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The Myth Of Sisyphus

rated 4.12 / 5 stars
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Comedy - Original

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Aug 16, 2007 | 2:38 PM EDT

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Also! before you watch it, its probably wise to turn your volume down as the excessive grunt noises can give off the wrong impression to people who aren't watching the visuals...better yet! just mute it!!!
EDIT: Since alot of you don't know the myth and so don't really understand it, here is a brief explanation;
The Myth Of Sisyphs is about a man condemned by the gods to push a boulder up a mountain for eternity, never able to reach the top. There's much more to it than that but that should be all you need to know ;)
EDIT: Look at my news post for the character design basis of sisyphus, it's the image i based the character design on!
I was partly Inspired by the work of Adam Phillips, i learnt alot of animation techniques from his work and this has resulted in a few similarities of style, i'm a huge fan of his and im not trying to rip him off, nextime you'll see something different from me anyway :D
*EDIT* frontpage and brackenwood collection thank you!!!!
Many of you have been saying that it's just a brackenwood ripoff and aren't giving it a fair chance but it should be completely different, though my style may be similar the character is actually based on an old original drawing of sisyphus from the myth so sorry for any resemblence!!! :)
WOOHOO Daily 3rd! Watch the credits 'cause the animation ain't over till its over!
(Just want to mention that i am reading every each one of your reviews! keep em coming! It makes it all worth it !!:D)
SO, here it is!!! my first BIG animation! and when i say big i mean you hopefully won't be complaining that the animations too short or the fact that i had to cut like a whole scene out because the file size exceeded the limit..dammit.... This animation is totally FBF which i always do 'cause i hate untraditional animation like tweens, ect;
My usual rant/analysis/review thing will now be on my userpage so go check it out after you've watched it! Big thanks to the Kartunehustla for help with the audio syncing! This took me about 3 months for the animation in total, but the first month was spent on the first 3 cuts WITH A MOUSE, but then i got a tablet and it all sped up. a month was spent on audio and then about a week was spent trying to fix loads of problems in with the audio. Here's a few quick facts!
RUNTIME: WAS, exactly 6mins 0.6secs, but with the cuts it's now about 5mins 30secs approx;
FRAMES: WERE, 7212, but with cuts probably 7100 approx;

Sorry but i couldn't make a quality adjustment option, i'm absolutely useless with actionscript... so it might lag on a few scenes depending wether you have a bit of a crappy PC or not... Hope you like it!!



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I'm confused

What was the point of putting that rock on top of the mountain?

CatFat responds:

It's all explained in the myth..which goes by the same name as the title.
but if you can't be bothered which i expect you won't be, it was sisyphus' punishment by the gods to roll a boulder to the top of a mountain being unable to succeed for ever. It's a dark myth and i chose to focus upon a lighter side of the main part of the myth which was his punishment so portrait in the following animation.
i hope that cleared things up a little :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Ahhh Modern Thought

This was really great I gotta say. You really captured the futility of Sisyphus' toils while at the same time adding a bit of humor to the otherwise depressing story. You roll that rock man!

My only beef would be Sisyphus' voice, for some reason it really bugged me; but nowhere near enough to spoil the flash for me. Good job dude!

CatFat responds:

thank you, i'm very aware of how annoying the voice was..
it hink it's 'cause it wouldn't stop and if you listen to it without the visuals, it gives off the wrong impression :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Great graphic and animation but... sounds. Too much grunts, and typical Brackenwood graphic motives. anyway great job

CatFat responds:

i agree, to be honest i hate this animation, i just can't bare to look at it anymore..


Rated 4 / 5 stars


god that was annoying you added way to many of those grunts why coudnt he had said somthing funny like moo.

CatFat responds:

damn ur a genius y didn't i think of that?!!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice animation, Brackenwood.

The animation in this was very smooth and well done, very Adam Phillip...esque. Good job, man!

Though I don't think you "ripped" off the Brackenwood episodes, I still think there were a lot of things in this that were from Brackenwood. For example, the little white insects are in a lot of Brackenwood episodes, and the design of the character obviously. The music also sounded like it was influenced by Adam's tracks.

But, whatever, I liked this. :)

Good job, bud!


CatFat responds:

a thanking to thou :)