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Featuring Ruka J.Dazzley and Centaro Frozenshawl from Virtual World (c) me.

I Ain't Pinocchio is a project that relates to my 'Virtual World' as an implicit side story. The main purposes of this project are :
1. To tell you a little part of my Virtual World.
2. To share some life values with you.
3. To show my admiration to classics and fairy tales. ( They made my childhood ) :D

I told you most of the life values implicitly, in order to make you think and use your own imagination to find the real meanings behind them. Maybe you found many things were illogical , irrational, or odd, but hey, this is DeviantART , right? I know that you guys, all of the deviants who read this, have incredible brain capacity for imagination. :huggle:

However, I'll make a list of the correlations between this work and the life values. (Check out your imaginative brain's answers) :

:bulletblue: 1. Puppet.
Each of us do have certain duties in life. Whether we want them or not, we HAVE to do them. Sometimes this make us feel like being controlled, like a puppet. But no worries, we all have this problem.

:bulletblue: 2. The Music of Life
Our life do have music. Sometimes we feel sad, angry, or even mad. They all make our life full of varieties and completely 'ALIVE'. Just enjoy 'em. :)

:bulletblue: 3. Pinocchio and the Blue-Haired Fairy
I didn't think about Pinocchio at the very beginning. But once it came to 'puppets', I recalled this Pinocchio, one of my most-favorite fairy tales. Let's put Centaro (the boy) as Pinocchio and Ruka (the girl) as the Blue-Haired Fairy. When Ruka told Centaro this story, whether she realized it or not, she has given him a hope, a reason to live his life!

The illustrations I made was based on the novel ( original adventures ) of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Basically, Pinocchio wasn't written for children, since it had a a tragic ending. But with the appearance of the Blue-Haired Fairy, everything changed! She inversed the bad conditions into good and hopeful ending. ( Read [link] for more information ).

So what I wanna tell you is..we CAN give others a hope from a small thing that we do for them. We can start from the simplest thing, such as a sincere smile. :icongrin--plz:

:bulletblue: 4. Laugh, Laugh, Laugh
Centaro : "I wish I were Pinocchio. "
Ruka : "Hahaha..."
Centaro : "What's so funny?! "
Ruka : " If you told a lie, your nose'd get longer just like Pinocchio's. Imagine that! "

Still remember those scenes?

Yeap, sometimes life can be hard and not everything can go as we want it to be. When we feel sad and this:
Chin-up! Chin-up! ( as Charlotte from The Charlotte's Web sings ) and...yeah..LAUGH! Share your laugh and life will seem brighter. :D

:bulletblue: 5. Say it, Say it NOW
We're all bound to time. We never know how many years, days, minutes, or seconds left for us to live. So say your love now, before it's too late, before you can only write it badly on your last letter.
You know, regret reflects the shadow of nothing. :(

:bulletblue: 6. Ruka's Two Mechanical Hearts
Why does that girl have two hearts? The answer is pretty simple. Life is unexpected, isn't it?
Well..she's a lucky new puppet, but--the crucial matter is how you use your luckiness ; share it with others, or just keep it for yourself?

:bulletblue: 7. The new heart didn't work instantly. :(
There are good times and bad times. Sometimes you've done your best, but you don't get the best. According to me, it's pretty okay, since you will not regret anything. At least you've done your best. :hug:

:bulletblue: 8. A Big Change
Unlike fairy tales, a big change won't happen in one night. Everything needs efforts, process, and patience, You can't be a professional athlete in a night, an awesome artist in a day, or a human in one kiss. You need practice and persistence, you'll get a step closer and closer to your goal. Little by little, and let the time presents you the sweet fruit. :thumbsup:

:bulletblue: 9. I Ain't Pinocchio
In the end of the story, Pinocchio gets all that he wants. He manages to reunite again with his father, Geppetto, and lives happily ever after with him.

These are the reasons of why Centaro wanted to be Pinocchio. It is obvious that it's impossible. :( In contrast, Ruka and Centaro are still puppets in the end. But..who cares? If they kept on focusing on negative points of their life, they would never enjoyed their Music of Life.

