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Time for something different, time for some story-line/character trivia. 


1. Emperor Jervis Vaucluse is from District 3 (Which is based on a scaled down Australia), but he speaks with a sort of Russian Accent (Think Viktor Reznov).

2. The Korean and Vietnam Wars never took place. The only large scale conflicts of the 20th century were the Montserratian Civil War (January - July 1920), the Fools War (1941-1945), and the Great Middle Island Civil War (1960-1964). 

3. The Flagship of the Free People's Navy is a 388 meter long monster battleship, the HMMS Honiara.

4. The Capital City of Jarvis Town is 98% Art Deco, as the Nationalists rebuilt the entire city from scratch as part of their "Liberal Cleansing" Project; where all the Liberal-Era buildings etc were in some way disposed of. Buildings etc from the Republican Era were retained. 

5. The rubble from the city-wide demolition project was crushed/pulverised and then dumped west of District 3 to form the Randomville Island Chain.


6. Montserrat's two national anthems are based on Japan's and the Soviet Unions. 

7. Jarvis Town's largest inner-city area is Sydney, better known as "The Hub"; as this is where all the main tourist attractions, civilian-armed forces bases, government buildings, commercial facilities and factories are located. 

8. Jarvis Town's second largest inner-city area is Melbourne, but was renamed to Centerville in 1967 due to public demand. Melbourne was abandoned by its inhabitants in 1965 (for reasons that are happening in real life). It got the nickname "Centerville" from an old statement made by one of Jervis's closest friends: "This ville is the center of District 3's trouble-making problems!" Centerville remains abandoned to this day, and is now a haven for graffiti vandals and Airsoft Teams.

9. Montserrat has a civilian-based defence policy, so its not uncommon to see people picnicking on Army Base lawns or to see tanks in backyards, or even AA guns fitted to the roofs of large buildings. 


10. Patriotism is a major following in Montserrat, and the national colours (Blue, White, and Red) are painted on every large round structure, be it chimneys, silos, storage tanks etc, even lamp posts are adorned with the National Colours.


11. LGBT Rights are not recognised by the Nationalist government due to issues pertaining to the old Liberal Government, but men and women have the same rights. 


12. Montserrat's most loved sport is rugby, but they refuse to take part in the World Cup as they are capable of beating anyone they play. So instead, they host the World Cup. Current Champions (2015) are Japan. 



13. Gatcombe wears an odd looking body armour, which was what he designed and wore during the Nationalist Revolution (Feb 11 1917- Jan 14 1920).


14. Crowley Mortlake and his brother Fenwick are Montserrat's sole demolition experts. However, they are sometimes called abroad to deal with large scale demo projects due to their good reputation. Demolition of buildings in Jarvis Town is forbidden due to a protection order to preserve the Post Civil War legacy of the Capital City.

15. The only shipbreaking yards in the world are located in Montserrat, and are owned by Henry and Samuel Ludlam, the world's most powerful scrap metal tycoons. Their biggest yard is located in the muddy banks off Mackay.

16. Montserrat celebrates 100 Years of Freedom under the Nationalist Government in July 2020.

17. Liptrap drinks 2 bottles of brandy a day. He passes out before he can get to the 3rd bottle.


18. The accent spoken by Queenslanders (The very same accents as the real life Queensland Accent) is called the "Cape York" Accent.

19. Sir Hastings Rothman, aka "The Brutalist", is the strongest man in the world, and holds several wrestling and boxing titles, and remains undefeated.


20. Montserrat's smallest inhabitant (And the smallest person in the world) is Tiny Tim, who is no bigger than an average sized dustbin.


21. Kelly Wright (16) is the world's best female surfer. This is from having originated from Tynemouth, which is District 4's prime surfing location. 


22. The most widespread weapon is not the AK-47, but the much loved SKS, which Montserrat exported to all of its Allied Nations, although other favorites include the FN FAL and the FG-42.


23. Fincastle, a member of the Microscopics (Founded by Tiny Tim in 1917 during the Revolution) is referred to as the "Walking Arsenal" due to the insane number of weapons he can carry on him. His other nickname is the "Walking Bomb", due to his destructive nature and insane amount of explosives he carries. Single handed, he can level an entire neighbourhood if not an entire city.  


24. Constance Pyestock (16), is the prettiest girl in the world. She was also the youngest volunteer to see action during the Montserratian Civil War. 

25. Sir Naseby Heathcliff, the most decorated Montserratian Civil War Veteran, is one of 18 famous brothers from District 2 (Based on a scaled down version of New Zealand.)

