Second Crimean War #319

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The Doodler
20th Oct 2014, 10:21 PM

The argument goes on. (By the way, the flag in the bottom right corner of the last panel is the UPA flag.)

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Tantz Aerine
21st Oct 2014, 4:20 PM

I just love the expressions in this one! I really should make a scene like that in WM. THough that would be in the black market. Heh heh heh. Excellent work as always!

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The Doodler
23rd Oct 2014, 10:52 AM

I guess most political debates boil down to that: "This new thing is bad and we should stop it!", "This new thing is good and we should support it!" or "...it doesn't matter what we do."

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AmeliaP
5th Nov 2017, 1:45 PM

It's interesting they use the word "grandma', "grandpa" and "granddaughter" referring to strangers. Or is it a thing from the old days?

(I'm asking it because it gives an impression of a unit over the Ukrainian nation, having people seeing each other as One.).

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The Doodler
7th Nov 2017, 11:37 AM

More "the old days." In English, at least, it can have a slightly more traditional/old-fashioned feel, which is kind of what the small farming towns are as opposed to the big cities. That's Yana's home and circumstances have sent her back to a similar place, so...
Plus, kinship terms with non-family can be a kind of casual friendly respect in a lot of places -- "aunts" and "uncles" in the Southern US and Myanmar. Overally, it's basically how Yana interacts with strangers in general, especially older people -- she's very respectful and also very informal.

It's not, fyi, a badge of ethnic identity, at least in her case -- she'd call someone of any ethnic background that. But beyond that I don't wanna go too much into Yana's sense of group/national/ethnic identity, since it's kind of a big deal and unfolds over the course of the comic...

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AmeliaP
7th Nov 2017, 2:31 PM

Thank you for explaining it! It's always super duper to know more about other cultures!

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