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Apr 20, 2009 | 10:28 PM EDT
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THANKS FOR YOUR REVIEWS! After receiving over 350, I CAN'T PROMISE I'LL RESPOND TO NEW REVIEWS! I'll try!

Here is the Newgrounds Flash version of "A Bid for Freedom".

It is a story that I wrote and converted into a small fable with images provided by the talented Nacho Rodriguez (who created Mr. Coo and won the #1 slot in Cold Hard Flash's Best Animated) and lush watercolours by his girlfriend Cecilia Deshayes.
It is an illustrated storybook, narrated for your pleasure by the debonair Andy Dennis, with guest turns by Sasuya and Josh "Tomamoto" Tomar you HAVE to hear!
The Storybook route was pursued so it could enter ReNaeNae's excellent Storybook Collab;
http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1003968 Talents in writing, art, voice, sound, code etc. should give it a look!

To turn the pages, hover your mouse pointer over the bottom corner of the page, then left-click and drag the page across with your mouse until it fully flips over.
Narration starts on each page as you view it, but you're free to read at your own pace (you can right-click and select "Zoom In", then drag around to see all the fine details).

This story is NOT an attempt at hair-pin-bend trigger-happy balls-to-the-wall FBF hentai-maniac game-parodying shenanigannary. NO REALLY, IT'S NOT!
The power here is in the words and the pictures.
There is COMEDY, ACTION, DRAMA and ROMANCE, all skewed at odd angles.
There's fantasy, exotic locations, body odour, and even a fast car if you stick with it!
Have patience, we've many things to offer you. Stick with us. We're a good group.

Please vote and review showing respect to the combined talent and hard work involved in this Flash. A lot of passion went into this just for you guys, so be fair.
Critique, constructive criticism, suggestions, these are things we graciously accept.
If you vote or review abusively, you let Newgrounds down. Don't.
If this is "not your sort of thing" or you're somehow disappointed by the lack of animation, this is not the fault of anyone involved; no-one's forcing you to watch!

With all this in mind, we hope you enjoy (with your drink or snack of choice) our hard work, vote and review responsibly... and may your day be brighter.

For more awesome while you wait, check out:
www.mistercoo.com (Nacho's site)
ceciliadeshayes.blogspot. com (Cecilia's blog)
www.ediblecastle.com (home to Andy Dennis and his mate Will)
www.scarymarymedia.com (earlier collaborative efforts between me, a mate of mine and Nacho, including an award-winning short for the Marbella Film Festival)

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This section is for the creative people out there:

This has been a hot coal in my hands for quite some time, burning with collective passion, yet I've been reluctant to throw it into the fire.
Enough people are happy with the results as they stand for me to go forth and submit it.
Trust that this will blossom over time as we come back to better adorn this work.

My preliminary thanks are on this page:
http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1049617/3

I additionally thank DrNeroCF for saving us in the coding department and Deathcon for further help; Joey Young (http://joeymofo.newgroun ds.com) for providing sound effects at short notice and the Very Odd House (http://www.theveryoddhou se.com/) for a small snippet of lush score; and to Josh Tomar, introduced late into the project yet he delivered an outstanding performance within minutes of me asking him.
Further thanks go to the Newgrounds Team for their support of this work, and to all Newgrounds users who do the same (including Mr GUS, who is highly underrated: be sure to see his latest http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/483436 and vote for it in this year's Treasure Hunt).
Any other great participants that come to light will be remembered here equally.

Cheers!

Reviews


DraggoDraggo

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 22, 2009

I'm in awe.

That was a truly glorious creation you bestowed on us. The storytelling was clear, witty and understandable, the art style reminded me so much of those old watercoloured books that I read when I was a kid, and the story was so deep I had to take spelunking equipment.

Thankyou.


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AdamCook responds:

Hahaha, that's a great metaphor that I'm kicking myself for not putting in!
I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Thank you, too, for the review!


alk3cultistalk3cultist

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 22, 2009

A good read all around

it was funny but in a more sophisticated fashion it wasn't like most things you see these days that are only about fucks and farts...I love it! Keep up the work!


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qmsimonqmsimon

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 23, 2009

Amazing

That was by far the most entertaining piece I have seen on Newground in a long while. I absolutely loved it. The artwork was beautiful and the concept was simple. I would love to see more of your work! Great job :D


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FlashHoundFlashHound

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 31, 2009

Brilliantly Executed!

I can't believe I missed this when it came out. Despite not being animation this was both well done and unique I highly recommend that everyone give it a watch. I loved the dialogue which was both intelligent and entertaining at the same time. I hope that we see more of these in the future.


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AdamCook responds:

Cheers for your support!
We all tried something fairly unique that a lot of people probably aren't used to, but we're really glad it's finding an audience and entertaining smart viewers like yourself!
Hopefully more books will come out of the Storybook Collab, and we'll definitely work to produce more great work for your enjoyment in the near future!


MerkusMerkus

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 21, 2009

Truly a piece of art.

This sir, is by far the best animation piece I have seen yet on this site. The entire approach was splendid by far. I truly could prattle on and on about this animation. However, I will simply leave you with a 10/10. If there a higher rating to give I would give it.


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AdamCook responds:

Haha, thank you very much for enjoying and supporting our work! I'm really glad it struck such a chord with you, and I wouldn't have minded if you prattled on 'til the cattle came home, but in the meantime I'll work on producing new improved projects that'll give you even more to talk about!

Cheers!