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There are some major improvements both on the inside and out of the file now:

+All the sound has been remastered and additional effects to the audio is bettered timed with what's on the screen.

+Lip-snching issues have been fixed.

+Optimization of the audio has taken away approx. 1.3 MB away from the original file size.

+Over 50 symbols have been re-drawn for quality.

+Coding for subtitles has been tweeked and is now more user friendly. The zones are now better defined and the text will immediately vanish as soon as the mouse leaves the subtitle bar.

+New voice actor for Trish from a personal internet buddy of mine, BristishMyVoice (brisithmyvoice.deviantart.com). Her similar age and natural attitude really helped me develop Trisha into a better character.

+New audio tracks by Lunacatz. The additional lines add a narrative to Pick Up from Hick's POV. Altogether, this will help set up the story for Pick Up: Act Two.

Ver. 2 will replace the file I had on Newgrounds but the original version of Pick Up will still be available on this deviantart account.

Mucha amor,

--Skaijo--
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woot4anime64 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconiloveyouplz: :iconitsbeautifulplz:
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Alexwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
i real want to knoe^+^_whats going to happen
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MilkorCream Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
That was so freak en awesome!
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MilkorCream Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
That was so freak en awesome!
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GeneralIvan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
I would love to VA for you.
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
<3

I'll give you a heads up when I'll need VA's for Act Two. I'm just about 55% done with it now so I'll need some VA files soon.
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ZombieToaster Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Student General Artist
The color work on this is amazing. especialy in the beginning.
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Woot. I appreciate that. The color work in the beginning started off as a delightful mistake.
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Whothehellisthat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
Cool ;)
Can't wait for Snow
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
I still need a VA. I'm trying to figure out how I can ask for a black-sounding VA while still being PC.
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Whothehellisthat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
lol.
I'm sure the VA Community understands ;)
Hope you get it sorted out ok.
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
oh wow, so the background story makes it more clear now lol, in the beginning i was kinda thought the guy owns it and like his orginal weapon...
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Yeah, Blue Box is a delivery service that ships evil weapons to evil people and that guy accidently got a package from them. Hick's job is to get the swords back and to their proper place.

You've got an affinity for Kung-Fu, have you ever looked at any Korean martial arts?
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
haha the only "korean" thing I got to see here is that korean show "jewel of the palace" or watever called "da-chang-qing" or something....... which i didnt really bothered...

I thought korean martial arts would be tak won do..... arrgh spelling.... >_>
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Tae Kwon Do is the biggy. But it's no fun... just a bunch of punching, kicking, and jumping. Same old, same old.

Taekyon is pretty bad as. It's like the Asian version of capoeria--and there's no puches; hand strikes are done with the back of your hand. You can literally score by bitch-slapping the guy in front of you.

*dreams of getting the 2008 gold in bitch-slapping
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
oh wow, so the background story makes it more clear now lol, in the beginning i was kinda thought the guy owns it and like his orginal weapon...
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2k-rammerizkool Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
i like it, although i gotta say, the music video version is better =P

the voice-overs from Hickory, setting the story, are a nice touch, although i didn't like how scratchy it sounded (i do realize it's supposed to sound like a recording. but that doesn't mean i should like it! =P) and how invasive it was. the music was nearly absent in the movie, only audible at a very low volume, very scarcely.
on a more positive note, Trisha's new voice actor is definitely a better part of this. she's a good actor, conveying emotion very well, and at just the right volume (although her "JERK!" wasn't quite as loud as i expected).

i did like the subtle irony at the beginning where Hickory's voice-over was saying the she's handling it as delicately as she could, just as her scout violently destroyed the tree Pat was hiding behind.

however, i didn't notice any of your re-drawings. maybe it's because i haven't seen the original Pick Up in a while to be able to tell the difference, though, so don't get hung up on this comment, if you're that sensitive to criticism : P
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britishmyvoice Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
aww thanks for the sorta-compliment? lol

belive me, i screamed into that mic. really loud.
Skai just probably had to turn it down so it fit in properly.

^^
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Not really, I really appreciate the in-depth review.

Pick Up originally was planned to be a music video like all my other animations. It was only until I was about 80% done did I get the sudden idea to add SFX and a voice track--and make the animation more of an actual movie. I feel like what I ended up with was better than either idea: an engaging movie with sound effects and great actors but also with music that isn't there just to be background music. All three parts of the audio equally make this work one of the best I've done yet.

The main problem that I was hearing from quite a few reviewers on NG was that the music was way--way--Way too loud (you couldn't even hear the dialouge in the very last scene). The music track was overpowering all the others, so I toned it down a bit and made the audio as a whole more balanced.

*never heard of the word invasive before. : P Thank you, dictionary.com. Heheh.

Hmmm... yar, I do certainly believed I lucked out on meeting Trisha's new voice actor. She's a really cool person and the match between actor vs. character is much more natural. Mandiiv, the previous VA for Trisha, did a good job too, which is one of the reasons why I'm still leaving the older version here on DA to pay homage to her work.

As for the re-draws, mainly, there were just a bunch of symbols that I personally believed were nasty or that I found ways to draw better. For example, when hick talks in the final scenes, the inside of her mouth changes color from a dark pink to a completely different symbol that had a linear fill for the inside of the mouth instead. Or sometimes a pair of legs wouldn't be long enough, or were too squiggly, etc. They aren't really noticeable as much as they were just an annoyance to me. I really didn't want to go and fix everything or else there would be no indication of how much I improved with Taste of Snow comes out later on this year.

I appreciate the love, Rammy. Expect a ring soon. <3
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britishmyvoice Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
"Hmmm... yar, I do certainly believed I lucked out on meeting Trisha's new voice actor. She's a really cool person and the match between actor vs. character is much more natural."


<3 <3 <3

<3 <3 <3

<3 <3 <3

<3 <3 <3
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Animestar5 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
That was awesome! I can't wait for act two.
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Wow! I really appreciate that, thanks a bunch.

*meowth = lol
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wings1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
wewt, it looks way better. Awsome job.

on a side note, DNA 2 is done ;;>_> (blatant advertising.)

OMG first comment.
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