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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


yoangelo10yoangelo10

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 4, 2011

I'm Glad i came back

I'm an xold remnant of reviews of newgrounds past, i've always looked for issues and at the same time things to make up for issues when it comes to flashes, this flash is quite exceptional because it brings to mind one thing.
Emptiness.
This flash is exactly how it should be, and i dont believe anyone would dare change it if they could, i've always been a hardass at reviews and i was under the impression i wouldnt come back to anything but a few 8s maybe some nines and alot of vague 0s anyway im glad i could hear and see this story that you kindly brought to us. For that, thank you, and as a token of my gratitude and im sure from many others here is my rare 10 out of 10, 5 out of 5 rateing


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SpacepimpkevinSpacepimpkevin

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 3, 2011

This was amazing.

Truely you put on a show that had everything.
you Showed me a dream like state and a sense of insanity
you Showed me Life, its fragility, and Death.
you showed me a story i could understand, but still wonder about what it means.
you showed me a life of creatures that had character and made sense, even if it wasn't true.
you showed me Fiction in its purest form, even though it felt so real
You showed me the fall of somthing powerful, the rise of somthing weak, and they both were put together to make somthing silent, peaceful, and everstill.
its absolutely amazing what you did here Nothing has ever topped a story so creative, so dreamlike, so deep, so well made, somthing that had Everything and could still hold itself together as a story
You deserve to have an award, and you should publish a story like this in a book.
Something like this NEVER comes along, especially on the internet. You deserve the front page, and an award for such a wonderful story that could very easily become an INSTANT classic.
You are brilliant, and i thank you so much for making this masterpiece.


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KibitzCo responds:

Haha, wow, I think the review you wrote might be a piece of art in itself! :) Thank you!


KaenosKaenos

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 6, 2011

This is a god damn work of art.

Beautifully made. This was wonderfully creative, and even had an interesting system to how it all went.
I loved the surreal environment, and the ending was completely crazy.

Plus the beginning of the movie making the entire movie come together after you've watched it is really amazing, and you did it very well.

Not to mention the art. It was very adorable.

I mean, I simply loved the wolves. That scene was amazing. Especially how the howl of the moon is actually only thought of as a train whistle, and the teeth scene was both creepy and disturbing, but at the same time the way how it ended up was simply amazing.

I couldn't rate this any higher. I completely loved it.



maru120maru120

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 13, 2011

Every thing is just...

SO moving! and the cluods are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute <3 the whole idea is really great :) and the storylines connect at the end :) I love animations like that :))))) Great one!



OrmagonOrmagon

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 6, 2011

mind

=blown