Total Insanity, and I couldn't be happier.
A big ball of off-the-wall, illogical, completely random crap. And I FUCKING LOVE IT!!!
Every bit had me laughing, from a snicker to a chuckle to LOL to falling out of my chair in joy. No, seriously, it hurt. (*sniff* the cold, hard tile is so unforgiving.)
In short: this entry hit my favorites list before the halfway mark.
A Sprite-based Ballet
This review applies to the series as a whole:
Overall/Story: One of the best flashes I've EVER seen. The story you've crafted is epic and dramatic. Rather than play to low-brow humor and violence, you've instead chosen a very serious, sad, heartfelt approach to Flashmaking; with jaw-dropping results. I applaud you.
Sound/Music: Your use of the original videogame sounds in such a dramatic environment seems like an odd choice, but the tragic tone somehow changes those sounds to fit; quirky though they may be. I'm not sure how, but it works.
The real star in this flash is the music. The soundtrack you've chosen drives home the emotional impact so well, I fear what would be without it. Music is so important to a piece like this, you've demonstrated a superb understanding of it.
Graphics: When restricted to the NES's 8-bit sprites, you've managed to use it as a simple visual style that adds so much character. Simple yet expressive, like the masks of Greek theatre. Excellent job.
I see myself in this flash.
This cartoon reminds me of a Roman Dirge comic, in that it seems skewed on the outside, but very human underneath. I easily identify with the character as I often have the same feelings he does, which leads me on to examine my own life. (very good) This is an expressive cartoon that makes you think, a welcome addition to Newgrounds. Thank you.
Let's just put this one behind us...
"Why did you tarnish your name with this?" -- TabooTongue
My thoughts exactly. I've watched your other work, so I know you have a keenly unique sense of humor, and I've seen what you're capable of. When you put the effort into a cartoon, it shines. But it seems your heart wasn't in this one, or your intentions were gravely different.
I've seen some HORRIBLE animations here from people that just want to waste everyones time. Why did you to stoop to their level? You're better than this. Nonetheless, I look forward to what you'll do next.
This just oozes style!
Wow! This one had me floored, honestly. You took a classic gag (girl wants boy that wants nothing to do with girl) and made it your own.
Your animation is impressively high in style, and serves it's Japanese influence flawlessly! I can hardly wait to see your next work.
Benny Hill makes everything better
Definately the best one yet! Continuity, a hilarious chase scene, boobie honking, this flash has it all! It's just a glimpse at where this series could go, though. I'm sure you can make a lot of great cartoons with this series, please continue it. *Woody Allen voice* Well, uh, when you, y'know, feel like it, anyway. No rush...
LoL, bit late to be sayin "No Rush" :P
I really liked the pink fish. He reminds me of those hard-boiled noir toughguys. The conflict of his style with the goodnatured world around him is a good source of humor. When he keeps up his bad-ass facade, even when he failed, your sense of irony is quite apparant. Well done, Erik, well done.
This one is a classic
To get it out of the way: Pixies! Woo! There, that's done. This movie has a certain personal style that is impossible to ignore. As you watch, you somehow just know that what you're seeing goes much deeper than it seems.
It's kind of like Sesame Street Porn...
This could have been gratuitious and offensive. But no, you had to use those cute and innocent little squeaky sounds. I can't stay mad at those cute little squeaking sounds!
One of the best stick movie you will EVER see!
Great concept. Really well animated.
Very effective use of the music, too!
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