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A day in the life of a rat

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Aug. 2nd, 2011 | 02:16 pm
mood: amusedamused
music: Fortadelis - Heading downtown

marko_the_rat originally posted this video, but I think it really deserves some wider exposure — it's really well-done, not to mention cute and entertaining.

So without further ado — if you've got 7:30 minutes to spare, watch this video about a day in the life of a rat, aka "Rattus Joins the Rat Race":

Rattus Joins the Rat Race from Marko T. Rat on Vimeo.

And be sure to send all praise etc. marko_the_rat's way. :)

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Marko the Rat

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from: marko_the_rat
date: Aug. 2nd, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Oh wow! Thank you very much.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 2nd, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Ah, you're very welcome — the video is just too nice to not pass it along. :)

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moonhare

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from: mondhasen
date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 10:22 am (UTC)
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Well done! :o)

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moonhare

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from: mondhasen
date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 10:19 am (UTC)
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There's something intriguing about how the mundane looks when done 'furry.' I recall a segment of a comic where the characters were in a diner and just watching how they added sugar to their coffee made a connection to real life...

Thanks for the share!

not-as-closely-related: I love this commercial!

hopefully all my tags are proper this post ;o)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 10:27 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I think it's nice to have that sense of realism, too. In a way, it allows you to connect furries and being furry more with your actual life; I imagine that's why furry slice-of-life comics etc. are so popular, too. *s*

Nothing against other genres, of course, like science-fiction, space opera, fantasy and so on. And of course, technically, this is independent of genre, anyway: a character could be shown doing mundane things in any setting (perhaps in the background while the main characters of a strip are doing something else; or while doing something more important himself as one of a strip's main characters). But the effect's probably more pronounced in genres that are closer to reality.

Of course, this video is still special insofar as that it actually makes this connection to reality its main point. And I agree that that's quite intriguing, yes. ^^

Heh, that commercial... oh my. ^^ Duracell lasts longer... "if you know what I mean". Yes. ^^

And yeah, the tags are all in proper order this time. ;)

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moonhare

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from: mondhasen
date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 10:48 am (UTC)
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*nods* I imagine the amount of work that went into producing this was phenomenal compared to how relaxed and natural the results look. Too bad, too, about the youtube 'violations' BS. When I look at the out and out ripped-off works people upload that remain there for years (music, mostly) I can't believe how quickly self-made productions are taken down.

*sigh* we have no Duracell bunnies here in the US. The copyright was mishandled and he's treated as lepus non grata. I love how they've made him look as the icon for the company, and how original his commercials are, and all we have is that ugly Energizer guy.

Edited at 2011-08-03 10:49 am (UTC)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it's a pity about the whole fiasco on Youtube. Hard to say who's at fault there, though — Youtube, because they have this "guilty-because-you're-accused" policy in the first place? Rumblefish, because they're claiming licensing for CC-licensed music? Creators of said music, who presumably tasked Rumblefish with raking in money this way?

It's an interesting constellation, really. When abiding by the specific requirements of the Creative Commons license in question, you have the right to use a piece of music without reimbursing the creator, paying licensing fees, or anything like that. And technically, it seems noone is disputing that: Youtube is saying "oh, sure, you have a right to use this stuff, but we're gonna slap ads on it anyway"; Rumblefish is saying "oh, sure, you have a right to use this stuff, but we'll have Youtube slap ads on it, anyway, and besides, we're only doing what the creators told us to"; and the creators are saying "oh, sure, you have a right to use this stuff, but we'll still (indirectly) tell Youtube to slap ads on it so we can make money". Nobody at any point appears to be outright disputing your right to use CC music, but the various actors still act the way they do since they'll all benefitting from it, to your detriment.

I wonder how the CC folks feel about that. Maybe the CC 4.0 licenses will address this sort of shenanigan?

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Kat's Journal...

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from: spottyfawn
date: Aug. 10th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
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My goodness how cute. . . <3

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 10th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC)
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Isn't it just? ^^

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