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This animation is for Albinoblacksheep.com's Tournament of Flash Animators (TOFA) contest.

ROUND TWO GUIDELINES:
"Animate the mood of one of the following songs"

I edited the song, adding voice and some bass.
The original: [link]

HAVEFUN.
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:iconkirbehpeace:
KirbehPeace Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This.. is AWESOME. Its cool how you switched style for some of the movie. :D
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:iconsolorum:
Solorum Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I really love this, the depth of it is amazing. I mean it really makes you question the world you are living in and the extent of happiness that can be found in the solitude of ones own thoughts. I really feel that the pixelated world is the world he lives in, its is bright and colorful, but doesn't seem to have happiness there. The animated world is the really world in my opinion, dark and sullen, but he can't find happiness there either for he is just a shell of a man who can only find freedom in his owns thoughts. This really made me look at myself and consider how I looked upon the world. I really hope you make more like this.
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Solorum Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Oh whoops, meant to say pixelate world is the world he wants to live in, and that the animated world is the real world.
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
10x!
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:iconzbook123:
Zbook123 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Wow. Just wow. Even the emote.
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:icongorgeouslyinsane:
GoRgEoUsLyInSaNe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
did u win?
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:iconironkhazard:
Ironkhazard Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What Instruments do you play?
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Anything I can grasp.
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:iconkizer5:
kizer5 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009   Filmographer
do love the fusion of flash and pixel art.
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:iconsausage-of-joy:
sausage-of-joy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
your version of the song is really worth listening too,
good job!
I enjoy your voice acting and care for flow in animation at all the right moments. make the most of the lines.

and I agree with bruno: make a real song out of it!
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:iconsallygauge:
SallyGauge Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
What is this song called?
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Balance, I guess?
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:iconsallygauge:
SallyGauge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thanks
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You don't have to have amazing Disney animation skills in order to tell a story, illustrate a concept, or convey an emotion. The users who comment that they "just don't like it" never tell why, and never look at it from all sides.

The meaning of this animation, (since you don't even seem to understand it fully, yourself,) is probably best left to the public's personal interpretations. Sometimes the only point to a work of art is to impress upon the viewer a particular emotion.

I have a few feelings about it; mundanity of everyday life, how media controls our lives, mid-life crisis, drugs, etc! It's surreal, it's interesting, and the animation complements the music (and vice versa) very well! :typerhappy:
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thankyouma'am
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you'rewelcomesir
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:iconebbymac:
ebbymac Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
That must have been a very peculiar day.
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:iconkinky-slingy:
Kinky-Slingy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008   Digital Artist
I really love how the two characters are parallel. As if in a parallel dimension... and in the end it looks like the drawn dude smiles...barely. And I noticed he is sitting on a drawn sofa. C: I LOVE IT! The music flows awesometastically with the animation.
YOU SIR
HAS TALENT.
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:iconambidextrous:
Ambidextrous Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
You're amazing.
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:iconkinky-slingy:
Kinky-Slingy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008   Digital Artist
wow i didn't think an actual word name/account would be active :D i know i once added sexonthebeach LOL and God...nice snaggity snag on that one :P
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:iconambidextrous:
Ambidextrous Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Welcome to the club.
You are...
*counts*

The 4th person on all
of DA to appreciate it. :DD

sexonthebeach is a great sn btw. xDDD
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:iconkinky-slingy:
Kinky-Slingy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008   Digital Artist
ahaha i know right? i have that account on furcadia LOL maybe i'll sell it one day and be rich :>
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:iconambidextrous:
Ambidextrous Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Haha, well at least then I'll
know that if you do become rich
for it, I can brag that I held a
conversation (however brief) with you
before you were famous.
Word.

xD
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:iconchitsu23:
Chitsu23 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
I think I saw letters on the windows....
or I forgot to take my normal pills...
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:iconleavirus:
LeaVirus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
For some reason, this greatly disturbed me.



sadface.
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:icontenten-10:
Tenten-10 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
the few things i noticed after watching it a few times was that when he jumps out the window and lands theres still yellow on his shirt from when he was game-ish like, that when he comes out the water and the fish splashes the music goes "splish"(same with the jumping out the window when the glass breaking) and then at the end when his world isn't the same old balanced world it usually is he smiles :D, so if im right, was this about him not liking the same old plain world he lived in? He didn't like it to be balanced, so he when out and tried to look for a place where it wasn't so balanced?....I'm prolly over thinking this D;
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imperiom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOO
haha

Yep, "over thinked" :XD:
BUT,,,WELL , HAHA,,,REALLY WELL THOUGHTD)
:D
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:icontenten-10:
Tenten-10 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
xD
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
I like when people over think.
I myself am not sure about the meaning, but you got the little hints.
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:icontenten-10:
Tenten-10 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
:D Im glad to know
xD, well at least i was observant
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:iconneopuff:
neopuff Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ihateyouyou'resoluckyhetalkedtoyou;A;
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:icontenten-10:
Tenten-10 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
...>*D
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:icondolpho:
Dolpho Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Student Filmographer
WTF
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:iconmr-hankey353:
Mr-hankey353 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
It was confusing, Still, i thought it was good.
:fella:
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:iconeclipsed-reality:
Eclipsed-Reality Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Brilliant, love the contrast. Bright and dull, pixel and vector, very nice.

Comedy usually seems to be your thing, but this was nicely done. The pace of it all fits nicely with how you animated it, and the transitions are also well done.
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:iconnoten:
Noten Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
that was cool.
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:icondmitry1990:
Dmitry1990 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008   Digital Artist
wut
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:icon0meter:
0meter Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I been meaning to comment on this for a while. Just been lazy.

I liked that this animation was bit more conceptual than most of your other stuff. It's cool how they make the artist concentrate more on the visual aspects of the work in order to express the message. So what I need to observe is now in a different form. I probably will never get the meaning 100% but it is fun to interpret it in my own way.

The mixed use of pixels and vector in flash conveyed the [interpreted] message nicely. I liked that how you sometimes switched between dull color to very bright colors between two "worlds". It makes the dude appear more unfitting haha. Ah...the music was very odd to me but I liked that it created extremely unfamiliar atmosphere. [Almost uncomfortable. Your voice appeared unusually creepy but it made that specific scene very interesting ] I think it matches very well that the character in there looks uncomfortable himself. haha

Hmm, so any news with this contest?
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Thank you very much, I like hearing what people think this means.
I'm not that sure myself.

I'm trying to work on Round 3 right now, scripting.
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:iconmasturbationprocess:
MasturbationProcess Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
I loved the song, but not the animation this time.
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:iconcocteautwins:
cocteautwins Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
<333
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:iconwhitefang514:
Whitefang514 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
oh boy another animation by lazyboy/muffin head! YAY! * watches with excitment*... wth was that? lol it looks like you did the pixel stuff in paint then transfored it lol! nice job
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:iconchristian-a:
christian-a Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student General Artist
really great, has a nice artistic feel.
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:iconcefyjr:
cefyjr Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I... I clicked the play button twice.
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
dont be crazy
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:icontom-cii:
Tom-Cii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I guess you will win at TOFA.
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
doubt it
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:iconoterro:
Oterro Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
why
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:iconlazymuffin:
LazyMuFFin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I'm up against TMST next round and he's much better than me.
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:iconoterro:
Oterro Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Yeah, probably. Could've made something a bit more intersting I guess.
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