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Mar 30, 2006 | 2:26 AM EST
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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


That was exceptional. I'm sorry to hear animating isn't too rewarding for you.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

rofl hahaha

anime meets tom&jerry is what I think of when I saw this

I <3


Rated 5 / 5 stars

No Way.

Moskliks, your back?
Hey, this is so cool! I thought you stoped submtting to newgrounds!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You finally released it!

Man, I remember when you gave me the link for shoo fly like 4 months ago when it was still in black and white form. I kept my promise and didn't tell anyone. Im so surprised you finally released it. After 5 years of hanging low your back and what a great flash. Remember, you can always show me anything else in beta stage if you wish. hehe.


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Mousekliks responds:

Ah! I remember you (who somehow managed to contact me through means neither of us understood). Thanks for keeping your word, man.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


That was amazing, i think that suprised me the most about it was the fact that something about chasing a fly could be so attention greabbing. The smoothness was amazing, i find that when animating frame by frame like that the character grows or shrinks, or gets rubbed out because its so tedious, but you kept it perfect and timed it brilliantly. Great Job!