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syrenestardusty Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
@01:30i love your animation!
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Spasticpug Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:21How do I post vids on da
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TheAngelWolf13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
@01:28Wow, its like the cat is death itself. Great job!
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dragonflyfire8 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
@00:29if he put some chapstick on that paper cut it would actually stop hurting
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rainbowbiscuits35790 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:16What I noticed during the short, eerie film is that the old man who's terrified of death and that cat foreshadows the old man's fate. Then when the old man got frightened, he tumbled down on the stairs, meeting his doom=death. Therefore, he meets himself dead after hitting himself from the stairs as a ghost which explains the priest and his siblings or other relatives next to him. You, madam, really captured everything. The mood and the effects literally can't let go of me from the film you made. :)
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Irism Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
@00:02Freaking awesome :+fav:
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BrownieAssasin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
@00:18I feel sorry for that old man :(
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killjoy200 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
@00:50so cute
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killjoy200 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
@00:10wow nice and cool and sad
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Verreax Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
@01:10awww, poor guy!
this reminds me of poes old story, the black cat.
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PhoenixLlewellyn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:33Best animation I have seen on dA :heart:
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1Keepsake Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
@01:26amazing! love your style^^ he had nice teeth
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SavvySisters Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:59Hopefully that didn't hurt too much.
I think he should move to a nursing home. :D
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Melina-van-der-Werf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:34Wonderful....
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Fartcraft Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
@00:06It has something Tim Burtonish in it. Love it
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bbenatti Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
@00:36What the hell... my cat just jumped over me right now! O_o (Heart attack, here I go)
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ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
@00:03wow ok I kinda do that already :3 I just need to do more. Thank you for your advice and your animation was INCREDIBLE. Such simple characters and yet it was perfectly creepy.
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pupukachoo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I took some inspiration from his Black Cat short :)
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WarriorSandstorm Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
@00:52Wow! Really great! I love the emotions you did! It amazes me 03o.
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AfiqahAhmad Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
@03:47you know i'm watch it with by friend~huhu
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arturguitelar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:32Very very very goood :)
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etfmozi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
@01:18the animation is fu*k;n awesome <33 love it !
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Eezeelee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:13my heart and mind have enjoyed it, absolutely!
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livingfalse Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
@01:02I love this crazy cat. Great use of black, white, and lines to get that oh so creepy look. It's wonderful to see something so scary and that is also very original!
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Well, maybe technically sort of a tongue-in-cheek horror than horror itself.

Since I now have film privileges on DA I thought I'd upload a real version of this instead of my crappy youtube version... I also thought today would be a great day to do it due to Halloween and all. :)

This is my first year animated short for the Open Show at Calarts. My film actually made it into the Producer's show so I was happy for that.

There's a lot wrong with it, but it was a lot of fun. My first time really extensively animating and I was just sort of thrown into it without really much of an idea as to what I was doing.

first year restrictions were:
no color (got the spot of color I have okayed)
no voice acting
1 minute 30 seconds
we wer given roughly 3 / 4 months to complete this assignment.

Animated by hand, traditionally, using punched paper and living off of a diet of cuties and poptarts.

The look was loosely inspired by Gorey's works as he is always going to be one of my favorite artists.

Currently working on my second year film. This time featuring a cute little girl named Maddy instead of a big fat man with whale teeth.

Music and sound by Jarred McAdams (my brother!).
Background Artwork and animation by me.
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syrenestardusty Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
@01:30i love your animation!
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IMAFTF Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Such deep meaning...It really is eye catching. 
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Ghastasaur Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
woah.

That ending...
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TheRainbowEyes Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god this video makes me cry everytime I watch it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jawaher98 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artist
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw i loved this one soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mach my my you are so good
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Spasticpug Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@01:21How do I post vids on da
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peraltamaria Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very macabre-FREE AVATAR: What? Oo 
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Neelai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! Your animation style is very capturing! And the backgrounds are equally stunning. You say there's a lot wrong with it, but I can't see any errors.
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j-death-k-scythe-c Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Using a shattered clock as a sign/symbol for death.
And a black cat to act as the grim reaper.
The expression of fear on the old man's face was well drawn.
And the ending caught my attention, he fell down the stairs, died and awaken only to realize that he's dead.
This animation is very well done.
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Steph-DArk13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
So AWESOME!!!!!!!!Spazattackplz  I love what you did to the cat into DEATH!!!!!Titan Skull Incomplete (Eren) [V2]                                                                                                                :lengeltongue: 
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KidBellfire Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Was the cat death?
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Loky-Madevil Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
IntÚressant!
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TheAngelWolf13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
@01:28Wow, its like the cat is death itself. Great job!
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SJeve Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It kind of makes it seem like the cat is the grim reaper. I really love how at the end,the cat is purring and rubbing up against him.
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode where a guy was obsessing with keeping an old clock ticking, because as soon as it stopped, so did his heart.

