Heart Shaped Box
screenshot added by melw on 2003-01-12 22:07:43
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release date : january 2003
release party : The Alternative Party 2003
compo : alternative demo
ranked : 10th
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.75
alltime top: #1261
added on the 2003-01-12 22:07:43 by melw melw

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well, this is basically a slideshow with this noise added, but it is something different and it is nice!
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 22:44:08 by Kami68k Kami68k
Well, this sure ain't the usual. Demo effects?? Barely. Plenty of crossfading and overlayed grain, plus a small bit of zooming/scaling. But hey, it was polished and a nice change. (Although I'm still not sure if there was a story or not. Just a general atomosphere??)
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 22:45:10 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 22:45:51 by sagacity sagacity
less [effect] is more [effect]
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 22:54:57 by _-_-__ _-_-__
ive never seen something like this. so fresh..
a lovely soundtrack. real nice pics. a real nice atmosphere mood. very nicely done indeed.
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 23:01:36 by oldaccount oldaccount
yet another kurt c. revival band?
very cute
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 23:19:13 by lithis lithis
Thumb up for the pics and the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 23:29:57 by elend elend
Man, this is great stuff. Excellent arrangement, great sound which makes you feel warm around the heart. Open this box carefully and enjoy!
added on the 2003-01-12 23:35:03 by Crest Crest
this is art, this is life, this is poetry...
but is it really a demo ?
who cares !
it's beautiful... and it makes me dream...
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 23:57:31 by sokoban sokoban
Awesome 3D engine.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 00:26:11 by Jare Jare
Some of you cried when you watched this, didn't you? Sissy boys. :) The photography is good, but too bad there's no point to it. Maybe Melwyn was just really obsessed with that girl. :) Awaiting "smells like teen spirit"...
added on the 2003-01-13 00:33:33 by phoenix phoenix
Slide Show? Demo? Whatever It's Beautiful and It Steels my wool.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 00:34:02 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
I like it very much, point or no point with the pictures.

I think I would have removed (digitally) the network and power sockets plus ome of the details on the windows, though.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 00:49:13 by beyond beyond
Sorry man, but something is wrong here.
This is not a demo, the demos who don't use all the main demo-things (CODE+music+gfx) aren't demos, and even if they look good, i'll give a "sucks" comment. Can I tell that my dog is a demo ? So tomorrow i'll take lot of photos. Yes the woman is very beautiful, sure the demo is a woman, but the woman isn't a demo. If we consider that something nice is a demo, so i'll gave a "rulez" here, but sorry, this isn't a demo, this is nothing. Sorry.
sucks added on the 2003-01-13 01:40:12 by skarab skarab
I think it's beautiful, apart from being a fair attempt at something different.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 01:49:37 by sin sin
[Skarab] IMHO too many demos are created using the device "What can we do?", this is a very fine example of "What would we like to do". It does not feature all your favourite demo-effects... and it might not exploit the possibilities of the best of hardware, but this demo makes you wonder... what, why, how? And that's nice for a change.
added on the 2003-01-13 02:05:37 by beyond beyond
all: your comments make me sick.

nice pics, nice track, nice concept,
didnt like the demo much though.
added on the 2003-01-13 02:13:06 by psenough psenough
That's okay ps, I think there's quite a number of people who get sick of you. Fair trade, so to speak.

Nice concept, this.
added on the 2003-01-13 02:15:42 by Shifter Shifter
I watched it without a sound system and nontheless I would give it a rulez...
I think I'll watch it again tomorrow at home, and I'll rate and comment this production as it deserves.
added on the 2003-01-13 02:16:45 by pan pan
i liked it.
but for sure this is no -demo- that -rulez-.
added on the 2003-01-13 02:26:30 by cp_ cp_
uh... what the heck :)
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 02:28:49 by cp_ cp_
perhaps a bit too cheesy for my taste but has nice photography and a 'taikki' feeling;-)
added on the 2003-01-13 02:35:48 by uncle-x uncle-x
i don't like the soundtrack.
the pics are nice..
added on the 2003-01-13 04:01:25 by nosfe nosfe
is this a "feel good" demo?
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 04:33:38 by redwyre redwyre
O sod off mate who are you pouets dad?
added on the 2003-01-13 04:46:17 by pud-kvaz pud-kvaz
The composition which photographs was good.
And good music.
Nice concept, this one.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 05:50:45 by got got
_nice_ soundtrack! Cool demo too... much like 5am and other Digital Artists demos
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 07:28:42 by cats cats
very good, very good indeed!!!
cheesy, no question, but it have to be...
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 07:56:58 by FooLman FooLman
added on the 2003-01-13 08:27:48 by dixan dixan
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 08:40:37 by verm verm
i liked the setting with the big windowed room, but in my opinion it got too focused on the girl (which obviously was the intention ;) ).
added on the 2003-01-13 09:09:08 by fenz fenz
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 10:51:45 by kurli kurli
cheesy, different and enjoyable :)
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 11:22:48 by teel teel
A well deserved thumb up!
Something different...
Just a point, I'd have made some transitions, in the middle section, a bit faster... but, of course, "there is always something left to improve" ;)
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 11:26:51 by pan pan
nice. Just didn't find the "alternative demo" in it. photography slideshow I would say.
added on the 2003-01-13 11:31:36 by Random- Random-
a bit too cheesy 8) but I'd give it a rules for being different
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 11:40:49 by bhead bhead
Thanks, everyone for your comments.

