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Pick Up: Act Two "Taste of Snow"

Much love everyone who beta'd the animation in August. <3


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IMPROVEMENTS
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+There is considerably less lag. Anyone with at least 1 GB of memory shouldn't experience any significant lagging at all.
+Many movie clips blurs have been reduced to lower qualities, replaced with .png images, or removed altogether.
+Frost has been added to the sides of the train.
+Subtitle spelling errors and mismatches have been fixed

There's also been revamping of the audio:

+A more consistent Wind SFX loop has been added to all outside scenes
+A Train SFX loop has been added so that you can hear the train even when the camera is inside a cabin
+Additional Train SFX have been added for authenticity and atmosphere
+Lunacatz has provided updated lines for Hickory with greater enthusiasm
+Trisha's "What are you, Forty?" has been amplified so that it's easier to hear.

Additionally, a Taste of Snow Extras file will be uploaded shortly, which will be where the Pick Up: Extras link will lead to. This will allow me to update the Extras much more easily than the entire Pick Up: Act Two .fla file. The link should be fixed by tomorrow. As well as one last issue I have with a SFX vs. VA conflict in the very beginning of the animation.

But after that--I'm done and moving on to something else. This animation won't ever be perfect, there will always be little things that get to me, which I will accept as part of the learning experience. The real goal is to always improve with my next project, which I hope you guys will stick with me in order to see in the future.
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woot4anime64 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the people going like
" HELP! THERE'S A BLACK PERSON ON THE TRAIN!"
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Viviku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
these are fucking awesome! i hope i will be able to animate like this (someday).
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Ousuat-Csat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I really loved this the first time I saw it on Newgrounds, but I had then lost track of it and couldn't find any of your work (mostly cuz I forgot the name =3=). Amazing as always, and asthma always seems to interrupt right as someone is busy being badass...
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Meggieport Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Student General Artist
Thats about the best flash I've seen in my life! Poor Hickory! Her ego was propped up in the last act, but Snow shot it down with her monstrous lazer sword...thingy! Snow's the coolest character ever, but she has some weird hang up about dramatic entrances!
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ToddHalfbreedBaker Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great great great....i'd critique it, but it was so great that i can't complain about anything. Loved everything and your style still kicks ass!!!
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lickmybrain Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
I liked it <3 Especially all those special effects. Nice choice in music too~! Bonobo ftw!
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
I appreciate it! Bonobo is great--I love all the guys from Ninja Tunes records.
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erreip199 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Good job on it, i sadly dont know whats going on in it (ill check the 1rst one right now to catch up) but it seems cool and interesting that hickory girl sure got a beating, btw if ur interested in male voices i might apply if u want =P *goes 2 see pick up1*
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Gamr Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
You did good, Skaijo! Everything I See from you (Pick Up, Yotsuba, Campus Shorts) I fall in love with because of your art style.

The animation in Pick Up: Act Two is SO much more fluid than the first. I cannot WAIT until the Third Act. It's just about time I saved my sister, wouldn't you say? Haha.

On a related note, have you submitted to NG yet?

~Gamr
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Skaijo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
I'm planning on doing it this week without any problems. <3

Pat needs to visit Blue Box on his way to his sister.
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