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WARNING: This animation is 30 MINUTES LONG. Be prepared for this.

That said, it is my personal belief that it is worth it.

A lonely, childlike moon keeps a diary of his depression, boredom, and recurring nightmares. His daily realities seem to be based on dream logic: clouds with bovine personalities, teeth with eyes and mailmen who fly in balloons. He writes about his very few friends, an invisible person, a pack of wolves, and a boy who lives in space on a garbage pile, protecting the earth from debris. The moon mopes along his 'horrible as usual' orbit, as the invisible one suffers with his own surreal identity crisis while desperately trying to reach out to the moon. Moon Diary is 7 days through the eyes of this gentle sky rock.

Based on characters and comics by Erin Tanner with animation by Curtis Randolph and Charlie Daugherty; Moon Diary (2010) creates a world with a simple, bright surface on an enigmatic, dark and maze-like core.

If you want "pause" and "chapter select," this animation is also up on YouTube. Just search for "Moon Diary" and scroll past all the Sailor Moon garbage. :)

Music by June Madrona. Check out the bicycle records store to buy June Madrona albums, or the Moon Diary DVD, which includes bonus content! http://bicyclerecords.com/store/



I thought that "Trans Fat" was fantastic, but here's a submission that's completely flawless! It only helps that something so long would be so great. I only counted 29 minutes, but whatever. It is not the longest cartoon on the entire website, as it took me 40 minutes to watch "Super Mario Bros Z. Ep 7". This is still fantastic, because there is just so much going on. It's amazing how there are so many characters who all contribute to the story well.

It should be illegal to give this a second place for anything because it's so fantastic. I will probably never be able to understand the true meaning behind it. That doesn't matter, because it brings out a wonderful sense of philosophy and joy in me. Everything moves smoothingly and I especially love the drawings showing what day it is. The color effects are just gorgeous. The voice work and everything else is great, thank you for keeping up my interest for that long a time!

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I loved the story! I couldn't keep my eyes off this flash until it ended! Can't wait whenever you make more!

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You have created a beautiful animation with such saturating emotion. The sound and music were crisp. This is worth 30 minutes of any newgrounds viewer.

So that's...

...how the man in the moon came to be.

I see great potential in you, keep making these masterpieces, I have met so many individuals, who got crushed by the bigshots of Newgrounds, but you, you have a huge potential! Keep this up

Your Friendly (and slightly insane) reviewer, Cafaling

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Well worth it indeed

Beautifully manifested

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4.42 / 5.00

Aug 3, 2011
6:18 PM EDT