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Apr 20, 2009 | 10:28 PM EDT
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While you load, feel free to read these comments, and also check out the collaborators' sites down below for more great work.
Be sure to TURN UP YOUR VOLUME!
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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


WeAreRiotWeAreRiot

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 23, 2010

wow...

this would have worked even if you put it to a short storie. ever thought of it?


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AdamCook responds:

Well, it began as a short story, and I just plotted it so it would work well visually.
It's great that you enjoyed the story as much on its own merits as in its Flash context. I hope to write more great stories in the near future, not all of which will become projects, so I'm happy to hear you like my work!

We're very glad you enjoyed our project; many thanks for your review and your support!


MasinggunMasinggun

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 27, 2009

More power to you my friend..!!

The whole story was a blast! It has a great storyline and the animation was really great. The whole idea of the story was really true and smashing..! I say. Please do create more of this kind of story


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BillZomonoBillZomono

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 11, 2009

Like a Childrens' book for Adults

Very well done with good use of voice overs.


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AdamCook responds:

I'm very glad you like our style and appreciate our abilities! Hopefully you'll check out some of our other projects, and our future works, too!

Thanks for reviewing!


RosettRosett

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 17, 2010

A great story.

This was greatly entertaining. A high starndard of english, and art. Pulled off well by the speaaker and put together in a handy flash.

A 10/10 and truely deserving it.


AdamCook responds:

Thank you very much, we really enjoyed making it and are glad to know you enjoyed viewing it! Here's hoping you'll check out our future works!
Cheers for the great rating and review!


ThoughtduskThoughtdusk

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 22, 2009

Wow

Great use of language and fantastic pronunciation! The abstract illustrations was brilliant and the style of having it like a book was awesome.
Truly genius!


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