[Episode One] TʜᴇFᴏᴜʀᴛʜFᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ
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Please do note that this is the first time I'm animating such a large project in this style. I might not be perfect in smoothness, timing, design, or otherwise, But please do not be mean when commenting. I've worked very hard on this, and I really don't appreciate hate.
Also, please don't say 'This looks like [this series]' or 'You must have copied [that series]!' This wasn't intended to be a copy of anything, and saying that is just being mean. :/
Double-click green flag. The animation starts 1 second after you click the green flag the second time. The animation only ends when you see the credits. There are several times in the animation when the screen fades to black, but unless you see the credits, the animation's not over yet.
❧ Mᴇssᴀɢᴇ ᴛᴏ Vɪᴇᴡᴇʀs
What you've all been waiting for, from the time I released the voice auditions, to the curation of the trailer, to all those sneak peeks.
Thank you for supporting me this far, I really appreciate it. I never thought I'd really come to this stage, where I'd completed an entire episode. This is a milestone for me, and for you too. You, my consistent supporters, whom I can always rely on for help when I need it.
When I released the trailer, I hadn't really expected anything big. I had hoped, yes, because everyone has their dreams, but I also recognized the unlikeliness of it being a success. After all, who would view it?
Then the unexpected happened. @ivypool2 commented and told me she was curating it! My first front page! I literally screamed. In the end, the trailer received four hundred and forty-three loves. 443 people who enjoyed my work. The realization was thrilling and motivating. It made me more eager to make TheFourthFaction as enjoyable and amazing as it could possibly be.
The next few months was spent doing some hard animating. It got really frustrating sometimes. (There was once, I deleted two important codeblocks. I could recover one through 'Undelete', but the other I had to re-code.) Countless times I lost hope. But then you, my supporters, were there to help me regain my self-confidence.
I've said this many times in many of my projects, and I'll say it again, because it's true. I really, really appreciate the support, and I cannot thank you enough. Without you guys, my series would have failed long ago. Never stop being awesome in your own rights. And always, always remember, never let a lack of talent deter you from accomplishing anything. I didn't have any talent whatsoever in art before I started, but I still managed to complete this. :D Remember, "ρąʂʂլσɳ Ծѵɛɾ Ϯąℓɛƞʈ"
So today, the ninteenth of June, I present to you... the first episode of TheFourthFaction! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it for you.
-Esylinda Rose (a.k.a. @TheFarEnd)
❧ Fᴜʀᴛʜᴇʀ Exᴘʟᴀɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴs:
You are strongly advised not to read this until you've finished watching! It contains a few spoilers...
» Willow is Nora's roommate; in each house in the Grey City, there will be two people staying there. Nora and Willow share a house.
» Amethyst's specialty is NOT "magic". Amethyst's specialty is magical EMPATHY. That means they can feel others' emotions and pain, possibly help them heal (mentioned in project), and some other emotion-related sorts of "magic". They CANNOT do things like fly, lift up stuff with magic, etc. The Test Administrator called it "magic" because she was young, inexperienced, and didn't know what to really call it.
» The Aptitude Test only helps people make their choice, it doesn't make the choice for them. For example, if I got Emerald in my result, I can still choose Ruby if I want to. This is discouraged in Summerice, though.
» People who are seduced in the Aptitude Test are not supposed to dream. That's why Nora is an exception. (For a very secret reason :P)
» Anyone who knows the secret of Amethyst cannot tell the secret to anyone who doesn't know the secret, save the Test Administrators. That's why Nora wasn't warned not to tell the secret.
If you're confused by anything else, you can ask!
Nora - @SpectralHeart
Willow - @Perfect_Dream
Test Administrator - @sunshadow49
James - @randomperson100
Lady Merissa, head of Ruby - @Zell147AJ
Madame Sovie Annalise, head of Sapphire - @TheFarEnd
Melanie Carters - @12igloo12md
Narrator - @india_lovelace and @catelc
Background Noises - @TheFarEnd, @MysteryTopHat, @randomperson100
The Hero's Journey and Night Sky - @bubblebee3
Reflections, Dreams, and The Lost Battle - StarflowerVII
Credits in project! :D
Thanks for watching! :)
(By the way, there is an easter egg in this project... O.O)