Remember the good ol' days of watching flash animation on the web? The G.I. Joe PSA parodies, Charlie the Unicorn, and Badger Badger? Well once in a while a flash animation is produced that changes us forever through its morbid humor and indulgence in depravity. An animation like Salad Fingers.
Salad Fingers was mentioned in class in the context of Drusilla, the creepy vampire/woman/child who speaks with a unnervingly slow British accent. So similar are their attitudes and mannerisms, I couldn't help but imagine Drusilla caressing rusty spoons with her salad fingers! The second episode of Salad Fingers by David Firth entitled "Friends" reminds me of the scene when Drusilla is talking with her inanimate dolls. Her and Salad Finger's lonesome and childlike manners of dealing with "friends" is terrifying by challenging the status quo of normal childlike behavior. They both are hyper sensual characters that enjoy tasting, smelling, and touching the strangest things to make us feel uncomfortable. Also we have trouble gauging just how dangerous these characters are. Clearly they are extremely dangerous to others, but their physical characteristics make them appear frail. Certainly the music adds an entire dimension to the creepiness of the events taking place. Ultimately it is the concept of the archetypal abandoned British child that terrifies me the most.