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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 5 / 5 stars

great story

i would have done the same thing. kkep up the good work!

spanio responds:

Thanks for watching!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Lifesink just got dumped, didn't he/she?

Well that aside, i felt it was a good movie, but i really didn't like the ending. I thought it might have been a kind of joke, that all that build up was for his time machine exploding, but it couldn't be. Then i read your comments monsieur author, that you wanted the ending ambiguous, making what happened your intention. Well, I have to say, you had bad intentions - a time machine ending on such a movie would have to result in him getting her, otherwise it would be a big, undramatic letdown. It was too serious (as in with intent) for a joke ending like ending up in the jurassic era, so i can't actually see any ambiguity.

Sorry you lost points lots.

spanio responds:

Sorry! Thanks for watching.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Okay then.

I thought it was a pretty good flash. Well done, good idea, interesting storyline. But what I got from the end was the fact that his time machine couldn't handle moving through the space time continuum and imploded. Or exploded, kinda hard to tell. If he did go to the past, you coulda put a 3-5 second scene showing him getting out of the time machine or something of the sort. The reviews say he made it, but personally, it didn't really seem that way. Thought I should mention.

Lifesink. Sure, that makes sense, but the problem is that it's hard for people to tell when they want to talk to you to hear what you say, to hear themselves speak, to seek your opinion on something, to talk just for the sake of wasting time, or something else along those lines. Sure, there's people who just take advantage of others. There's liers, people who don't care, people who do care, but for a different reason, etc. It's just the way things are. It's good that you voiced your opinion, and that's good. However, you shouldn't categorize people so heavily, it's just not the way things work all the time, or even close to most of the time.

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spanio responds:

Thanks for watching!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I liked it.

The style was simple. I know other posters have mentioned there's no solid ending, but I believe it let me make my own ending. You made me involve myself in the story. I really like that.

Keep up the good work. Hope to see more in the future.

spanio responds:

Thanks for watching!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

As a Time traveller myself, I must say:


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spanio responds:

Thanks for watching.