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Oct 28, 2009 | 2:09 AM EDT
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The fantastic geological formations that litter the surface of the desert planet Ouroboros are not its only natural wonder. Many diverse life forms dwell amongst the towering hoodoos, sweeping arches, and massive cliffs. Unbeknownst to each individual creature, his or her existence is only a small part of a perpetual and interconnected cycle. Geometric impossibilities and anomalous laws of physics present themselves at the most unexpected moments. Great multitudes wage brutal battles over frivolous differences. Motile beings transform into sessile plants, death gives way to life and the cycle begins again.

Sorry I haven't posted in so long. I started this in February but animated 80% of it over the past month. I hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching!


Edit: Thanks everyone for the daily feature and the great reviews!

(2009) Christian Madsen/ Villainous Turtle Cinema



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow ...that was weird...

Nice flash. Would never thougth of this myself.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fantastic work

It's so incredibly smooth and fluent. I love it!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Definitely appreciated.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It makes you think :)

It's definitely interesting.
During watching it expression "Twisted Circle of Life" came to my mind but I'm not sure if that's exactly what I would like to tell you, to be honest.

I will definitely watch this again somewhere soon to get even more of it.
The concept is very interesting and I think that you have presented nature (even if it's created by other creatures, I would still consider it nature) in this mysterious way life seems to appear to us.
After watching it I feel at least slightly (if not more) overwhelmed by how this -- let's say -- sine curve progresses. From life to death, from death to life, from creature to creatures, from creatures to creatures, from creatures to creature.

What I have found fantastic about it is that it perfectly denies the boundaries between death and birth. Life seems to be as one and it cares not even a little about how we, in our existential way, interpret it.

So, even if I'm completely mistaken by your concept, it provoked me to interpretation and that's -- I believe -- is one of the most beautiful things when it comes to experiencing creations of other people :)

Thank you.

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VillainousTurtleSLC responds:

What a thoughtful and well written review. I am glad you picked up most of the subtle ideas I tried to put in and it takes an intelligent person to notice them. Sine curves actually do show up in population sizes over time, especially as prey becomes common and predators over feed, and then the predators starve as the prey are less available. I wanted that to show up both in the pacing and the music. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice response and you are very welcome!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


seeing how 1 bug thing dies by geting eaten by the blue n yellow guys, then they die off fast. n make bout 10 more. soon in a few years that planet will be over run with those bugs. speeking in logical terms i mean lol. but great video