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(Vimeo)   Love Is Like Oxygen: A boy and his dog have their space ship crash in an asteroid belt and decide just to have fun with the time they have left   (vimeo.com) divider line 70
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2013-05-08 02:14:13 PM  
Thanks for ruining my day, subby. What, do you own Kleenex stock?

/ not really, great find
// damn these allergies
 
2013-05-08 02:23:16 PM  
The only thing that would have made it better .... kid has a cat that ignores him.
 
2013-05-08 03:48:44 PM  
So did they pass out before the unshielded rays of that star hit their eyes and face or was it an extremely burny pain experiencing moment?
 
2013-05-08 04:13:42 PM  
In space, no one can hear me cry like a baby.
 
2013-05-08 04:17:30 PM  
why would anybody make something like that?  I don't like to cry.
 
2013-05-08 04:18:58 PM  
I has a sad, hope you are happy now.
 
2013-05-08 04:20:25 PM  
I need to go see a doctor; my eyes are leaking profusely...

/recently lost my dog...
 
2013-05-08 04:27:37 PM  

jim32rr: The only thing that would have made it better .... kid has a cat that ignores him chews on the oxygen line because it's shiny.


What my cats would do.
 
2013-05-08 04:41:18 PM  
Sad? We live in a world where young girls are held prisoner for years and mothers bash their little babies heads in because they won't stop crying. Dying with my best friend in my arms sounds like a great way to die.
Going to go snuggle with Monkey the Chihuahua now.
While the cat ignores us.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-08 04:58:51 PM  
He should do "The Cold Equations" next. (Classic SF short story written to piss off editor John Campbell's followers.)
 
2013-05-08 05:32:14 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: why would anybody make something like that?  I don't like to cry.


Like I dont have enough of that right now. :-(
 
2013-05-08 05:35:04 PM  
Bookmarked for inflicting on others later.
 
M-G
2013-05-08 05:35:45 PM  
Sweet
 
/wonders if anyone will see what I did there
 
2013-05-08 05:37:08 PM  

mrbach: Satan's Bunny Slippers: why would anybody make something like that?  I don't like to cry.

Like I dont have enough of that right now. :-(


Have you tried Viagra .... or a hooker, they don't judge
 
2013-05-08 05:43:49 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: why would anybody make something like that?  I don't like to cry.


I don't think it's sad.  The message is pretty straightforward:  Look down at your feet.  You, also, are riding on a spaceship, and you, also, will stop breathing soon enough.  Stop watching the clock/meter.  Go play with your dog.
 
Short of being immortal, I can't think of a happier message.
 
2013-05-08 05:56:03 PM  

Kibbler: I don't think it's sad.  The message is pretty straightforward:  Look down at your feet.  You, also, are riding on a spaceship, and you, also, will stop breathing soon enough.  Stop watching the clock/meter.  Go play with your dog.

 
QFT. I don't think it's a terribly complicated metaphor.
 
I found it inspirational. Go make the most of whatever time you have left. 
 
/says the guy Farking in front of a computer screen.
 
2013-05-08 05:56:49 PM  

M-G: Sweet
 
/wonders if anyone will see what I did there

 
I did! 
 
991.com
 
2013-05-08 06:02:45 PM  

Kibbler: Satan's Bunny Slippers: why would anybody make something like that?  I don't like to cry.

 
I don't think it's sad.  The message is pretty straightforward:  Look down at your feet.  You, also, are riding on a spaceship, and you, also, will stop breathing soon enough.  Stop watching the clock/meter.  Go play with your dog.
 
Short of being immortal, I can't think of a happier message.

 
That is the intellectual response, but in order to get there, one has to experience and process the visceral response, which is OMFGTHEY'REGONNADIEAHORRIBLEDEATHANDTHERE'SNOTHINGTHEYCANDOABOUTITTHIS ISTHESADDESTTHINGEVAR!
 
2013-05-08 06:06:58 PM  

redsquid: Sad? We live in a world where young girls are held prisoner for years and mothers bash their little babies heads in because they won't stop crying. Dying with my best friend in my arms sounds like a great way to die.
Going to go snuggle with Monkey the Chihuahua now.
While the cat ignores us.


Dying, in and of itself, is kind of a sad thing.*
 
* yes, there are circumstances that make dying a release from suffering, but in most people's lives, it's a sad thing.
 
2013-05-08 06:14:44 PM  
Saddest thing is that it looks like oxygen deprivation kicked in about ten seconds into the short and the rest was hallucinations.  He really died alone.
 
2013-05-08 06:15:08 PM  
A Baww thread?  On my Fark?

Alright, let's do this.

http://youtu.be/MnA4u9CaK7A
 
2013-05-08 06:28:03 PM  
This is why kids should pilot spaceships. They can't fly worth a crap.
 
2013-05-08 06:28:38 PM  
*shouldn't
 
2013-05-08 06:35:21 PM  

ZAZ: He should do "The Cold Equations" next. (Classic SF short story written to piss off editor John Campbell's followers.)


