Here are some clips from the Street Fighter Project that I'm working on. Currently it's about halfway done and I will possibly add a couple more gags to the mix. I'm really liking how the project is turning out so far. Wish me luck with the rest of it!
BTW, Rina-chan was Nice enough To make a cameo as Guile's wife Jane. Thanks Rina-chan :)
I'm currently developing A Street Fighter parody mainly based on Street fighter II (and it's constant updates) and at this moment I'm now looking for voice actors for most of the playable characters that appeared in SF II, as well as some minor cameos from the other installments. The script has been written and they mostly consist of random sketches between the characters. Think of this concept as MK Mishaps meets Brawl Taunts. Yes, an odd combination, but that's the best I can describe it.
Currently I need voices for these characters:
If anyone's interested, send me a demo reel at email@example.com and I'll pick the best ones suitable for the project. I'm only searching for users who are 16 or older who know something about audio programs( like audacity for example). Best of luck to all those participating.
Now choose your character and FIGHT!
The reason I'm asking this question is because I occasionally get this offer from time to time. The only official ones that I participated in were Sprite TV 2 & 3, but ever since I finished Sprite TV 3, I decided to distance myself from collabs mainly because of an incident that occurred the day after that flash was uploaded where I personally felt humiliated over a post I made about supporting sprite movies. I ended up feeding the trolls unintentionally and got a nasty backlash from the haters. From that point on I only participated in collabs, but in a limited way through voice acting (mainly in Osuka's flashes).
Now, back to the general topic of collabs. They can be good, they can be bad, they can be controversial, or they could simply be a waste of people's time. Collabs are good in one way because of the interaction between authors and animators in order to make something fun and worth watching and maybe even make something really epic out of a team effort. On the other hand, there will be the occasional collab where it starts off with high expectations and ends up failing miserably, sometimes on purpose if this was started by a troll.
Now lets talk about the authors in a collab. we have the users who are known and praised for their own work, the novice authors who like to lend a hand and the users who are sort of "leeches" who just want to take advantage of someone else's talent just to win an award and because they don't either have the time nor motivation to develop a solo project (or just suck at it), thus working only on collabs.
I'm not saying that everyone acts this way. There truly are people who are interested in working with other talented authors, but for another purpose. In my case, I got a particular offer to join a collab so that I could guide and help out the new animators who are interested in flash and the collab leader even went as far as saying "it would be awesome to work with one of the best!" Though I found this encouraging, I had to turn it down because my semester at the Uni got heavy this year.
As for me participating in a future collab, well, we'll see what happens. I'm choosing my side-projects carefully from now on and I don't want the same thing to happen to me all over again.
Overall, when it comes to collabs, participate at your own risk because you never know what could happen. Just sayin...
Wow, I never expected to get this far. I rarely win a monthly award or weekly or even review crew pick.
It may be 3rd place, but hell, I'm not complaining. Thanks NG and thanks again to all those who collaborated in this episode! Hope to make more soon.
To commemorate the beginning of the World Cup 2010, let's look back and remember the most controversial event that occurred last time in Germany 2006, The Zidane Headbutt!
People on the internet went nuts photoshopping and editing this infamous scene in World Cup hisotry. XD
I might as well answer these comments that I have been getting about the new episode lately:
1) "The episode is too short. I'm really disappointed"
Most haven't complained about it, but I eventually found a handful of comments stating this. Personally, I don't care how long or short an episode is as long as it's good enough to satisfy the main audience. Guys, it's not like I submit 90 minute feature films on the site you know. If I make the episodes any longer, the content in it will grow stale and I don't want that. Some of you can get really spoiled, especially after ep. 6 which I admit that I got carried away making it a 19-minute episode. From my POV, there's no such thing as a perfect episode when everyone has their favorites
2) "Your humor is very childish and immature."
Most of my audience is usually 12 and up, so it's kind of obvious. And yes, that's what I was aiming for. The main cast is supposed to act like teenagers,though I prefer to keep them ageless to avoid any confusion. Just be glad that I don't focus on fart jokes and toilet humor. I don't mind that at times, it's just that I prefer to find other ways to make people laugh instead of adding a random fart joke in an episode. I'm not THAT desperate for a laugh you know...
3) "you're making too many references to other stuff."
For those who aren't aware, two of my many influences behind the series are "South Park" and the "Shrek" movies (the first two were better). This stuff gave me the idea to mix pop culture references within my own personal Zelda Universe, even if the content I used is something from a movie or a TV show, It's all for fun. Don't ruin it the flash for everyone else.
4)"Aren't you going a tad overboard with the anime references?"
