Update: Wow, someone must love me because they switched to Part 2 on the front page (seriously thanks!! While the first two parts aren't my favorite, at least Part 2 is better than 1).
I have a preview of part 3 out if you want an idea what to expect this Friday
This is the second installment of Lolcat: An An Animated History (delivered as promised). In this installment, Orion runs into a few new characters and acquires some help for his quest for the Staff of Ether.
Personally, parts 1 and 2 are by far my least favorite in the entire 6-part animation. I really found my niche in parts 3-6 and I absolutely guarantee you won't be disappointed next weekend when I release parts 3 and 4.
Edit: Also, sorry that it's so short, but in a couple days I might submit a preview of part 3 (if you want to see one of the **really good** scenes from the 6 parts). Or maybe I'll submit it tonight. Mail me, let me know if I should ;)
Some notes about this one and the first one that made front page (woohoo by the way!):
Yes, I know they could use some more music, but I couldn't find anything that didn't make the animation worse so I left music out (plus that also dramatically reduces the file size of these animations - the entire 6-part 23 minute animation only takes up about 22 megs and that includes the credit music/etc).
The intro to part 1 was the last thing I actually animated (I noticed there was a number of people who really liked that part and then lost interest afterwards - this gives you an indication how much better I got with keeping your attention in the later segments of the animation). The original intro wasn't that spectacular so I redid it, gave it a voiceover, wrote some music, and illustrated the voiceover with some clipart and what have you.
Like I said though, I don't care much for parts 1 and 2 but they're necessary to build up the story.
Again, thanks to everyone who enjoys this project, and thanks even to the trolls for giving me a laugh while browsing the comments. :D