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[Edit:] I'm sorry--I was so absentminded and forgot to add this credit: The beginning landscape picture is a picture that I commissioned from Dilekt. I didn't render that one. Everything else (well, except the shot of that scraggly book, which was a random photo) was done by me. My apologies! And thank you all soooo much for the critiques. I can definitely see how the text is fading too fast and why it needs to be lengthened.....I guess I didn't notice it because I'm so used to reading it that I personally can read it okay. Also, I'll try to fix the jerky quality. See, it's hard for me to tell because it doesn't look very jerky on my computer, but I guess it does for most others' computers........hmm...........I did a regular motion tween for them, so I'm not entirely sure how to smooth it out. Still, I'll fiddle around some more with it as I'm revamping the trailer. :) Thanks again! [End Edit]

Any help from all you skilled Flash users out there is HIGHLY appreciated! These are my tragic Flash skills--this is the first time I've ever tried using the program. O_____o

So anyway.....for the past day I've been tinkering around in Flash, hoping to finally learn this program that I've never touched but wanted to for the longest time. What came out was this thing--a semi-trailer sort of thing for TGS......and it kind of sucks, I know. I know, like, 3 commands in Flash. :) The music, while nice in parts, sounds disjointed at the connecting points, so my apologies on that! All sound clips are freeware from Flashkits [link] . I hope this runs somewhat decently on your computer and doesn't crash anything. I can't really tell from my comp. Also, beware--the file is somewhat large, about 1.4 MB, so if you don't want to wait for it to load, I understand. :]

This is also in the works. Once I acquire some decent Flash skills, I'll be adding/revamping this to make it more presentable and hopefully make it some sort of intro for the website [link] Anyway, that's all--hope you enjoy it a little!
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:iconfalinore:
Falinore Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I miss the website. Where can I read the story now? :C

I saw the ebook, but I still miss the breathtaking artwork of the website.
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:iconmree:
mree Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Aw, thank you! I think most of the art is scattered around in my deviantArt gallery.
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:iconfalinore:
Falinore Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I found some of it. ;3 You're wonderful.
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Elemental-Zero Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love this story! Are you going into publication? Is that why the website is gone? If so, how much is the book and where/when can I buy it?! Even though I followed the story from chapter three to the end on the website of the first book I still want a copy of it to read at bedtime! Its just so magical! When will you continue the saga too? I want to know what happens next!
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mree Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Writer
Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind words! :hug: The Glass Sonata isn't getting published, but I did get a book deal recently for my newest story, Legend. (It also stars Day) It will be coming out in December 2011 (next year), from Penguin Books, and will be at all bookstores. :)
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Elemental-Zero Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Really! I'm definately buying a copy! What author name should I look for? I know there are hundreds of titles called 'Legend' so I want to make sure I get the right one :P

Actually, I was also wondering if you could help me with my novel I'm writing... I've kind of hit a rough spot and can't get past a certain plot point without making it sound so... childish. Feel free to say 'no' if you want but would you mind looking at it and maybe giving me a bit of critical feedback? So far everyone I've asked has just said; "Wow I like it, write more..." or something along those lines but I'm looking for some constructive criticism and a little help... I know I'm a complete stranger and you have no reason to do me a favour, but I won't know unless I ask.

Also, Are you still going to put your story 'Glass Sonata' up somewhere? Like fictionpress(.)com or something? I really want to read it again... and the sequel! :D

Sorry for the essay!

Regards
Zer0

wolf_cubs_wish(@)hotmail(.)com
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mree Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Writer
The book will be titled LEGEND by Marie Lu. :) Look for this cover: [link] ! And yeah, at some point I'd definitely love to post Glass Sonata back online somewhere, although it probably won't happen until after Legend comes out.

I'm so sorry to have to turn down the kind request of reviewing others' work, but I'm afraid I'm not allowed to look at and review unpublished manuscripts. :( It's a legal thing (publisher's fear of getting sued) so I have to turn down all such requests. I'm sorry to be a bummer! Wishing you lots of luck with your writing, though. A really great book to pit your manuscript against is called Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass. It helped me a lot when revising my novel. Hope that helps a little!
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phrostie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
that came out cool
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:iconmixofdays:
mixofdays Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
All your trailers are interesting, but.... they all seem to tell a different story ^^; I haven't read the story or anything though....
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mysteriousnekomata Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
I remember seeing this on the site. I wish it wasn't down/gone. Lovely. Much better than I can do (which is nothing xD)
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KitsuneWolf78 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
i dont know why, but when i click the link, it goes to a site thats marie-lu, also, but its about bras and bikinis!!! why, why you damned computer!?
:crash: i hate my computer!!!
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mysteriousnekomata Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
I know. It's so sad!
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KitsuneWolf78 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
huh? im sorry if i commented or replied, but i forgot what i said...:confused:^^;
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mysteriousnekomata Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
About The Glass Sonata. The website works, it just goes to this undergarment mess.
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QueenShelleh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
That should seriously be a movie ^~^ and Day is so cute great job!
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:iconcardowl:
cardowl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006   Writer
That's really neat!
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:iconcardowl:
cardowl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006   Writer
That's really neat!
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rebelshadowknight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006   Photographer
This book sounds so cool! Have you been able to publish it yet? I'd totally buy it. Hope you don't mind, but I'm going to fave this.
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mree Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Professional Writer
It's not published yet--it's still making its rounds with publishers. :) However, you can read most of it on my website at [link] !
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ItachiStoleUrMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Great Trailer. I Will Defenatly But The Book When It Gets Published.

