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February 11, 2015 2:15 PM   Subscribe

brb checking windows and doors and hugging my cats
posted by Kitteh at 2:22 PM on February 11, 2015 [5 favorites]

Aw, Sergio!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:38 PM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Great ending!
posted by Roger Dodger at 4:28 PM on February 11, 2015

OK, I was worried that would be much sadder than it is. Its adorable and a little wise.
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:45 PM on February 11, 2015

Keep your cats inside so you won't have to sing the sound you found for them.

Great now I'm all Jurassic Bark-ing over here.
posted by Poldo at 5:01 PM on February 11, 2015 [2 favorites]

Okay this is coming straight from the "I don't like/understand what other people do for fun" category, but...

This is purposefully unskilled, right? And it's supposed to be? Messy artwork, basic rhyming, words crammed together or stretched apart -- even though they already fit the simple rhythm -- for apparently no other reason than to create dissonance. It's not good animation, it's not good singing, it's hardly even good music.

But that's the point, right? Is this a whole genre of media now? What would one call it? Lamecore?

What is the market for this? Do people go to shows like this, so they can stand around and be bored? What to people say to each other about it? "Wow, you tried really hard?" How does one determine who is the best at this kind of art? The people who are the worst? Is it supposed to be... ironic?

I thought that as a culture we were supposed to celebrate and encourage skill. Do we instead celebrate creative output for its own sake? Is that how it works now? I mean, I apologize if I am hurting somebody's feelings here but this is just so contrary to my experience that it hurts my brain. Am I just old? Am I just out of touch? Am I just an asshole?
posted by Verg at 5:04 PM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

There is indeed such a thing as synchronicity. Last night, after leaving the pet hospital where my dear cat Cosgrove was in an isolation ward, I wandered in circles for a few minutes before wandering into the nearby bookstore. There, I found a remaindered copy of a book I didn't know existed, Another Insane Devotion, by Peter Trachtenberg. I thought he had only written one book, one which I pull off my shelves regularly to read a particular passage from. This one is about his search for his lost cat as a metaphor for relationship issues. If you don't know him, the writer he reminds me of is Geoff Dyer. Anyway, here's a book about someone's lost cat and I was worried I was losing my cat, and now I've heard that my cat is getting better and can come home and here's this song.

TLDR: this was nice, and it came at a good moment for me. Thanks!
posted by janey47 at 5:09 PM on February 11, 2015 [3 favorites]

It's sweet indie folk-rock, Verg. It's not trying to stretch any artistic boundaries and that's OK.
posted by dhartung at 5:09 PM on February 11, 2015 [9 favorites]

I thought the cat was cute, but I like cats. Maybe I'd be annoyed if I was promised the MOST BEAUTIFUL SPECTACULAR MUSICAL ANIMATION ABOUT A LOST CAT *and* I had to pay but neither happened.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 5:10 PM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Verg, this is an example of naive art, which has been a Thing for a while. It's a way to strive for a kind of authenticity. But it's okay if you don't like it. I don't really like Grandma Moses's paintings.
posted by janey47 at 5:11 PM on February 11, 2015 [3 favorites]

posted by Verg at 5:12 PM on February 11, 2015

i thought the thing was adorable and teared up a little. so there
posted by angrycat at 5:14 PM on February 11, 2015 [3 favorites]

Well, you're angrycat. I'd expect no less!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 5:16 PM on February 11, 2015

Death kitteh is coming for us all.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 5:43 PM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Phooey. This is so derivative of the seminal work in this genre, My Pal Foot Foot.
posted by darksasami at 6:31 PM on February 11, 2015

Yay kitteh! Glad you got back home. Note to humans: If you have a pet, keep the damn doors shut!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 10:07 PM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

The implied connection between the cat and the bird somehow reminded me of Moonrise Kingdom.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 10:47 PM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

> ROCK??????????

> Death kitteh is coming for us all.

Death Kitteh has come for rock, they say! Long live rock!
posted by tempestuoso at 11:20 AM on February 12, 2015

This was cute!

I also was reminded of the Cat Named Virtute songs that Poldo linked above, which does not have a happy ending and I am not going to listen to at work because that is a bad idea, even though it is a good song.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 11:28 AM on February 13, 2015

That was sweet and true and I'm glad I watched it. Thank you for posting it, theodolite!
posted by Lexica at 6:22 PM on February 14, 2015

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