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March 18, 2013 10:25 PM   Subscribe

Harold and the Dark, Dark Forest
posted by cthuljew (22 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, that was different.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:30 PM on March 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Needs more purple crayon.
posted by meehawl at 10:57 PM on March 18, 2013 [8 favorites]


That is pretty amazing.
posted by Sebmojo at 11:09 PM on March 18, 2013


WAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH i'm crying because i'm confused
posted by not_on_display at 11:10 PM on March 18, 2013


This is good.
posted by zardoz at 12:19 AM on March 19, 2013


wut
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:34 AM on March 19, 2013 [6 favorites]


It's very well done, in terms of a creeping sense of unease, and a very strange but compelling post-apocalyptic environment; but what exactly is going on here? Someone explain it to me, please! :P
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 12:38 AM on March 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


I think I need something wonderful and bland to cheer me up now. So, so cold inside.

Lizard Chickens shouldn't have four legs. Just one of the many things that will now haunt me.
posted by Ghidorah at 1:08 AM on March 19, 2013


Ghidorah: I think it was actually a goat chicken, not a lizard chicken. Note the chicken's eyes look just like goat eyes.
posted by Sleeper at 1:18 AM on March 19, 2013


Sheesh, kind of bleak at the end there.
posted by smoke at 1:18 AM on March 19, 2013


Not the best storytelling I've seen.
posted by fredludd at 2:11 AM on March 19, 2013


Cryptic storytelling != good storytelling. But s'got potential.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:14 AM on March 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


After THAT, I think we all need THIS.
posted by HuronBob at 3:42 AM on March 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


After THAT, I think we all need THIS .

With a side of this.
posted by jquinby at 5:52 AM on March 19, 2013


:(
posted by charred husk at 6:09 AM on March 19, 2013


My kids loved the first Harold story, I'm surprised this one didn't go over as well.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:46 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


It felt like (at least) three stories all happening at once, all of which seemed too nebulous and all-encompassing to get any kind of grasp on them, yet at the same time hauntingly oppressive. It felt vaguely lovecraftian in that sense - there's something deep and terrible just out of sight but creeping closer and closer, and whether or not you know it's there, it knows about you and it's coming.

I haven't a clue what was going on, but I liked it.
posted by talitha_kumi at 7:30 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Moral: Dad was right, don't trust the Chickendog.
posted by chococat at 7:51 AM on March 19, 2013


Raises a bunch of interesting possibilities and then stops
posted by jiawen at 8:55 AM on March 19, 2013


When I saw the link, I immediately thought of "Harold and the Purple Crayon" — but upon clicking it, I immediately realized it was nothing like that. Until, lo and behold, I saw purple crayon drawings.

So, is this all a whole wierd lovecraftian take on the Harold series? Did this kid just draw chickendogs on his wall and then they came to life?

If so, I am still confused.

Also, chickendog tastes like catfish.
posted by not_on_display at 11:34 AM on March 19, 2013


This feels like some weird teaser/preview. I love it. I just want more.
posted by FirstMateKate at 2:05 PM on March 19, 2013


I think it needs more crazy, and less story.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 6:34 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


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