The Destruction of Sol 3

The Destruction of Sol 3

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The Destruction of Sol 3

Title: The Destruction of Sol 3
Pixel Artist: FrankieSmileShow  (Level 6 Manager :: 8572 points)
Posted: 10/19/2007 14:29
Frames: 98
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  47 comments    53 faves    6 avatars

Huge-ass animation! These jolly aliens are casually destroying the earth.

I know, the animation looping doesn't really make any sense, since they're destroying the earth over and over again.
BUT maybe that when we think they're doing this lightspeed-ish travel thing, they're actually traveling BACK in TIME to destroy the earth again! Does this make more sense? It doesn't. Ah well, I tried.

My entry to pixelween 2007. I'm hoping to see lots of other entries there! Get pixellin, y'all have till halloween to kick my ass!

Might edit it a little, some tidbits annoy me.

EDIT: Made a better earth explosion. Thinking about adding something else right now...

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Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 1/13/2012 19:23

So damn funny, haha!

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/28/2010 11:35

yea, i like the coffee cup too 

gripfire123 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/11/2010 20:58


i like the part with the coffee.

C-IV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/31/2010 23:20

Excellent work on te bubbling effects on the creatures. Makes my skin crawl. Ew. lol Wonderful and smooth animation. Great job.

crisisstar (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/1/2008 05:05
I really liked the coffee cup ;)

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 10/26/2007 17:06
Excellent job, sir!

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/26/2007 14:27
Great loop!
Homer: Wait a minute. Statue of Liberty. That's OUR planet! Damn you! DAMN YOU!

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 10/26/2007 14:07
Ah-hah! Zaphod Beeblebrox saves the day!

Beeblebrox (Level 5 Captain) @ 10/26/2007 11:29
If you want the Hitchhikers Guide explanation for the looping animation, they are traveling to different Dimensions to destroy each earth due to the instability of the plural zones.

Great Job

Luthax Fox (Level 1 Intern) @ 10/26/2007 07:03
lol, awesome animation!

de Thch (Level 1 Private) @ 10/26/2007 00:32
The alien that drinks the coffee is amazing!
 Excellent realizzazioen,   with little pixels,  it's so well  realized that it seems to see the scene of a film to the cinema.

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/25/2007 19:56
I love the coffee, it's hilarious.

CircleOfTheDarkOnes (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/25/2007 14:41

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 10/25/2007 12:03
Awesome update! A tremendous result. Reminds me of how things explode in Worms.

A.B. (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 10/25/2007 07:58

The alien are drinking coffee while Sol 3 are exploding...

That's kinda funny. o.O

cerealkiller54 (Level 6 Made) @ 10/25/2007 07:20
PWND!!! Great job. Fav'd fo sho.

YanaySama (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 10/25/2007 03:31
lol the coffee is a good part.
The animition is smooth,
everything is good, awesome work :O

Koch (Level 6 Made) @ 10/24/2007 14:21
Awesome repulsive pulsating aliens.  Drinking the huge cup of coffee was a great touch.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/23/2007 23:18
Show off...

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/23/2007 14:53
Love the explosion now!   I still think the coffee sip should come after the explosion, but good either way. 

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/23/2007 14:10
Brilliant update!

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 10/23/2007 05:21
The moment he lifted that mug up, omg lol, so great.

1 nitpick = planet doesn't look as spherical as it should. Too flat!

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 10/22/2007 01:09
great stuff as always!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/21/2007 00:31
Always a pleasure to see your work.

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 10/20/2007 17:56
pretty much first place if you ask me :P anyway, I like it

Mil (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/20/2007 10:41
The animation is amazing <3
Great idea,  funny and very well done!

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/20/2007 08:04
Heh, nice coffe animation. Like destroying a habited planet would be a routine.

Rikas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/20/2007 07:22
Like if we needed help to destroy the earth... :D

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 10/20/2007 07:20
I like.

As the loop problem, yes time travel is the only way to explain it.

Adam (Level 9 Human) @ 10/20/2007 03:33
Another astonishing animation! I have not much to say except: WOW! Well, OK, some nitpicking: the display looks a bit static compared to the other parts. It could maybe scroll a bit as if the ship were rotating slightly or zoom in as if it were advancing.

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 10/20/2007 01:36
HAhah that's funny!  I love the coffee!

M.E. (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/20/2007 00:15
Great style as always.
I really like the coffee drinking part.
And I second the earth explosion. (You have some lying around)
5/5 + Fav

Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 10/19/2007 22:59
hahahaha i love the animation... you're so talented.

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 10/19/2007 20:24
I want to sex you and hopefully gain animation skill from it.

Zeh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/19/2007 17:56

Wow... Great work!

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/19/2007 16:30
I love this work...

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 10/19/2007 16:00
i hope you win :)

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/19/2007 15:59
This is awesome, I can never get enough of your mastery over glorpy gross animations. I did feel a little overwhelmed at first and I missed out on coffee with so much going on at once, yet at the same time I've always appreciated how your animations have so many little things doing something interesting at the same time. I can't make a suggestion as to which option would be better between what you have now and what Adam suggested but aside from that you've done a wonderful job. I encourage you to do many more slimy animations. ;)

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/19/2007 15:46
I've got to agree with Adam about the explosion its cheapness really let the rest of this excellent anim down.

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/19/2007 15:36
bring me your universe's ultimate cup of coffee. black.
edit: woops i made it my avatar instead of favoriting it.   woops.

A.B. Lazer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/19/2007 15:34
They are destroying Earth in different space-time continuums. Or they are destroying every planet that looks like Earth...

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/19/2007 15:32

 Technically aren't they blowing up Sol 3?

But nice job, I like the animation. Very much?


skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/19/2007 15:30
Anything that includes blowing up the earth is fine by me.

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 10/19/2007 15:22
The earth explosion... I had kind of a dilemma.
I mean, its the end of a planet. I can either do an apocalyptic explosion of craziness, which would probably double the animations' size, or I could just do something weird and short. I chose the latter. Maybe ill change my mind...

For the comedic timing, you are probably right. Actually, I tried doing this first, but it ended up looking a little weird, all animations happening one after the other in an orderly fashion, it didnt seem very natural. Like, pause, space travel, pause, scan planet, pause, destroy, pause, sip--  But now I think the problem wasn't really that everything happened separately, maybe that the timing of the movements was just wrong.

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/19/2007 14:45
This is great.  If I had to nitpick - which I will  - I would try to make the Earth explosion look a less oekaki, and then I would change the timing between the sip of coffee and the Earth explosion.  I would make the coffee sip occur after the explosion, (it would add to comedic value as if he were saying "just another day on the job!")

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