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TheSkark Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
@05:18thanks a lot! :)
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IHamby Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I understand perfectly.

Well, I hope we can work something out.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
@00:03thanks!
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Aldeios Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Splended! with talent such as yours i have high hopes you will be well reknown in no time, knock em dead.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
@00:14Quick explanation about the top hat: I've worn it since the end of sophomore year. Almost every single day. It's pretty much become my trademark. I had to get it on stage somehow!
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Rufukitty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
it was probably the most epic speech that East will ever have, i had to download it! and when you become a rich and famous voice actor, i want to have something from the 'good old days'. haha <3
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Rufukitty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@00:08YES!!! OMG YES!!!
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This is my first comedic routine I've ever written/performed, so don't laugh at me too hard. Well, laugh at me, but don't...yeah.

So, I'm still quite proud of it, and hopefully it'll be entertaining for all of you watchers out there. This was performed for East Chapel Hill High's graduating class of 2009. Enjoy!

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*yay improv* Good morning everyone. *yay improv* My name is Kevin Dorman, or as some of you know me, “The Kid Who Wears the Top Hat.” The more I thought about what to say as class speaker, the more I realized I had a sacred duty. A duty to make everyone aware of a matter of national importance, a subject that may be taboo to some of you and no, I'm not talking about the fact the Hannah Montana is actually Miley Cirus in a wig! I'm sorry Emily Greshes, but it's true. *you don't know her, but she's a senior that's obsessed with HM. Sad, non?*

If we ignore this impending crisis, it threatens to cause massive pandemomium in our schools for generations to come. I am, of course, talking about the absence of decent writing in the industry of cartoons. Now, I know most of you don't watch cartoons anymore; after all, who has time to watch cartoons when we're all so busy with school, family, socializing, taking care of pets, doing chores, going to work, SATs, arguing with boyfriend/girlfriend, breaking up, getting back together again, and being an all around credit to your community...Not me, that's for sure.

But I don't care who you are, the best thing about being a kid was getting up ridiculously early on Saturday morning to watch cartoons. And these cartoons did more than give our parents an easy way out of the piercing headache that is raising a child—they modified our behavior by sneaking subversive morals and life lessons in every episode: what taught us to not panic if we are lost in the woods—simply ask the creepy old man who looks suspiciously like Don Knotts for directions; what taught us it was possible to change the world with a single heartbreaking speech but try the same thing with your parents, you'd be grounded; what taught the guns and violence were wrong, but dropping an anvil on a person's head was aaaaaaaaaalllright. CARTOONS!

Some cartoons were really clever---they showed the wrong choices so we would learn. Like I know Scooby Doo taught me not to smoke pot. I don't care what you say—Shaggy was smoking Scooby Dooby Doobies the entire time. The Mystery Machine could have run out of gas with wolves circling it and all Shaggy could say was “Like, oh man, you guys, I go really go for some Scooby Snacks right now.” Cartoons taught that marijuana could make dog food your food of choice. Don't do it!!!!

