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Raven Steals the Light

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Apr 2, 2008 | 8:43 PM EDT

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The Raven Creation legend from the Haida nation of what is now British Columbia. In this tale, Raven steals the light from an old man and creates the Sun, Moon and Stars.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good animation.

But your voice is so low, speak up man!!

Virgilcomic responds:

I'm going to be replacing the video with a new version.


Rated 0 / 5 stars


i quit at the start because the voice was so low i turned my headphones right up and i still couldn't hear you


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

good story

i liked it, my only complaint is that the sound was so low i couldnt hear you ^^; i suggest fixing the volume. good work though

Virgilcomic responds:

Thanks. If I can find a better narrator, I will try that.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


I thought it was awesome to see a native based flash, being tlingit I knew this story before it even loaded. I liked it, I think there is some work to be done. Color schemes, "the old man"'s design, and the voice. The voice was quiet, not too bad for me, but the pace and tone left a little to be desired. Thank you for releasing a Native/Aborigine based flash. The story, I don't know if you read out of a book or spoke freely, had good dialogue.

p.s. it is both Haida and Tlingit, the story that is, they both share it.

Virgilcomic responds:

I didn't know that. It was a story I read from several books including one by Bill Reid who did a lot of woodcarving art.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great Drawings, awkward animations

I think that your the drawings in this flash were exactly how they should be. They mimicked the style of Native American drawings while remaining true to the abilities of Flash. I wished for something different to happen with the animation side of it. The animation of the river was perfect, but there was some of the life of the animation taken away by how some of the characters moved. One part that stood out for me was when the Raven was upset about knocking things over in the dark and hit the tree, fell over and remained the same emotion. I think that there is a lot to explore in the realm of changing the emotion of the characters that wasn't. It doesn't have to be smooth like the old man smiling, but it can be like how they walked which was very similar to a paper doll. Keep up the myth work. I like what you're doing with it. I don't know how to tell you what to do. I've just given you my opinion on what I saw. I hope that it can help you in some way.

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