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The Masquerade

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Jan 3, 2012 | 9:32 PM EST
  • Frontpaged January 16, 2012
  • Review Crew Pick January 11, 2012
  • Daily 3rd Place January 5, 2012
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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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Quite poetic

Even though my ADD won't let me summarise the whole idea, I got the whole "pretending to be someone else, everyone isn't who they seem, people hide their emotions beneath predetermined roles yadda yadda yadda" message behind it. Overall it was a very nice piece, and I felt that the choppiness and uneven art style actually lent atmosphere to the whole piece. Very good work.
I'll be sure to draw a smiley on your mask.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I truly enjoy the Idea.

The message you have in this flash is an amazing one and portrayed beautifully. Well done good sir! Keep up the great work.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful piece of art

Really touching. Not all people would understand. Marvelous

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

A touching piece.

The message I received was keep it real. At the end they were happy they had found somebody else who was not afraid to be themselves...

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nicely done.

I love the message it sends to the viewer. Person vs. Society is shown throughout the flash and shows that it is capable of breaking a person down mentally as well as controlling. Very nice flash! I enjoyed it.