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Hey there Newgrounds, it sure has been a while since I uploaded anything substantial.

This is the tale of a young child and his imagination, based on the characters Allen and Merve created by my friend Jim Hort around 5 or 6 years ago when we were both in High School. I always liked the characters and wanted to tell some sort of origin story for the pair. Any meaning deeper then that you can decide for yourself.

This film was started over 2 years ago, first as a music video for a band, then after that fell apart it very much became its own thing. During the production of this film I have changed home 3 times, jobs twice, and god knows what other madness. I never want to take this long to complete anything ever again.

Heres hoping this film gets my butt back into gear and back on track with my film making.

Edit: Thanks for the front page Tom and Company <3



The amazing sound track (I love chiptunes!) and visuals plus the storyline gave me goosebumps, in a good way. <3

Gerkinman responds:

Ive got goosebumps because im cold right now :(


First, I have to say the music was just fucking dope. It was like a chaotic blend of old school Duke Nukem sound effects, and I mean that in the best way possible. Not the sort of music I would normally enjoy, but this track was infectious, unpredictable, insane and awesome, and it really made the flash enjoyable.

Second, the art was just off the hook. I love the use of colors, and all of the little details - the fog on the telescope lens was a particularly nice touch, given how cartoony and bizarre the rest of this animated world was - it's a great looking piece with a unique art style.

Loved every second of it. I hope you're proud of this piece. You should be!

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Gerkinman responds:

I don't know if I am more proud then I am relieved, hard to say really. All in all it was an enjoyable experience for the most part and I look forward to starting something new.


That was innocent and entertaining, just like watching a cartoon. I really liked it.
I've always thought that everyone should always carry at least a little of their inner child, to enjoy the simple things in life. I'm glad to see that others think so too. 10/10, because I can keep making like a plane when nobody is watching.

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Gerkinman responds:

I still make sound effects out of the side of my mouth while im working at me compy on explosions and things.


If your mom's a bitch and you look like MC Donal's, you should go become friends with a zombie...

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Gerkinman responds:

Sure, why not.


i didn't quite get the ending

Gerkinman responds:

Apparently a film with a nonsensical ending is still worthy of a 10.

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3.99 / 5.00

May 16, 2011
5:15 AM EDT