Guilt [Third Annual Saxxy Awards 2013 - Short Category Entry]

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"Guilt is an interpretable term. Some would say, that only the person, who directly caused a tragedy, is to blame for it, but what about a person who made the situation possible in the first place? What if a person causes a chain reaction, that leads to a catastrophe, on accident? Or maybe just by an unfortunate coincidence?
Sometimes fate only depends on trifles. It all depends on place, time and fortune.

In this short drama a recruit joined the war to prevent as much calamity as he is able to. Unfortunately his light-hearted intention to become a good soldier to secure lifes also prevents him from firing a gun. Not to mention, that he is also way to timorous to be a useful soldier.
In the dark moment, when he realises that this might not be the right place for him, there appears a soldier, who motivates him to carry on and to not give up.
But the fact, that the young recruit needs help, puts a small chain reaction with giant effect in motion.
The question which stays in his head is: "My choices built the foundation for this. So, did this all happened in my responsibilty? Am I.. guilty?"

This is my Entry for the Third Annual Saxxy Awards 2013 in the short Category.
For this special occasion I chose to create a drama.
If you liked it, you can vote for it on Steam."
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Pandafunkey809 Nov 25, 2013 @ 10:52am 
The confusing point is the point of confusion that confuses me, this comment is just for some very confusing giggled for you confusingly decided to confuse the discombobulator. and with that, I leave you CONFIZZLED!
HauntedToast  [author] Nov 25, 2013 @ 7:42am 
Your comment confuses me. :3
As soon as I find out what specific point is confusing you, I will try to make it more less confusing next time. ;)
Pandafunkey809 Nov 24, 2013 @ 9:39pm 
saddening but it confuses me. I like but it is confusing, make more less confusing.
Tephy Nov 24, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
I like the story, guilt is a heavy burden to bear. The music and expressions were done well. No words were needed to follow the Scouts struggle and Solder’s encouragement. Bit rushed fading back to present at the end there, but understandable given that it is a short. Overall it was a good drama, I think you did a very nice job!
cngsoft Nov 24, 2013 @ 9:11am 
The idea is good but the animation is too robotic and kills much of the drama.
Infinite_Data Nov 23, 2013 @ 9:19am 
That Triage At Dawn. Short but meaningful video, you've got my vote.
vanilla salt Nov 22, 2013 @ 11:16pm 
This film, 'Ez good'
I'm Number Two Nov 21, 2013 @ 4:45pm 
well done
Remagamer Nov 20, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
Short, but sweet. It's good, so gets my vote, but lacks depth due to the shortness. Good job!
Ecto Protonix Supreme™ Nov 20, 2013 @ 5:25pm