It was these kinds of messages that made us who we are today, people. Cartoons taught us that when you are knocked down, learn from your mistakes and take another swing at it tomorrow. The morals we learned in cartoons helped us survive the Hell that was high school, and I'm only half-joking. If it wasn't for the happy go lucky attitude cartoons instilled in us at a tender age, I don't think half of us would have made it this far. But we have guys. We made it through the woods, we've dodged the anvil and most importantly, we graduated from the high school. Congratulations, guys, you've earned it! Thank you!
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IronBroFst Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible, just incredible. That speech opened up my eyes to the way I saw cartoons, (maybe not the more newer cartoons like, some of the stuff on cartoon network, but still) When I heard you talk about the obstacles like the anvil and the woods, when I heard you speak of the morals that those cartoons instilled in our minds, when I heard you do that iconic Shaggy impression, I could hear the national anthem being played in the background, you are up there with the greats, I tip my hat to you sir
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Secretsister16 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Artist
Your so funny XD
And sounded JUST like shaggy I was like :rofl:
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A-Shot-in-the-Dark Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
woooooooooot rep EAST
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
YEA BOI. Took me a while to find out who you were, haha. I'm blind, apparently : P Nice to hear from ya!
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krourou2 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! And way too funny. Reminds me of Dane Cook; original and fresh, unlike a few older comedians.
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Rutares Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
@05:18I laughed SO hard. Oh man, that was gold. ♥ Fantastic speech!
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
@05:18thanks a lot! :)
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
@05:18This is one of the best speeches i've ever heard, no seriously)
It made my day, thanks.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
@05:18wow, I'm glad you liked it so much! Thank YOU!
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
@05:18You're welcome)
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MaiDair Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
I hope I am not bothering you with this newb of a question, but, how were you able to get videos onto DA?
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
no worries! You have to submit an application to be accepted into the dA film-making ranks. Look it up in the "Help" section on dA.
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MaiDair Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
*nodnod.write this down ina a notebook.adjusts glasses* I see. well thank you. I'll try and see if they allow me to upload a video |D;;
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Best of luck!
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MaiDair Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
thanks!
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KaijahM Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
@05:18I love you man for your amazing speach. As for most of our high schools, people would have thrown you out off the stage or make an uproar. But I would love to pay you to come and speak for us, because my class is sadly not a very promising group of individuals. And yes, we all miss our saturday morning cartoons. Thank you for that pleasing speach, and I hope you enjoy your time in the real world as much as you did on that stage. Become a comedian already, okay?

- Some creepy kid.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
@05:18Thank you! Hey, if you want to raise funds to get me to come and speak at your graduation, I'd be more than willing. I'm honored, even if you weren't serious about that, hehe.

One can only hope I'll enjoy the rest of my life as much as this moment. Being elected Class Speaker was one of the coolest moments of my life.
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DevilHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
@05:18*clapclap* Yay! XD Very, VERY late congrats...you left high school as soon as I entered XD Awesome speech, man.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
@05:18thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! And nice comments are never late :)
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IHamby Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:03Wow, you sounded exactly like Shaggy doing that impression. :clap:

You must have a lot of practice with voice acting; which is why I come to you today. :sherlock:

I might (keyword: might) be making animations for a tournament I'm in. And, I'm hoping that you'll be willing to lend your talent.

Please note me if you want to hear more. :eager:
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
@04:03why thanks!

As for voicing in an animation, it depends on when it's going on, because I'm really busy at the moment. Not to sound rude, but school kinda comes first, you know?
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IHamby Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I understand perfectly.

Well, I hope we can work something out.
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K-Lynnette Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
LOLWOW LAME.
for some reason, DA told me the first comment didn't go through, so I did it over. I AM WIN, YES?
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I shall treasure those repetitions for the rest of my life. You almost had it word-for-word the second time!

I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! aAkes me feel good to entertain so thoroughly :)
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K-Lynnette Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
ee x3

my memory is pretty good as far as text goes. lD I was GONNA type the same thing exactly, but I felt too lazy hahaha
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K-Lynnette Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I'm going to watch this whenever I feel down from now on XD

Aside from the fact that this whole thing was RADICAL and you'd go far as a stand-up comedian...

I fucking loved your shaggy impression lD

I LAUGHED SO HARD.
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K-Lynnette Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
@05:18oh god. I can't believe I haven't watched this til now lDDDD

aside from the fact that the entire thing was awesome and you would go far as a stand-up comedian...

I fucking love your shaggy impression to DEATH.

