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This was made for school originally, for my editorial design class. I got to print it and book it like an actual comic book.

I actually had to color it in a really short period of time so its full of mistakes, please forgive me and be kind not to point them up. :heart: I also know its not an actual animation, and that it goes too fast, but I have no time to fix it now.

Based on a short 4-koma I did on valentines day, waffle was born. A short story about Mateo, a student with an image to keep and a secret fondness for plushies.

I went emo about this homework in my journal not too much ago, and people went and gave me words of pure strenght. Thank you guys. This is for you all. You know who you are, and there's a little something for you hidden in here, pay attention! :heart:

Special thanks to ~Lan-Ishikiori , she helped me to ink all the backgrounds and kept me awake those sleepless nights before the deadline. Thankyou~! :heart:

Also thanks for helping me with the translation, the plot holes and all the laughs. Seems I didnt kill you in the end huh? x3. Also he suggested me this category <<; so blame him if you dont find this funny xP

Criticism discouraged as usual.

Story and art by Arechan (with the help of some lovely peeps)
All music and loops from flashkit.com :heart: *hopes its not taken down*
Loader thingy, thanks to ~sergep
Textures by mayang



Cookies for the one who guesses what book is Mateo reading ^^
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:iconthe14thmusician:
The14thMusician Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nooo!!! Must bury head in sand!!!
XD
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:iconthemangagirll:
TheMangaGirll Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuteeeee!^^
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:iconkathlynnicole:
KathlynNicole Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Cute! I love the art!
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:icondarkkyubbi:
DarkKyubbi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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:iconfantasylover321:
FantasyLover321 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I love it!
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:iconowara-chan:
Owara-chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
cute ^^
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:iconluohi:
Luohi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OH POR DIOS!!!
Me mori cuando vi esto... figurativamente mori claro jeje
Esta maravillosamente elaborado :)
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:iconcharry-heart:
Charry-Heart Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
aww cute I have failed with a plush before as well...at lest he can play that crane game thingy DX
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:iconmemymyself:
memymyself Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FAIL XDDD

LOL poor matteo :D
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:iconfeligriffin:
Feligriffin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Awww this is sooo cute X3 And the plushie is adorable also XD
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:icongoldpath:
Goldpath Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i manged not to laugh through it then i laughed hard enough to wake up the and well it's to at night and she is old.
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:iconfeather-queen:
feather-queen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda kept up with it...but at the end..i had to play again to see what he'd said because i was laughing to hard..XD Oh my..poor guy..XD Very well draw~! ^^
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:iconsapheron-art:
Sapheron-Art Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I really like this... I wish it was a little slower cuz I have a hard time reading without glasses
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:iconyuna-itala:
Yuna-Itala Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I want to know so badly what the book he was reading is called. I want to read it too.

This is wonderful! I can't help but to keep watching it over and over again! Keep up the great work. ^^
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:iconarechan:
Arechan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist
It's "The Silver Key" by Lovecraft o v o ♥ it's a lovely short read o v o so maybe he was reading a complilation of Lovecraft short stories x w x hahaha >v< thank you!! I'm so glad you liked it~~ ♥
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:iconyuna-itala:
Yuna-Itala Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Oooh! Can I have a link to the story, or do I have to buy it?
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:iconarechan:
Arechan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist
You can read it online here o w o but it'd be awesome if you got your hands in a real copy, nothing beats feeling the paper under your fingers! [link]
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iceclawgaaralover Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Waffle. Don't worry buddy, they may laugh but what matters is that you enjoy whatever it is they laugh at you for! :hug:

