Splice of Life (NATA)

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This was made for the open round of the Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation. The theme was "discovery of time travel."

This is the first time I've participated in anything like this, so I ended up working like crazy in case I didn't finish in time. It turns out, after spending pretty much all my free time working and temporarily forgetting about having a social life, I got it done right on time. See, I'm actually leaving to go to Waterloo for the Skills Ontario 2D animation competition soon, where I will only have access to a computer while I'm working on my animation for that competition, so I wouldn't be able to work on my NATA entry. My entry is done now, though, so I no longer need to worry about that.

As for the theme, I didn't want to do a typical time travel story, so I interpreted the theme a little differently. I recalled that scene from Back to the Future 2 where Doc draws a graph showing multiple timelines for Marty. I took this idea where, rather than moving along the forwards/backwards axis (x), I would move along the timelines axis (y), or in the case of this video, squish them all together into one timeline using a package that was supposed to be delivered to the mad scientist next door. It's a stretch in terms of adherence to the theme, but I think it still works.

Anyway, it looks like NATA's going to be a blast this year. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's entries!


hahaa ! :D :)))

Much funnier than your other stuff, but just as cool, only thing i'd mention is that the "time machine" seems pretty useless to me and not a time machine at all for that matter... but i think weirdly and it's probably just me so i'm just gonna ignore that little detail.

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That war was very cool to watch.

Awesome! I loved the animation and music with an interesting concept of time travel. Now, the criticism (don't worry, it's just one small error). I don't think this would work because time-lines can't exist inside each other. They would create a paradox, most likely leading towards the disruption of all of the said time-lines. They wouldn't be able to live out what they were supposed to, therefore the time-lines would change, therefore a paradox is created. However, because David threw out the "Time Splicer" after resetting time, would the paradox have been negated? As I said earlier, great job, man!

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ah, if i could mess with time...so many possibilities...

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4.15 / 5.00

Apr 29, 2012
8:33 AM EDT