And also very ballsy to use a Vocaloid song. Miku, right? Can't say I've heard this one though... it worked very nicely for the video nonetheless, but a vocaloid song is a hit-or-miss with the crowds, a lot of people can't stand her robot-y voice, but it works with the clocks considering. lol
Very nicely done, nicely animated, and choreographed. Thanks for sharing. :3
I, for one, find it hilarious.
I find it funny that some NG users are getting their panties all up in a bunch about it, considering I know for a fact if the song was about camel toes, they'd be handing out tens if they could get their hands off their dicks long enough to do it. (Anyone else seen that South Park episode about fart jokes and queefs?)
Anyway, on the topic of the animation itself, it was ok. Really short song to work with, the visual humor was kinda stupid as well, although I did smirk at the guy who couldn't pedal his bike with his buddies because his balls were too small. To make it short and sweet: you guys have great talent, there's nothing in the technical departments that were wrong, just wasn't your best work. Could've been funnier, and I personally think you might've been better received if the two characters going the safari were female this time around. I don't know about you, but I know a lot more women who would've connected better to this then men. Other than that... just lengthening the song could've helped make it more colorful
Thanks for your vote, yeah, the animation isn't my best, but with the time I had I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I don't know about this one, I love the art and animation, voice acting was... okay...
Story was bland, and honestly... as much as I love Asi, have you ever observed stray cats in the wild? Hell, even owned a cat? This is the way dogs and wolves act, man. Not cats.
But its not this that has me wondering the most... I'm sorry, but I just don't believe you know Asi and got permission to submit this. Asi for the longest time has been a fallen artist, a ghost that has wandered off the face of the internet since his account was banned on Deviantart. It's been years since I've caught any wind of him, but this is for sure his style of art and animation.
What's more disturbing is that you mention he does not have a Newgrounds account... he does. At least did. Bad-asi; albeit, he hasn't shown any real activity on that account in a couple of years as well.
Also, why the hell are you submitting a new flash every 4 days? This is really freakin' odd, dude.
I hope to God you're legit.
No joke, you can ask him, he said that I could submit to newgrounds because he won't. he doesn't like NG, I'm not totally sure why, but he prefers youtube I guess. this isn't my story, it's a book called "Warriors by Erin Hunter", I'm glad you know Asi, a lot of people here don't but yeah, he made this, he sent it to me in an email saying I could put it here. You can go to the youtube account, my names in the list of people helping. 3rd one.
Everyone's getting really butt-hurt lately...
First and foremost, to address the elephant in the room-- Yeah, making a flash movie to basically go and publicly tell the audience that his movie was crap and didn't deserve the fame is pretty low on your part. Especially considering that you yourself could've done ALOT better in my opinion.
Admittedly, we do the same with things like the Twilight series, but let me tell you one thing: You can't change public opinion, no matter how dumb it is.
If we could, no one would drink, no one would smoke, eat shitty food that would kill them, and everyone would be tree hugging, peace loving family of the Earth and nations. (Me being a "sinner" in almost all of these mentioned.) I digress, but sad to say it, as an entertainer, you play the crowd the best you can, even if your crowd is retarded.
Anyway! About the movie itself... Superb animation. Loved your art-style and care for detail, despite the short time frame you worked with. The music did get a bit irritating and redundant, including the voices-- which really should've been played up. Such as, the music should've gotten more intense per shot and/or different music played for each segment. The audio-portal is a vast, and bountiful place for music. The voice actress itself (btw, Kudos to ya Hnilmik) should've been directed to get frustrated with Link, or at least do different takes for each scene you did. I realize Navi is irritating, but I shouldn't have to hate the actress with her. I've worked with the VAC before, these guys are top-notch, and can do almost anything you ask, don't hesitate to push their limits sometimes, seriously. They may even need it for practice/their portfolios.
If you really wanted to go ahead and improve the original, especially by show-casing the many different avenues he could've gone down for the joke, I think it would've made a WORLD of difference if you actually connected each segment by making it into a story. I.E., each shot is from the same event, that Link is just sitting there repeatedly shooting arrows until he hits the twin-towers and tosses the bow and arrow to Ganon and runs like hell. For the most part, the repeat-set-up in such a quick jump distracted me and didn't let any of the jokes really sit long enough to be enjoyed. Although I did smirk at apple of Eden bit. You gotta lead your audience, don't keep throwing glitter at them hoping they stay interested.
