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Date Written: February 01, 2005
Author: Mr. Pony
Average Vote: 3.3

02/11/2005 TheBuyer (5): Totally worth the wait for the payoff, you kick ass!
02/11/2005 Streifenbeuteldachs: If something doesn't happen in the next 20 seconds, I'm one starring this.
02/11/2005 Streifenbeuteldachs (1): Life is too short.
02/11/2005 Streifenbeuteldachs: BTW, I will go on record as saying I believe this is TheBuyer's short. He used his Canadian cunning to stay up and make a clever first comment, ensuring the rest of us waste a lot of time.
02/11/2005 Will Disney: this guy looks pretty upset! is anyone else having trouble with the preview image?
02/11/2005 The Rid: Awful.
02/11/2005 Will Disney: ahhh
02/11/2005 TheBuyer: Aaaaaaa, fixed.
02/11/2005 Dick Vomit: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh? UHHHHHHHHHHHHHH???? UUUUUUUUHHHHHH???? Uhhhhh????
02/11/2005 Jon Matza: Could it be you're jealous of the narrator's prestigious accomplishment in crafts?
02/11/2005 Jon Matza: How embarrassing, that comment was for another short!
02/11/2005 Phony Millions: Let's think about this for a bit before we throw out one star, huh? You know, "What was the author's intention?" "Why does this make me angry?" "Am I missing something?" "What does this tell me about myself?"
02/11/2005 Ewan Snow: I thought about that stuff. And while I'm not going to give it one star, I still wouldn't say it's "good". It's an okay idea, but that doesn't mean it's interesting once it's been executed.
02/11/2005 TheBuyer: It got funnier the more I thought about and the longer it went. Reminds me of The Love Dome and The Thunder Dome without the b/g music - which I think could be Sookie Sookie by Grant Green not Steppenwolf.
02/11/2005 Dylan Danko (3): Ewan, what's the idea here?
02/11/2005 John Slocum: maybe it's like a psychodynamic experiment, a set up for each of us to learn something about ourselves. As we get more and more annoyed we stop and think, why am I getting annoyed. We begin to think about our parents, our family, the endless dysfunction, the beatings, and the annoying drone of the cartoon character recedes to the background and our entire psychic landscapes stretches out in front of us, for us to see with fear but to explore with bravery. We 'become' the chanting chinaman in the short. We learn, we grow, we become better people. We go on with our lives.
02/11/2005 Streifenbeuteldachs: Eliza: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
02/11/2005 Eliza (): Is that okay with you?
02/11/2005 Ewan Snow: The idea's no mystery, I think, at leats as I understand it. It' just a guy yelling forever. That's the idea. It's a concept transformed directly into art, and like a lot of conceptual art, is one dimensional; in fact it's one-dimensionality is its defining characteristic. I dunno, what do you think?
02/11/2005 Ewan Snow: Slocum: chinaman?
02/11/2005 John Slocum: the chinaman in the short.
02/11/2005 John Slocum: you're wrong snow, the idea here is an opportunity, an opportunity for self-exploration. Okay? Maybe the short is pushing you in directions in which you've always been scared to go.
02/11/2005 Litcube: I thought he was Japanese, myself.
02/11/2005 John Slocum: i'm going running.
02/11/2005 muh: ching-chong much, muhs?
02/11/2005 Streifenbeuteldachs: Look, I didn't think or introspect while I was viewing this short, because it didn't coerce me to do so. I sat there wondering: "when will I be entertained?" It, honestly, wasted minutes of my life, and I gained nothing out of it. Some of the reaction here reminds me of people at a modern art museum staring at something like this. I do not think one star was too harsh. Sorry Author, this is not my thing.
02/11/2005 Jon Matza: Pony's Scream? a howl of frustration with acme and/or life itself? I can understand & support the urge to create conceptual art specifically to annoy or confound the audience, and/or raise questions about what art is, what a short is, etc. Or just to do something experimental and see what effect it has. But there's still a product we're left to contend with. In this case the effect on me was a little like an attention-crazed child relentlessly seeking my notice...and I couldn't get any pleasure out of it, subtle textural touches (e.g. eyebrow momements, wavering voice) aside.
02/11/2005 John Slocum: so this thing really goes on forever, huh? I just had it going for ten minutes while I made me eggs, and I got sick of the sound. It got to be like a lawn mower outside the window.
02/11/2005 anonymous: I do wish TheBuyer hadn't opened with that particular comment. Made an already one-dimensional short seem even more one-dimensional. The joke here was never intended to be "There is no payoff." Also found Matza's melodramatic explanation interesting, if a little weird; although I'm curious to know why he thinks Pony made this. Here's a funny thing: I wasn't expecting this to be annoying, but now that you mention it, it's kind of annoying! Snow pretty much got it, and I agree with his assessment. Yeah. This is just me, making a silly noise, forever. Special thanks to Slocum for his patience with the thing, and Danko for waiting until he had all the information before casting a vote.
02/11/2005 TheBuyer: Sorry. I felt properly 'had', seemed like a good idea at the time.
02/11/2005 qualcomm: author, don't vest thebuyer with that kind of power: it's not like we hang on his comments. he certainly didn't influence my perception of the short. own it, you hooker. this thing fares below average in my 'what if i found this somewhere other than acme and didn't know who wrote it' test.
02/11/2005 anonymous: You should think of a better name for that test.
02/11/2005 Ewan Snow: Yay! Yay! I pretty much got it! Yay!
02/11/2005 Litcube (3): I usually find this sort of humour funny, but I'm not sure here. It's kind of funny, but I wonder if I'd have laughed out loud had the character's face been drawn with less detail, or perhaps further lent its construction to the imagination of the viewer. This, I will debate with myself.
02/11/2005 Phony Millions (4): For originality, and the way the face changes expression, The way the face changed expression was funny to me actually - it's as if he was running out of breath. This "Aaaaa" guy had a little humanity - one-dimensional humanity for sure. I actually laughed for a few seconds, and when I couple that with the fact that it hasn't been done before, it's a solid 4 for me. Also, he's kind of cute.
02/11/2005 Benny Maniacs (5): The way the eyes - wait. I don't really need to justify this.
02/12/2005 The Rid (2):
02/12/2005 John Slocum (2): appreciate the fact that this is a different kind of thing, but don't appreciate the one-dimensionality. I did learned alot about myself though.
02/12/2005 John Slocum: congratulations to snow.
02/12/2005 Mr. Pony: Could it be you're jealous of the narrator's prestigious accomplishment in crafts?
02/12/2005 John Slocum: 'Craps' more like.
02/12/2005 Mr. Pony: :'(
02/13/2005 Jon Matza: 8'( , more like.
02/18/2005 Front (4): exactly.
02/21/2005 Ferucio P. Chhretan (4): Mrs. Chhretan thinks you sound like a muppet.
02/21/2005 qualcomm: can you draw mrs. chhretan? naked please.