Yotam, I love you. Okay, seriously, I feel like I was dreaiming all of that. It's amazing how you can create that kind of atmosphere so effortl-- Oh, wait, I forgot. You take a hell of a lot of time making these. But that's what makes them great, yeh? Absolutely gorgeous animation, by the way. I love that you finally came back to this series... Though maybe you were working on it all along in a very slow way...
Not to fast... Yeah... Like an artistic turtle genius... Beautiful.
Now, I have to say that your animation has definitely gotten better since the last short by you that I reviewed. Humor was subtle, but very nice, and the flash was very fluid.
Still funny--despite that these anime shows are fairly old in terms of when they aired on Cartoon Network. Good job. Work on your animation a little bit; but overall, the humor was pretty funny and I liked the references.
CAUTION: This post contains healthy amounts of opinion, and is suitable for viewing by children and Gandwana.
Alright, so what's-his-face does have a point here: this has been done before--a lot; but that doesn't necessitate that the video be judged so harshly because of the existence of similar videos which may have inspired it. I honestly think that this video should be judged largely (if not entirely) on qualities which are independent from other videos (e.g. humor, quality of the flash, etc.). With those aforementioned qualities in mind, I found the video to be a little lacking; but, again, that doesn't make the video completely terrible. I understand that the animation and humorous content was almost identical to Egoraptor's Halo Reach video, but I can see that this animator is very into gaming, and so a striking similarity to another flash animator with a similar interest isn't unusual or malicious (at least in this instance).
Overall, not the best flash I've seen in regards to humor and fluidity of animation, but it does have some potential. And I'm honestly tired of the commonplace reviews which seek to elicit some sort of negative response from its readers. They really do irritate me--despite that I most often disregard them. They just don't add anything to the discourse and I find them destructive and immature.
SO beautiful. I'm really damned glad that you're still up to your usual antics. The world is a better place with a healthy coating of aardvark butter.
The animation is much more fluid, precise, and the sound effects are more appropriate to the actions occurring in the flash. Your style hasn't changed much (thank heavens), which is a relief, but everything else is much improved. Quite the show.
Thanks maaaaaan <3
I really enjoyed the abstract and apparently metaphoric nuances within your flash animation... It's not often something so strange goes completely without explanation; but when it does happen, I can't help but compare it to the dreamlike works of Salvador Dali. A particular film by Dali, Un Chien Andalou, struck me as similar in its very grotesque, unexplained and spontaneous nature.
I understand that many will have trouble fully grasping the purpose or intent of the film. And despite that my own interpretation may be skewed or misguided, I believe it goes something along the lines of a representation of a generally pointless, grotesque, painful, secretive and hopelessly oppressed existence within the confines of what appeared to be some sort of government testing facility. Perhaps the statement was to be applied to all of society, or perhaps it was more or less a personal reflection on some past event, but I do believe I understood the general idea; and with films such as these, one must be at least contented with that.
There's also the interpretation that the cartoon relates to laboratory testing, such as the testing done by the U.S. on innocent people (MK Ultra). In any regard, the movie was very... moving, and I appreciate the style and effort put into it.
Good job. I can tell this was a product of a lot of heart-felt effort.
Just start at 9 seconds in and repeat... Hilarious. I don't think it was, as a flash, well planned out, but most funny flashes aren't. It would be different entirely if you were trying to be as serious as Sarkasm, but I appreciate that you don't want to be. Great strange scenario and great lack of any structure or logic. It keeps it funnier. I also find the topic of Scooby Doo's accent is good for a short spoof.
Hahaha! The subtle differences were hilarious in each loop. Great animation, as always.
Very well-rounded story this time around. You've only gotten better and better at animating; I love your subtle inclusion of exaggerated/impossible gesticulation. I also like your development in morbid comedy (e.g. the shape-shifting demon eating things at the end of every dramatized suggestion). The voice acting was also very well done--though notably only inclusive of one voice.
Regardless, good show. You never cease to amaze me.
I saw your flash video, "Smile!" not to long ago. Both had the similar, eternally smiling motif portrayed in either story. There was also a hint of 'robotic perfection' that was also included in either story.
This story in particular is true in what a large portion of the media represents: unattainable perfection and inferiority. I feel it is through either quality being forced upon the populous that commercial brands can so easily manipulate people into buying their products or living by their standards... In essence, I feel this is about manipulation and facades imposed upon the unsuspecting masses. When applied to the '99%' movement that's been going on lately, it appears as though the 1% is the "elite White society", and that the 99% would be the people like Prole 514 and the girl.
It's a very sad tale, and it was so well done. The girl was an interesting character in juxtaposition to Prole, and I liked how there was some conflict between the two. The whole relationship was very fluid and convincing. I also liked how she took his place towards the end of the story.
I'm glad you put forth so much effort into this, because it turned out completely amazing and really affected me.
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