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the Last of the Dashkin

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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • Frontpaged December 11, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick December 15, 2009
  • Daily Feature December 10, 2009

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Author Comments

This is the story of the last of the dashkin. The people are all gone and in a world of innocent animals, the solitude, the sadness and bitterness have corrupted his view of life. What does the future hold for such a tragic creature? Will he wander the planet, forever alone until his death? Will he always be the wild King of Brackenwood?

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It's a massive honour to be nominated for a 2nd Tank Award, thanks NG! Thank you for front page, all the great reviews and the incredible score for Daily Feature.
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Thanks to Brackenwood fans and donors for all the support not only during the 4 weeks I spent making this, but also in the 2 years since I submitted Waterlollies.

Since then I've been working on the Brackenwood feature film outline with my good friend Ryan O'Loughlin. With no plans for a new web episode in the meantime it occurred to me that Brackenwood fans could be waiting years for the feature. I didn't want to abandon them altogether, so this new movie is my way of staying in touch with them and the NG audience.

This is the first Brackenwood short to break away from the "character introduction" style movies that had little or no character motivation and plot. This is a story, not only answering a lot of questions, but asking just as many new ones.

I used Flash CS3, the .fla is over 300MB (half of that is audio) and it took me 4 weeks.
Don't worry I won't be leaving it another 2 years. I plan on starting storyboards on the conclusion in jan-feb 2010.

Reviews


Novocaine88Novocaine88

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice!

Incredible animation skills, and drawing, even some of the scenes as stills are really nice.
Overall just brilliant


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Yahro-JackYahro-Jack

Rated 5 / 5 stars

always been a fan of this series

you have an excellent storytelling voice and wonderful creativity. i would honestly see a full length version of this.


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hayz12hayz12

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome :D

Finally we get to see the origin behind Bitey! ^_^


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Cr1msonKingCr1msonKing

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Seems really expensive

I don't know, that's just how i'd summarize it x]
Very good animation, unique in art, love it.

The narrorator's voice made it feel like a documentary on the discovry channel, but any other voice wouldn't have the same effect as this one did here.
Can't wait for the "Continue" part of "To be continued."
:D


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Kenji88Kenji88

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well

How could I put this? Slightly less awesome than usual?
The new style is more artistic but somewhat less "real" than the previous one, but that's okay; the views of fantasy/alien nature are impressive as usual.
I didn't really like the introduction of a human-like character; it just feels out of place. Sorry about that.
Plus, since the whole series has been "silent" up to this point, I think you could have used stylized captions similar to the credits for narration, instead of opting for a narrating voice.

Nonetheless, every single bit of Bitey's childhood was nothing short of perfection. Like all the previous installments, this is a flash movie filled with untold sources of delight.
I already can't wait for the next one.

-Kenji-


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