Lore's Bad Gods shortform flash animated thingymawhatsits have begun showing up online. You should go take a peek. I promise you won't be sorry*.
I wasn't sure what I was going to think of it based on his description of it months ago, but I really dig what he's doing. There's just something about the limitations he's imposed that really work for me. The little door slides open and you see a brief glimpse of a world which is often times really clever and funny, only to slide shut again before you get more than just a taste of it. I hope the response is good enough that he keeps cranking these things out. Or alternately, I hope people start making these themselves and sending them to him and those begin showing up there. That woould be awesome.
Not only is the content good, but the philosphy behind the content really works for me. In addition to the RSS feed, Lore also provides the full flash source for all the animations and has licensed them under the Creative Commons, meaning that if someone wanted to do something new and different with them, they can go ahead and do it. (You may remember my evil little remix from some time ago.)
The only complaint I have is that the RSS feed -- which is the primary way I view the new entries -- contains the title of each short, acting slightly spoilerish. I'd rather not know that Darth Vader will be involved until that little door slides open, you know? No biggy though.
All in all, the results have been well worth the wait and have lived up to the hyping Lore put me through on his blog. I just hope that when these are over, that isn't the end of it. That'd make me a very sad panda indeed.
*: Promise null and void due to the unpredictability of people using the internet. Your mileage may vary.
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