Great Destiny Man

2010-02-08 02:05:16 by Sexual-Lobster

Hello! How are you? I am well.

Great Destiny Man is my graduate film for my animation course. I have been sitting on it for a while because I was told that the Uni planned to mail it out to film festivals, some of which require that they be the first screening of the film and that it not be available elsewhere. Today I found out that they are indeed mailing it to a list of festivals, but that none of them stipulate that the film not have been shown anywhere else, so that means I can finally upload it! I think I've been talking about it for so long that I've built it up too much, really it's quite short and it's just an action scene with a few jokes thrown in.

The flash version is actually a little different from the video version. I had to simplify some backgrounds and take out some camera moves and multi-plane effects because they were a little too much for Flash to handle properly. Hopefully it will play smoothly for everyone. Let me know if it doesn't.

Also, if anyone is interested, I kept a progress blog while making Great Destiny Man. It was an assessment requirement!

Some of you may remember Gooseman, Manny and Fernando from a few years back (although Gooseman did appear recently in Pleasure Island 2). I've started a comic called "Cat Stab" featuring them for something a little different, I'm enjoying a small break from animation and it's been pretty fun to work on a comic again.

Great Destiny Man


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2010-02-08 02:13:06

oh lourde. you included background music to your comics. amazing. now while i read i finally can finally use my other hand for what it has been destined for all this time.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

massaging your goiter?

...apologies if you actually have a goiter. i didn't know.


2010-02-08 02:16:29

I quite enjoyed the way Great Destiny Man ran away.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i found that one of the hardest bits to do actually.


2010-02-08 02:17:34

My god I am so happy to see a new cartoon, it looks so fucking clean, detailed and amazingly well animated! Thank you, great job, if you didn't get an A you should burn down your college.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

haha thanks ixintro i got a good mark so the fire can stay in my pocket for now.


2010-02-08 02:24:21

it wasn't your place to know, but you have done me a great service regardless

Sexual-Lobster responds:

if not massaging your goiter then wha- oh......let us never speak of this again.


2010-02-08 02:36:59

I love you

Sexual-Lobster responds: you too, emanhattan.


2010-02-08 02:42:42

Lolol I hope you burn in a pit of cobras. Ha ha ha! The cobras would burn as well you stupid bitch.

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2010-02-08 03:03:07

That "loooong time" was worth it cuz it looks like a professional piece of fine art. Great job!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks v much pegosho!


2010-02-08 04:14:41

he has beautiful long feminine fingers, I like that

Sexual-Lobster responds:

and a long ponytail as well. but that's just the way he rolls he's like totally into girls.


2010-02-08 04:19:41

Don't forget his thick eyebrows Boogley.


2010-02-08 04:38:00

"HAHA the cobras would burn too, you stupid bitch!"

Fucking classic. the movie was just really a short fight scene with some jokes, but still pretty awesome. time to go read that comic you linked.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

yeh pretty much. i don't mess around!


2010-02-08 04:59:28

glad to finally see this. kicking rad.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

hope it was worth the wait!

but lets be honest, it probably wasn't...


2010-02-08 05:07:22

I hope if you ever go pro, you know, get on television, that you broadcast your shows in the US. Your animation style is among my favorites, and I would hate to have to Youtube your cartoons, or whatever else you do.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

that would be a dream come true! but realistically, i'd be lucky to even work on someone else's show.


2010-02-08 06:55:21

What was your animation course like? I'm doing the closest thing I could find to an animation course in Perth and its not all that.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

that's a shame! my course was generally good, but certainly it's a case of getting out of it what you put in. being a university course there was a lot of theory attached, and some of it was really good and some was tacked on, but the majority of the practical courses were good.


2010-02-08 07:45:30

Do I even have to say it? I mean, it's come to a point that after each and every one of your animations, I can just bleat out praise and more praise... and this movie is no exception, Chris, even if it isn't crazy-amesomely brilliant as some of your other stuff.

You <are> the chosen one!

Anyway, hope you do well in the festivals, although, sadly and in my experience, they don't appreciate your sort humour as much as they should!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

haha thanks vert! i wish i was chosen for something, at the moment i'm sitting around drawing comics and being unemployed.

i haven't been to many festivals so i don't know. two of the festivals they're sending GDM to are in my home town so i will get to see the audience reaction here at least. it got a big laugh at the uni screening night so as long as people are entertained i don't mind in the likely event it doesn't win stuff.


2010-02-08 09:21:52

your starting to look like you may even rival the great adam philips!

your work couldn't have been better!

l8s man

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i have a sneaking suspicion adam still achieves greater results with less exertion on his part. i have a long way to go, especially when it comes to drawing natural scenes.


2010-02-08 09:42:53

steven seagall?!

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2010-02-08 10:30:57

I like how you draw hands

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks, they're one of the hardest body parts and i've practiced them heaps. i wish i was as good as drawing feet.


2010-02-08 11:09:28

Great Destiny Man= Steven Seagal

Sexual-Lobster responds:

your equation is incorrect, let me show you

Great Destiny Man > Steven Seagal


2010-02-08 14:40:56

I've been waiting so long for this and it couldn't have come out more brilliantly. If you don't get an A then your professor needs to find their own burning pit of cobras to jump into.

Any Pleasure Island 3 updates?

