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July 14, 2003 1:20 PM   Subscribe

The last chapter of Broken Saints is finally live. The finale of this Flash epic contains 7 parts and is 80 minutes long. As a whole, it's an amazing achievement. [Here's a previous thread.] [Via /.]
posted by homunculus (12 comments total)

 
I hope this doesn't count as a double post since there have been several chapters added since the last post, including now the finale, and you have to go through the main site to get to them.
posted by homunculus at 1:23 PM on July 14, 2003


Great dramatic flash effects. A monumental undertaking.

Sadly, the drawings are so very, very poor.
posted by cinderful at 2:04 PM on July 14, 2003


Sadly, the drawings are so very, very poor.
Uh, no.
posted by ghastlyfop at 2:36 PM on July 14, 2003


Good sound mixing.
posted by four panels at 3:26 PM on July 14, 2003


"Sadly, the drawings are so very, very poor."

"Uh, no."


That's it, then. cinderful and ghastlyfop will fight to the death.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:49 PM on July 14, 2003


Sadly, the drawings are so very, very poor.

What would constitute really great drawings if the ones for Broken Saints disappoint you so? Do you have a dislike for the genre (comics) or just that particular style?
posted by nakedelf at 4:09 PM on July 14, 2003


Sadly, the drawings are so very, very poor.

Because heaven forbid that any Flash artist would go for simple elegance to cut down on bandwidth. Ever hear of Jay Ward, threes and fours, and early television animation?
posted by ed at 4:11 PM on July 14, 2003


Before I watch the finale I wanted to view the 23 other episodes that preceded it. I watched about 5 minutes of the first episode and then I just couldn't take it anymore, it was so pretentious and poorly-written. I realize that this is probably unfair, that's why I ask -- do they ever ditch the high-school poetry tone?
posted by Hildago at 4:18 PM on July 14, 2003


Gah. I wanted to avoid passing judgment on someone else's artistic output, but the comic style was trite and badly executed. The writing was empty of feeling and made me wonder if english was the artist's first language. It's a cool effort, but didn't move me to any feelings beyond boredom and apathy.

On a good note, however, it took so long to download and so boring to watch that I finished off the invoices I've been ignoring all morning/afternoon.
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:26 PM on July 14, 2003


That's it, then. cinderful and ghastlyfop will fight to the death.

Is this a new metatalk category?
posted by namespan at 9:06 PM on July 14, 2003


Is this a new metatalk category?

See here.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:23 AM on July 15, 2003


I have a high tolerance for pretentiousness (Peter Greenaway et al) and still got bored during the first episode.

Constructively: using only a few lines of dialogue among an endless procession of abstract, introspective thought-bubbles failed to establish the setting, characters or intrigue that would have drawn me further into the story.

From a usability point of view you should at least be able to pause the playback, though I'd prefer to be able to step through it (in both directions) at my own pace. The sound, though atmospheric, didn't always add much & I wanted to turn it off.

(Not as bad as another online Flash-based comic I was looking at where the speech bubbles were in a tiny tiny font until you mouse-overed [moused-over?] them, when they became legible.)
posted by infravires at 4:55 AM on July 15, 2003


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