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The Strange Man

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Joel is hanging out with his "friend", but all isn't well.

This animation was originally intended for YouTube and Newgrounds, (although was released late to Newgrounds) in the future I'll try to release both on the same websites at the same time.

This is my very first animation I did, no symbols just drawings. It was a pain to make with the constant errors with the rendering always having graphic problems. But surprisingly this took 4 months to make, I know looks like an animation you could make in a day, right?

But I'm proud of the final animation, and I hope you enjoy this too.


You know, that started out so innocent, spun into something eerily demented, and then finished off with a nice, playful laugh with the kick to the nuts. There are elements of this that I like, such as the concept and the music. The graphics aren't too bad, but I feel like there needs to be a bit more substance, like a setting, or maybe a reason why The Strange Man became the way he is. That seems like a good idea for a next flash.

Overall, this isn't too bad at all. I feel like maybe if you give your character some development, this could possibly develop into a series. I honestly think it has the potential to become something.

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Marioguy888 responds:

I really appreciate your review, it's the most constructive and enjoyable comment I've seen. This is the type of feedback I like, honest, detailed and to the point.

But to answer your question about the characters, setup and development, I will try to extend the development of the characters and their personalities when I do make a series, which I am coincidentally planning.

Although, part of the personality of The Strange Man is that he isn't that well known and creepy like Salad Fingers. Which I feel builds a fear, not knowing your nightmare or knowing what it'll do next. The setup however, is something I wish I improved upon, because you have no idea where they are, and why the setting would be fitting for the current situation. The creator of course has an image of where the characters should be, but the viewer doesn't.

But I do fully agree with you and a lot of things you said are actually things and subjects I'm trying to improve upon.

in a way funny, but why does the movie keep repeating?

Marioguy888 responds:

The reason why I chose the video to loop was to give it the classic flash style. I do think it's unnecessary now though, and I will change it if it becomes a problem and affects the quality of the animation. I'm not saying that the animation was perfect to begin with as it certainly has flaws.

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Credits & Info

2.35 / 5.00

Mar 20, 2016
5:13 PM EDT