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Entry #75

Some good news and some (really) bad news.

2013-05-01 13:08:48 by Mottis
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Well, it's been a while, huh? Sorry about that.

I guess I subconsiously decided to take a break from Newgrounds, animating and anything Bunnykill related and let me tell you... (here's the good news) I haven't been this relaxed for a long while. I have been more active in life and I'm currectly doing my best trying to get out of unemployment. My next goal is to get a driver's license and a car.

However, there's always the thought lingering, tucked deep in my head: "I need to get back to work, I need to keep working on Bunnykill, I need to, I have to, I must, there's no escape." No matter how long of a break I take, I can't shake the feeling of being "chained" like this. It's always there, causing anxiety and stress.

In addition to that, for the longest time now, working on Bk has no longer been fun, aside from a few rare brainstorming moments. The spark is simply... gone. Having to force myself to animate and then getting angry at myself because I couldn't finish even one kill today is not what I want from a hobby like this.

I think you know where I'm going with this. That's right... the bad news. I have slowly come to a realization; I cannot keep working on Bunnykill anymore. The stress that it causes is simply too much to bare. It is sad, yeah, but it's for the best. I'm sure you guys understand.

Now, Is this the end of my animating career? I sure hope not. Even though Bk no longer interests me, I have been playing around with flash, trying out fbf animation styles and doing other tests and I find it highly entertaining. So, stay tuned, who knows, maybe someday I release a completely new flash movie.

As for Bunnykill: a huge thanks to all my fans. It's been one hell of a ride <3
~Mott out


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SpaceNinjaSpaceNinja

2014-12-14 17:11:34

(Sniffles from behind Dave Strider sunglasses)
Goddamned Bunny Ninjas cutting onions next to me.

Well, this is a sad day. I mean, it was a sad day when I first found out, but now that I impulse-rewatched the entire series in one day and then checked here to find that not a single thing has happened since this blog post, it's an even sadder day. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, I hope you're working on something, Mottis. You have true talent. You're not one of those throwaway animators who make a one-hit-wonder and then vanish off the face of the 'Net. You're a truly skilled artist, and whatever you made, whether it was the BunnyKill 5 prequel, BunnyKill 6, or something completely different, I would've enjoyed watching it. I hope someday you will come back to us, whether on Newgrounds or some other site. Because, and I know this sounds sappy, but you were a true inspiration to me, along with Madness Combat and many other folks here on Newgrounds.

Hell, who knows, maybe someday when I'm feeling especially ambitious I'll take up the challenge of finishing BunnyKill myself. I've had some ideas about that, honestly. Like, for instance, In BunnyKill 5 part 2, I noticed some graffiti saying "Scratch was here" along with a Wolverine-style scratch mark. If I ever actually make a BunnyKill 6, I'll probably explore this "Scratch" character. Maybe make him some kind of Mercenary who's signature weapon was mechanical claw-gloves who was hired to kill Dust, but in the end decides to help him. Food for thought. I'd also bring back Ruby, but, y'know, that's basically mandatory. I think I'd really have fun doing that. With your permission, of course.

So, in closing, Rest in peace, BunnyKill. You may be gone, but you're never forgotten. Not by a longshot. We'll never forget you, Snowball.
From the Flipside,
-SN


cowgoesmoo2cowgoesmoo2

2014-12-02 00:10:54

Whatever you do, we hope for the best.
Thanks for the great contribution.
Bunnykill is a bit like madness, but a little on the nicer side.


ZEDUDE333ZEDUDE333

2014-08-30 20:55:06

im sad about bunnykill.


BlackveeBlackvee

2014-07-24 12:02:48

You said "Heroes never die." in Bunnykill 5.2. But if you really stop animating, Snowball WILL die.
So please don't stop. I believe in you. We believe in you. Good luck Mott.


MCEliasMCElias

2014-07-04 01:20:39

i wish you do more bunny kill is one of my favorite of all time animation,and it is great
i hope you at least you try some


dutchiscooldutchiscool

2014-06-27 16:39:19

It's been over a year and i haven't seen Mottis on NG anymore. For shame,he was a great artist. :(


Supreme-GodSupreme-God

2014-05-19 21:53:25

Rest in pieces Mott.Snowball is dead for nothing.


YokushinYokushin

2014-04-17 02:34:24

I've checked monthly for new works of yours for about as long as I've known how to use a keyboard. Bunnykill's been one of those things that helps to give a stage of one's life a particular 'flavor' (if that makes any sense at all). This is all to say that your work helped to shape an era, and influenced a lot of people, though I'm sure it was taxing. So, with sincerity, thank you.

