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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 4 / 5 stars

Wonderful as always...

But there is a small problem that got on my nerves and that I found really distracting throughout the film, maybe its just me, or its supposed to be part of the film, There was a massive grey border going along the top and right hand side of the screen, I used a popup, I expanded the screen size, and it just wouldn't go away, I found this to be VERY annoying and its the reason why I gave it an 8 instead of a 10.

anywho your attention to detail is staggering and the narrator was a brilliant touch, hats off to you, this is the best thing since waterlollies (I have always wanted to know where Bitey came from!)



Rated 4 / 5 stars


the animation was REALLY AMAZING but i thought the story behind it was kind of uninspiring and i did expect to be inspired with the quality of the animation. maybe my expectations were too high maybe not but i still think that the storyline never really got going too welland then it left me hanging with no real want to see what comes next ANYWAY 10/10 for animation and 6/10 for storyline. so 16/20 = 8/10


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It must not be perpetuated, ignored or denied!

Please, It was an ok flash from what i witnessed. However, there are some technical bugs in the video and it seemed quite rushed. It played out like a game introduction and ended in complete supsense. 3/5 and 7/10


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


While it does seem a bit "ham-fisted" to describe so concisely what the story is supposed to be about, this development is long overdue. Some of us have been hoping for less style and more substance for years, and now it looks like we'll get both! But of course we'll have to wait and see.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


very good animation but nothing what my friend an animate..............................
..not PS. he sucks XDDD