I saw this on the front page and didn't take me long to notice that the crudely drawn dog and humorously-named author both took part in an interesting game I had played a while ago which brought me many smiles and tears. Somehow my apparent internet nostalgia led me to believe that this would be some bright hearted thing rather than the shock valued mess that it really is, and boy was I mistaken.
While the animation quality isn't the best, it is good enough to leave an enhanced bitter taste with all the detailed shit, piss and gore flying about to most of those who sit through it. Coming to think of it, I was never a big fan of your animation works, and still am not. The audio on the other hand is nothing short of appropriate to say the least.
I totally dig the art style that came along with this test, but you really need to work on the technical aspect of the voices since they have a very important role in your work. The sound is very low, the characters speak fairly quickly and the accent is very present, even if it is faked. Put all these together and you'll bring difficulties for understanding to both non-English speakers and regulars. I had to listen to the punchline thrice to comprehend it, and I'm not deaf nor unacquainted with the language.
Please take note as this review also applies to some of your other works, where the Voice Acting takes a big role but falls short in quality due to very basic technical aspects not meeting certain expectations. If you're completely unable to tweak these parameters (sound, clarity and pronunciation) I recommend adding the option for subtitles because it will then ensure most will be able to understand what you're trying to get your characters to say without having to listen more than once.
Real interesting and well done animation work, voice acting (the female part of it at least) on the other hand sounded a bit cluttered and unclear at points making it a sore to listen to. Still, great short.
A little bit too "edgy" for my taste. The sudden, random violence pulled out of nowhere in the short isn't as appealing or as freaky as you might think it is. The animation was "reasonable", though a bit choppy here and there. The story (if there was any) didn't add up or was too hard to follow, followed by an abrupt ending which looked pretty bad in my opinion as you apparently stretched the last frame and put effects everywhere rather than making it look like actual film getting ripped.
You should probably attempt to animate water/blood drips manually, also. Most of the blood effects you made looked incredibly artificial rather than fluid (which would look good rather than just silly).
I understand it is a short and all, but it does have a lot of flaws. And taken that you seem to be very proud of this character (to the point of monetizing him) I felt that pointing out what seemed odd about it would benefit everybody.
2.5/5 - 5/10
Bleh your review was so condescending and pompous while trying to sound "profound". Its quite obvious this cartoon hit a note with you to bother writing all you did, but I hardly doubt if I cleaned up the blood and film decay that your true malice-soaked opinions about my cartoon or my characters would change at all. Thanks for nothing
Absolutely fantastic work. The humor and animation are top notch, you can easily zoom in on Zone-Tan's face and you'll notice a great amount of detail for the expressions. Can't wait to see Filia's flash.
Also tell Stamper to let go of cocaine. It's a bad habit.
I don't know much about your work but I'm fairly certain most background art is clearly traced over and that is plain unacceptable under artistic terms. The animation quality was also significantly poor.
In other thoughts, it is intriguing the day-to-day mindsetting of med-students and patients alike, and the short film sort of represents those feelings through an artistic endeavor. I saw your blog you've advertised at the end and it is plain vital for understanding the movie, all in all it is pretty deep and I enjoyed it.
I'll advise you so you focus more on improving your art-style so your "everything" is slightly more clear and more pleasant to stare at. Greetings from Brazil.
thank you for your comment. i'm glad you enjoyed my blog; hopefully it allows you to understand more.
yes it is true, some of the background is traced, but i don't agree with your statement that this makes it any less of an "art". like one who is making a film movie, i must first do location scouting before i can start. due to funds and other practical factors, i am limited to the internet. even with limitations, the scenery was still carefully selected. in the case of a film, they are just photographing and "tracing" over reality and converting it into the medium they are presenting their work. for me, i am tracing over and reducing my selections down to 2 colors (or 1 color, depending on your definition of color), which i believe takes quite some effort, as you lose ability to contrast things through saturation, as well as hue. i hope you understand. it may not appeal to you and that is fine with me, but i don't think it is "unacceptable" for art. have you ever seen an andy warhol painting?
This is, let me clarify, very well made. The animation and design is very fluid, and the story behind it is somewhat interesting. This has great length for a flash movie, and I would dare the compare this series to an action movie you'd pay for.
Amazing job with the series. Itching to see more.
Too bad the game isn't as half as interesting as this make it seem to be.
I got a nostalgia attack both from the fact that this contains the Mario 64 soundtrack and that this reminds me of old newground Flash cartoons (they were simple, very "mature" and entertaining).
The way you tried to make humour by making the characters other than Max react positively towards things like "I fucked your cunt and it was really good" and negatively to things like "don't point that thumb at me you dumb jerk" wasn't really that creative or humorous at all.
I suggest you to give up on these series, they're pretty awkward and bland.
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