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Dear, Princess

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I made this for Valentine's Day.
A short narrative animation about a princess who recieves a special letter.

Sorry for the awful voiceacting, hopefully I will get better in the future.
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Thank you for watching! Thanks for the compliments and critiques! :)
Wow! Thanks Newgrounds for the Daily 3rd place and for the frontpage appearance! :D

(READ THIS!!!!!!)
*This may bother others (I didn't realize about this issue, sorry for those who felt tricked) but this movie is about the person of Jesus Christ (not religion).
If you are bothered by that fact, I am sorry but THIS is what the story IS.*

(SPOILERS!)
I noticed some people didn't understand the story, and to be honest, it may be hard for one to understand.
So here's what the story actually meant (sorry for any grammatical errors):

This story is NOT about love in a romantic way, I'm talking about REAL love. Unconditional love shared between a parent and a child.

The princess symbolize the everyday person, you and me (gender does not really matter)
She is alone and gives letters to her prince.
I represented the six princes as her family, friends, boyfriend, money/fame, drugs and religion but overall I just wanted to convey anything that one seeks for in life.
And obviously, how life goes on, everything that the princess (we) admire rejected us, and left us hurt, in pain.
Pain leaves a scar in us whether it's emotional or physical (as if it almost felt like you were stabbed on the back, or pierced by a sword). Hence I showed that pain in a physical manifestation of the princes stabbing the princess.

Here's where I placed the gospel:
"The Prince" is Jesus Christ.
The letters the princess recieves and rejects is Jesus' voice.
Despite that, we still try to find the other prince (which was foolish because a prince, rather, "The Prince" was right there behind the door)
It's when the princess, comes to the point of crisis (the lowest point) to make her realize that she had no prince to give letters to anymore (have anyone to seek out for to love/ be loved).
Then she realizes the letters (voice of Christ) in her life.
When she listens, she hears "The Prince" knocking on the door.

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." (Revelation 3:20)
The Prince is here, waiting for you, knocking at the door of your heart.
He wants you to open it, but he will wait for you.
Jesus is patient, kind and eternal = Love

Jesus is waiting for you to come join him, so you can have eternal life, a neverending tale, an awesome journey to his kingdom.
He wants to go there with you, together.

In the story, "The Prince", Jesus was the princess' seventh prince.
7 is the common number used in the gospel.
I based if off from the biblical story of the Samaritan Woman from John 4.

Reviews


tried not to cry but i think it rained in my pants o.o


exninja123 responds:

lol, sorry about your pants.
thankd for the rating! :)


This story touched my soul and heart and reached it to the bottom of my felling and I started to cry of love. Happy Valentine Day!


exninja123 responds:

thanks!
Happy Valentine's Day to you too! :D


if i was a girl id like it.but i do have an emotional side so it was good


exninja123 responds:

lol, thanks! :)


Despite me not being a religious person, I found myself captivated with this story. As I watched it, I did start picking up hints of it not actually being about romantic kind of love, so the disclaimer in the description is nice.

Starting from the obvious, the animation and art are pretty good, but nothing spectacular. The music is very nice, and the voice acting might use a bit more practice; seeing as you're not very used to this though, it was good I guess. :)

But the story itself is what is important. I love the way you imported a quite of Christ from the Bible to a literal manifestation of the door that lets someone into your life. I love the way you used the description of Him as the description of love; even if I may not believe it, I understand the message of love you're trying to bring to us, and it is a very beautiful message.

Overall, 8/10 - the little that lacked in animation and voice acting you compensated with wonderful storytelling. :)


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exninja123 responds:

thanks a lot! :D


I thought that this was a really well thought out and designed flash animation. I caught on to the religious tone fairly early on and, even though I am not a very religious person, I enjoyed the animation thoroughly. If you aren't religious you can just take the story at face value, without looking into any of it's deeper meanings, and still enjoy it to it's fullest. I really liked that this story could be looked at from both of those perspectives.

The voice acting was pretty good regarding the tone and the pacing of your dialogue. I did notice, however, some slightly distracting mistakes in your wording. To cite an example, you said something to the effect of "she opened the letter. it wrote:...", in this sentence, however, it would be incorrect to say that "it wrote...." - it should have been "it read....". Aside from the wrote, there were just a few minor mistakes of the same nature throughout. They were a bit distracting, but not nearly enough to deter me from giving this a good rating and taking a sense of satisfaction out of this animation.

I thought that your art style was very nice. I liked how you kept the Princess' looks concealed until she finally had her epiphany - in addition, as an anime nerd, I liked the pink hair color - just a personal thing.

The music was good, and it flowed well with the story. I believe you used a song from Kingdom Hearts for the ending, and I must say it was pretty well placed.

Overall I'm giving this animation a 5/5. You did very well to get your second flash submission on newgrounds front paged. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing more of your submissions!


exninja123 responds:

thanks!!! :D

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