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The Last Hunt
October 10, 2013 1:10 PM   Subscribe

There's a deep, dark lake here, and the cabin is perched next to the rocky shore. Old, and made of peeling, stained logs, it belongs to my grandfather, Antonio 'Pit' Allard. He's had it for as long as I can remember.
posted by mudpuppie (13 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love stuff like this. The internet is so cool these days it makes me weep. I used to be able to keep up with the technology, but now days you need to know markup, styling, scripting, etc. Then you have to have an art team or be one of those rare people that can write and illustrate.

Cool story to boot!
posted by cjorgensen at 1:33 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow. Really lovely story and the way it's told? Stunning.
posted by Kitteh at 1:45 PM on October 10, 2013


From the link's text:

"These days I'm clearly no hunter. I don't even carry a gun."

I kindly disagree. Granddad, a lifelong hunter who I rarely saw carry a gun in the countless times I went with him to stalk a deer, loose beagles to chase a rabbit until the rabbit was done with them (we never killed rabbits, they were far too fun and too precious to reduce their number), or (and sadly I never accompanied him on one of these) to sit quietly in the woods and try to lure a wily tom turkey to within his sphere of observation, once said to me, after I told him that I hoped he did better next year after an altogether unsuccessful turkey hunting season,

"RolandofEld, if the good Lord came down to me and told me 'Frank Jr., you will never kill another turkey in your life.', I'd still go turkey hunting every single chance I got."

He loved being in nature and away from it all that much... I guess what I'm saying is that being a hunter does not a gun require.*

/pedant and derail, thanks for putting up with it.
posted by RolandOfEld at 1:47 PM on October 10, 2013 [7 favorites]


Non-edit, edit: I haven't read it all, but this reminded me of that. I forgot to say thanks and cool post.
posted by RolandOfEld at 1:48 PM on October 10, 2013


That was a rich and rewarding experience. Thank you.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:00 PM on October 10, 2013


A touching story beautifully presented.
Thanks mudpuppie!
posted by islander at 2:03 PM on October 10, 2013


Beautiful. Thanks for posting.
posted by cairnoflore at 2:37 PM on October 10, 2013


I miss my grandfather.

The world has been darker and harder since he passed.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 2:38 PM on October 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


This is really stunning and lovely. Thank you!
posted by Lemmy Caution at 2:45 PM on October 10, 2013


Man, I'm so jealous of Canada because of the NFB. Most of my favorite films back in school all had one thing in common; The National Film Board of Canada. I'm so glad that it exists and it allows for things like this to be made and distributed to the world.
posted by KingEdRa at 6:26 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


How's the iPad version anyone? Am USian and can't get into the CA iTunes store.
posted by butterstick at 7:31 PM on October 10, 2013


Outstanding. Thanks.

This is the second story I've experienced told in this rich multimedia way (the first was a longform journalism thing about last year's wildfires in Australia, with maps and spoken audio interviews). I absolutely love it - this is why we invented an internet. The combination of the music, hand-drawn art, photos, storytelling, pacing, and realness are absolutely beautiful, letting you disappear into a tale for a while. This was just wonderful. I hope to see lots more things like this soon.
posted by Miko at 8:55 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love the NFB's web work. They're also behind the earlier, and equally amazing, Welcome to Pine Point.
posted by ZaphodB at 9:03 PM on October 10, 2013


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