P.S. Awful corny for dead rabbits, eh? =P


daldoriandaldorian

2014-02-02 02:08:43

Here lies
Snowball
his talents and swordsmanship skills shall forever be with us
Rip Bunnykill


DavidCortez1DavidCortez1

2014-02-01 20:33:00

While I'm sad about Bunnykill dying, maybe it isn't permanent. Who knows, maybe you'll find that spark and find it fun again. In the meantime, ewnjoy animating other things. You do some good work, and I can';t wait to see what you do next. :)


pokemon7777pokemon7777

2013-12-14 14:06:05

No more BK? Goodbye.


iopkluj555iopkluj555

2013-12-07 02:25:10

Hey, forcing yourself to do a hobby you don't enjoy anymore is like doing an unpaid job. Besides, it could've been worse, you could've ended before finishing Bunnykill 5 part 2 :P


CrabbWalkerCrabbWalker

2013-12-04 22:13:28

Man. You are amazing. Keep in good health, smell life because that will get you reinspired.


assassindeath47assassindeath47

2013-11-20 16:51:07

And just so you now I'm not demanding or trying to push you to any limit I'm just asking for a favor and I understand if you can't do it I'll be patient and wait if their will be any BK 6 your bunny kill series was and is still the best in my opinion their are lots of other flashes but your is the best one I've seen


assassindeath47assassindeath47

2013-11-20 16:26:29

Mottis we your fans understand why you stopped but just could you make one last BK it can't end like this make BK 6 be the ending and show us how it ends like a big final boss or something and connect the story one last time in honor of your fans so BK can be remembered forever... it just can't end like this


DarkYagami321DarkYagami321

2013-11-12 01:03:53

You inspired me to animate. Thank you...


fangersargfangersarg

2013-11-01 18:53:35

*forget the your I meant what are you


fangersargfangersarg

2013-11-01 18:52:33

*your


fangersargfangersarg

2013-11-01 18:52:00

what you going to start now for a series since bunnykill is no longer a thing?


ChazDudeChazDude

2013-10-29 17:52:46

@robertson645 & BlackRainBS
Did you understand the reason he quit?
Stop asking.


robertson645robertson645

2013-10-28 21:20:29

Quit? You can't quit Bunnykill. I understand that your having problems, but who will take your place on continuing the series?


BlackRainBSBlackRainBS

2013-10-27 06:23:53

don'T let it end like this. do number 6, connect the story's of the parts before and bring it to a round ending.


RustyJet2000RustyJet2000

2013-10-16 00:17:04

mottis I have been on the internet for a long time, I have seen some really cool stuff when it comes to flash movies. your series will always be in my list of greatness. with that said I have been here on the internet for a while and I know that its only natural that flashes have an end. do not feel guilty at all. thanks for the years of entertainment!!!


judrummerjudrummer

2013-10-11 03:27:55

Bk 3 was the first one I saw back when armorgames still had it. I watched that then the first 2 and was always so excited to see a new one pop up on here. I'm saddened by your decision but glad that I won't be seeing these posts about depression and bk going slow anymore. I really like how you added more details to the kills in bk5 with bones and stuff. Bk4 was emotional at the end and Bk3 was pseudo emotional but I have always loved your work and can't wait to see what you have in store next. Good luck. (would like to see some swf downloads for the later ones for the nostalgia)


QrczakQrczak

2013-10-07 13:26:41

"Coś się kończy, coś się zaczyna"
Andrzej Sapkowski

It was real pleasure watching those movies ;)


SpaceNinjaSpaceNinja

2013-09-20 18:20:17

"Don't be sad that it's over; be happy that it happened!"
-Dr. Seuss


FunnyFilmsStudioNGFunnyFilmsStudioNG

2013-09-14 20:38:46

That was a great series. You did a great job!


xoxoMasterxoxoMaster

2013-09-14 08:37:42

well is over ):


PiratchimichimanPiratchimichiman

2013-09-07 15:28:55

I'm not sad because Bunnykill is over...
But I'm actually sad because it ended with an episode where Snowball dies...


Silver-wolf123Silver-wolf123

2013-09-02 02:30:09

"sign" i knew this day would come.
Most badass things always end and we will never find out what happens in the end. ._.
First super mario bros Z and now bunnykill is gone.
I still got madness but some people don't make those anymore.
Will it get worse?
I hope not.


TitangumboTitangumbo

2013-08-21 04:30:44

i say that you should start doing a different series or just branch out from this one series of bunnykill. i mean if you want just make the final one be the next one and right after either start a new series or just do something different like a collab with a game or something, you have the potential you just need to know how to use it


Dan71313Dan71313

2013-08-18 19:37:04

Hey, have you ever considered passing over the torch to another animator that would want to finish the series? I think that would be a great idea so there's some resolution at least. Good luck with your new project! :)


fangersargfangersarg

2013-08-13 23:56:03

I was really excited for the and probably last episode where the boss bunny would have gotten what he deservers but like everyone said not everything goes on forever like a few newgrounds people i can think of 1 who took a nice break from newgrounds after uploading a long a tireful animation he did what you did after he put out 3 long parts he is Xionico. I respect you for do what you thought was right congrats dude


kingcole6kingcole6

2013-08-12 02:17:27

bunnykill NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!


ConalConal

2013-08-05 02:15:30

Will you hand over the .fla for someone to finish it?


