so to speak. But I definitely make the exception for this.

A spectacular job on all parties involved with this piece!



KrallnaKrallna

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 6, 2011

Beautiful

I feel sad face for the moon, especially at the end, but so worth it to see.



austikinsaustikins

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 9, 2012

I love it so much its so butifull and the lesson it teachis!!!! this is so cool thankyou.



JedakJedak

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 6, 2012

Beautiful work of art

Very rarely does one come across something like this on Newgrounds, or frankly the internet at all. There is no pretext to be funny or random or informative. It is subtle and obvious without trying to be either, simple and complex without pretending to be both. It is just a wonderful expression which each can take their own from. Thank you for this wonderful experience, well done, and please continue your work! It is beautiful.


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ampdesignsampdesigns

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 17, 2012

this was touching, is it you?