Hello All Who Still Care

2010-04-04 21:49:59 by Shrinkz

I've been receiving some comments from some of you guys (I do read the comments you people make), and have received some mail, both inspiring and, well, some that make me glad I've never put my address on the site. I really only like to post new comments whenever there's actually something to post about - random comments about nothing are just like twitter, and we all know how much I loathe twitter.

Oh, you didn't know I hated twitter? well I do. A lot.

Anyway, lately I've been feeling like I just kind of left everyone who actually still cares (How or why is a miracle in itself) in the dark on what's going on with my stuff. I recently received a personal message from a fan, which I replied to and essentially summed up everything I want to actually explain in layman's terms:

At 3/19/10 7:40 PM, Planeswalker1 wrote: Are you ever going to do Madness Mini 6? The others were very good.

I'd give about a 45% chance that the movie is ever going to be completed. Although I started it long ago, I never got far into it (Literally, only a few hundred frames) and have honestly lost my urge to animate at all.
I'm hopeful that one day my animation 'pang' will return, but don't hold your breath.

That is, essentially, everything I can say at this point. Call it whatever you want, but I call it creativity block, and it's been going on since I began (or tried to) Madness Mini 6 in early 2008. Like I said in the PM, perhaps one day it'll go away, perhaps one day I'll get that urge to create back, but at the moment, animation is basically a hollow process for me, and nothing good comes from doing something you don't want to do.

Anyway, not trying to be a downer or anything, I'm just telling you people like it is, because I know (for the most part) you're all mature enough to take the truth without going ballistic (although past experiences may prove otherwise).

In the meantime, this is where I get off.


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2010-04-04 23:16:47

It isn't going to just hit you in the head out of nowhere. I'd suggest going out there and finding inspiration. Take a break from it all and find something that brings out that creativity you feel is blocked.

Shrinkz responds:

I've honestly put a LOT of deep thought into exactly what you're saying here. I really cannot come up with anything more than animation just not being fun any more. Now that I have a series that is essentially 'expected", it kind of puts a constraint on that creative process; not one which exactly stops me from doing whatever i want, just one that makes me feel like my art isn't actually art, it's more of a goal that is inevitably expected of me. It's very difficult to explain or grasp and goes a lot deeper than that; I'm still pondering it very often.

But yes, I absolutely need to be broadening my horizons - I've always held the adage that if you do something well, ANYTHING well enough, it transcends into a form of art on it's own. It's different however, as it sometimes isn't a conventional form of art - it's a personal kind of art that only you can replicate/understand. I may have to use this tactic eventually.


2010-04-05 09:29:26

i do, besides, you are one of the most experient madness artists here on newgrounds after scrimp and alpha-nuva, we miss you, i miss your animation style, how much you get improved since all that time ? well, i get improved alot, you know that for the ´´madness one`` one of my best movies, so when you decide do get your ass back to animate ? ima awaiting for you...


2010-04-05 18:16:07

hey dude wheres madness mini 6 its been a long time since 5


2010-04-07 14:35:42

I will hold my breath.
Unlike you mortals, I have no need for this "breathing" .

Also, sucks that this probably will never happen, but you need ideas to animate them I s'pose.

Eh. I'm going to go eat frosted flakes and cut myself now I guess...

Shrinkz responds:

I have ideas. I have ideas dropping out of my ass like shit does from an 80-year-old man with IBS. It's putting them to the grindstone that is the problem now.


2010-04-08 09:52:28

Madne4ss Mini is a great series maybe you could just call number 6 the last and leave it at that and then get on with life.
I have ideas block aswell also animators block at 1st you get a burst of imagination and energy to animate the next day you're like "Can't be assed animating this" the inspiration is there it's just getting it onto flash and animating it which is time consuming.
I'm working on a worm type based madness combat so far 11 worms have been killed, just got to draw the next scene now where a rouge worm has been detected.

