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The Masquerade

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Jan 3, 2012 | 9:32 PM EST
  • Frontpaged January 16, 2012
  • Review Crew Pick January 11, 2012
  • Daily 3rd Place January 5, 2012
  • Weekly 4th Place January 11, 2012

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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 0.5 / 5 stars

we have all seen it before,frontpage why?!?

this hardly belongs on the front page of anything...its dull and a dime a dozen,its a bland overwrought visual trope thats been beaten to death,its a flash weve all seen half a million times,its like those flashes that star 2 cute things,cute thing b is murdered and cute thing b goes mad and avenges it and we all say "d'awwwww its so meanigfull and deep"
we need to stop and say no...this is nothing new and original
rating something like this well enough to front page it takes valuable space away that could be given to the creative

if you wanna make a social commentary,try and make one that got a little more behind it than a cliche

Pahgawk responds:

Well, I think there is a certain amount of truth behind every cliché. I know that when I was making this movie, I was by no means trying to show how "cute" anything was. I was making it because I wanted to make something that had some meaning to ME. I think you see movies similar to this is because their respective authors also believed that what they were making had meaning. Although this may sound cheesy, I believe that the majority of meaning for my movie came from my own personal catharsis and "road to discovery" as I was making it rather than what other people think of it. I'm sorry you weren't able to empathize with this. That's perfectly understandable. I can't offer up a piece of myself and expect everyone to be able to adopt it as their own. However, I would also hope that people realize that I made this for more than just to use a cliché.