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Jul 24, 2006 | 8:41 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place July 25, 2006

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My second Flash animation, about a little boy who creates an imaginary friend who follows him through life, long after the boy has forgotten about him. It's a tragic tale of friendship and love.

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Reviews


ElementElement

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars July 29, 2006

gvh

awesome graphics, and i love the plot. good work

3/5



evilcomevilcom

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars July 29, 2006

it was.......alright

not that bad it was pretty good



FarmageddonFarmageddon

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars July 29, 2006

Wow, that guy is a big loser.

Instead of a guy who makes an imaginary friend, gets married, makes a family, and lives a ordinary life, how about you make a movie about something badass. Something like a biker that goes around killing pedophiles and werewolves or just something more interesting. Just an idea.

The guy was too much of a Average Pussy Joe for me to like him that much. He didn't really accomplish anything noteworthy, and his ordinary lifestyle is not one that I'd endorse.
The imaginary friend was kind of a one-dimensional background character or even an extra because he didn't actually do anything. What's weird is that in "Imaginary Friend" the imaginary friend spends two thirds of his screen time as a blue blob that just follows the guy around. If it were me, I'd make the imaginary friend a big asshole who just continually harasses the guy, even when he wants to settle down with his wife and his stupid job - hilarity then ensues.

I didn't like the music.

Overall, the movie left me with a sense of loss instead of achievement or satisfaction at the resolution. Work on plot and character development!

By the way, my imaginary friend said the movie was actually not that bad. However, because he's imaginary, that counts for nothing.


Bad-Atom responds:

The guy was supposed to lead an ordinary life. Sometimes an ordinary life can be very fulfilling, especially considering he had a good job, a happy marriage, and three children.

And the imaginary friend *was* doing something. He was staying with his creator. It may not have have made a measurable difference, but he was there.

And if the movie left you with a sense of loss, that was the point. Not every story has a happy ending.

It seems like you were looking for something different from this, but that's not what I was going for.


KiyytKiyyt

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 29, 2006

So Sad

Just watching this makes me want to search for my long lost imaginary friend. I love the idea that anything you create will be with you forver. At the end I couldn't help but hope that the old man would be able to see his imaginary friend again. Great job.



AnigenAnigen

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars July 29, 2006

Not a bad tearjerker.

This flash was pretty poorly animated... in fact, that distracted me from the actual message and way the flash was supposed to flow.

But even after that, it did kind of get through to me. It wasn't a horrible flash, but would have been better with improved animation. Keep working man.


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