Shame by the Slice

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Update 08/08/07

I'm still replying to everyone, so reviews are greatly appreciated!

You may remember me as Elnoabnuxnux, author of the SAMV series. First and foremost, a deep apology to all of you who are STILL waiting for the continuation of that series. Even though it has been two years, I still get emails about it!!! I give you my word, it will be finished.

Now, on with the introduction!

Thank you for checking out the first installment of Shame by the Slice! While I was working on SAMV, I was trying to devise a way to really infuse some emotion, humanity and well, character to my characters. The big problem I was facing was that every character's face was stone still (except for their mouths) as they spoke. I'm a real perfectionist, and I wracked my brain on what I could do to solve this. I spent a great deal of time experimenting on a generic character and finally hit a real breakthrough. I found that by isolating each of the character's separate eyelids, pupils, ears, eyebrows and mouths, I could truly bring them to life in ways that had never before been possible for me! The result was very labor intensive, but at the same time truly satisfying to behold.

The experiment sort of snowballed. I thought of a name. It was "Shame on a Stick", in reference to "Hot Dog on a Stick". This was problematic, as there was once a sitcom based on this franchise. Thinking back (fondly?) to my pizza delivering days, I was struck with "Shame by the Slice". I thought it was pretty catchy. From there, the creative floodgates opened. I brainstormed up a zoofull of crazy characters. I recalled a lot of the bizarre stuff I had seen while working at the pizza parlor. My mind began brewing up a hilarious script. My thoughts flowed like champagne at a wedding! Before I knew it, I was knee deep in a brand new project.

Well, here is the first part of my labor. I truly hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it. I must warn you in advance, I am NOT good at actionscript. I suck at it, in fact. For a month, I poured over a playhead scrubber kind of thing to control the movie, but being that it has multiple scenes, it would not work. Oh well. I kind of think you should watch the whole thing anyway!

Big thanks and shoutz:

Amanda. Thanks for tolerating my countless nights laboring over this thing.
Derek, Jeff and Deidre: Thanks for your voices!
Mom and Dad: Thanks for the DNA!
Ed: For the endless patience. For stickin by me. We're gonna finish part 5!!!
Tom McFulp: Thanks for the creative outlet over the years!!!! Don't know where I'd turn to without it!!!!
And YOU!!! The viewing public!!! Thanks a lot for your support over the last 4 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hm, that was interesting. Not a big fan of the animation style, but it wasn't bad or anything. It was all pretty well drawn, but the animation was a little too... how can I say, wobbly? I guess that'd describe it. Better than them just standing around motionlessly, that's for sure. A lot of it was decently funny, but the only part that actually made me laugh was the MAKE A PIZZA thing, definitely a highlight. And the fact that the blue eyed guy kept trying to be cool with him regardless of the fact that he's crazy. Good job overall.

BaconMask responds:

I'm still perfecting the animation... I just can't stand it when characters just stand there like gargoyles. Thanks a lot for watching!

just like others have said

the animation was pretty smooth, just found it too slow on the jokes and a little boring.

its hard to find something funny when you're sitting bored waiting for it to happen

BaconMask responds:

It's all good, I get what you're saying. The second half will move a little faster. Thanks for the review!

what the hell..lol

but it was entertaining though.

BaconMask responds:

Thanks a lot for watching and reviewing!

that was cute.

the graphics were great and the jokes were pretty decent, but ... i found it to be boring in between the good jokes.

BaconMask responds:

I get that a lot... I'm gonna try to tighten up the story on the next one. Thanks a lot for watching and reviewing!

it was ok

yea...well it was kinda funny i just didnt like that style of graphics but it was all ok

BaconMask responds:

Well, I can totally respect your opinion. I'm always trying to get better! Thanks a lot for the review!

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Credits & Info

3.92 / 5.00

Jul 28, 2007
4:51 AM EDT
Comedy - Original