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Dec 29, 2008 | 10:44 AM EST

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**The background bug that seemed to cause the last scene to show as black is fixed. If anyone still encounters it though, please let me know.**

IMPORTANT! I used a new loading system, since the total animation is about 20MB. Since Newgrounds wont accept it and Flash wont render it, I had to cut it into parts. Therefore, half of the animation is being loaded from an external server, because otherwise I had to cut the animation again. So, even if the download doesnt seem to start right away, it means that the animation is still connecting to the servers. Please be patient while loading.

Anyways, this is a "directors cut" of my previous Christmas Submission of 2 years back. Back then, in order to make the deadline and make sure my computer could still make an SWF of it, I had to cut more than half of the content. I also made a categorisation mistake then, which caused the movie to be forgotten pretty quickly with only about 300 views. Since I have spend more than 2 months fulltime work on it, I though this was a bit of a waste... But, since I cannot submit something that has been submitted before, I made sure to add a lot of stuff, including the stuff I had to cut earlier. So, the Director's cut contains:

-An extra added scene
-Animated backgrounds
-A lot of small touch ups of things I was unhappy with

As for the story;
Deep inside the forest live the woodsprouts, being the tinyest creatures you will ever see. This is a story about two young woodsprouts, celebrating the holidays in their own special way.

Reviews


SausauSausau

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 29, 2008

Fix it sir

Just after the part when you see the two creatures being in love, it goes black. The music keeps going on though. I won't be an arse and I'll review the part I see. The background is very impressive. The animation is good very smooth and the drawing is clean while, sometimes, hesitating. I give you a 9 because I can't see the rest aha.


Cridia responds:

Yeah, sorry about that. It was a very weird bug that suddenly appeared when it was online (offline there were no problems). I noticed it right away fortunately, but due to the filesize, fixing it took a while longer (since uploading was so slow). But I believe it has been fixed now!


MaiMai

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 29, 2008

beautiful

and very sweet. I liked the way you worked on the shadows, it made a good effect making it like a raster. And good way of solving the 'no voice' question. It fits better in the animation than it would if you would use text. Good work!


Cridia responds:

Thanks! The "no voice" was indeed a decision; I wanted these creatures to have their own way of speaking; not human, but not too difficult either. The rasterlike lighting was an addition to the + version, since the last version couldnt take the raster effects; too much vector I guess. Thanks!