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The Heart of Stone

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Mar 27, 2011 | 9:56 AM EDT

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Created in 87 hours (over 3 months)
Created with Adobe CS3 and Reaper

Ezekiel 36:26,
The parable of the Prodigal son (Best explained in John MacArthur's sermon "A Tale of Two Sons"),
and the sermons titled "The love of God" by Paul Washer

Hooley Dooley! I was wondering why so many people were checking my animation out. One of the featured movies...... Thanks Tom and/or everyone involved.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This answered everything...

1000/5 sir, you definitely deserve more than 10's or 5's Thank you

for a long time have my father and I been discussing about what does it mean to be a human, the difference between an animal and a human. This was a revelation for me, from my point of view as I watched this piece of masterful art, I inferred that to be human is not only to have self consciousness or a critical mind, but an open head and heart that welcomes God, regardless if its the Christian God or any other God in our lives. I don't mean to be a preacher or a pastor, but this is how I see it. I thank you sir again for making this, a thousand blessings upon you, I look forward to your works in the near future. - Jake

nahtanojmal responds:

Glad I could help. Thanks Jake


Rated 5 / 5 stars


You know, i've never shed a tear over a flash animation, but you changed that sir. Bravo, incredible work.

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nahtanojmal responds:

Awesome :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beutifully portraited

Messege well delivered, after watching it what I got was rebirthing, renewing yourself from one's self, I read the description and it's well delivered.

Great job!

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nahtanojmal responds:

Thank you. Though it was not anything that she did, it was all the kings doing that renewed her.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

very nice

doog job ya flasher,tho the story is abit is it about?

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nahtanojmal responds:

:D thanks. Basically it's about the "parable of the prodigal son".


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good, but...

Great animation and music. A bit confused on the story though. I understand the whole child rejecting father only to again return to the father's arms after experiencing the world's harshness bit (although your rendition changes the meaning of the parable subtly). What I don't get is if the robot is a daughter from the beginning, a son that transforms into a daughter (the whole scene where he is picked up by a female robot makes me think this even though it is strange), or simply an androgynous robot that finds a sex when discovering her humanity. I guess the last one makes the most sense to me. If the robot is androgynous then that, one could argue, emphasizes it's lack of humanity that is only discovered upon returning to the father's embrace.

Also, on a side note, I think the parable loses some of its meaning when father seeks out the child. This way it becomes more about how the father protects his children and less about how the father forgives his children. Still there is meaning to this retelling, so it does hold water.

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nahtanojmal responds:

Well as a robot she just followed whatever felt good to her, she is female but that wouldn't matter to her.

Yes it does lose a lot of the meaning from the parable. But in the parable it says something like"While the prodigal was still a long way off the father ran to him and embraced him"

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