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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

All i can say is

I set the full screen mode on, Clicked dim lights, and sat back and enjoyed one of the single best pieces of content on Newgrounds ever. I will always be a fan of this series.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thank you

Thank you for giving me something to dream about at night

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is the best one of the story on newgrounds, I can't wait to see the feature.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well-done as always

I was wondering when you'd release another one. Awesome work. Can't wait to see the next one :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


As usual I'm amazed at your artistic style AND content. For awhile now though I had been thinking "this is awesome but is it going somewhere?" and then you made this and I couldn't believe it. Great job man keep it up and (I'm sure you've only heard this a few times before) can't wait for the next installment. Oh and great job on the narration, no part of it made me feel like she was reading off a script or card. It seemed to flow aswell as the animation did.

chluaid responds:

Glad you think so! I had the narrator do a number of takes but we got what we wanted in the end. There are one or two lines that I'd prefer to change but my budget (and sympathy) wouldn't allow me to demand endless changes from her. I think for the price and the time, she did a fine job. Thanks for the score :)