In a nutshell, Animation and Art = Awesome, keep going man. Writing = Getting there, take a little extra time next time and maybe beta test with a small group of friends. Music and Voices = Seriously work on that, the wrong acting and wrong music can kill even the best classics. Imagine your favorite movie with your most hated song played over it on loop.
You're doing amazingly well despite it all, and you're on the right track. I checked out your page and I think once you branch off and do your own thing (maybe animate that web comic you got there?) You might be the new Newgrounds Legend. Been waiting for someone to challenge Egoraptor for awhile now. ;)
Best of luck, and hope to see more from you man!
Damn, woulda been nice if I could've somehow got you to help with the writing beforehand. Your ideas are all great and would've made this Flash really worthwhile. I'll keep your suggestions in mind and try to apply them to future projects.
But I don't think his movie was "crap", per se - just overrated. Unfortunate about public opinion, but you're absolutely right.
The thing with the music is that I tried to time the animation to the beat... I wanted to let more of the song be heard, but I'd have to do the animation all over again if I wanted to keep it timed... and I wasn't prepared to do that for a small parody. Though if I used your nice writing, that wouldn't have been an issue.
Good points about the use of the music and voice acting. I'm feeling kinda bad that I attached their work to mine since people might transfer some of their hate for me to them, plus I could've used their work better as you say.
Regarding Egorapter, it's a funny thing you mention that... I've been thinking of doing my own "generic anime" parody (I have the "opening theme" on my site, subject to change). I actually had ideas to do so before Girlchan was released, but that's more where the inspiration is coming from (though I won't copy the minimal lip sync thing or intentionally bad voice acting). I've also been thinking of doing a collection of shorts based on some of my webcomics, though that probably wouldn't do as well since a lot of the humour is pretty subtle. With my best efforts, I could probably win some awards, but I'd probably be one of the guys who gets forgotten about within a week or two... but you never know, haha. Thanks for the vote of confidence and extremely helpful review.
Interesting how this mirrors how I feel about your fans still coming back to watch and vote five on these movies when there's so little improvement...
Voting low on this though, to be fair, because you need to start educating your audience. Please don't just off-handedly mention a few movies, or vaguely mention them and assume everyone will know what the hell you're talking about.
Tip for next time: Focus on one point to complain about. Stop mentioning a few dozen points that irritate you.
Also, thanks for stealing the "Guitar Hero: The Movie" joke. But, I will say I smirked at the star trek-geico comment. Surprised you didn't mention The Last Airbender (Fucking live-action Avatar: TLA movie set into production not long after Dragonball Evolution was announced.)
But overall? You're burnt out man. Please stop making foamy and move to something else. I promise you, your fans will continue buying your merchandise if you go on a hiatus.
Makes me wonder...
If you've actually interviewed a chemistry professor before about careers in teaching lol. I felt the same way when I had to conduct an interview with my trig professor. Good job.
I tried interviewing a professor at Corning Community College in New York vut he never got back to me so I had to use an interview off the internet.
Parody is great and all, but I didn't find this all that funny. I find this a little malicious actually. It's a shame you guys pour in so much effort into movies like this when I know each and every one of you are incredibly talented artists. I dunno, it just seems a bit... below all of you to write and create such movies.
Well, as for the animation in general, especially love the beautiful animation for the opening sequence. Rtil's, right? Kudos to you all none the less.
Although the art and animation is so simple, the story is told so beautifully that it invokes tears. Poor Kevin... Thank you so much for this submition, it's always a nice change of pace to see something here on newgrounds that can truly touch the human soul of any creed. It's sad to see this underrated. Kudos
AMERICA, FUCK YEAH!
Very necessary actually. I can only imagine how the lyrics would look in this filter.
viva la resistance!
I don't know what's better, the fact that I thought at first this was an original new series from you Egoraptor, the fact you put so much effort into it art-wise, or the fact that some people think you're parodying a real anime. This is just epic win all around.
Did you and Tomamoto improv all of this or was there an actual script?
I can only wait for the endless Kenstar/Yusuke fanfics and fanart. It would make my day.
But you get a -1 for no easter egg. ):<
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