Pan/Beyond: I might do a final version polishing some more things... the usual "deadline caught" syndrome. :)
added on the 2003-01-13 11:43:44 by melw melw
Something's missing. A concept perhaps (fr-05 did it quite well).
added on the 2003-01-13 12:21:05 by tomaes tomaes
Lovely. I gave one of my votes for this.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 12:26:46 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 13:25:16 by dairos dairos
really sweet
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 13:27:31 by blz blz
excellent photographs.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 14:20:04 by synteesi synteesi
Hentta is cute!
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 14:20:43 by mstuomel mstuomel
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 14:37:30 by dalezr dalezr
cute, sweet, nice slideshow...
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 15:30:52 by spengler spengler
very nice. a modern slideshow
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 15:33:11 by drstranger drstranger
nice photos, music and the feeling...
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 16:42:50 by raymon raymon
cool atmosphere, beatiful girl, what else you need?
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 16:54:47 by megamies megamies
the girls looks a bit like a clown to me, with her 'gezupfte Augenbrauen'. sorry. and all in all very 'kitschig'. But my teacher told me, that you can sometimes find some truth in kitsch. i don´t know. it´s ok.
added on the 2003-01-13 17:03:14 by diver diver
Yeah, it's very nice indeed.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 17:04:15 by Torsf@ntti Torsf@ntti
Very nice. Maybe just on the verge of cheesy but manages not to go over at any point.

Definitely would have deserved a better rank.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 20:55:41 by jobe jobe
If this should be called art, then she had to get rid of her clothes.

If this should be called kitsch, she also had to get rid of her clothes and she had to piss on the floor.
rulez added on the 2003-01-13 21:01:08 by Wain Wain
different and beautiful
rulez added on the 2003-01-14 11:31:41 by jazzman jazzman
yes yes, i like this :)
rulez added on the 2003-01-15 02:27:43 by chavez chavez
very stylish...
rulez added on the 2003-01-15 11:27:20 by zoogie zoogie
i like this. it has "taikki" feeling as uncle-x
previously commented :D
rulez added on the 2003-01-18 12:47:10 by uns3en_ uns3en_
It's great to see a PC demo that fully understood that intention of our demo compo: to do something different. Who bloody cares if something is defined to be a "demo" in the Oxford English Dictionary. PC demos hardly need to show off polygon counts these days. Let's just be creative and be happy.

Oh, and any demo that generates controversy can't be bad.
rulez added on the 2003-01-18 17:26:24 by Setok Setok
Different and sweet
rulez added on the 2003-02-09 09:24:08 by shash shash
atmosphere and musics make a great combination.
rulez added on the 2003-02-18 13:27:16 by PinZa PinZa
at first i ignored this demo, coz i thought they just ripped a nirvana mp3 there... but thank god i watched it...

i need some tissues! =D
rulez added on the 2003-02-20 17:07:51 by post malone post malone
maali, I hope this is because you got all filled up. WITH TEARS.
added on the 2003-02-20 18:28:17 by sagacity sagacity
EXCELLENT work ... you could be onto something new here, gawd knows what ... lovely stuff
rulez added on the 2003-02-23 20:10:56 by Zzed Zzed
Less effects are sometimes the better effects! I really love this piece of art!! Yeah, definately!
rulez added on the 2003-02-25 13:15:48 by ghandy ghandy
rulez added on the 2003-02-25 15:21:58 by Zafio Zafio

pictures/lights/filter.. very moody / sad / laidback.. looks as sweet just as the old times are

rulez added on the 2003-02-25 16:16:33 by raver raver
good stuff.
rulez added on the 2003-02-25 18:14:36 by ryg ryg
This is the future of demoscene.
rulez added on the 2003-02-28 22:13:58 by Splif Splif
Hmpf.. I thought I had commented on this already :-P

I like it. Code is nothing. Design is everything. I agree with Splif that this is what the demos will (hopefully) be about in a few years.
rulez added on the 2003-02-28 22:50:25 by noid noid
So nice and well done!
rulez added on the 2003-03-01 14:08:56 by Optimus Optimus
sag :))
added on the 2003-03-01 15:12:23 by superplek superplek
well what can i say. it's not the kind of stuff that amuses me, but i can clearly see that it's pretty well crafted.
added on the 2003-03-01 18:30:49 by superplek superplek
THAT is a declaration of Love :D

if not to the Girl, to Demos ;)
rulez added on the 2003-03-04 15:46:13 by Zest Zest
If you thought Chimera was art/different/new... watch this, and think again.

