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For those of you who have never been, this is EXACTLY what going to therapy is like... every time.
UPDATE 3: Front page! Special thanks to the crew and everyone at NG.
UPDATE 2: Daily 3rd! Awesomeness. Thanks to everyone on NG.
UPDATE 1: The easteregg has been fixed... in the sense that I moved it to the credits page, so now you can find it there if you are looking.
Hey everyone, hope you enjoy our latest Sketched submission, a lot of hard work went into this one so let us know what you think.
p.s. Easter egg?! Yep! It's nothing really mind blowing, moreso a reason for me to practice some more of my action scripting, but its there none the less.
Till next time, Enjoy.
I'm am just 17 years old...
And my point is that I could have taken a pyschology course at college, but did not. Yet I honestly feel I don't need to know that much about pyschology to have a fair idea of how the human mind works, and human studies keep me up to date with the human pysche.
I think the storyline of this flash was engineered towards the average Newgrounds viewer, for the gay joke is quite obvious and I believe mass consortiums of people to tend to prefer things of a more literal nature.
I personally enjoyed this, for it is a good friday morning viewing (UK) and for me depicts the over-bloated confidence therapists (mental therapists) get from having learned the human mind out of a textbook. Of course, I have nothing against pyschologists, but I have enough experience with them to know that a lot of their investigation techniques are presumptions, presumptions which where someone else's presumptions - noted down in a textbook some time ago.
I actually think you get the scenario spot on, for even the receptionists tend to have a flutter of knowledge aout such things at the very least, and she of course was assured of his gayness herself.
You also completely get the reality of the professional world. That is to say once you leave education (in the western world), you will find that it is possible to be quite loose and unprofessional in your job. If you work dilligently in your early years then years of freedom and ease will be found in later life.
For a flash that is moderately amusing, of so-so animation, immpressively satirical and makes a point, I give you an 8/10 4/5.
Thanks for your in depth and well thought out review. Your points were well made and I'm really happy you enjoyed the short overall.
It seems to me that many of the people belittling your animation seem to be watching it with the intention of not wanting to laugh straight from the start due to it covering the topic of Therapy. I thought it was clever, with great voice acting and animation. The timing and script are what really made me laugh. Good job, can't wait for the next one.
You can never really avoid the inevitability that someone eventually will not enjoy your work, for whatever their reasons may be. My constant hope is usually that they will honestly appraise their feelings and try to convey them in a helpful way. Barring that I try to remain level headed and take what I can out of their reviews. That way many people have actually come back and enjoyed future animations more.
Thanks for your review, I'm really happy that you enjoyed the short.
Lolz, :) really enjoyed it. :) good animation, good voice. :)
keep up the good work. :D
Thanks. I'm really glad you enjoyed it, be sure to check back next month for more cartoons.
I am actually more or less a phycologists and I just wanted to clarify that a "therapist" can either an actual professional(very,very,very rare) or a hippie who will force his ideas into your head and rape your ears with stupidity, but a phycologist is a guy who will listen to your crappy/sob story of a life and suggest things to you as to better your life. Also a phyciatrists is a guy who just crams you full of pills. By the way this was pretty funny in a MAD tv kinda way.
Dude was a total hippie. Haha, thanks for the clarification. I wasn't trying to make any profound statement about the practice in general as I studied some psychology in college and I know it has its merits.
Rest assured that unlike MADtv, we will not be bringing characters back constantly to try and harp on old and repetitive jokes, so be sure to check back if you get a chance.
Beating a dead horse
Alright, alright, I'll admit this is an accurate portrayal of therapy, what with nosy recieptionists, idiot claiming to be a professional, and said idiot's certainty that your inner strife is because you want to take it in the ass.
But that can't save this movie from the fact that it's bland and criminally unfunny. Maybe it's because gay jokes lost their punch eons ago, but I found myself staring at the screen, shaking my head at the feeble, miserable attempts to intice laughter in me.
For what it's worth, the animation may not be mindblowing, but is well done and stylized a bit. That does justify some merit.
If you really get off on gay jokes, then hooray for you, this will be like an early birthday present, complete with terrorists. For people like me, who see gay jokes as one of the most overused themes on newgrounds, stay away.
Seems a little harsh, but it's your opinion so I can't really blame you for the way you feel.
I will however defend the piece against your reviews accusation that it is merely a gay joke. Amongst the many jokes in this short none of them were aimed at making fun of or exploiting the gay lifestyle. In fact every "gay joke" as you would call it was more an extreme representation of how therapists often times will try and assign a textbook definition to your turmoils before actually even taking the time to know you. In fact your review contains a more graphic and shocking depiction of the gay lifestyle than any single line in our entire short, and that's just the first paragraph. As for the terrorist, it was meant to show that the character clearly has issues he needs to deal with that the therapist is too blind to see. Like it or not the fear of terrorism is one that plagues many modern Americans, and again it isn't like we made an attempt to make jokes at anyone's expense, we weren't making 'stupid terrorist' jokes or any type of racial commentary. We tried to show a representation of an actual fear that plagues many people around the world. So again, I will defend that your dumbing down of these concepts to make a point in your review may not be entirely accurate. I can see as newgrounds (and the internet in general) is a bit of a breeding ground for mindless humor that it is very easy to scan this cartoon for similar jokes and label it as such, so I can't blame you for coming out of it as you have, I just think your labeling and generalization of its themes may have been a bit hasty.
That said, I can't help that you ultimately found our short not to your liking, and I would never try and blast you for your opinion (although, I do believe it would have had more of an effect if you made an attempt to phrase yourself like a constructive person rather than an irate critic). In fact I would say much the opposite, I really respect people who state their opinions honestly and constructively. I know I can take from your review, as negative as it was, that this was not your kind of humor and knowing that I would honestly like to see something that you would write or find funny. I don't mean that as the general response to negative reviews (you know the one "I don't see you doing any better") but I honestly like to study all aspects of comedy and keep myself well versed, so I would like to see something you DO find funny.
As my last point, please realize that not all of our sketches are the same, hence the reason we like to do sketch comedy, we can keep it fresh every short, so I would sincerely encourage you to check out some of our other or future work if you have time, perhaps you will find something there you like better.
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