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10 reasons for me to be happy!

Alright, this is a short short, my best flash so far, I think. I recorded the voice a long time ago (I have a much deeper and manlier voice now, I promise), and found the soundfiles on my computer last week. I thought it was pretty funny so I decided to animate to it. And I LOVE the result.

This is going to be my last mouse drawn submission, since it's my birthday soon. Bamboo here I come!! :3 Also, it's not as animative great as I promised Rutger, but I think it looks good. And I lowered my smoothing, just as you told me, Fawx. Also, "Expand Movie" looks very good on this one. Nice widescreeny mjau! :D

Everything happens really fast, it might be a good idea to watch it again if you didn't understand. And it's good thing if you've seen Sin City. Hartigan-pic (C) by Frank Milla.

Cheers. Reviews are warmly welcome!



The audio on this is pretty funny. The visuals are pretty good, but they could use a little bit of work.

There are times in this when you use a vibrating effect. It looks like you're cycling through two frames very quickly. What I'd recommend is adding a third frame and slowing it down by adding another frame into each picture. This will make things look less violent and strange.

Honestly, most of the rest of my advice is to move on from the mouse and practice with the tablet a bit more. Your characters could be a bit cleaner, but I'm going to blame that on the mouse and hope that you can produce something a bit cleaner with the bamboo. You might want to experiment with a thinner line, or even using the pencil tool. Either would help make the drawings look a little better.

Your extremes are well done though, and while I'd complain that the cartoon is a little short and the ending is pretty random, I will say that it didn't overstay it's welcome. Rather it was short and sweet and pretty funny.

Good luck, and I look forward to seeing what you produce in the future.

HolyKonni responds:

Wow! Nice review! Thanks for the tips, I'll defenitly think of that when I make my next flash.

Line quality!

Art/Animation: 7/10
I liked the playfulness of the animation, it was believable but not very realistic. Like your other flash I reviewed, the Demo Reel, your line quality is bad. Although you said you lowered the smoothing, it still looks too high. It should be between 40 and 60. What was it on for that? Hopefully though, when you get your tablet, it will all improve :)

Concept/Storyline: 6/10
It was kinda funny, but my only criticism was that it ended at 4. Couldn't you have killed him off at No. 10? I think this would have added to the humour and made it longer and better..

Audio/Music: 7/10
I like your slightly German voice, it sounded good, and, as we all know because of Yotam Perel, accents are awesome :)

The only problem was that the sound quality wasn't too good..

Overall: 7/10
Good, but needs better line quality!

HolyKonni responds:

Line smotthing is on 59. Yes, killing at no. 10 was possible, but I wanted to make something quick and short. Lol, german voice :D. Thanks Leonardo for the review!

Statics are annoying

Very fast paced but funny nevertheless. I like the ideas you came up with in the animations, especially the "job" one was nice.

The drawings are a bit sloppy but they fit with the fast pace of the movie. It's like "the movie is fast so I don't have much time to draw things!".

I liked how the flash ended after 4 reasons with that nice punchline. The character is dead, so he can't continue anymore.

However, the sound quality was a bit too low. Sometimes there are noticeable static sound, which are really annoying. Try turning down the recording level of the mic a bit next time.

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HolyKonni responds:

Thanks, the audio was recorded a long time ago, :D

A nice little short

This could have been drawn out more. More reasons to be happy would've kept me more entertained, but as it is it's not bad.

The animation was a bit on the simple side, but for a short it was appropriate.

The sound was interesting, and yeah, the voice was very young, but went surprisingly well with the flash.

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HolyKonni responds:

Thanks. I kinda felt like making a short flash.

4 Reasons!?

Unfinished much? Or done on purpose? Not noticeable if it is done on purpose though.

~ Animation/Graphics ~

I like the style that you used. I understand that it was suppose to be fast, but the graphics still looked a bit too rushed. Looks like they could have been cleaned up a bit more and the random/fast animation would have worked much better in my opinion.

~ Story/Content ~

Lol why 10 reasons if this is only 4 reasons? Seems a bit odd to me. AHHH, is it because he dies in reason 4? Am I the first to finally get it?!?! Lol. (I know I'm not, just sarcasm everywhere in this review)

It still would have been a bit better though if you killed him off at reason 8, 9, or even 10 itself. Would have made more sense and would have made the submission even funnier because it would have longer giving it more room for humor.

The only thing that I don't get is that you show bad things in all of the reasons (I get that part don't worry), but in part 4 you show a GOOD movie! Lol, what's up with that? Unless you honestly didn't enjoy the movie. I personally thought it was good.

*Maybe that's just me and my big crush on Jessica Alba <3*

~ Audio ~

Lol girl voice, but I'll trust you that it's gotten deeper. A couple of times you let the static get through and it didn't sound too great. The voices weren't terrible though and the deep voice to count in between the high pitch girly screamy voice added a nice transition that I wasn't ready for at first.

~ Overall ~

Good idea all around. Art/Graphics could have been a bit better, a couple more scenes before he was killed off, and trying to get voices without the static would be a bit better.

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Credits & Info

3.31 / 5.00

Jul 7, 2009
4:07 PM EDT
Comedy - Original