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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 12:44 AM Reply

At 11/13/09 12:02 AM, omegared wrote: Flute
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/50 6150
A flash that has a point and blew me away with it. It's hard to see why this one shouldn't be a winner because it's so well done. The only problem is it is abstract. But I got it I think. The father is unsupportive of his sons creativity, a shameful way to raise a kid.

Indeed it is the thing we wanted to show in this flash movie. I'm really glad that Flute is among the contestants. It feels really good when your work is being noticed again after such pause.
When you release a game or movie you expect some amount of attention and its good. But its even nicer when you are just visiting NG and accidently notice that your work is getting attention. Thank you for such a plesant surprise, this contest is fabulous.

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 12:51 AM Reply

At 11/12/09 10:01 PM, Protomix wrote: Sorry but, is this actually being written by Wade Fulp? Im sorry but i heard this really mean rumor that Tom Fulp is dead and Wade is writing his posts. If he isnt dead, thats fantastic, if he is, im so sorry. Please reply

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 01:04 AM Reply

At 11/13/09 12:51 AM, FatKidWitAJetPak wrote:
At 11/12/09 10:01 PM, Protomix wrote: Sorry but, is this actually being written by Wade Fulp? Im sorry but i heard this really mean rumor that Tom Fulp is dead and Wade is writing his posts. If he isnt dead, thats fantastic, if he is, im so sorry. Please reply
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DOUBLE! LOL!!! in fact this is LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!

At 11/13/09 12:44 AM, Teshla wrote:
At 11/13/09 12:02 AM, omegared wrote: Flute
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/50 6150
A flash that has a point and blew me away with it. It's hard to see why this one shouldn't be a winner because it's so well done. The only problem is it is abstract. But I got it I think. The father is unsupportive of his sons creativity, a shameful way to raise a kid.
Indeed it is the thing we wanted to show in this flash movie. I'm really glad that Flute is among the contestants. It feels really good when your work is being noticed again after such pause.
When you release a game or movie you expect some amount of attention and its good. But its even nicer when you are just visiting NG and accidently notice that your work is getting attention. Thank you for such a plesant surprise, this contest is fabulous.

Oh cool! People are noticing that they made it into this contest!!! YAY! I wish everyone noticed because it might inspie them to make more flashes ;)

Yah know what? It's good that you can make a thoughtful flash. I love the unthoughtful random flashes that are funny as much as the serious ones. I really hope your's is a winner, or a close second :) It's just to well done xD

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 02:43 AM Reply

I still enjoy Pinball-like Echoes the most.

Started to review all the movies, and maybe I'll get around to it when it isn't 2:30 AM (there were some great ones in there), but I'll state my case for Pinball.
First of all, it presents a unique, interesting world that compliments an interesting story. It is easy to create something that is pretty to look at (Bitey of Brackenwood), but this video shows that there can be substance to a great world.
The movie is clean, surprisingly enough for the site. It manages to tell a story with some kid-friendly violence, but it shows great restraint on Toma84's part. It would have been very easy to include more action and make this rated T, but he kept a warm feel to the whole video... it definately fits in with the "quirky" crowd.
In this world of eyeball fetishists, there is variation in design, humor (the guy with the mouth up top), Dr. Seuss inspired scenery.. it has a lot to offer. Though the drawings themselves may be lacking a bit of flair, through design and creativity he has created a fantastic animation that definately was a hidden gem (resting at an inexplicable 3.30), both quirky and fun.

The other flash were amazing, and a couple were close to me changing my nomination, or at least recommending them (Candy Land (in my defense against it, it .was a daily feature)). I won't deny I enjoyed watching nearly all of these. However, Pinball still has my vote.

Lest I be too serious, allow me to point out that the front page screenshot from Tea. looks inappropriate.


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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 02:57 AM Reply

Oh boy! I'm in this years too! C:

Thanks Tomathy. <3


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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 05:03 AM Reply

  • Tea.
    Tea. by FortressRubbish

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    Ages 13+

10/10

LOL - Tea...BAGGED!

First of the Collection to review and I'm already laughing!
The overall animation was good.
So it delivered the movement with grace and hilarity.

8/10

Jazzy and Quirky

But the transitions do not fit.
And sometimes it misses the beat with the music.
It could've been a little bit better in terms of scenes transition.
But all the while neat.