26. Montserrat's strongest allies are Japan, South China Island, Great Middle Island, Gildica, and Tompkins Island. 

27. The only crimes in Montserrat are Vandalism and Drug Abuse. 


28. Montserrat prevented herself from being bashed by animal activists for keeping captive dolphins at its famous Marineland Complex in The Hub by breeding rescued dolphins who could not be released back into the sea due to their injuries. Plus; the dolphin pools at Marineland are extremely large in order to give the dolphins more freedom. Marineland is Constance's favourite place in town, and therefore she is a volunteer there. 


29. Montserrat is home to the Nightriders, the world's No.1 Heavy Metal Band. 

30. Montserrat is a nuclear armed; although their weapons are hypothetically designed not to give off radiation, and these bombs are mostly kept in reserve to keep more the smaller (Montserrat is the largest nation in the world) inferior trouble making nations at bay.


30. The Space Race was not a priority for the Montserratian Government, so no moon landings ever took place. Cape Canaveral is also not a space center, but rather a large missile base for the Free People's Air Force. Nuclear and Conventional Missiles are stored and launched here from massive underground silos. The only space center in Montserrat is the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Monsterrat's 3rd largest city, Motherland City (Based on a scaled down version of Russia), but this spaceport is only used to send astronauts into space to carry out maintenance to satellites and the Hubble Telescope. Montserrat has no interest in going Mars or the Moon.

31. The sky above Veskus Island (Montserrat's second largest city) is turquoise/aquamarine during the day, and dark red at night. This phenomenon remains unexplained. 


32. Brown's Candy is the Montserratian version of Wonka Candy, but will give Wonka a run for its money. 


33. Communism was a short lived ideology. 


34. Every year on January 15 (The anniversary of the start of the Montserratian Civil War), Leaders of the Allied Powers arrive by warship in Jarvis Town to discuss politics, exchange weapons and technology, and their armed forces take part in joint liver fire exercises. 


35. If found guilty of a federal offence, in accordance with party tradition, your punishment is to be carried out either immediately or as soon as possible. 


36. In Montserratian Courts, the jury has the final say rather than the judge or magistrate. Montserrat's primary court is the Jarvis Town High Court of the People, located in The Hub. 


37. Constance Pyestock is the world's best female swimmer, holding several records that remain unbeaten. 

38.Foulness Island, located in District 4, is known for its ceaseless gunfights between two warring Brotherhoods trying to claim control over the island. They are the white clothed Maplin Brotherhood, and the blue clothed Ridgemarsh Brotherhood. A similar conflict can be observed in District 4's Northumberland County by warring factions on Brownsman and Staple Islands. The Free People's Coast Guard has to put up with countless missions to recover injured men from both islands. Foulness is connected to the mainland by a mudwalk called the "Broomway"; a foggy and dangerous walk where the remains of ships and the Maplin Sands Lighthouse can be observed. Despite its dangerous reputation, there is no risk of being harmed by any of the two warring brotherhoods on the island, as they tend to avoid this area. 


38. Kingston Upon Hull was flooded out in 1951 due to a messed up drainage system put together by the former Liberal Government. The local factories salvaged what they could and re-opened in nearby Sculcoates. Hull remains flooded as a testament as to how bad the Liberal Government actually was. 


39. Montserrat was the first nation with an aircraft carrier and a guided missile cruiser. 


40. Earth Hour is considered unimportant by the Montserratian Government, so in an act of defiance, Montserrat and her allies increase the power output of their power stations, factories, and set lights to their maximum brightness just to tick of the smaller lesser nations who believe in it. Climate Change is not a real thing (And I seriously doubt that it even exists, and the proof is in the Bible.), and Montserrat and her allies refuse to acknowledge it. Protests by Greenpeace and Climate Camp have all being thwarted by soldiers from the Free People's Army. 


41. In real life, the Australian Government proposed to build a Nuclear Power Station at Jervis Bay, but this did not happen. In Montserrat however, the power station was built (It commenced operation in 1953), and uses Nuclear Fusion Power, which was invented in District 1, several centuries ahead of its time.


42. The Largest Nuclear Fusion Power Station is located on Five Mile Island in the Randomville Island Chain, and powers most of the smaller islands in the area via the world's longest submarine cable. The largest conventional power station is also located nearby at Morant Point, which has the longest chimney in the world. 


That's all for now. 
First it was David Bowie in January, then Glen Frey a few months later, and then it was Prince a few months after that, and now George Michael.....I am speechless.
  • Listening to: George Michael & Aretha Franklin, I Knew You Were
No, I haven't forgotten about the Centerville Rescue Comic. ;) 

Now, Centerville and Spooktown (Orlando Grove) are not the only abandoned areas in Montserrat's giant capital city of Jarvis Town. There are several other areas that have been abandoned by the locals, and most of these are considered spooky. 