That is a great short story. If you're my college prof that taught the philosophy of science fiction class, you're still like the 4th favorite teacher I've ever had.
 
2013-05-08 07:18:13 PM  
A bit too close to home right now.   :(

/ but, yeah, inspiring....
 
2013-05-08 07:27:48 PM  

timujin: Saddest thing is that it looks like oxygen deprivation kicked in about ten seconds into the short and the rest was hallucinations.  He really died alone.


That might explain why the dog didn't have an exposure suit or oxygen tank.

I prefer to believe that the dog was a symbol, a symbol of all the things that the boy put aside in order to chase his dream of being an astronaut. While other boys were fishing or playing guitar or making out with girl, our protagonist was studying astrophysics and chemistry, in the hopes that he would one day go to the stars. Was his fascination with the stars a subconscious reflection of his own self-identity as an awkward, Asperger-y nerd, unable to relate to other living beings on any emotional human level? Perhaps. And thus, when faced with his inevitable demise, he realized that he had come to regret the choices he made and the seemingly-mundane but ultimately life-affirming experiences he chose to pass up. The dog was his manifestation of the opportunity cost of his choices in life, torturing him in his last moments with the briefest glimpse of the emotional and kinetic happiness that he could have had, had he chosen to just "be normal." And seeing as how the boy had such deep-seated self-loathing, is it any wonder that he "forgot" to pack extra oxygen? No, no it is not. This was not an accident; it was a suicide.
 
2013-05-08 07:28:24 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: why would anybody make something like that?  I don't like to cry.


Dunno.

www.live-evil.com
But they could have cleaned out the dust before showing it.
 
2013-05-08 07:31:51 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: jim32rr: The only thing that would have made it better .... kid has a cat that ignores him chews on the oxygen line because it's shiny.

What my cats would do.


You know, I had a cat when I joined the Marines, a crazy, faithful cat... it spent longer and longer times outside while I was away in boot camp.

I got my first opportunity to call home on July 4th, odd, though, my Dad couldn't come to the phone. I found out after graduating that he was out back burying my cat, who had gotten run over. All he wanted to do was find me.

It chokes me up every time I think of it.
 
2013-05-08 07:35:56 PM  
I miss my dog.
 
2013-05-08 07:48:42 PM  

LesserEvil: Mitch Taylor's Bro: jim32rr: The only thing that would have made it better .... kid has a cat that ignores him chews on the oxygen line because it's shiny.

What my cats would do.

You know, I had a cat when I joined the Marines, a crazy, faithful cat... it spent longer and longer times outside while I was away in boot camp.

I got my first opportunity to call home on July 4th, odd, though, my Dad couldn't come to the phone. I found out after graduating that he was out back burying my cat, who had gotten run over. All he wanted to do was find me.

It chokes me up every time I think of it.


Just when I thought this thread couldn't get any sadder. Imma gonna go home and hug my cats for you (if I ever get to leave work, that is).

Non-cat people think that cats are aloof, but mine are rarely more than ten feet away from me if I'm in the house (and they're not allowed outside).
 
2013-05-08 08:03:13 PM  

LesserEvil: Mitch Taylor's Bro: jim32rr: The only thing that would have made it better .... kid has a cat that ignores him chews on the oxygen line because it's shiny.

What my cats would do.

You know, I had a cat when I joined the Marines, a crazy, faithful cat... it spent longer and longer times outside while I was away in boot camp.

I got my first opportunity to call home on July 4th, odd, though, my Dad couldn't come to the phone. I found out after graduating that he was out back burying my cat, who had gotten run over. All he wanted to do was find me.

It chokes me up every time I think of it.


Sorry for your loss, have 2 of my own. Did he know you were  a Marine?  Might have bummed him out


///Army Vet

///Subby
 
2013-05-08 08:11:54 PM  
It's a reworking of an old zen tale:

A man is running from a tiger, and he gets to the edge of a cliff. The tiger is closing on him, so he climbs down a vine. The tiger paces back and forth at the top, licking its chops. The vine doesn't go all the way to the bottom and the ground is too far away, so he hangs there helplessly. His weight is too heavy, however, and the vine starts to gradually unravel. Knowing he is about to die, he looks over and he sees, miraculously, a single strawberry growing out of the side of the cliff. He picks it.

It is the most delicious strawberry he has ever eaten in his entire life.

/it's all about how we face imminent death: With fear and trepidation, or with courage and acceptance.
 
2013-05-08 08:14:47 PM  

LesserEvil: Mitch Taylor's Bro: jim32rr: The only thing that would have made it better .... kid has a cat that ignores him chews on the oxygen line because it's shiny.

What my cats would do.

You know, I had a cat when I joined the Marines, a crazy, faithful cat... it spent longer and longer times outside while I was away in boot camp.

