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the Last of the Dashkin

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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • 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 4 / 5 stars

can u put in chat bubbles because my sound goes out and then i cant hear D: ( but i liked it)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Am I watching Discovery channel?

Animation was top-notch, more detailed than littleFoot and Waterlollies. Glad to see even the best experimenting! I still think this is the weakest of the series. It's just setting us up for next time, and I didn't need some random woman telling me Bitey's feelings a la Animal Planet. I understand your love of the spoken word, and the narrator is a good one, but I want to know who's speaking or it's just a nature show. Of course, you can ignore all this if the next installment introduces the narrator as a character. You have enough characters to have the narrator be a creature, like the Auld Sage and BingBong (though not one of these two, obviously).

The story basically says "Bitey's mean because he's lonely, he's the last of his kind, now something's happening, tune in next time." We guessed that a while ago! We already knew he was all alone, we already knew he was mean, and a lot of us already guessed it was loneliness.

I know you have to branch out and try new things, and ignore the negative opinions at large (since most of them are out of jealousy) and I'll still we waiting anxiously for the next one, when things start really happening! Now that the one-piece stories are wrapping up and we understand Bitey's world, we can start to see some longer stories. I'm so excited!

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chluaid responds:

thanks for that! I hope that with the next episode you'll start to see things coming together like who the "random woman" is and why the witch has confronted Bitey.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Still very good but the part when he was a child and came out of the water was from the avatar


Rated 4 / 5 stars


u wud uf earned a 10 if u didnt have it continued


Rated 4 / 5 stars

awesome animation!

I liked it. It was pretty cool. Awesome animation!!! I kinda like your older ones, without narration.