Asslevania, the past, the future

2013-05-07 12:54:32 by RicePirate


Asslevania is a silly short about farts, vampires, and a game that I hold dear to my heart, Castlevania : Symphony of the Night (far from the best game I've played, I just had a lot of memories associated with it).

It was because of those memories that I created my first flash toon, published here on Newgrounds, CastleFailure : SotN. After reaching 100k subs on Youtube, I wanted to do something, at least remotely related to what got me started.

After a couple years of animating, I feel I've progressed, but clearly have so far to go. Seeing all the wonderful work my friends have done, I've quickly come to terms with the fact that I'll never be the funniest animator, or the most skilled animator, but the goal has never been to be best ... it's been to share laughs with you guys and personally grow as an artist, of which I feel I'm on the right path.

In other news! Pico Day was awesome! Meeting everyone was really wonderful, and much needed. Got to hang with Stamper, Chris, Zach, and Cory for a couple days. Man, I really miss the East Coast.


(SKINHEADGROUNDS, from left to right : Stamper, myself, and JP)

Asslevania, the past, the future


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2013-05-07 13:19:47

You have progressed so much in 3 little years. I can't wait to see what you make in the next 3

RicePirate responds:

ugh, who knows how many years I have left, GOTTA GO FAST!


2013-05-07 13:38:28

You really have improved in your animation over time here at NG- you've risen to be amongst the best here. Here's to continued improvement on your animations and friendships, RicePirate! b(^_^)d

RicePirate responds:

I don't think i'm one of the best, but certainly one of the most consistant in terms of keeping my voice and animations uploaded.


2013-05-07 14:02:24

Not only is the guy on the right not wearing matching clothes, he's also tilting his head the other way.

RicePirate responds:

what a jerk


2013-05-07 14:59:53

do you smell what the rock is cooking

(Updated ) RicePirate responds:

roody poo candy asslevania


2013-05-07 16:13:03

Despite my exhausted condition, it was a pleasure to meet you! Hope you took some pizza and other East coast goodies back home with ya! Asslevania looks great; you're getting the hang of this animation thing!

(Updated ) RicePirate responds:

Getting the hang of it ... but still very far from where I'd like to be.


2013-05-07 16:36:41

You guys don't have anything against Yews, do you?

RicePirate responds:

I love yew


2013-05-07 16:45:09

I WAS referring to the type of trees, you know.
I never make mistakes, i never confess making them, i mean.


2013-05-07 16:46:44

staaahp impreveehing maare thin mah in e smolla tahme :CCCC

RicePirate responds:

I dunno if sticking strictly to anime style is helping or hindering. but your work has gotten much better over time so shut up


2013-05-07 16:50:55

funny, i would've made that four shot since my shaving.

RicePirate responds:

there were so many shaved heads at the party... i felt at home


2013-05-07 17:02:52

haha i was just kidding i didnt really mean it. btw why didnt you answered that question i sent you in tumblr? or atleast i think i did....

RicePirate responds:

i will, i like to space them out.


2013-05-07 18:42:50

Man, if I wasn't broke, I'd love to come on over and hang out with all you guys. Ah well, maybe next year. And yes, you have certainly come along way and are only getting better in your toons! Can't wait to see more!


2013-05-07 18:47:19

MmmMmmmmm, 'dem bald heads.

Mick you've progressed so much as an animator, it's almost unbelievable. Keep kickin' dem booties.


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2013-05-07 20:35:35

Holy! It's seriously crazy how far you've come with your animating! I love the style you've got going right now. Also congrats on the 100k subs!


2013-05-07 22:21:04

swell work, friend. Hugs and kiss


2013-05-08 01:18:26

Dude, you're up in the top tiers and it's only taken 3 years. Shit, the amount of high quality work you produce in such a short time is mind boggling. When I first started viewing flash toons and games back in 2002 it took months and years for guys like chuloid to produce a small film. I shared your pacman flash on Facebook the other and said you animate better than cartoons I grew up watching that had whole teams behind the scenes and I meant it. Holy shit dude you've already submitted another 4 awesome flashes since you made that one!

Keep it up!


2013-05-08 02:02:30

What exactly can you accomplish


2013-05-08 03:42:37

Not my favorite short of yours, but the collaborative work with Shadman turned out great. Didn't realize he's been making backgrounds for animations too... seeing those without anything explicit was a strange experience!

JP as in ?


2013-05-08 08:12:52

Seriously? No one else has said it yet? You're all bald and it's fricken awesome! xD interesting coincidence. Anywho, from what I can tell, it's amazing how fast you've progressed as an animator and on this site. Furthermore, I'm glad someone finally made a Youtube flash exploiting Google's ridiculousness. There are many reasons to salute you.


2013-05-08 09:07:01

Now you need to change that realization, you won't ever be the other animators but you will ALWAYS be RicePirate! I've loved your work from the beginning for that and always will love it for that reason.


2013-05-08 12:10:56

you look like that guy from fullmetal jacket, that took suicide. just sayin.


2013-05-08 15:27:41

Sorry I said your bald heads were blinding me with reflected sunlight... Although they actually did light up when I aimed the camera at them and it had to adjust... lol

I'm gonna totally lose my hair now.

RicePirate responds:

no way ... too much of it ... it's impossible.


2013-05-08 17:25:56

I don't know about your skill as an animator, which apparently is very high, but I've always seen you as one of the better, if not best, voice actors on Newgrounds, because everytime I see that you're in a video, I always try to find where you are, but I never can because I don't know what your voice sounds like!

RicePirate responds:

yay :]


2013-05-08 22:04:38

Going to guess you've seen before.

RicePirate responds:

I HAD NOT! That's awesome! lol


2013-05-09 11:41:04

Howto be funny 101: Don't make silly faces on your characters a punchline or a joke, it pisses a lot of people off.

Keep on voicing person.

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2013-05-11 16:12:09

Look at Stumpy over there with his adorable face. Well done on Asslevania, btw