1. The Cape Fear River. 

During the Montserratian Civil War (15 January - 4 July 1920); the Liberals and the District 8 Nationalist Rebels (The Southern Forces called themselves the Confederates) led by General Roanoke, clashed for control over the Cape Fear River, at that time a vital shipping route for both sides. After 2 days of fighting, the Nationalists gained control over the river, allowing reinforcements to come in and assist the fight to take Wilmington. District 8 was still locked in battle by the time the Nationalists had raised their flag above the Presidential Palace in Sydney on the morning of July 4 1920, effectively ending the war. After the war, the Cape Fear River lost its importance, and instead became a nasty headache for even the most experienced ship captains. Constant storms and rough waters hampered both sides during the war, and was still a negative on the sailors afterwards. In 1931, after the loss of over 80 ships, the waterway was shut down: the wharves were shuttered, the navigation lights were snuffed out, and the entire area was vacated, including the expensive chemical works near Price's Creek which was not even a few years old. The abandoned waterway was eventually utilized by a lot of outlaws during the 1930's Civil Disturbances; but the Free People's Coast Guard were quick to catch on their trail. Afterwards, the authorities decided it was time block the river off. Several foreign navy submarines, originally destined for the scrapyard, were purchased by the Coast Guard and then placed at both entry points to the Cape Fear River to act sort of like blockade ships. However, these subs eventually met the fate that originally due to them; they were subsequently cut up by metal thieves (Known as "Metal Fairies" in Districts 1, 4, 5, and 7) and ametur scrap dealers. The Cape Fear River remains abandoned today, and an eerie darkness has settled over the river as a result. The silhouettes of the abandoned lighthouses and industrial buildings can still be seen across the dark sky. 


2. The Rigolets, Port Ponchartrain

Axl Reigns :iconaxlreigns: 's main character) his brother Rolf Steiner, and their fellow band members are from the New Orleans area, and know this notorious part of Jarvis Town far too well. The Rigolets, a vital waterway during the Civil War, was, like the Cape Fear River, constantly plagued by bad weather. Unable to contend with the bad weather, the people came up with a plan. The Free People's Army Corp of Engineers dredged the Southwest Pass in 1938, but it took longer than expected as the bulk of the Free People's Army Corp of Engineers were up in Great Middle Island extending the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal was built in 1928, but extensions had to be made after it was discovered that Montserrat's humongous battleship, the HMMS Honiara, was too big to traverse the canal, so the FPACE had to widen it in order for the Honiara to fit into it. The Southwest Pass was eventually completed in 1939 (The Fool's War only began in 1941); and the old Rigolets waterway was shut down, along withs two old lighthouses. The Calcasieu River, also plagued by storms and bad weather, was also closed down after the opening of Southwest Pass. The nearby Port Ponchartrain Wharf was also subsequently closed as a result. As per normal, the area was eventually shrouded in what is called "Fright Clouds".


3. Lewes, District 8.

Lewes was once a thriving goods port, and a set of range lights once guarded the port and guided ships into the port. The front tower was built on the end of the breakwater, and the rear tower was built on Green Hill. After a much larger goods port was opened at Cherry Island, the Lewes Port was closed down. Green Hill became nicknamed Lantern Hill as the deactivated light light still glowed a creepy red light amid the "Fright Clouds".


4. Dark Hole East.

Located on the very active Great Lakes, this area, as its name suggests, is extremely dark and eerie. The wharf opened here after the civil war lasted only 5 months, and was closed with immediate effect. Visibility, even with the help of lights on skeleton towers, was almost zero. The abandoned lamp on both towers still glows eerily despite having been snuffed out permanently. 


5. Fog Point, Clay Island. 


Smith Island off the coast of Maryland is home to a fantastic array of activities, although the far end of the island has a really spooky reputation. The area, aptly named Fog Point, is always shrouded in fog, and this actual fog, not the "Fright Clouds" as seen elsewhere. Several skeletons towers of various shapes and sizes, (height inc.) were erected and fitted with different coloured high powered lights that cast their beams through the fog, making things a bit more creepier. A bright lamp was fitted in the lantern room of the old Fog Point Lighthouse, which was built on screw piles off the point. Nearby is Clay Island. An attempt to erect a settlement on the island went tits up after the buildings began to sink into the thick clay-like mud the island is aptly named for. The old lighthouse can still be seen listing to one side having sunk a bit into the mud. Fishing Battery Island, also nearby, is also abandoned but is a popular camping spot, and a simple lamp on a lattice work tower remains in active service.


