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Jun 8, 2009 | 2:22 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place June 8, 2009

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EDIT:: Enjoy the preload, minor fixes, and replay.... as soon as the updated version is approved.

Oh WOW! O_O I got Daily 2nd Place. Thank you so much, all of you! Believe me when I say this, I cherish all your feedback and it has really inspired me to get off my butt to spiffy Rain with its original ending. I'm sure you all will love it far more than this one. However, this Rain will always hold a special place in my heart just as all of you do. I feel really honored. x3

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For those of you who don't quite understand the story... here it is. ^_^

Storyline::
Cain is a young man who has fallen into the daily drudges of going back and forth to work everyday. He leads a mediocre life in a town on the surface. On a rainy day, he exits his home to travel up into the sky city of Eriin via a Gor-gata, a domesticated Gor (dragon-like creature) that was bred to morph into a train. The turbulence unconsciously causes him to look about the cabin where he finds a beautiful young lady looking at him. Being shy, he looks away, only look up to see the girl sitting down next to him. Before the Gor-gata arrives at the station, the girl motions for his hand and places multiple seeds within it. When the train stops, she smiles at him and leaves to exit the train. Cain looks down at his hands, confused as to why she gave him the seeds. When he looks back up to question her, all he sees is a floating orb that disappears beyond the train. Contemplating this strange occurrence, he looks down to the seeds and notices one has already sprouted within his hands.

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Ahh, Rain...the beginning of my animation career. Woo!
I might some day actually continue this animation with the original storyline.

Created 2006.
I HAVE gotten permission to use True Light. I have the email from the actual singer! Bwhaha...

Awards Won:
Best in Show in Skills USA 2D Animation District 4 Contest 2006
Best in Show and 1st Place in Skills USA 2D Animation Texas Championships 2006
2nd Place in the Island Film Festival Animation Category (includes both 2D and 3D) 2006

Reviews


Etheral117Etheral117

Rated 5 / 5 stars

... nya...

Well, this is certainly an enigma. It seems like a boring day, where a guy meets a girl, and she gives him a gift. But at the same time, there is just something captivating about this work. I just feel... I guess "lighter" would be a better word, though I'm not sure how. I can't NOT give this a 10. There are very few flashes out there that make me feel the way I do right now, and those have been "The Composer", "Do us Part", and this. You have joined an elite circle within my favorite flashes. You do Newgrounds proud. It's flashes like this that make it really worth coming to this site, because you really can't find a flash like this anywhere else. Thank you.
10/10

Also, I believe I have identified the runes: they're dwarvish, from Lord of the Rings, am I right? Anyway, I say again, Thank you for making such a movie.

~Etheral117


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Clarevoyant responds:

No, the runes are from a book on dragons that I have. :)


MykelTDTMykelTDT

Rated 5 / 5 stars

There Is More To This Than I Can See

I love this animation, but beyond the beautiful artwork and the peaceful, inviting way the film is directed, there is something to be learned from this. Something I can only half-decipher.
He is said to live an ordinary life, and he so casually steps onto a train that's... well, a dragon. This is normal, for him. Then he meets a girl, and suddenly the quiet rainy day's turned into something special and romantic. True, there is something magical about this girl as well, but it makes me think... We could ascend to any level, we could create a world that was blindinly fantastic, a dreamworld, and yet there is something about romance, in even the simplest and most innocent form, like a stirring in the presence of a stranger, that will shake us, warm us, or inspire us. What is it about romance that pales every other experience we encounter?
This film certainly gave me somethin to ponder tonight. What's more though... I think I'll be in a different mindset the next time I step out into public. Maybe I'll see in potentials, in exeriences waiting to happen, rather than in simple passing imagery. The world is deeper than we make it.
I guess the bottom line here is that this animation found its way to being very touching to me. I really enjoyed it, and it had a very real effect on me. A good one.
Thanks.


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Clarevoyant responds:

I can't express to you how happy your review made me feel. It has lifted my hopes in that there really are people out there who truly understand my animation with all its symbolism. Not only did I try to express what you have already noted, I also tried with this version to instill in others that there is always hope, that there is always a light at the end of the darkest tunnel. It may come to you by a friend, a family member, or even a passing stranger. Yet not only that, you, as a person, can be that light for another... if you see a person trudging along day-in, day-out, you can make their life a little bit brighter if you believe in them.

Again, thank you so much. ^_^


ArAxArAx

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

wow

realy great video. origional concept. i think the message has somthing to do with hope.
the letters on the train are nordic letters, right?


Clarevoyant responds:

They are runes.


potatoboy37potatoboy37

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awsome

really inspiring even though i have no idea what the message is supposed to be, and i loved the dragon



Homestarrunner99Homestarrunner99

Rated 5 / 5 stars

FANTASTIC!!

Omg i loved the music, if you have the sheet music for it i would love to have it.

Great Flash!