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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 5 / 5 stars

So Amazing!

I watched this about a year ago for the first time and was blown away. The animation is superb and the connection between the movements and music is dead on! I love your work!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Omg!! >.> Anime!!! quality thats like so rare i dont think anyone on newgrounds has done something that was this good. I swear you could pass this off as an anime. I love your work and i hope you continue to make flashes as Pensuke would say "Yahho, watashi wa kattaze~!" woot


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love you.

I was in anticipation of another of your works since FFA+, and I was sorely disappointed that you hadn't made any flashes in a long time after that one. But this is great! If I was gay or wasn't a guy I'd marry you. Make more! (By the way! What's your frame rate?)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


That was amazing. It was anime/manga style drawing but the animation was so full and fluid like a more western influence. I now love this mixture of styles. I hope to see a lot more of this type of thing in the future.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Just how memorable is this movie?

I was swatting flies in my apartment today, and I spontaneously started whistling Ichijya Tetai, even though I haven't watched this movie in the past year.

This movie leaves an impression ^_^.

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