10/10

Space-Tacular! A real "eye" full.

Though you have to wait a while for it to load properly...
This is truly a unique animation making good uses of movement.
It also matches very well with the music choice.
I am thoroughly impressed with this piece of work.

10/10

Extremely Professional

For a flash, your limited to only so much graphics.
But this is quite a show! A little hard to follow but who cares!
It was nothing but pure glee of kinetic motion!
The rush! The feel of running and jumping is expressed very well.
With an interesting epilogue explaining the 'origins' of the experiment.
I hope you get hired at a studio of some kind.

  • dogtime
    dogtime by Sweetsweetback

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5/10

Cute and Quirky, but not complete.

I also feel the choice of music is inappropriate for the type of theme your going for.
This is a cartoon of fluid motion. Similar to the animations of John Kricfalusi.
But you lacked adequate sound and animation.
It's like I'm just watching a story board for a future project.
Sure it's a mini-flash.
But I got this thing about only appreciating 'finished' work.

  • Icarus
    Icarus by Stibby

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8/10

That was...interesting.

Though lacking in a story of some kind...
It does move along quite nicely.
Giant Robots killing lizards that are giant robots in disguise?
Whatever floats your boat dude.
I am impressed with the animation and colors.
Not impressed with your limited sound effects.

7/10

That was just weird.

I would be impressed a bit more if it was in color.
Seeing that it is flash, it really should be too much trouble.
I have a big gripe against work that is only seen half through.
But...I digress. It is a good demonstration of your animation skills.
Though I felt it was done more for fun than to test your skills.

10/10

Quite possibly the best, but also too short.

I was expecting a spectacle of bravery!
But the result was a little short-comming.
Over all I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of the work.
Even though it was a bit short for my expectations.
I was kinda hoping to see like Candy Tanks. But oh well.
Good Work!

6/10

(O_O) . . .

My reaction to this was brief and fleeting.
But...I sympathizes.
Sometimes that just how guys feel.

7/10

Definitely Inspired by Lazy Muffin

How long has it been since I heard that song.
But oh the tension build up. Followed by a anti-climatic ending.
All that...ALL that just to change the channel?
Ever seen someone work so hard at being so lazy?
Just a little choppy and sloppy here and there, but I love the comedy.

10/10

Oh now this is pure GOLD

This had a good story, great use of music, and amazing and stylish animation.
Though the reason why the sock had to go through the trial is questionable.
Still, it is a demonstration of great imagination and style.

8/10

A nice quick laugh, exactly 18 seconds lol

It doesn't make sense, but it is all for the sake of art!
Nom Nom Nom Nom
I kinda want to see this turned into a videogame.
The Rabbit could be the ending movie for a Game Over.

8/10

I am a little perplexed by the story in general

The story has an adequate length of time to tell.
Though the animation is a bit choppy at times.
I felt as though it was somewhat rushed.
However it makes good use of sound effects.
And considering how long it was, it must've taken some work.
I appreciated the imagination, but at the same time...
I am befuddled that parasites in his stomach control his actions.

8/10

The use of drugs for inspiration has always been questionable to me.

On one hand, it allows us to explore the mind beyond what we can comprehend.
On the other hand, it is extremely detrimental to our health.
This is a good dedication to the 420 aka : Cannabias Culture
But I'm not one to support it.
But I do support the art!

10/10

U know what...I love this!

I love the concept of the fast pacing shorts.
Similar to Robot Chicken, only for flash.
It's stylish and extremely free-flowing.
I enjoy this very much!

  • Forest
    Forest by Atl-Xolotl

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10/10

Quite possibly the best I've seen so far!

There is no definite story, only what you need to see
The animation is so fluid I dare say a studio produced this.
I was incredibly impressed with the visuals and the sounds.
I really felt sucked into the whole ordeal of the girl.
It's hard to really explain it, but I enjoyed it so.

9/10

Good for a teaser

But I'm not about to visit your website on the account of teaser episodes.
You really should just post the full thing if you wanna get people excited about your work. But to each his own.
I for one appreciate the art and music, but there isn't enough for me to really understand 'why' I should visit your website to see the whole version.
Teasers don't work for me.

10/10

In terms of Quirky-ness

This one nails it DEAD ON!

