On this day 10 years ago I became an official Newgrounder. I've seen the site go through various changes and seen friends and animators come and go, but in the end, despite all the ups and downs I went through, I'm still here. Though I acknowledge being a Newgrounder since 2003, I didn't officially start animating until roughly late January of 2004. In short, this post is my way of thanking the NG community for the inspiration and the fans for their long lasting support. Special thanks to Tom and Wade Fulp for introducing me to Flash in this site when I was also just another "dumb kid" at the time. :D And thanks to all those animators who have ( in one way or another) inspired me to keep animating.
As for making more original content apart from making sprite movies, I do have an idea in the backburner, but we'll see.
On another note, regrding FSM 9, I have updated the percentage bar for it. Like I stated on episode 8, this episode's script was split in two since working on a 30 minute flash was too much for me to handle. So I left the second half with most of the audio already mixed, which leaves me to animate the rest. Also to further emphasize that they were both one episode, I will be reusing some of the content from episode 8, particularly the intro. It will help me save a lot of time during production and in the mean time I'm developing the script for episode 10 with some additional help.
That's it for now. Thank you Newgrounds and a big thanks to all the fans!
First PIXAR, then Marvel, now Lucasfilm. the first thing that came to mind when I heard this is, well, click here.
The news spread like wildfire and jokes immediately rampaged like mad. Princess Leia "technically" is now a Disney Princess and people started making fun of the Death Star's new makeover.
I'm still shocked to this day. But the question remains, will this work, or is this a disturbance in the force?
Well, PIXAR and Marvel are doing extremely well, so let's hope for the best.
For now we must bow down before the new empire.
Hello I'm currently searching for a musician to help me out with some background music and instrumental covers for my future animation projects. If you're interested in helping out, feel free to send me a message. I'd appreciate the help.
I'm doing my best to get back on things, so this will take a while. This is to prove that the show is still on despite the huge roadblocks I had last year and part of this year. And please, there's no need to compare the delay of my series to the cancellation of SMBZ. I get that a lot. I respect Alvin-earthworm's work and decision to cancel his series, but I'm not here to talk about that.
In the mean time feel free to send me demo reels if you want to be part of the show. Either mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can link me to the ones you posted in the audio portal or on youtube. Who knows? You could be chosen.
I'm also available on skype on occasion, so if you want to chat, feel free to say hi. :)
Keep in mind that I'm not looking for VAs for the current episode, but for the one after it, once I have the script developed of course.
I might post a third preview of the episode considering it's huge length, so be on the lookout for it.
Is anybody going to watch this movie? It really looks like a modern day version of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", but in the videogame world.
I want to check it out myself. Looks interesting. It's almost as if Disney visited Newgrounds' Video Game Parodies collection and came up with this idea. Will it work? Who knows? Let's just jope it's worth it.
Well, after seeing Chis Nolan's take on The Batman mythology I do have to say that it had its initial bumps in the road but overall it was worth it. I initially rejected Batman Begins back in 2005 becuase of the little details in comparison to Tim Burton's Batman like The Scarecrow not feeling like a very convincing villain and the fact that the batmobile was a tank-like vehicle (better known as The Tumbler), but over the years the movie grew on me and I liked the backstory of Bruce Wayne's origins as a ninja to better fit The Batman character appearing from the darkness, that and the additional plot twist that Ra's Al Ghul, his mentor, later became a villain.
Tim Burton's Batman was popula because of its dark visual style and a dramatic musical score made by Danny Elfman. In comparison, when Batman was rebooted by Chris Nolan, its mythology was expanded even further, not just making it dark visually, but emotionally. As for the musical score by Hanz Zimmer, it's much more suspenseful in comprison to Elfman's theme, but at times it isn't as memorable like Elfman's theme which was later used for the 90's animated series.
When I saw the Dark Knight, I was completely blown away. Heath Ledger's version of the Joker was for the most part disturbing but there were times where you simpathized with the character. He loved getting away with murder,wreaking havoc in gotham city and not giving a crap about the consequences. As for Christian Bale's take on Batman, he was more emotionally disturbed and constantly carried that burden over the death of his parents in the first film. In the 2nd film Bruce dealt with bigger issues that lead to the deaths of his childhood friend Rachel Dawes and the Attorney Harvey Dent.