6. Long Island, Boston/Quincy


Home to a civil war era fortification, the Free People's Air Force set up a missile base on the island during the cold war. The base was abandoned after the cold war ended in 1975 (not 1991/1992 like in reality). Urban explores have confirmed that there still missiles sitting on their launchers since the base was abandoned. However, their warheads have been removed. 

7. Rouleau

Engineers attempted to dredge a shipping lane through Rouleau in 1924, and although they succeeded, the notorious sands in the area had the last laugh. Constant sand movements caused ships to run aground, forcing the government to change their plans, and closed the Rouleau Waterway. 

To be continued....
Ever played NES's 1942? Well for some of you, you might have overlooked something....Remember those planes? 


File:1942 SmallGreen Plane.png = A6M, Ki-43, N1K, Ki-84

File:1942 SmallGreen Prop.png = Nakajima J9Y Kikka

File:1942 SmallGreen Jet.png = J8M Shusui 

File:1942 MedGreen 1P1T.png = D3A, B7A, B5N, B6N


File:1942 MedGreen 2P1T.png = Ki-21, J1N1


File:1942 LargeGreen.png= Mitsubishi G4M 

File:1942 Boss Green.png = Nakajima G10N (Never Built)
This country is falling apart.... day by day and not slowy either! College students are rioting across the country demanding a drop in university fees, something the unis can't afford to implement. The drinking water is severely contaminated, forcing the locals to by bottled water, although water places are making good business. Infrastructure is weakened, the city's sewers are severely deteriorated, and latest observations have issued warnings that the sewers will fail and flood the city's main highway, where the sewer line runs. The state hospitals have been invaded by cockroaches, the national broadcasting station is dysfunctional, all our sports teams are now vulnerable to the weakest teams out there. One by one, factories are shuttering and going overseas, even China doesn't want to do business with us (I guess Communists do have some brains after all). Roads are breaking up and are starting to look like the surface of the moon. OUR military weapons depots are unguarded and are welcoming everyone to help themselves to weapons and assorted guns! There is only ONE operational troop transport helicopter left in the Air Force, and the national communication authority has seen its technicians go on strike for what appears to now be a countless number of weeks now. To top it all off, power failures are a familiar but irritating phenomenon. If anyone is predicting an apocalypse, it will be that of South Africa. 

If there is one song that depicts the situation in South Africa extremely well, its this.... 
Due to frequent bad weather and a awkward college schedule, I've decided to put my much anticipated Water Games comic on hold for now. For now, I will be doing a comic called the Out to Sea Series, featuring the Anthro Gang and the characters of my friends tagging along with their leader Emperor Jervis Vaucluse (Who formed the Anthro Gang) going on a cruise on several of the Free People's Navy's flagships, from the monstrous battleship HMMS Honiara and the humongous fleet carrier HMMS Savo Island to the light cruiser HMMS Suvalia (Destroyers won't have enough space to hold the Anthro Gang and Jervis's party.) These stories are separate from each other and aren't considered cannon. 
  • Listening to: George Carlin - Misc Comedy
  • Watching: Andrie's Plak
  • Eating: Corn, Peas, Rice and Chicken Fillets
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
Firstly, to all the people that's making these ridiculous claims....

The events of Independence Day and War of the Worlds are not possible in reality.

Donald Trump won't start WWIII. 

North Korea will never conquer South Korea; and China won't get involved. 

The South China Sea Dispute won't escalate out of control. 
For months now, the existence of a large gated edifice buried under bushes near the entrance to the city's port has been bothering me. I have been told by several individuals that it could be a large air raid shelter or some sort of tunnel entrance, with another visible entrance inside the dock area. However, the overgrown shape of the supposed entrance has the distinctive shape that is reminiscent of an ammunition store; and, with the remnants of an old shore battery on the opposite end of the area concerned; this could very well be true.   
  • Listening to: Loving you is a Dirty Job by Bonnie Tyler
I apologize to everyone for my lack of activity. As you are aware, I am now a full time college student, so I don't have the free time I used to have back in 2015. As soon as I get a big enough break, I will try to get some more stuff done around here. Again, I apologize for not submitting art, answering messages, replying to comments that sort of thing. 

Edit 1: Weekends are also sort of a pain as well. 
Good News...

Randomville 2 and Randomville (Revived original series) and Pacific Pests 2 starts tomorrow.

Bad News...

