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Mar 4, 2009 | 10:40 AM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place March 5, 2009

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    Sketched Animated sketch and improv comedy from a group of L.A. comedians!

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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.

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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.

-Jeff

Reviews


Loath-someLoath-some

Rated 3 / 5 stars March 9, 2009

Nice story

I like the story and the way you made the voice acting. I'm not much for this kind of jokes though but I'm not judging on that. What I am however judging at is the story telling and the animation aswell as the quality of your drawing.

The drawings are decent, it works. But the animation was kind of sloppy, mostly because there's barley any face expression while they are speaking. They don't feel much alive.

But in overall, it's a fine thought out animation.


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sirjeffofshort responds:

Thanks for your review. It was actually better thought out and more helpful than most. Doing a monthly series does take a bit of a toll and therefore certain things tend so slip, specifically facial animations. Hopefully as I get better I will be able to animate faster and the characters faces will become more expressive. Thanks for the suggestions.


AlbieroAlbiero

Rated 3 / 5 stars March 6, 2009

Hehe...

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.


sirjeffofshort responds:

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.


catalin66catalin66

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars March 6, 2009

hmm...

I think that you are terrorized by your sexuality. The animation was decent. The dialog gave me a headache. The joke ... "Haha, you're gay" is weak. You do not like your current psychiatrist, do you? You pay him ... why don't you go to another "doctor"?


sirjeffofshort responds:

I'm actually not in therapy at the moment and haven't been since my younger teen years. In all honesty we weren't trying to make any kind of profound statement about anyone we know or therapists in general, we just wanted to make a goofy scene. Really I have addressed most of what you stated in previous posts, so forgive me for the copy/paste but...

"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 throughout the entire short we hardly address the issue of what homosexuality is and not once do we poke fun of it as a lifestyle choice. 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."

As I mentioned to the previous reviewer, I understand in general how you could come into reviewing a short that addresses such themes with such a negative attitude, but your generally negative and accusatory nature does nothing to make me want to take your opinion seriously, however I will do my best. I can take from your review that this short obviously did not hit your comedic palate, which is both fine and understandable, again forgive the copy/paste but "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."

In the end, even though I do my best to pull something constructive out of your review, many people will not always award you that so should you wish to be taken seriously in the future it is often best to phrase yourself in a constructive manor rather than go forward with what (at least to someone who spent a lot of time on a project) would seem like a random collection of insults. Unless of course it is your intention to garner attention through negative means, which admittedly is the intent of many internet goers, if so I'm sorry and I hope you grow out of it.

Please understand I am not trying to belittle you or your opinion, just trying to help you construct it like a more helpful community member in the hopes that you will be taken more seriously in the future.


hiii111hiii111

Rated 2 / 5 stars March 6, 2009

Sorry.

I really didn't get the jokes. even the jokes i understood wasn't really that funny.
work on the talking. i don't want them to talk for hours like they did.
" um yea " " Yes " " aha mhm " don't make way too much of that. it's really ugly.
It's okay on Family Guy. but here it's really ugly. i smiled when he entered the gay room though..

graphics are great.


sirjeffofshort responds:

I can see that. Our comedy isn't exactly for everyone. We actually like to play off of the subtle awkwardness of situations and the 'er's and 'uh's help to establish a conversational flow because, well that's actually how people talk. I think a lot of cartoons especially have a tendency to over script themselves and remove themselves from reality. This is fine for most cartoons as they are not based in reality, but our series tries to strike a chord with people so we work hard at playing the reality of the situation and having our characters converse with one another and then expanding the circumstances in a satirical and surreal way, much akin to Monty Python or Kids in the Hall. There is also a lot to be said about the comedic potential of silence and proper pacing. As demonstrated in "The Office," series', (both American and Ricky Gervais... preferably the later) there is an ample opportunity for comedy in the awkwardness of searching for the right word at the right time with lots of "Um, yeah"'s and the like. Admittedly this comedy is dependent on the audience having a firm grasp of English as a first language so again, I know it is not appealing to everyone. So again, I understand your opinion and frustration, and I do think perhaps inviting some more universal comedic themes into our work is something to think about, but our dialogue will likely remain as it is in the future.


BrainToastBrainToast

Rated 0 / 5 stars March 4, 2009

What Is THIS!

I need an explanation of how this game got such a rating when it's just a loading screen then a lady sitting with her hand on her desk. That doesn't make sense. Why is weighed at 2MB. Looks like this was only 50KB.