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Towel fight by =MixedMilkChOcOlate is an emoticion depicting—what else?—two emoticons fighting with towels. The great thing about emoticons is that their intention is to be simple and straightforward; to convey an emotion, an action or (in recent years on dA) a brief scene as clearly and concisely as possible.

The concept is clear, though not executed flawlessly. I cannot ignore the lack of detail in the towels. I know full well that only so much detail can appear in such a small working area, but the towels here only seem to be white lines of varying thickness. Where as the emoticons are given depth by their shading, the towels just seem flat. The action of twisting the towels is not done too well either. The emoticons' hands don't move at all and, therefore, fail to correctly convey the motion that goes into twisting a towel for whipping. I really do like the animation in the emoticon. The poor towel-twisting aside, the rest of the animation is almost flawless, save for one frame in which the pink emoticon's towel freezes briefly.

I have seen one towel-whipping emoticon before, but no towel fight emoticon. There are emoticons depicting fights with various "weapons", but it does take skill to emulate the free-flowing nature of towels, ropes, cloth, etc. in an emoticon. Also nice is the way it is not simply one emoticon hitting the other, then vice-versa. Here, one emoticon dodges the other's attack and unleashes one of his own before they both get a good hit in on each other, almost making for a sort of mini action scene.

I also like the way the artist spent some time getting in some small details. The pink emoticon recoils slightly after being hit. The blue emoticon's body compresses appropriately upon impact with the ground. I almost wish the same would have been done upon both emoticons landing hits on each other (neither one moves). The pink emoticon's spin after being hit is, perhaps, my favorite few frames in the emoticon. I think it's a very well-animated action.

Not as well animated is what the blue emoticon does after hitting the pink emoticon. It appears to be flipping backward, but it's not too clear. The expressions aren't too impressive either. A smile can be seen very briefly on the blue emoticon's face, and I'm not sure what the mouth of the pink emoticon is supposed to be. A smile? A scowl? I really can't tell.

Framework should probably be looked into. I mentioned the frozen frame of the pink towel (after they both hit each other, before pink starts twisting again). Upon closer inspection, I also noticed that, just as they go to twist the towels, their bodies drop down one pixel, then jump up one pixel during the towel-twisting. Minor imperfections, but once they're noticed, they become annoying.

While the animation is very nice and I can see this finding use in dAmn or, as the artist has already done, as a plz avatar, it does not completely demand use. Part of the impact of emoticons is their utility. This will be used by some people—humorously starting fights with friends. The problem is not with the emoticon itself, but with the concept. More often than not, the emoticons used most are those depicting one person doing an action to another. I can see one emoticon towel-whipping another emoticon having a greater utility. Again, that is no fault of the emoticon or the animation; just with the decision to make two emoticons fighting each other.

All in all, a very nicely done emoticon, only a few minor details preventing it from perfection.
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whitedip Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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retrrs12345 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The towels really hurt! LOL Trust me i have experience! :iconbleedrainbowplz:
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C-Floyd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
epic win. really epic win.
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :icontowelfightplz:
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C-Floyd Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
NP. If yuo want to talk to me anymore, i go under

XxSolsticemooNxX
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Blackfang-werewolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Wow, people can now have towel fights online. :icontowelfightplz: That's awesome :XD:
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:iconmixedmilkchocolate:
MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yes I think so :lmao:
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Blackfang-werewolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Although, I'm not sure how often I'll be able to use it...I'll just make it a random thing :D
:icontowelfightplz:
lol it’s so FUNNY!
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Punyu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
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u r emoticon so cute !!!!
gonna use this
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like towel fight :icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz:

:giggle:
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Punyu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
LET "S HAVE A TOWEL FIGHT NYUU~
:icontowelfightplz: hoooit hoiiit
woooo-haaaaa~ ouuuch~

:iconkissingplz: adorable icon~
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:iconmixedmilkchocolate:
MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You win :giggle:
:faint:
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:iconpunyu:
Punyu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
YAY :icontowelfightplz:
i win nyu :icononicheer:
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CJ-DB Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
C'est un combat au fouet d'Indiana Jones. :lol:
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:iconmixedmilkchocolate:
MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Non avec des seviette, prends ca :icontowelfightplz:

:giggle:
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CJ-DB Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
Et ça!!! :icontowelfightplz: :lol: :giggle:
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HappyHatty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Cute! :lol:
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :icontowelfightplz:

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HappyHatty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
:lol:
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killhearthunter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
nice! :icontowelfightplz:
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thanks

:icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz:

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Sinister-Starfeesh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I remember when me and my friend were chasing each other round her house doing this... she's better than me though so i got whipped bad :crying:
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loool :giggle:
I like to towel fight with my brother when we go to swim :aww:
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Sinister-Starfeesh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
lol
Towel fights are fun, unless you're terrible at whipping then it's not :fear:
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure :giggle:
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llifi-kei Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
This is an awesome emote idea! You emoticonists are so creative =D
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :blush:

:icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz:

:giggle:
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Droneguard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Whipping kids on school with towels... where are the days :devilish:
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yes :giggle:

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lostxwolfx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
XDDDDD That.. is epicly outrageous. XD I love it. XDDD What a classic! :icontowelfightplz: :icontowelfightplz: xDDD
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :icontowelfightplz:

:aww:
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lostxwolfx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Your very welcome so much :D
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Emmuls Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it:love:

Great job, Nico:hug:

:icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz:

I win:XD:
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :giggle:

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Emmuls Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome:hug:
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Viridilly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist
Unyaa! so cute!!
good job ne!~
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :icontowelfightplz:
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Viridilly Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist
you ar welcome~! XD
:glomp:
:icontowelfightplz:
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iceman200 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Ah this takes me back.


Bring it on :icontowelfightplz:
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz:

=D =D =D
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Bunneh-World Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
:meow: :icontowelfightplz: WEE~
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz::icontowelfightplz:

:aww:
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Bunneh-World Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Heh, this reminds me a lot of my dad's stories of his childhood. He and my uncle would always end up clearing the pool because they chased everyone away with their towels! :lol:
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D =D =D
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GnAc Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Nice! =D
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :icontowelfightplz:

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GnAc Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
No problem! :icontowelfightplz: XD
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ThunderWolfang Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! XDDDD
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MixedMilkChOcOlate Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontowelfightplz: :icontowelfightplz: :icontowelfightplz:

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ThunderWolfang Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontowelfightplz: :XD:
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