Not entirely sure why, but I didn't find this one as creepy as your others. I think the ones that have some major turning point where things are clearly progressing, but highly off-kilter (like the scene after Skitzo kills the rich ostrich in "Spare a Dime?") are the most effective — where it feels like something "else" has taken control of the story and is perverting it.
However, at the same time, your choice of music was absolutely perfect for this one. This cartoon, out of all of the others, sounded the most like an old 1920s-era short.
Ah yes haha I get what you mean! In the case with "spare a dime" the story said that 2 clips were found and sewed together which resulted in a longer and far more demonic clip because it had some of the lost bits that are usually burned right away! That being said, I will take that advice on the next clip :) haha. They dont always have a complete "story" and some are creepier then others yeah. The key is to show Skitzo and his character and how each clip reveals more bits about him lol. Thanks for the awesome review!
Really interesting stuff, but there's a bug.
Really neat information and a lot of interesting conversational material on the metaphysical. But, there's a strange bug with playback. About midway through "part 3" of your discussion, it just suddenly skipped through all of the frames until it reached the end, playing the music over the credits on top of your voiceover.
I ended up re-watching it on YouTube, so I don't know what happened. Other than that, really good series - I'm interested in what else you have to say.
The Cynical_Mass parody was better.
Had this been released first, it probably would have fared better, but in light of the parody Cynical_Mass released onto YouTube, this one pales in comparison. Animation and art-wise, it's fine, but it doesn't really bring anything new to the table.
It's not particularly scary, and it honestly feels a bit like it's "been done before". Maybe if it had been a bit longer and more involved with the video itself, it would have been able to stand on its own a little better.
This series just keeps getting better and better. Your technical mastery of Flash just gets more and more solid with each iteration -- the number of tricks you pull to achieve the effects you do are positively amazing, and the mix of your own hand-drawn art in with the standard pixel art makes things even better. And of course, the story's not half bad either. ;)
Nice animation, but...
...shaky-cam makes it very hard to actually follow what's going on. All I can really go on are the various screams and such. :(
Ya rly, I had 2 laff cuz this moiev wuz awsum & stuf!
Seriously. "GET TO THE CHOPPA" made me laugh so hard I almost snorted my Pepsi. Nice work, man.
Very well done series.
I've watched the entire series up to this point. I have to say that this is one of the more well-done epics I've seen on NG -- the animation is very solid, very fluid, and it's clear you put a ton of work in to making things look very good. I'm more intrigued by the direction you took the story, going from an almost sword-n-sorcery feel (where magic is feared, corrupting, and evil) into what almost seems like a superheroic feel with the battle between the princess and the queen at the end -- the female poses look like they're taken right off the pages of a Green Lantern or Supergirl comic.
In short, I like the blending of styles -- equal parts low fantasy and high fantasy. I'm interested in how you came up with the overall world setting, though, and would like to know more about the backstory (why are the beasts and dinosaurs fighting, why did the beasts shun magic at one point, etc.), but then, that might require a lot more production time. :)
Looking forward to the next episode(s). :)
Amazingly well-done animation. You need to be in a professional studio somewhere, man. You probably already know that, though. ;)
Rtil really carries this submission by himself.
Rtil's "Rina-chan and the Brawl Boyz" segment is really the shining jewel of the whole collab. The combination of an outstanding trance track with the very, very impressive animation forgives some of the other extremely immature segments, but only so much. The "Brawl Taunts Smoothie" segment was somewhat amusing, but really, it was the only other segment that actually looked like anyone put any real effort into it. I mean, seriously. I get the argument about "nothing new on NG" but you could, y'know, actually -do- something new instead of just complaining about it. Anyway.
We did do sumthin
We made a flash collab!
Great art, good story, but...
..there's one thing that bothers me. The pace is -very- slow, and I don't mean the pace of the story. The way in which the story is presented forces us to wait for you to move to the next text bubble. Rather than put viewers on a track, why not include a clickable "next" button or a keypress that allows people to step ahead to the next text bubble in the sequence? I often found myself waiting a long time for the next series of words, and I think a change like this might help some of us with ADD keep our focus. XD
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