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:iconyaraordre:
Yaraordre Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
@08:18The darkness is the death!!!
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:iconjothecatlover:
jothecatlover Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@08:08So sad!
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:iconkarneli:
KarNeli Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist
@08:51Awesome job!!:happybounce: Love  Since mid video wondering what happens next. Music is beautiful!! Much prayer, a link to
the song. Want to listen to it separately from the video. Worship 
Sorry for my english ...
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:iconlois1cute:
lois1cute Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist
@02:40Dawwwww......
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:icondefender-of-people:
Defender-of-people Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@08:37gah T^T
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:iconshemainn:
ShEmAinn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
@03:32Awesome, I love the moves :D
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:iconlittlefoxling101:
littlefoxling101 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
@09:10omg I loved it truly you guys have some serious skill!
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:iconecscreams:
ecscreams Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
@01:46I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought that
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:iconmootaurus:
mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@08:23Heh heh... Sometimes I post too much x.x
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mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@07:38Oh... :)
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:iconmootaurus:
mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@07:00What's gonna happen....
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:iconmootaurus:
mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@05:42Awwwww....
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:iconmootaurus:
mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@04:32Aw...Or..What??? Stop taking the meds!!!
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:iconmootaurus:
mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@03:47Take the dang medicine!!!!
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:iconmootaurus:
mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:27Awwwww
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mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:31Wait...sad and creepy?
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:iconmootaurus:
mootaurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:09This looks sad...
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:iconblueladyart:
BlueLadyArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
@05:18This stupid black snake eats she's peels!!!
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:icondinocath:
Dinocath Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
@04:19ITS BEAUTIFUL :3333
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:iconc-jonzie185:
C-Jonzie185 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
@04:23ITS UMBREON !! :O
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
@01:54Hahaha, why thank you! Your attention is the very least I could ask for, so I'm very happy that it kept yours :)
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
@08:46Haha, thanks! :)
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:iconbeedreamer22:
Beedreamer22 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
@05:59awesome,,
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:iconjaycosta:
jaycosta Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@04:02No!!!! he be stealing mah meds!
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:iconnmystery:
nmystery Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
@09:05i..i don't have words for that
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it was so emotional and ...... ^^; i really can't explain it
but the movie was beautiful
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:iconravenclaw1401:
Ravenclaw1401 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
@05:37I love this scene! Very beautiful! :iconlovesplz:
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:iconcatangeltitan:
catangeltitan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
@02:31<3 HUGGLES
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:iconwarrayfinson:
Warrayfinson Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:18Incredibly eotionally moving and animated. This is my fifth time watching this, and I still have the same awed emotions watching it :love: :love: :love:
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:iconnorbertrox:
norbertrox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
@05:00outside! yay!
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:iconjennyjinx:
JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
@07:12WTFFFF what happened to the cutie?!?!?! 0.o
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:iconjennyjinx:
JennyJinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
@03:52it looks like a little dinosaur :3
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:iconhorinchan:
Horinchan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@06:48It's Really Beautiful!
There aren't words to describe this feeling...

