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Daily 2nd? Thank you, it;s an honor! :D

And a weekly second? You guys are spoiling me.


Final Round entry for Albino Black Sheep's Tournament of Flash Artists 2012. The final contestants had only about 3 weeks to complete their entries.

Round theme: "Character Origins"
Challenge: Depict an original, not-designed-before protagonist - or antagonist - who is strongly defined by a strength and a weakness (that aren't the same trait/ability
Opponent this Round: Patrick94

This cartoon is what won me the title of "TOFA 2012 Champion."

For this round, I wanted to do a movie without dialogue. The judges were probably expecting another funny cartoon with lots of dialogue, and I feel that I managed to catch them off-guard.

This isn't the same movie that was turned into ABS; I spent one extra day to add some minor improvements to the movie, bringing the total time spent on this movie (including concept, storyboard, animation, picking music) to 18 days. That also makes this movie a Director's Cut, I guess.


A flawlessly executed, meaningful and emotionally moving short animation. This is something undeniably rare even by NG's Frontpage standards. The fact that this was made under tight time constraints makes it all the more impressive.

A masterpiece and a well-deserved winning entry at any rate.

+2 for the Animation
+2 for the Music
+1 for the Storyline
5 stars, because it's beautiful.

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The animation is great, the musics adapts to every situation in the picture, the situation is very deep , but the moral and message is what I like the most.

I have to congratulate you for this work is very good; Personally I felt like was real life based or something like that, u know!!!

That's why I voted 5

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tht was my favorite movie

This is a very good animation! It brought much sorrow as it did worry that she would not make it back to her sister. I have a sister in real life, and like the paper girl with the ripped leg, I would do anything to get back to her. Five stars! Lovely animation and great story! I hope to see more animations like this! "Torn" is truly a heartrending masterpiece.

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4.29 / 5.00

Jan 1, 2013
3:01 PM EST
  • Frontpaged January 4, 2013
  • Daily 2nd Place January 3, 2013
  • Weekly 2nd Place January 9, 2013