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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 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.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

cool but

what happened? did he go back in time or he was pulverized or something?

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spanio responds:

Well... what do you think happened? Thanks for watching.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good Concept

I love the concept, the ending where he chose love over his own selfish wish was a great meesage. I'm looking forward for future projects.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very good story!!

I only gave you a 8 because it wasn't anything outstandingly original or unpredictable. I read some of the other people's comments and I find them mostly annoying. I write stories so I could see where you were going with this from the scene right after he had the dream, and it's a beautiful morale. But it seems everyone else is only looking for action so they don't even think about what they're seeing and assume that it explodes, and then they're all confused and vote badly. Am I right, that is what most of you are thinking? It doesn't blow up, this is something serious and if you want explosions you clearly shouldn't be watching this