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Ill Fate: Ep. 2 is looking better than ever

Posted by professor-fate - October 23rd, 2008


If you guys liked Ill Fate: Ep. 1 then you're in for a real treat, because episode two craps all over it. Hopefully I will be able to complete the whole animation to the standard I've done the initial shots to, because they are easily my best work yet, but ultimately it all comes down to time restraints. This animation needs to be completed by November 5th. I'm not sure, however, if I will submit it here on NewGrounds on the same date - you guys may be getting a "cleaned up" version if my initial submission is rough or rushed in some areas. But so far, I have exceeded myself, and so has my trusty sound man, Doyvid. It's going to be great.
For the first round, I have been paired up against Guzu, who along with myself, is the only other animator in the tournament. Interestingly enough, his character is the Collossus - a sixty-foot high stone giant controlled by three dead wizards who rest inside graves atop the head. For the very first round, I've been propped up against one of the most terrifying opponents in the tournament, but I've taken this as a challenge and Kaiser Fate takes no prisoners when it comes to taking it down.
Incidentally, as the Collossus was quite obviously inspired by Shadow Of The Collossus, I borrowed the game off my housemate and beat it over two nights for inspiration. But don't worry, it's not going to be a total rip-fest. XD

On a more perplexed note, I'd like to point out that there were some really weird complaints with the first Ill Fate.
Complaints like "it looked rushed because you used too many basic tweens" or "I couldn't hear what Hatticus was saying because the machine was too loud" are valid complaints that I have taken into consideration for this episode. If you have critique, by all means, give it as I want to improve.

"It was a bit short" is not a valid complaint. These are short because I have a very short period of time to make them in. This isn't just some series I'm making completely out of my own head, it's for an Original Character Tournament on deviantArt, which means that every three weeks I get paired up against a randomly selected opponent and have to come up with everything from scratch, that is, story, backgrounds, voice acting, and our ghastly friend, Animation. I need a few days to pass it over to Doyvid to do the sound, so I don't care if these are "too short". It's quality over quantity, guys, I would rather have a two and a half minute showcase of my best animation and illustration abilities than a rushed, long-ass, ten minute bullshit-fest.
"It didn't really do it for me" is not a valid complaint. You need to tell me why. That's why it's called a review. "I didn't like it because it had a slow pace and the editing was choppy and there was too much dialogue which slowed it down" makes sense to me. "I didn't like it" doesn't. I'm going to be posting these animations whether you like it or not, so do us BOTH a favour and let me know how I can improve.

Of course, this doesn't apply to all of you. A select few gave me very indepth reviews for Episode One which have not gone unappreciated. I love it when I come across a sensible and honest review. Make yours one of them. :)

Ill Fate: Ep. 2 is looking better than ever


Comments (17)

Please have it available to NG DVD after you finish.

I wanna own a copy of your masterpiece!

It's just so cool!

How can a being be made up of the Influenza Virus?

The Kaiser is an amazing Character...I hope you make a movie or something.

If you had the budget they spent in Hell Boy 2.

Your's would be a box office hit better than Batman Dark Knight.

A movie about the Kaiser?? Well, I've never considered it, but now that you mention it, it could be kind of cool. XD

You ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! XD

I look forward to number 2. Really impressed by the first one.

This looks promising...

I love seeing a good story unfold before my eyes, I look forward to your future submissions

ps. on another note, I'm very interested in your Kaiser character, I would like if you'd reply to this, does this Kaiser have an "fighting talent/ability?"

He sure does. And believe me, it's about to be made very obvious.

I must say, your story so far has me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happens next. Your original characters are very original, I don't think I have ever seen a robo-dictator with a supernatural hat cohort!
I read the backstory on deviantart, and I can see why the kaiser has trouble knowing Hatticus' gender. You did a good job balancing male and female features to keep us guessing about Hatticus.
Can't wait for ep. 2!

Cheers, mate, it's good to hear I'm successfully obscuring Hatticus' gender - and even more so to see that people are checking up the backstory on deviantArt of their own accord! XD

Ah, spledid...I will save you the effort of telling me what (if I may say) "his powers" are, and just watch the next episode, thank you.

I can`t wait for the next episode!

I think you should make a game of Kaiser sometime...

I love your work in NG and deviantart... Also... remember to

HAIL THE HOLY JUG OF MILK :3

So whens the next episode coming out??

Hopefully it will be out by the end of the year, but I can't make any promises. If you want to see the proto version, head over to my deviantArt because I have an unfinished version there. Right now, rather than working on that, I'm actually working on episode 3, so they will probably be released about the same time.

I can't wait to see the next episode. The Kaiser is one of the most interesting characters I have seen in a long time, just something about a robotic dictator that makes me want to see the next episode even more. This looks to be a very promising series, and hopefully it will be successful.

Hi, I am Teddy. Once you read this you cannot get out. Finish reading this until it is done! As I said, I am Teddy. I am 7 years old. I have no eyes and blood all over my face. I am dead. If you don't send this to at least 12 people I will come to your house at midnight and I'll hide under your bed. When you're asleep, I'll kill you. Don't believe me?

* Case 1:

Patty Buckles Got this e-mail. She doesn't believe in chain letters. Well, Foolish Patty. She was sleeping when her TV started flickering on and off. Now she's not with us anymore. Ha ha patty, Ha ha! You don't want to be like Patty, do you?

* Case 2:

George M. Simon Hates chain mail, but he didn't want to die that night. He sent it to 4 people. Not good enough George. Now, George is in a coma, we don't know if he'll ever wake up. Ha ha George, Ha ha! Now, do you want to be like George?

* Case 3:

Valarie Tyler She got this letter. Another chain letter she thought. Only had 7 people to send to. Well, That night when she was having a shower she saw bloody Mary in the mirror. It was the BIGGEST fright of her life. Valarie is scarred for life.

* Case 4:

Derek Minse This is the final case I'll tell you about. Well, Derek was a smart person. He sent it to 12 people. Later that day, he found a $100.00 bill on the ground. He was premoted to head officer at his job and his girlfriend said yes to his purposal. Now, Katie and him are living happily ever after.The have 2 beautiful children.

Send this to at least 12 people or you'll face the consequences.

0 people- You will die tonight

1-6 people- you will be injured

7-11 people- you will get the biggest fright of your life

12 and over- you are safe and will have good fortune!

Do What Teddy Says!!!! Hurry, you must send to 12 people before midnight
tonight

you torment me!!!! your works to good can't wait any longer AHAHAHAHA!!!!!

any updates? I really can't wait for Ep. 2 :D

So... seeing as it's 2010... it's not coming out is it?

2011

dont die on us

Please don't tell me Episode 2 is dead... This series is too awesome to die!

still hopeful!