:bulletblue: 10. "I'm the Composer of the Music of MY Life."
Centaro composes his own music of life ;
I compose my own music of life ;
and so do YOU.
Make it beautiful enough to be heard. :icondesiremeplz:

Phewwww.....I made it into ten things~ :iconyaaayplz:
And..and...more or's done a month earlier before my 17th b'dayy..!!! (25th March) :iconteheeyesplz:


:bulletblack: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR :iconnavio-tantra: for helping me with the flash!!! I couldn't do anything without him..!! THANK YOU, NAV...!!!! :icontearplz:

:bulletblack: Background song : Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure First - The Promise ( The Piano ) >>> [link]
Well, this song is very beautiful, touching, and popular -- it's included in the Best 100 Soundtrack Album and the Best Classics Ever...! Album, so I think I may use it here. (DA pls tell me what to do if this isn't allowed ) :<

LOVE this guitar arrangement version a LOT >>> [link]

:bulletblack: Incredibly cool pre-loader by :iconartbit:

At first some of my friends ( and my mom ) couldn't understand why I did this -- they said that I wouldn't get anything. :(
But I know I WILL get something, at least my personal satisfaction and hopefully...your pleasure. :huggle:

Artworks : Adobe Photoshop CS3
Animation : Adobe Flash CS3
Time taken : Less than a month (?)
Amount of pages : 102 (the animated pages weren't counted)
Centaro - original design : [link]
Ruka - original design : [link]
Other Virtual World artworks : [link]

Comments, Critique, Deep thoughts, Personal experiences, Serious opinions, Creative suggestions, Awesome ideas, Cool jokes, and Crazy utterances are recommended to the extreme. :iconsasagawaplz:

--so sorry for my dreadful english and wall-of texts spamming /shot
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I thought this short story was very original. The slides flow very nicely. The coloring could be a bit better and the lines could be more defined, but other than that I think you did very well on the art work. You also did very well showing each characters emotions. The emotions not only show in the character but also in the reader. When your coloring try outlining your images with the pen tool, for each color or gradient you should use the pen tool to select the area that should be colored. If you're coloring by hand it's important to use oil pencil crayons, I find they work best. The music was also a great addition to this short story. I think you could do a bit better with your grammar. I think this is a masterpiece. It should be forever cherished.
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107 out of 107 deviants thought this was fair.

Clean, no turbidity, fine. melodic story. My own heart ached when I saw it. I am in awe. I bow before your feet. That's fine, I repeat. I understand, this is a love story.
This melody.
In process of viewing at me tears flew.
Fine balancing of color. Excellent art. Technics smart.
And as if the young man is surrounded with a somber color, and the girl - warm. Such tenderness.
Perfectly well.
And as it has given it heart!
Let realists say that the love is a motivation of a brain. No!
I will remember this history forever.
Even "Draw with me" me so hasn't impressed.

I genuflect to you. Bravo.

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66 out of 68 deviants thought this was fair.

