To SmiLe

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First submission, first flash.
Just something i put together from playing around.



i am very impressed. the plot was deep and meaningful... the graphix were incredible! ive seen much worse crap frum so-called "experts". if this really is ur first toon, make alot more. if ure already this good, then a few more entries and ull be on the front page.

CoatHangerBabies responds:

thank you i didnt really think id get so many good reviews

This was a tad boring and i found it pointless.

It shows a depressing emotion, but most flash with depressing emotions useually make more sense. For example: Why was he so sad? Was it the eviroment he was in? The past? Useually stuff like this has a obvious message but i don't get the message in this. If you don't know the message yourself; then this flash was a waste of time. Anyway keep making flash, you're very good. And please remember, make flashes like these more obvious to the eye ;)

Defied expectations.

Oh great! Here it comes! The author says it's his first flash. Says he just "threw it together", while "playing around"! That usually guarentees crap... and what's this? White background!.... and what's this? I see a STICK FIGURE! Definite stick figure content! Any minute we'll see another one and they'll start fighting to a looped riff followed by a message telling me to vote 5, just watch, here it comes...

No wait, that's not happening. I'm actually being treated to an avant-garde silent movie. There's meaning here, and symbolism. Come to think of it, that stick figure has much more character than I was giving him credit for. He still used a looped song-byte, but at least it's not an annoying riff off a video game. I don't care what the author says, thought went into this! Effort went into this, defying all expectations. I could do with better graphics, but if wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets in the sea. The only real problem I honestly have with To-SmiLe, is it's a little long considering the substance we're being given to work with. We're given enough time to become bored with the graphics, and annoyed by the repetitive music.

The same movie, with the action sped up ever so sligntly, and a few careful cuts would have earned a 5 and 8, rather than a 4 and 6. Keep up the good work.

CoatHangerBabies responds:

wow thanks for the honest reply. i thought for sure that i was going to get blammed instantly... seeing how it was my first attempt at flash and all but yeah thanks for the positive feedback and all i appreciate it

Wow. Very good for your first try.

As most people would expect, I though I would see some shapes or some terribly draw character being thrown around a colorless background with some garbled sound effects.

....Instead, I get this very decient animation. I really like your graphics. They are very artistic and well done, don't change them. I believe your trying to send a message but I don't know what it is exactely. You may want to up your frame rate i looked like it was running on 12 fps but thats okay for begginers.

Your music choice fit with how everything was done. My only problem with it was how it looped. Not a very good loop but I got over it soon enough.

In conclusion I can only congraulate you on making your first piece of animation worth while.

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These kinds of animations need to be FBF. The animation looked a little cheesy when it was tweened. So try to some parts frame-by-frame next time it will look way better.

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1.83 / 5.00

Feb 6, 2005
7:24 PM EST
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