When I finally got hands on my own computer around 4 years ago, I hardly knew even how to change my wallpaper! But I couldn't help starting to mess with Adobe Flash, this magnum opus piece of software. Well, lets just say it had its side effects ;)
Aaand here comes.. The Mission, which is the first flash animation movie I ever made! Yay! I swear it wasn't meant to be a funny cartoon, but never mind, you won't believe anyway. Just see how naïve and superficial it is. Without much intro, take a look at the 4 years old crazy weird stuff. I assume no guarantee if it makes you go mad and insane. And I hope this doesn't prevent you from coming back to my blog ever again ;)
This movie was made out of the sudden motivation I had after I figured out how to add music in a flash movie(back then).
It was amusing to go through this noob work of mine. Its source is implemented in a way I'd straightaway call stupid at present.
I remember that I drew the dialogues with hand just because I didn't know then that I could actually type in the text. Imagine that!
Also, all of the movie is done frame by frame, without any automatic transitions and it surprises me now that how much patience I had then.
I guess you would have noticed the really weird play and pause(which appears as a stop) buttons. Those were added when I learned for the first time how to make buttons.
And you may also notice that there's a a vague sync in the animation and the background music, which I can't remember now was intentional or accidental!
Okay now, which is your favorite scene in The Mission? My personal favorite is where the guy swings the axe from his one hand to the other :P
Yesterday I had to witness a very heart breaking sight on the road.
A little puppy had been hit by some vehicle and was lying right in the middle of the road. Now, this is one of the very common things about our roads. Everyday we see countless animals tattooed upon the road, with rubber tires scattering their hearts and intestines all around.
But I'm sure no one would forget this puppy. It was alive. And it was so much alive, like it didn't want to die so soon.
The poor thing was trying to stand up, with its small broken legs and its torso bent down, with a broken neck and its head twisted in an impossible direction. There was blood, flashing red blood over its white feeble body and the dark spots on them.
And it was wriggling, so violently in the middle of the road and all the busy traffic rushing along its sides. I felt like it was holding onto every bits and pieces of its life that was now flying away from it. Like it didn't want to let go of this beautiful world it has only started to see. The same world which has now pinned him to its rough tarred path.
As my vehicle too roared past this puppy, one could only wish for another hit, another huge tire which would bid the small thing its painless goodbye. I don't know what happened to it. But the picture remains in my mind and heart, just like the little puppy, refusing with all its will to fade away and disappear..
This is how the puppy looked like. I don't know why god made them so cute.