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The Future Wasn't There

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Sep 17, 2009 | 12:32 AM EDT

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A movie about longing, dreams, loss, and time travel. AWESOME.

So I made this movie a few years ago. It was finished just before I started work on AwesomeRaptor. It remains the longest flash movie I've ever made. There is no dialogue, and it originally didn't even have music. And that's the main reason I never uploaded it.

But it has music now! Thanks to Chris Zito's (amazing NG voice actor and pretty cool artist too) massive music library, I was able to tune this thing up with some... tunes.

I really hope you guys like it, but if not... that's cool. Let me know what you think!

EDIT: Thanks for daily third and front page! I love you Newgrounds, and your leader Tom Fulp. <3

Also, to all you guys claiming the movie has no ending... it does. Know that part where the movie stops and the replay button appears? That's the end. The story has an intentionally ambiguous conclusion that is meant to inspire personal interpretation and conversation. Any more traditional ending I could've included would've robbed the viewer of the opportunity to really think about the movie's message. Thanks for watching!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


love it great how u showed emotionality .

spanio responds:

Thanks for watching!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good view

I've a feeling the time machine just blew up and killed the guy; if so, great ending! Otherwise, still a good flash. I enjoyed it.

spanio responds:

You're sadistic, bro. Thanks for watching!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

you couuld've ended the story

It was aiiiiight

spanio responds:

Sorry! Thanks for watching!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

An interesting ending...

The graphics are good enough for a movie that has as its main point to get across a message. I think the message goes that you shouldn't concentrate on the future, otherwise you could lose everything you've worked for and achieved in the past... if that's not the message, I'd really like to know what you really meant ;D

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spanio responds:

That's pretty much it. But I like to think of it in more broader terms. In life, you need to find the proper balance between your personal goals and dreams and your personal relationships with those you care about. If you fail to give proper attention to both, you run the risk of becoming unhappy.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Stupid boss...

Why couldn't he allow the paper to get straight to out? why did it have to go into in and taken then over to out...

spanio responds:

Well, the company actually has nothing to do with paper. The hero's office was set up for the purpose of an elaborate desk company's scheme to misappropriate the sales of desks to their investors. Because the protagonist stopped using the desk, the company could be found out and would be susceptible to legal entanglements.

Actually, I just made all that up. That part of the movie is made as a joke, so there is no explanation. Thanks for watching.