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the Last of the Dashkin

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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • Frontpaged December 11, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick December 15, 2009
  • Daily Feature December 10, 2009

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This is the story of the last of the dashkin. The people are all gone and in a world of innocent animals, the solitude, the sadness and bitterness have corrupted his view of life. What does the future hold for such a tragic creature? Will he wander the planet, forever alone until his death? Will he always be the wild King of Brackenwood?

It's a massive honour to be nominated for a 2nd Tank Award, thanks NG! Thank you for front page, all the great reviews and the incredible score for Daily Feature.
Thanks to Brackenwood fans and donors for all the support not only during the 4 weeks I spent making this, but also in the 2 years since I submitted Waterlollies.

Since then I've been working on the Brackenwood feature film outline with my good friend Ryan O'Loughlin. With no plans for a new web episode in the meantime it occurred to me that Brackenwood fans could be waiting years for the feature. I didn't want to abandon them altogether, so this new movie is my way of staying in touch with them and the NG audience.

This is the first Brackenwood short to break away from the "character introduction" style movies that had little or no character motivation and plot. This is a story, not only answering a lot of questions, but asking just as many new ones.

I used Flash CS3, the .fla is over 300MB (half of that is audio) and it took me 4 weeks.
Don't worry I won't be leaving it another 2 years. I plan on starting storyboards on the conclusion in jan-feb 2010.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Love this series. Still holds up after all these years. Just curious, are there still plans for the feature film mentioned in the description? And if so is there an estimated release date? I would greatly appreciate any info.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

SO happy to see this story line is being continued after so many years, while I never got into creating flash myself but Bitey certainly inspired me to really think about trying and after 11 years it still does.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I love brackenwood. The animation is really clear and at the same time detailed. The narration was good, but I feel it kinda went against the whole silent story telling that the other shorts did really well. It helped to flesh out Bitey as a character and what kind of situation he's in, and tell some lore which is really hard to do silently. I just feel that I would have like it better if it told Bitey's story silently or at least leaving something to be interpreted.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This very beautifully made. It's very impressive that only one person written, directed and animated it.

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chluaid responds:

thanks a lot! I'm looking forward to continuing Bitey's story.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really like the narrator's voice, It really adds to the story of the excellent animation.

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