I hope you well for the future and may your animators/imagination block cease to be.


2010-04-09 19:06:35

hey accept my portal buddie friend request FUCK YOU

Shrinkz responds:

wel ok I gues1.......


2010-04-10 12:38:23

I hate twitter too. But what you wanna do is up to you not us.


2010-04-10 22:40:17



2010-04-11 12:19:26

About time you made an update. The chance of MM6 happening is ~45%, you say? Well, better than 0%! Hope you get your "urge to create" back, as you called it. Either way, good luck with whatever may follow in your life.....


2010-04-17 09:31:08

wats the plot for MN6


2010-04-19 00:38:07

Madness pie 3 soon?


2010-04-24 12:23:36

how about madness pie 3 its much shorter


2010-04-24 13:25:12

hai :D r u goin to make


? :) the last two r awesum :3

bai :D


2010-04-29 19:25:57

Welcome Back From the grave.

I actully though you were banned like Splurgle was

Shrinkz responds:

Splurgle isn't banned. He's currently off doing something that I can no longer remember. He didn't say when he would return.


2010-05-03 15:01:58

are you srs?


2010-05-31 11:51:20

how about madness:pie3 do the same thing as madness pie 2 but fighting moves like this:

Goal1:fight for pie!
Do: do a barrel roll


2010-05-31 11:52:10

and this

Goal: fight for pie!
Do: punch and then kick


2010-07-09 01:27:34

damn (=(


2010-07-14 13:47:03

It is better to see the truth than to see lies.


2010-08-05 19:47:19

yeah i get u. i think twitter is for gay weiner suckers too.


2010-08-08 00:21:27

Thanks for at least not being a complete douche about it like most of the other Madness authors *cough* Maximum Ninja *cough*. I mean, if you honestly don't have time fine, I don't understand how a simple Madness cartoon is so much work when you have time to work on "Stan and Eyeballus" but hey, I don't live your life. I hope you get back to it.

I wish I had Krinkel's, Splurgle's, or heck, even your animating skills/ability, programs, and "patience" lol to work on these. I can't understand how you have a "creative block", that sounds like a lame excuse. It's Madness Combat, it's violence on a random and comical scale with a semi-erious plot to keep the thing going. There's not much creativity beyond that, I mean, I can't be the only one with an unlimited imagination. You began a crappy four-part story where the character died, then you brought him back as a ghost, then he became perma-ghost, now he's fighting a demon.

It just sounds like you overstepped your boundary and now you just don't want to be responsible for it, when you're free to do whatever you want with the story. Restart, do whatever. But at least you didn't do what Splurgle did and claim somebody "kept stealing your Flash" somehow...


2010-08-21 21:26:03

come animate again, we miss you !!!


2010-08-21 21:28:42

if you don´t want to animate, at least watch out flashes and post reviews, we will be very honored and happy to know what a madness animator of the first generation thinks about our works !!! : )


2010-08-28 14:36:21

You're not the only one who hates twitter... But I also hate Myspace, and Facebook. Newgrounds and Simtropolis is as far as I'll go. Also, hope u make a recovery and Get back to animating Madness Pie 3 and another Not so mini Madness Mini.
PS, are u dead?


2010-09-06 17:16:29

wow first comment in months


2010-09-06 17:17:09

days i mean


2010-10-20 19:40:45

i love your animations but hate that you left madness mini with a huge hole in the storyline

Shrinkz responds:

Don't we all.


2010-10-26 19:00:16

make a new post!!


2010-12-17 16:31:27

Stan and eye Phallus


2011-02-01 21:33:47

hmmm, i shouldn't ask you to do a madness mini sequel, OR any madness flash (tho madness pie is GOOD, and you SHOULD continue it....IMO) anyhow..

what i REALLY want, is for u to contact me, at least on yahoo.

will u contact me on yahoo?

plz, email me!1oneone


2015-07-12 01:41:38

...I think he's dead...