Smile!

Submitted by: catlvr887 11 years ago Weird
http://uploads.ungrounded.net/content.php?id=165898&name=165898_smile_s92.swf&title=Smile%21&date=1125460800&quality=b&uj=0&w=500&h=350

Hey you, cheer up!
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Female 80
its a broken link now :(
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Female 695
i was expecting rainbows and unicorns and glitter, not this very, very, very distirbing video.....i have a headache now
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Female 406
that really did disurb me, no, it really did!
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Female 17
I agree with ship yard dude. The animator would be nice to have a talk with. The animator imbued the force that tells and expects of you and the beings who misapprehend the emotions and/or experiances of another. But what really just ruined the whole animation was the "great" ending. I mean c`mon, bj? If I were him/her, I would consider that a major faux pas. Interesting graphics, i may include.
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Male 518
Like I said on Newgrounds: `What the suck......`
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Female 11
not sure if i should laugh at that...?
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Female 2
i loved it...it blew me away.
the ending made me laugh.
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Female 346
" uh, thanks for your, uh, moving little, uh, speech there. Everyone claims to be a noncomformist, but by claiming to be one, isn`t that conforming?"

But by telling the nonconformist that he is conforming by calling himself a nonconformist, aren`t you conforming to the idea that noncomformists are all comformists?

WE`RE ALL JUST PEOPLE!!

This was highly disturbing imagery, but I really liked the person who made that essay on the first page. When watching this, I didn`t even think of any higher meaning, I was too distracted by the thought of large spikes going through my various body parts.

All I saw in it was a guy who would do what he thought was right (not smiling unless happy) even when faced with so much pain. By the time he started to give in, he was already dying. I didn`t see anything special about the sexuality in the ending, other than that it was a way to release the tension of the rest of it. ^^

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Female 16
This kid must have had a rough time in high school...poor baby :(
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Female 412
That is so scary!!! Especially how the robots were smiling and started to frown when the guy actually smiled. The smiled again when he frowned again.
I wish the guy just smiled in the beginning! >_< *chops all the robot`s head ofF*
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Female 19
um right, yeah um that was...wierd, and incredibly depressing...lol..i like it..for some demented reason...question though! wuts it mean?
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Male 101
demented?
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Female 830
Anyway the end kinda ruins it..
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Female 830
I really like that video.. i can relate to that... i dont smile alot and everyones like "ARE YOU OK? WHY AREN`T YOU SMILING?" like i have to or some poo.
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Male 48
Interesting I guess I dont give a sh*t about any deeper meaning, maybe that helps the enjoyment of it maybe not I dunno it`s just something to be seen for me
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Female 133
Nothing like the promise of pain to make you feel HAPPY!

"What the short film is showing is that ingnorance, truly IS bliss. People go around with only the end thought of reproduction, or the means to that end, on their minds. If you arent part of today`s culture, and try to buck it at any chance, all you do is hurt yourself. The only way to keep from being pulled under in the single-minded, greed-ridden world we have today, is to blend in. Touche` to those that can stand aprt and take the route of the martyr for hopes that someone else may stir from the slumber that they have induced upon themselves. Touche`."

TOUCHE`! uh, thanks for your, uh, moving little, uh, speech there. Everyone claims to be a noncomformist, but by claiming to be one, isn`t that conforming?

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Male 1,066
SEEN IT.
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Male 2,519
I like this better than some of the other links out there...Here`s my interpretation.

When you are backstabbed, and you try to force yourself to smile. And in the end, people celebrate at your downfall.

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Male 317
This is one of the most kick-ass flash videos I`ve ever seen. The rating right now is 2.1. It deserves a 3.5 or higher. Only the ignorant won`t appreciate it, but that`s not a problem.
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Male 672
Am I the only one that thought this was kinda funny?
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Female 712
Omfg.....
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Male 244
I totaly relate to the author on this one.
Peaople always ask why I don`t smile.
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Female 48
That was very sad, but very true.. Beautiful video.
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Female 34
that was great
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Female 121
ending was disgusting.

for those of you that couldn`t tell...they were having sex and giving blowjobs to the other robots.thats disgusting

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Male 138
???????

Were they doing what I think they were doing at that last bit?

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Female 314
Beginning made me think.

Ending made me sick.

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Male 88
What in the name of all that is deep fried was that?

Oy..

