PeachLock makes a big speech on Flash production in the LL. Will this speech change the ways of LL forever? Find out at www.locklegion.org.
"On a more serious note:
The Lock Legion needs to learn a saying that taught me perhaps more than anything else:
Good artists deliver.
Look at all of the super popular CC movies that have thousands and thousands of views. On a technical level they are all absolutely terrible animation wise, but the fact is they were finished and submitted. In an extreme example, look at The Portal by MrSimon. Imagine if mrsimon had have posted those backgrounds and scenes piece by piece here. You guys would have torn him apart.
My point is even though they still "technically" weren't good, they still went on to become these mega idyllic popular movies that cemented their status on NG. It is extremely delicate saying this, but I daresay you people are placing too much emphasis on quality rather than quantity this time around.
Admittedly it took a while for me to break out of that shell. Around 2005 I had gotten so disillusioned with Flash because the growing standards of everyone else had pushed me into this corner of ultimate detail and realism, and the truth was I was never able to finish anything. Backgrounds would take hours and hours. Objects even more. It just wasn't sustainable. Mp3 helped break the habit by presenting to me the fact that for all the hours I spent making these fancy guns, they would only be shown as small objects that no one would really see. I mean, who's going to stop a movie just to zoom in on the guns? What was I thinking? By then I was already disillusioned and it wasn't until mid 2008 that I returned to flash and made Clocknam Tales in about a week.
I propose that you people stop being so obsessed with perfection, loosen your reins, say fuck it and actually go back to submitting something because it's better than doing nothing."