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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 stars


but finished all of a sudden

spanio responds:

Thanks for watching!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I liked it

It is definitely very creative. It just goes to show ya not to ignore your bf/gf or wife/husband! Some people get so distracted with things they're doing that they don't pay enough attention to their significant other.

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spanio responds:

Thanks for watching!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I liked it.

I like the overall plot and I think that the storyline flowed well. I think it was a good decision to not go farther than when he stepped inside the time machine because otherwise, it would have had a cliche feeling that would have taken away from it.

I like the colorful linework of the characters. It was a unique touch.

The only thing I feel takes points away is that though I liked the music and I think that the music really fit what was happening, there was no transition between the individual music pieces which made it a bit awkward to listen to, particularly being that there was no dialog. I think that fading the clips in and out would add to this.


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spanio responds:

Thanks for watching! I tried a little fade in/fade out stuff, but it didn't sound quite right.. so I only kept in it in a few places.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Make you wonder what's really important to you in your entire life the things you like or that special person.

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spanio responds:

It's all about finding the proper balance between personal goals and the people who mean something to you. Thanks for watching!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

So he just like died?

Nice flash but i did not like the ending So did he die or just go back in time?

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spanio responds:

The ending is ambiguous on purpose. I wanted people to draw their own conclusions and have the opportunity for discussion. Kinda lame, I know. Sorry.

Thanks for watching!