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1. I can see your movies, but I can't hear any sound!
Assuming your sound is set up ok, you probably have an old version of the Flash Player. Right click on the movies when they're playing, and a pop up window will appear. At the bottom of the window, there should be something that says "about flash". Click on that. You should see a window that tells you which version of flash you are running. If you are running 3 or older, then you need to install the latest player. Go to the Flash website. The flash player is free to download, and easy to install.2. What software do you use?
I've been asked this quite a bit. Here is a section where I list the main software that I use to create the animation. I've also put together a list of some of the better manuals that I used to learn the various programs.3. How do I save the files to my own computer?
The files are probably already in your cache file. The easiest way to find those files is probably to do a search...enter whatever search program your computer has and do a search for ".swf". That will return a list of every flash file on your computer. When you find out the location, simply drag the files out of the cache and into a different folder, then you'll have your own copy. There may be a better way, but that's the only method I know of at the moment.4. How do you make the animation on the site?
Most of the animation is still drawn on paper with pencil, then scanned, then brought into FLASH, from macromedia (version 4 was used for most of the content on the site. More recently I have shifted to version MX). You can download a trial version of the software here, it's approximately $300 if you want to buy the full copy. I've put some more info about the software here.5. How do I transform Mulder?
Click here for the secret code.6. Why is the site called idleworm?
We had a difficult task when choosing a name, since almost every word in the English language has been registered as a domain. Finally I started looking for old words that are no longer in use. In Elizabethan times, "idleworms" were said to grow under the fingernails of lazy girls. I thought it sounded funny, hence the name. You can see the info here.''Not half so big as a round little worm,