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Jigoku-Tsuki Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
this is so beautiful.
the art,the music and the story. so touching.
crazydiary86 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm crying :cry: ! It's so really beautiful.
Raisara Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
Love Love Love Love
Sycelia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
I...LOVE...IT!!! the story was awesome! and the characters are just nice !~  and your explanation are great too, and i know for sure things, you give some inspiration and I(we) love your work(s) and i think, that's worth it, thanks for sharing it XDD
Well for the tiny mistakes, i don't mind it since it's all about the "will" to make this inspiration with's amazing though.. >W<
DionneMars93 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   Traditional Artist
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Vincentdmoore Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
when was littler my friend showed me this hehe and I cryed my eyes out Waaaah!  so moving and awesome choice of music Idk but this has to be my favorite work of art EVER!!!!!!! Love  :happybounce: Heart Clap Clap Clap 
Guihena Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty deep... but, I wonder, can we understand the interesting message?... well, it depends... are we just the puppet?, or, are we the puppeteer of our own life?...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. :heart:
deathwice Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
oh my god , how an amazing story , i loved the colors , words , everything <3 , keep up with this art <3
Netsurai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke dir, Thank you ! arigato gozaimashita ^^ -" I compose my own music of life ; and so do YOU." yesss that is true
Pastenaga Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Very beautiful. It has a good message, and it really helped me today, thank you.
The redaction is beautiful as well :heart:
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
really wonderful.I loved it.
The story,the characters the fluidity....just one thing.
MentalKitteh Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
-sniff- so sad but happy
fireytika Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is soooo beautiful~ i love it~!!
Mi-Rin Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful :)
Artistic63 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it, I nearly cried but held back, so the girl is a puppet, too
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CrispyLiza Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!! I liked it very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xxatouchofrostxx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me cry. It's so beautiful, thank you for making this... ♥
cateko-other Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :heart: :heart:
TiteArumi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, I really can relate with this beautiful story... Thank you, thank you so mch for it !! ♥
clrzia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember the first time I read this I cried so much. I read it again today and I cried just as much as last time.
Dopaprime Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you enjoyed my work :')
clrzia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 :) 
Skylar-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist
I swear your animtion is just great
lp-cooldude Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I love this...OMG MOAR POEMS! 
Wolfsnape Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
OMG !! T_T
I love it so much !
This is my discovery of the day !!

Thank you so much !
icytrus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love this very much!!!it makes wanna cry!! the song,the words,the meaning,the illustration everything is perfectly working together.not less,not more
AnnchannThePanda Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it made me honestly cry. This is so beautiful and touching. It just touches right in the feels... It's all perfect, the music, the story, the art...I wish could make art that meaningful. It's just amazing...
FlowerSprinkles Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful story and the art is awesome :D It made me all teary eyed :') Great work! 
THENAMELE55 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I HATE YOU :c , this awesome work made me cry, and thx for that, An impresive work, and the music its just perfect, it fits. :heart:
Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is so beautiful... so full of impact...    I will favourite this, though I'll bookmark it as well, for those times when life feels empty...  for those times when I feel hopeless, just going through the motions like some machine or some puppet...    I'll remember this, and it's many messages, because... though control of my life never seems to be in my hands, I ain't Pinocchio either.
en-maai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this beautiful work <3
It s soooo touching
My friend showed it to me a long time ago and I forgot the link I m so happy I found it again !!
Enai2201 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dopaprime Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you enjoyed it, thank you! :)
Bacon456 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
this is so beautiful
xXBroken-InsanityXx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Artist
this is beautiful is this going on to youtube??
Dopaprime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately not, Dear. It's an interactive flash~
Thanks for watching, glad you enjoyed it ;p
xXBroken-InsanityXx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Artist
ok and no problem this made me cry a little because it was so beautiful
BlueEyedNinja14 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Writer
:iconfangirlzplz: this is so beautiful
GiraffeGaff Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is simply beautiful <3
Secretsister16 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Artist
I acutally have tears in my eyes now. And that music was abousoutly beautiful :clap:
DuckieDuckie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
This is honestly, one of the most wonderful things I have ever seen! to the bottom of my core, I loved it. The story was endearing, and behind all that, the music, while simple, was beautiful. Your skills as an artist are simply enchanting, and your skills as a writer are even more so. Simply amazing.
yukooo Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
this is so beautiful [link]
ohlsen98 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This... Has to be one of the-... no... THE most beautiful thing I have ever heard or/and seen in my whole life on the internet :') This really deservs all the love and it can get because I'm shore it have give atleast that much love and happines to everyone who have seen this <3 :)
YumeYorunotenshi Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was touching, beautifully drawn, and had amazing choice in background music. Excellent work!
animecat33 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah that was beautiful
salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Oh wow, that was amazing. :D
Skylar123h Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
:iconbravoplz: WOOHOOO! im watchin you :3
KURIZKURIZniKALAI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg!!! .... such a wonderful work :D
neo-chan7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013 too beautiful for words, and the song played throughout the animation is my favorite piano piece ^_^
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