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sad boi gripp

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Bearing the weight of the world on your shoulders can be a lot, and sometimes all you need is a hug and a good cry.

Stay safe everyone.


So, Gripp is a series I've been wanting to make for the past few years, but never got around to because I've been so aimless. I was really going to try in 2018, and then it got pushed to 2019 but then I got a job and nothing really happened. I had already finally decided that this would be the year that I finally make it, even if it doesn't come out this year I will start it dammit.

This is not the beginning of the series. I guess consider this a teaser. It's not from an episode, it's just a little short I did as something to get out, as a test for the series, and just to finally see these characters move. I was gonna make another dumb short that could've been made in a day, but I lost all interest in it, and with how fucked the state of the world is now, I ended up getting this idea and decided fuck it, if things are gonna be bad, I might as well try to make things better for myself and everyone else and work on wholesome content, but more importantly, the content I really wanna make. I just need to fucking make stuff, and people need stuff to watch right now. I should've just been fucking making stuff for the last several years, but I've been so fucking unfocused and I'm sick of it, so from this point forward I will just be making the things that I really wanna make. I'll still of course be making dumb, edgy, potentially offensive shit here and there, but expect a lot more wholesome stuff too. The next big thing will be a music video for a song from my upcoming album. After that, probably The Pikmin Hermit, because that's super overdue and is also pretty cool.

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Nice animation...

...but when you said “Wow 50 hours of work and not even top 10 fucking epic.” I just want to point out that 50 hours isn’t good enough to make a 38 second animation at top 10. Because basically you’ve been working on the animation for only 2 days.

I know from experience because I have animations on my profile that I’ve worked on for longer than 2 days, and none of those animations were on Top 10, (One Fine Day is no exception) only Overrun made it to top 10 (which doesn’t count because it was only worked on for about an hour, and the only reasoning for it going on Daily 9th Place was luck, mainly because I was only 10).

My best advice to you is if you want to make it to the top 10, work on it for longer than 2 days, hell, work on it for a week and you’ll easily make top 10.

Edit: True, it can be quite a pain in the ass to not be a runner up on something you actually put effort in and it wasn’t even a high scoring day, but in the Samurai Brak cartoon, you took 18 hours to make 11 seconds. Now multiply that by 3 and you get 33, which is less than the duration of this animation, and it took 18 hours, multiply that by 3, you get 54, which is more than the time you took to animate sad boi gripp. So basically I can ever so slightly understand why this isn’t a runner up, also because it only has a 2.99. Samurai Brak has a 3.96, which is almost a full star above sad boi gripp.

But on second thought, you do have a solid point in most cases. This sure should’ve gotten a runner up because you worked on it for 50 hours straight. So really, I was kinda the dumb one.


artistunknown responds:

lmao there's only 24 hours in a day and no one's gonna fucking work 50 hours straight unless they're doing a jam, and even then, realistically they're working closer to 36 hours.

I would not have complained about not getting in the top 10 for 50 hours of work for a 30 second cartoon, if my literal last cartoon which was ELEVEN SECONDS LONG and took only 18 hours to make had not gotten daily 3rd and WEEKLY 4th. That's quite a lot less time and shorter length.

I feel like I'm coming off as defensive here, which is weird because you've given this 4 stars so it's not like you're even being negative, I just think it's really fucking funny and bizarre. I've been submitting content to this site for over 10 years now so I think I have a good idea of how something will typically perform, and it's just caught me so off guard because the last several things I've submitted (aside from the obvious shitpost steven universe one) have done super well, despite me expecting the worst, so now when I don't have ANY expectations, but i still put a fuckton of time and love into something, it suddenly goes back to me passing judgement with less than a fucking 3/5 and then getting burried because people will think it's shit and not give it a watch. Also iirc this is the first time since I started getting awards that something I actually put effort into didn't make it into the top 10. At the very least I'm usually in the runner ups, unless it's an insanely high-scoring day, and today was absolutely not a high scoring day, so on all accounts it just doesn't make sense.

I'll get over it eventually, but it's definitely gonna still be bumming me out for the time-being. Thanks for checking it out at least!

Those fifty hours hmm... was this really fifty hours?! It does flow smoothly but that seems a bit much... nice though. In these times we all need a little warmth in our lives. Hopefully with plenty of soap and sanitizer applied first...


artistunknown responds:

tbf I don't know how it took 50 hours, I thought I was going pretty fast, but it does sound like a lot for only 30 seconds, but considering the first shot is 20 seconds long of smooth, constantly moving animation, that's a lot of fucking frames, and each one took like 12-18 minutes to draw because the movement is so subtle. I know for a fact it took 50 hours (actually 51) because I've been recording how long it takes to make things for a while now, after being curious. It took 51 hours over 13 days to make this. The cleanup animation took 31.5 hours alone.

Fuck, I was about to hit enter but then noticed the rest, how did I miss that? Guess I'm just so fucking bitter I keep missing important details lol

Funnily enough, this wasn't initially inspired by the state of the world right now, but as I was making it, the meaning evolved into encompassing that, because I started getting more worried as time went on, and I've just realized I should just be making stuff. People need stuff to watch, and I need to make stuff. I was kinda hoping people would actually WATCH since it does have that hopeful message, but I guess I can't really control that.

I'm gonna keep making stuff regardless, but I'm probably gonna continue being bitter about it, 'cause I have to put up with so much shit already I don't really care anymore. Which probably isn't a good idea, I'm just gonna end up embarrassing myself.

At least I can always count on you to watch and review lol, so thanks for that.

Damn it's so well animated. I love the backgrounds too, great work

artistunknown responds:

damn I can't believe you got to watch it on newgroudns first.

those backgrounds were actually super rushed lol, maybe it was for the best though, they do have a charm to them.

Credits & Info

2.96 / 5.00

Apr 4, 2020
2:03 AM EDT