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Since You Been Gone

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Oct 9, 2007 | 1:31 AM EDT

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Author Comments

This is my first flash... it's nothing to brag about really, I just wanted to try my hand at it. I figured animating to a song might be a good idea for starters... and not only was this song ideal because it's relatively short, but it's just an awesomely fun song by itself.

Color? Ha! Color is for the weak. And the talented. XD

Enjoy! ... try, anyway.

[EDIT!] Thanks so much for all the reviews/comments/suggesti ons/critiques!! I'm a bit of a feedback whore, so I completely appreciate anything you have to say!
I want to put a few things here, becuase multiple people brought it up in thier reviews:
~I would put a preloader on it, but I'm kinda dumb and I don't really understand how. I know you can download them right here, but when I try and put it on the animation, I don't know if it works. I'm prolly doing something wrong and if anyone would like to take time out to help me through it, I'd be glad to accept it!
~I understand that the lipsynch is off in quite a few places, but I was too lazy to fix it. I just might though, seeing as how I'm getting relatively good feedback on it!
~I will consider color, and cleaning it up. But I'm a bit of a procrastinator... plus I made this with the 30 DAY TRIAL VERSION!! I'm working on getting the full version though. ^^
~HOLY BALLS OF CRAP I'M ON THE WEIRD AL COLLECTION?!! I'm... I'm not hallucinating, am I? Thanks so much guys!



Rated 4 / 5 stars


Good work, the animation was smooth, and the drawings were cool, just one thing, it could use color, and maybe some backgrounds to go with the song.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good, but

You need color on it. The funny thing while I am writing this is I am listening to "You're Pitiful", hehe. I love Weird Al! You are not pitiful, hehe.

real-faker responds:

Hahaha! You're Pitiful's a good one too! XD
Yeah... about the color. That's what everyone has said so far... everyone except for one person who actually really wants me to keep in black and white because they feel it is suiting for the song. I'm not sure exactly what I'll do. Color seems like a big step for me, but you never know. Maybe I'll give it a shot and just submit two different versions. Nnnot sure.
But thank you so much for your review!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

(title in work)

^^Good Points^^
I was hoping this was the Weird Al song when I clicked on it. Great choice! I have to say that the artwork was pretty impressive. You did a good job of animating facial expressions during this, and had a good sense of making realistic animations.

^^Needs Improving^^
I think you could have done a little more in the animation, however. You basically just animated lip syncing and exactly what happened in the lyrics. Needed something more to it to make it more interesting.

real-faker responds:

Hahaha! I know what you mean. I titled it "Since you been gone", and hoped that people woudln't think "Oh hell no, I don't want to hear Kelly Clarkson." and avoid it. XD

Yeah... I personally think I could've done alot more with the animation in terms of actual movement. I focused mostly on the lip syncing (though it is off at times still), and I wanted to make the character more moveable as a whole... but I somehow failed to do so. Seriously, there's only about 2 or 3 key poses that he has throughout the whole animation. Which is a bit upsetting to me, because I kinda wanted to make something with alot of good movement going on in it... as opposed to alot of the animation you see nowadays where there is very little movement...
Know what I'm getting at? Or am I not making sense...?
Anyway, thank you SOOOO much for the review. You made some very good suggestions and I'll take them into consideration, for sure!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Derr Errika,

My sweet Erica,
These past few months fighting with the union have been fatiguing. There is naught a night here where the moon shining o'er Shilo does not remind me of your smiling face. As we march upon the rebellion tomorrow, please keep that I love you, and I will return shortly to hold you in my warm embrace soon.

All my love,

real-faker responds:

Why thank you, my dear Tim. O! How I long for the sweet nights of summer's past and to be held betwixt your endearing arms! As you go off into battle, know that I shall never love another such as I hath loved thee.

Your love,


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Wise Move

What a way to try your hand at flash. If you don't have a whole lot of experience try something like this.

Great Job!