Heartwarming and Absolutely Stunning!
Very few songs, movies and other forms of art can bring me to an emotional state like that after watching Lines in Time. There is a deep meaning behind the short story displayed, and those that can understand and grasp it the way I did can hardly find any faults in this wonderful animation.
The music was an excellent selection to go along with the animation, and it flowed together quite nicely. However, because you synchronized both music and animation, the mood changed too quickly from the sad and depressing tone to the happy escape. I do realize that you did not write the song, so this was hardly under your control, but I am quite amazed that you pulled it off so well.
Also, the simplistic animation and design was just enough to draw me in. I admire you're ability to create mood through black and white, as in the beginning when the lightning bug couldn't bear to see his reflection, the dark overtone truly helped bring out that expression. Then slowly as he begun to break free, everything brightened up and you instantly felt a sign of relief.
I am by no means spiritual or religious, but the ending was absolutely beautiful. It almost feels as if the little creatures happiness was intended to give the viewers' hope, and I even felt a little joy myself. I hardly ever write reviews on NG, but your work is just one of the few I feel the need to commend. Thank you.