Wɪʟʟᴏᴡ Mᴀᴘ [COMPLETED]
Featured 25/4/17 0.0 Thanks to everyone who suggested! :D
I might not be able to reply to all comments, sorry! >.<
If this won't load on your computer, watch the YouTube version instead! :D https://youtu.be/H19pBXK5Vpc
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Now, firstly, the first thing I HAVE to mention is that it's NOT A GAME. It's an animation. You don't interact with it, you watch it. AND also, if you're going to treat the comments section as a hate-spam opportunity, I really advise you to go away. :/
Hello everyone! After a whole year, yes, it's been a whole YEAR since I opened the MAP, here is the product of twenty animators' hard work! I hereby present to you, the Willow MAP!
I apologise to the animators if your parts have been sped up, slowed down, changed to bitmap, had some scenes cut out, or edited in any way. This was to reduce the amount of lag. Sometimes, lag can only be reduced to a certain extent using passive ways, so some scenes still had to be cut out. Most of the time, though, I only take away things like 'clone' effects and all that.
Click the flag FIVE times. If you click only once, it might start to lag halfway through the MAP.
If you see the intro part laggy already, don't try to go on. Reload the page. Reload until you don't find the intro part cut off.
☆ Sɪɢɴɪꜰɪᴄᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜɪs sᴏɴɢ:
At first glance, this song may appear to be just one of the many love songs out there. However, if you listen to it again (and maybe watch the entire MAP again), you might find a deeper meaning. Unlike many other MAPs with songs that have very clear, apparent meanings, this song can have many interpretations. For example, one of the animators in this MAP interpreted the lyrics, "I wouldn't leave you, I would hold you, when the last day comes," as a line of loyalty. A real-life friend of mine listened to the song, and thought that the line, "If he had spoken, love would return, spoken inside, too soft to be heard," very significant, as she thought that it signified silence being a powerful thing; it could break relationships or heal them. It was a verse that she could relate to. (I won't elaborate here, as this is a rather sensitive event.)
As you listen to this song, ponder about what it could mean to you. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' interpretation in music, just like art. But even if you can't find any hidden meaning in the music, you can always simply enjoy the tune or the rhythm of it. That's the nice thing about music. It doesn't take an expert to enjoy it.
☆ Bᴀᴄᴋɢʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ Aɴɪᴍᴀᴛᴏʀs:
In this MAP, there are animators of all styles and backgrounds, a diversity that I'm quite proud of. Some of the animators are more popular and experienced, while others are less well-known and have not long ago started their animating journey. There are those who animate using a cute anime style, and also those who focus on the realistic element of their art. There are those who use other outside-Scratch programs to animate, but also those who are fine with Scratch Bitmap. However, there is one similarity in all these animators: They all put in effort in their parts. No matter how experienced or popular they are, they all put in effort into their parts. And the effort didn't go to waste either. The parts, put together, formed an incredibly beautiful, moving, complete MAP.
After all that talking, here is the message I want to bring across to you. Everyone can make something that the world can one day enjoy. No matter how much experienced or talented you might be, YOU can make a thing of beauty. All you need is patience, effort, and practice. :D
I would like to thank the following people:
♢ The twenty animators who made parts in this MAP. They are:
10 and 11: @TheFarEnd
19 and 20: @Peonixgal
You ALL did a WONDERFUL job!! Every one of you! I'm really, really proud. Whether you're still on Scratch or not, I would like you to feel proud that you've contributed a part in the making of a masterpiece. Keep being awesome! :D
♢ Jasmine Thompson for the song, Willow. I absolutely love it! :D (Though you'll probably not be reading this XD)
♢ Every one of you who was anxiously waiting for the finished product. XD If not for you, I'll have procastinated until next year. XD (Not really... but hey, who knows? O.O)
♢ @-Splattered- for the thumbnail :D That intro scene was awesome! Simply had to use it as the thumbnail!
♢ And, YOU, for watching this! :D