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Mar 17, 2012 | 2:02 PM EDT
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I've lost it towards the end, I apologize.

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HolyDevil121HolyDevil121

Rated 4 / 5 stars

@Neophyte-Ronin
I think that you're reading into it a bit too much. Don't worry, I do the same thing a lot, as I have a psychology teacher who gets stresses the importance of finding the hidden meaning of things; such thinking may have applied to this bit of animation had a few thing been changed.

The humor in the first skit (and to a greater extent all of Lazy Writing) sets up the expectations of the story, and thus clashes with the out of context ending, which ends up leaving the viewer thinking "what the fuck?". As such, I think that the ending should have been better placed somewhere else than in this flash, and maybe without having the conversation between the teacher and the kid being so silly. As such, I give it an 8.5/10, demonstrating something that is worth watching, but needs improvement as far as the goal of the flash.


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Thadon09Thadon09

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

<3 the animation as usual yotam. please dont apologize, losing it is part of the process n it was great.
also,
dayumnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn seems neophyte is spot on o.o, wish i could articulate as well as you, but now i realize i'm lying to myself and just don't want to put forth the effort.

-Palestinian fella from washDC. I LOVE JOOOOO ;D



TenenbaumTenenbaum

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Once again, you have somewhat disturbed me. Well done.


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Neophyte-RoninNeophyte-Ronin

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Lazy Writing Five is another set of one or more brief skits from the mind of Yotam. It's a pretty swift and painful commentary in two parts that are actually separate from each other; most might get confused about if these are related, but they're not. Hence, they are treated as separate cartoons in this review.

Interracial Comedy

This is a broadcast about a previously recorded stand-up comedy routine by a bigoted black comedian, and a baneful, sibilant appraisal by the radio show host. The poster in the background juxtaposes with the man's description of his station. The content features the black comic, bigoted and stereotyping, and the host, whose response is painfully accurate as to the common response of the media despite any kind of changes made in public policy.

Verdict:

LazyMuffin happens to be quite correct, especially in how the host is white: the media will dodge confrontations with offensive, self-righteous pigs if that means they keep their ratings and sales intact and it doesn't matter what the color of their skin is. The comic--not a genuine example of all comics of a color, mind you--is both infuriating and arrogant in one package. The host glazes over the content, tries to praise the juxtaposition (which itself is horribly distorted), and goes to show us how much we've advanced over the past uh... ten thousand years of civilization on this planet. For a brief skit, it tells a lot, maybe too much.

Stage Fright:

Now this one's creepy. An innocent-looking kid looks beyond the curtain and consults with his seeming teacher about stage fright. The teacher suggests some silly but surefire change-of-perception techniques, such as looking as though they are all in their underwear, or his sister, or combinations thereof (but not sister-in-underwear, that's just disconcerting). Finally, one suggestion girds the kid's courage to head outside, approach the balcony, lift up a baby and toss to the ground below. After a shocked silence, the applause filters into his disturbed mind like it came from the bottom of a well.

Review:

It's a twofold shock ending, one from the act, and the other from the response. And it's also ironic, considering you don't expect it coming from an innocent child who suffers stage fright and requires reassurance. But oh my God, is it poignant anyway! This is the same exact occurrence when a leader of immature or immoral disposition tries to pull something to reel in the masses--the child represents this perfectly, while the teacher, oblivious to the act to come or otherwise, represents the aides and administration that comprises his advisory cabinet. The baby falling and dying, paired with the audience's response, delineates the loss of morality that permeates a nation that has lost touch with their morality, let alone pride. In short, it is a disturbing sociopolitical satire of the highest form, unafraid to push an occasional envelope to bend reality's veil for just a moment to uncover the clockwork truths running behind everything. It is likely inspired by Michael Jackson holding a baby out a window, almost seeming like he would have tossed it over. You wouldn't have "This is It" or anything from him before his death if that turned ugly.

Other Issues:

The sound quality, with another Kevin McLeod soundtrack (does he even check out Newgrounds?), is on top as usual. Yotam tries hard to make caricatures of each character and does a good job at masking the single voice behind it; he's done these voices before, so it's not too hard. That's the prize of consistent output, kids: knowing what you're doing each and every time. Complain that he's taking the Ill Will Press route and you're underestimating the virtues found in both. Anyway, it's pretty obvious that he has achieved a peak in his animation style because he is comfortable with this approach; it is unknown if he does more detailed or artsy work, but who cares?

Lazy Writing 5 is just very short, but it speaks on delicate issues in a way that larger works cannot address as succinctly. Nice job! Seven of Ten.


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haha wow this is fun!


Joe900xJoe900x

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

i dont... what happened..