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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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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


As usual I'm amazed at your artistic style AND content. For awhile now though I had been thinking "this is awesome but is it going somewhere?" and then you made this and I couldn't believe it. Great job man keep it up and (I'm sure you've only heard this a few times before) can't wait for the next installment. Oh and great job on the narration, no part of it made me feel like she was reading off a script or card. It seemed to flow aswell as the animation did.

chluaid responds:

Glad you think so! I had the narrator do a number of takes but we got what we wanted in the end. There are one or two lines that I'd prefer to change but my budget (and sympathy) wouldn't allow me to demand endless changes from her. I think for the price and the time, she did a fine job. Thanks for the score :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this is a sad one.... poor bitey he doesn't have a family QQ
and the yety family leave him alone :'(


Rated 5 / 5 stars


you my friend are an absolute artist. I've never seen something this beautiful on this website every bit of detail is absolutely perfect. I wish i had even a fraction of ur talent in flash! people seem to be saying alot that they don't like how brackenwood is getting a story line added. I think doing the same thing you have been doing over and over would wear out with time, so I definitely welcome this change! I can't wait to see what happens next!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I have been waiting very patiently for this ever since Waterlollies! The Brackenwood series is my favorite Newgrounds series, and I just love the short stories of the others, and can't wait for a feature and future shorts!

Brilliant art, very creative and well-thought out ideas in each episode. And this one is no exception, although I'm left wanting to know more!

chluaid responds:

thanks for sticking around for a new one. Hopefully the sequel won't be too far behind :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Great back story. it make sense to all of ur previous shorts. explains why hes like he is. and the back story brings in a new story. i really really really cant wait for it. this is really awsome. gl on the next installment, because we, your fans, will be waiting eagerally til the day u release it. ^.^

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chluaid responds:

thanks so much :)