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Author Comments

This cartoon was meant for Halloween even though its not really scary.
I spent about 4 days working on this and it seems to be my longest flash animation so far. Also this cartoon is based on a poem that one of my friends posted on Facebook so I don't know who the original writer is.

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BlitztheDragonBlitztheDragon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I know that poem.

An old friend sent it to me a long, long time ago, except in that version, it was a girl. Like many people have pointed out, the animation is choppy and crude, but that matters not to me. I think that you did a great job in putting a chain email into something visual, and the drawing style seems to reinforce it. I don't know if this was your original intention, but the drawing quality struck a chord with me in that it reminded me of a child's drawing skills, which makes it all the more heart-wrenching.

We all know crap like this goes on every day. Look no further than A Child Called It for nasty details. No child deserves to go through this, regardless of circumstance, and to abuse an innocent, impressionable soul such as Chris here is one of the worst crimes against humanity I can think of. I hate to say it, but I'm glad he was killed in the end; his suffering is over, and he didn't have enough time to grow into a disturbed individual who might hurt others in turn.


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KpheeyatKpheeyat

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well

There goes my good mood.

On a serious note, this was slightly unpolished all round but the rather controversial plot made up for it.
You got potential, just keep improving.


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alfraydoalfraydo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

depressing.

truly a saddening presentation. a job well done i say. usually when i view or listen to something, i take it for the meaning that is behind it. what you have done here has moved me. i commend you on getting the message across.


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treking123treking123

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

sad

i think this speaks for all abused kids who "mysteriously" die on the news...


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NekoMikaNekoMika

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Quite sad

This turned out to be a pretty sad piece of work really. The saddest part is he never understands why he was being abused in the first place and despite all efforts of being kind, it all gets spit back in his face just for being there. He looks pretty horrible though since he is missing a leg, using a crutch, and not allowed to speak at age three. Saddest part is this probably does happen out there somewhere everyday as well. He gets killed at the end but at least he no longer had to live in misery or suffer in pain due to how horrid his pants were to him for no reason.

The art style and animation here was actually pretty choppy feeling but it feels like it was meant to be done that way to show how poorly treated some people are and the drugs in the bathroom would indicate that maybe his parents were doing a lot of drugs they were not supposed to be doing while she was pregnant with Chris. The drunk father sounds like he has a drinking problem too and simply beats and torments the kid for the fun of it which is pretty cruel in itself.

The choice in music here was pretty nice I think since it gives a feel that the kid may have had a chance at a better life had the protective child service come and taken him away from his abusive parents who simply could have cared less about his well being.

Overall, very sad piece and likely true somewhere every week. Very well done submission, very sad.


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