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Jun 20, 2007 | 4:24 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged June 22, 2007
  • Review Crew Pick June 27, 2007
  • Daily Feature June 21, 2007
  • Weekly 2nd Place June 27, 2007

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Author Comments

This is my Diploma project that I've been working on since November 2006. It is 10 minutes long and you will need Flash Player 8 to view it properly. I'm really anxious because only a few people had seen it before now, and this is my chance to get to know what real audience thinks about my work. Hope you'll enjoy it!

Thank you so much everyone for the Daily Feature, for the Front Page and for all the nice reviews :) I noticed that some of you had mentioned the Brackenwood series in relation to my movie. I would like to say that I consider Adam Phillips (chluaid) the best Flash artist ever. I often watch his movies and try to learn from them, especially the effects such as water, lighting effects and such. His level of animation is something to aim for to me, and it's a honour to know that my movie makes some people think about his works :)

Also, concerning the music, I would like to say that I did not find a suitable music, nor did I animate to follow a previously chosen melody. Alexander Ahura made the soundtrack specifically for this cartoon :)



Rated 5 / 5 stars

How can you even be anxious about that?

This is one of the best drawn long flash movie that has ever got submitted on the portail,the ambient sounds are great and your starting ideas also.

You shouldn't be anxious about your movie since it is great,i am sure that you will get your Diploma and a place in the 20 best flashs of newgrounds.

For months of work that gave great results you really deserve a 5/5 ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely superb. Best flash ever.

WOW! I must say that is the best flash animation I have ever seen. The graphics were TV professional and the animation was soooo smooth and looked soo good!

I also liked the messages of how technology creates such a diferent atmosphere of what should be natural. It also shows how it creates another world of what would not normally be existent (both the technology world and the world of basic tribes and such.)

Just great dude. You couldn't ask for a better animation. This deserves front page for at least a month.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Forget about the score

Very well done! You should be proud of what you have been able to create. I would never be able to draw that well or smoothly even if my life depended on it >.<

A very interesting topic to go on...though I must say that there are mixed messages. The first i see is the clear one: that technology can never replace nature. But, I also see one other, and maybe you thought of this as well: That we are held in a certain place in life, and we can't do anything to change where we 'belong'. That's the other message that sort of came to mind a little bit.

Great job, overall!


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Belka responds:

Thank you and yes, you are right about the second meaning. I hope few people read the reviews before watching the movie, so I can tell you even more - I also tried to convey the idea that actually nobody is holding us where we are. We tell ourselves that there are real reasons for not changing our lives, while actually it's our own weak will, it's us not wanting to make effort, to start anew. Well not everyone, of course.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


You are now truly a Flash Artist. I wish you the best of luck on your next endeavour.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


It reminded me a lot of "The Giver" which is one of my favorite books. The graphics were brilliant and the animation was smooth. It shows the effort you put in to it. Nicely done.