I got my first opportunity to call home on July 4th, odd, though, my Dad couldn't come to the phone. I found out after graduating that he was out back burying my cat, who had gotten run over. All he wanted to do was find me.

It chokes me up every time I think of it.


Oh god. I'm completely mush now. I miss my Doodles so much, she had a stroke and 4 years later I can still see her dragging her uuseless left side down the hall crying and just wanting to get to momma because something was wrong.
 
2013-05-08 08:41:08 PM  

Ishkur: It's a reworking of an old zen tale:

A man is running from a tiger, and he gets to the edge of a cliff. The tiger is closing on him, so he climbs down a vine. The tiger paces back and forth at the top, licking its chops. The vine doesn't go all the way to the bottom and the ground is too far away, so he hangs there helplessly. His weight is too heavy, however, and the vine starts to gradually unravel. Knowing he is about to die, he looks over and he sees, miraculously, a single strawberry growing out of the side of the cliff. He picks it.

It is the most delicious strawberry he has ever eaten in his entire life.

/it's all about how we face imminent death: With fear and trepidation, or with courage and acceptance.


  Well, Roger took a sip of that Gatorade, but I tell you something, son, it was the sweetest sip of Gatorade Roger ever had.
 
2013-05-08 08:59:35 PM  
 
2013-05-08 09:01:26 PM  

Ishkur: /it's all about how we face imminent death: With fear and trepidation, or with courage and acceptance.


That's the thing: I don't identify with the kid. All this makes me think of is all the great dogs (and cats) I've had over the years. How they comforted me when I needed it. And how much I miss them. Based on the comments, I think I'm not the only one who watches this little gem of an animation and feels this way.
 
2013-05-08 09:39:39 PM  
The farm, both of them.
 
2013-05-08 09:40:38 PM  
Meh. I want my 2 minutes back.
 
2013-05-08 09:43:55 PM  

sat1va: The farm, both of them.


Lack of respect, wrong attitude, failure to obey authority.
 
2013-05-08 10:17:40 PM  
Meh, it's got nothing on L'il Brudder.
 
2013-05-08 10:26:00 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: That's the thing: I don't identify with the kid


You're not supposed to identify with the kid. You're supposed to identify with the situation.

He's just a metaphor for the fate that awaits us all.
 
2013-05-08 10:42:41 PM  

Lsherm: From two students at the School of Visual Arts, which waay back in 2006 gave us the first digitally animated film that made you want to kill yourself.


I was going to post that one..
 
2013-05-08 10:49:24 PM  

Ishkur: Mitch Taylor's Bro: That's the thing: I don't identify with the kid

You're not supposed to identify with the kid. You're supposed to identify with the situation.

He's just a metaphor for the fate that awaits us all.


If I'm not supposed to identify with the kid, how is he a metaphor for the fate that awaits us all?
 
2013-05-08 10:53:08 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Ishkur: Mitch Taylor's Bro: That's the thing: I don't identify with the kid

You're not supposed to identify with the kid. You're supposed to identify with the situation.

He's just a metaphor for the fate that awaits us all.

If I'm not supposed to identify with the kid, how is he a metaphor for the fate that awaits us all?


It's all relative. 50 years or 50 minutes, don't sweat it. Spend time doing the things you love with the people you love.
 
2013-05-08 11:25:55 PM  

Kibbler: Satan's Bunny Slippers: why would anybody make something like that?  I don't like to cry.

I don't think it's sad.  The message is pretty straightforward:  Look down at your feet.  You, also, are riding on a spaceship, and you, also, will stop breathing soon enough.  Stop watching the clock/meter.  Go play with your dog.
 
Short of being immortal, I can't think of a happier message.


i didn't watch the farking movie and what you wrote is exactly what i got out of the headline. you're right, life is so short, go play with dog. how you spend your days is how you spend your life.
 
2013-05-09 12:26:26 AM  
This one always gets me.

One Rat Short
 
M-G
2013-05-09 01:19:32 AM  

Lsherm: From two students at the School of Visual Arts, which waay back in 2006 gave us the first digitally animated film that made you want to kill yourself.


Ah yes.  Exactly what I was trying to remember while watching this.

And thinking that they wouldn't be able to bound from rock to rock like that....
 
2013-05-09 02:15:59 AM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: If I'm not supposed to identify with the kid, how is he a metaphor for the fate that awaits us all?


Because, like all metaphors, you're supposed to identify with the message the subject is sending, not the actual subject itself.
 
2013-05-09 02:26:45 AM  

Ishkur: Mitch Taylor's Bro: If I'm not supposed to identify with the kid, how is he a metaphor for the fate that awaits us all?

Because, like all metaphors, you're supposed to identify with the message the subject is sending, not the actual subject itself.


Riiiiiigght. moving on.
 
2013-05-09 02:41:32 AM  

Lsherm: From two students at the School of Visual Arts, which waay back in 2006 gave us the first digitally animated film that made you want to kill yourself.


Well thanks, now I have something else to tell my therapist about tomorrow.
 
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