"I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out." -Romans 7:18 (NIV)

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Posted by Surn - October 16th, 2010

Russio has made it off the "Latest Submissions" page with a score of 3.54 (which is 0.07 behind Carrotoid which took much less effort and time to make) . Towards the beginning it had an "Awesome Score" of 3.62 but steadily declined to about 3.47 then rose to where it is now.

It's not over yet. I'll be working on the Easter Egg version for Albino Blacksheep which will have (of course) easter eggs among other things.

Posted by Surn - October 14th, 2010

Russio: Epic Russian will hopefully be uploaded to Newgrounds tomorrow at around 4:00PM Eastern Atlantic Time. It will have tree-eating, electrified plasma-coffee, tetris punching, a fight with a flying robotic bear and (of course) explosions all in 33 seconds!

Russio: Epic Russian Progress Log: Coming to Newgrounds Tomorrow!

Posted by Surn - October 9th, 2010

I've finished the two remaining scenes. In scene 8 Russio dances to a sensory overload of flashing lights and in Scene 9 the movie goes out with a bang (literally).

The next task is to "package" everything. This means adding the preloader, making a title and end screen, programming menu options etc. I should be sending this in by next Friday.

Russio: Epic Russian Progress Log: Main Body Complete

Posted by Surn - October 3rd, 2010

In this scene Russio fights the final boss (which is a large, flying mechanical bear) while speeding through the woods.

With the mechanical bear I attempted to make it resemble Soviet Russia's Vinni Puh. It ended up bearing too little resemblance but still looked pretty good (In Soviet Russia Vinni Puh Resembles YOU).

The next two scenes will require less work, and should be done before the weekend. Hopefully I'll have something for Newgrounds on October 17th.

Russio: Epic Russian Progress Log: Scene 7/9 complete

Posted by Surn - September 26th, 2010

Before I begin I should probably tell you what I'm doing.

In a nutshell I am making a 30 second sprite short. What's different from other sprite shorts is that I'm making everything myself and I'm not using any of the trademarked characters sprite flash fans know and adore (If you want to see a sample of my work see Carrotoid) . This will be introducing my character, Russio doing a number of off the wall actions in 9 scenes consisting of mostly 3 seconds each. Russio's appearance will not be revealed until the Newgrounds edition is complete.

This log was moved over from my blog since it didn't seem to be getting any traffic.

Onto this weeks log:
Scene 6 was finished quicker than I expected so I effectively put the rest of the project aside for the rest of the week. This scene consists of Russio being sent skyward riding a straight tetris block. He starts off with a skater-esque pose then launches himself off the block and lands in a wooded area.

Russio: Epic Russian Progress Log: Scene 6/9 complete

Posted by Surn - May 24th, 2010

Today (May 24th) I posted a flash I called "Eyesoap (0m18s). After it made its way through the "Latest Submissions" it ended with a score of 2.09 after I voted it up from 2.04. My personal standard is 2.50 or higher so I erased it.

Lessons learned:
- Make longer flashes
- Try to improve audio quality

Special thanks to those who reviewed it.

R.I.P Eyesoap

Posted by Surn - May 4th, 2010

The Plot Against Mario Fandom was an animutation made to ReRicked by KgZ. This was the first thing I submitted to Newgrounds and It did quite poorly at somewhere below 2.00 before I voted it up while no one was paying attention (which ended around 2.19 which still isn't that good). Now I have decided not to keep any animation that falls below 2.50 on Newgrounds in hopes of making a good reputation for myself as an animator. The Plot Against Mario Fandom does not meet this requirement so it has been removed.

However you can still view it on the Animutation Portal here. While the Animutation Portal version has bonus features the window size is wrong.

Plot Against Mario Fandom: Removed From Newgrounds.

Posted by Surn - May 1st, 2010

How do you make a game that is "family friendly" but appeals to adults more than kids?

Edit: No, I don't know the answer.

Obligatory Picture:

Does anybody have the answer to this riddle?

Posted by Surn - April 28th, 2010

What do you think?

Joli Face Explosion

Posted by Surn - April 23rd, 2010

Use of "lol" is inversely porportional to one's intelligence.

I'm not too sure on this one, I could be wrong. From my perspective, people who frequently say "lol" don't strike me as very bright.

Any thoughts on this? If I'm right this could definitely use re-wording to make it flow better.

And here's a picture because pictures are fun.

Use of "lol" vs. intellect quote.