But The Link Doesnt Work? It Takes Me To an underwere Site...... And Im Sure thats Not What Im Looking For XD
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rebelshadowknight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006   Photographer
sweet! thank you!
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baseballkool Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Hey, is 'The Glass Sonata' a real movie? Or a book? If it is, please send me a link or something to it; it looks rather interesting. :)
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:iconmree:
mree Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Professional Writer
It's a novel. :) You can read the current chapters of it under "Books" here--> [link] . Thanks for your interest!
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:iconclokp:
clokp Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
It's really a sonata.
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fallenangel7583 Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
wow. that's amazing. i can't even draw, let alone create something that amazing. honestly, you have my interest peaked. very well done!!! so...what more is to come of this?
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Froze8 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must see the whole thing!
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:iconmariyaodessa:
mariyaodessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
the leaves look a little bit weird because they are just rotated and did not bend int he imaginable wind
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mariyaodessa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
HEY i wana see the whole movie...*pouts* i like those kinds od movies. oh when it switches to the curse must be lifted and stuff it reminds me of the house of flying daggers preview...kooli
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LtAlley Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
Wonderful flash, wish I could understand it, downloaded free smaple thing became frustrated an confused. Very well done, wish to see the entire Glass Sonata. ^_^
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TheDaemonQueenLilith Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005   Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: my only critiquw is that you have a lot of words in a short amount of time and it makes it seem a tad overly dramatic...but amazing
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Kaytara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous trailer!
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Essence-Sage Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
I love the music, the words should stay longer, along with the pictures. Maybe go a bit slower...but otherwise, it's nice! Short, but nice!
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Cancerian-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
WOW! I'm really liking your stuff, I better keep my eye on you! You're style is very pretty, it's so smooth and colourful without being tacky.
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sporadicembrace Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
W000000000000000000000000000000000000t! I love it! LOVE IT! Intense.
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xxbahamaboyxx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
are you doing this for your own pleasure or are you doing it for an upcoming video game?
either way it's smokin'! Good job :)
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Kat-Ambros Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist
*wants to see teh moveh for the trailer*
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CrazyHairKid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
i think it is really professional and looks like a real movie
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty work!!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Marie,
Much improved! You are obviously having fun with this.
The shot of the parchment or manuscript near the end is enough different from the rest of the scenes that I assume it is intended to be a more dramatic conclusion than the short time on screen allows. It has enough detail that it is hard to take it in in such a short time. The other images and text are about right, though you could safely still give them longer exposures.
Steve
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kouotsu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
TEEHEE sort of reminds me of the Final Fantasy Tactics commerical they had on the game >:

Flash can get so complicated! CartoonSmart.com has a bunch or tutorials you can pay for. It's mostly for cartoons, of course, but there are some advanced technical tutorials you can buy. They're really pretty good, if you've got some extra cash ): I bought the animation package but I haven't done crap in Flash xD But I'm a lazy person.

For your first flash thing though this is very good D:
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kuroineko Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
*.* So pretty~
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mistakendestiny Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
it's really hard to see the images and read the writing at the same time. you should make it so that the writing flashes up on a black background, and then the image follows, that way it will make much more sense to viewers ^_~
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jamiesama Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Professional Artist
OMG its so beautiful!!!!!!!!! I love the music
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KuraiKiss Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
It looks very good so far.

However, I would make each frame a few seconds longer.. then we can truly appreciate your artwork and get a good glimpse of it. Great choice of music! Nice transitions too. :aww:
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fluffy-fuzzy-ears Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! that's awesome! i like the music, the art, and the way the scenes fade away. very good adn professional looking!
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DarkCloud99 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
Wo excellent I thought I was watching something from a pro wait you are a pro cooool :jedi:
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scarlet16 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
:clap: by far this is the greatest aniamtion i've seen in DA...:XD: it's so interesting...hmmm...nice music too. it has this heroic feel to it...:#1: wonderful job!
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Jarin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005
Simply amazing.. I love your use of lush color, it's akin to the scenery in Lord of the Rings. Your use of shading is also very nice, not to mention unique; the characters remind me of those found in anime like Inu Yasha or FMA. Although the art scenes could be a tad longer, it's quite amazing indeed. Great work!
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kuza-san Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005  Student
WOOOOAAH!

Love The Trailer. And I Now OFFICIALLY Want to see more

It's A :+fav:
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joulee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! :D That is Amazing! It's like a movie trailer for a movie I would totally go see. >;P You must let me read your delightful maunscript after I finish finals. Finals.... *dies* O_O.

Good luck with LSAT studying these days, nyo?!
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