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks recoomeboom!

yes i got a very good mark for this, so the cobras are staying in the closet. for now.

i've actually done quite a lot on PI3 but i've taken a break for a while. it will get there some day...


2010-02-08 15:26:53

Haha, that was awesome. I'd love to see your art in a game, you should try one.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks super-sense! i think GDM could be a good protagonist in a sword slashing platform.


2010-02-08 15:41:54

I probably say this every time, but your work just gets better and better.

Keep it up.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks v much!


2010-02-08 19:45:14

Cat Stab is fantastic! The colors make the whole experience more intense; the humor hits you. The music adds as well. I really like having it play in the background as it's the perfect accompaniment to that off-beat kind of comic.

All in all, fantastic job as usual Sexual-Lobster. I eagerly await anything else you choose to bless the internet with.


Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks v much! keep checking back cause the comic has a ways to go yet.


2010-02-08 22:42:51

that was an epic win, I've honestly watched it like 5 times and it cracks me up every time xD

Sexual-Lobster responds:

glad you liked it!


2010-02-09 00:00:06

oooooooooooh, look at me, i'm so awesome and skilled, i hope my cartoon was ok. damn you :P


2010-02-09 03:14:27

I laughed for a while before I remembered how shit my life is, I'm almost sober, all my food is gone, I still don't know if I'm being sent to jail and I'm divorcing my family.

Then I remembered mummy didn't love me, and I feel much better.

Glad to see the film, it's been a long time coming.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

yikes dude well i hope things get better for you soon!


2010-02-09 13:31:36

Things getting better for me equals burning down Brisbane... do you really want that? ...Don't you live there?

Sexual-Lobster responds:

you don't have to burn down the whole city surely, i mean isn't there 2 million people here now?


2010-02-09 15:04:41

congratulations on finishing your school, best of luck. i hope this doesn't mean you won't have time for making these hilarious flashes. i have been following your work since you uploaded the great weed drought of 03' and its always been a real treat to come to newgrounds and see find that you have a new flash up.

also your style has become really clean and smooth you have improved a lot over the years.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks, lasergates!


2010-02-09 21:08:04

Great job! I am impressed... and I like it! Congratulations!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks someplaceelse!


2010-02-09 21:08:32

lol, I told you the people would like it!


2010-02-09 21:09:22

That's a great final project!

Sexual-Lobster responds:

glad you liked it!


2010-02-09 21:36:40

So if I kill all two million does that make it genocide or natural selection?

Sexual-Lobster responds:

it would only be natural selection if a few survived because they were immune to fire


2010-02-10 07:39:42

What if I just kill them and eat them all? Then is it natural selection? Survival of the fittest and what not...

Sexual-Lobster responds:

i doubt it i think you'd die from eating too much charred human flesh. and also since we're talking about the entire population of brisbane you would have to eat me! so obviously i don't recommend going down that path.


2010-02-10 16:16:44

Leave Brisbane then, you know you want to... it's a yucky yucky place. Full of pigs and accountants, and who said they'd be charred? I can cook very well thank you.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

im a reformed brisbane hater. i think that ultimately any place can be your prison, it depends entirely on the people you surround yourself with. brisbane is a fine place except for a couple of things like the traffic and the bogans.


2010-02-10 19:10:11

Awesome, finally another one from you. The video was great, I could seriously see your stuff on TV. In fact I wish it was, I would watch it instead of the other crap.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks sirundead.

the challenge that i see with making a tv show is the vast volume of stuff you have to make. its easy for someone to write an amusing 1-5 minute film, but imagine having to write multiple 21 minute episodes while keeping the quality high!

i had to write 21 minutes of material for the Angry Dog series in a fairly short amount of time, and i found that really challenging. most if it was ok i think, unfortunately there are some uneven parts.


2010-02-11 16:32:00

hmm..i guess you're right
never seen steve run like GDMan



2010-02-11 19:18:57

Your "Catstab" page is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. The music and colors really make this unique, and I've always loved those characters. Please keep making more!


Sexual-Lobster responds:

thanks v much phoenixgodwin!


2010-02-13 01:05:36

What a fine video manga fantasy this has been.

Sexual-Lobster responds:

haha yes that actually kind of describes this more than the other films


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2010-02-16 21:10:32 ssets/6/e7b564bea3c40dfa27bee29911467 0f3da5dfbdb_m.jpg

Sexual-Lobster responds:

that is awesome
i wish i knew the context of this picture.

but then it would probably be some lame advertising campaign


2010-02-18 00:50:00

You're voice sounds like JohnnyUtah's...

Sexual-Lobster responds:

you are mistaken.


2010-03-10 01:51:25

I hope they don't take points off for naughty language

It is Australia after all

Sexual-Lobster responds:

nah we're all adults, as long as there's no possibility of kids being around everyone can stay sane.


2010-03-26 16:50:21

thats the worse Steven Seagal cosplay iv ever seen!

But in all seriousness it is, maybe ill see him in your next animation when seagulls attack? <--(extremly bad pun intended)

Sexual-Lobster responds:

"steven seagal cosplay"

that's awesome, that is now how i will describe this film to anyone who asks


2010-03-26 19:53:45

How did you do in the festivals, btw?

Sexual-Lobster responds:

dunno yet, the first one is tomorrow. if i win any prizes i'll probably post about them, unless its a lame prize like "best Steven Seagal parody".