After your recommendation
Last month, I watched your flash "the special present", and I asked you for a recommendation for another one of your flashes to watch. You pointed me in this direction-- very good call. This flash is fantastic, beautiful, and just shows how much dedication you bring to your work.
I wasn't really sure what to expect once it started, but I loved the sort of abstract nature of the turtle's journey. The erased previous frames actually made the entire thing look very cool, as it looked as though you were looking at something traveling through time-- almost an after-burner of the turtle's journey, seeing what once was. Fantastic stuff.
The fact that you did that like 1,000 times is immensely impressive, and I'm just fascinated by the quality of the artwork. This is great work, and you were definitely right to direct me here. Well done.
Out of curiosity, how long did this take you to make? I'm just kinda curious I guess.
it took nearly exactly a month. Keep in mind that I wasn't working non-stop. I worked in maybe 5-8 hours per weekend and maybe an extra 2-4 over the week. It could have been made in 2-4 days if I really worked hard. I just wanted to do something relaxing and therapeutic, and it turned out great apparantly.
Also, I'm glad my recommendation led you to enjoy this flash, hope I can make more stuff you can enjoy in the future.
This is a fantastic flash-- I haven't been around Newgrounds for a few years, and it's really impressive to see just how far the Lock Legion has come in that time. Fantastic work.
Usually I'm a bit biased against mindless violence simply because it's a pretty basic storytelling principle, but you managed to change what could've been a mindless violence flash into one with a bittersweet ending. The animation was fluid and I was impressed by the quality of the action. Well done.
There's always room to improve-- I'm looking forward to your work in the future Leaf. Great work!
Sucks to be him
Haha that was indeed, quite brilliant. I loved how the suspense grew throughout the flash, to be honest, I was rather afraid it was going to be something pretty disgusting based on how you had been building.
And then he took it out, and I chuckled a good bit. Fantastic work and very well animated.
Looks like I should check out some of your other stuff... any recommendations on what I should look at first?
I'm really glad I could make you chuckle, and I'm glad you ryeally liked my flash
jumping turtles is fairly popular
This is a masterpiece. I could end this review there, but I have to sing its praises first; it's been a long time since I've seen such a spark of originality on this site.
Masterpieces aren't defined by the quality of the artwork. I could find tons of flashes around here with guts in the finest detail, or humor refined to a point, but it's rare that I could call something "artsy" -- this is a compliment, believe me.
The artwork wasn't perfect. I think you're aware of that; but it worked for its purpose and the style was fluid. It fit for the story you were trying to tell, and I'm glad that you kept it simple in terms of backgrounds and textures in order to focus on the characters.
And the characters are where this flash shines. It felt... close to home. The villain has his reasons, the hero has a dark side, but then, everyone does. Violence isn't treated as bloody, heroic, and fun -- it's portrayed with a sense of realism that only a flash of this nature can truly portray, and I'm glad that you decided to do just that.
My one qualm was with the audio... the song fit, but I think I would've preferred something without lyrics. But this is like picking a speck of dust from a work of art; you can't let the smallest problem effect the big picture, and in this case, the big picture is something truly moving.
Cheers for greatness.
Thanks for the in depth review Nomader. I dont think Ive ever been called masterful before.
The whole thing (your review) is such a compliment. I dont really no what to say other than thanks, Im glad you liked it. Im glad so many people are liking it.
Bahamut, it's not everyday that I can say that a flash is truly extraordinary -- this is that flash.
As a comedy, this flash should be judged not only based on the graphics and sound (which were some of the best I've seen), but how much I laugh. And I laughed -- hard, the entire time through. From the fate of the DS to Professor Oak's anguish at the Pokemon selection (you can't blame him), this entire production simply reeked of quality that I'm happy to have watched.
From the opening credits to Graham being your rival, everything worked to a charm. I loved this entire flash, and I hope that it actually continues as your ending suggested it might.
Thank you very much Nomader! :D I'm glad this flash made you laugh so much.
This was a great submission with a wonderful sense of humor that suffered from one humor:
It happened too late.
At first, I really didn't like this one too much. the black backgrounds didn't stretch out far enough to cover everything, and the animations weren't that good at first.
But, then the fight scene happened.
You parodied the all-too-common rap song (... it's awful), and you used, frankly, amazing effects to get the blurs in and such. It looked great. :D
The humor in the last section along with the great animating was enough for me to give it a high score -- nice job!
I'm honored. xD
Oh, it's on! (Heh.)
Unlike mine, which was just me being lazy and making a big motion tween, yours is actually really funny. :D
I liked how the text moved much, much slower so you could actually read it in yours, and I enjoyed the list. Mine was mostly the opposite. The real NG rules were all interesting -- the NG rules I used weren't. :P
It's an honor for my half-a-day-to-make flash (Flash glitched on me) to be parodied already -- thanks a bunch! Still, if you ever watch the flash I made, you'll realize that it stops in the middle...
Nice job -- look out for the amazing sequel to my flash, "The NG Rules: The Sequel". It'll be amazingly boring.
Oh ppppsssshhhh, this is just one big motion tween too, lol.
I think the text might actually move at the same speed, it's just that your text was smaller so more of it was on the stage at one time -> making it look faster.
I might be able to help you with that if you want.
:D. Beef the sequel up with random NG images fading in and out in the background.
Bahamut, I've gotta say: where you lack in flash skill, you make up for it in an excellent sense of humor. Watching Afro sensor Graham was the best thing that's ever happened -- if only it actually worked like that. :P
I enjoyed the real voices, as I usually do. They were of a crisp, high quality, and they were fun to listen to.
The plot was a total hit, unlike some of your other flashes that I've reviewed -- "trucking brick" was my favorite line, and it'll probably stick with me for some time to come. :D
Overall, this was a decidingly bigger success than the other flashes you made earlier in your time here at Newgrounds... nice work!
(This marks my eighteenth review of your flashes -- only sixty-four more to go!)
I still wonder how this flash became so successful. I can't see it being just my fans, Bertn and his friends making this flash so successful. I guess it was my lucky flash.
I'm glad to see a funny, satirical movie against the Afro Stud flashes... truly phenomenal stuff here. :D
I enjoyed the obvious joke about the "one minute to get here", Tom Fulp bringing back NG, your account being deleted... all good comedic stuff.
But best of all... no speakonia in this one. I was so happy, that I probably rated this one a few too many points higher than it deserved. :D
I'm glad to see that you've begun to bring back quality flashes (... although this is your old stuff). The jokes all hit a chord, the animation was superb, and you've never looked better.
(This marks my seventeenth review of your flashes -- only sixty-five more to go!)
Heh, I wonder if I should remake the Bahamut: ATWI80D trilogy or not sometime.
Not your best effort.
Like usual, my main criticism comes from the awful program of Speakonia... please, as you put it... "Arse" yourself to use real voices. :P
I was disappointed -- the humor didn't really work, considering (apparently) eBaum's and AOL are not only the best websites -- they're also two of the worst. Other than that, all my favorite websites were listed.
Not much animation here, if any. A few simple motion tweens in the background and such -- but who cares? Normally, your humor is what gets you through -- but today, the jokes were short, and didn't seem too witty.
I wasn't impressed.
(This marks my sixteenth review of your flashes -- only sixty-six more to go!... OMG 66... one more 6 and then...)
Wow, 2 years ago, I was far lazier than I am now.
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