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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.
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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


StalagmiteStalagmite

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 21, 2009

one of a million

this is one in a million. .this is a nugget of pure gold. the writing was excellent, the voice acting was very good... I would love to hear which voices where tomamotos though. i could barely recognise any of the voices! your writing skills... well... let me put it like this. I HATE ENGLISH and failed at school because i despised stories and poetry. But for some reason i love it for the first time. well done. pure gold man. you SO have a career ahead of you. KEEP IT UP!


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TekaslimaTekaslima

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 28, 2009

Very nice

I liked very much.
It diserves a 10.


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AdamCook responds:

Thank you very much! Hope we'll continue to entertain you in the future!


mk1fishmk1fish

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 18, 2009

Nice

Very different. very classic.


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AdamCook responds:

Thank you so much, man! Hope we can serve up more great work for you in the near future!


doomsdaydoggysdoomsdaydoggys

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 21, 2009

Heres the thing.

The reason I loved this so much was not only becsue it was a funny and heartwarming story (despite the end). But it was tottally unique.
A story? in flash? Awesome!
Kudos to the narrator whos voice was as clear as a crystal and I could hear every word, and understand them perfectly.
A well deserved 10

P.S. Fantastic little tale.


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whatevwhatev

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 2, 2010

Wonderful.

This was brilliant. Between the simple humor tastefully placed and the wonderful and unique artwork, the whole work was very good. I'm not normally one for sitting through narrated stories, but this one kept me interested.

Great work. ^...^


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