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The Imaginary Friend

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This is a halloween special I did. It's not horror, but more like dark comedy. I feel for my characters, so you can imagine how much that imaginary friend did my head in while animating this.

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1:35 FUCK YEAH!! SHUT UP!!! XD Nice animation lol rrreeeeh....

How would you even sleep with that thing? I'm willing to bet you started losing your own mind while working on this, because if you're like me, you watch the animated scenes hundreds of times before you feel its finished. That "RRRR" sound would have made me go bannanas.


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MisterHerbal responds:

You sure know what you are talkig about. It did drive me nuts. There were points where I considered killing the little purple fucker. I really feel for my characters, and experience what they go through, kind of like the faces animators make while drawing a face. I had a bad day one time where I didn't even open the project because if I heard that RRR once again I swore I'll delete the project and hit myself in the head until I forget this idea ever existed. So, yes. Here I am, still insane.

Nicely done for what it was, but a bit more plot or dialogue could have made it more rewatchable.

Also: I was actually surprised, given the description and that it's Halloween, that it didn't turn out the guy was the creature's imaginary friend!

MisterHerbal responds:

Now that would have been a good twist! Thanks for your feedback.

such a loyal friend I used to be a dog person now I'm into that.
Where can I get that pet? You don't even have to feed her.

MisterHerbal responds:

It's only visible to certain people. Some may call them mad-hatters or maybe it's a personal choice of the purple translucent creature we don't know much about. In any case if I get more outside information I will let you know.

Dark humor at its best! I was expecting the final scene as soon as the 'It's all in your mind' notes popped up... intentional clue? Though when he was locked up in a cell I thought that'd somehow be the end of it. Wonder if the imaginary friend is more than just a figment of imagination though... maybe an alien, or a ghost, or something... doesn't seem that imaginary after all. Great work!


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MisterHerbal responds:

Thanks for your great feedback! This ''Imaginary'' friend is indeed a mystery, I questioned his nature myself while creating him if that helps. I like to let my characters have their own persona, and show me who they are rather than make them something I want. I do it unconsciously really. As for who the little purple bugger is, you're right, he might be anything of those but to our dear lost friend, it was his imaginary friend since he was born, wether it was an alien or a ghost. Thanks for the comment! :)

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Credits & Info

4.18 / 5.00

Oct 31, 2013
7:51 AM EDT
Comedy - Original