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Ben Carswell @Twisted4000

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Posted by Twisted4000 - October 26th, 2022


This Summer, Rambojoe, Kalabor106 and I trudged deep into the woods to locate the infamous creature, and what we found was absolutely astonishing.



Happy Halloween!


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Posted by Twisted4000 - October 10th, 2022


As it was every year, this Madness Day was a good time! It's always fun sifting through the talented participants' work, and hot dang, I'm really impressed at all of the effort and time dumped into their projects! And, of course, it's always nice when I can participate! This year I went with something closer to my typical animation style rather than using sprites. But if you miss the classic Madness look, never fear, because I submitted three entries over the years that have that: for 2020 I entered Madness Magnification, the year before was a game, Madness Gemini, and I debuted in 2018 with Madness Frankfurterfication. It's always cool to be a part of this amazing internet series, and it just never gets old!


Moving on, during Summer I landed an animator position with the fine folks at Flashgitz! I was anointed with the pleasure of helping with Mr. Beast Exterminates HumanityThe Problem with Anime Girls (a Genshin Impact cartoon), Doom Guy Vs TikTok, and--just published today--Detective Pikachu Cleans up the Hood! Got more coming, and I've been having such a fantastic time working with this skilled crew! I can't wait to see how the future unfolds with them all.


As for my own shtuff, I got a couple of animations in the works (as always), and I'm pretty much spending all of my free time (outside of gaming) drawing. I've been practicing and experimenting a lot, and doing things I haven't tried in years. Occasionally I like to publish finished pieces when I can, but at the moment I'm more focused on getting better. I'll start uploading more consistently and perhaps doing art commissions when I feel I'm at an apt level, and that may be very soon!


Lastly, Kalabor106, Rambojoe and I will have a little film out for Halloween. Stay tuned!


Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on TwitterTumblrInstagram, Twitch (haven't streamed on there in a while but that will change), and check out my website if you want to come along for this journey! Thanks for reading, I'm genuinely very excited and happy with the direction everything in life has been going. See ya next time!




-T4k


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Posted by Twisted4000 - June 6th, 2022


Last May, I published Palutena Comes Home, a Super Smash Bros. toon. It took a long time, and that was partially due to the new animation software I was learning as I simultaneously worked at it. It was the first big video I released in some time, and the whole process and result really brought me back to my older days here on this great site! I got quite the nostalgia trip from it.


Now last night (or earlier today), I released JENNY, a Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl video that did not take quite as long to finish! I'm glad I got it out quickly with the time I had on top of my full-time job, and I'd like to publish cartoons like it at this frequency/pace, but I can't make any promises; I'm trying to allocate more time to practicing and getting more art out there. But it's all influenced on what you want!


If you'd like updates, follow me on Twitter, and you're always free to browse through my pages and main blog posts on my website, Twisted4kStudios.com. If you'd like to see art and animation streams, feel free to hop on my Twitch! And finally, if you're on YouTube still, I have a channel there as well, Twisted4kStudios! Give us a sub if you want to help scoop out some water of the sinking ship that is that site!


Let me just say, of all the social media and art sites that exist out there right now, I'm glad to see Newgrounds is still alive and solely relies on the moderation of human beings rather than AI algorithms. Keep it up, everyone!


-T4k


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Posted by Twisted4000 - December 31st, 2021


It's been almost a DECADE of Twisted year in reviews, WOWZAH! Here's to the ninth one: Twisted2021.


Although only one fully-finished cartoon was published this year, a lot has been in progress aside from it; 2021 began with me working on an alternative rock/metal (I'll let the listeners determine the genre when it's out) album. I have lyrics for a dozen songs finished and about half of them have been recorded and mixed, while the rest are still in the works! I spent months and months, on-and-off learning about pass filtering and equalization for each instrument as well as vocals (and have been learning more how to sing)! I've tinkered with audio editing for many years, but 2021 was the one where I really went all out with it. I still have much to learn, but overall I'm happy with how it's all coming out! The album should be released for free whenever I finish it, probably next year!


Also during the beginning of 2021, I started on my very first webcomic, Interromantica! My goal was to publish one chapter per month, but even the first chapter took me a lot longer than I thought it would. So I just left it as-is with one chapter. Had lots of fun making it and I liked the way it came out, and though I do have plenty of ideas for the consecutive chapters, for now it will be left to sit on its own. It just took up valuable animation time!


Speaking of animation, I started on a big battle sequence soon after the release of the first chapter; I hinted at it a handful of times this year as well as showed a preview of it late Summer, but it's still undergoing production. It got left on the backburner here-and-there as other projects and life stuff just kept coming up. But it's still going strong, and I can't wait to finish it! Having so much fun animating it.