SemiNistiSemiNisti

2013-07-18 23:31:44

Real shame that animating bunnykill has went to that point, it really is good series. but yeah if animating it doesn't please you or make you excited in anyway, yeah maybe it is time to move on and do something that really fills you with joy. mitä työttömyyteen tulee niin on valitettavaa kuulla että säin kuulut tähän isoon osaan suomen nuorisosta. ajattelin muuttaa kouvolaan halpojen asuntojen perässä mutta kuulin että siellä töitä on vielä vähemmän kuin omassa kaupungissain :/ autokortin hommaaminen on hyvä idea ja avaa paljon uusia mahdollisuuksia työrintamalla. no voimia ja toivottavasti löydät sen mitä etsit


ytv21ytv21

2013-07-13 11:51:36

DAAAAMMMM that sucks, i was a massive fan of the bunnykill series and have been watching it for awhile, couldnt wait for the next episode, then i saw this. but hey, everything ends one way or another, and im glad your doing better, theres no reason for you to force yourself into working on BK if your not having fun doing it. Good luck and if you ever make anything else il probably go watch it. Thanks for all the years of amazing gory violent action.


MayhemMakerMayhemMaker

2013-06-23 02:17:03

The series was amazing man!
I'm glad your taking a better turn in life though, sometimes you gotta do what ya gotta do. Do what you want to do, and not what other people want you to.
Don't give up on your dreams.


Terex77Terex77

2013-06-18 13:17:45

I enjoy your series alot more that piece of crap madness series(sorry franchise)
I enjoy since i was kid now it sad to see it go
One thing is...
Are you planing release the source files for BunnyKill?
It Been Great. I can't wait see what you come up with next. :)


Gameboy12Gameboy12

2013-06-09 18:13:50

What matters is that you are doing better, and we are all glad about that. It is sad that Bk is gone, but like everyone is saying, it had a good run. We hope you do well in the real world and we wish you nothing but the best. Just don't forget us and feel free to check back here from time to time. We'll get over it. We adapt to situations. Get better and do what you will. We don't want to cause you any unnecessary stress. It's lie everyone says: It's a hobby until it stops being fun. Then, it's a job. We do not want to overwork you. I think that I should stop right here (because I am really making this longer than it needs to be). So to summarize: Thank you for some of the best Flash ever, we wish you good luck, and we hope to see you around.


wonderkid124wonderkid124

2013-06-08 05:48:28

a few years back when i frequented newgrounds i would have been devastated by this news. however now i realize that bk has had a good run. i am sad to see you wont be making any more however if it is not fun for you then you should not feel compelled on our behalf to keep doing something you don't like


macjsusmacjsus

2013-06-07 18:33:46

I dont care what you make, I can assume that whatever is next will be awesome. BunnyKill was great but it is good to move on.


PunkBoiPunkBoi

2013-06-03 20:38:05

Sad to see this but I am glad for the work you did. You were the reason I found Newgrounds. Saw Bunny Kill on Armor games years ago and this site through that.

Thanks for all the awesome animation and I hope you do well getting your life in order.


scribb1erscribb1er

2013-06-03 09:08:25

No hard feelings. Sad to see it go, but I understand the feeling. It ain't a hobby anymore if you freak out over it. Hope to see you back around sometime!


KingpowlKingpowl

2013-05-31 14:02:50

Oh, too late to post a new comment, but...

Well, It's over. I enjoyed Bunny Kill series for many years, and I always have known that you would finish with it someday (obviously), more or less in "Bunny Kill 6" ... Well, almost! haha

Meh, the most important thing is your health and your interest in BK, so... All right!
At least you're alive (?) lol
.. (Well, I can check this by Skype, but.. haha)

Ok, I talk too much.
See you! Good luck :D


KimuraShinjiKimuraShinji

2013-05-20 14:09:13

I can't really say anything new, everyone already wrote my thoughts.
I just want to say that You did the right thing. I could say it's like farting: if you push it too hard, it will be sh*t. :D
And thank you for making these good movies, I watch them a lot, they give me strength for the future. :)
I wish you the best in real life!!


greyshadowskyknightgreyshadowskyknight

2013-05-20 11:28:21

almost 10 years of bunny kill.
Amazing stuff man thanks for making them.


FightingSeraphFightingSeraph

2013-05-19 15:45:03

I definitely see where you are coming from on this. I signed up to ConceptArt.org years ago and it got me into advancing my drawing skills. However, as the years passed, I was getting bored with constant studies and having to force myself to draw when I wasn't in the mood to do so. What did I do to relieve my frustration? By making music of course.


nggangsterpimpnggangsterpimp

2013-05-19 13:10:49

I mean if I want Bunnykill there's more than enough length in the already made ones to go back and re-watch. IF you ever, EVER do feel like getting back into it though, maybe another big theme change would put the spice back into it for you, such as how 4 was changed to a chinese/japanese ninja and samurai theme, which I actually found to be a very interesting theme that worked out real well. Maybe a new them would spice it up again.

Either way as said, it's good to see you getting back up there in life, and I look forward to any nw flash series you come up with!