After seeing the Dark Knight Rises, I overall enjoyed the film, despite it having several unexplained plot holes at times like how Batman was locked up in a pit located in the middle of nowhere and he was able to return to Gotham city which was completely isolated when Bane destroyed all access to the area. How did he do it? BECAUSE HE'S BATMAN!
In this film, Bruce has been living as a hermit in his mansion for 8 years with a broken leg and Wayne enterprises went bankrupt. Bane was more of a psychological menace to the people of Gotham City, but he's nothing compared to The Joker. As for Catwoman, she was portrayed as a cat burglar this time and even showed to be more human when she worked with and even betrayed Batman. The ending felt a bit cheesy, but it was also a fitting conclusion to the trilogy, seeing that Bruce decided to Sacrifice his Batman alter ego and start anew with a different identity accompanied by Selina Kyle (Catwoman). What was even more interesting was that it even hinted at a possible (though unlikely) spin-off with the new John Blake Character being Robin after finding the bat cave.
overall, like I said before, The trilogy is worth it and, all plot holes aside, The Dark Knight Rises is a fitting conclusion to the story.
Over the years I grew up watching a lot of anime, before it started oversaturating the market and in most countries is largely ignored after animax Failed to gain a worldwide adience (Thanks to Sony) among other issues.
I might as well present a list of anime that I recommend, some of which influenced me over the years.
Saber Marionette J: A story that takes place in another planet starting in the 22nd century. Seven Men from Earth have successfully survived on the planet thanks to advanced human cloning techniques. However women haven't existed in several hundred years, so to make up for that, they created robots with femminine features called marionettes. A young man found 3 of these marionettes that have a special "maiden circuit" which allows them to express human emotion. These Marionette dolls were found shortly before a huge Nazi-like invasion war broke out and they are the only ones strong enough to save their land. I recommend the show since it's part sci-fi, part harem anime and the colorful characters develop well over time.
FullMetal Alchemist: The story of two young Brothers who after uncuccessfully using alchemy to revive their dead mother sufferred horrifying consequences (one boy lost an arm and a leg and the other boy's soul is sealed in a suit of armour), became part of the military in search for the Philosopher's stone in order to return themselves back to normal. I strongly recommend this one. has a blend of child like comedy with some serious adult themes in a sort of steampunk based setting. The series is full of cliffhangers and you get hooked instantly. There are two versions of the show, the latest one is a more faithful adaptation of the manga, but they're both fun to check out.
Crayon Shin-Chan: The story of a six year old boy who apart from being a little perv hitting on older women, is also quite the trouble maker. He makes Bart Simpson look like an honor roll student. for the most part it's a comedy, has its tender moments too and I loved the over the top silliness of the anime.
Red Baron: A mecha- themed anime kinda like power rangers, except that it involves a giant robot fighting tournament in the year 2050 and there's this mysterious organization who wants to know the secrets of the Red Baron Robot an it's Pilot. it has it's campiness, but also has a certain charm to it since it's fun to see robots duke it out.
Neon-Genesis Evangelion: This show is messed up. it takes place in a post apocalyptic world, strange aliens called "angels" are taking over the world, three teenagers are assigned to pilot robots called Evangelions, or Eva for short, to fight these angels, most of the cast have personal traumatic incidents in their lives and the story itself blurs the line between science and religion. At times this Mecha anime can be very graphic and it's a little hard to understand the whole plot, but the Anime is one of the most memorable ones.
Slayers: A Comedy fantasy themed anime, like your typical RPG. It stars a hot headed sorceress, an airheaded swordsman with a light sword (like a light saber), a bubbly sorcerer princess and a chimera sorcerer . the team during the early parts of the series started searching for the Clair Bible which explain all the secrets behind light and dark magic. now for the most part they're mostly bounty hunters the show can get over the top in campiness, but it's hilarious none the less.
Those who hunt elves: the story of 3 humans (a martial artist, an actress and an army brat scholgirl with a tank) are accidentally transported to a fantasy world full of elves. The only way to get back is to find spell fragments that are magically tattooed on female elves. so this means that they have to underss these women to find these fragments. Kinda perverted, but what do you expect from anime?
