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My Animated Flash Series, set in 1,002,010 A.D.


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I'm hoping this will gain enough attention from the NG community that people will offer help with animation. I certainly hope it won't take another year :fie:


I make an animated series about time travel and the future of humanity called ExoTemporal Excursion. You'll like it if you're into that sort of thing. I draw too I guess.

Also check out my futuristic robot resource pack for Minecraft, and Thrive, an under-development evolution simulator.


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The voice change was hard to swallow for the first few minutes... but halfway through the episode I got used to it. Though it's still going to feel weird re-watching the series from the start.

 

Anyway, great episode! 


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Thanks! Yeah Xleek's voice change seems to have startled a lot of people (that's a common complaint) but I think it's much better and suits the character very well.

 

Also I got front page on Newgrounds! How about that.

 

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I make an animated series about time travel and the future of humanity called ExoTemporal Excursion. You'll like it if you're into that sort of thing. I draw too I guess.

Also check out my futuristic robot resource pack for Minecraft, and Thrive, an under-development evolution simulator.


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Congratulations on getting the front page.  :biggrin:


Edited by Username, 22 February 2013 - 07:32 PM.

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I finally got to watch the last two and catch up. Awesome work! Congrats on the front page too. :) Xleek's voice change was odd to get used to be eventually you adjust. 


"Since we first emerged, a few million years ago in East Africa, we have meandered our way around the planet. There are now people on every continent and the remotest islands, from pole to pole, from Mount Everest to the Dead Sea, on the ocean bottoms and even, occasionally, in residence 200 miles up - humans, like the gods of old, living in the sky."


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Thanks for the positive feedback, those who bothered! :thankyou:

 

Here's a teaser for the next episode I drew up this afternoon ;)

 

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I make an animated series about time travel and the future of humanity called ExoTemporal Excursion. You'll like it if you're into that sort of thing. I draw too I guess.

Also check out my futuristic robot resource pack for Minecraft, and Thrive, an under-development evolution simulator.


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Good Job!!!



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Just watched the whole thing, and your Beauty is Humanity, and your Together We Can. You're very talented in both animation and storytelling! Very eager to see how this'll go. I can't help but keep rewatching the part in episode 4 where Xleek (Actually like his new voice better) dissolves/remakes his bonds into a weapon. Only ten seconds, but ten of the best seconds I relive over and over :-D


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Ok so I just wrote a script for the rebooted Pilot episode
in case a studio wants to know something. It's really good!

Also, for the first time ever I wrote the complete, comprehensive summary of mankind's future, from our time up until Xleek's. Many possible spoilers follow, but if anyone wants to have a sneak peak at the backstory of E.T. Excursion, just follow the link.


Oh yes and I forgot: copyright EVanimations 2013.

Edited by EVanimations, 17 April 2013 - 01:47 AM.

I make an animated series about time travel and the future of humanity called ExoTemporal Excursion. You'll like it if you're into that sort of thing. I draw too I guess.

Also check out my futuristic robot resource pack for Minecraft, and Thrive, an under-development evolution simulator.


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One thing I hate about YouTube is the fact that you can re-upload people! it is horrible.

I really loved that website...but now is getting so annoying..too much commercial....you cant longer watch a movie or a video in peace, neither you can have your own playlist of music that is going to be disrupt by a commercial.

Now Italian Elections are coming and utube is full of political propaganda/commercials.

You know what i wish in a year or two that another web-sites for video cames and becomes more popular of youtube.

 

Sorry but YouTube needs money to function. If you don't like ads, Google can totally get rid of them, and instead charge a yearly service to keep its YouTube servers running. There are plenty of other video hosting web sites that aren't as popular as YouTube. Vimeo, Meta Cafe, Dailymotion, etc. But since video hosting is really expensive Meta Cafe and Dailymotion need to sell advertising to stay online as well. Vimeo doesn't have ads, but it gains revenue from paid accounts.

 

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Anwyay, this is unreleated to the text I quoted above: Thanks for at least considering me EVanimations, and thanks for the compliment. Anyway your reasons for delaying the episode are understandable so I can wait. Meanwhile I'm just gonna be rewatching the first 3 episodes because something about this cartoon highly entertains me... I just can't place my finger on it...

 

i wonder if it is really to cover costs or if it is also the manager of youtube who are greedy in nature.

they have millions of visitors everyday, why they need commercials too? i dont know anything about these things but i only know that this is so annoying.



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Correct me if I'm wrong, but just having visitors doesn't give you money, does it? I know next to nothing on how YouTube gets its finances, so sorry if this comes off as idiotic. But yes, I agree, the commercials are annoying.


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Here's a run-down of human society one million years hence.

 

Determining human society of the Epoch has been in the works ever since I started the series; I had always kept the details purposefully nebulous so that it would leave me more time to determine a suitably futuristic social structure.

 

Now that I have it all written down, I can include hints at the dull fridge horror behind the kind of world Xleek is from.

 

Enjoy!