Thanks for this, inspired me so much!
I really want to download it... Could you leave a link to do it? Please & Thanks, Again ♥
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:iconphiliemeister:
Philiemeister Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
@00:43proportion is great!
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:iconpoly-ninja:
Poly-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@06:51AWESOME!!!!!
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:iconcrazy-chick29:
crazy-chick29 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@07:58Epicness!
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:iconniirochi:
Niirochi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
@02:19Such a beautiful animation. :) It relaxed me somehow, maybe the music? I dunno, either way it was amazing.
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:iconavatarcate:
avatarcate Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
@07:29i love the music! :D
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:iconseanmallonwriting:
SeanMallonWriting Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
@00:24This is the beginning of one of the best animated pieces every. Though sad.
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:iconartisticman16:
Artisticman16 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
@03:25it's her disease and she dies at peace with herself
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:icon626elemental:
626elemental Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
@01:29WOw, creepy...
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:icondash-of-balder:
dash-of-balder Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:43Thoroughly brilliant use of metaphor. It actually took me a little while to figure out what "the Dark" was symbolizing, but you portrayed it with such graceful elegance... really pulls at the heartstrings and keeps you glued to your seat. This is a marvelous piece of animation and you should be really proud of yourself for pulling it together!
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:iconknallis-sillan:
Knallis-Sillan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
@03:15When I watched this I just thought the shot was part of a transition to show the progression of time.
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:iconagentwebdog:
AgentWebdog Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
@06:16I love how just briefly it seems to hesitate here, before eating the pills.
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:iconbuxomsuggard:
Buxomsuggard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist
@04:42yeah cause she's not taking the pills
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:iconkakashilover1002:
Kakashilover1002 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
@02:59this is cool . How did you make it. ^^
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:icongabepuratekuta:
GabePuratekuta Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@06:26I think I get it. The creature is a personification of her illness and it's eating her meds so that she doesn't get better and so that it can spread
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GabePuratekuta Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@06:31I think I get it. The creature's taking the meds so that she won't get better and it can stay
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:iconfessel:
Fessel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
@06:06Use your imagination... (its actually the answer)
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:iconburnchild:
burnchild Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@05:22the creature is so beautiful at all times; such a masterful capture of growing and aging and changing! :clap:
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**Please do not copy or distribute without my permission.**

my thesis film.

the idea for this project grew from a single image in my head: a giant, brooding monster watching over a little girl outside her bedroom window. overall, i'm satisfied with it and glad i was able to finish such a large production, but i look back and i know i could've made it better. perhaps sometime in the future i'll remake it and do the story the justice it deserves. what i had planned is too heartfelt and epic for a short film.

still... my favorite aspect of the entire film is the music. once again it was composed by Derek Zhao, the man who did the score for "To The Sun". this time around we went for something more grand: a full orchestra (22 musicians i believe). the recording session was the most amazing part of the entire production and Derek did an excellent job interpreting the emotions i wanted into music.

animated in Toon Boom Digital Pro.
backgrounds done in Photoshop.
composited in After Effects.
edited in Premiere Pro.
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Given 2010-03-04
The Girl and The Dark by ~FinalKai

"A charming film with a touching story and beautifully fluid animation. I absolutely loved it!" ( Suggested by Treyos and Featured by InpuUpUaut )
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1Rafa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is the best animation I ever see! *0*
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Foxy-Scarecrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  New member
Oh me goddies, but that was sad, beautiful, epic and awesome all wrapped in one. I love the dog darkness though. The animation was REALLY GOOD. Although I can't say much, I think it's epic.
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mlpderpydoctorwhofan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still kinda trying to find out what really happened.
My theory is:
The darkness was her sickness or whatever. It watched over her and tried to make her last moments great. It was eating her pills that was given to her,it eating them (i guess) showed or pointed out that they were not working for her.
The larger it got the closer to death she was, so once it got really big,she died.

I'm guessing I got it at least pretty close to what it was.
Anyways it was an amazing animation~
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DaphfloconMojo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
I don't know why, but it really affects me. I can't explain why, but there is alot of feelings in that movie, even without words.
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:iconyaraordre:
Yaraordre Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
@08:18The darkness is the death!!!
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:iconjothecatlover:
jothecatlover Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@08:08So sad!
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:iconramwoc87:
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This right here

Is amazing
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:iconkarneli:
KarNeli Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist
@08:51Awesome job!!:happybounce: Love  Since mid video wondering what happens next. Music is beautiful!! Much prayer, a link to
the song. Want to listen to it separately from the video. Worship 
Sorry for my english ...
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:iconjaybirdlovesart:
jaybirdlovesart Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@08:15This is awesome! It took me a while to understand what the darkness was....
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
@08:15Hehe, thanks! What do you think the darkness is?
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