I LAUGHED SO HARD.

it is science, I'm going to watch this whenever I feel down from now on lDDD
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YuYuKami Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
@05:18This was awesome. I might be able to play in my band in front of 700+ But I can barely talk to 10. I love the fact you put on a top hat and your jokes rocked.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
@05:18oh yes, I'd been wearing that top hat for roughly two years. Kind of my trademark at my high school :)
Glad you enjoyed it!
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Zanyathedemon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
@05:18that was hilarious
you scared me by imitating shaggy...like...really
and i must say it...YOU LOOKED LIEK A PREIST!
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
@05:18heh, thanks.
Does that mean it was good or just terrifying?
Yes, well, that's what graduation robes do to ya. Unavoidable, really.
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Zanyathedemon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
it means it was terrifyingly good...like... for a moment, i thought you voiced-acted him...
and...graduation robes scare me from now on
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MaiDair Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
@00:03*claps* BRAVO BRAVO you did an excellent job with the speech and the Shaggy impression
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
@00:03thanks!
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zachblack Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Artist
@05:18man after that i could really go for some scooby snacks :B
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Allysdelta Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009   General Artist
Can I express relief to finally hear a graduation speech that does NOT quote Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go? It's nice to hear something with a bit more creativity.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
roflmao, I know exactly what you mean! They pulled that stunt at my brother's graduation. Thank goodness my class escaped unscathed.
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Allysdelta Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009   General Artist
Whoa, so that cursed affliction is not exclusive to California.... Wow. Maybe we should use your own speech as a sort of vaccine...
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
quick, synthesize it and distribute it amongst the West Coast! I'll do the East!
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Wowey Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
@05:18I think every class speaker speech makes at least one remark that makes fun of a fellow classmate (lightheartedly, of course) and yours was no exception.

However, unlike most selected speakers at graduations, you did do something different - you were hilarious (and wore a top hat). And yet, in your comedy routine, you hid a very important bit of inspiration: there is always something in life that can help us get through - even if it's just cartoons.

I think the fact that you tackled a subject that is seen as taboo and silly to most High Schoolers is the best part of your speech. You reminded your class that childhood was important - there are always lessons to be learned from it.

And you reminded them all that drugs are bad - that was hilarious, and I think your Shaggy voice certainly topped off your speech quite nicely.

Your genuine emotions and elastic expressions contributed wonderfully to your speech - I could tell you cared about your topic, as well as the class you were talking to.

Your personality shines through in this - I hope it gave your class encouragement for the road ahead, and I wish you luck on your future endeavors. As for this, you did amazingly. :)
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
...wow. This is the kind of comment that makes me so happy that I can share my work with the world. Thank you so much for your kind words, and I'm glad that you took the time out of your day to think about everything I said in my speech. :)
Yeah, I couldn't resist taking a shot at her, but as you say, it's almost expected, non?
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Wowey Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
You're very welcome - your speech was magnificent, and I felt like you deserved to know that it was. I know people often don't get the encouragement they need, so I try to help out in that aspect.

It takes a lot of courage to share work with people because you never quite know how they will accept it. I applaud you on having that courage.:)

And there was plenty to think about in your speech - that's what made it special.

...I probably would have taken a shot at her as well, seeing as I loath Hannah Montana and all it stands for.
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AfroEnigma Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@05:18That was awesome man!
I could never stand up in front of people like that and make a speech of such a high standard(I could probably make a decent script, but I'm just too damn shy).
Well done man! Well done.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
thank you so much! I have to be honest, I've never spoken in front of 500+ people before, and my knees were knocking for the first 30 seconds, but after that, it got sooo much easier, hehe.
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this! :clap: You did fantastic--I'm impressed by how confident you were. ^^
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it then and now :D
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:] It wouldn't have been the same graduation without your speech, and no I don't say that because you're my friend, either. :XD: Something would seriously have been lacking if you didn't speak.
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Obtio81 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
@05:18Liek Zoinks Guys I could go for a scooby snack man! lulzXD Nice...
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Aldeios Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
@01:29to be quite honest i was waiting for the classic "Welcome to my Parlor said the spider to the fly" or something else Badass that Black Ace has ever said. but still you have a talent in voice acting my friend and may it take you places.
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TheSkark Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
@01:29haha, no ine at school would've gotten it, except two people (my bestestest friends)
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