One of the projects that interrupted it was one I did entirely from my free will, And the Final Smash Character Is..., which turned out to be the one and only cartoon uploaded for 2021. Knowing the final DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was about to be released, I hustled and got it out just a couple of days before Sora was announced.


JUST BEFORE THAT, however, since Madness Day 2021 was approaching and I knew I didn't have time to do a full Madness cartoon, I quietly released the first patch update to Madness Gemini, the game I made for Madness Day 2019. Added some effects, fixed some bugs, threw in a few extra music tracks, and updated the menu with a weapons and enemies database. Just made it a bit more playable and fun (I think, anyway), overall.


Afterward, I wanted to end the year with another cartoon, which... wound up not happening, sadly, because yet another roadblock approached: Adobe Flash Pro CS6, the program I've been using to animate for many years, finally took a dump on me; no matter what I tried, no matter what drivers I used, what settings I tinkered with, what I screwed around with with my drawing tablet... it was just too laggy. It seemingly started doing this out of nowhere. So, much to my initial dismay, I transferred my main animation software to Toon Boom Harmony 21. At first I was reluctant to doing this, as there were so many things I liked about Flash and I was just plain used to it. But, after just a couple months with my good friend Crashgen teaching me on how to use it, I got the hang of it and now I can't believe I haven't started using Toon Boom earlier! I really love it, progress has been so much faster with it! That being said, the learning curve slowed down production of the cartoon, so it won't be done until early next year. Following that? I'll get back to the battle animation.


Throughout all of this, I've been drawing! Feel free to check out my gallery to see what I released. I'm always trying to improve, and this year I like how a handful of some stuff I tried came out, overall. Still got plenty more to practice on, so get ready for 2022! Follow me here or any of my other social media pages that best suit you if you're interested! I may start doing commissions again down the line.


2021 was a good year. Strange and unexpected in many ways, but very great in others. I can't wait for what 2022 will bring, I AM SO EXCITED!! Get ready FOR VIDEOS AND SOME OTHER THINGS!! See you then!


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-T4k


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Posted by Twisted4000 - October 3rd, 2021


After many years of painstaking work, we at Nintendo have selected who will be final DLC character for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Watch this video to find out who it is!


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Posted by Twisted4000 - September 22nd, 2021


HAPPY MADNESS DAY, NEWGROUNDS!!! Just under two years ago I released my Madness fan game, Madness Gemini. Although I wanted to create an entry for MD this year, I didn't have the time (got two animations in the works). However, I did allocate some time to update and fix some bugs in the game. So, consider this my entry this year!


Haven't played it before? Basically it's just a survival brawler/shooter starring the homies Sanford and Deimos. You're free to play it here on Newgrounds, but you're also free to download a bigger, better version right here on my website. One of the many advantages of doing that will allow you to play the game even on those sad, internet-less days.


In case you didn't feel like playing anything and instead wanted to watch, for Madness Day 2018, I published my Madness fan animation debut, Madness Frankfurterfication. Two years later, Madness Magnification made its presence known.


KICK TODAY'S ASS, HOMES!


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Posted by Twisted4000 - July 28th, 2021


Heyo, good folks of Newgrounds! I've got a big cartoon in the works that's right on track to being finished, and if you'd like to see some sneak peeks along with some of the creation of it, come on down and give the Twitch a follow! I'll also be live streaming some of my artwork, and at times, my friends, Kalabor106, Saminat, Rambojoe, Crashgen, and maybe some guests, will be BSing around and doing sketch trades. You tell us what to sketch, and we may all just combat each other to recreate the best representation of what you order!


Click right here to view my Twitch page. Thanks!



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Posted by Twisted4000 - March 4th, 2021


I made a web comic and I call it InterRomantica. You are free to view the first chapter on WEBTOONS right here! I tried making a Tumblr for it but getting the pages to read in chronological order was... complicated, to say the least, so it didn't wind up happening.


I want to make a new chapter every other month, as doing so monthly will not give me enough time to progress in the animations I am working on.


Enjoy!


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Posted by Twisted4000 - September 22nd, 2020


Happy Madness Day, everyone! Been seeing lots of excellent submissions recently. Looks like something good came out of this wretched year after all!


My humble addition to this glorious day is Madness Magnification, an MC fanimation starring a MAG agent. I love those guys. Enjoy, and have a wonderful Madness Day!


And if no one recognizes me, I'm that guy who did Madness Frankfurterfication back in 2018 and the game Madness Gemini in 2019.


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Posted by Twisted4000 - September 2nd, 2020


I'm about done my Madness Combat fanimation for Madness Day 2020. Anyone got any lit songs you know of or made that you think would pair well with a Madness vid? Lemme know; I've searched through the portal for a good while now but haven't stumbled upon anything that I thought would work well with what I made.

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