The crude multi-textured animations feel strangely intimate, and I love the idea of an "art gallery of anonymous memories." I was particularly moved by this line: "I do not have the mental or emotional capacity to deal with his loss; but sometimes I sit in a chair late at night and quietly feel very bad."
An explosion of sci-fi ideas, all done with the mixture of whipsmart imagination, despair, heart, and sardonic humor that Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick brought to the genre. Its worldview where technology keeps increasing while the human condition (of course) stays constant has been done before, but is done here beautifully. What lingers most is the idea of youth seeing the world but not grasping its implications.
I love the sparseness and abstraction of this design of the future and visualization of the sad and authenticity-starved mental states of future beings. Conveys so much with sloppy swoops of colors and simple, MS Paint-style textures. Doesn't have the grandeur of ...Beautiful Day, still has a deep humanity.
This guy is really something...so much to ruminate over with such a low run time,very charming and thought provoking short coupled with dope animation.This may sound bizarre but i think he should do something with C.N. on Adult Swim,i think Don Hertzfeldt would get over well over there and it would give him exposer to a completely different audience,and at the same time give Adult Swim some much needed prestige.
It is sometimes a sad life, and it is a long life. You will feel a deep longing for something you cannot quite remember. It will be a beautiful visit, and then we shall share the same fate as the rest of the human race, dying horribly.