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This time I added Sound Effects, and worked out fade in and out. There's a tool in flash that allows me to edit the volume and right/left ness of the music... but sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, which leads me to believe I don't TOTALLY get it just yet. But I'm getting there.

We're finally getting to the point where I'm seeing the extent I can take SoE with flash. Considering how consistently people have asked me to go back to hand-drawn pieces, I'm considering whether or not this is the best route for this project. Animation certainly has its limitations, as well as its bonuses. Whatever time advantage I may have initially thought I would have... I don't think it panned out. ^_^; These things take a ridiculous amount of time to make.

Anyhow, enjoy at your own risk! We have one more brief animation after this and then we're closing out chapter one. After that, I'll be taking a break with this project until February to get married, and also to give some serious consideration to the direction I want to take this project. It's been a lot of fun using it to learn flash, but we'll see where we go from here.

Sincerely,
~Gear
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:iconakididmorning:
AkiDIDmorning Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Very professonal work :aww:
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YumaMan9 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Awesome work! :)
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MicrochipSlayer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
seriously love the detail you put into Samus and this animation in general, plus the sound works is really amazing, keep it up.
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:iconpatasata:
Patasata Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Captured from her captors by her jailer whose having an existential crisis.  I can't wait to see where you take this story next.
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SailorShowgirl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Is this going to be the standard format from now on for SoE?

Or will you go back to comic panels?
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ronin-gh0st Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't blame him. I would do the SAME thing xD
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Katie1Grenier Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh.... woow :O
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TwentyfootAngels Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This... this is PERFECT.
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
KOOPA TROOPA! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?! YOU'RE BREAKING THE RULES! 
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KouTheMad Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
well............this is interesting.
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:iconstriderxxx:
striderxxx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
this comic is supercool.iam still waiting for more someday.
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:iconstriderxxx:
striderxxx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
i really want to see more of this comic.
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:icondejavo23:
dejavo23 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
cool!
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Brotakwholockiangrl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
lol she just looks so flustered on the end of the.. erm.. fishing pole thing (is it a fishing pole? Idk) I thought it was hilarious! Also all the sprites especially Samus's are adorable, good job.
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chiefMEGAblocks Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..................0_0..................
AWSOME!
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:iconsailordiana:
SailorDiana Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
You're doing an amazing job on these! Keep it up, Princess Samus is one of my favorites now. :)
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:iconturnip048:
turnip048 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's wonderful! I will be your fan and reader.
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
The plot thickens...
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:iconether101:
Ether101 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Why doesn't Samus use her physic and magical powers to get out?
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neosuduno Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Samus isn't a mage or a Phychic. She is a genetically enhanced warrior. The only thing that she has going for her is the Chozo and Metroid DNA grafted into her.
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Ether101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Samus has no Metroid DNA by the end of Fusion. Anyways, given that the Chozo have magic and psychic powers and that Samus was trained to use all of her Chozo powers, one would assume that she has a basic understanding of those powers.
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neosuduno Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
A misinterpitation. She still has Metroid DNA, otherwise, she wouldn't have been able to absorb the SA-X. She still has the DNA grafting, it is just benin now that she has lost the weakness to cold temperatures that metroids posess. Also, the chozo trained her NOT to be dependent on powers like magic or psychic abilities. If she has potential to use them, she lacks the years of training that are required by even the Chozo to use even basic abilities. I want to know why you thought that she lost her Metroid DNA grafting, since it is technically impossible to undo grafting by any source.
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ayujih Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Well I can say that she could have lost her grafting because you know ... video game logic.  But all joking aside I agree that she still has the Metroid DNA but lost the cold weakness.  I'm still waiting for a good follow up game to Fusion.

As for psychic and magic, the Chozo grafted some of their DNA to her to help her survive.  They just wanted to boost her health, not make her into a full blown Chozo.  She was a child at that point and they weren't planning on making her into a warrior.  It was her choice to walk down that path.  The original grafting didn't see a need to enhance her further than just making her physically tougher. 

