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Nov 28, 2011 | 11:00 AM EST
  • Daily 5th Place November 29, 2011

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This week were starting a new series, Patch Parables. This one's a little shorter than Spirit Science, but the messages are just as powerful, if not even more thought pondering than SS. Don't worry, Spirit Science will be back in good time! But first, let's talk philosophy on life.

This weeks Parable - The Parable of the Sandcastles. An ancient Buddhist Parable which I read in the pocket "teachings of buddha" book i bought in Santa Barbara. (Spirit Quest 11 for more).

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Jordan Duchnycz and Vanessa Cuccia
Logo by Lee VanPelt
Intro Music by Seb Skelly

Special thanks to Andrew Golden, for without him this could not have been made!

Thank you so much for everyone who provided their time, energy, and Love into helping create this project!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very Cool stuff, still I got some notes

For the creators.
Guys! You have perfect visual art (at least next to perfect) Your script is also done very well, as the screen play. BUT please pay attention to vocal recording! The quality here is too important, and it was not very good. I suggest you use noise reducing (even Audacity allowes you to do one). Your voice actors are both well and good, but it's better to make several takes of one phrase untill it is perfect in one piece then making one out of several segments (word by word).

And another important thing to such a great poduction (and I mean it: what you are doing and what you are about to reach BOTH IS GREAT and deserves more work) is MUSIC. Just add some ambient background to it and this will give you more wathcers and listners!

Good job! All the best to you! 5/5 + 10/10! Sorry for my bad english

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

loved it.

Not sure if this applies but i do believe in the forces of good will, an example in my point of view is karma. i give, i care, and i selflessly try to put forth the needs of others on a whim over mine when possible. I've experienced on many occasions where karma has given back and have never felt more attuned with some outside force i cant explain; but i lead a happy life knowing that i do good and generally feel genuine about it later; Don't get me wrong, i don't mostly expect good things to happen in return, they just do and i'm thankful to what outside force is behind it or maybe its just coincidence; who knows? anyway loved this segment, you two speak so harmoniously wonderful together in unison. Oh by the way, will you talk about karma in one of the parables? It would be great to hear your perspective of that!

thanks again jordan and Vanessa!


RiverJordan responds:

I don't think Karma comes up in a parable, but that is a topic i would like to discuss :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty good, but...

Personally I think you should stay with Spirit Science. It's really disappointing to wait months for a new video, and then find out it's two minutes long. I know you're putting a lot more work into the new videos, which is awesome (they've really gotten a lot better), and I know you need to have a life, but a little parable is just so anti-climactic. My friends and I love your videos, and this one was good, but I think you should do more Spirit Science.

This was still good though, don't hate me. :3

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Hey JD

This is the first I've actually seen of your work here on newgrounds. However, when I first saw one of your video's of the SS series involving patchman I thought to myself - Hey, this 'must' be coming from newgrounds! Fun stuff. Nice video, that one patchkid still laying out on the beach reaching out to the sunset... How has your work generally been received here on NG? I could only imagine, comparing it to the myriad flood of other mindless humor. Oh well, keep up the good work. In La'Kech.

RiverJordan responds:

It's interesting, it goes up and down really. There's people who dig it, and then the other half which just spams hate stuff. So far, this one's been pretty good though! With Spirit Science there's room to argue because they can just say "it's bullshit!" but Patch Parables is just philosophies on life and love and stuff, so i feel it'll be a little better ;)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


if all material things I have is a sandcastle wouldn't it be harsh for someone to destroy it? I mean it's like some arsonist arsoned my apartment and got my wife & kids burned as well? In the face of death it means nothing but seriously - should we be nonchalant in the face of everything?

are you sharing every material thing and live happily with greedy and evil people?

I am not evil, nor greedy but just an opportunist so it's not that painful which that I ask.

So would you grab me a beer while I kiss your girlfriend?

RiverJordan responds:

Haha, you have a point, but i feel you're looking at the message a little bit TOO literally. I suggest looking at it as part of a whole, of what life on earth is like and what you're capable of.

Further, kicking over a sandcastle is not at all like an arsonist burned your apartment and killed your wife and kids...