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Shoo Fly

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Anyhow, Shoo Fly is a work of "Mickey Mousing" (Google the term, my friends) to the One Piece OST track "Ichijya Tetai" ("One Hour Evacuation"). It follows a woman I call Nelly as she deals with an unwelcome fly. And that's about it. There's not much of a story to summarize.

It's been nearly two years since my last submission to Newgrounds, and what do I have to show for it? One minute of animation. This is more like 3 collective weeks worth of work, so don't get overexcited. The other hundred weeks or so were spent on irrelevant Flash and slacking in general.

Shoo Fly has the most intense frame by frame animation I've ever made, and as a result, I'm very tired of drawing Nelly. Tired of drawing, period. This experience has reinforced my decision to not pursue animation as a profession (maybe character design is more to my liking...). My mouse's left-click button is now a different color from the right-click button. EDIT: I'm sorry to have confused and dismayed some of you - I'm still going to animate stuff. Just not for a living.

Anyhow, you may notice there's a newer trackbar. It's a vast improvement over the one I designed for FFA+ - heavily inspired by Media Player Classic's interface. And by "heavily inspired," I mean "completely ripped off from." The thing will tell you how many seconds have loaded, so feel free to start watching whenever. You can also step through the animation frame by frame, speed through it at any rate (even backwards), and adjust the volume. Clicking the screen or pressing spacebar will toggle play/pause. The rest should be self explanatory.


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this is hella smooth holy hell

This animation is smoother than some stuff made even today, and this was made in 2006.

God, this animation is so smooth and filled to the brim with life! The choreography to the music was amazing. The level of detail in the interior of the house is outstanding. And I'm a big fan of the anime art style.

My favorite scene is when Nelly (the woman) goes complete ham in attempt to swat the fly because of how fast and fluid her movement is as well as the scenery in the background.

Mousekliks, wherever you are, just know that even after all these years, there are still people enjoying the animations you've made.

So fluid and full of life, outstanding stuff for something made in 2006

This is amazing. Super smooth and detailed, especially for 2006.

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4.76 / 5.00

Mar 30, 2006
2:26 AM EST
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