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The Future Wasn't There

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Sep 17, 2009 | 12:32 AM EDT

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A movie about longing, dreams, loss, and time travel. AWESOME.

So I made this movie a few years ago. It was finished just before I started work on AwesomeRaptor. It remains the longest flash movie I've ever made. There is no dialogue, and it originally didn't even have music. And that's the main reason I never uploaded it.

But it has music now! Thanks to Chris Zito's (amazing NG voice actor and pretty cool artist too) massive music library, I was able to tune this thing up with some... tunes.

I really hope you guys like it, but if not... that's cool. Let me know what you think!

EDIT: Thanks for daily third and front page! I love you Newgrounds, and your leader Tom Fulp. <3

Also, to all you guys claiming the movie has no ending... it does. Know that part where the movie stops and the replay button appears? That's the end. The story has an intentionally ambiguous conclusion that is meant to inspire personal interpretation and conversation. Any more traditional ending I could've included would've robbed the viewer of the opportunity to really think about the movie's message. Thanks for watching!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great Work

Very good, I just wish there was more of an ending, felt like a lot of build up for not much of a climax. Though the narrative kinda fell in some places, the story's perfect. Great work.

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spanio responds:

Thanks for watching! I guess I just always liked the idea that you don't get to know what happened next.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

My Ending

My ending would be that fact that he just blew himself up in the end :P


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


well i liked how it flowed. It told a story without the use of words, like one of those old black and white silent films.

But i can't tell, it looked like he esploded or went back in time. I can't tell. Though what a messed up twist that would be if he just exploded and it ends there lol.

But i liked it. =3

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spanio responds:

The ambiguity is intentional. I wanted people to be able to interpret the ending however they wanted. Traveling through time is a metaphor in this story anyway, so showing the actual act take place (I think) would ruin that.
Thanks for watching!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice job!

Entertaining, a reasonably clever story with a nice plot turn at the end.

Good animation too. Well done.

(The music choices were a little bland, but that doesn't matter too much.)

spanio responds:

Thanks for watching. Sorry about the music... I just didn't want to upload a silent movie.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


love it great how u showed emotionality .

spanio responds:

Thanks for watching!