It's about something real
The art (although not usually to my taste) fitted this style of story telling really well. I liked how the story was about something real and personal yet completely unpretentious, a rare feat on Newgrounds.
Given the professional quality of animations available on the internet these days at sites like motionographer, vimeo, dailymotion - it's nice to see someone utilise the 'punk' attitude of flash, the idea that anyone with determination can pick up a wacom, illegally download flash and make something that has an impact on other people. Also as someone who previously wasn't a fan of Against Me! I think the song fitted perfectly with the character design and the attitude of the flash as a whole.
Well fucking done!
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it and were able to see the message!
Great looking funny stuff.
Really fantastic style of animation, the lip syncing was perfect. The ending was really funny too, reminded me of Happy Harry's sudden violent endings.
I couldn't help but see the funny side of a professional flash animator complaining about someone else being boring.
small scale, great storytelling.
Its not generic newgrounds, which is always rewarding, although perhaps not literally for the artist.
The line based style of animation was simple, not very original but the rusty texture used through-out made everything look a lot more professional and interesting. But at the same time I found it a bit intrusive and even distracting towards the start, especially during a panning scene. Maybe thats something you should keep an eye out for in the future if you use the same rusty texture.
Great whole story, and the title brings everything together at the end really well. I look forward to seeing you become one of newground's greats.
...better than most things everywhere.
Live action plus animation is always appreciated. Well done!
One of the most entertaining of the day
Great animation, really fun concept and the music went well with Pico's nihilistic attitude. What was the White Stripes song? I've never heard it before but I recognised Jacks voice.
Song's called Hand Springs! :D
Great, thanks a lot!
Really Fun And Smooth
Can't believe you're only 15 and you're creating films as smooth and finished as this. Great work, you really utilized the features Flash provides, this is the kind of animation that would be near impossible on paper. Keep it up perhaps you should mix live action into your next project I can imagine it working well.
There seems to be a torrent of professional and original flash coming through the portal as of late, and this is certainly one of the best. It's incredibly impressive that you even attempted some of the ideas in this movie, and even more so that you achieved such a fantastic finished project. The scene with the black protagonist riding snoopy was stunning, so much more simple than the generic anime fight scenes that litter most flash, yet a lot harder to pull off and you did it perfectly.
Although the style was great the message wasn't in anyway sacrificed. Its nice to see that Newgrounds has progressed to a level where style and depth can co-exist in the same animation.
I look forward to seeing what you do next
Simple yet fantastic
If you're looking for ways to improve for the sequel I would suggest a better colour scheme. If you find that kind of thing hard its sometimes easier to take colour schemes from nature, for example look: the colours of rust, or the colours of the sky, so that all the colours compliment each other.
Apart from that I loved everything. The timing and the facial expressions felt very professional and natural. I could imagine seeing parts of this as animated shorts on TV, keep it up.
I'm Stunned, so so good.
That's the most impressive flash creation I have ever seen. I've been using Flash and visiting newgrounds since I was 12 I'm now 20. For me this animation sums up how great flash can be without trying to be something impossibly anime or hollywood nor is it incredibly CPU intensive. The colours are fantastic, the timing is impeccable, sure that idea isn't original, but mainstream media isn't original, its how you play with other peoples ideas that proves your skill.
Well done, this film could not be any better.
Your wood gave me wood
The wooden background was brilliant in setting Apple Orchard apart from some of the generic illustration styles that become popular far too often. The animation was simple but affective, at no point did I feel that it was hindering any element of the story. It was a little short, and I really didn't like the abrupt ending, Iron and Wine could have at least faded out.
The wooden snow ball was great, the fact that everyone obviously recognised it for what it was proves that the minimalist approach works.
Super cool animation. Make more
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