A bite-sized nugget of chocolate-y randomness! I watched this, like, five times in a row and I was sporting the stupidest grin the whole time. Durr hurr hurr lol. Good stuff! :3
To tell the truth, when I heard about all the buzz surrounding Dot Dot Dot, I was a little suspicious. How amazing could this thing possibly be? Can it live up to the hype? So eventually I got around to watching it and it's... pretty darn good! I don't think it deserves the massive magnanimous praise it's getting, but it's still an awesomely hilarious flash with a unique premise.
I can sorta see how this would become so huge. I mean, one of my favorite things in life is watching the mundane and patchy become EPIC. And Deven Mack pulls that off magnificently in his dramatic reading of the quintessential bad Newgrounds review. And the animation was equally magnificent. Smooth, swift, and exceptionally inventive; it succeeded in making the EPIC even EPICKER. (is that a word? I dunno. IT IS NOW.)
But does it really deserve a score of 4.7? I dunno. Undoubtedly awesome as it is, I think that seems a little excessive. :/
P.S. the only reson im giving this a 10 is beacuase IT'S STILL REALLY FUCKING SWEET.
I lol'd hard.
I was very entertained by this. Not only did you take a simple yet rich concept and expand upon it hilariously, but you made fun of everything strange and silly about the series proper. Plus I'm a sucker for sight gags and internet meme references, so.. yeah. :P
I am eagerly awaiting the surely magnificent sequel. Even though this one is pretty far from being crap thanks to great timing and awesome writing, I'm looking forward to seeing how much more effort you will put into the next one. :D
Same Old Stuff.
I don't know how it's possible for a series to go on for eight years and show so little innovation or improvement. "Neurotically Yours" is likely the most stagnant of all webseries I have ever seen and I see very little hope of anything changing. Most of the characters are petty and one-dimensional, the writing is lacking, the art is dull, and Germaines character arc failed to be compelling.
I'm not talking about abandoning the formula; I'm talking about refinement OF the formula. As I see it, this series started as a mouthpiece to voice your displeasure with the less savory aspects of society (such as the treatment of women as objects and such, as you have mentioned many times) and half the characters were made simply to embody these aspects (like the Hatta, possibly the most one-dimensional black character EVER MADE). THE THING IS, eight years later, the series is STILL like that. The characters (save Germaine, which I'm getting to) are still one-dimensional outlets for your loathing that haven't evolved into full-fledged living thinking BEINGS. And for all of your contempt toward the ills of society, you never bother to dissect your targets with any level of wit or creativity. It's just loud, squeaky anger. Less RANT, more SATIRE!
And Germaines character arc? I never found it compelling. It doesn't inspire sympathy in me when I watch a character resort to prostitution just because they are unable to make any sort of reasonable concession. Like, for example, getting a job with stable pay. Or moving to a smaller apartment with a more manageable rent. Like any starving artist (myself included) would do. Germaine *rarely* comes across as sympathetic. She comes across as an immature, pretentious hypocrite who can't make rational decisions. Huh. Foamy was right on that one.
NOW, I say "rarely" because I can understand the hardships brought on by the objectification of women and the effect that can have on any woman. I agree with that. That whole thing is bullshit. HOWEVER, it's a little difficult to take a contentious topic like this seriously when you depict Germaine getting jizzed on by damn near everything. That just makes the whole thing a farce. And it doesn't help at all when you put Germaine-related Rule 34 on your websites fan-art page. Maybe it's just me, but that doesn't seem right. :P
I'm not trying to be harsh. I used to love NY when I was a teenager dealing with my new-found worlds assorted bullshit. Foamy said everything I was thinking and that was a great feeling. Thing is, whereas I have aged and changed and expanded my mind, your series has not. It's still the same bitter teenager. I would like to see it become a bitter adult. Something with more rounded characters and more precision with the vitriol. Vitriol is good, just... be surgical with it, y'know?
Also, on a softer note, tinker with her hair a bit. The style is fine, but the texture on the outlines makes it look like a wig made out of scouring pads.
It's a long, long, LONG cartoon about African bushmen... having LONG, rambling conversations about nothing in particular. Given that this is the internet, I was expecting this to be full of racist stereotypes. But... not really. Sure, there's stuff about how Africa has a lot of problems with disease and infrastructure, and there's some tongue-in-cheek jokes on tribal culture, but for the most part, it's actually pretty tame.
Sometimes pretty boring.
It's just a cartoon full of people talking like... regular people. Which, I think, is the point, really. And it's charming. I don't know why, but I've watched it three times already. And the ending is hilarious. Make Africa Dudes 2! DO IT. :D
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Sweet and dandy.
A bizarre mix of Transformers with sepia-tone serials. What else can really be said? The artwork is incredible, as we've all come to expect, and it gives style and charm to an interesting, if not silly, concept. The juxtaposition of Transformers jargon with old-timey colloquialisms makes for an absurd experience.
Such cute and adorable carnage; a masterpiece of blood and bunnies. This series has always managed to tickle that bit of my brain that craves smooth, shiny violence and I have no doubts that it will continue to do so for a long time. Simply put: Awesome.
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