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Lina the VAMPIRE Ep. 01

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Dec 22, 2004 | 5:53 PM EST

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Last year, I made this cartoon for my mother and about my mother for last Christmas. It's a short action-packed satire on her blood collection job. I didn't post it last year for many reasons:

1. This was originally not made or intended for Newgrounds. This was a personal cartoon made for a member of my family, and out of respect for them, I did not want to immediately make their cartoon just another showcased item for the general public.

2. Too many Matrix parodies last year anyways - and I know a lot of people were getting sick of those. I was going to do a Blade parody, but she didn't watch that movie.

3. You'd probably have to know my mom or understand the angst of collecting blood for insurance companies to get the joke. As you can see, I'm aiming at a large demographic.

4. After a while, I totally forgot about posting it up here anyways. I finally remembered when I was browsing Newgrounds a few minutes ago and figured "I have time." Apparently, my parents don't mind being put on Newgrounds anyway.

Anyways, a sequel is already in the works and I may post that up here too in a year's time. If I get a good response, I may post dad's last-year cartoon up here as well before this year/week is through. I'm not asking for big votes - just a little respect in the reviews, is all.

QUICK ANSWERS: I'm not ripping off any other than the first two Matrix movies. Anything else is a coincidence. Also, this is not my best animation effort, just an early one. And I forgot to credit "Final Fantasy VIII" for their drum roll music. Also, yes, that's Scrooge. And I made a cartoon because it's actually easier than shopping for her.

And Lina's pronounced "LEE-NAH."

And she's a VAMPIRE by abbreviation and because she takes blood. Not because she's a literal vampire. Read the thing at the beginning.

Well, back to work.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

"With a smile..."

Loved it! I thought it would be kinda' dull since it was a personal flash - they're usually too obscure or vague with too many private, "in-family" jokes to make much sense - but the humor in this was very easily accessible to just about anyone. The only familiarity you need is with the Matrix movies, at least a little, and it makes sense. Cute job, excellent use of the Matrix mythos & blending of key scenes from the two relevant movies. Keep 'em coming! :-)


Rated 0 / 5 stars

i didn't like it.

and i don't see why my review was deleted for saying so.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


he's like I'm gonna die and he opens his eyes and she's already done drawing blood =p

though I can understand the needle phobia

you did good ^_^


Rated 5 / 5 stars


That's really sweet that you made this for your mom. :D

And I can see it from the crybaby's point of view. I hate needles. D8

Last time I went to the ER, they took my blood. I cried like a baby the whole time.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Something called author comments.

"And she's a VAMPIRE by abbreviation and because she takes blood. Not because she's a literal vampire. Read the thing at the beginning."

Hopefully this lessens the amount of "OMG where are the vampires?"

It was a feel-good fun flash. Well done.