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Living With OCD

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Well its been a while, but here it is! My SECOND ever flash submission :D

this one was also for a project. this was for my Neuroscience class; we had to pick a neurological disorder, n yadda-yadda-yaddah. i again went the extra mile :]
with the success of my first submission, Cuban Missile Crisis, i threw in a few credits at the end of this one and submitted it as well.
its a completely different project, for a completely different class, with a completely different topic, completely different music, and a completely different animation style

It is a lighthearted, metaphorical view into the typical day one suffering from mild to sever OCD must experience. this poor man is simply trying to go about his day, but that darn picture frame just wont stay straight. it bothers him. a lot.

Enjoy :P

stay tuned during the credits to hear an original, blues-ey-esque song by me, and some fun facts :P
(# of frames, runtime, etc.)

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YEAH. I mean, my ocd is with different things but, pretty much how it goes. I like the sketch effect, how the person is always moving!

Oh god, I totally understand this! I live it all day every day. It is more in my head for emotions and things, but I get it. This was a great way to show the issues with OCD. Thank you for the work. The animation was great and very simple to not lose focus on the OCD being the star. I love that it was simply black and white too.


I love this cartoon simply because I have a brother who has bad OCD and I know just what you are going through (or what the guy in the movie is going through). My brother is always closing doors over and over and can never get anything done. He is so bad he is afraid to even brush his teeth or take a shower in fear of his OCD. It is a truly horrible tragedy that has begotten our family for nearly a decade now!! The good news is that he is on medication as he should be, but we are not finding the right kind for him. I love you for just raising awareness of this serious issue.

As for the flash itself, it was good and the music was good and everything, although it could have used color. Gosh, I was just thinking about my brother with his OCD right before I watched this!

albiokay responds:

im sorry to hear about your brother :[
i wish you and your family the best of luck
as for the flash, i was going for a simple, minimalist, black and white style, so i didn't want to use any color.
that, and i only had a week to make this :P
thanks for the kind words though :]

Glad To See You Did Your Research ;P

I have OCD and it's really nice to see someone who actually understood what they were doing a short flash about. It was funny while at the same time portraying the disorder perfectly, great work :)

albiokay responds:

thank you :P
this was for a project, so the research was mandatory lol
but i dit try to make the portrayal as accurate as possible while maintaining a light humorous feel


Nice flash, it was amazing how you made this animation black and white, those colors match each other. It was also kinda funny how he was washing the dishes and then the picture always gets bigger (So it means if he isn't looking, it gets bigger am I right or am I wrong?) If I had a picture like that, I would throw it outside to the dump so I will never see it again. What happens if it comes back? Lol. It was kind of creepy also because the picture would always get bigger, I would be like OMFG!! But anyways I will start with: Additional Audio.

It was very nice and awesome, it was very cool also. It kinda fitted the whole animation. I heard of that song before. Probably months ago. The audio on the credits, it feels like awesome music. And I saw my brother dancing to these songs even though it doesn't sound like real rock or pop. (Lol) BTW, the animation took over a week? I get confused with the runtime and how long the animation took, oh well...

It was also kind of weird when the picture was on the wall and the guy saw the picture was falling but when he went down, it wasn't there. The animation was funny but kind of creepy at the same time. (I think it's freaky, but I don't think you guys do....) And if the guy is not looking at the picture, he should stare at it forever and he gets no sleep! Lol, like he should stare at it instead of doing nothing, even though he's going to church or something, he should look at it forever lol.

Yes! I've finally found a black and white animation. It took a long time for me to find a black and white animation. This is the fourth one I have found so far. But anyways I found this, Black vs. White, Black vs. White 2, and Pencilmation (Like the pencil is black, (When your drawing...) and the page(s) are white! Lol) Thank you so much for a black and white animation anyway.

So this is your only second animation? Wow, it's excellent for a beginner still.... Like if I would've animate, I would've suck balls. But still glad this is your second and excellent animation :D. Ok, this second animation of yours is amazing but now here are my overall scores:

Graphics: 10/10
Comedy: 10/10
Audio: 10/10
Animation: 10/10
Rating Score: 5/5

Absolutely added to my favorites :D.

I have a little bit of characters left, so bye and I hope you love and enjoy my review!

albiokay responds:

haha well your review certainly was entertaining
and the picture doesn't actually grow
its supposd to represent how much it bothers him that its crooked
but w/e, i wont bore you with the details and the thought process behind it if you already enjoy the movie for what it is
thanks for the kind, albeit somewhat disjointed, words :]
n the music at the end was blues, not rock or pop
just thought i'd clarify :P