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The Monster is Me

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May 25, 2013 | 3:23 PM EDT
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I'm uploading this now because I can tell already that I won't have enough time to make any edits to it in the next week before the NATA deadline anyway due to excessive schoolwork, so I might as well get it over with and publish.

So this is a video about a girl who is shutting herself out from the rest of the world and struggles to deal with it. Although on the surface this may appear a little more depressing than things I've made before, like for example, "Until It's Gone" from last year's NATA, this time, rather than having some unfortunate situation descend upon the character and that's it, the character actually acts and fights back.

Also, in case anyone's interested, I made a time lapse of me animating one of the scenes. It's here: tch?v=0yCoXIgQQp4

EDIT: This is in no way encouraging or glorifying suicide. I'm sorry if it may have come across that way. Admittedly it's confusing, and that's my fault. But the overall message should be that the character started to fight back against the monsters.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I come back to this now and then, it really is a brilliant piece, the music has a 90's era video game quality to it which kicks me right in the childhood, and it highlights so much of my own struggles and depression extraordinarily that I swear you watched me live for the last 8 years.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

there's always light at the end of every tunnel.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

this made me actually cry a little. I don't think it's glorifying suicide. Sometimes suicide really can seem like fighting back in the only way you know how.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Honestly there is not a single video of yours i have given less than a 5. I have always loved your videos and always will.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

you are a outstanding! i love your videos, such strong message. keep it up