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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

The dramatic timing is perfect, and the animation looks great and works well. All around an awesome video.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it. really funny.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

"Final Fantasy A+" was a tough act to follow, but you did it! I only wish this was longer. I did look up Mickey Mousing! Thank you for making me learn about that. I was so impressed by the animation. You really did show a lot in a brief time.

I love how you show something so mundane like this. It helps that the music is incredible. You won all the awards, just like last time. You deserve your popularity here. Please come back.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I remember watching this years ago. It's like watching an anime version of Tom and Jerry! xD

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

The animation is in a word, brilliant. Completely fluid and lifelike. 10 years since it was released and I still love it. ^^

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