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Marilyn the Goth

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Author Comments

- Better title
- Larger size (1300x900)
- More than one hairstyle
- More clothes

This dress-up was made mostly by me. AlexanderTheInsane just edited the Newgrounds preloader. I figured he'd be better at making it look better than me, so... you get the idea!

If any you enjoyed this, feel free to suggest any additions and I might make it happen.

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loved it but the socks go over the shoes and the clothes and stuff.

but it was fun.

maybe some music?


it's to big for my screen,
how do I make it smaller, and no I can scroll.
I have a demo of the new beta for windows.
I need help I wanna play =0


the purple sopcks don't move

Midian responds:

I wish I could fix that right now, but I can't. The folder containing the dress up .fla files on my computer was deleted by a curious/bored 9 year-old brother of mine who didn't know what the fuck he was doing! To make matters worse, I can't get AlexanderTheInsane to send me a copy of the .fla I sent him, because his hard drive was damaged by his overheated laptop! He PM'ed me saying that he can't get the hard drive repaired, and he had to buy a new one!

So yeah! We pretty much have to rebuild the whole god damn thing! But this time, it won't look as poor as it is now. This time, AlexanderTheInsane is going to work on the art because he's now a much better artist than me.

Version 2 is about 30% complete. I'll make sure that the little brat doesn't touch my computer again, and I'll pray to Christ that AlexanderTheInsane's computer won't fuck up again!

... Oh, and I'll make sure that the purple socks will move when you click on them.

not bad

for a dress up game its ok. not that many parts though, all i did was take her clothes off then i got bored. if you added music, more parts and more people to dressup, also moving parts (just animate the MC's and they can be dragged in the same way) it should get a pretty decent score. one of my 1st flashes was a dressup but i worked at it and got a 3

keep it up

A typical non-conformist dress-up doll...

Graphics: A nice first effort. Alexander's proportioning is a bit off, with points and curves in slightly odd places, and lines subtly conflicting with each other instead of working together to suggest a unified shape. You see a lot of drawings like this from new or young artists... The good news is, it's the sort of thing that one gets better at, with practice.

Style: Goth can be cool. And some of the clothes Alex has given this doll are kinda fun. I liked the striped shirts. Unfortunately, I used to download kiss dolls all the time, so I've seen all this before.

For your next goth doll, Alexander, try giving the shirts different-lengthed hemlines. Maybe add some folds or wrinkles to the cloth. Some of the clothes should hang off of the model's body in places. Very few, if any of the garments, should truly be skin-tight.

Also, name your doll. It's a small thing, but giving your character a name would have helped a lot. A submission entitled like "Dora VenomLace" or something is much more interesting than "Random Goth Submission #3." A little thing like a name, and hints of a lifestyle, (What's her favorite food? Add one to the doll.) can add loads of personality to an otherwise mediocre doll.

Interactivity: Everything works, and although the garments are skin-tight, they line up well enough. IMHO, snap-on is the way to go, but some traditionalists enjoy the simpler method.

Overall: Average doll. You can tell some effort was put into making this. But it wasn't anything remarkable, and the drawing style looked very rough and inexperienced. That comes with the territory, though.

If I were you, Alexander, I'd call this submission a success, and start up a whole new doll. One with a completely different pose and everything. Maybe try copying an artist whose style you already respect. It'll teach you a TON of subtle things about anatomy, perspective, and suggesting a 3D shape that are difficult to learn any other way.

Those HOW-TO-DRAW books would be a big help too, if you're not too proud to learn from the anime and disney conformists. ;)

Best of luck to you in the future, Alex. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Midian responds:

AlexanderTheInsane is a decent artist; I checked out his work in his MySpace and thought they were pretty good. Though odd as it may seem, he did not draw the girl you saw in our submission, but only the girl in the preloader. It was I, Midian, who drew the main girl and all the clothes & accessories, plus inserting the actionscripts and text.

You're right about the title. Perhaps I should change it into something more eye-catching. And I should give the clothes and hair a realistic touch up, and the background could be something better than purple fire trace-bitmapped. I'll try to find some time adding some shading to the girl. But since I'm new with flash, this may take a while.

Thanks for the review!

Credits & Info

2.06 / 5.00

Apr 9, 2007
2:20 PM EDT