Yesterday I posted an animation to the portal called The Dream Myster. It pretty much got insta blammed. Here's the video on youtube if you want to watch it:
I woke up this morning and found an email from Newgrounds saying that The Dream Myster got removed "due to a low user rating". Honestly I was half surprized, half unsurprized. I think that the main reason why The Dream Myster was given a low rating was because it was too simple. The character was too simple, the background was too simple (a solid purple), the movement was too simple (the only thing that I actually truely animated was the mouth and the eyes), and finally the premise was too simple. There was no real joke. It was simply a little character breathing kinda funny. I understand all of this since, after all, this was the first animation with audio that I finished. I wanted to keep it simple so I could actually enjoy the process and not go fucking insane.
The next animation project will have an actual fleshed-out joke and probably art/animation that requires a little more effort. Of course, I'm still learning how to animate so don't expect some crazy, sick animation. I actually have the full version of the animation app I'm currently using now, so a) I don't have to deal with a watermark anymore and b) I'm able to do a lot more now that the restrictions that came with the free version are gone.
On a final note, @Potatoman followed me, which is a little fuckin insane. Potatoman's 3d art pieces such as The Everschmool and Shid Eater, in my opinion, are super cool. Because of Potatoman, I really want to get my hands on Blender so I can experiment with 3d modeling. Sadly I'm still waitng on a graphics card for my new pc. Rip.