Misery is so Addictive

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"Misery is so Addictive" is the sixth AMV created by Malcolm Wilson in his spare time to improve his editing technique, released on November 10, 2014. It uses clips from his first and favourite anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996), as well as the film End of Evangelion (1997), as he first did with "Mitgefühl" (2012), to the song "Northshore" by the Canadian indie pop group Tegan and Sara from their 2009 album Sainthood. The AMV is the second of a two part artistic tribute to Evangelion, the first being "Reflections of the Lilin" released earlier that year. In contrast to the first part, "Misery is so Addictive" features rapid, quick cuts meant to evoke the abstracted and often bewildering montage imagery of the show. This choice was made after Graham L. Wilson noted a lack of quick cuts in his previous AMVs, partly due to the imprecise nature of Malcolm's tools. This therefore made the AMV require a lot of precise fine-tuning to get the timing down optimally. The title evokes a line from the song, as well as the quote from creator Hideaki Anno that he did not "know why everyone loves this show so much, the characters are so sick!" The AMV has proven to be his highest viewed and most well noted AMV yet, after having something of a breakthrough via Iron Anime's efforts to spread word of it.


  • Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • Music: "Northshore" by Tegan and Sara, from the album Sainthood.
  • Editor: Malcolm Wilson.

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AMVs: Mitgefühl (2012), Numb as a Robot (2013), Ruddy Flag (2013), Reflections of the Lilin (2014), Can't Stop Drooling (2014), Misery is so Addictive (2014), You're (not) my girl (2015), AMV Hades (2014), Closed Space Blues (2016), Adumbration of a Luminary (GMV, 2016), In So Few Words (2016), Tenderness on the Bleh (2017)

Fair Use Videos: Homer's Miscommunication (2010), Doom 3 Internet Meme Mod (2012), Let's Play MiniCar Racing (2014), Speedy Eggbert Special Edition - Playthrough (2016), Slinkey Malinki by Lynley Dodd (2017)

Fair Use Artwork: Blood Wiki (2008-), "Warren Zevon Wiki Logo" (2009), Chzo Mythos GNU/Linux Binaries (2010)