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I wanted to do something different since I've been doing only serious flashes lately.
Also I just got a new Wacom tablet and wanted to try it out...

I threw this together in a few days so don't expect something too detailed.

The song is Sosachki by Nezhnoe Eto. I think it's in Russian, But I'm not entirely sure.
PLEASE review and vote accordingly!! I LOVE comments!!! And I LOVE responding to them!!!

And Always Thanks To EVERYONE who comments!!!

P.S. If anyone can translate the song for me, That would be AWESOME!!! I've looked everywhere for a translation!!!

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I used to belong to a middle school-level fraternal order called the "Suckers", where our codenames were after DumDum Lollipop flavors. I was tagged as "Mystery." The Russian word for sucker (any form of hard candy you suck on) is "Sosachki."

Ha, ha. The difference between the lyrics and what happens during the actual music video reminds me of the ones that Tool did. None of their music videos ever had anything to do with what the actual song is about. They were both creepy, of course.

"Sosachki" follows the same kind of thinking: having no understanding of the lyrics, Ashley Voortman created a music video that is sugary sweet but has none of the imagery or thematic values of the song itself. The song is a silly love song, sort of a pun if you translate the lyrics (see another review, below).

Anyway, it inspired me to do one of two things: buy a piggy bank (they were so adorable here!) or purchase some hard candies. Since I already got a ceramic jar for the coins, I'll skip straight to the candy, thank you. Anyway, most of Ashley Voortman's material centers on serious subjects, so this, in addition to being an early experiment with a tablet, is a welcome change of pace. It contains no real plot, but has lip sync and a real clean, positive vibe straight out of children's programming. If anything, it demonstrates Ashley's potential for versatility and is, in fact, more or less an abstraction as far as music videos go.


I really like the ending for some reason xD they should really make a series about colorful animation :D

cheshirecat1582 responds:

Thank You! That would be cool to do a series... Unfortunately its not really my style... I was just using my new wacom table and this came out if it... so I dont know maybe it will be my new style... but its alittle on the happy side for me... Lol Thank you sooo much for the 10!


It's a bit hard to have an opinion on this film, because it's obviously more doodling than an actual... hmm, artistic statement. I still love your sense of style, but this isn't a very serious work. It's good for what it is, though. (I don't mean serious in the sense of serious subject matter, by the way) So don't take my rating too seriously. :p

The song is a Russian cover of the French song "Les Sucettes" by Serg Gainsbourg. The Russian lyrics are different from the French ones, but the basic theme is the same. You can find the translation of the French lyrics at a Youtube video called "France Gall - les Sucettes - 1966".

Here's my translation of the Russian lyrics:

Annie likes suckers, (suckers: any hard candies that are sucked)
Lollipops, caramels,
Suckers are more pleasant than mint bubblegum,
and it is tastier for lips to kiss them.

Annie plays the game of love
like in an aimless film,
and if she has a lollipop behind her cheek,
the film has a happy ending.

Annie's love is sweet
if there's a lollipop on the tray.
The summer is not long, the joy costs little -
and Annie's memory is short.

Annie likes suckers,
Lollipops, caramels,
Sometimes the suckers run out,
and Annie's lips begin to pout.

But it is very quick and simple
to become happy again.
Annie's tongue, like a little moth,
licks the fiery sweet.

(verses repeat)


Huh, I will say, that was pretty interesting...the syncing to the music beats was well done, the graphics were decent cartoon styles, and it was a good song with an appropriate animation.

The only drawback was the lip syncing. It could use a little work here and there, but that could also be from the different language...if you want, I could help you with your lip syncing.

Great job! I just wish this would be more known.


cheshirecat1582 responds:

Thanks, yeah its really hard to lip sync! Especially in another language, since i had no idea what they where saying, and I don't speak Russian... I think i ended up just faking it the whole way with this one... haha...

brain hemoraging!

the colors were strange
the music was stranger
the art was silly and fun

I think I had a flashback about a minute in lol

very cool!

cheshirecat1582 responds:

Yeah The stranger the better I always say...
Flashbacks are fun...
Thanks for the review and the 9!!