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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

Woot Woot

I've loved this Brackenwood series ever since the beginning!!

The animation is dope and the stories told are really fun to experience.

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chluaid responds:

Thanks for sticking with me this long!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Worth the wait!

Once again, a masterpiece! These movies are always worth the wait, and this one is no exception! It's awesome, and I can't wait to see the rest, keep up the wonderful work! I would give Bitey a hug if I knew I wouldn't get kicked in the head or something.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I think you've just made something really new that differs from your past work.
I found this movie with much more plot than the others of brackenwood, continue like this.

chluaid responds:

okee :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Another brilliant piece, and while I wasn't a fan of the narration at the start, it was a great idea by the end. I can't wait to see more.

Perhaps it is the length of time you did it in, but the animation wasn't up to your usual level. By Newgrounds standard, of course, it is still above and beyond most anything else, but compared to previous work of your own, it wasn't as smooth and well done. Just a few thoughts. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

chluaid responds:

Thanks :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Almost flawless, imho

Excellent animation, screenplay, use of music. Personally, I don't think that the narration 'worked', especially when it added unneeded information (for example, seeing the Dashkin sadly observing a bird couple is enough to tell us that he seeks companionship, without a voice telling us so). Also, having a human voice somewhat detracts from the wild, animalistic feel of this fantasy world. Otherwise, perfect, in my humble opinion.

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