Share Collapse

Author Comments

After ages of work it is FINALLY here, another movie inspired by thoughts, dreams and nightmares.

Punch up the volume and turn off the lights!

* Congratulations to Guardian527! He went to the lenghts of decoding the letters in the book and has unveiled the secret, read more below in the description.

* If the movie doesn't work please don't vote/review! I've already emailed Wade about it, you may email Wade as well.

* Also, so many of you have complained about the graphics, and especially the "Hand" (that dreaded hand!) SO, as some have suggested, I've added shading now, tada! (yes that is some pitiful update but its worth it). Success, the hand is updated!

* OH MY GOD! Frontpage! AND a Daily Award! I couldn't be happier!!

* My housemate and friend, who is also the french voice actor, has finally made a NG account, and now he's officially a co-author, his voice acting was wonderful and so he deserves this :)

* Thanks to everyone who wrote reviews, I'll check them out and respond after I continue my sleep (lol) and get back from college

* To everyone who did _big_ reviews, I really thank you for them! The reason I didn't respond to them is because, right now, I'm tired like never before, so I will definately reply after I get my rest, I apologize for the late response


Sorry if this was late, I can't believe how lazy I am, and I literally mean it -_-

The voice acting is not top notch but is somewhat good, my voice (The really really deep one) was intentionally sounding like that, and its not because I don't know how to talk correctly! It's just something that adds a touch to the movie's "atmosphere" if you know what I mean.. And it was hard enough to do that while speaking clearly. They say that hearing one's own voice is usually disliked, so maybe its just me who thinks that I suck, lol.

This will hopefully be the last flash piece I'll do for this year, I really have to get working on my college assignments and my project, heh is it just me because I'm really starting to get addicted to Flash and NG, lol

I only wish I can pat myself in the back but my arms are so tired from overworking on this damned thing, and I can't sleep until I read and reply to all the reviews I'm (hopefully) getting.. Oh but wait, I DID sleep!

I wanna thank Tom Fulp for making this great site, and w00t I'm on frontpage I just can't believe it, my first frontpage ever! Also I wanna thank everyone who voted and everyone who reviewed (again) because all the negative and positive things I read is what makes me a better flasher :)

Thank you NG !

== the hidden text ==
== unlocked by Guardian527 ==

I wanted to write a book that holds the memories I had left in me, before I leave for the trail of no return…

I won't tell where is that sentence supposed to be, but I think its quite easy to figure out


Well done

OK, let's start with first impressions:
Very first impression after watching the whole thing: "I'm going to have to watch this again, to get everything out of it". That's definitely a good thing.
Very professional, and superb use of sound & music to create a dark and scary atmosphere. Some of the graphics could be better (more so at the start - the hand in particular stands out, no shading - you might want to trace a jpg if you're planning on updating this). Good storyline, and, most importantly, a lot of depth to the plot.
*watches it again*
I like the use of French, with subtitles. It automatically creates an 'arty' feel.
Nice touch with the ear-splitting noises to make the viewer jump.
Animation is varied - again, I think it improves as the movie proceeds. The whole saw/corridor thing builds suspense nicely, and the 'sunshine' bits provide excellent contrast to the dark, destructive feel of the 'book' bits. The fact that violence is implied, rather than seen, is very clever, and really adds to the suspense.
Having watched this twice, I'm still not sure I fully understand the story... =)

In conclusion: the three main things that stand out in this for me are the depth, atmosphere, and the choice of music. In terms of suggestions, I'd say spend a bit more time on the graphics in the earlier part of the movie, before the book opens.

Well done on finishing your project, congratulations on a great movie, and good luck on getting awards/FPage.

People find this review helpful!
Xenosteel responds:

Yep that is one very good first impression!

I guess I should have shaded that hand, what the heck I’ll do it now! I got quite a lot of reviews saying they dislike the hand.

I myself am not sure why did I do the saw/corridor, but it just hit my head, and since its so original I thought I’d use it and see what other people see it as… I really liked what you said about the violence, great words of wisdom there :)

I think that next time I do a big movie I’ll try to hire a graphics artist, because even though I try I’m just not naturally talented at it [sigh]

Thank you for one very lovely review, it really points out things to me and gives some helpful advice, I thank you again my friend

very impressive concept, chilling

a couple of parts seemed repetative, but it is a very good tale!

Xenosteel responds:

repitativeness (if that is a word) reflects my own style in doing things

I'm glad you enjoyed the tale, and thanks :D

now thats a good flash... nice work mate

hey mate, just thought i'd say that was an AWSOME flash....i dun really make em or anything but that was definatly a favourite of mine, yeah i know, i should learn how to use it. Anyways that was an awsome piece...and look forward to the deleted scene..take it easy mate and good work!

Xenosteel responds:

I'm uploading the deleted scene as soon as this passes judgement, obviously if I upload it now some people might mistake it for a double-upload..

thanks a real bunch for the lovely complements =]


U just didn`t get a 5 from me because U could done better in the graphics, thats all, a round 4 to U

Xenosteel responds:

*sigh* you hit the nail right on the head, I'm not an experienced animator I suppose, still, a 4 is a very good vote!


thus this flash was saved

thanks to the brilliant people who have worked hard to make this flash possible. 5/5

Xenosteel responds:

Yippeeeeee! Thank you!
Oh yeah did I work hard on this allright, it was a pain I tell ya, but it finally payed off :D

Click on an icon to vote on this!

Credits & Info

3.84 / 5.00

Nov 8, 2004
5:39 AM EST
  • Daily Feature November 9, 2004