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Knowledge is power

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Apr 15, 2012 | 11:12 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged April 17, 2012
  • Daily 3rd Place April 16, 2012
  • Weekly 2nd Place April 18, 2012

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Athenos is the astral entity of Knowledge, in one of his travels he finds a tribe of rare beings, called by him Hominods. Observing that they are fated to extinction, he decides to intervene, but could they appreciate the invaluable treasure that he will left in their hands? or may the ignorance become an unbreachable obstacle to their evolution?

This is the animated prologue of my title project "Chronicles of the forgotten world", it's an educative material, made as a reading incentive for kids.


Thanks Newgrounds for the third place trophy, and more yet to all the people that voted and commented my animation, i worked really hard on this one. I'm really glad to see that so many people understood the message that i was trying to tell with this animation. I'm really happy with the results. Thanks to all of you!


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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

The animation is great, and for the audience you're aiming for, it should be appealing. However, there is a lot of association with the whole fruit of knowledge & holy book - which I believe may deflate your message regarding knowledge. I immediately came away with the conclusion you're mirroring and playing on mythology found in the bible. Mind you the angelic or mythical being is an owl alien thing, which is pretty bad ass.

Adimanther kinda hit it on the head though, in terms of the banality.

Impkid responds:

Well i'm really sorry that you and some people find wrong the relations of elements that they can assume, are brought from the bible. The truth is that i never tried to do that, the simbols, the "icons" of the fruit and the book are just what they are in this short, a desired fruit and a book full of knowledge, nothing more. If some people relate those things instantly with the holy bible and think that are exactly the same thing, there is no much that i can do. I'm not playing on religion, don't assume otherwise please.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

The moral: Stay in school kids, or you'll be stuck making allegorical flash videos for the rest of your life!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very good work!

Impkid responds:

Thanks ;D


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

While your effort into transmitting a message and the clean animation are undeniable, this story is ultimately banal and no part your work really stands out. A shorter flash with more frames per second would have been smooth enough to stand out, while the story requires a more professional approach to do the same.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Alright, when I first started watching this I saw the title "Knowledge is power" and so I thought, "ahh yes, a good video to demonstrate the fundamentals of knowledge". And then there was a telekinetic creature and that put me off a little. Because for a moment I thought as well "Oh no, this isn't actually knowledge is power this is telekinesis is power", but then you brought in him not wanting to fend for those who were defenseless and instead finding it more necessary to give them the tools to teach themselves rather than to rely on him.

In life this is how we learn, someone guides us by showing us the abilities and that there is those capable, but then they allow us to practice those skills on our own to become beings capable on our own, beings in a sense...self empowered.

The animation and music was well done and had an excellent composition. You could really feel each scenario as something of another task and another way to overcome them. A great scene was the end where they want help directly from the foreign creature and thus try to stop him from leaving, but like a good parent he leaves them with the seeds to grow so that one day they may reach his skill and prowess on their own.

Good animation and a great message. Also, incorporating the necessities of reading is quite good as well. You can't trust an internet source or a mouth to necessarily practice teaching you skills in the world, it can happen doesn't always; but a book can contain the knowledge most vital because a book requires more skill and effort and much more research or knowledge to create.


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Impkid responds:

Thank you very much, I hope you dont mind if I use your comment in my thesis as a part of a focus group excercise. I'm glad to see how people got inspired from this, thank you so much for your comment.