This brought me back. I've been following plenty of Newgrounds animators since the early days, and I still love all of the content that they all post (even though most of it isn't on Newgrounds anymore), and while it's all been great and continued to improve, it's never felt like classic Newgrounds to me, however that can even be described.
This did it. Not to say you haven't improved, you have... while the animation has never been the centerpiece of your work, it has become more dynamic and interesting looking, but this has the same kind of, I don't know, heart? That I've come to expect from your work and the olden days of Newgrounds. Thanks for making me feel that again.
People are stupid
Yes he has cancer... yes he is popular.
This isn't really making fun of Edd as much as his sense of humor. I think Eddsworld is good, but people are way to sensitive. It's like saying, "Magic Johnson has AIDS! So therefore you can't parody him!"
I'm amazed you guys aren't flaming Oney for his Edd video, even though that one was also hilarious. Learn what a parody is, people.
They were all a little short, and I have to say, I only enjoyed 3 out of the 7 (including the easter egg, which I enjoyed) but for the most part the animation was good on all of the animations. and enjoying half of the submissions in a collab usually means a pretty good collab, So, uh, good job! Nice collab!
2 asdfmovies in one year?
what a privilege
Zach, You're Great
Already a huge fan, you can imagine I enjoyed this. Funny, and oh my God, do I agree with it wholeheartedly. Myself, as well as the rest of intelligent beings on teh interwebz thank you.
Minus one point for the lack of a black joke.
The animation was gorgeous, the drawings were perfect, the premise was hilariously sad, the music is fucking wonderful... It's all amazing! I can't find a SINGLE thing that I don't like. I want to see more from you, and I want to see it NOW! AAAAGGGHHHH!
This really isn't good, man. I gotta be honest.
But it CAN be good. You just have to work harder at it.
Firstly, the dialogue seems kind of stiff and unnatural. That might be because of the voice actors, or it might because of the writing. Although the voice acting too, is not so great. Martin is pretty good as Nylocke, but the rest of the cast is about average.
Secondly, the battle scenes are not engaging or entertaining. Like, I actually want the awkward, slow dialogue scenes during these parts. They have a strange pace that fluctuates randomly, and the action itself isn't that spectacular. So, what it seems like to me is since you want to make these quickly to release a new episode each month, and you want the action scenes to look good, you make the dialogue mostly text and poses. But when you do that and the action scenes come out like this, it is inexcusable.
Thirdly, the humor doesn't do it for me. And since I know you'll say, "It isn't your type of humor, you just don't get it," let me just defend myself. Screaming isn't funny. 4th wall jokes when done this way isn't funny. And giving regular everyday things "cute" little nicknames is not funny. It seems like you are writing for 8 year olds.
Speaking of writing for 8 year olds, my fourth point (more of a mini point), is that you can SWEAR. This is Newgrounds. You're not going to hurt anyone's little virgin ears. But, since you do write for 8 year olds, you might argue that you want to make it family friendly, but then why do you talk about "fetishes" and other things of the like? At least stay consistent with your flaws.
Fifth, the art is still of low quality, so is the animation, etc. You know, if you're on a tight schedule, make an episode implying that there will be a huge update to the TOME system or something, take a break from making episodes, and do a huge overhaul on the art. If the animation will be low quality, at least make the art of high quality.
And finally, just a nitpick I have had for a while. That thing you do, where your character yells angrily, and his mouth enlarges with sharp teeth- wasn't funny the first time a saw it, and it's just annoying now. The dialogue feels like it was written for a video game, especially towards the end. Which I guess was your intention, but here it doesn't really work because it is delivering information which doesn't seem relevant to a viewer and just seems overall awkward.
The only redeeming factor to this all is the music, which isn't that bad, but it's also not a huge focus and takes a back seat to what you are trying to do with visuals, humor, story, etc.
Please, take all (constructive) criticisms into mind when making these episodes, because it could vastly improve what you want and are trying to do.
oh em hee
dis is da best girlchan in paradise so far ;D
Just kiddin' Oney, and you never seem to disappoint!
I JUST CAME
I listened to this the other day (the audio) and was like "ahahaha, this would make a great animation" and I just submitted it today, and it is frighteningly similar to yours. I just want you to know I didn't copy it... haha. Great minds think alike, I suppose!
And very nice video! ;D
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