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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


ABlackbirdOnlineABlackbirdOnline

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Almost flawless, imho

Excellent animation, screenplay, use of music. Personally, I don't think that the narration 'worked', especially when it added unneeded information (for example, seeing the Dashkin sadly observing a bird couple is enough to tell us that he seeks companionship, without a voice telling us so). Also, having a human voice somewhat detracts from the wild, animalistic feel of this fantasy world. Otherwise, perfect, in my humble opinion.


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TheDevilHunterTheDevilHunter

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wat a refreshing reminder...i luv bitey

you always put 100% in your vids...keep it up



IAmTheSpoonIAmTheSpoon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nahhh

He'll find a sexy Dashkin wife. :D Or the girl shall turn into one. That's a good idea;)



GekonGekon

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

nooo

Adam, I'm your big fan for few years, and thing that made your movies unique, was this mystical climate, and fact, that every single one could be finished story.
Now you've created episode, not full, complete movie, and i think that it is not too good for unique productions.
Didn't like the narration too, with this brackenwood short you finished fable, and started story (know what i mean?) and lost all this mythical background.
the last thing that i didn't like was really big glitch in the storyline, you tell us that bitey is the only intelligent creature there, but what with Tea Drinking Witch from "Bitey of Brackenwood"(sorry if wrong title, don't remember) and Auld Sage?
And at last, it wasn't really a brackenwood short ;) at all it looked more like a trailer to "Brackenwood the movie" ;)

liked the graphics and animation, but for Bitey's sake! do not wipe out all this brackenwood magic from your movies!!!!!!!

greetings! (hope this review helps :P)


chluaid responds:

"An intelligent and emotional being in a world of animals.."
"He is the last of his kind."

I've been developing Brackenwood history since 2000 and I've never said Bitey was the only intelligent creature there ;)


Dr4g00nDr4g00n

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

it differs from the other bitney flashs

perfect animation as always, its interesting to hear a narrator in this one - but i liked it more the way it was before, without anything that describes the story, so that the people that are watching can imagine there own opinion to the story, pictures can tell a million words, you know.


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