I can see this as a potential video game series for young kids.
Nothing complicated, just a bunch of weird stuff to tickle their fancy.
Even if a person fails a task, the story can still continue.
So there will be a numerous amounts of outcomes.
Playing each time won't be the same.
Imagine this as a game won't you?
I loved every moment of it, nothing was boring.
It was quirky, clever, fluid animation, and all the same appealing.

9/10

wow...what an imagination!

I feel somewhat frightened by the images.
But what makes this just a notch short of being good.
Is that it is mostly in black and white.
I really appreciate color.
It is such a drag watching this beautiful animation...
In such black white.

10/10

An amazing new series!

This is an new series I am eagerly awaiting to watch more of.
An invisible man. The glasses add a nice touch.
The colors and details of the character and backgrounds!
All amazing Work!

10/10

Perfect for the kiddies!

Your sense of fluid-like animation really appeals to me.
It could probably have a positive effect as a children show.
One made for toddlers and such.
Almost all animation is so 'sharp' on the eyes.
Your cartoons are very easy to watch. Almost relaxing.
That's what I feel is good for kids.
Make is so my good man!

  • Save Me
    Save Me by Courageousturnip

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    Everyone

10/10

A unique dedication to a lost lover

I can understand the artistic perspective here.
What arouses my curiosity is the uniqueness of the objects.
How do objects like that display such movement and emotions.
It's truly an artistic endeavor.

8/10

LOL - Did not work out as expected no?

You shouldn't be lazy.
Once again. Working so hard at being so lazy
Ho ho ho
It was a decent animation.
Not the best I've seen, but decent.
You could improve more so on the music.
I felt that it wasn't quite appropriate for cartoonish shenanigans.

  • Rubiks Cube
    Rubiks Cube by ChillyCheese

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7/10

Hmm....a bit short

I was kinda hoping for some developing circumstances.
It was kinda short-lived for my expectations.
Even if it was a clever b-day card, it could've been longer.

  • Flute
    Flute by Teshla

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    Everyone

10

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 05:07 AM Reply

Review Continued

  • Flute
    Flute by Teshla

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10/10

WOW WOW WOW

I am speechless
Deep breath!
The Raw COlorS!
The COmPleX AniMaTion!
I loved every second of it!

8/10

Wow...that was...really weird.

I'm...not to sure what to sure what to say really.
I'm baffled from the very ideas of the character itself.
Truly there is more imagination and creativity in the world...
Than anyone can fathom.
Facts are many, but limited.
Imagination is limitless!
It's a God-like character.

  • Flim
    Flim by biblo

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10/10

Wow...everything is so...calm

From all the crazy quirky flashes I've watched
This is by far the most 'mild'...'timid'...'friendly'
I would enjoy watching this every night before beddy-by
:3
It's so cute that it is perfect for young kids.
I would improve upon this idea and art form.
See if you can make a 90 minute movie of this for kids.
Cause this works!

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 05:12 AM Reply

Whew!

First of all Tom, I have to say I am very VERY impressed by all these amazing flash artists.

(And you watched literally THOUSANDS of them!?)

And to think that all these artists were over-looked.

Such Gems!

But for me to choose one...ONE!

This flash has inspired me.

I feel it could become a possible video-game intended for kids.
Nothing complicated, just a bunch of weird stuff to tickle their fancy.
Even if a person fails a task, the story can still continue.
So there will be a numerous amounts of outcomes.
Playing each time won't be the same.
Imagine this as a game won't you?
I loved every moment of it, nothing was boring.
It was quirky, clever, fluid animation, and all the same appealing.

Think about it Tom, with your massive programing skills. You could easily create a game fit for your young son to play.

All based around this concept of Yo-Gaba-Gaba type characters that the PLAYER can CUSTOMIZE!

No real plot to the story.

No game-overs.

Just continuous play of a story of some kind that will be different each time you play.

Even if you fall off a cliff you can still continue the story BELOW.

You know what I'm saying?

For you son. This would be a great game!

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 07:22 AM Reply

Part 2 of my reviews -.-'

The Lazy Way = 6.5/10
This kind of stuff has been done before, but it's always interesting to see what people can come up with.

Where the missing socks go = 6.5
Interesting story that drags on a bit, and doesn't really explain much...

Carratoid = 6.5 (again)/10
short, sweet, pointless fun that really doesn't make that much sense.

