Why Is This So Popular?
Christ its like Ricky Gervais all over again, everyone loves him, I don't get it.
Ok I'm gonna be harsh here Amai-kun, seeing as everyone else seems to be licking your ass I'll tell it as I see it.
First off- The drawings were nice in that whole Tim Burton Goth look, however the fact that the actual animation consisted of some sliding layers and "old film" decay. There is a lot better graphical animations for the scores people are giving, like bitey of brackenwood and fallen angel.
Sound- Nice choice of music, fits perfectly, however in the end its just one sound effect played over the entire piece.
Interactivity- 1 for the play button I guess.
Style- Basically I hate this almost "misuse" of gothic. The poem was lovely, but should have stayed as one. But let me state something, I don't hate goths or the goth trend, in fact I like the whole thing. What I hate is what people "Think" goth is and therefore are gradually turing it into. What do you mean I hear you say? I'm talking about a bunch of whiney mopers wanting to change there names to something like "Whispered Pain" or "Dark Raven" yet who act all superior like only they know the punchline to the great joke that is life. Well to hell with that, that isn't goth. So you can probably understand why it pisses me off that a very respectable but unremarkable flash comes along and just because its "dark" and "moody" and has a goth girl its the most beautiful thing someone has ever seen. Thats as pretentious as someone telling jokes about the boxing day tsunami then everyone saying their really edgey and against the system. Hell the best representation I can probably think of of a goth would be Germaine from the Foamy series, at least she doesn't bitch about everything while looking depressed, she's just getting on with her life enjoying the alternative side, talking mostly about the same random shit while suffering the same random problems. Urg rambling now, but you get the point.
To round off, I think the poem is quite charming in its own way, rather unique for newgrounds. However the animation is not, and its score is undeserved.