Hey, it's have been a while I didn't post any comic here!
All the names are true: in Polish, you say "Rugia", "Wirtembergia", "Dynaburg", "Norymberga"... Almost every /y/ sound in the city names is rendered differentely.
I sounds /i/, U sounds /u/, Y sounds /ɨ/ and O sounds /ɔ/.
Edit: the comic is marked Berndmade but I did it by myself...?
And Spain can into ü too – e.g. pingüino (penguin)
Oddly, France can into ü - caphernaüm, iirc.
Thank you very much! I'm very pleased :)
For the side note, I will trust you, since I see by your flair that you are the original Poland. Thanks for precising!
Hurray me it's being back from the dead am I still relevant
Does this comic seem familiar? Well it's my highest scoring comic ever in a contest, or not, I could be wrong, it did pretty good.
The closest thing I can come to from "948794狂" Is "You fucking idiot why did you do that you maniac"
Lemme just page u/White_Null
Fourth in land
The CIA are currently rubbing their hands in glee. Their Factbook plan worked.
the best part of eurovision is when europe lost
The spanish narrators were great, when United Kingdom gave their 12 points to Austria the guy said something about how britain allways treats well her colonies, lol.
Eesti should have won. ;___;
Context: Portugal won Eurovision contest last year but yesterday got the last place, lol. Unfortunately an absolute disgrace won, I blame mossad.
EDIT: The "participant award" is of course a reference to famous /u/FVBLT's comic "Portugal."
Hello, Israeli here!
First off, about the chicken noises. We Israelis also made a big bunch of jokes about it, although there is a real explanation behind it: In an interview, Netta Barzilai, singer of the song TOY and Israel's contestant in the 2018 Eurovision, said that she was bullied in her school years, and calling people a "chicken" while doing that move and making chicken noises is pretty common for bullies (At least in Israel, Idk about other countries).
Secondly, the song. I, personally, hate it and I actually preferred one of the other contestants to represent Israel in the Eurovision (We have a singing contest on TV, and the winner gets sent to the Eurovision the next year).
To sum it all up, I think they could have chosen a much better song, and not "Bwak bwak, I'm not a man's property, bwak", and if I'll hear it again I'll probably lose my last drop of sanity after hearing this crappy song about a million times.
Don't forget the many German medical terms in Japanese.
Oh, and attack names in manga.
Reuploaded with china fixed. Symbol is of the "Tang" dynasty, aka 8th century china, which is the earliest record of "Japanese" being written, being almost identical to Chinese.
Chinese has also borrowed the words for “moe” and “otaku”.
Truly the most important contributions
Watashi am special?
knowing polandball, i was expecting something ominous at the end with the sunset
Is this referencing Don Ritchie, the bloke who lived near The Gap (a popular suicide spot in Sydney) and saved at least 160 people from killing themselves by striking up a conversation and inviting them to his place for a cup of tea and a chat?
The question is, where did the tea go, hmm?
Anyway, I've always wanted to make a wholesome comic, so here it is. It is based on an imgur post I saw about probably a month ago of an Australian man (Don Ritchie) preventing people from committing suicide by jumping off the cliff near his house, by inviting them over to his house for some tea. It took me a while to come up with the dialogue, so forgive my garbage writing.
well, the sun set on the empire where the sun never sets. So there's that.
I’m an American and I don’t understand how people have issues with these.
Yield to people already inside the circle, and once you’re inside don’t stop.
British road system stronk!
Just don't ask why we drive on the left...
I've seen a driver, a bicyclist, and an ambulance go the wrong way around them. Not simultaneously, but that would be awesome/terrifying.
You'd think America could deal with circles better since most people there are shaped like one.
I didn't know Bulgaria could afford two black guys! They really used those eurofunds, didn't they?
I'm so glad got in, btw.
Jokes on you, Ireland is back on top now that we're hip with the gay folk
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Wow, what a tremendously beautiful comic! Well done, you two! I love how Germany's GDR memories are stored in a specialized brain partition... and how the color scheme changes to a depressing gray filter during the flashback to communist times!
Background gags that I found and recognized:
A ridiculous Balkan sandcastle war, started between Albania and Serbia. Slovenia is absent, while Montenegro sleeps through the whole event.
Netherlands is falling into a hole (that I guess was dug by German tourists?).
Poland's communist emblem also being upside-down (and thus, very gracefully, in the genital area).
The Soviet Union has a lot of skeletons in the closet. Literally.
Communist agriculture is plagued by the potato beetle (?).
The sun is slurping delicious hygrogen (and is littering oxygen?).
Hungary has a paprika beach towel.
This is collaboration between me and /u/Hinadira. In contrast to her collabs with /u/selenocystein this time it was both me and her that did both the script and the drawings!
Most of countryballs were made by moi, but it wouldn't be a Hina's comic if she didn't hide some easter eggs all over the comic. Try to find all of them!
Eh, I did just some backgrounds.
The comic is inspired by Eastern Germany being really into nudism.
Also in the commie times Eastern Germany and Poland didn't really liked another. In fact, their leaders absolutely hated each other. But in the 70' there were a leadership change, and for the first time since the WWII populations of two nations could visit each other. German tourists used this opportunity to visit land they were expelled just ~20 years earlier.
Ah, and if anyone is interested: Work Images
Hey, nice to see you here!
Don't worry, I am still going to do our collab. The background is going to take the most of the time though.
For another gag there is USSR rejecting Bulgarias offering. Bulgaria wanted to join Soviet Union as one of the Soviet Socialist Republics, but was always rejected.
That's good and all but why do they need antennas to watch? They are of already... satellites.
Today's the day!
In honor of Eurovision starting, here's my entry for the "Red Flags, Black Bars" contest that got me 10th place
Eurovision Song Context: Inspired by the documentary
Because the pesky Euros won’t let them into broadcast, so they have to steal the signal off of Euro satellites.
Not defending communism or anything but looking at the sun is objectively bad for your eyes.
My entry for the Red Flags, Black Bars contest, which landed me in the top 10, which ain't half bad.
but objectively, yeah
Oh my a mod being told off by a mod on what to do! You don't see this everyday now, do you?