world spins madly on

23 Feb

I’ve tried to explain to people before why I’m so fascinated by animation, but I think that this can explain it better than my meager little attempts ever could.

This is beautiful, and sad, and crushing, and uplifting, and nobody even says a word.  Make sure your sound is on.


Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “world spins madly on

  1. lisa

    February 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Amazing and so touching.

  2. Ashley

    February 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm


  3. Alexandra

    February 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    so, now that she’s “real” and present he wants nothing to do with her? his fantasy was better than reality? I’m totally messing with you. The animation was cool and expressive, but the message, um, yeah.

    • Jessica

      February 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      Actually, the artist’s intention was to leave it ambiguous enough that people would interpret it based on their own relationships.

      Another interpretation is that the GUY is the one who was never really real, the girl was imagining HIM. Notice the shading on the dude…it begins very robustly, but when he enters the ‘dream’ phases, it vanishes. At the end, the girl is the one with all of the realistic shading, where the guy has none, suggesting that she is real and he is not.

      I love interpreting ambiguous stuff like that. Nothing’s really RIGHT, but it’s great to hear discussion on it.

      • Alexandra

        February 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm

        ooooh, my relationships aren’t anything like that, except for the universal fact that anyone’s fantasy is always better than reality (except for the imaginationally-challenged that is)

        It’s too bad they don’t both turn white and fly away together. . but maybe the artist just doesn’t like those kinds of endings.

        again, messing with you. nice animation 😉

  4. supesukauboi

    February 24, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Stunning, and moving. Plus I saw at least 20 dance moves that my body now yearns to absorb and perform, except half of them are physically impossible. Thanks for sharing. How do you find these things?

    • Jessica

      February 24, 2011 at 8:55 am

      I follow tons of animators on Twitter and their blogs, but if you’re looking for solid animation news, the website Cartoon Brew is a good way to start!


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