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th3LOMBAX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist
@00:01I guess the tower of cards represents the boy's life, and it was so small because he was so young and never got the chance to grow up.
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SilverK-9fan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
@02:49What WHAT WHY WHAT JUST WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O_o
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SilverK-9fan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
@01:34Maybe he's dead... =< 
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SilverK-9fan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
@01:05I think something bad's going to happen... =<
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Jawaher98 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artist
@02:52that is so nice
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Qualityrandom Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:36You're welcome-

*dies*
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lunashu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Digital Artist
@00:06the art style is amazing. incredible story. :iconlizziepad:
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:iconwolfie735:
WoLfie735 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Writer
@02:55Wow. This is incredible!
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Darkwolfhellhound Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
@01:54This really makes me think of when I played cards with my big bro when he got lonely to try and cheer him up XD I also always wore black back then. This is beautiful good job.
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twilightshy99 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
@02:24cool
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:iconwitbik:
Witbik Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student General Artist
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
@03:05He died? Oh, so sad, yet so beautiful!
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Mitchialia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
@02:59Awesome animation so sad, didn't expect that ending.
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kisamomo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:24i love this scene seriously im in love with it <3
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TinyLittleFirefly Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
@00:17I LOVE these little bell sounds
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neon-talon-claw Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
@01:46oh gosh the hood came back on, somethingss gonna go down i cant wait to see ;u;
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:iconmarchingsin:
MarchingSIN Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:36 The art is simply beautiful, well done!
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:iconmistressofquills:
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
@01:32woah the shadows on his face are amazing!
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:iconmistressofquills:
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Writer
@00:50oh that's amazing haha so cute!
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indigo-98 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:52cute laugh :3
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:icontenniseeum:
tenniseeum Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
@01:20This is a terrific sequence here...
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:icontenshi--hikari:
Tenshi--Hikari Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@00:41RAR! i not scared of you!
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:iconwitbik:
Witbik Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
@00:35Ah yes it's because those are just darkened pencil lines. I was originally gonna ink it with pen, but it took too long. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't then :P
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:iconwitbik:
Witbik Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:21That is truth.
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gyptiantiger Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
@02:33Yeah around that part. For some reason, I felt he was already death to begin with, but I never expected looking the same as the person who's about to die. Which I find unique.
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kingdesmond Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:02A game of cards with his own shadow... CUTE!
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kingdesmond Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
@00:31I wish he was my friend, too.
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:iconwitbik:
Witbik Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:41So happens, yes :(
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:iconmsbrock:
MsBrock Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:03Amazing story. I love every little piece of that.
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:iconwitbik:
Witbik Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:43That's what I was going for haha XD
Thanks very much :D
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Tenshi--Hikari Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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:iconwitbik:
Witbik Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
@03:07Haha that was the intention! But it's good you got it in the end aye XD
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ConEno Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@03:02:< wow
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NB: Best viewed HD coz otherwise you get this random band at the bottom.

My uni major work!
I can identify most of what is wrong with it: bad plot, bad direction, inconsistent drawing, flat animation, lazy titles... but hey, I finished it, and I've learnt a lot, and I will make better work in the future.

^me pretending to be an optimist

Process outlined somewhere among the ruins of [link]
But basically I did this homemade animation equipment thing (that totally did my back in), scanned in my frames to Photoshop, and put it all together in After Effects. Except for a couple of shots I animated in Flash coz I got lazy. :D

Youtube: [link]
Vimeo: [link]

Oh and shout out to :iconmicehell: and :iconnancetree: for lending a hand! :D
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thegreatrouge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Interface Designer
NNUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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:iconth3lombax:
th3LOMBAX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist
@00:01I guess the tower of cards represents the boy's life, and it was so small because he was so young and never got the chance to grow up.
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th3LOMBAX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist
So, the boy was deathly ill, and on what he may or may not have felt was his last day to live, Death came to him and allowed him to play and feel like a joyful, energetic kid one last time. Winning the last game was Death's subtle way of telling the boy, "this is as far as you can go here. It's time for you to come with me".
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leiko-7fox Featured By Owner 4 days ago
i feel like what you said sums it up well. i didn't even realize so thanks for sharing your thoughts. nice little video :)
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:iconth3lombax:
th3LOMBAX Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
:-)
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SilverK-9fan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
@02:49What WHAT WHY WHAT JUST WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O_o
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SilverK-9fan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
@01:34Maybe he's dead... =< 
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:iconsilverk-9fan:
SilverK-9fan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
@01:05I think something bad's going to happen... =<
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Jawaher98 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artist
@02:52that is so nice
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artlinerainbow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
@02:53this film is very cute
soo the boy was playing with his own death?
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