 

Human society is founded upon a rigid caste system. Every planet under human rule is locally governed by a technocratic ruling class called the Arbitriarchy. The Arbitritarchy is made up of three members, each a former human mind that has been uploaded to a single, central, all-seeing computational substrate. Their responsibility is to enforce the status quo on their planet, and to enforce the technological restrictions that ensure the status quo.

 

While a new human is developing in its construction vat, two things happen: it is assigned a role in society which it must fulfill, and it is physically engineered to be completely specialized for this role. When the human is hatched, it is implanted with an Artificial Intelligence that supplants human brain power, then amplifies it (though not greatly). The AI is the single foundation upon which the caste society is built; the more powerful your AI, the more complex assignments you can fulfill (i.e. At the bottom are miners and cleaners, builders and food manufacturers are above them, technicians and information specialists are above them, and so on until the top-tier Arbitriarchy).

 

Short-term incentive to perform well is based on a feeling of fulfillment awarded by the AI assigned from birth. Long-term incentive to perform well is based on the fact that AI can be promoted until it reaches a cap. A capped-out AI will be the leader of its craft (a Lord), but all Lords answer to the Arbitriarchs. Lords that perform unfavorably will be demoted, while the second-in-waiting gets promoted to Lord status.

 

The reason for this highly regimented, regulated, and technocratic society is that technology has advanced to great heights; that if every human were able to get their hands on what is considered state-of-the-art, they would become effectively super-powered and disrupt the carefully-balanced structure of this society. For this reason, most technologies at the Arbitriarchs' disposal are forbidden to underlings, including instant teleportation and unlimited clean energy.

 

If there is more than one human-occupied planet within a star system, the planets' Arbitriarchs will be in constant communication to the point of synchronizing their efforts. Interstellar communication between human-occupied star systems is rare; often the only circumstances under which this occurs are in case of a threat to the status quo on an interstellar magnitude, such as a large-scale alien assault. Although human civilizations are located in each galaxy of the Local Galactic Group (with the exception of the Milky Way), intergalactic communication is not possible within the realm of practicality.

 

Very occasionally a human will experience a fluke in its AI that gives it natural autonomy from its Lord and the Arbitriarchs. These humans perform incredibly poorly, and are thus immediately detectable and singled out by their contemporaries. The Arbitriarchy will then wipe that human's ID from the employment database, removing it from society. These humans will often be marginalized to dark corners of society, and from there eke out a living the more traditional way.

 

TL;DR? Every human-owned planet one million years hence is a cross between a Brave-New-World-on-steroids and a eusocial hive mind. Every world is run by a technocratic ruling class. Though benevolent, it is severely restrictive, especially in the areas of technological advancement and individual freedom. Some people are born with more autonomy than others, but they are pretty much useless to society and viciously segregated.

 

And to think, everything would be so much easier if only they could give up their choke-holds on forbidden technology :dontknow:


Edited by EVanimations, 19 April 2013 - 06:22 AM.

I make an animated series about time travel and the future of humanity called ExoTemporal Excursion. You'll like it if you're into that sort of thing. I draw too I guess.

Also check out my futuristic robot resource pack for Minecraft, and Thrive, an under-development evolution simulator.


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Aw, that's kinda dark. Also, I read your plot; predestination paradox! I love that!


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Aw, that's kinda dark.

 

Intentional. A common theme behind the series is that it's usually supposed to come off as quirky, while having a pretty grim backstory. I aim to make the setting a dystopia bordering on Warhammer 40k-levels of grimdark, only far more subtle in execution. Occasionally there will be an episode where the characters realize just what kind of horror humanity has had to endure to get to where it is today.

 

After all, this is a universe where humanity's own home galaxy inadvertently wants to kill it.

 

Also, I read your plot; predestination paradox! I love that!

 

Woohoo! Humanity would not have survived in this universe were it not for the time travelers just happening to show up in the right place at the right time. I always wondered what kind of time-travel rules the universe should abide by, I guess predestination is the most suitable for the setting.


I make an animated series about time travel and the future of humanity called ExoTemporal Excursion. You'll like it if you're into that sort of thing. I draw too I guess.

Also check out my futuristic robot resource pack for Minecraft, and Thrive, an under-development evolution simulator.


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Can't believe I didn't find this thread until now! You are an incredible artist, hope this series gets picked up!
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Humanity would not have survived in this universe were it not for the time travelers

Think that's crazy? There's a book - or movie or cartoon or whatever, I forget - in which future-humanity creates a device that, when sent 13.6 billion years in the past and triggered, would destabilize the singularity and cause the Big Bang. Needless to say they send it back pretty damn fast after discovering that.


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An unfinished scene from ET Excursion: Origins. This episode actually displays a little more in-depth what Xleek's people are all about, at least a first.

 


I make an animated series about time travel and the future of humanity called ExoTemporal Excursion. You'll like it if you're into that sort of thing. I draw too I guess.

Also check out my futuristic robot resource pack for Minecraft, and Thrive, an under-development evolution simulator.


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ERR


I make an animated series about time travel and the future of humanity called ExoTemporal Excursion. You'll like it if you're into that sort of thing. I draw too I guess.

Also check out my futuristic robot resource pack for Minecraft, and Thrive, an under-development evolution simulator.


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