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(EDIT: The Flash Gallery Director has kindly brought it to my attention that I've ah...broken some dA rules by using copyrighted audio. So I'm afraid I can only showcase a silent version here. But never fear! You can find the full-fledged version here ([link]) at newgrounds!)

It takes so much time to produce something so short.

Anyhow, this is a one minute animation about the interaction between a woman (whom I name Nelly) and a fly. The sequences are synchronized to "Ichijya Tetai" (One Hour Evacuation), a track from the One Piece OST (more details on bottom). I started this at the end of Summer '05, intending to finish it within 2 weeks.

It's been roughly half a year.

I haven't spent all that time working on it, of course. Most of the time it was just sitting on my harddrive, being defragmented. But I've finally gathered the courage to tackle this 60-second beast and finish the slaughter. If I had worked on this continuously, I estimate it would have taken about...3 weeks. If I were on vacation during that whole time, and had no games to play or anime to watch.

Well, enjoy! I'll submit this to Newgrounds tomorrow or something.

Ichijya Tetai (One Hour Evacuation)
from One Piece Music & Song Collection 3 (COCX-31241)
composed by Shirou Hamaguchi
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Given 2006-03-31
Shoo Fly by ~JohnSu is simply one of the most fluent and detailed FBF-animations I've ever seen here on dA. Really fantastic work! ( Suggested by simondrawsstuff and Featured by Age2003 )
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kittyreads Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
that is life XD
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Voltex12345 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
boy that is one of the cutest flies i have ever seen
also i love the mechanics you used for your bsasic movement
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Sanone Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
This brings the same smile to my face as when I first saw it, many years ago. Still remain my favorite bit of work you've done.
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cursedironfist7 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
like me when there's a fly in the house. except i pack heat in the form of a thick oven mitt.
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WritingGlasses Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
What happened to the sound?
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it was unlicensed and had to be removed!
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WritingGlasses Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I read the description after I posted this comic. My mistake. >.> Thank you for replying. I appreciate that. Keep up the wonderful work.
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xKittyRaver Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sadly this didn't have sounds..
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KawaChou Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Story of my life....
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AyanoNoHikari Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
xD Me when I try to kill a fly xDD q^q
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hillerj Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Very cool! Great job :)
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TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Hey somebody has put cameras in my house! And they also edited around and turned me into a girl....an anime girl....I don't know where I was going with this either! :dunno: 
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KiRoNoKo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm laughing so hard XD
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, I get worked up the same way when chasing a fly!
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AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cannot get over how cute that fly is when it rubs its legs together ;A;
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AngelDKWitch Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Awesome
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InuDante Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAMNIT FLY!! ^M^
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AriaOnThePLANTESxIA Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
so funny :iconlaughingplz: :iconderpplz:
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh you're the one who made this world famous animation, if I shake hands with an asian will I gain impeccable perspective/proportion powers?
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope. But you might learn how to use chopsticks and be afraid of confrontation?
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
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genericfandom Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Love this!
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mkdavi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Oh, the frustration of flying insects in the house. :3

Luckily our cat likes hunting them. Death to the invaders! :iconhissplz:
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Cazzi22 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish my cat was as deadly as yours :(
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bignick142 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
This is absolutely amazing! It reminds me of those Cartoon Shorts on Eureka learning channel. That housewife is so badass!XD
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BearerOfDestruction Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Oh. My. GOD!

You made Shoo Fly? I... I can't believe this! This... this is an outrage!

I explain. This has been one of my favorite animations since... I can't remember since when, but I was young and innocent when I first saw this.

Then I found your gallery in DA and you became one of my favorite artists.

But it's the first time I navigate so far in your gallery. My eyes literally bulged out (I mean this literally) when I found out.

Words fail me.
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ewww :iconyoudidwhatplz: You need to see a doctor
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BearerOfDestruction Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Don't worry. Eyes came back to normal state very soon. It's a natural behavior in them.
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
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JohnSu Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed this animation to this degree!
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MaidenVirgo1722 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can something so little cause such insanity...?
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Foxxyvillain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thats me trying to kill a fly XD
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imintygemini Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic animation xD
I deal with my flies via drowning them in hand sanitizer -w-
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
and then you wear them in your hair, because now they are clean~
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imintygemini Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.
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SoulHex97 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Exactly what I do when I hear a fly. I go all fail ninja trying to kill it.
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iBiankah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
This is exactly what I do when I'm chasing around a fly. I chase it like a madwoman, and finally, when I think i've killed it, I hear ANOTHER fly. I'm like "ARGH!!"
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What you are hearing is the fly colony that lives in your sinuses, trying their best to remain undetected.

They are also why you sneeze.
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iBiankah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
What the fuuuuuuck. Are you messing with me? o-o
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VictoriaRay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahah I loved it!
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MrsChair-Advice Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Backwards it shows a girl running away from a fly and then serving it a plate of fish as it flies out the window, while she goes off and watches TV. xD
~Mrs. Chair :tea:
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
is that not the story of a struggling marriage?
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MrsChair-Advice Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true, sir. Very true.
~Mrs. Chair :tea:
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FilypaWishes Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Really cool and awesome!Favourite!
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killerweinerdog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Did you know that flies poop wherever they land?
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
just like some humans!
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killerweinerdog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
It's sad that I know people like that.
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BelgianBabe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
That's a freaking ninja housemom.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Awesome animations you did on this <D
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creeperindacorner Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
hehe the fly is all like "wooooooh check ma armz! ma squiggly armz! they squiggle!" XD
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