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Female 116
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:12:10 AM
I would love to sit down and chat with the author for a bit. It seems there are sane people out there after all.
What the short film is showing is that ingnorance, truly IS bliss. People go around with only the end thought of reproduction, or the means to that end, on their minds. If you arent part of today`s culture, and try to buck it at any chance, all you do is hurt yourself. The only way to keep from being pulled under in the single-minded, greed-ridden world we have today, is to blend in. Touche` to those that can stand aprt and take the route of the martyr for hopes that someone else may stir from the slumber that they have induced upon themselves. Touche`.

I completely agree. I also liked the clip.

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Male 3,060
personally, i think the filmmaker was full of crap. when you want to make a point through literature, film, art-whatever, you need to go to that point like a laser- with all focus directed on that one point. everything you have, no matter how complex, needs to support that idea or the plot. any superflous information or ideas pull the viewer away. it would be like george orwell writing three chapters of how napoleon didn`t like the food that he was served on animal farm...it would pull the reader from understanding what was really happening with the "government" of the farm. if the creator did mean this to have anything to do with conforming to society, i didn`t take him to be very serious about sticking to that idea. to me, he was just trying to be lewd by making the image dark and using wanton subject matter as filler. 1 out of 4.
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Female 11
well...that was interesting to say the least
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Female 882
ahh the ending kinda ruined it. robot orgy? gimme a break! and why did the guy have a hole in his head to start off with? and if that wasn`t a hole can someone tell me what it was? but apart from that i really liked it. it puts me off job interviews for life.. and i will definetly remember to smile at my next one.
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Female 1,603
How depressing! I feel like that sometimes, people used to always tell me to smile and I always think "I`ll smile when I want to." I don`t smile when I`m not happy and I shouldn`t have to just to make other people feel better.
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Male 3,060
was the little robot dance scene...or orgy...or whatever that was at the end really needed?
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Male 52
What were they doing in the end?
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Female 329
aw it was so sad. And he did try to smile after the first two darts were shot into his back, but he lost his smile...I thought it was very well done
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Female 46
that actually was pretty frightening... >.< it was the music
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Female 100
I say the moral of the story is if you smile you dont get arrows in your back and you get some action...i really think everyone is reading way to far into this. It was probly made by some computer freak who likes to get off to ppl getting murdered. I got nothing
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Female 748
That`s what would happen if you put a camera in my mind. :)
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Female 1,403
Just some things are stranger to conform to.
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Female 1,403
"So... anyone who tries to use any form of startling imagery or other means in order to directly or abstractly convey a critique of society and / or human nature is a "twisted F**K"? It’s the very thing that artists, film makers, poets, and musicians have been doing for ages."
^ That would be conformity, too. Whatever you do you are conforming to something.
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Female 215
Well, that was an interesting video. I t was kinda disturbing in a way, but I had to sit through all of it. What was with the orgy at the end, anyways?
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Female 782
nah just messed up lol. i get the whole society thing but what was with the ending?
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Female 830
In a good way.
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Female 782
messed up.
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Female 830
Wow, that was good. It wasn`t twisted, it had a point, kinda reminds me of what nelson mandela did... he did something different and suffered from it.
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Male 2,372
Geez.

I guess some HR departments really ARE worse than others.

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Male 579
Very nicely done! Still a little confused by the orgy at the end though.
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Female 790
[quote]On 8/31/2005 12:43:12 PM catlvr887 wrote: the robots are society. the guy being shot is the non-conformist. this is a good example of what happens too often in the real world.like shipyard said[/quote]
Wow, talk about reading too much into it...
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Female 533
the robots are society. the guy being shot is the non-conformist.

this is a good example of what happens too often in the real world.like shipyard said

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Male 1,866
oh and would u smile if somebody was shooting arrows into your back?... EXACTLY U MORON!
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Male 1,866
(ship yard) or he was high. and did you ask him if your little theory was right because you`re assuming alot. you`re also weird.
queer. waste of time. pointless. 1 star. i would give it less than that if it was possible.
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Male 1,586
That right there? Cool.
It could`ve been a Radiohead video.
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Male 7

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Female 1,062
Okay I understood it up until the end.
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Female 683
the guys pressing the buttons were robots. u saw that at the end. this has really made me think about my life. like how society expects u 2 b happy and if yr not, fu*k off
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Female 7
wow that is messed up! the creators of that have sick minds.... did not get rid of my bored dom either... just made my mind a grossed out place to be bored in
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Male 388
it certainly didn`t made me smile
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Female 2,220
ok.. what`s with the ending? And I think what we must learn from that is..

Smile!

