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Shoo Fly

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Comedy - Original

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Mar 30, 2006 | 2:26 AM EST
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Author Comments

Anyhow, Shoo Fly is a work of "Mickey Mousing" (Google the term, my friends) to the One Piece OST track "Ichijya Tetai" ("One Hour Evacuation"). It follows a woman I call Nelly as she deals with an unwelcome fly. And that's about it. There's not much of a story to summarize.

It's been nearly two years since my last submission to Newgrounds, and what do I have to show for it? One minute of animation. This is more like 3 collective weeks worth of work, so don't get overexcited. The other hundred weeks or so were spent on irrelevant Flash and slacking in general.

Shoo Fly has the most intense frame by frame animation I've ever made, and as a result, I'm very tired of drawing Nelly. Tired of drawing, period. This experience has reinforced my decision to not pursue animation as a profession (maybe character design is more to my liking...). My mouse's left-click button is now a different color from the right-click button. EDIT: I'm sorry to have confused and dismayed some of you - I'm still going to animate stuff. Just not for a living.

Anyhow, you may notice there's a newer trackbar. It's a vast improvement over the one I designed for FFA+ - heavily inspired by Media Player Classic's interface. And by "heavily inspired," I mean "completely ripped off from." The thing will tell you how many seconds have loaded, so feel free to start watching whenever. You can also step through the animation frame by frame, speed through it at any rate (even backwards), and adjust the volume. Clicking the screen or pressing spacebar will toggle play/pause. The rest should be self explanatory.




Rated 5 / 5 stars


You've got the skills to easily make a movie if you tryed for long enough. I'm serious you're incredible.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


im working on a traditional animation and i was wondering if this was traditionally animated because of the pre loader and if it is can you tell me the best way to color it because yours came out awsome


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Perhaps significantly, whilst watching this on my bright monitor in my dark room, a small fly decided to buzz onto my screen. every time i tried to catch it, the little bugger flew off.

Your words and images ring true to my mind.

I have seen the light.

I'm also drunk, and this message makes no sense. The fly thing happened though.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


That is perhaps the coolest fly I have ever seen drawn EVER. I can't tell you how many times I have crouched like a samurai with a flyswatter stalking my prey.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Make More

That was great. You should deffenatly look into makeing more. Those were awesome animations and random chick samuri moves. Let's see a sequal!!