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Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2014 - 05:01am PT


Cold but heating up

Russia has no policy for personal space.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 03:32pm PT


Sheep are Cute

In case you havenít seen the parents before http://humoncomics.com/naked-sheep
And Sweden is referring to this http://humoncomics.com/making-friends

This is another one of those ďbeen lying around foreverĒ comics, because itís amazingly stupid.
New South Wales is Australia's most populous state, so the idea that New South Wales is the offspring of New Zealand and Wales is purely based on the name. :-D
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2014 - 07:13am PT


National Personifications


First, letís make this clear: I did not make any of these up. They are all old national personifications of countries that I just re-drew.

I wanted to see what they looked like next to each other.
:D

From left to right:
Lady of the Mountains (Iceland)
Ola Nordmann (Norway)
Holger the Dane (Denmark)
Mother Svea (Sweden)
Finnish Maiden (Finland)
Adelita (Mexico)
Uncle Sam (USA)
Mother Canada (Canada)
Jock Tamson (Scotland)
Kathleen Ni Houlihan (Ireland)
John Bull (England)
Dame Wales (Wales)

I tried to give them individual personalities as I see them from their pictures. :)

Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2014 - 06:48pm PT


Hurry hurry hurry


Denmark was well aware that it didn't have the military power to fight the Nazis, so the plan was to surrender and cooperate with them. However, they also knew what the Nazis did to Jews, so when reports came in that the Nazis were on their way the Danish government immediately got hold of 99% of Danish Jews and shipped them off to neutral Sweden in the dead of night.
(Unlike in this comic though, the Jews knew where they were going and why)

This of course also means the Jewish community in Denmark is pretty small today.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2014 - 02:48pm PT


Iceland ain't right


During a volcanic eruption in 1973 on Iceland the lava started flowing towards a harbor. Fishing was responsible for almost all of Iceland's income, so to save the harbor they decided to try and control the lava flow's path by pouring water on it. Day and night they pumped water from the sea on it and ran back and forth across the still not quite cooled lava, melting the soles under their shoes. The plan worked, and the harbor was saved.

In other words, Icelanders can walk on lava and control it's flow. I'm telling ya', that just ain't right!

And to my supporters: Go suggest things for me to make comics about here http://satwcomic.com/supporter I'm only listening to you guys now, so you hold all the power in your hands!
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2014 - 04:17am PT


Swedish Army


There's a story going around that small breasted women who join the Swedish army are offered the choice of free breast implants. They're also advised to gain a little weights, all intended to make them look bigger, more butch, and matronly. In other words, big breasts are scary. :fear:

You can get a Sister Sweden poster now here http://satwcomic.com/shop/bend-over-poster The poster has been selling a lot better than I thought it would. You naughty people. ;)
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2014 - 08:35am PT


King Europe

Because Europe is America's biggest bitch. :XD:

Seriously, I've asked around, and quite a few europeans feel this way about America.
mouse from merced

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Mar 16, 2014 - 03:52pm PT
Did you quit smoking, Lollie, or is that nita?
CHANTIXģ (varenicline)

We don't care how Eurpeens see us, as appearances are so deceiving.

"...without the magic of its art, storytelling is as a window without a view, love without recompense."--Erskine Caldwell, Am. author

Keep rockin' our boat, sister!

I "heart" your vision. :0)

Srbphoto

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Kennewick wa
Mar 17, 2014 - 12:14am PT
if I ever get kicked off Supertopo, I am definitely coming back as Jock Tamson.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 04:29am PT
I quit smoking, Mouse. Coloured my hair. Bought sunglasses on Brick Lane, London.
Keep your fingers crossed, ain't there yet. Took a cigarette in my dream tonight.


Who's that, sbrphoto?
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 04:35am PT


Smile for the camera

England is either one of the most surveillanced countries in the world, or THE most surveillanced county depending on who you're talking to.

Either way, England sure loves to see himself on camera.
Srbphoto

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Kennewick wa
Mar 17, 2014 - 10:11am PT
Jock is the National Personification of Scotland listed above.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
LOL. Yes, of course.
You know, I had my mind totally elsewhere.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2014 - 03:14pm PT


Multi Language

I was highly amused when an American told me he wanted to be more worldly by leaning languages and listed Irish as one of them. I know there's a few words that's different, but it still sounded funny.

EDIT: Okay so he probably meant Irish Gaelic, but then say Irish Gaelic. You'd be surprised by how little I know about languages so it helps to be specific. ;)
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 18, 2014 - 03:33pm PT
Celtics vs. Aryans, ESPN 18, ten o'clock, brought to you by the makers of English Provender Lemon Curd.

Now say it really, really fast in Latin American Spanish, which is equally not real.



Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 03:53pm PT


Big Brother Sweden

I've often heard Swedes say this, and the other Nordics have very different reactions to it.
Not sure how most Norwegians feel about it, but the few I've heard comment on it seemed to be okay with it.
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2014 - 02:43pm PT


Australian Princess

While drawing this a program about the royal wedding between the Danish crown prince Frederik and the Australian Mary started on TV. :)

Mary have become a very beloved princess in Denmark. Unlike the French guy our queen Margrethe married, Mary was very quick to learn Danish and she just overall seems like a really nice lady.

It may seem like a weird mix to have Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Netherlands together, thatís because those four royal families usually hang out together.

Denmark crying at the end is also a reference to the wedding, where prince Frederik started crying like baby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL9ZlVwgnUU (And her father was wearing an awesome kilt!) :D
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 20, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
Tremendous music in the video...and just enough cameras, too.

And NOT ONE stereotype!

Much better than the last British royal wedding. Seriously. :0)
Lollie

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2014 - 06:09am PT
Did you watch the British wedding?



METAL

Originally it was just about music and Sweden was dressed up for pop, but it then turned into a comic about the famous Scandinavian metal scene.

Norway, Sweden and Finland are known for metal, while Denmark is better known for rock.

Iceland is of course dressed up as BjŲrk. :-D

Oh, and Finland has that weird reddish skin-colour because a lot of the Finnish metal and rock bands Iíve seen are painted in some way.
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 21, 2014 - 08:23am PT
Kate is the Great White Hope of the UK. Of course I watched--every round.

I missed the whole Henry vs. Boleyn shindig, though.
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