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Jan 3, 2012 | 9:32 PM EST
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Author Comments

The entirety of this was made over the course of the last seven days. I'm actually really surprised at how efficient I was here, since I managed to get around 25 seconds done each day.

Even though the actual animation is not pristine or anything and the frame-by-frame is sort of choppy and shaky, I'm proud of how this turned out, mainly due to the atmosphere of it and the story. I think this time it actually has some meaning behind it. Also, this time I actually have some REAL INSTRUMENTS in the music. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? OMG. Except I mixed them in with synthesized versions of themselves so it's occasionally hard to tell. Oh well.

Edit: Wow, I'm genuinely amazed by the quality of these reviews! There's been a lot of thought put into each and every one of them. Thanks so much, everyone!

Reviews


IhatedapatriotsIhatedapatriots

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Congratulations sir.

Thank you for you works.



TheKrimsonKrusaderTheKrimsonKrusader

Rated 5 / 5 stars

@TheMoreYouLearn

The girl didn't magically appear she came to him because he had the strength to reject conformity and be himself, and she felt the same (as implied by her sad mask, she clearly faced similar issues) The answer is to be yourself and find people who accept you for it, I think



gamerking11097gamerking11097

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOW!

This, simply put, was amazing.

Everyone tries to mask their feeling, and try to put on a happy face, at least once in their lives. The raw emotion and creativity that emanate from this animation rival that of Tarboy's.

Well done, I will be following you from now on.



TheMoreYouLearnTheMoreYouLearn

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Only presents the question, not the answer

I give this a 9 instead of a 10 because it only presents us with a question, and doesn't really show us the answer.

Parents pretend to happy to avoid depressing their kids. Teachers pretend to be angry to scare students into doing what they want.

It's all common knowledge.

The question is - Should this be stopped? And if so, how?

This animation provides us with none of the answers. Instead, the boy gets the easy way out by having some girl magically appear to comfort him.

In real life you have to take the hard way out, you have to confront the problem. You can't rely on strangers magically appearing and comforting you.

Good job on presenting the question, now we just need the answer.


Pahgawk responds:

All that may be true; however, that was not the purpose of the video. It was not made to answer any of those questions because, really, they can't be answered. The point was just to give the message that it's ok, you're not alone, and not all is bad.


gerbilxgerbilx

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Ever watch Mawaru Penguin Drum?

This reminds me of the child broiler.