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Female 36
oh and im not guna critise those who think the guy who made it is a f*cker coz ur all entitled to ur own oppinions and interpretations and im fine with that - pity the number of people that feel this way are decreasing
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Female 36
oh and the ending shows that they were just f*cking around and having fun with him - kinda like when gangs just bash people for the hell of it
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Female 36
thats so..so...waaaaa|-(
really great for helping u 2 find reasons to live.
well at least it reminded me how horrible this world has become.
culture has turned into "conform or die" (or at least be shunned by society never to `live` again)
What is happening to this world???This horid physcopathic world.
but the thing is...he would died neway - as soon as the muscles in his face started to involentarily droop they would have pressed the button - i suppose that`s saying that we are at the mercy of others (the confurmists, society in gerneral, the goverment)and nomatter wat u do they`re guna do wat they want to u neway.
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Male 396
that guy deserved it. HE DIDNT SMILE AT ALL!!
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Male 396
that guy deserved it. HE DIDNT SMILE AT ALL!!
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Male 1,465
So... anyone who tries to use any form of startling imagery or other means in order to directly or abstractly convey a critique of society and / or human nature is a "twisted F**K"? It’s the very thing that artists, film makers, poets, and musicians have been doing for ages. This piece may not be incredibly deep or of the highest quality but it is no more “twisted” than Picasso’s “Guernica” or Fernando Meirelles` "City of God".

Philistines...

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Female 790
Holy hell.
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Female 982
What the hell was up with the ending?! Thats screwed up
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Female 607
Disturbing. Very very disturbing. But strangely, just what I needed to see in my current state of utter depression...
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Male 241
"I would love to sit down and chat with the author for a bit. It seems there are sane people out there after all.
What the short film is showing is that ingnorance, truly IS bliss. People go around with only the end thought of reproduction, or the means to that end, on their minds. If you arent part of today`s culture, and try to buck it at any chance, all you do is hurt yourself. The only way to keep from being pulled under in the single-minded, greed-ridden world we have today, is to blend in. Touche` to those that can stand aprt and take the route of the martyr for hopes that someone else may stir from the slumber that they have induced upon themselves. Touche`."

Well, as good as that sounds... I think that guy is asick and twisted F**K.

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Male 1,132
^^^^^
I agree.
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Male 630
I would love to sit down and chat with the author for a bit. It seems there are sane people out there after all.

What the short film is showing is that ingnorance, truly IS bliss. People go around with only the end thought of reproduction, or the means to that end, on their minds. If you arent part of today`s culture, and try to buck it at any chance, all you do is hurt yourself. The only way to keep from being pulled under in the single-minded, greed-ridden world we have today, is to blend in. Touche` to those that can stand aprt and take the route of the martyr for hopes that someone else may stir from the slumber that they have induced upon themselves. Touche`.

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Female 529
Good graphics, I have to say, but that was depressing. The the heck was that all about, anyway? I woulda smiled :-)
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Male 160
that`s kinda old.....makes you wanne smile
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Male 651
that guy was stupid, he should have smiled.
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Male 694
I agree with sir-cheese.
But i was depressed anyway.
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Male 820
oh yeah that made sense, what the guy was trying to explain was..... nup, i have no idea why a guy would do a cartoon like that. completely screwed up
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Female 982
^yup
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Female 123
I thought it was gonna cheer me up, not make me depressed!
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Male 761
f*cking hell that was depresing. it kinda takes all your feelings away and replases them with a emptyness, thus leaving your subconious mind to think....why
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Male 142
Holy hell that was freakin crazy!

I guess it`s supposed to be a statement about the price of non-conformity or something.

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Male 1,407
At first it reminded me of 12 Monkeys. Then came the spikes and the weird ending.
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Female 235
Creepy. I`m still trying to decide if this was supposed to be art or a joke.
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Male 424
Extremely disturbing......
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Female 588
wow. i cried. that was horrible. in a good way.
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Female 3,562
O-o wtf
that didn`t make me smile at all
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Male 576
disturbing..
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Female 66
thats so...so......you see. i can`t even say what it is its so.....
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Female 420
W...T...F???
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Male 734
My brains! My poor, poor brains!
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Male 91
what the crap! thats demented
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Male 605
Im pretty sure this guy was high when he made it...
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Female 60
wow , thats crazy rofll
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Female 2,244
Those things are weird for getting aroused.

Smile, you`re getting stabbed to death.

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Female 23
that was wierd....
i don`t get it... =\
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Female 533
Link: Smile! [Rate Link] - Hey you, cheer up!
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