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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


I saw this flash with great pleasure several times! It's very good!

spanio responds:

Thank you so much. =D


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 5 / 5 stars

great story

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

spanio responds:

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!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

listen here

what I beliave spanio was doing was showing you that he knew what he had to do, so you know that and then it has the perfect ending where he hits past like you just realized before and he disappears either way he learned from his mistakes and risked everything to make things right.

spanio responds:

You're pretty much right on top of what I was going for. Thanks for watching!