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Apr 29, 2012 | 8:33 AM EDT
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This was made for the open round of the Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation. The theme was "discovery of time travel."

This is the first time I've participated in anything like this, so I ended up working like crazy in case I didn't finish in time. It turns out, after spending pretty much all my free time working and temporarily forgetting about having a social life, I got it done right on time. See, I'm actually leaving to go to Waterloo for the Skills Ontario 2D animation competition soon, where I will only have access to a computer while I'm working on my animation for that competition, so I wouldn't be able to work on my NATA entry. My entry is done now, though, so I no longer need to worry about that.

As for the theme, I didn't want to do a typical time travel story, so I interpreted the theme a little differently. I recalled that scene from Back to the Future 2 where Doc draws a graph showing multiple timelines for Marty. I took this idea where, rather than moving along the forwards/backwards axis (x), I would move along the timelines axis (y), or in the case of this video, squish them all together into one timeline using a package that was supposed to be delivered to the mad scientist next door. It's a stretch in terms of adherence to the theme, but I think it still works.

Anyway, it looks like NATA's going to be a blast this year. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's entries!



Rated 5 / 5 stars April 29, 2012

lool too many Sari.. (that was so scary O_O)
nah jk! I know your little sister can be evil sometimes but she's a good person in the inside.. :P

anyway I really enjoyed this submission.. and I would like to see more from you.
your animations style is awesome man! (saying it many times is not enough :P)
GL with NATA! ^^

Pahgawk responds:

Haha, trust me, it is very scary :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 29, 2012

Sari, I'm sorry.

Pahgawk responds:

When I ran the idea for this movie by her, I left out the ending. She still hasn't actually seen the whole thing yet. This will be interesting when she gets home :)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars April 29, 2012

I love the way you used color here, and the story concept is a cool idea. Your choice of music was great too, it really fit the film. Good job.

Pahgawk responds:

Thanks! ...the colour thing started as a way for me to save time drawing all the frames but turned out to have an effective second purpose. Glad to see it worked out well!


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 29, 2012

Wow, beat me by a long shot, I'm pretty sure you don't have to worry about making it past the open round sir because you sure pwned!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars April 29, 2012

That was awesome! I'm amazed at how much you've been able to accomplish during such a short period. The only thing that I can think of when it comes to constructive criticism is that I didn't really find it clear what you and your sister (?) were fighting over until the end. Maybe you could've made that more clear with a silhouette shot of the missing pen or something like that, but it might just be me that wasn't observant enough.

Just one more thing... doesn't your entry have to be tagged with "nata2012open" to be considered a submission? Can't see that tag at the moment. It would be a shame if all that hard work were to go to waste :(

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Pahgawk responds:

Oh wow I can't believe I forgot that. Thanks so much for reminding me!

Yeah, I guess I left it a bit too unclear at first. I was originally planning to try to make it look like they wanted the timeline merger device so that there would be more of a misunderstanding about what they were fighting for, but I guess I just confused things a bit too much.

Thanks for the review! I can't wait to see yours :)