April 29, 2001
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There's been two threads in the pretty recent past about the 14-year-old kid who made the animation, Hyakugojyuuichi -- some pro, some con. Let this be the third of such threads.
I don't know if this means that the kid has hit the big time, but I think it's quite remarkable that his animation has landed on the front page of Ifilm.com. I, for one, give a big congratulations to the kid. I hope it's only the beginning for him.
posted by lizardboy (13 comments total)
I like watching it.

But I keep thinking, shouldn't this kid be in school? Read a little Plutarch and such?

Looks like his head is fulla garbage. Gotta give him all the credit in the world though, for knowing how to set it to music.
posted by steve_high at 7:29 AM on April 29, 2001

He's home schooled!
posted by gramcracker at 7:47 AM on April 29, 2001

I know. And I'm thinkin', it shows.
posted by steve_high at 8:29 AM on April 29, 2001

prefer early 1920's classics such as those two big black crows.
posted by billybob at 9:21 AM on April 29, 2001

Oy. Now the Japanese artist and his corporation boys are going to seek royalties...also I hope he's copyrighted the Flash animation.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:31 AM on April 29, 2001

I know someone's already said this on MeFi, but anything that has Colin Mochrie's head as the sun makes me happy.
posted by lia at 10:47 AM on April 29, 2001

There are all sorts of crazy pop flash animations on the Web. Why does this kid get picked?
posted by joshua at 12:08 PM on April 29, 2001

I get the feeling that this kid decided to have a bit of fun with Flash, and accidentally stumbled onto a bit of "brilliant social commentary". Still, I'm glad he's getting a bit of recognition. It's a delightfully disturbing animation . . .
posted by aladfar at 12:15 PM on April 29, 2001

joshua: why not? it's neat.
posted by owillis at 12:21 PM on April 29, 2001

steve_high, if he were in the public schools, he would probably have made Pico.
posted by darukaru at 2:00 PM on April 29, 2001

If he was in public school this type of freakish expression would have been beaten out of him years ago. I would assume he is reading and thinking about the types of things most kids his age are into. None of it would be Plutarch.
posted by captaincursor at 2:31 PM on April 29, 2001 [1 favorite]

Captain, most kids his age are not into Roman history. But I don't he's most kids. And I'm sure you're wrong about "None." It's a big country with lots of kids and lots of libraries.

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the Pico dude has read some Plutarch--like the part about Julius Caesar paying a return visit on the pirates who had kidnapped him and cruficying them. Bet the same thought has crossed the mind of our spy plane crew once or twice -"hotel-style" accomodations on Hainan or not.

As far as public school killing creativity, that's not true. Almost every creative work we now have was created by someone attended school--usually a public school.

A kid who can understand Flash can understand Plutarch.
posted by steve_high at 7:25 PM on April 29, 2001

any kid can understand flash! probably any kid could do plutarch, too, but i'm not making any promises.
posted by palegirl at 8:19 PM on April 29, 2001

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