The Masquerade

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The entirety of this was made over the course of the last seven days. I'm actually really surprised at how efficient I was here, since I managed to get around 25 seconds done each day.

Even though the actual animation is not pristine or anything and the frame-by-frame is sort of choppy and shaky, I'm proud of how this turned out, mainly due to the atmosphere of it and the story. I think this time it actually has some meaning behind it. Also, this time I actually have some REAL INSTRUMENTS in the music. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? OMG. Except I mixed them in with synthesized versions of themselves so it's occasionally hard to tell. Oh well.

Edit: Wow, I'm genuinely amazed by the quality of these reviews! There's been a lot of thought put into each and every one of them. Thanks so much, everyone!


Simply stunning, georgeous, and mezmorizing

This flash was simply amazing. I love how you took the theme of the fact that we all go through life wearing these 'masks' that hide our true selves. Like the fact that when most people are going through tough times they put on a straight or happy face when out in the world. thank you, for this. Flashes like this are why i love newgrounds.

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I love the message you've made in this animation, and the way you portrayed it is extremely thoughtful and creative congratulations on the front page, you deserve it. Keep on animating!

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far out the best video

no need to say anything else

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100%, sir

Music, animation, story, everything. You've hit the highest mark in all regards, and I congratulate you.

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Absolutely fantastical artwork and story.

Truly amazing.

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4.42 / 5.00

Jan 3, 2012
9:32 PM EST
  • Frontpaged January 16, 2012
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