Despite a lack of traditional drawing talent, Reddit-user Streamcipher has crafted a touching flipbook gift for girlfriend Emma, who's birthday is this Wednesday.

In the video, which moves from frame-to-frame at a slower rate than flip books typically do, he has the two lovebirds engaging in an epic battle against vines. Streamchipher said he used vines because they are "a convenient metaphor for something trying to keep two people apart." (Of course they are also very easy to draw.)

Watch the creative and surprisingly captivating gift below.

[via Geekosystem and Reddit]