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The Love I'm Searching 4

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This was a project I've been working on for about a year and a half. I'm happy to finally be able to share the final product. The goals of this work were to improve my ability to make backgrounds--because if you know me (or have seen any of my past works/excuses) --they aren't my strongest suit. :3

So what I tried to do was make a mellow episode of a series that mostly only had over-the-top action scenes. This would give me grounds to strengthen an ability to make something beautiful to look at, as well as fun to watch.

***To put the story simply: Ilu would love to be a conductor when she grows up. Likewise, her friends would love to be great artists, dancers, and even skilled musicians. But the daily mechanical grind of their lives don't really lead to any real chances to find that love they're searching for. By the end of the animation, neither Ilu nor any of her friends reach their goals--but based on Ilu's passion, they all get a bit closer somehow. And that was the kind of animation I wanted to make. ***

What you see here is what I'm honored to share with you.

(I'd love supportive comments just as much as the next guy, but if you have something critical to add, please--PLEASE--do so too. Thought-rich comments appreciated above all else.)

Thanks you very much for the Daily 1st, Newgrounds community.
Woot for the FrontPage, NG Staff! I appreciate this so much. :3


Hooray References!

Anybody notice the reference to her Professor Layton series on the girls juice box?
Also I noticed the fishes name was Ginko... which might be a reference to Mushishi.
HOORAY REFERENCES! Anyway I love this flash. It's very moving I think.

Skaijo responds:

Absolutely on both counts. It's my homage that explains why most of the characters have white hair and green eyes. That's my all time fav series. <3

You're the first to notice the fish and ever mention Mushishi. :3 I appreciate it.

very creative

i like how you used those images in the backgrounds and you worked in the animation flawlessly into them. the combination of real images and drawn is a really good idea and i dont see it too often, its refreshing and i absolutely love it.
you did brilliant with this flash and i hope you realise that you have accomplished what you aimed to set out.
as for the story and animation itself, it was all brilliant the music was probably perfect for the story and i just cannot fault this at all
l really do like your work and you are definitely one of the best on NG ^_^

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Skaijo responds:

I won't let a kind pat on the back go unthanked. :3 Much love to you. Thanks for stopping by. <3



I can't stop watching it!

The song is great, and it always had something interesting going on. Good job :)

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Skaijo responds:

I won't take kind words for granted. :3 Thank you.

very nice...

the song is stuck in my head.. i keep humming it..
and the story inspires me to never give up and keep dreaming..


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4.37 / 5.00

Dec 21, 2009
4:40 PM EST
Music Video