Tales for The L33t presents 'Romeo and Juliet' (flash, ~5min)
February 12, 2002 6:00 PM   Subscribe

Tales for The L33t presents 'Romeo and Juliet' (flash, ~5min) Here's a classic of literature presented in new, revised language to reflect these changing times. It's quite possibly the most ineptly produced flash animation I've ever seen- yet I can't say I wasn't rather entertained. Wildly fluctuating production values, a "soundtrack" that cuts in an out randomly, character animation so bad it had to be intentional, and dialogue that... well. You really have to see it to believe it.
posted by hincandenza (20 comments total)
My apologies if this has been making the email rounds, since I hadn't seen it until a friend pointed me towards it today, nor did I find it in a MeFi search. Google says it's been around for a while, though.
posted by hincandenza at 6:07 PM on February 12, 2002

Saw it on filepile a while ago. In that regard:

[this is good]
posted by Hankins at 6:19 PM on February 12, 2002

This is really funny. Not quite enough jokes to keep it from getting a bit slow, but the good parts are really good.
posted by bingo at 6:54 PM on February 12, 2002

I could have sworn this was on metafilter, mostly because I sent this to all my friends this a long time ago. I spent a while searching and couldn't find it either... someone with more capable abilities help!

Not that I have a driving urge to stamp out double posts, it's just I know it was on here and it's driving me crazy.
posted by geoff. at 7:07 PM on February 12, 2002

Stick-figure Mercutio is quite possibly the greatest badass in the history of Flash.
posted by darukaru at 7:14 PM on February 12, 2002

That's 'merctio', you FUXOR. And geoff., I searched vigilantly for it on MeFi- maybe you just remember seeing it, and assume it must have been on MeFi.
posted by hincandenza at 7:21 PM on February 12, 2002

You're probably thinking of This Thread. Well past the statute or limitations and a bear to find in any case, but I can't pass up a search challenge.
posted by willnot at 7:41 PM on February 12, 2002

Well, this is the first time I've seen it.

He could have compressed the audio a bit more...it was a killer to download at 56k.
posted by tpoh.org at 8:19 PM on February 12, 2002

and here.
posted by rebeccablood at 8:23 PM on February 12, 2002

why is the type too small to read on IE 5 for Mac?
posted by ParisParamus at 8:39 PM on February 12, 2002

Paris try This. It should expand to the size of your browser window.
posted by willnot at 8:44 PM on February 12, 2002

What should I have done to my Browser to do that myself?

If any case, a complete waste of time. Too long. Impressed with the music quality, however.

And what was that reference to Paris?!
posted by ParisParamus at 9:01 PM on February 12, 2002

View Source, and the embed tag points towards the actual flash file without any of the shrinkage the HTML file causes.
posted by willnot at 9:08 PM on February 12, 2002

As for the fluctuating s/t, seems to be meant as a riff on Luhrmann's film - that's where the Radiohead fits in at least. Been a while since I watched this so I can't remember if there's other DeCaprio/Danes s/t material references.
posted by videodrome at 9:34 PM on February 12, 2002

- mercushido
posted by jcterminal at 10:10 PM on February 12, 2002

Is it possible that there were no anti-Microsoft statements?
posted by panopticon at 10:21 PM on February 12, 2002

Huh- I searched on "romeo" in the threads only for a full year, and it never turned up. I also searched on "l33t", but it too didn't work- because that link used l33+, which isn't even the spelling the flash creator(s) used. If I'd searched on l33, it would have come up, though.

So yeah, it's been linked before, but man- if the MeFi search were quicker or didn't time out on full (threads and comments) searches, we all would do more thorough and alternative spellings.
posted by hincandenza at 10:47 PM on February 12, 2002

I enjoyed this tremendously. The ineptness makes it more effective. I didn't get a lot of the language but I do know he play fairly well and found it very clever and faithful in an off-beat way. Cheers, hincandenza.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:53 AM on February 13, 2002

The kool aid guy is the best. OH YEAH!
posted by brand-gnu at 7:01 AM on February 13, 2002

but if it had been found in the search, we wouldn't have all seen it again... what a quandry!
posted by o2b at 8:16 AM on February 13, 2002

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