Gundam Wing: A mecha- themed political drama that talk about fighting an evil empire. plot is a little hard for me to follow. all I know is that the female lead (a princess who discovers her true past later turned into a queen of the world) has her eyes set on one of the Gundam pilots, despite the main character looking and acting mysterious yet very one dimentional. He only focuses on his top secret mission.
Digimon: This series is somewhat overlooked, mainly cause of the bad english dubbing, but at times the series can be either childish or very dark the basic plotline is that a group of kids are usually chosen to enter the digiworld and come across digital monsters who befriends them and they fight evil digimon while at the same time either return back home or protect their city from being destroyed. The plot varies depending on the season, but what got me hooked is the music in the original Japanese dubs. The music makes the transformation scenes EPIC!!
Dragonball : Who doesn't know about it? Do I really need to explain? Just watch it!
Pokemon: initially the anime was fun, but over the years it kept recycling plots over and over. I watch it on occasion ,but it's not as fun as it used to be. the only differences made are that Ash is in another region still striving to become a pokemon master and we keep getting a different female lead after a saga ends. they should have at least let the characters grow up and mature a bit, instead of getting stuck in a floating timeline.
Viewtiful Joe: A comic Book/Movie geek that gets sucked in the movie world. never played the game before, but the show was interesting to watch Not much to say about the whole plot but the show was pretty random for the most part, taking several movie themes and elements and incorporating it to the story.
Well, I guess that's it for now. if you have any to recommend feel free to post it.
The following is a request from a buddy of mine Hoodedcobra, the guy behind Pokemon: Gold Rush on youtube. It's for a charity event, so feel free to be a part of it.
We stream Nintendo games live 24/7 from Wednesday July 11th to Wednesday July 18th, while encouraging our viewers to donate to the Child's Play charity.The Child's Play charity is a charity that buys toys, books, and video games for children in hospitals to make their stay all the more pleasant.
We offer gifts for donating. You can, instead of just giving out money for no reason, get a cool Nintendo-themed t-shirt...Or, SOMETIMES, we do ridiculous stunts when we get enough donations... Last year a kid who is part of the marathon shaved a single leg. The year before, we tried swallowing a spoonful of cinammon. We MAY be giving out a raffle of prizes to a random person who donated...OR they can just watch and not bother donating, because more viewers in the chat=higher on the main page of uStream=more viewers joining. So, they can just sit back and watch humorous live Let's Plays of Nintendo games...
"Founded in 2010 by Let's Player TheChewyChimchar, Video Game Satirist HoodedCobra, and redditor PR0CT0R, NM4CP (or Nintendo Marathon 4 Child's Play) does whatever it can to turn gaming into philanthropy, and leisure into work!" Any other questions,send them my way.
BTW, we are not officially affiliated with Child's Play Charity (which is owned by the folks from Penny Arcade), we just like helping their cause. We stream 24/7 by taking sleeping shifts, eating shifts, and being in at least 3 different time zones.
Here's a preview of Four Swords Misadventures 8
The episode is still in its early stages. I currently have my hands full with more important things since I'm in the middle of an internship (stuck doing office work for 8 hrs. a day) and I'm about to graduate soon, so this could take a while to get done. I've been slowly getting back on track after all the stuff I went through the last 18 months. Been feeling a bit rusty, but I did this to prove that the series hasn't been cancelled.
For this one, I had no choice but to make a change in the cast in order to keep things moving. I got SpikeDaPenguin Back as classic Red (ep. 1-3), but Silverlink, who played Blue, dropped out of the project and Baldboy64 (who played Red in Ep. 4-7) will now be Blue Link. The things I do to keep this show going....
With that in mind, here's hoping that I get it done somehow. I'm even working on an early draft for episode 9 with he help of a friend, if you want more that is...
There are times where you come across an event or a film that delivers a powerful message when you least expect it. During my 6 month depression last year due to several issues(a tough break up and a sick grandma who passed away in march of this year), I came across this clip from Rocky Balboa that changed my life:
Now thanks to this scene I have a new found respect for Sly Stallone and his Rocky films.
A friend of mine also introduced me to this one a while back which is also good:
Here's another one from Arnold Schwarzenegger:
This one however, is a bit embarrassing though:
It's good to learn from these clips (except for the last one, that's just sad) Anyone got any other good ones?