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Kevin Milner has a rotting corpse in his mill.
A BIG corpse.

How and why it is there he cannot possibly guess.
And it keeps disappearing and returning with great chunks taken out of it.



A Lovecraftian tale of urban horror, this illustrated short story will keep you guessing all the way to its terrifying conclusion!
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Comical1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the ending really brings it full circle! Awesome job
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SpaceArtGuy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Is there a page limit???? How many can be uploaded at once?
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MadefireStudios Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Artist
No page limit..yes, you can batch upload
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MinnieOtakuDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Creepypastaaaa! I loved this. The soundtrack and art really got to me, and it was all so very real. Excellent job!
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kawaiikanji Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
OMG!!!!!!!!!!! the images are amazing! the details are so precise and perfect!!!! the sound effects and music are so suspenseful, creepy and freakin awesome!!!!! I loved everything!!!! Your team did a fantastic job! :)
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MadefireStudios Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks so much!! 
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EchelonErased Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, I read this for the second time and I only caught that bit at the end just now! Really amazing work here.
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turbosuo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Incredibly creepy.  Probably shouldn't have read this in the dark at midnight.  When it happened it caught me off guard pretty good.  beer didnt help that either.
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pantherwarrior370 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work with the suspense. Didn't see that coming at the end, great job Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up 
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JamesHowlettJr Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
WOW!
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crucafix Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
This is brilliant! O_o

So this is more like a short story with an illustration within it rather than comic book.
I love it though, very much. <3
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! That was the idea. It was a short text story I wrote based on a dream, and we though it would make an interesting Motion Book... not a comic at all! I think this format allows for a great many possibilities! :-)
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Meylek Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, maybe that dream I had a long time ago could make for an interesting story, and that's exactly what I've done. It's not an actual story yet, but I'm brainstorming on it.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Artist
Dreams are THE BEST place for inspiration! Hope you manage to put some form on to it and craft a story as I did! :-)
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crucafix Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Please do more lovecraftian series. I'd like to see more from you guys <3
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Artist
:-)
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alpacactus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creeeeeeeeeepy good :O Awesome awesome art ^^
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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:iconben-abernathy:
Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Glad you enjoyed it--we discovered Dave Lupton in last year's "Monster Hunt"! I'd suggest checking out "Death & the Myrmidon" to see more!
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Peloucifer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
wow!amazing job!excellent! greetings from greece!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! :-)
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WhollyUnwind Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ohmygosh.
I was reading this down stairs in my basement and this..this creeped the hell out of me.
You did a very good job making this intresting. XD
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Ha ha! Not a good place to read it for sure! :-)

So glad you enjoyed it!
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:iconben-abernathy:
Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
EXCELLENT! That was our goal...it's a creepy story from Liam's book and it translated SO well to the Motion Book format. Cheers!
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Sphi-II Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this was terrifying and disgusting, but so fascinating at the same time! I can't say I enjoyed it, exactly, but it was very good, and I couldn't stop. It also shows very well that writers can make use of motion books, as you've said. Oh boy, I think I'm in for some nightmares tonight.
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Sphi-II Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What I mean to say is, this story was excellent and creepy. Very effective!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it! :-)
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:iconben-abernathy:
Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Haha! Excellent, glad you enjoyed it! It's terrific and creepy episode--the sound/music REALLY nail it on this one.
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Summergoinham Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
THE PLOT TWIST THOOO!!! Wow. Indescribable.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Ha ha! Glad you enjoyed it! :-)
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azraeldeleon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Excellent!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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ArtesArcana Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
O__O
This is amazing!
This is so amazing that it started to rain right in the moment when the story ended! (Seriously, it's really stared to rain here.)
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
That's so cool! :-) Really glad you enjoyed it, thank you!
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FlacaFunk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Amazing!!!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Cheers! :-)
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1Apple-Of-My-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd love to see something else like this, not necessarily a continuation, but something with the same art style and world.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Actually there is another story by myself and the artist, Dave Lupton, called 'Death and the Myrmidon' which you can also find here on dA in the Motion Book section! Hope you enjoy it! It's a little less scary and more fun... :-)
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1Apple-Of-My-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
That was absolutely haunting!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Cheers! :-)
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Paganicusa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student
Brilliant, you really got a lovecraftian feeling behind it, very awesome.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it! :-)
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tomgarcia Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can't let saying That's immersive a lot! Great Experience, I just smell something .. Dunno Hey D: !!!
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tomgarcia Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can't let of saying thats immersive a lot. Great work! I can notice a certain smell too... Oh God D:
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
That's scary... did the smell go yet? ;-) Glad you liked it!
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revgar Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
i've expect something better. text is very important. ok i know but for me the Metawhal Alpha is wordy.

it was scary in the beginning ;)
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Artist
Hey there. I guess this kind of work isn't for everybody, but we wanted to show the WRITERS on dA that there is room for them as well as artists. This story was a text story originally, and not illustrated. Most of the other stories are less wordy, and more sequential. I hope you have found some you like better!
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IamYourkryptonite Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible! I love it!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you so much! We were very keen that it wasn't all comic-based storytelling, but that writers could create motion books too. :-) Glad you liked it!
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markusglanzer Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great story altogether. The Ending was a bit flat tho.

But really - It's hard to get 'fantastic horror stories' anymore, and the whole plot reminds me a lot of the darker tales by Roald Dahl (much more even than Lovecraft's fiction - but you managed to hit the exact point where both of them meet thematically. Also I feel constantly pointed to some portions of TSR's Planescape setting, where - in some places - it would be commonplace to have the corpse of a god pop up at your lawn (some people in the Outlands even built their houses into dead god's skeletons :D).

Anyway. The whole thing merges a lot of things I like together, therefore I'd like to read/see more of it. This also is the first time, I feel urged to give you a tip of some kind.

Well, thank you for doing awesome stuff.
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