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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 actually got the ending...

more or less...
it's somthing like...
he knew the mistake he made and since he had the time machine he could fix it up... his past and .... well the future it's clear that he stays with his girl...
nice animation


Rated 5 / 5 stars

you know

in the end it doesnt matter you do, where you work, what your life style is, its just the choice, would you endure it for the one you love, or try to find an escape, this is what this story shows, and this fellow learned and had the chance to change it all.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


You had better finish this or i will kick your ass to have put in that much build up and finish it like that

but it was really good please continue submitting your work

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spanio responds:

The Future Wasn't There, sir or madam. I can't make a sequel. It's over. Whatever happens next is beyond the scope of this movie... and would ruin the impact of the ambiguous ending.
But I think that wanting to see more is a good thing. It means I'm doing something right. Thanks for watching!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Very concise plot- Man with dead end job. Had a dream. Want that dream. Fixated on that dream. Obsession with dream ruins present relations. An epiphany occurs, then a resolution? Sure, a resolution.

All in all, a very nice movie. Not too short or long. The guy's really smart though, for building a time machine. Find it funny that his job involved pushing paper.

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spanio responds:

You know, I never did consider that his intelligence probably would've earned him a better job. Thanks for watching!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

There's a lesson in this.

It's that if you build something, you'll destroy something. Also, once it's built, don't just try it out immediately, or else you'll disintegrate and leave only shadow and a small pile of ash.

spanio responds:

Time travel is messy. Thanks for watching!