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!


The drawing style and the animation style really reminded me of Eddsworld.
Great story, specially the ending. Just awesome.

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It is a pretty unique take on the theme and the ending was funny

A very interesting piece I wish you good luck. Could use more anticipation, but considering high stress small hours to get it done, its really great. The music and animation, connected with great story, went really well.

First thoughts when i saw that your video was on the front page:

"Oh....OH :C. Well, time to throw in the towel for next year."

"How could he be done with his entry already?"

"Three full minutes of animation? ...crap. I'll never be that fast."

Thoughts when i saw the video:

"Wow, that's a really unique take on the theme."

"jealousy confirmed."

"impressive, truly."

Great job. i look forward to competing with you.

nice animation !

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4.15 / 5.00

Apr 29, 2012
8:33 AM EDT