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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!
Questions about words? Please USE DICTIONARY.COM!
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


Oddity89Oddity89

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 6, 2009

Awesome!

The story is hilarious, the art well-done, and I haven't seen anything in a "storybook" format on Newgrounds before. Excellent work.


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AdamCook responds:

Thank you very much for the praise!
Hopefully we'll see more great projects come out of the Storybook Collab in the near future:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1 003968

So you're an aspiring artist? You should definitely break out and start submitting some work, get yourself out there! I wasn't expecting to make this project, I just launched into it for a hoot and it's ended up being a great success and more importantly was a fun experience the whole way through.
You've got nothing to lose in expressing yourself, and if you want to put your skills towards a bigger project you could check out with some of the writers for the Storybook Collab to see if there's a cool story out there you could illustrate.

Anyway, hope you do really well whatever route you take!
I'll keep trying to entertain and maybe one day you'll make something to entertain me!


DomoMan13DomoMan13

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 3, 2011

this is amazing

i love the animations concept and the art and the man speaking in an eloquent sophisticated and disillusioned way and its great how you put in youtube and loling and
still sounded intelligent i mean the character really spoke to me and if he had a name i wouldn't forget it hands down one of my favorite animations here


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KrashTheStampeadKrashTheStampead

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 3, 2009

Brilliant

Very Well done. From the style to the wonderful voice acting I was pleased. I really enjoyed the ending too. Keep up the great work and I hoope to enjoy more in the future.


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AdamCook responds:

We'll certainly keep delivering for some time to come, and hopefully we'll satisfy your expectations!
Cheers for the great comments!


LordXavierBritishLordXavierBritish

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 22, 2009

God Yes.

Great.

Great art, great story, great voice acting.

Good good good.

Some of the humor felt a bit forced, but this is definetly one of the better projects on Newgrounds.


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GalagaRXGalagaRX

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 22, 2009

AWESOME!

It's lika a child fairy tale, without the fairies xD + alcohol + a big and personality trouble Kong = EPIC WIN! XD
It was a pretty deligthfull tale ^^
I LOVE EM! xD
COOL VOICES, COOL DRAWINGS!
10+


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AdamCook responds:

HAHAHAHA!!! You've got FANTASTIC enthusiasm! I'm glad this appealed to you so much. Yeah, I really liked playing with the classic tropes and clubbing them with quirks until they spoke my language!

Thanks for your enjoyment and energy!