Second Crimean War # 146

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The Doodler
23rd May 2011, 11:20 AM

This is late because I was busy reading "The Return: Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev" by Daniel Treisman. It's pretty awesome. If you give the tiniest flip about Russia, or how the economy, corruption, and popular opinion affect governments, or how media portrayal of various events can end up biased, go out and get this book. To top it off, the guy has a fantastically entertaining writing style. (And it turned out to be a surprisingly good source for research for this comic. Yay!)

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Julia Soulber
23rd May 2011, 2:01 PM

beautiful artwork!

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Spinnerlink
24th May 2011, 8:31 PM

found this by the random button, In fire emblem, there is a contry named crimea. I thought this was going to be comic about that. does it have anything to do with it? Like does it take place in the far future?

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The Doodler
24th May 2011, 8:55 PM

Nah, sorry, never played it. It's about the real-world Crimea in Eastern Europe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimea). It's a peninsula in the Black Sea, and it's owned by Ukraine. (The title's a play on the real Crimean War in the 1800s.) And nah, it's set in a alternate history 1995 that's only slightly different than the real 1995. Sorry if you were expecting Fire Emblem...

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Spinnerlink
25th May 2011, 5:51 AM

eh, it does not matter. the art is nice. It actualy looks like a area from the game. the same country that went to war with crimea.

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The Doodler
25th May 2011, 1:47 PM

Well, thanks. Maybe the people who made the game were inspired by the real place?

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Spinnerlink
25th May 2011, 4:13 PM

in case you want to know:

http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Crimea

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The Doodler
25th May 2011, 7:24 PM

Huh, that's pretty neat. Maybe they were. The Fire Emblem one used to be part of an empire and everything...

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Gelegenheitsleser
26th May 2011, 11:46 AM

Thanks for the book tip, I may read it... if it's translated to German. Which is probable.

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The Doodler
26th May 2011, 3:58 PM

Cool. :) Hope you can find it.

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