This is one of those creepy yet intriguing concepts that I'm attracted to, well done!  I swear I'm turning into a Tim Burton
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StevenBeltzer-art Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
@01:31That was really good. The animation was so unique and I really liked the story. I'd love to watch more stuff like this. Big Thumbs up :o)
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Leeannah92 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it but it's so sad.
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SophistcationOfSorts Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This was amazing, it reminded me so much of one of edgar allen poes stories that i just had to fave. beautifully done i could feel the fear in my bones :)
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TallestNerd Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
New headcannon for the Ghost of Christmas Future.
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ScribblerMather Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Hmmm... a vindictive, one-eyed, black cat.  Now where have I seen that before? :)
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E-raserhead Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This (and another animation I can't seem to find anymore.. gyah) has been probably the most influential piece of art I've ever found on dA since I joined six years ago. It inspired me to take up an animation-related course in university. So amazing!!
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helgrind1110 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Wow... It gives me a creeps. I'm wonder what it will if I watched it at night.
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schwartzillustration Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great Work!
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dragonflyfire8 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
@00:29if he put some chapstick on that paper cut it would actually stop hurting
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somberInsomniac Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most amazing thing ever! This need to be a movie. Like a full length movie. It looks like a Tim Burton work. It's beautiful. Gah! I love that cat!
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MichelleBergeron Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That... was amazing... :wow:
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rainbowbiscuits35790 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:16What I noticed during the short, eerie film is that the old man who's terrified of death and that cat foreshadows the old man's fate. Then when the old man got frightened, he tumbled down on the stairs, meeting his doom=death. Therefore, he meets himself dead after hitting himself from the stairs as a ghost which explains the priest and his siblings or other relatives next to him. You, madam, really captured everything. The mood and the effects literally can't let go of me from the film you made. :)
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Ventous Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Was this, by chance, inspired by Poe? :o
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oliviaire Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
wow. just wow
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Cat-Mentaliston Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. THIS IS BETTER THAN ANY ANIMATION I HAVE EVERY SEEN.
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Holy crap dude! That was just fantastic!
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Irism Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
@00:02Freaking awesome :+fav:
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Light123456 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
................woah
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SwimmButt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:27paper cut
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ReiLoly Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome! I feel so bad for the old man...
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amoraleite Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!!
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potterjacksonsharp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is...amazing. The atmosphere, the emotions and expressions,the concept and plot-line of the story and the music...wow. I love it.
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WUTgirl57 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so good it must be based on my fave egar alan po story, "the raven"
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Paulakris Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Wow that's actually pretty scary :D
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WhiskStar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel sorry for that old man! I think I understand how he feels.

Also: That cat reminds me of Schr÷dinger's cat.
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Arkeresia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is incredible! Seriously, amazing in every way.
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littleyellowrose Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I really liked it . My favorite character is the black cat!
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UndeadSoulXX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
O.O that was amazing
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BrownieAssasin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
@00:18I feel sorry for that old man :(
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killjoy200 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
and scary
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killjoy200 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
@00:50so cute
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killjoy200 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
@00:10wow nice and cool and sad
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killjoy200 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
nice and very sad i kinda want a cat like that
definattaly faving
typo^
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lupalover101 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh gods i loved this!!! now i really don't want a cat like... at all lmfao awesome job love!!!
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moonlover99 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
i loved it. so creep <3
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Azleah44 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So, the man was paranoid in his old age and that paranoia led to his demise, so scared of the world in his senile age that it led to his downfall. Am I interpreting this correctly? I noticed that at the end he realized that he had died and that he seemed sad but at least a lot calmer......
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