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Behind the Magic

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Feb 10, 2006 | 6:52 AM EST

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The initial message in this commentary was a little rash, but it was needed while the movie was still under judgement due to common prejudice putting the fate of this submission in peril.

Behind the Magic started from a conversation i had over MSN Messenger with someone else who asked about the history of the CC. I dramatised while talking about it and ended up setting what i had said aside to make it into a cartoon.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


i usually look at the author's other submissions before i watch the movie;if i recognise some of his other work that i know is good i get my hopes up about the current submission to be just as good or even are one of the really good ones as i recognised you from your r&f movies,which i really enjoyed.but when i saw the pic and in your profile that you joined the clock crew i almost screamed:noooo,not you!don't go to the dark sideee!
i was affraid you'd given up on doing good movies and joined those"death to it"crappy genre of clock movies.still,when i saw the movie,i was pleaseantly surprised to see it was really good.what made laugh the most wasn't the movie itself,but the ng viewers who was funny how the clock supporters took this as a tribute and gave it a 5 because they thought you promoted the cc and the clock haters thought you were bashing it,ALSO giving you a 5 because they thought you were saying"clock crew sux0rz!yeeeah!".so,in the end,ypou were unknowingly pleasing both masses because of the ambiguity of the message it was,as a normal person watching this and not a supporter/hater(usually hate cc submissions,but that isn't a criteria to vote a movie,the ppl that have preconcepted ideas about movies and don't rate fairly are immoral and should never be here in the first place) i have to say it was really enjoyable,nice,fliud animation,the length isn't a problem as long as it get's the point across and the voices were really good and in sync,thus the 10 in sound and the graphics because..well,you drew the clocks like they look like with a few of your own touches that made them look even better.anyway,i dunno if it really was such a good ideea to join cc,but as long as you're happy with your decision,it's all that matters.just continue to be yourself and chug up some of those good movies of yours and i'll continue to be a loyal viewer.
p.s.:i know that the cc have made some good movies,but i haven't seen any submitted for 2 months or so when i started to vote in the portal entry;this entry also was probably saved for an unfair vote because i know you're a good artist and won't let me down and by 1 good clock submission:reporterclock's,that was unusually good and made me ponder about the cc real intentions.i really believe that the spam movies like death to it or "clock day",anti-clock day and sylvester k day were sent by fake clocks,but i can't really tell since there is no way for us outsiders to know who is a real member and who not,but still,you made me happy with this and will continue to tolerate crappy cc wannabes submissions,hoping that a real artist like you or reporterclock will come along and make me smile.good day.

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stoners-lunchbox responds:

Thanks for the extensive review. I really needed food for thought tonight, after all the shallow mided reviews i had to read and rebuttle to.

As for "who i've become" don't worry. I'm still old me. Just with a ClockCrew membership. I will still animate Ratbag & Furball and i will still keep improving on my style and flash skills.

You're right. I DID aim at pleasing both masses. But i really DID mean to support the ClockCrew. I simply said what many true Clocks already know: That even though Strawberry likes to stick around, he initially thought that Orange, Raspberry and Albino were crazy.

As usual i insterted my "bastard" touch into the movie. That's something i'd never leave out... :P

ClockCrew's intentions are not to declare war amongst Newgrounders. Moreover, they actually want to animate as a team and deliver great content to you guys. Unfortunately due to prejudice driven by too many crap entries throws even the good ones out of the window...

I'll always do my best to produce good animations. I'll keep improving, but i just can't tolerate prejudice. I got a lot of that for this submission and that's exactly why i animated this flash. That is the feedback i was expecting, because it proved that people don't watch the films before voting. They just click zero and call you a "Faggot fuck" despite of who you are.

Why do you think i made the move in the first place? I did my research and watched every clock film there was to watch. The talent is there. So are spammers. The thing is that every entry should be judged individually when it's not. That totally sucks and i just showed that it's a true flaw.

Thanks for helping me bring that much out and i hope to hear more from you in the near future, when i release my next cartoon.

Massimo Andrew Maitan--

P.S.: I support the ClockCrew but it still has nothing on me. I'm a team member. Not an ass kisser.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

yeah fuck you in the asses clock crew!

alright, a movie that show strawberryclock hating the position of king of the portal

stoners-lunchbox responds:

He doesn't "hate" the ClockCrew, let alone his so called "position" in it. I just had a bit of fun portraying him as a case of Skitzofrenia lettin lose what he initially thought about the ClockCrew. After all, if i didn't exaggerate his reaction a little (?) it wouldn't have been funny, ow would it?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Great animation and a wonderful idea for the flash. I thought the voices were really good and this flash at a total was really well made. Well done to you on this and congratulations on making the front page.

stoners-lunchbox responds:

Thanks! I'm wrapped about it too!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was...wonderful

That was the greatest thing i've seen in a while. Man....The speed was just great.

stoners-lunchbox responds:



Rated 5 / 5 stars


It's just amazing how original you can be. Good work, mate.

stoners-lunchbox responds:

Thanks, mate. I do what i can to come up with something new all the time. ;)