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Feb 19, 2012 | 7:01 AM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place February 20, 2012

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I made this for Valentine's Day.
A short narrative animation about a princess who recieves a special letter.

Sorry for the awful voiceacting, hopefully I will get better in the future.
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Thank you for watching! Thanks for the compliments and critiques! :)
Wow! Thanks Newgrounds for the Daily 3rd place and for the frontpage appearance! :D

(READ THIS!!!!!!)
*This may bother others (I didn't realize about this issue, sorry for those who felt tricked) but this movie is about the person of Jesus Christ (not religion).
If you are bothered by that fact, I am sorry but THIS is what the story IS.*

(SPOILERS!)
I noticed some people didn't understand the story, and to be honest, it may be hard for one to understand.
So here's what the story actually meant (sorry for any grammatical errors):

This story is NOT about love in a romantic way, I'm talking about REAL love. Unconditional love shared between a parent and a child.

The princess symbolize the everyday person, you and me (gender does not really matter)
She is alone and gives letters to her prince.
I represented the six princes as her family, friends, boyfriend, money/fame, drugs and religion but overall I just wanted to convey anything that one seeks for in life.
And obviously, how life goes on, everything that the princess (we) admire rejected us, and left us hurt, in pain.
Pain leaves a scar in us whether it's emotional or physical (as if it almost felt like you were stabbed on the back, or pierced by a sword). Hence I showed that pain in a physical manifestation of the princes stabbing the princess.

Here's where I placed the gospel:
"The Prince" is Jesus Christ.
The letters the princess recieves and rejects is Jesus' voice.
Despite that, we still try to find the other prince (which was foolish because a prince, rather, "The Prince" was right there behind the door)
It's when the princess, comes to the point of crisis (the lowest point) to make her realize that she had no prince to give letters to anymore (have anyone to seek out for to love/ be loved).
Then she realizes the letters (voice of Christ) in her life.
When she listens, she hears "The Prince" knocking on the door.

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." (Revelation 3:20)
The Prince is here, waiting for you, knocking at the door of your heart.
He wants you to open it, but he will wait for you.
Jesus is patient, kind and eternal = Love

Jesus is waiting for you to come join him, so you can have eternal life, a neverending tale, an awesome journey to his kingdom.
He wants to go there with you, together.

In the story, "The Prince", Jesus was the princess' seventh prince.
7 is the common number used in the gospel.
I based if off from the biblical story of the Samaritan Woman from John 4.

Reviews


TransparentPresenceTransparentPresence

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

wha? i was very confused at first, but you know what that was very gentle and meaningful in so many different ways...well u deserve some credit for it...after i read your explanation I have to admit you have an interesting analogy...but idk about you, I felt as though your message was a bit "forced" so to speak...maybe because of modern perceptions of religion, but nonetheless it was still a good plot :)

In regards to the animation, it was pretty good by itself, I liked the whole silhouette style, but the voice acting was not that great...I think it was because you said several unnecessary details like "she heard a knock on the door, and then went to the door to open it"...you could have said it a lot more creatively...this sort of thing kind of detracted from the whole experience as well, also adding to the "forced" feeling of the plot

Nonetheless a good effort, keep it up, one can only but improve if they keep their hearts and minds in the right place :)


exninja123 responds:

thanks! :)


OptimisticOctopusOptimisticOctopus

Rated 3 / 5 stars

The art style is cool. I like how you give it sort of a traditional anime style, but play with shilouettes in the beginning. Your voice acting isn't professional quality to be sure, but it's subdued and understated enough to the point where it isn't obnoxious or in anyone's face. As for the theme/story, not to my tastes personally, but it's a clever analogy, and I respect the execution.


exninja123 responds:

thank you! :)


helicfire777helicfire777

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I would express my disgust for your spoilers but "alexandernoot2013" explains what i want to say rather well so go read it yourself


exninja123 responds:

thanks for the review anyways! :)


hentaseahentasea

Rated 5 / 5 stars

very deep and alot of thought put into it, the voice acting also wasnt to bad, keep at it ur doing very well :)


exninja123 responds:

thank you! :D


nerdman24nerdman24

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very deep and meaningful. Also, your voice acting is alright. Keep practicing.


exninja123 responds:

thanks! :)