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Ectype's End
November 9, 2007 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Ectype's End. A cute animation about 3C70, a worker in a clockwork world whose life is turned upside down by a strange flower. You can download the hi-res version from Rhubarb Zoo. [Via ectoplasmosis.]
posted by homunculus (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was cute, but not nine and a half minutes worth.
posted by JaredSeth at 2:03 PM on November 9, 2007


Pretty cool animation style. I liked the crude foregrounds against the intricate backgrounds. I'm not sure why the first world is such a bad place though. It gave birth to the character after all. It's like his womb. In thinking about it that way, I love his expression of horror when his mom pops up in his pleasure paradise.
posted by Bistle at 2:06 PM on November 9, 2007


That was nice, especially after an uber stressful day at work.
posted by waxboy at 2:06 PM on November 9, 2007


Geez, how can anyone spend time making something cute when 30,000 kids will die of starvation today.
posted by Eekacat at 2:07 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


i was certain the little clockwork man would be murdered around 6:02 by the colorful barbarian peoples. i was upset when he went back home and infected everyone else. no respect for order and authority. kids today.

destroyed his whole fucking planet for a damn flower. what kind of moral am i supposed to take from this?
posted by mr_book at 2:17 PM on November 9, 2007


destroyed his whole fucking planet for a damn flower. what kind of moral am i supposed to take from this?

That it's okay to destroy your planet for something you found in the ground?
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:37 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


destroyed his whole fucking planet for a damn flower. what kind of moral am i supposed to take from this?

I got the impression that the flowers and creatures underground had managed to escape the spread of the mechanized world. When the clock showed up there the robot guy decided to try and save what he had found by using the machine to spread it. More restoration than destruction.
posted by waxboy at 3:00 PM on November 9, 2007


That strange plants are a threat to society, mkay?
posted by homunculus at 3:00 PM on November 9, 2007


destroyed his whole fucking planet for a damn flower. what kind of moral am i supposed to take from this?

Just say no!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 4:31 PM on November 9, 2007


Well, when it comes to animation about living in a soul less world, I think More by Mark Osborne is a better film, and feels like it has some depth.

The message of this one seems a bit simplistic and naive.
posted by MythMaker at 6:22 PM on November 9, 2007


I assumed this animation was meant for kids, but "More" (previous posts) is definitely much superior, thanks for reminding me about it.
posted by homunculus at 6:56 PM on November 9, 2007


homunculus, before even seeing this I was reminder of "More" by the description. Now THAT'S a good animation.
posted by ORthey at 7:37 PM on November 9, 2007


wow! so many cynical comments! maybe lots of people in a bad mood from the Dow plunge or something. It was just an enjoyable and cute little video. nothing wrong with that imo. Thanks for sharing it, homunculus...
posted by janetplanet at 9:26 PM on November 9, 2007


I, too, immediately thought of "More" based on the description of this piece alone.

Having watched "Ectype's End," I felt it was cute, but the photo-collage style of background art overwhelmed my (admittedly tired) eyes.
posted by retronic at 12:36 AM on November 10, 2007


Reminds me of the golden age of Night Flight.
posted by JJ86 at 4:47 PM on November 10, 2007


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