Wonderful job.
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ROXAS8854 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awww~ That was soooo cute! I love it so much, you don't even know it! *hugs Mateo* This comic just put a huge smile on my face! ^^
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:iconrandom-love-letters:
random-love-letters Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
this made my day.
thank you :D
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:iconarechan:
Arechan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist
no no, thank you for watching >v< ♥ I'm glad it helped brighten a day ♥
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:iconrandom-love-letters:
random-love-letters Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
it was indeed very adorable though. <33
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Izuna5678910 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Aww that is SOOO CUTE! That's so much like me xD! I'd want that plushie and freak about anyone seeing it! But it's really really cute! I love it! What's the technoie happy song that plays when he actually gets the plushie? I so want it! It's so cute!!!!
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:iconarechan:
Arechan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist
haha thanks ! >v< well I dont remember the name anymore x w x it's some freeware loop song I got around the internet x v x; at flashkit I think? >v< I'm so happy you liked it ! thank you so much for the comment! ♥
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H-appysorry Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lolol that chu is so cuteXD! ahahahahahah gawd i should've clicked on this earlier man XD you must've had alot of fun making this!
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:iconarechan:
Arechan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist
LOL the static version was a hell to color, because I colored it like, last minute xD but it was good overall... the teacher didnt believe I had drawn it =w= *did it for school originally* but I had been sketching the pages at school so I was able to show her the sketches and all... lol
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:iconi-am-ato:
I-am-ato Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
this is so epically hilarious XD +fav!
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:iconyumeragi-chan:
Yumeragi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student General Artist
está bien chido >w< me encantó y me dio ternurita :la:
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:iconforeignbutterfly:
ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
ahahahahahahahahah that is awesome XD how did you make that...I'd date a guy like that XD
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:iconbrandpower:
BrandPower Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
poor guy!
loved this though, it was really cute and funny.
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:iconmegahugenarutofan:
megahugenarutofan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
hahaha thats so cute and funny^^
i love all the bg music too and the last line.
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:iconblackrosedevil:
BlackRoseDevil Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009   Writer
Naww, poor guy. He's a cutie, though! I want the plushie!
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:iconchocotok:
Chocotok Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow really amazing XD and the character is soo cute x3
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:iconclaudiakimi:
claudiakimi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Lost to a cute little adorable girl XD
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:iconemmaloffler:
EmmaLoffler Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely brilliant!! I loved every minute of it!!
I'd love to make one T_T
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:iconlazt-kun:
lazt-kun Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
D: ahora amo a mateo q monoe s!! waaa >w< q genial !!!
te uqedo bien genial *W*
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:iconangeluzlacroise:
AngeluzLacroise Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
me encanta!!! el diseño de los personajes es genial! muy buen trabajo :3
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:iconhollow-fayt:
Hollow-Fayt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Lol, lost to a little girl. Thats saddddd... XD
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:iconluxurio369:
Luxurio369 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
aw kawaii cup with cute sauce! it was epic and funny!
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:iconturtle-rainbow:
Turtle-Rainbow Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the book by H. P. Lovecraft? D; By the way, lovely animation!!! It's an adorable story.
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:iconjirachi48:
jirachi48 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
XD

I love this.

-favs-
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:icontasuki-kitsune:
Tasuki-Kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
AWESOOOME!
what did you animate it with?
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:icongevaox:
GEVAOX Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww that was really cute ans funny
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:iconwatashisukidesu:
watashisukidesu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your work

one of the reasons I became a member is so that I can make your work my favorite
actually I have watched it a lot of times already
by the way are you still a student because you are saying that it is a project kind of thing because you said it is a deadline

how long did you do it
and what kind of software did you use
and did you use photoshop ???

haha sorry for the many questions I"m really into it sorry !!! :sadness:

I really liked it ssooo much !!!! :love:

please reply !!! thanks so much
more power!!!
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:iconarechan:
Arechan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist
dawww thanks! :hug: how long? I don't exactly remember by now xD; I did it a long time ago! but knowing me it must have taken me a week or two to draw and color, and I "animated" it in one afternoon. I used Photoshop 7 and Flash MX o v o;; x3 don't worry about the questions! thanks for asking! hope it helped! o vo >v< :hug:
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:iconwatashisukidesu:
watashisukidesu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankyou for understanding me !!
and thankyou for your nice words :floating:
it helped me a lot !!! :clap:

I will try hard to be like you !!!
:strong: :winner:
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:iconmicrofiber:
Microfiber Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
This is sooo cute <3<3<3<3<3 I say that because I looooove plushies <3
Nicely made and I loved the drawings :D

Plushie domain!
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:iconmiatosakura-chan:
MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
QUE RISAAAA!
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:iconlumaga:
Lumaga Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Está genial!! Quedó muy bien armado y coloreado, es agradable de leer : D
Mateo es adorable xD
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:iconkureji-neko:
Kureji-Neko Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very unique way of animating. Nicely done!

You know you could also use this in a sociology class.
Professor Kureji-Neko: You gets an A....+!
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