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Weird as a genre

:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
What do you think about 'weird' as a genre?
Weird fiction.
Weird films.
Weird music.

I think its my genre.

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Still seeking out strange independent animations for 'festival of animated oddities'.

If you know any film makers with weird animations then let me know.

Also can anyone think of any cool strange cartoons?

Have a pretty solid line up for tonights festival.
But going to put on a regular show so want MOAR!!!!

The show will be held at 8:30 PM tonight (Friday) EST

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Meanwhile this thread is a discussion of strange animations and cartoons.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Please read the Forum Posting Guidelines before posting as this does not encourage serious philosophical discussion and should be in your journal. :)

FAQ #801: Are there any rules for the Forums?

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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This should be in the Pokemon section.
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You knocked off my poor philosophical waxing off for this crap?
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:icontruesoprano:
TrueSoprano Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's not a fucking genre, this isn't the right forum, so why don't you do us all a favor by never showing your face in the forums again. Or better yet, killing yourself.
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Weird" doesn't really mean anything. There are people who think that the movie "Napoleon Dynamite" is "weird." It's too vague a word to mean anything, much less be a genre.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Exterminate! Exterminate!
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:icongogo-t-w:
GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
They call it "absurdism". But I'm not sure this is the right forum for this anyway?
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:iconbullet-magnet:
Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
As far as I can tell, a "weird" film is either:

1. An original idea, or

2. Totally incomprehensible.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nothing's as weird as me.
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:icontrampire:
Trampire Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
That's not a genre.
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:iconsmkiller:
Smkiller Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
What's weird is subjective as fuck. </end thread>
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Fair call.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to add "area" after "particular" :oops:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is weird is determined by what is considered the norm in that particular. What makes a "normal" movie? about 90 minutes of action, adventure and/or romance with a concluding ending. A "weird" movie? I don't know, but what comes to mind are those foreign film student type flicks that just make...no sense whatsoever (to anyone who isn't a pretentious snob who automatically assumes something is fantastic just because its foreign and underground in spite of the fact it clearly is dumb :dummy:). What makes a "weird" person? someone who doesn't socialize like most others, someone prone to doing eccentric or unusual acts. Someone you don't see walking around in a T-Shirt and jeans even if they're just shopping for groceries etc. Weird isn't inherently bad, it's just an unexplained deviation from the norm of a certain area. As for cartoons, the weirdest I can think of is probably Invader Zim in regards to their style of humour. But I like that =p
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Pretty much sums it up I guess. Ive always identified with the word though. The thing about weird is it doesnt have negative connotations neccesarily.

I mean 'geek', 'freak', 'nerd'... These adjectives are all negative. But weird. Its almost self empowering.
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:iconempiredice:
empiredice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
It's nonsensical, more than pop - one person's weird is another's norm. At least pop has something to back it up while still fairly contextual.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
True. It doesnt make sense. But I just mean things categorised in that genre im often more likely to find appealing.

It could just as well be 'interesting' as 'weird'
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:iconempiredice:
empiredice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Interesting would be even more nonsensical since it's about as subjective as you can go. I would call opera and trip-punk interesting, but to other people they may be boring, or even entirely unlistenable.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Makes a good point.

Thats genre for you I guess.

Still description is pretty important to seeking out what youre gonna read. And whilst blurbs are good. You need to find something to categorise things before you even get to blurbs or youll be going through a quazillion blurbs before you get anywhere.

Btw come watch the screening it starts in 15 minutes
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:iconempiredice:
empiredice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I agree description is important, hence my problem with classifying something as weird: it doesn't tell me anything about it in the slightest. I mean, what does weird music even mean? Unusual instruments or sounds, introduction to a new style, non-mainstream?
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Youre right of course. But what would you replace it with. I suppose is the question.
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:iconempiredice:
empiredice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Well I could probably give it a proper name if I had any idea what it was.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You should look into the Weird West genre.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Sounds interesting. What is it?
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:iconludwigvankickass2:
LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is a subgenre of Western that utilizes horror and sci-fi elements and recontextualizes them into the western genre.
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
So basically, any time Doctor Who lands in the wild west.
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:iconludwigvankickass2:
LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Uh, no, there is more to it. The themes of the Western Genre are still very present. High Plains Drifter is a great example.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Sounds cool. I saw a movie once I forget what its called though.

Its about this wild west town thats all robots. People go there and they can live out their fantasies. Kill robots have sex with robots.

Then it all goes hawywire and the robots start killing everyone.
Its the movie that itchy and scratchy land episode of the simpsons was based off.

Does that classify as 'weird western'?
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:iconludwigvankickass2:
LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Westworld... I don't know.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Yeah thats it.
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:iconludwigvankickass2:
LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am pretty sure that Westworld isn't.
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:iconmacker33:
macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I dont like weird.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Weird probably doesnt like you either.
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:iconmacker33:
macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think youre right, i have about a million atheists and gays out for my blood. :katana:
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Oh you're one of those freaks.
Enjoy your petty world of inflected self hatred.
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:iconmacker33:
macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nothing peculiar about not liking the peculiar.
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:iconkenota:
Kenota Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
>Implying gays and atheists are peculiar and not merely not part of the majority.
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:iconmacker33:
macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What i said could have been taken many different ways.
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:iconkenota:
Kenota Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Most of them offensive.
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