Ok, I'll admit that the anime references in my series do seem to be a bit forced at times, but in my defense, ISN'T THE LEGEND OF ZELDA JAPANESE TOO!? I'm an otaku (anime fan boy), deal with it! besides, one of my buddies insisted on working on a Rozen Maiden type of ending for FSM 6.I was skeptical about it at first, but I decided to try it out anyway.
apart from anime I also referenced other shows like MST3K and Aqua Teen Hunger Force for example. Again, just for fun.
5)"Can't you be more original with your humor?"
For those who haven't noticed, I also mix a bit of my own original humor to the series, though it's sometimes not easy to grasp at first glance. Stuff like for example: the super cucco, the alcoholic milk, the broken magic mirror, pissing off the sign guy, Dark Link going on a one man coup d'état,Gossip stones spreading gossip throughout Kakriko Village, introducing Tingle as a possible villain,etc. need I go on? If that isn't Original, then I don't know what is.
Honestly, the people at Youtube are less picky about my stuff...
Oh well, this is Newgrounds after all. Everyone's a damn critic here.
What are you doing here reading this post? Watch the damn thing already!
Make sure to find all of the medals!
This has been the hardest decision I had to make. I've been thinking it over and, after several delays with Four Swords Misadventures 7, I have decided to cancel the project completely and reboot the entire series from the very first episode. Trust me, it's for the best! The Four Swords reboot will be completely drawn, it will have no sprites, will have a better origin story by following the actual manga and it will have a completely different cast of voice actors! It's gonna be awesome! XD
Click here to see some exclusive material for the upcoming Four Swords reboot.
Update: it's obviously not true. Tom Fulp and his "Bacongrounds"gag kinda ruined the prank for me. Anyway my point here is this: what's up with Hollywood and it's constant reboots of old films these days? What's up with that?
OK, I'm not one to post on the front page very often but I have to point something out that's been happening last week in my country.
For those who aren't aware, Venezuela (the country where I currently live in) has officially started outlawing violent video games. In other words, any game that's considered aggressive, violent and/or gory are now going to be banned over here. I'm dead serious! Click here and here to read all about it.
They've been debating over this new law about as early as September of 2009. Basically the Venezuelan government is doing this to "tone down the violence in the streets" and whoever is caught selling these games will get fined and will be put to jail for at least 4 years.
Most criminals who live in the slums of Caracas are too poor to even afford these types of games or consoles, so I don't see much logic in this. Plus, attacking one source isn't going to stop the violence. Video games are not entirely the problem here. Violent movies, Violent TV shows, Violent/hateful music (to a certain extent) and domestic violence are some of the several issues that lead to this type of stuff. I'm no criminologist, but I don't think this is going to solve the issue of high crime and death rates over here. What we need is gun control instead! Why can't they understand that?
Anyway, now because of this new law, games like Call of Duty, Halo, GTA, fighting games in general and even possibly your typical Mario game, as ridiculous as it may sound, are going to be banned here! I may be stretching things by adding a Mario game as an example, but either way, I'm showing you guys how absurd and how fucking unfair this is for us gamers over here.
I'm no politician, but I'm completely against this move. Next thing you know, they're probably going to ban internet connections here, knowing how fucked up this country is these days. I really need to move out of this country someday.
This is just bullshit...nuff said.
Personally, I have nothing against James Cameron. As a matter of fact, I have a lot of respect for his work. From The Terminator to Titanic (even though I hated the annoying teenie boppers that went crazy over DiCaprio at the time, but I got over that).
But when it comes to Avatar,I was slightly disappointed with it. Yeah I saw the movie. Sure,the visuals are great, the characters are interesting, yet sometimes cliché, but the story itself didn't feel very original. Story-wise It's basically "Dances With Wolves" in space. It didn't feel that mind blowing to me like his previous films did. Hell, one scene of the movie, the sky mountain scene, felt like it came out of one of the recent Final Fantasy games(Don't know which cause I'm not a huge fan of the series).
Plus, the use of Michelle Rodriguez as a stereotypical tomboyish officer/army brat felt tiring. She already did that in previous films like S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil for God sakes and it feels like she's playing the same character over and over again. Sam Worthington, on the other hand, is really making a name for himself these days and I liked his performance as Jake Sully in the film. I'm surprised he wasn't nominated for an Oscar yet. I really look forward to seeing more of his movies.
All nitpicking aside, I wouldn't be surprised if Avatar wins all 9 Academy Awards. Supposedly, lightning can't strike the same place twice. But when it comes to James Cameron, he can make that happen somehow, someway...who knows?