This is beautiful, 100% respect to Melwyn.
rulez added on the 2003-03-04 21:55:59 by Gargaj Gargaj
lovely demo.
lovely music.
rulez added on the 2003-03-09 23:45:47 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
artistic, a new style, the music is very good
rulez added on the 2003-03-25 13:54:31 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
santa maria
eiland in m'n dromen geboren
daar waar ik m'n hart heb verloren
in een wereld vol van romantiek

dennie christian demo :)
added on the 2003-04-08 11:20:17 by superplek superplek
added on the 2003-06-26 14:21:27 by megamies megamies
i like it :)
added on the 2003-07-24 17:36:27 by chavez chavez
this really made me "feel something", just cannot express what...

i would say that most entertaining demo (/slideshow) i have ever seen.
rulez added on the 2003-07-24 18:06:16 by shadez shadez
definition of beauty... (or something :)
rulez added on the 2003-07-24 18:15:43 by v3nom v3nom
I'm in love again :)
rulez added on the 2004-03-05 15:33:25 by calimero calimero
good slideshow
rulez added on the 2004-06-26 13:35:51 by reality3D reality3D
Very different. Lacks some kind of "ending" IMHO, but otherwise an interesting experiment, and it turns out rather nice.
rulez added on the 2004-07-04 14:12:29 by Sesse Sesse
A different "demo".
Art/ktisch and a nice girl *g*
rulez added on the 2004-07-22 13:40:07 by imYemeth imYemeth
Nah! I don't voted yet ? Bad thing...
rulez added on the 2004-07-22 14:32:09 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
rulez added on the 2004-07-23 09:27:40 by zoom zoom
Just a lot of photos of a girl.
sucks added on the 2004-09-10 13:22:20 by grip grip
lovely :-)
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 03:56:34 by Quarryman Quarryman
overall lovely.
rulez added on the 2004-12-27 22:04:39 by checkoff checkoff
I guess my comment was lost in "The Great Pouet Crash of 2003".

Sweet production the likes of which has never been seen before. It was different and touching.

It was also a big inspiration for us to make our first serious production: http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=10846
rulez added on the 2004-12-27 22:37:58 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Looks more like a slideshow or a wild than a demo but...

it's just lovely!
rulez added on the 2004-12-28 20:27:41 by keops keops
Very good demophotosession!!!
rulez added on the 2005-02-19 20:29:37 by zeebr zeebr
1) what kind of strange hat is she wearing??
2) there is no real story/message, at least i didn't see it
3) just some strange photos
4) you could easily do this in flash or as an animation - no real programming involved
5) boring...
6) boring......
7) boring.........

no. sorry.
sucks added on the 2005-04-19 20:59:58 by Lupin Lupin
it's rules.
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 11:27:06 by kusma kusma
One of the very few prods that has the same magic every time I watch it. Very very good. Very. (and why haven't I commented it before?!)
rulez added on the 2005-05-24 01:14:54 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
It may not be a real demo but it creates a very nice athmosphere for sure and that's why I like it!
rulez added on the 2005-05-24 01:26:58 by beavis77 beavis77
just cool. and interesting. great music!
rulez added on the 2005-06-14 17:21:18 by nula nula
Women are quite probably the most often photographed "subject" in this world. :-)
The show is quite nice and I like the atmosphere at the beginning but nevertheless became a little bit bored as it went on.
Still nice!
added on the 2005-08-23 12:23:24 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
Pros.: Great work, colour, and effects.
Cons.: I just think this sould be a wild demo.
rulez added on the 2006-01-07 00:58:50 by xernobyl xernobyl
good conceptually, glad i watched this for something different. Felt some of the photos were over-posed, and likewise some stills were a little drawn out in the cut, giving a very "highschoolish" touch. :/
good music though, a nice try. pig.
added on the 2006-08-25 08:38:12 by Gaia Gaia
Very artistic and original. Simply great!
rulez added on the 2006-11-22 19:17:05 by masterm masterm
just perfect.
rulez added on the 2006-11-22 19:52:40 by wie8 wie8
Not sure what to think of it. Definitely different and somewhat touching yet also pretty boring.
added on the 2007-08-27 10:14:51 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2007-08-27 10:36:38 by bfx bfx
rulez added on the 2007-12-12 18:02:33 by yandexx yandexx
Nice mood.
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 09:57:30 by Mystra Mystra
10% code, 90% of an idea, music and design. Very nice!
rulez added on the 2008-11-10 22:37:27 by Lazarus Lazarus
still beautiful.
added on the 2009-03-09 16:18:17 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2011-12-17 14:47:32 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2012-01-04 17:36:09 by SiR SiR
completely subjective thumb
rulez added on the 2013-02-10 21:55:12 by T$ T$
ok, wtf is this shit.
sucks added on the 2013-02-10 23:21:45 by leGend leGend
nice photos

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