Be a Supporter!

the Last of the Dashkin

rated 4.44 / 5 stars
Share Links:

Credits & Info

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

If you liked this, check these out!

Plenty more like this here!

  • Brackenwood
    Brackenwood The world of Bitey and company is full of magic and wonder!

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?

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.
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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing, brilliant, and fantastic

One thing I've always loved about the Brakenwood was the simplicity of the story. I enjoyed watching bitey dash around and be a big d-bag. So I'm not sure I fully welcome the idea of giving the story a strict narrative and defining the world and character. It may ruin the mystery that makes this land of yours so special and unique. I also dislike the idea of an obviously sentient and intelligent race being present. Ruins the feeling of it being such a primitive world.

However, I cannot deny that this new approach to the world is anything but 100% professional and crafted with amazing and loving skill. Although I hate my favorite series moving around from it's traditional mold into something a bit more... sturdy... in the end, adding a strong story to the world may actually be a very smart move. Besides, wtf do I know... your a god in my eyes!

Whatever the case, this movie and entire series stands as one of the most unique, professional, and utterly jaw dropping series on newgrounds, and may very well the the BEST series and individual flashes on newgrounds or any other flash movie site.

You sire have proven once agian to be the utter and complete master of flash animation.

Best flash you've done yet and I dunno how you manage to outdo yourself every time considering all your work is of such high quality.

PS- the voice actor is f*in amazing. Perfect fit.

People find this review helpful!
chluaid responds:

Thanks Captn. Brackenwood has always had a deep, dark history and in order for it to move forward, ideally to the big screen, it needed to move beyond the simple "dash-around-being-a-d-bag" plotless things. It's the overwhelming vibe I got from fans and other viewers too, that they wanted to know more about who he is and where he's headed. Thanks for the review and the score dude.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You Never Disappoint

True to your other works, this work seems fit for the big screen. No matter how long I wait for a new chapter in the Brackenwood world, no matter how many expectations I build up, you blaze through with a brilliant intensity and amazing creativity. The musical scoring is top notch, the animation style flawless and the storyline complex and intriguing. You are all that's best in Newgrounds.

People find this review helpful!
chluaid responds:

thanks a lot! The music guy did an incredible job and it helps that he's wanted to do something with Brackenwood for several years. He put a lot of heart and soul in here. Glad you liked all the other stuff too so thanks for taking the time to type it :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I can see....

that a new epic tale of brakenwood.... is about to unfold
great job :D

People find this review helpful!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best Artist of Newgrounds

Best Artist of Newgrounds, Best Artist of Newgrounds, Best Artist of Newgrounds, Best Artist of Newgrounds, Best Artist of Newgrounds


Rated 5 / 5 stars

excellent as always!

Another masterpiece of art and the story is getting more interessting with each sequel to this...
Can't wait for the next episode!