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The Pig's Head

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Mar 6, 2012 | 9:28 AM EST
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Author Comments

A cutout style animation, based on story I wrote

Edit: First off, I really want to thank people who left comments and reviews. I can't respond to each individually, but I did read them all and I got a lot of helpful feedback and interesting interpretations on this story.

I think this animation is a little more open ended than the original story, which in a way I like because so far people have different views on what the point of this story is

In the original story, there is somewhat more importance on the pig's head because of its connotations and it is more clear cut. First of all, most people are pretty disgusted by eating a pig's head and it is a disgusting sight to have to face. Second of all, many poor families would eat a pig's head because they were trying to be economical by using every part of the pig... There is also more of a family dynamic between the husband and wife and the servants, and how they takes sides in the original story. I never actually state what causes their relationship to go wrong, but maybe viewers will see for themselves what they want to see

It is interesting to see how viewers pin blame on the husband, while maybe others might see it as the fault of the wife or maybe both the husband and wife are awful people... Or just people who have fallen astray

But I am writing another story I plan to animate, and I am definitely looking back on these comments to guide me because they were pretty great.

(P.s. if you are a sound artist and would maybe be interested in my next project which is a little similar to this, maybe pm me!)



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I dont know if I quite like the style, but the animation was pretty good. What forced me to give it a 5 was the story. You were able to tell a short novel in just a couple minutes, AND, without using words. I was quite impressed. ( I say short novel because it would be needed to explain with words what you did visually)

I am going to have to add it to my list of favorites. Great job on this submission.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is simply amazing, the animation really doesn't do this concept justice but still the art and designs are fantastic. I would absolutely love to read the story.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Touching. Serious.
Not too many authors are capable to create movie that tells a lot without words.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

...... holy..... fuck.... that was the weirdest thing I've seen on NewGrounds in my entire life... well you got me satisfied, so for that, 5/5 :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Such are the ways of relationships. A man can take thing sof granted that he never realizes what he has lost until it is too late. In a way, he deserved it.
The story was very good. Actions speak louder than words.

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