Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dirtgirlworld

So... Dirtgirlworld... Sweet mother of Lincoln, Dirtgirlworld...

Good. Gravy.
For the record, I have no idea what this show is about; frankly, I don't care. One commercial for it on Sprout told me all I needed to know.
You may or may not be familiar with the concept of the Uncanny Valley. This woman explains it far better than I ever could, but basically, in terms of something's resemblance to a human, there is a line of progression between complete abstraction and total realism. Along that line, there comes a point where something is getting close to being human, but not quite close enough. That is the point where it starts to become uncomfortable, and it will continue to be that way until it reaches complete realism again(this being the reason why the movie Mars Needs Moms didn't do very well. The animation went too far along that line to where it was unappealing to viewers.) To put it more simply, between a completely cartoonified version of a human and an actual human, there rests a range of creepy that cannot be circumnavigated. Cartoons are okay, real people are okay, but beware the valley.

That being said: AAAAAUUUUGGGGG!!!! SWEET MERCY, WHAT IS THAT THING?!? GAW!! THE EYES! THE HUMAN EYES! AND THE MOUTHS!! AND THE FACE WORM!! MERCIFUL DIONYSUS, THE FACE WORM!! KILL IT! KIIIILLLL IIIIITTT!! BURN THEM ALL!

... Okay, Dirtgirlworld... I know you're trying to be all unique and stuff with your animation but... the real facial features... Stop having real facial features. Not only is your idea made of pure liquid nightmares, it also makes your characters' facial expressions look inexplicably suggestive. I feel like they're trying to molest me every time they smile or wink or look playfully off to one side. And tell the dude who is being the eyes and mouth for the guy to stop blinking so much. It makes him look twitchy and makes me feel like he's up to something even more than I already did.

Also, just so you know, the face worm... I paused the video because I saw it and I wasn't sure, but now I know... The face worm has a face on both ends.
Enjoy your nightmares.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

oh my. That is disgusting. Where did you see this show? And is she really singing about getting grubby? Does she want to eat grubs? Or just get dirty? Because I'm confused. And instead of putting kids in front of a screen, why not let them actually go outside and get dirty. Really dirty.

The Erin said...

Well, based on the research I've done, the face worm's name is Grubby. If that's true then this song has some weeeeeiiiird implications.

Taylor said...

That is QUITE disturbing. I agree.

Meg said...

KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!

Thank you sooooo much. I know what is haunting my nightmares tonight. Gah!

WV: inksisms. I don't know what it means, but I like it.

Jessica Grosland said...

(*eyes filled with tears, trembling lip*) Why would you do that to me, Flay? Why would you force me to witness this horrid, HORRID show? I don't know if I'll ever be able to sleep again. O.o

P.S. My world is made slightly better by the fact that the word verification for today is "spatickl"

The Erin said...

If it makes you feel any better, Gros, I'll be sleeping in the same room as you, likely as not, so you can get revenge for the nightmares as you see fit.

misssrobin said...

Well, there go two minutes of my life that I'll never get back. Or recover from, probably. I'll send you the therapy bill.

And now I have to hurry and go turn on some music. If I catch that as an earworm I may never sleep again.

Seriously, you should be punished for even sharing this. Shame on you.