A little forced
Wasn't the best poem in the world. It was a little rough and forced, but it had a purpose and a meaning behind it. That's more than I can say for many of the animations on here. I'm starting to see how twisted things can be when people start complaining that there's actually a point to the animation. Well, for those that complain, you chose to watch it and, personally, I've seen so many worse animations than this; and, in addition to that, they had no point at all; and the kicker is, people still give them 10s (which I can't even begin to understand). Yet people, like Metal-kiwi, complain about this one in particular and give it a 1, not because it was simply a horrible animation (wasn't top notch, but it was above par), but because it had a point he didn't agree with. It's easy to make poor animations with no point, a child could do it. Takes some artistic skill to make a good animation, some real intellect to have a point, and guts to present a clip that some people will mock, make fun of, and even claim it has no place on newgrounds (Metal-kiwi is a good example). I'm sorry those people miss the point of the animation. The irony with most of Jonathan Lam's animations is that the ones who understand his animations aren't the audience that Jonathan wants to reach most; it's the ones that don't understand (and often don't want to understand) that the animations are meant for.
Sometimes I come to an animation that I don't agree with the point of it and I usually don't vote on it. I should commend Metal-kiwi for actually taking time to express his thoughts. Most people just say they didn't like it and leave, showing very little thought going into their simple reviews.
However, it's kind of an irony that Metal-kiwi says, "comparing your God to a gun tells me everything I need to know about your type of Christianity. Your God has little love to it and is shallow and meaningless as a dollar" But his next few words are, "I've come to Newgrounds to watch videos that are illegal in some countries, depicting uncalculable varieties of death and terrifying situations." It pretty much says he's not looking for the truth, a point, or even meaning: he just wants mindless slaughter in multiple forms and circumstances. Sounds like he's contradicting himself, by declaring that God has no meaning or value and then saying "I'm not looking for meaning or value anyway." If he was truly searching for something without meaning or value, and this animation showed a god without meaning or value, he would have at least given it a half decent rating. Instead, I see a person who found something with a point, but wanted something without a point.
Don't stop, Jonathan; you may never know about those who didn't understand at first, but later were granted the clarity they needed later. Keep on trudging through, there's more work to be done.