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24. No Time


"Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting! Haha."




Kids, say hello to Rabbit!

.....

Now say goodbye to Rabbit.


I don't know anything about Rabbit, really. Why they're running from the Slender Man, how they came to be in the forest, no beginning to their story, no middle, not even if they're male or female (with no boobs, it happens). Apparently, all I do know about their story is the end.

And some crazed laugh response.

They're the amalgamation of several ideas, I guess. If it isn't obvious, they're based mainly off the White Rabbit from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, hence the waistcoat, ears, gloves and pocket watch. I wanted them to wear a mask (because I actually enjoy the ambiguity), and the gas mask came from reading Romantically Apocalyptic and Gone with the Blastwave. I suppose the final piece is actually the song playing, "Run, Rabbit, Run" by Flanagan and Allen (though this version is different). It's a cheerful sounding song, but then I thought about how sinister it could be in a different context.

Tada.

Rabbit.


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This entire thing was an experiment. All of it, but especially the animation. I haven't tried to animate properly in years, and this is the first rather larger-scale frame-by-frame that I've tried.

For me, personally, it was a success.

The animation is clunky and odd in places, but overall I'm very happy with it. I also learned a bunch of things.

- Using tweens where you can is a GOOD THING
- Tweening by hand is sucky and time-consuming, but it looks much smoother than not doing it
- Flash actually does have more than just the preset swatches! Found that out rather too late, though
- Trees... are... HORRIBLE TO ANIMATE
- Having a reference is the best thing you could ever do

Rabbit may show up again in the future, but any and all appearances will be firmly before the timeframe of this.

SFX all done by me
Rabbit Me
"Run, Rabbit, Run" Flanagan and Allen
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:icontaranakislenderman:
TaranakiSlenderman Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I don't get it 0.0 :baffled: 
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's okay, there's a lot of internal rules at play here. It's intentionally vague.
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:icontaranakislenderman:
TaranakiSlenderman Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh... ok
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:icongamergirl071001:
GamerGirl071001 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol when he runs by slendy man he's just like "i saw nothing" LOL
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Rabbit = "NOPE!"
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:icongamergirl071001:
GamerGirl071001 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
likeaboss
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:iconashfur9191:
ashfur9191 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Artist
slenderman: wazat
rabbit:OMG SLEAN RUUUUUUUUUUN!
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:iconfirework1234:
firework1234 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artist
what the
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yup.
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:iconi-am-slender-woman:
I-am-Slender-Woman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I knew it had something to do with my lovely little friend...
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:iconmirrormirror756:
mirrormirror756 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
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:iconesitaro3670:
Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Why that guy its using a gas mask and bunny ears?
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Bunny ears because it's the White Rabbit, and gas mask because it's hiding its face.
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:iconesitaro3670:
Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks, but looks really scarier the animation
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconesitaro3670:
Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You Are Welcome!
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:iconthefallenfell:
thefallenfell Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I've been meaning to fave this for a wile it's great
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it!
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:iconthefallenfell:
thefallenfell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
welcome
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:iconhetaliallover101:
hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That was amazing! Awesome job!
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconhetaliallover101:
hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome ^^
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:iconthefallenfell:
thefallenfell Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
wow amazing
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks very much!
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:iconthefallenfell:
thefallenfell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
welcome
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:iconstevenjarekk:
StevenJarekk Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Interesting. I wish I knew the song.
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
It's a really, really old song. You can find it on YouTube, but not the version I've got here. I don't know who did this version.
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:iconstevenjarekk:
StevenJarekk Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
'sokay, I just want to know how it goes. I'll look it up, thanks!
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
No worries! I've got the song name and artists in the credits at the end there to make it easy to find.
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:iconstevenjarekk:
StevenJarekk Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
I appreciate it. :)
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:iconomega812:
Omega812 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You just killed me. This is me, being dead. Why Slender Man, why? Although it makes me happy that other people I know aren't like 'Derp, who's Slender Man?' WHen I'm spazing about him XD
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
I basically introduced my whole workplace to Slender Man, so I have people to spazz at too :p
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:iconomega812:
Omega812 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice XD My friend is like obsessed with him. He keeps trying to get me to watch marble hornets
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:iconmisssynclair:
MissSynclair Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Love it :]

But I gotta know, where did you get this version of the song?
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
I actually have no idea. I think my Mum was given it on a CD full of other music by my Nanna, 'cause we needed a copy to play at my Grampa's funeral.

There's no information other than the song name in iTunes, so... *shrug*

SPOOKY!
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:iconmisssynclair:
MissSynclair Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Okay, thanks for the reply!

Very spooky indeed. I've found nothing about this version.
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:iconevilhumour-author:
Evilhumour-Author Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very good.
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! I certainly tried.
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:iconevilhumour-author:
Evilhumour-Author Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome and I believe it was your first one correct? Then all the more power to you.
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
Certainly my first big one in a long time, and my first big frame-by-frame. Like I said, it was a massive experiment, and I'm so happy people like it.
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:iconevilhumour-author:
Evilhumour-Author Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed.
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:iconnunsnbagels:
NunsNBagels Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That... that was... rather awesome... I'm having trouble putting it into better words than that. Oh, also, this and the Rake will probably be hanuting my room tonight while I try and sleep. Goddammit.
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
One does what one can :3

:iconslendermanplz::iconsaysplz:Enjoy your sleeeeep~
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:iconnunsnbagels:
NunsNBagels Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:cries:
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:iconmblackwood:
MBlackwood Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
YOU MUST TEACH ME HOW TO USE FLASH SOMETIME. BC THIS IS AMAZING. Also, I LOVE the little tilt you give Slendy's head near the end. It's just those little finishing touches that truly make the piece. :3
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
TEACHERS GET PAID FOR THEIR WORK, MACKITY. CAN YOU PAY? CAN YOU PAY?

Also, thank you! It's the little quirks that make us love that scary Slender guy, right?
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:iconmblackwood:
MBlackwood Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
FECK NO, I CAN'T PAY. I'M A BROKE STUDENT, REMEMBER?

Also, :iconpatrickurwelcomeplz:. It rather is, more or less. :3
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
MY EEEEAAARRSSS




Also, this seriously looks like you've been reading one of my stories... A lot.

I like it.
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:iconzombiesasametaphor:
ZombiesAsAMetaphor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
KSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!


Oh? Which ones would these be? Perhaps I shall read some.


Thanks X3
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Slender Umbrellas - here's part 1. [link]
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