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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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Author Comments

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

Great Work!

very nice! i hope to see more of your work on the front page in the future!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

great picture!

I've waited long for this, and i can't lie, i thought it would be longer. But that doesn't matter, the movie was great. The combination of ToonBoom and flash made the picture much better. The water witch looked awesome too! I loved how it tells so much about bitey, and i can't wait for the next movie. I hope it wont take as long.

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chluaid responds:

Thanks for the review. Oh yeah there's no ToonBoom here.. it's all Flash CS3.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i hope ur working hard

i really want to see the next episode, and i hope the wait isn't as long as it has been since the last brackenwood
my only problem with this one was how you had narrating, then long flashback to his past with no narration, a final closing shot, and then more narrated story. you could have knit those two together better.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Damn Awesome!

Your artwork is unparalled, the animation is suberb, and the story is pulsing with emotional intensity. Fantastic job!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I've always wondered about Bitey

I'm glad you're adding the savoury story to the sweet animation.
Can't wait to see more - and I'm looking forward to the feature film!

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chluaid responds:

Savoury + sweet.. never thought of it like that. Nice one!
Thanks for the score and comments man