Stupid puns! Goofy attacks! Typos in the credits! This cartoon has it all. I always thought the statues in Final Fantasy 6 were kind of creepy. I mean they’re just standing there, but you know all the insane attacks and spells are coming from them.
So I destroyed all the creepiness by replacing them with a big cartoony sloth statue. Because that’s how I roll.
Aww yea’, now it’s time for a very relevant video. This cartoon was made to promote last year’s Pokémon marathon. Sinnoh is home to the first snowy town in the Pokémon universe, I loved Route 216′s music, and the marathon was going to be huge, so I couldn’t help myself.
The statue-like creatures in the video are based on dogus, little clay figures that have been found in Asia and South America. But these are dogus who live in the snow, so I call them “snowgus.” Each snowgu was modelled to look simplistic, like the Pokémon in My Pokémon Ranch. I don’t know, I think they’re cute.
That was a fun marathon, wasn’t it? We’re trying out some new stuff with these characters and the cartoons, particularly showing the shorts between games so that the viewers have something to gawk at while the players set up the next game. I’m glad some of you enjoyed them! I also liked the “wtf is this I don’t even–” responses from newcomers.
So for anyone new to the community, here’s the deal: these shorts are oh-so-creatively called “VG Flash.” They’re about the adventures of Wilhelm, a knife-wielding tempura shrimp, and Zee, a flying blueberry. They’re set to video game music and are often used to promote TSG’s marathons. And despite the utter nonsense I draw, I don’t take any mind-altering substances. I don’t even know what would happen if I did, but I’m fairly certain it would cause reality implode.
Also, expect to see more of these characters in the future. I’s gots me some plans for them, I does!
So here we are with another VG Flash cartoon, this time based on the theme to Team Fortress 2. I play a lot of TF2 with a friend of mine, and I figured the 10th cartoon could also be a nice present to him for his birthday. He’s a nightmarish Pyro, but I like to play Medic and heal as much as possible. I often follow him around and heal him like mad; he fends off any enemy who targets me, and I keep him alive enough that he can be unusually aggressive.
This cartoon is the most viewed on my Youtube channel, so the comments on it tend to be less focused and more argumentative. It’s a fair tradeoff… I… guess?
With the Resident Evil marathon only a week away, it’s good to see another scary cartoon.
Last year’s Halloween show was more about horror games in general than any one series, and one of those games was Eternal Darkness. I love ED so I immediately set to work making this short.
So now we come to a turning point in the series. This is the first cartoon to mark the transition from DDR Flash to VG Flash. For many stupid, absurd reasons, the series ground down to a halt. One stupid, absurd reason was the difficulty in finding support. See, originally the idea was to introduce these characters, then use them and the attention to help promote charity. By combining my love of games and charity work, I was hoping to make a real difference. But there wasn’t enough support for the series for the idea to be effective, so I abandoned the project.
Then about a year later, I happened to check on Starmen.net and found an interesting post. “Live Mother series marathon begins in just a few hours!” it said. And lo and behold, I was introduced to The Speed Gamers! I loved the Mother marathon and found out that most of their shows were for charity. I decided right then and there to revive my series to help promote the marathons, and thus the project was reborn.
I quickly made a new cartoon for the then-upcoming Halloween marathon… then was surprised to find they spontaneously scheduled a Halo marathon before it. The quick deadline and the length of the song made for a boring cartoon, but I loved the challenge anyway. Halo-like planet, halo-shaped aliens… it works, right?
And now for a… holiday tune?
Well, not exactly. This is Penguin, from Pop n’ Music. Not a holiday song per se, but you can’t name your song “Penguin” and not expect people to think of ice and snow, right? This was used as my online card that year. You’ll notice at the end it says “HAPPPY HOLIDAYS.” I intended to add “THE EXTRA P IS FOR ‘PENGUIN’” but completely forgot to do so, and Flash kept inexplicably crashing every time I tried to re-render the cartoon afterwards. So here we are with what looks like a stupid typo.
This also marks the last of the “DDR Flash” series. Things really pick up after this, and with good reason.
As you’ve undoubtedly heard and gone insane with happiness over, Capcom itself is going to help out with The Speed Gamers’ Resident Evil marathon! And when something that rad happens, there’s only one proper response.
Also sorry about taking so long to respond to PMs; trust me, the wait will be worth it
And now for a cartoon befitting the month. It’s Your Rain! I originally wanted to do the original song from the Silent Hill 4 soundtrack, but I didn’t have enough time so I went with the DDR version. This is the first appearance of the “Stababy” creatures, who are named after the nickname I gave the “grey children” in Silent Hill 1 since I didn’t know any of the monsters’ names.
Also, FAKE SHAKY CAM WHY NOT.
ATTENTION! GLORIOUS ATTENTION!
Before I start, let me say that I read and appreciate every comment I get on these and my art. I rarely respond because I can hardly ever think of anything to say beyond “thanks! I appreciate it! ” and repeating that over and over would sound very fake. So consider this the blanket “THANK YOU” response to all comments past, present, and future.
“What if in the future I say you’re terrible a–” “THANK YOU!”
That said, here’s Kind Lady. I wanted to complete a cartoon in a very short amount of time, and I got this cute little idea to use squiggly sketchbook art. This is one of my favorite Bemani songs. How much do I like it? Well, I have a 7-and-a-half minute extended version of the song on my hard drive. However, I accidentally credit Naoki in the credits, when the song is by OKUYATOS. By the time I realized my mistake, it was too late to change it. Oopsie.