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Used and Abused Chris

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Nov 1, 2011 | 7:27 AM EDT

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Author Comments

This cartoon was meant for Halloween even though its not really scary.
I spent about 4 days working on this and it seems to be my longest flash animation so far. Also this cartoon is based on a poem that one of my friends posted on Facebook so I don't know who the original writer is.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well now

That was the saddest fucking thing I've ever seen.
Shit that was depressing.

But you did a hell of a great job.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


It was amazing how you managed to represent the poem.
I loved how the art and music corresponded to the fact that a child is telling the story: the scrawly environment, soft music, the way the parents and their actions are perceived.
The development of the story was good and while the violent ending was effectively foreshadowed, its contrast to the "child factor" made it a good twist. It was even more effective considering the consistent pacing of the animation. There was no change in music tempo or art color and layout. It was like reverse psychology on the part of the viewer.
Was Chris described missing a leg? I think that the rejection and a few injuries was enough to represent his situation. I found the missing leg a bit too much.
Anyway that was your interpretation. Just sharing my opinions.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Could have been good.

You would have been better off writing your own shitty poem. I know exactly what kind of statuses this poem was based off of and it ruined it for me. The "poem" is tacky and feels like it was written by a 4th grader (if it were actually written by a 4th grader, it might have been effective.)

The only problem I had with it was the storyline, the rest could have been polished up, but it wasn't terrible.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


u make me cry... :'-(


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Used and Abused Chris by Hairygiraffe is a depressing ride throughout the whole flash video. I could only imagine how much more depressing this flash video would have been with voice acting in it. I found it hard to sit through. I can't say the animation was bad. The audio is good too. Further more, you get a sense of sorrow and attachment to the character Chris the abused child in this flash video. I do disagree with a particular classification that the author gave within the description on this flash video. This flash is totally not a Halloween flick because nothing within the flash relates it to the holiday. Being depressing doesn't class anything as Halloween themed. The work within flash as I said before isn't bad, it just the subject matter that's very hard to take. Not for everyone's taste and if you like this sort of depressing stuff then this is your kind of film. I can't rate it high because it's not a video I feel worthy of a high score, 7 out of 10 stars, only because it is not my cup of tea.

I need a pallet cleanser after watching this.