I came to enjoy very much. Certainly a very nice change from all the usual Newgrounds movies. Then a again I probably miss a lot if I were wrong. Good plot, witty humor, and fantastic artwork. I sure would love to see more movie such as this on Newgrounds. If you do something like this again, I will look forward to your next work.
Hah, great stuff.
I particularly enjoyed your similes, hilarious! "fear gripped me like a Thighmaster."
Hahaha, yeah, that was a favourite of mine! Cheers for the review!
superbly unique and fantastic!
I thoroughly enjoyed that and the narration was great too! The story was simple but what makes it so special is the use of words in the story, they really are excellent. Well done y'all!!
Aaah, that's very kind of you! It was great fun to write!
Remember - it all started with words alone and grew out from there!
Thanks for your praise, I'll pass it on to the rest of the team!
... wonderful, just wonderful. I'm at awe at the creative and down right clever writing, as with the illustrations and the narration. Allow me to detail my analysis:
- First off, hats off for the exceptional writing. I really mean it. You've got an amazing talent for adjectives, inserting them at the exactly right place, providing us with a constant smile and making the world you create a rich and interesting place.
The sarcastic descriptions are fantastic (and very british-like), while the mix up of the normal with the abnormal into a coherent story, while at the same time making both sense and sounding an awful lot like one big allusion, was really clever.
But not only that, the dry wit, the great flow and build up, culminating with a climax both anticipated and unexpected, and a resolution utterly appropriate and funny, makes for some great stuff. In all honesty, reading this story is one of the most fun I've had with a flash. Just great, great stuff.
- And, of course, the illustrations are just down right breathtaking. Nacho Rodriguez, well, I've always known how talented you are, since the Mr Coo series remains a landmark in flash animation and the drawings in this flash are excellent, with great looking characters (I love the faces!) that fit the story really well (i.e., they look like how the book describes them) and atmospheric backgrounds.
However, it was Cecilia DesHayes' watercolours that were an immensely pleasurable surprise. Cecilia, you've taken your boyfriends backgrounds and helped them make them not only atmospheric, but down right haunting. On pages 9 to 13, this is a literal statement.
So, overall, the drawings were nothing short of eye candy of the finest order. You know, not just a mere Mars Bar, not even a refined mint chocolate you take after a cup of coffee, but a genuine, 'haute cuisine'-like profiterole with a serving of dark chocolate sauce.
- The narration is excellent. Sarcastic when necessary, providing us with a feeling that our main character is, above all, a somewhat cynical, but ok guy. I think that you managed to convey a lot into the movie thanks to you great voice acting. And, of course, Sasuya also provided some great voice work too.
So, in summary, this about as good as it gets. A wonderful, clever, amusing and witty story, with truly exceptional and haunting illustrations, with great voice work. You've just set the bar for the other storybook flashes very, very high.
I can honestly say that there's not one element of this flash that I would change in anyway, which explains why this is such a poor review, as I've failed to provide a single, valid criticism. In my defense, I can only say that you guys shouldn't have done such a perfect job in the first place.
Immense cheers and kudos to every one of you, you've deserved it!