A rhino's stomach = 7/10
Pretty decent animation, considering the length of it, though I would've have considered this a 'quirky' submission >.>

Just a few buds = 5/10
Considering this is a collaboration, I would've thought there would've been higher quality work, because people don't have to do as much...

TripleBits = 7.5/10
Random, quirky animations. A nice way to get all that unfinished stuff out of the way.

Forest = 9/10
well animated, clean fbf, and interesting motives.

Adventure of Prophor and Puzo = 5.5/10
It was going so well, and to find out it was an advert dragged it down a lot.
though the animation was really quite good, it definitely isn't a 'treasure'

Stress Bunny = 9/10
This is the first time I've felt depth in an animation that's predominantly fbf on a white background.

The Agent ep.2 = 8/10
Well animated with an interesting style for backgrounds, interesting character designs and flawless continuity, etc, the only thing really lacking is interest in the story, I suppose >.>

The Test of Doom = 8.5/10
Now THAT was quirky, and quite entertaining.

Rube Goldberg DVD = 8.5/10
Ahahaha. It was another one of those chain reaction ones, like an earlier one, but the ending was much more...of an ending, I suppose. it's better than the other one.

Oooohhh! Pantalones! = 8/10
Well animated, as always, with TheBoogley, just it wasn't that worthwhile, I suppose you could say.
Nick Jr kinda thing, as I know it was intended to be.

Save Me = 7.5
Sometimes perception of depth gets a bit confusing, other than that, quite nice.

Rubix Cube thing = 6
Not really treasure hunt worthy...

Flute = 8.5/10
Some crazy unique animation, and a little bit sporadic.

Whirlpool Chicken = 7/10
The most creative form of mind-rape I've seen yet.
mildly entertaining.

Flim = 8/10
Very relaxing, amusing and calming. This is a gem. It's got nice textures, simple ideas, no necessary plot.
it's just nice.


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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 10:23 AM Reply

Definitely one of the few that stood out, and In my opinion was the most entertaining (In a "quirky" way, of course).


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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 07:01 PM Reply

what a great compilation!, well ...let's see, some kind of Top 4 (whoah, who makes top 4s?...).
1) Stress Bunny - It's the kind of hidden movie you can't forget, It has brains and octopuses, so...come on!
2) A Rhino's Stomach - Excelent story, tweened-but-okay animation, and cool stomach-world guys.
3) Candy Land - story was silly ,but the whole action was just NUTS, couldn't avoid putting it here.
4) Flute - not only it had its 'message' ,the 'visuals' were like a super-eye-trip.


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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 14th, 2009 @ 05:22 PM Reply

My vote goes to Pinball-Like Echoes, primarily for how it was executed. The animation was smooth and enthralling to watch. The music matched perfectly with the animation and mood. It was a rare quality movie that was appropiate for all ages. It certainly fits the "quirky" category, and it contained a surprising amount of humour. An all around fun movie that deserves to be this years pick.


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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 15th, 2009 @ 12:15 AM Reply

At 11/12/09 02:47 PM, Mexifry wrote:
here you go. ;)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/39 9306

Thanks a lot man!

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 16th, 2009 @ 08:47 AM Reply

Bueno, vi a algunos de los otros, la mayoría de ellos son bastante buenos, pero me rompí el DS y necesito el dinero, de modo de prueba de Doom llega mi voto. Bueno, no sólo porque soy codicioso. La película está bien animado y el humor es agradable y limpio. Además, es un concepto muy divertido en general.

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 17th, 2009 @ 08:37 PM Reply

For quirky.

Animation/Graphics - The graphics weren't the best. Not terrible, but not the best. I do think they could be worked on a little bit. The animation though was done very well. Good job on that.

Story/Content - The concept was really good. Perhaps just a little simple, but there isn't anything wrong with simple. Some pretty good humor all around.

Audio - The music that you used was a great choice and sounded very good with the animation. Perhaps the transition of the audio could have been a little better, but not too bad.


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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 23rd, 2009 @ 10:35 AM Reply

I chose WHIRLPOOL CHICKEN because I wanted to. The animation didn't make any sense, but the chicked was kinda cute...oh, well, whatever xD.

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Response to Treasure Hunt 2009 Results Part 2 Nov. 27th, 2009 @ 07:53 PM Reply

... A daily first should not be in a treasure hunt...


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