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The Masquerade

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Jan 3, 2012 | 9:32 PM EST
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Author Comments

The entirety of this was made over the course of the last seven days. I'm actually really surprised at how efficient I was here, since I managed to get around 25 seconds done each day.

Even though the actual animation is not pristine or anything and the frame-by-frame is sort of choppy and shaky, I'm proud of how this turned out, mainly due to the atmosphere of it and the story. I think this time it actually has some meaning behind it. Also, this time I actually have some REAL INSTRUMENTS in the music. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? OMG. Except I mixed them in with synthesized versions of themselves so it's occasionally hard to tell. Oh well.

Edit: Wow, I'm genuinely amazed by the quality of these reviews! There's been a lot of thought put into each and every one of them. Thanks so much, everyone!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

You sir rock !

I really liked it. Nice concept, not bad art. Thanks !


Rated 5 / 5 stars

SOmething I can relate with

hard to find that on Newgrounds


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice work

I really like how ambitious this piece is. Tackling the idea of conforming to social norms and the generalization of our school system is impressive to say the least. Your animation could use a little work though. the volumes on the body's of your characters changed a little more than i would like but, it wasn't overwhelming. Also, your video kind of reminds me of "The Wall", are you a Pink Floyd fan by any chance? :}

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Pahgawk responds:

Yep, Pink Floyd is one of my favourite bands :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


It does make a very strong point. We hide behind masks so others won't see what we really are thinking, how we really feel, and in the end it just puts us in an even worse position than before... at least that's what I got out of it.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sad but true...

This just goes to show what society has turned into... everyone just hides, thinking it makes them look better.