Love it! Had to call the whole family around the soft glow of the PC to share in this gem.
Have you considered putting this short on vhs tapes with bloody pentagrams on them and leaving them scattered about your city? Would you mind if other people did? Seems like an appropriate way to advertise your stuff.
Reminiscent of the syndicate series of games from Bullfrog. There's actually a kickstarter in process right now to produce the follow up: Satellite Reign that you might find interesting. :)
Thought provoking, but you're overlooking somthing:
None of your events are independent. Thus, the formula for Probability(first event happens and sencond event happens) is NOT Prob(1st event happens) x Probability(2nd Event Happens). Instead it's Probability(1st event happens) x Probability(2nd event happens GIVEN 1st event happened).
Note that the given can be expressed either way, so for example, Probability(our solar system can support life AND I'm alive) can be expressed either as Probability(our solar system can support life) x Probability(I'm alive given our solar system can support life) OR Probability(I'm alive) x Probability(our solar system can support life GIVEN that I'm alive).
Those two probabilities above with the swapped givens are mathmaticially equivalent, but notice that in the second one: Probability(I'm alive) x Probability(our solar system can support life GIVEN that I'm alive), the second probability equals 1. ie: the solar system MUST be able to support life given that I exist.
That means that if you run the math with the conditionals in place, a lot of the events you're counting probability from disappear.
Then, you have to understand that the probability "I" exist, assuming my parents made a child is 100%. Why? Because the probability that I have SOME genome, given my parents had a child is 100%. While the probability I get a specific genome is an incredibly unlikely event, you're looking at a posterior probability, while in fact, if I had a completely different genome, it would still be "my" genome. It's impossible for me to have any genome BUT mine.
A lot of your probabilities shake out in issues like that too.
So, in the end, your probabilities are way off for various mathematical and philosophical issues, but that didn't stop it from being a fun video with an uplifting message, so I'm more nitpicking because probability and nitpicking are "my thing" to do. What's the probability of that? :p
Hey, I'm happy to hear you were able to enjoy it anyway :3
A couple of other people said the same thing in their reviews, but you made it pretty clear as to how I could have rethought this instead of writing "That's stupid it's 100% take stats class again" (actual review.)
Anyway, thanks again! I find this sorta thing pretty fascinating.
Now all we need is for someone to do a Mortal Kombat sprite movie "Johnny Cage wants cake" :p
As usual Harry, love your stuff clean bright animation, funny situations, toe-tapping music!
Art was excellent, story was excellent, suspense was amazingly well done.
I loved the furries at the end. Are they really furries and it's a joke? Are they some sort of nightmare shape shifting monster that's fucking with him? Is the stress, isolation, and the death of his dog getting to him and he's had a psychotic break? Who knows? That's the beauty of it.
Boo on on your critics whining about some un-cited inspiration. It's a movie about a guy going to the middle of no-where and getting attacked by something. So your guy had a red truck and a dog and some other guy's movie had a red truck and a dog, so what? How many movies stories and animations have been made with the same premise? How many of them have red trucks and dogs? How many have a single scene with similar composition? Whatever the "obvious ripoff" is, I don't see it. You might as well say "Oh there's a scene where something's pounding on his shelter from all angles! Blair Witch Ripoff alert!" Pfft.
Holy shit! Roger Wilco?
So it's a catchy beat and a fun premise, but I think the really neat thing is the huge variety of characters. So many reviews call out which ones they loved seeing, and I think that's the magic here.
Too late to help some of us
You're a big jerk for making me feel bad about my username! Now I will forever be saddled with the shame of not having a name with a winning formula! Curse you!
Lots of fun! The animation fit the casual feel of the subject material well, the music was a good pick. It provided a light background without becoming intrusive. The voice acting was friendly and inviting. It lent the piece an authentic air, despite it;s inherent silliness.
This is my go to example for feel good internet!
Whenever someone I know needs cheering up, they get a face full of smiley cat, and it works like a charm. The music isn't yours, but the animation is adorable and matches incredibly well. Further, you tell a story, which despite it's simplicity adds to the overall fun of the piece. Very nice!
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