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Oct 25, 2011 | 7:50 PM EDT
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From Homestuck, on my webcomic, mspaintadventures.com.

Obviously makes more sense if you are caught up on the whole story, but hope you enjoy anyway!

edit: Thanks to those who've watched it and left comments. The small file size is just the loader, the rest of the movie is about 50 MB, hosted elsewhere on NG. Tom is graciously helping me host this file for my site, and since it's already on here, I thought it would be cool to drop it in the portal.

If you're watching this and already read Homestuck, thanks for following. If you're new to it, hope you like it and will consider checking out the story. There are many animations of this sort, making much more sense in context.

Reviews


BlobKingBlobKing

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars January 25, 2012

...I've never heard of this....

What in the hell? I don't even....

Well, it seems like this has to do with some web comic I've never heard of until now. Judging from the absolute randomness of the animation I'm not so sure I want to find out.

To the author of this saying, "Obviously makes more sense if you are caught up on the whole story, but hope you enjoy anyway" is a bit of an understatement. You should have just said if you haven't read the webcomic don't even bother watching.It's your own fault. You told me to enjoy watching it but didn't even bother explaining jack to me so why should I bother to enjoy it or understanding it since you won't bother? Why even bother giving an honest review, since webcomic fanboys will completely drown this out.

Well, I can see this obviously took a lot of time to make so I'll give it an honest review.

This was a ridiculously long animation. I'm not sure what the heck was going on but it could obviously have been shortened or summarized. There were long stretches of nothing but flashing images. I'm going to be honest. I'm not going to like an animation just because it takes forever to watch. Remember less is more. I was literally bored stupid by then end. I can only watch streams of never ending colors for so long.

Next problem is the consistency. Again I don't know if the drastic changes in art style has something to with the webcomic but it's distracting. The Animation fails for the same reason. Everything kept moving and changing but just because you have everything moving doesn't mean I'm not going to see mistakes. The animation was shaky, inconsistent, and mostly excessive. You could easily have focused on making a few things bearable rather than the entire thing sloppy. Don't get me wrong it's still pretty good but the change in quality every 5 seconds was more annoying if it had all been subpar.

I give this whole contraption a 5, because it's all I could give it. The animations good enough for what you were trying to show....Oh wait I have no idea what that is. Well the music certainly fitted the pacing... Oh wait I have no idea what the plot needed pacing. Well its was colorful and was nice to look at for a while, except for the fact that it kept going on and on.

Bottom line. If you knew this wasn't going to make sense to the average viewer, just say so. I could have said nice art and turned it off halfway through, but I kept expecting something to happen for it to make some kind of lasting impression to me. The sad thing is the league of +10ers and fanboys hyped praises for this so when I go to watch it I'm expecting something. Something that would blow me away. Not something trite and intentionally convoluded.



IIIDASHIIIDASH

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars October 30, 2011

Random

Great work! worthy of 10/10.....but If you're gonna put this much effort and time into something like this, please give it a story that we can all understand.



NickypickleNickypickle

Rated 2 / 5 stars November 4, 2011

[A] Review.

I don't want to literally bore you to death, you people of the art, music, commissioners, producers, editors, writers and creators... so here are my personal grading reviews.

Flash Overall: 4/10.
Flash Movement: 2/10.
Flash Overall Color and Shading: 8/10
Flash Track Colors: 8/10
Flash Secondary Colors: 3/10
Digital Art: 10/10
Flash Art: 7/10
Flash Music: 9/10
Flash Music Composite: 6/10
Flash Music Transition: 23/100
Overall Music: 7/10
Overall Track Speed: 4/10
Overall Quality/DV Module N Graphics: 33/50
Omniscient Rounded Shading: 3/10
Layer Shifting: 8/10
Composition Setting Module: 66/100
DVI Video Directory: 45/100
Sound Module: 0/10
Sound AVI:0/10
Sound Overall: 0/10
Sound Effect(e.g., bass, stray noises, etc.): 0/10
3rd Person Features(e.g., Title Screen) : 1/10
Loading Flash Module: 2/10
Storyline: 3/10
Copyrights/Protection Scams: 0/10
Advertisements: 0/10
Ending and Beginning: 3/10

Now for my written review.

This... this is both the great combination of both disturbing and interesting idealogical expressions. I loved this so much. I loved it in enormous amounts of respect in any way possible. Everything was just.... Un-perfect. Yes. Un-perfect. This is one of the most ethical, creative and unique idea's I have ever seen in my life; regardless there were humongous amounts of fatal errors that damaged this idea, crumpled it up, and threw it in the shit pile. Literally, I'm not saying this is bad, or anything like that. But... were the programmers or editors on crack that day? Do any of you, anyone who worked to create this (obviously not created with a solo-operative editor) know how to use soft keyframes in motion? This could have ever been the most fantastic edition of Newgrounds showcase franchise and half of what it was meant to be was screwed up by others and simple-minded videographers. Depending on what program you or anyone used to assemble such pieces of art should be cautious in logical flash movement operations. Don't think it ends there- The title screen... after I saw it I literally said in my mind: "What the fuck.". The loading screen does not prior to anybody, considering it takes as long as a 50 year-old man to shit in a bathroom filled with bundles of newspaper from the 1960's. After the whole movie, I was so shocked, but with mixed feelings. Was this good, or bad? Creative, or selflessly slapped into a video compromise? There was no credits at ALL, which was very disappointing. I waited about 5 minutes for it to come, then I realized that there was none, and there was no ending scene. Just a window of sight broken into the depths of hell, embossed in the creation of the sun and moon, time and space, fire and torture. The music was slightly okay, although the transition could use a bit of work, seeing that there is about 4 seconds in between the scenes where there is no sound at all. Which brings me to another situation: sound. THERE IS NO SOUND! WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD SET UP SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND ADD ABSOLUTELY NO SOUND? I may be very childish to use caps at a time like this, but this is just inconceivable madness. No weaponry sounds, no planetary explosions, no Onomatopoeia, no anything. Maybe thats just how this flash is, but thats your loss of anything, by far of what I care at all. The art of mediocre, really. The pixelation was downgrading, but it was a nice touch. Graphics, even at high, can't become awesome as they are today.

So I am telling you right now, just now... that all of you have unique momentary mental sights. But these elements are essential in order to succeed at a much higher rate in fast flash. Artwork doesn't grow on trees, I tell you that. This was a very nice try, and a very anime-like scene; I like that. But you all must add more and use more fortification. Use more physics. And you all will become great as I call myself a great review performance writer. Thank you, and good night.

(P.S. On the loading screen, (which took inevitably long) it said: 'Upgrading Aluminum towels'. LOL.)

4/10, 3/5

~Nickypickle



ShammybabyShammybaby

Rated 1 / 5 stars October 30, 2011

Just my opinion

I wish you did these things with Problem Sleuth. I could never get into homestuck from following Problem Sleuth and years later I still can't get into it. Clever use of thesaurus and throwing random words together lost its appeal after the first month of homestuck. I find its fanbase to be almost as bad as bronies now.

Now I'll go on to say- fifty megabytes? What the fuck? Dude compression, learn it. I see no graphical content in here that requires my bandwidth to eat 50MB.