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I Love Death [warning: potentially NSFW, Flash, and Music] [via The TechLawAdvisor and Blort]
posted by anathema (24 comments total)

 
Equally good is Doorsteps.
posted by anathema at 8:05 PM on February 17, 2004


I found those videos a few days ago -- great stuff. The music itself ain't bad either.
posted by Down10 at 8:09 PM on February 17, 2004


[this is excellent]
posted by Aaorn at 8:16 PM on February 17, 2004


Fantastic, but now I'm kind of depressed.
posted by bdk3clash at 8:18 PM on February 17, 2004


now if only the sound didn't cut out when he gets on the subway.... excellent though, as was doorsteps.
posted by mosch at 8:29 PM on February 17, 2004


I have seen more cartoon sex on MetaFilter in the past two days then I had previously seen in my entire life. Very good though
posted by BackwardsHatClub at 9:49 PM on February 17, 2004


this post is very good, not the cartoon sex
posted by BackwardsHatClub at 10:28 PM on February 17, 2004


Heh. Excellent short, although I'd agree, slightly depressing.
posted by woil at 10:35 PM on February 17, 2004


Excellent.
posted by kickingtheground at 11:14 PM on February 17, 2004


3 day lag from the pile.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 11:33 PM on February 17, 2004


Man, I had those blogged back on the 6th. (Yes, Virginia, it's self linkage...)

Finally beat MeFi to something cool...

Great stuff, though...

wanders away looking annoyingly self-satisfied...
posted by Samizdata at 12:08 AM on February 18, 2004


wow, reminds me of the well-done video made for The Faint's "Agenda Suicide". Made by, I believe mk12 who were also responsible (afaik) for the ever-awesome "sweaterporn".

which sadly, appears broken -- sorry sweater-fetishists.)
posted by fishfucker at 2:27 AM on February 18, 2004


good post. So sad, yet so true for so many.
posted by ashbury at 6:02 AM on February 18, 2004


Sort of a very nasty homage to "Life in a Box." I really wish anyone else on the planet knew what I was talking about when I mention that.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:52 AM on February 18, 2004


Not only lovely and depressing, but really well animated. That whole site is almost obnoxiously clever, actually. Nice music, too.
posted by chicobangs at 7:28 AM on February 18, 2004


Okay. I'll be the obnoxious one to raise more a serious concern. I find it disturbing how casually artists (whether in movies or Flash art as shown here) present and we consume the depiction of sexual violence against women.

Depressing? How about offensive.
posted by VulcanMike at 7:56 AM on February 18, 2004


XQUZYPHYR a "black box"?
posted by jopreacher at 8:41 AM on February 18, 2004


"we consume the depiction of sexual violence against women."

bitches got it commin
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 8:58 AM on February 18, 2004


That was my first thought, VulcanMike.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 9:06 AM on February 18, 2004


bitches got it commin

Yeah she did. Did you see what she was wearing? She was asking for it.



posted by a3matrix at 9:59 AM on February 18, 2004


VulcanMike, go watch Sesame Street.
posted by punishinglemur at 1:34 PM on February 18, 2004


I find it disturbing how casually artists (whether in movies or Flash art as shown here) present and we consume the depiction of sexual violence against women.

If you watched the linked movie and felt the need to make the above comment in reference to it, then I respectfully suggest that perhaps you missed the point.
posted by biscotti at 2:50 PM on February 18, 2004


biscotti: I got the point. Perhaps you didn't get my point.

The animation is great. The story is clever. The music is tolerable -- It's all well and good.

The image of a broken old man enthusiastically harassing, knocking unconscious and then raping a woman while his friend in a wheelchair masturbates to orgasm is offensive.

Even on a more intellectual level, this animation is objectionable. If you are a child resulting from rape, you'll end up raping someone else?

Or does the Nietzsche-esque work-sleep cycle in the animation place the blame on our society and its obsession with success? What then? Society made him rape her? Should we sigh and say "Oh, what an interesting story about human nature... and check out the cinematic vector animation!"

Does something being clever make it automatically intelligent? Redeeming? Above reproach? I don't understand how anyone could look at that animation and not be at least a little bit offended by the imagery.
posted by VulcanMike at 4:03 PM on February 18, 2004


It's supposed to be offensive, that's what it's about. It's about the fact that things like abuse and violence and disconnect and dehumanization are cyclical, and inter-related. Ignoring the message and concentrating only on the imagery misses the point entirely, since the very off-handed offensiveness of the imagery is a large part of the message. It's talking about exactly the same sort of thing that you're objecting to - it's on your side. (In my opinion, of course.)
posted by biscotti at 4:10 PM on February 18, 2004


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