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Showing posts with label Animation. Show all posts

Animated Shorts

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A few days ago, I was on the internet and was watching a few animated short clips from Game of Thrones (off of the 109 We Come From the Future website), when I came across an article about an animated short about a street rat who, through a series of events, finds himself inside of a research lab and falls in love with a female albino rat. The title is called "One Rat Short." It was done in 2006.

I can't begin to tell you what watching "One Rat Short" did to me, or of its' aftermath on my somewhat happy and peaceful life.

Who knew that watching an animated short could reek tears and despair? I felt inconsolable, depressed and quite forlorn. I haven't felt like this since Brandon Stark was thrown from the window, since Lady was killed, since Ned Stark was beheaded and since the AWFUL Red Wedding.

I couldn't help but comparing the feelings of angst and heartache that the two rats endure in this short, to the love story of Daeneyrs and Khal Drogo, Ned and Catelyn Stark and Robb and Talisa Stark.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Sometimes, it is an act of violence that takes your loved one away. Other times, it is a mercy killing that needs to take place, because your loved one is no longer the same person and it hurts to see them suffering. Other situations, it is the act of betrayal and being stabbed (in the back) by someone you once trusted. In the case of the rats, it is a few seconds delay amongst chaos and the door closing, separating the loved ones for good.

I will post the link on my Game of Thrones links.

I am still bummed. Warning: when you watch this animated short, be prepared to cry. And make sure you have a box of Kleenex near by.