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Bouncy Cactus!! by Mataknight Bouncy Cactus!! by Mataknight
Oy! It's been a long, long, LOOOONG while since I've made an animation.
Or anything pixel for that matter. Gotta get back in the swing of things.

I've been playing a lot of Yoshi's Island recently, the original one for the SNES.I've always loved the enemy
selection in this game. They're all so unique and fascinating and not your everyday Mario enemy (In fact you
see the Koopas in 2 or 3 levels and I think I saw a Goomba once or twice in the whole game.) One enemy that
 really fascinates me is this cactus and the Needlenose (little cactus). The cactus just bounces the little on her
head. Just sittin' there having fun with her kid. Then you come along and EAT THE KID. AND USE IT AS AMMUNITION
AGAINST HER. And she becomes visibly upset at the fact. Sure she makes a new one in ,like, 5 seconds, but still
mourn the loss of her child. But it's fun to watch them play together for a little. :D

This took a couple of days to finish. I got so engrossed in it that I completely forgot to put Baby Mario on Yoshi's
back. Like, I just realized it a few minutes ago. Honestly it wouldn't have taken that long to edit him in there, but
I got tired of looking at it so bleh. Also I used orange Yoshi because there's enough green in the animation as it
is, and cuz orange Yoshi needs more love.


Drawn in GraphicsGale, animated in GIMP.

Yoshi's Island (c) Nintendo
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:iconlainthedragonite149:
lainthedragonite149 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aww! x3
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:iconcherie-stenson:
cherie-stenson Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my! How adorable!Heart Love 
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:iconpixelatesrd:
PixelateSRD Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THE FEELS!
STAHP IT!
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Genie92 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute!Meow :3 Poor Cactus, Yoshi eat his friend.:( (Sad) 
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GoodThinker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That poor cactus! Having fun when a Yoshi just eats her friend up! Poor cactus...
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:icondomenica-chan999:
Domenica-chan999 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just so cute!
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:iconschalternate:
SchAlternate Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so darn adorable. Though I always lose it whenever the Yoshi appears.
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CoachTheLucario Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I knew that this cactus looks familiar to me until Yoshi jumped in! x///DDD
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:iconladymalvoliosander:
LadyMalvoliosander Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
This is so cute! Cacti are amazing!
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you!

Yes they are! :D
I wish they were all cute like these two!
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ClockupFlowers Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why are you so amazing? :iconlazycryplz:
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Doughadfdagfakgdh I'm not amazing. Stop it! You're too much!:iconblushplz:
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:iconclockupflowers:
ClockupFlowers Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also sorry for the spam, I feel like a fangirl, but your art is just amazing. Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Nah, brah. Ish okay. :D

Thank you!
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:iconxy-a-z-z:
xY-a-z-z Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
wow this is amazing!! I always loved that cactus while playing the game <33
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you!

They're just so fun to watch. It's so cute how they're just playing with each other. :D
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:iconxy-a-z-z:
xY-a-z-z Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
yeah ;u; I feel bad when I eat the small one by accident ;n;
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Getanimated Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
holy................................................................... wow.just wow
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student General Artist
akldhfioewhThank you, Miss! UwU
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:iconjan200:
Jan200 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Yoshi...murder
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
ikr

Eat the kid, turn said kid into an egg, throw the egg and kill the parent.
Yoshi is a monster. And adorable monster that rescues hooman babies
but eats cactus ones.
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SpeedyGoneZally Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If only all cacti was that bouncy, all mine do is shoot me lol.
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Shoot you? Oh dear?
What did you do to upset them? 'o'
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:iconspeedygonezally:
SpeedyGoneZally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I just walk past them and I get shot.
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh, you must mean the ones that sit there, aim, and shoot at ya.
Yeah those guys are jerks. Ya gotta ground pound near them and
they'll fall over for a few seconds before they get up.
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SpeedyGoneZally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
They get up? o_o
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Mataknight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, stand back up is probably a better way to put it.
They don't actually get up and walk around.
I'd hate them even more for that.
And be a little bit scared. ^^;
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SpeedyGoneZally Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I would be scared too, but it would be fun to push them over and watch them try to get up.
If they can move whilst we can see 'em...
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CelestialGalaxies Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAWWW This is so cute!!! I always look forward in seeing these cute animations, it's smooth,short but hypnotizing! XD
I never though I'll see a very cute cactus :iconawwplz:
The yoshi tongue animation is really smoothly done too! :O
Awesome job! :icongreatjobplz:
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:iconmataknight:
Mataknight Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Why thank you! :iconomigoshplz:
I should really start doing more animations. I feel kinda out of practice, ya know?

Hehe. Most of the things in Yoshi's Island are cute. This cactus is no exception.
I wish more video game enemies did cute silly stuff like this. :D
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CelestialGalaxies Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish so too!
Looking forward for future animations :D :D :D
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