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The Old Ash Tree

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Sep 13, 2011 | 10:12 PM EDT

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This one is best with your volume up. The words to the narration are below:

My dear father died in a faraway war
Left Mother and I quite without hope
We used our last pennies to leave our fine city
And away to a house on a farm.
And on this farm, on the thorniest edge
Stood an ash tree as old as the earth
With branches so gnarled and twisted and black
That my every bone cried out to climb
"But no! Oh no!" said our funny old neighbor
Wringing her hands like two rags
"Don't you go near it, young Miss Eliza
For her roots are bad all the way down."
I thought it silly but did as she told
Until Mother went missing one eve
So sad had she been that I feared the worst
And went down to the old ash tree
And now here I stand but here there is nothing
Naught but a flowering weed
But the breeze, I could swear, carries upon it
The scent of my mother's perfume
Yes, the wind, I declare, does carry upon it
The scent of my mother's perfume



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

im not going to sleep tonight



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


File -> Publish Settings -> Flash -> Audio Stream - Set -> 16kbps -> 128 kbps


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Such a shame

I barely get to see animated narratives like this, they are way too rare. Thank you for this wonderful piece of art! The shame is that people don't understand it. It probably too poetic for their untrained eyes. The story does what it is intended to do, it leaves the audience with a thought. Unfortunately, some people just think "wtf did I just watch?"
I love this, but the audio quality is very bad. Whispering helps the atmosphere, but it also makes it suffer from illegibility. I had to read the description to understand it. It would have been nice to be able to hear it. Other than that though, there are no complaints. This was very worth watching and reviewing.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

If i saw that tree on our backyard i will burn it

good animation but make the story more thrilling and more longer nxt time


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


It scared me. A lot. But I don't understand it. I don't understand what is the point of the story (or is there a point). I think it was made just to be scary, without rhyme or reason, but that is just my opinion. Animation was limited. It felt like watching a motion comic. Voice was hard to understand, but it is actually scarier that way. Still, I found it hard to read some of the subtitles. The font was...confusing, for the lack of better word. I liked it, but I didn't love it, so, with that said, 3/5 and 7/10.

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