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Merry Christma- YES I KNOW IT'S MARCH.
Feel free to ignore the video and come back next December.
I can't believe this thing took me 3 months either. Ah well, it's finally done.
As usual Flash was having hiccups (Altough strangely it's this quiet part that caused the trouble, not the much more intense and chaotic climax) so I had to cut it up in two... Or three since this was already split before. Whoo, three parter, which this as the boring inbetween. Have fun and no worries, the final segment will arrive in an hour, not another 3 months.

Music used from Christmas Carol, Twisted metal and 007 legends.
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MrKaosX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
damn the clffhangers! xD
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! That robot is totally crazy! :O
And who'd have believed so many things had Santa designs on them...?
And who'd have believed Santa might have the batteries to save our heroes...? :XD:
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dorko4u Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I love these jokes. Though that last joke about the bullet proof spaghetti sauce was pretty weird.
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
yeah, ore an "excuse why things happen" rather then a proper joke, so kinda awkward.
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KCampbell499 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Merry Christma- YES I KNOW IT'S MARCH to you too! :P I enjoyed the intense scenes plus the funny moments! Classic!
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks!
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MilesDaFoo616 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I love all the random things with pictures of santa on them.  Its one of those beautiful cases where everything goes wrong in just the perfect way.
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Dwig Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
You may want to consider rolling backwards to an earlier flash, I've heard that at CS6 and later they got really buggy, even some industry pros stick to older more solid versions of flash for their work.

Otherwise you did a good job with this one, your fight with Santa may as well have been a sumo match with all the weight getting thrown around!

I think that the ad-libbing jokes help since swift on the spot humor may be crude at times, but tends flow more naturally than strictly adhering to the script.
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually I already use an old Flash, usually either cs3 or Flash 8
Did try a few later Flash programs at work, but wasn't impressed.
And your story doesn't help either then, heh.

Depends on what kind of comedy you do with the adlibbing and who's doing it I guess.
Many sketch artists like Monthy Phython and Rowan Atkinson hate addlibbing because sketches require a strict focus on the message/ punchline.

But yeah, in this episode's case, it's so visual and so depending on the exact situation characters are in that some elements were impossible to foresee while writing the script, so in here it was vital to make things up on the spot.
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Dwig Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
In that story I think that the company was sticking to CS4-CS5, occasionally using the later CS6 but not often due to how often it'd crash.
Google, Garrys Mod, Flash, why is it that so many "updates" end up reducing a programs stability or adding features that nobody wanted?

Newer Flash programs are supposed to have a better "tweening" feature thats more smooth, otherwise I'm not sure what Adobe changed really. I've been meaning to ask you what version of Flash you use since I'm thinking about getting into it myself, but now I know! But, that brings me to wonder what your job is, not necessarily who you work for, but it sounds cool if it involves using Flash.

You're right with that, in some cases ad-libbing just makes production time longer, it just all depends on who\what you're working with. 
The crew at Monty Python certainly knew what they were doing with their films still being remembered and rented to this day.


Thats interesting to hear, back with older Looney Tunes cartoons and other stuff of the time the scripts were a bit "loose", with storyboards dictating most of the action. Writing visuals is a bit more complicated than executing them.
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I grew up on Flash 4, especially since it had a great in-program tutorial, but yeah, that one's ancient now.
Used every flash version since then up to cs3, all having little improvements.
The only one below that that I dislike is Flash mx 2004, that one is really buggy, it crashes everytime you accidently click on the toolbar but miss the exact tool.
Other then that, I can recomment all versions to some extend. Of course it's hard to buy the old versions, adobe refuses to acknowledge any but the most recent one exists...

My work, or sadly, ex-work since the company has gone broke since then, was an advertisement bureau, I made the occasional viral video to promote websites or activities.
At the moment I don't have a real REAL job, I'm part time mailman to have a stable income and some excersize, with occasional assignments from my ex-co workers or a diffrent company that occasionaly hires me to draw book illustrations.
Having a new job interview this week or next to try and get back to the game, but in these bad times, most companies seem to drop like flies. I expect to be bounce around oddjobs until the economy improves.
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Dwig Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Thank you for the insight into Flash's different versions, there are ways to get a hold of the older ones as I do believe they were 
sold on discs with just light DRM, if any. The newer ones are out of my price range.


