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TIMELESS (NATA '12)

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rated 4.41 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Drama
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future
time
travel
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Uploaded
May 11, 2012 | 1:53 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged May 13, 2012
  • Weekly Users' Choice May 16, 2012
  • Daily Feature May 12, 2012

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Author Comments

EDIT: Cool! Thanks you guys for the Daily First, Weekly First and Front Page! Couldn't have done it without you guys!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you "Timeless", the first flash animation that took me only one week to create. This was for the NATA 2012 opening round theme, Discovering Time Travel!
INFO:
Animation Program- Adobe Flash CS4
12 FPS (That's why it's a little slow)
I suppose your wondering what the kcuf is going on in this cartoon. The basic synopsis is a scientist wants to find a cure for his wife, finds a time machine and travels to the future. He soon discovers that he can't cheat his way by skipping ahead of time. This time void thingie he's in is a blank field where the laws of physics and time don't apply. This scientist now has to wait for the present to catch up with him. Sort of like writing a book, you can't go far ahead or you'll end up with blank pages. Finally, he goes crazy in a matter of days and starts drawing everywhere.
The main focus is the story, not the animation quality. I'd prefer to see what you guys interpret in terms of a story(I haven't spoiled much of the details) because I've left openings for your own conclusions.
Well that's enough talk from me! Don't forget to rate 5!
-Mike Southmoor

Reviews


JerrodStormJerrodStorm

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very beautiful, and very stylistic. It quite a few watch throughs to find where the mechanics and time savers start to show through. It was a very unique concept, time being like a story book, written a page a day, unable to "skip ahead". However, I don't think that same idea, which you had written about in the author comments, was conveyed clearly to the audience. Most people understood that he tried to travel in time to help his spouse, but weren't really sure whether he traveled forward or backward until the end (or at least, that's how I thought the first time I saw the video). And I wouldn't have caught the idea of Time being like a book in progress, unless I had read all the way through your commentary.
All that said, don't think that I think you did a bad job. It was a wonderful story, and very touching, something I'd really like to see more of on newgrounds.


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agentbryanx360agentbryanx360

Rated 5 / 5 stars

sad D: but really good thumbs up :D



ThatNerdyKidThatNerdyKid

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Off we go my friend
lost in time to mend
without hope, help, or choice
we lose our grasp and voice
and meet a brand new end.

From time we are free,
Cannot speak, hear, see, or touch,
Empty entity.

Broken through the wall,
Found a brand new sight.
Finding knowledge, standing tall,
Want to learn with all your might,
Can bring back the truth and break it,
The secret is there, so take it.

There's a break from time,
The world is not prime,
Unfocused deaf and blind,
Locked inside the mind,
The universe, open on all sides,
Find the idea where it hides,
Running from both sky and sea,
Vacant of humanity.
-SilverWhirl, 2010


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lebbertjlebbertj

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was very moving.



xxnitramxxxxnitramxx

Rated 5 / 5 stars

plot is fucking amazing, all my 5 r belong this, i think the moral is:
"do what you have to do before what you want to do"