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Pikachu, Get In The Ball.

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I've also responded some comments and I think I did a fair job of explaining myself there too:

FatMermaid responds:

I really wish more people would read the appeal I put in the description of the video...

I didn't mean for this to blow up like it did, and I really didn't mean for it to be anything more than a practice animation. For some reason, I submitted it and first thing I know is that it made the front page. Please read what I posted in the description...I don't ever mean to make people truly mad, so it kind of saddens me to see that everyone hates it so much. I know it's an old joke, I know everyone makes Pokemon parodies. It was the whole point of me making it. I'm really in to meta humor and so the idea that something this stupid got so popular in and of itself is hilarious to me...I so welcome constructive criticism about my animation technique, because I'm not good yet and entirely self taught...but to see countless people tell me that the joke is over done or that I wasted my time....it's not so nice to see. I'm kind of sensitive so I take these things to heart...I'm not making you guys watch it...I guess I could ask if it can be taken down or I could delete it, but I did spend time on it and I want to be able to have it on my account...


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars about 3 hours ago

i hate it. it wasn't funny at all. I think you wasted your time.
FatMermaid responds:


I'm sorry you feel that way, I'm trying to respond to people who are saying things like this. Please see my response to Slareen. Also, please read the appeal that I wrote: http://fatmermaid.newgrounds.com/news/post/921552

I'd like to say that no animation, no matter how terrible or ugly or unfunny it is, is a waste of time to me. No matter how many negative reviews this has gotten, I will never think that it was a waste of time. I always ALWAYS try to better myself in every way I can, and the reason I made this was to practice. I didn't submit it to be put in the features content...I didn't expect it to blow up...I actually expected it to not be accepted.

No animation is a waste of time. Every one is a learning experience, and every animation is an opportunity to grow and for me to learn from others how I can improve. Each animation helps me to get better and better until I think I am good enough to make the things I really want to make. I'd like to make meaningful animations that make people feel very strong emotions, as I do on a day to day basis, but I don't think I'm good enough yet to make the things I'd really like to make.

So please, even if I can reach only a few people...I hope you read what I've written and I hope you know that I really do take these things to heart, and that saying things like this without telling me HOW I can improve, it doesn't help me to get better so that can get to a point where I actually make things you all can enjoy.

Thank you.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

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nice animation dude, btw do you use adobe flash? or toon boom?