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Torino, February 13th, 2017, 9:09 pm ( Reply )

Welcome to 2017, Southern Cross! - Sometimes I'm amazed this comic is still running haha. Its the first update of 2017!
Anyway the valentines special i did back in 2013 was one of the most fun things I've drawn for the comic and I wanted to do another one some time and never really got the chance, half cos of time and half cos I didn't really know what to draw. Luckily for me, I discovered its actually possible to make a vaguely educational valentines episode for this comic.

Melbourne's fangirls from the 2cities arc are back - and they're also right, it's true that many of the miners became so wealthy during this period that they were able to splurge ridiculous amounts on Valentines gifts to send home. Apparently the preferred gift was a ludicrously decorated silk pillow. I couldn't find any pics of these, but I did find pics of the ones in France which they were apparently similar to. It 's said that the Australian ones in particular featured a lot of seashells as well.

There were apparently much more elaborate gifts sent, such as taxidermied birds, which is not exactly romantic in my opinion.

As for the city identity of those fangirls, I still haven't formerly decided. Maybe they're french.

I hope to have more updates in the coming months so keep on checking back.

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posted by Mastakazam (Guest) on February 15th, 2017, 2:34 am

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posted by Melody (Guest) on February 15th, 2017, 4:46 pm

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I still want to know who Perth would send a Valentine to. The Avatar of Singapore?

posted by Welsh Rat (Guest) on February 17th, 2017, 3:21 pm

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Part of me: Aww how sweet and platonic

Other part of me: YAOI YAOI YAOI

First part: Stfu.

posted by Yanderelaide (Guest) on February 24th, 2017, 4:10 am

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@Yanderelaide: I'm not sure if you know what 'platonic' means because there's definitely no room for debate that Mel has had a crush on Sydney for over a century, except he treats it with all the maturity of a kid on the playground confused about his feelings even in modern times. (Hobart seems to too although it gets considerably less attention)
my headcanon is that, smooth as he acts, Syd's thicker than a sack of bricks and has no idea either of them like him. In fact I can definitely see him having a crush on Mel but never acting on it due to thinking Mel really does just think he's a 'big stupid git' lol.

posted by Shale (Guest) on February 24th, 2017, 7:37 pm

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@Shale: Sorry, due to all of todays coverage of love, its just a little uncommon to come across a love arc or story between adults that does not immediately default to scandle or the wobbling of appendages. Still, i can so picture Canberra being the priest at the wedding. Declaring a 'merger' :D. Brisbane being Sydney's best man (or best woman in this case) and Adelaide telling Melbourne to man up so all the ceremony wouldn't go to waste.

alternatively as a ship, Adelaide X Austin (the one in Texas) would be definitively cute due to both being somewhat culturally country. Adelaide has food wine and music such as Barossa and the fringe plus numerous events from tour down under to retro car parades. Austin being a music and restaurant centre (both a centre for american country cuisine and music, such as 6th street and such). Perhaps a whimsical american country boy could charm the sophisticated lady of the South Straya. :D

posted by Yanderelaide (Guest) on March 3rd, 2017, 2:45 am

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Ahh, this really made me smile. Tsundere love stories warm my heart, and sending fancy gifts anonymously especially.
At least Mel didn't leave it on the porch and ring the bell and run away as someone who's definitely not me might have done to someone once xp
Also, I enjoy Bri's commentary. Especially the "garish cushion" bit.

posted by L (Guest) on March 12th, 2017, 1:03 am

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omgomg i ship it

posted by pag (Guest) on March 12th, 2017, 7:29 pm

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*clenches fist* The valentine specials... They always deliver that sweet Syd/Mel... <3

posted by Yulia (Guest) on April 10th, 2017, 4:26 am

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Hey Brizzy- check the postmark! XD

posted by SisterKyoya on May 24th, 2017, 9:44 am

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