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September 6, 2007 10:54 PM   Subscribe

"A paper around her neck said she was Ida, but Ida said nothing at all." So tells the story of the saddest, unluckiest girl that ever lived.

Don't forget to watch part two, after part one, of course. Children R Skary dot net is available in flash too, if you're so inclined. These children have been very naughty, but methinks Santa fears them. Katy Towell isn't sad or unlucky, but she's a very busy little girl. If you like her stuff more than I do, you can help. heh... i can't believe no one before me has posted this artist's incredible work to The Blue. I did searches and can't find her. Well, she's here, but you have to know where to look.. and I'll leave it at that. =)
posted by ZachsMind (17 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Terrific.
posted by rokusan at 3:23 AM on September 7, 2007


Oh. Good stuff. Thank you!
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:25 AM on September 7, 2007


"She never sleeps"
posted by Deathalicious at 5:00 AM on September 7, 2007


Looks pretty good, but with no indication as to length I can't watch at work. Also, the subtitles are a huge mistake, since I find myself reading along rather than watching.
posted by DU at 5:07 AM on September 7, 2007


Excellent.
posted by JeNeSaisQuoi at 5:48 AM on September 7, 2007


Chillingly well done. Love the narration, too.
posted by grubi at 6:10 AM on September 7, 2007


Is it wrong that when I read "So tells the story of the saddest, unluckiest girl that ever lived" the first thing I thought of was that joke that ends with "...unzips his pants and says 'This just isn't your day is it?'"

.... just me? ok.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 6:32 AM on September 7, 2007


I, too, found the subtitles really distracting. Aside from that, it seems great.
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:01 AM on September 7, 2007


you have to know where to look

You mean, like, the Marie Digby thread?
posted by pineapple at 7:24 AM on September 7, 2007


Lovely, lovely stuff.


Hooray for the golden age of animation.
posted by Skygazer at 7:54 AM on September 7, 2007


pedestrian. i thought all the burton-worshipping goths had grown up by now.
posted by mr_book at 8:06 AM on September 7, 2007


Grew up...and made wee goths. It was the 5th graders who introduced me to childrin r skary.
posted by pernoctalian at 8:44 AM on September 7, 2007


I'm with mr_book ("pedestrian").

It just struck me as faux-naive, derivative, somewhat incoherent and a bit silly.

(and Ida's mother comes across as needy and unhinged...).
posted by Jody Tresidder at 9:10 AM on September 7, 2007


As a recent connaisseur of children's stories, that was excellent. My daughter would love it. I'm totally going to steal that next time she asks for a story.
posted by rusty at 11:51 AM on September 7, 2007


Ah, I recognize the artist from Deviant Art. They're pretty popular.
posted by FunkyHelix at 3:51 PM on September 7, 2007


Subtitles are a huge plus. Not all of us can hear.

If you find yourself distracted by them, make the window smaller or cover it with another window.
posted by cactus at 5:39 PM on September 7, 2007


Oh, I loved the Ida story. Not so much into the individual artwork (although the big glassy eyes are sooooo cute), but everyone needs a story told to them every once in a while. Bring back Jackanory!
posted by saturnine at 11:43 AM on September 9, 2007


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