I wish you goo luck with your interview, here in the US getting a regular\oddjob isn't much easier in part due to the economy, I must've done at least 3-4 interviews by now.

I just do volunteer work at a library and buy\sell various things as merchant work (like what you see on reality shows sort of), I WISH I could find a way to make reasonable income with my art but most places that pay have lofty expectations. 
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Luke-the-F0x Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! this is intense, how will Roger and Tiffany get out of this one? And is Santa now a Cyborg or an Android or something?
Gonna watch the next part now. 
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Santa's a bit of a cyborg yeah, considering he likes to oversee battles in person.
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Trist2468 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
At least it's getting close to Easter...
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
True, I should have replaced the christmas trees with easter trees. With the implication we stood in the frontyard without the IMP noticing for 3 months. Hah.

But hey, why should the events of a fictional cartoon reflect the date of the real world? Especially if it's a follow up to a previous episode and this takes place on the same night.
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Trist2468 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Nah, I'm just joking about there being SOME kind of holiday coming within the month.
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
heh, true.
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PParreira Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't know why, i'v seen that police officer standing there in the living room lots of times, but still, It ALWAYS makes me in the VERY least drop a giggle, I guess it's cuz you use that joke sparringly, kinda like hearing Tom from "Tom and Jerry" say something once in a while, that's always funny, probably cuz you don't see it that often.
Also that last gag cought me completely off guard, was surprised-shocked even to actually see Roger getting shot in the gut, but oh wait, his okay xD

Great episode! and also...
Merry Christmas Roger! :D
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think it's because I don't even adress the officer like a joke, he's just there.
If I'd do dramatic "Oh look, the officer is there, lol!!" moments, you'd get more irritated by it.
Just like Tom, his random talking usually just suddenly happens, it's not like Jerry or the rest of the cartoon make a big deal out of it. Making it a joke by not making it a joke.

But using it sparingly also helps for the surprise factor, definitly.

Alas, this is probably the last episode you'll see him in, as this was the last episode foreshadowed in that mini (Every episode he's been in was represented in the time passing montage, you see John carrying cookies and the sandbags from this episode for a bit)

Heh, the last bit was completely add libbed in animation. While animating the episode I was irritated I didn't think the situation trough in the script about why they keep standing there and don't even try to contact the IMP or get the batteries, so those moments weren't planned out.
Just irritations I wanted to get rid of while working on it.

Which is why some jokes are darker and more uncomfortable then I usually do, had to constantly make things up on the fly why characters could or could not do anything in their situation and try to make it funny afterwards.
Backwards comedy.
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Micka33 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Roger VS Santa, battle of the pushovers!

hohoho
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
With our horrible overweightness, pushing us over won't be easy.
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EUAN-THE-ECHIDHOG Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there

Another cliffhanger!? Nooooo! Still, great job on this Roger (goes to see the last part)

Euan
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Alas, this episode was too intense for Flash to handle in one go.
Thanks!
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Psycho-Shark Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
You don't have anything to feel bad about, Rog. If it took you such a long time to make the ending, then that means it's going to be just that much more amazing.
I can hardly wait for the finale.
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fortunately you don't have to wait long for the finale, it's here.
And true, I can't imagine how much I'd have to jump trough hoops if I'd rush to get this stuff done on Christmas, heh.
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Martin-Sue Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist
OMG! Brany Speaks!!
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, she did say a sentence here and there in episodes before. Endless Kya's is starting to get boring.
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Frobman Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Filmographer
Why's there so much Santa imagery everywhere? Even beyond Christmas! I think you're overly exaggerating how Santa Claus appears everywhere.
Now, if you excuse me, I'm heading off to the Jolly Bearded Fat Man store to buy some new cutlery based on St. Nick. They're surprisingly cheap this time of year.
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Rogerregorroger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, despite me uploading this thing in march, it's still supposed to take placeo n Christmas day ^^;
And this is a great time of the year to run into Santa related stuff on the streets.
What else are they going to sell this time of year, Easter stuff? I buy that stuff in August.
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Macavity1981 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
hehe :-)
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JasonTheWolf19 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
At least it's done, that's the important thing.
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