The tragic love story of Ping and Pong

The tragic love story of Ping and Pong

Often narratives follow the story of two people falling madly in love, then just when the couple are at the height of their happiness something goes drastically wrong, we are shown this classic series of events throughout many different films. As historical from Romeo and Juiliet to the many more modern cases.

We were set a task to follow this narrative and present it within a vine using ping pong balls, naturally we wanted to make this light hearted and entertaining for our audiences as the tasks didn’t need to much depth as it was inly allowed to be a short vine clip. We decided to use the growing popular game of ‘flappy bird’ for other base of the story as many audiences will be able to relate due to its current universal flight.

We decided to take the classic form of two people falling in love and the male being the bread winner, however pong does not want ping to take up his career as being a flappy bird due to the amount of danger he has to put himself in on a day to day basis. Pong becomes increasingly popular with his business spreading world-wide, until one day just went he thought he had it all, he dies during his set. Breaking so many but most importantly Pongs heart.

The story may not be a typical love story however the foundation of the narrative is, two people fall in love, think they have it all until tragically they love is destroyed by death.

Ping and Pong continued

However in the end miracles happen when Pong is brought back to life, he has been given a second chance and has learnt from his mistakes, the story ends happily as the two live happily every after. Through this sudden miracle our narrative now follows the theory of Todorov’s equilibrium, dis-equilibrium, new equilibrium, pong is now a changed man and the moral of the story is don’t think you can have everything.


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