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Valhalla, I Am Coming
February 18, 2011 4:02 PM   Subscribe

The Saga of Biôrn: Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy. SLVimeo.
posted by bwg (18 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
That made me sad on a Friday, thanks a lot.
posted by absalom at 4:28 PM on February 18, 2011


Wow, that is really worth a watch. Thanks, bwg.
posted by circular at 4:38 PM on February 18, 2011


That was awesome! I especially liked the frost giant's badass nunchucks.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 4:52 PM on February 18, 2011


oh man, same thing happened to me just last week
posted by aubilenon at 5:06 PM on February 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


That was pretty good, thought the ending was kind of anti-climactic. I think he could have followed through on his idea but still closed with a bit more zing.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 5:55 PM on February 18, 2011


Wonderfully done. I love the chunky style of the models - CGI seems to look its best when it's kept simple.

I also very much dig the tragi-comic ending, which surprised me by delivering quite an emotional punch. Maybe I'm just listening to too much Manowar.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 6:20 PM on February 18, 2011


I feel for Bjorn. Even worse was what happened to him after the Church of Latter Day Saints got his name.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:29 PM on February 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


That made me sad on a Friday, thanks a lot.

He'll find some Belgian monks with their beer. Just let him get over the shock.
posted by Namlit at 6:30 PM on February 18, 2011


I almost passed this up, but I had to see the frost giant's badass nunchucks.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 7:46 PM on February 18, 2011


Captain Stormfield had better luck (youtube). Bjorn got the reverse treatment.
posted by anotherbrick at 7:55 PM on February 18, 2011


I liked the revolving wheel of heavens, thought it was a nice touch. The gamer in me wants to know how much damage a thrown nun causes, and which dice you should roll.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:44 PM on February 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


That was great! I liked the ending to this one better, but they're both great
posted by Redhush at 8:50 PM on February 18, 2011


Thank you.
posted by mephisjo at 10:00 PM on February 18, 2011


I thought the prison-bars of Heaven was a funny take.
posted by bwg at 11:24 PM on February 18, 2011


Valhalla: Valkyries and Metal.

Heaven: Nuns and elevator music.

What went wrong?
posted by Alex404 at 4:31 AM on February 19, 2011


Was really hoping that this was about Tennis player Bjorn Borg.
posted by Fizz at 6:44 AM on February 19, 2011


Goddamn nuns. They ruin everything.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:08 AM on February 19, 2011


Glad to see someone else making the Samurai Jack reference, since that was also what I thought of. But I liked this one too. Sometimes I wish there was a best of Vimeo animation podcast, because I see a lot of good animation there.
posted by immlass at 10:53 AM on February 19, 2011


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