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Shoo Fly

rated 4.40 / 5 stars
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Comedy - Original

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Mar 30, 2006 | 2:26 AM EST
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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.




Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Amazing Animation

One of the best !frame by frame animations I've seen, good job!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Why are you so good?

Awesome work man. The art is amazing as usually, music quality kicks and it always seems fresh and original. Great stuff man and I hope to see more.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Beautifully done. I agree with the style and music being great. You dont find much of the greatness that is the epic sound of orchestral art anymore. Please keep it up.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I like it :)

I liked your style and the music. Keep it up!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Antdigger, that is some serious nitpicking. Lighten up and don't mark it down so much because of the person's choice of style. It's a wonderfully animated, very funny piece. It looks terrific, and the style is just fine for what it is; who says that everything has to look completely different?

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