Be a Supporter!

Credits & Info

Apr 30, 2009 | 1:34 AM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place May 1, 2009

If you liked this, check these out!

Plenty more like this here!

Author Comments

It's loosley based on the original "Pico's School" by Tom Fulp. It's my longest animation to date. Thanks to snayk for the awesome song. Hopefully somebody likes it. Happy Pico Day.
Wow, thanks for the front page and daily 4th! And thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment! I'm really surprised how well this was received, considering how good the majority of submissions were this year. Thank you for letting me depress the hell out you :)



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best Pico Day flash of 2009

I'm speechless.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

thats being realistic.

i just realy like how you made a kid forced to kill people to survive, everyone know that is harder than it looks like.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wooott amazing output about Pico

One that i have to say is RazorHawk's Review FTW. He basically said everything I wanted to put down.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

omg thats sad

that seems way more sad then normal pico vids ;[



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Deep and Definitive

Most Pico day Flashes portray Pico getting a thrill out of killing and shooting down as much as he can at every possible moment. Pico's School definitely reflects this, along with many other Flashes...

...but this took everything in a completely different direction.

The images, the music, and the animation made what many consider to be a fun and chaotic action game into something far more like a realistic tragedy. I found it amazing how you managed to mirror the settings of Pico's work surroundings into the memories of what happened on that day, and retell everything in a far more somber story of a memory that continues to haunt Pico even into his adult years. To me, I found this Flash to be the most profound out of all Pico Day submissions this year, something that not only changes the way we look at Pico's School, but totally redefines Pico's character into something more realistic and believable. Meanwhile, the art quality was fantastic, stripping Pico's School of its cartoonish-like portrayal, and instead changing it to something far more detailed and vivid.

The conclusion was also well done. Instead of seeing Pico blasting through hordes of Uberkids and actually enjoying it, we see him as any normal human being would feel if something like this happened: what started off as a nightmare that quickly turned into a struggle of survival, and now lives on in the back of his mind as something he can never truly forget about.

Amazing how you did all this. A well-earned 10.

People find this review helpful!