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Dec 14, 2012 | 6:07 PM EST
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Update: I made this when I was fifteen. Settle down.

circa 2012:

BEFORE YOU LEAVE A REVIEW, take this with a grain of salt- many of the "facts" here are purely theoretical and unquantifiable, as is the exact odds of your existence. This animation was created to entertain, and lots of my research has been simplified to reach a greater audience (not to say it isn't accurate, however, it's all as accurate as I could ever get). So don't get all science-y on me, I'm not a professional science-y guy. I just googled some data and multiplied it all together for your amusement. ~Enjoy!

Originally created for NATA 2012, which I ended up winning. Rad!

So this one's actually been finished for a while now, but I didn't have the chance to upload it because of some video file conversion issues, which were resolved by my good pal Ricepirate (thanks!) It's way different than anything else I've ever done, but I think you'll enjoy it anyway :)

So a quick word on the tournament this was for-
I had 25 days to make this, so naturally I saved pretty much all of it for the last week or so. Then a series of increasingly misfortunate things happened, such as my graphics tablet breaking, not being able to find my files, and accidentally overwriting half of my movie seven hours before the deadline. Somehow I managed to pull all the pieces back together, and as luck would have it, I came in first place for the round. My direct opponent for that round, Slackman, came in a close second, which means if I had gotten any lower than first, I would have lost before the semi-finals.

What are the odds?



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great video!!! One of the best I've seen in a while.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I don'y give out 5 star ratings. It's very rare that I do and I can't remember if I have even done it before. But everything done here is very professional. For once I can't think of anything that could be improved. All the production is top notch. The voice overs, the audio mix, the animations & graphics, and the timing is all very well done. I could see this being a PSA on Tv and it would fit right in with any other professionally made commercial. Execlent job.


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Inaccurate and pointless.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

When I first watched this video, I thought, 'Wow, I'm pretty lucky to be alive.'

However, when I viewed this for a second time, a sudden thought hit me. 'What about the other 10^974076 possible births that never happened?' It made me realize that not only am I extraordinarily lucky to be living, but me and every human being, are the chosen ones.

Before watching this video, birth seemed so... normal. After watching it, seemingly every birth is a treasure, because of it's absolutely minuscule chance of happening. Doesn't that make everything a miracle?

This video really changes my point of view on life as a whole, and I am not surprised that it won NATA. A well deserved 5. Honestly, I wish I could bend the laws of Newgrounds and give this a 69 or 9001, but sadly, I cannot.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool i never knew that