So she's never shown an ability to use psychics or magic, and the chozo for some reason never say the reason to, or maybe they don't have the ability to, give her psychic powers.

Just my take on it.
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zickmaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Really like the retro style in your animations. Reminds me of the good old days, where just a cluster of pixels triggered so much for the imagination...
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pharynroller360 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
that blondie girl wears a new blue long princess dress
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Gaidin1978 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I am enjoying this story in either case, whether Animated or Traditional Art. Perhaps use both as the mood takes you? Mixing styles can be interesting.
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pharynroller360 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
is both
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TTT-THE-RED-KING-TTT Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I kind of like this better as a comic so when the next one
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Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Great stuff! Been following this comic for a while..looking forward to more. Keep up the good work!
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bahamutkod Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This is an utterly phenomenal labor of love. Playful yet kinky yet not crossing over into "childhood ruining" status while telling a story. I'm looking forward to more. I have to say I love seeing more animations of this nature and the nostalgia of Super Mario RPG plus a defiant yet helpless Samus makes me want to come back for more.

I only have one complaint... when the cartoon's done the screen turns black and there's this vague image of an ugly frowning fellow glaring back at me. I think this guy might turn off some viewers with his sheer--

Oh... wait... that's my reflection in my computer screen...

...

Maybe fade to blue instead? ;)
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That was nice. Let's see how deep the rabbit hole goes.
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:iconvenaxer:
Venaxer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This story is surprisingly witty, as well as drawn and written. As far as fan fiction goes, yours tops all the ones I've seen.
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veronicaelectron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
How about you try the next chapter using this method? [link]
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:iconkalistina:
kalistina Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice incorporation of Chrono Trigger's soundtrack~
It feels adequate here :)

... Poor Samus. From a boiling hot room to a friggin storm.
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dragonest Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
gear no matter what people say about doing hand-drawn pieces you cant listen to that. they are not you. you decide what should be done. its your art create it how ever you feel it should be done. dont let do**hes like them try to make you change what you are trying to accomplish. you are doing great just the way you are. i love this series and i can not wait for the next one to come out every time i see the new one. i am a faith full fan or you gear keep up your AMAZING work!

~<3 dragon
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Beltgag Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
.well done :)
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Soldatoflife Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I like :)
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ManjiLuo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
that music ;o is that from Final Fantasy 6??
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually from Chrono Cross.
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:iconmanjiluo:
ManjiLuo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
ack!!! xD i should have replayed Chrono Cross when i got the chance x3;;; that game was fun!
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Okneer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Ominous hummmm. And thunder. And nice mix of the pixelated and more traditional styles in this one too.
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Okneer ^^
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brown-tiger15 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it a lot! It shows a lot of hard work and dedication on your part. It appeals to those who enjoy traditional art, but still keeps the 8-bit style from which these games originalted. I loves it.
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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EricaKhandr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I'm loving the story, end I wait paciently each month for an update...Was just curious about why the escape through the window....so it could be mroe dramatic?!
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. And... really, how to convey that they left the castle w/o cutting to a new scene, where I'd have to construct a whole new bg. It's as much about economy of design as any sort of thematic element.

Thanks for watching ^_^
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FiendlyFriend Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
brilliant!
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^_^
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Papthekoopa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Excellent work! They may be short but these animations are great! And congratulations on your marriage.

You know you don't really need to chose one form over the other. One of my favorite web comics alternates, not just between comics and animations, but drawings, sprites, and 3d models. You could also alternate, based on which form you felt was best for each scene, or what form you have time for. It's your decision. Which ever way you go there probably will still be those that want you to go a different way, but for them to say that they have to still be reading/viewing the series.
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a great idea! And I think it will end up being more of a mix depending on where I'm at with the tech. If I can ask, which web comic are you talkin about? Is it homestuck?
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