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Apr 9, 2010 | 12:16 PM EDT
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At this point, the stickweeklies started getting better due to an influx of talent from outside sources. This week's theme was Elements. Keep in mind that these are fairly old, and the original fla's have been lost so most changes that are suggested are impossible. Don't forget to visit www.theanimplanet.com

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TheElSalvadorTheElSalvador

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

That response kind of bugged me...

"Stick animating is the purest form of animating. It's for people who want to focus on the animation talent rather than the artwork. "

What is animation if not art? You can't just pass off artwork as a secondary component or something separate. I think you need to check your personal feelings when reading reviews. If you didn't want to be judged you wouldn't have put it up for people to see. Sorry, it was alright but don't bag on someone's opinion just because you're biased towards your own work.

I accept that there will always be stick animations but sticks seems very entry level to me. Sure it's great for getting the basics down, you guys even throw some more advanced techniques in there(not advanced as I've seen in some stick animations) but think about a total gorgeous designed character with those sorts of movements. Yeah it'd be much more challenging, but don't get defensive over someone that doesn't drool over basic stick characters.

What affects a score? Technical ability? Yes. But so does the overall feeling you get while watching it. Some people love sticks, some don't. You can't ask someone not to watch it because it's out here on the internet... it's for all to see and review and score as they see fit.

At the end of the day it's still sticks. That goes so far, and I'm sure it's fun to do... but what cartoons do you see on TV that are stick figures? None, because anyone can do it. Don't get me wrong, I love animating and having fun with it... that's what it should be about but you can't expect everyone to be in love with a few lines and a circle as much as you are.

All that said; I enjoyed it for what it was, and some of the elemental effects were pretty darn cool.


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TheAnimPlanet responds:

You are probably right. I did sorta blow up at him and he is entitled to his opinion. I just don't like it when our hard work gets discredited because of the type of animation that we do. Simplified characters for advanced movements. We are amateur animators, to be honest. Most of these guys aren't even 16 yet. We aren't working for Disney or Pixar, and it seems a bit ridiculous that something which has become a GENRE of animating is automatically voted down. It's sort of like listening to a punk rock song and downing it just because it's punk rock. It seems bad but people still do it.

I'll forget about it though. I guess I'm taking it a bit personal. It just always bothered me about Newgrounds. And maybe anyone CAN do stick animating, but not a lot of people can do it and make it really interesting. But I appreciate the little lesson and I do agree with you with the last part. There aren't cartoons that are stick figures on TV. But at an amateur level I just that out of 10, people wouldn't dock 4 points primarily because it was stick figures. Now if we didn't have any backgrounds, music, theme, or nice movements, that'd be a different story.....


mrFranticmrFrantic

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good

It's like Powder game!



HiStoneHiStone

Rated 5 / 5 stars

AWSOME

i LOVES STICKMAN COLLABS the Terkoiz ones ooh yeah gooood times goooo times *thinks back*



Zero863Zero863

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Rofl nice

I actually loved this flash, but a few things caught my eye....(s)

First, you only introduced Wind....technically. I understand each one was obvious, but the last one (Yellow) was not. Was he lightning? Or Sun? Eitherway, introducing characters like you did with Wind worked out well.

Second, Beck? Really? lol. It's a fighting flash, I guess a feel-good song works well with it. XD

Third, your elements kind of went whacky. I think you could def. do some more flashes with these stick figures, but stick to some main elements. I.E. Japanese or Chinese elements. When you get into Ice, Electricity, and others, it gets confusing.

I really did love this flash tho, wooT wooT for beck!



vyndrelvyndrel

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

great!

heh on Endos aperently love is an element :D


TheAnimPlanet responds:

Reference to Captain Planet.