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Jan 31, 2012 | 6:46 AM EST

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Running time - 5 minutes

Majority of the animation was made December 2011 & January 2012
Made in approximately 100 hours

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I don't know how many days I have left.
What makes me think I'll even live another hour?
Why even bother living this life only to lose it all.
Chasing after the f****** wind.

I could live to all the good moral standards of my culture
but I'd die just the same as the people with the worst moral standards.
I think I'd be happier being an immoral person, though I know it's a lie.

My heart reeks corruption.
Following my desires I'd never want to work,
never help people,
unless I get something out of it of corse
and just be a blood sucking leech on everyone around me but worse.
Destroying the very things that sustain me.


I don't want to hurt people
but if I don't, I'll hurt myself.
Either way I'm going to cause destruction and death.
So wouldn't it be better for only one person to die than many.

Sure, they'll be sad, but they will find a way to live without me, right?
What am I thinking! they are no different than me!
Then we should all, just, die.



You speek rightly. You do deserve death
You have thought nothing but the evils of your wicked heart since the day of your creation.
You could never be pleasing to God.

But do you think God didn't know that?
You think God made you just to bring you pain?

Know this, you will always have problems in this life
but hear me correctly when I say this statement.

your corruption is your fault.
your corruption is your fault.
Not because you could chose not to be corrupt,
but because you have not given up on yourself.

You run like a mouse on a wheel trying to get away,
no trying to walk on water,
no trying to fly with your arms.
You try and try and try, to do something you can never do.
but you were never meant to.
you need only to seek the one who gives freely.

I know your impatient,
you could be watching tv or doing something to amuse your mind.

But when you realise the truth, that you have nothing,

Look to God, not yourself.
Because He is our only real foundation in this life.
You will go to hell in your own strength.

Please, realise God's love for you,
despite all your corruption
and may His love, change you



Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Not really a comtemplation.....

I'm not much of a God person so i can't say i really connected with the overall message of your work.
I found the dialouge to be quite whiny and self-pitying to begin with and when it eventually developed to be a religious piece you lost me.
I suppose the main issue i had with the film is that the character is presented in such a negative light and the whole visual style is dark and depressing but when God eventually comes into the equation nothing really changes.
It's just this sort of downward spiral of depression that keeps going because this guy hasn't lived his life for God.
To me the guy just comes off as a rather boring and jaded human being who's life sucks because he doesn't do anything other than complain about how much his life sucks.
If he wasn't such a negative nancy, aimlessly wandering around waiting for his life to be improved by some sort of magical external force then maybe he'd look on the bright side a bit more.
And finally it's revealed that all of these problems will go away if the guy decides to love card debt included.
This is all just my opinion like your film is yours but i felt like you missed your mark with this film.
The drawings were nice but a bit inconsistent at times, some images were quite powerful and detailed while some were very plain and lacked the emotional force some other scenes had.
Music was quite suitible for the mood you were going for and your dialouge was paced pretty well between sections.

nahtanojmal responds:

Getting people out of depression is not my mark.
Getting people to think about their life after death is my mark.
I'm sorry you don't think it's a contemplation but you did write a length review so you must have thought about something ;)
Thanks for your honest review


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I love you.

nahtanojmal responds:

I guess I should say I love you to then.....

.... (roll eyes) oh look I need to respond to another review ;D


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Hammertime! but in all seriousness this was very good :)

nahtanojmal responds:

:D Thanks


Rated 5 / 5 stars


i'll give it a ten- because it IS good..

i just.. don't like how it was read..

the voice acting either felt forced-- or... it just..
sounded weird to me..
... it's one thing to be preachy- but at least sound good ><"...

oh well..

nahtanojmal responds:

I think I'll get my recording sounding better from now on thanks to
VO: Home studio - space

And Thank you :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Splendid animation and message

thank you for your work.

nahtanojmal responds:

You're welcome ;)