The city is bracing itself for second and more serious protest blockade with an 'added bonus'... a fuel shortage. 
  • Listening to: The Pyramid by Jan Hammer
  • Eating: Chicken Fillets
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
Traditional Art:

Pros:

Limitless resources for references. 
Imagination encouraged.
Quick and easy (Depending on skills)
No limit to what can be drawn.
Can be improved with the help of digital software.

Cons:

Doesn't have that realistic feeling of a digital picture.
Requires replacement of stationery after a while. 

Digital Art:

Pros: 

Realistic/Almost Realistic Results. 

Cons:

Time Consuming.
Resources are limited (Especially if using photographs).
Takes up hard drive space. 
Our so-called "new and improved" Springbok rugby team got downed by a 14-man Irish Team, that's right... 14 MEN! After CJ Stander was red-carded (More likely a lame attempt to try and cheat the poor Irish), Ireland was down to 14 men, but the Bokke were still unable to beat them. Losing to the Irish, and disgracing the South African Rugby spirit. :D The other disgraceful defeat was courtesy of mighty Japan in the Rugby World Cup opener last year! Yeah, you brag-gat Bokke! Look where it got you! :lol: 
The tod-damn protesters are at it again! This time, they've shut down the city, blocking streets, highways and intersections, even torching the city's coveted grand prix track! The Central Business District, usually a hive of activity, currently resembles a ghost town: not a single person or vehicle in sight. Fires can be seen burning all over the place, and gunshots can be heard as riot police do battle with the renegades. Witnesses have seen culprits pulling into service stations and buying cans of gasoline to fuel the blockade fires. My father was evacuated from his workplace and police had to help direct the entire store staff through a safer route out of the area. Police are everywhere, smoke can be smelled all over town. We've made it home in one piece at least. 
  • Listening to: Distant gunshots (Literally)
These Parasite Trawlers are getting out of control. The latest sighting turned into a gunfight as an irate local exchanged gunshots with a parasite trawler somewhere off the Eastern Cape. The whole incident is being kept quiet. With the Sardine Run in progress, these parasite trawlers are expected to cause a major plunder of the Sardine Run, as people watch for the lights at night, waiting for them to go out, and for their ISS Beacons to shut down, rendering them undetectable. 3 of these parasite trawlers can still be seen rusting away at the East London Harbour's uncompleted 1960's era coaling berth. They were hauled into port a few days after the MV Logos Hope docked for her 2 week say. I wonder what the crew had to say about these damn trawlers. 
  • Listening to: Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: Milkshake
Are there any of my watchers that can speak Spanish? if so, I would like help with translations for an upcoming comic. 
  • Listening to: Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: Milkshake
I'm down to one comc - Pacific Pests: after one was damaged in a windstorm, and the other is too big to fit in the scanner. Plus, i don't know what else to write about. Any suggestions, GOOD suggestions,  are welcome. 
  • Listening to: Talk Talk - Living in Another World
  • Watching: Indian Premier League
  • Eating: Fries
  • Drinking: Fizzy Apple
The world's largest floating library, the converted car ferry MV Logos Hope has arrived in port this afternoon, and I will be going on board. However, photography on board is not permitted, although you are permitted to photograph the vessel exterior. 
  • Listening to: Talk Talk - Living in Another World
  • Watching: Indian Premier League
  • Eating: Fries
  • Drinking: Fizzy Apple
The violent municipal strike that has turned my city upside down is finally over, confirmed this afternoon. The desperate head offices issued an ultimatum to the strikers, who had no choice but to give in. However, the city lies in ruin, and a very large mess needs to be cleaned. The water supply and power to some areas will take a while to be restored, and the heavily damaged areas will have to rebuild. 
The strikers have dumped garbage all over the streets. Its starting to rain heavily, and most of the trash has been dumped into drains. These drains are going to be blocked, and the water has nowhere to go. What has become of my city!? 
Good news and bad news...

Good news is, I am unaffected by the violent strike that has literally left my city looking like a battlezone. 

Bad news is, the strike hasn't let up. In a weeks time, the postal workers are planning to join the municipal strikers in a strike of their own over a pay dispute. The city is in total fray, as innocent citizens question the safety of their businesses and families. The strike is the talk of the town at the moment. The colleges are also on strike, and riot police are unable to contain the situation. Several months ago, a college was burnt to the ground by angry students. Several areas had to be evacuated after several electrical boxes were blown up by the strikers on Thursday evening just after 6 pm. (Whose explosions I heard.) The Central Business District and the Beachfront have been reduced to ruins as the streets are littered with burn marks, empty rubber bullet casings, trash, boulders, the remains of tyres, dustbins and pallets.  The smell of burning power cables is still lingering. Most areas have no water, power, or internet connection due to sabotage of the cables and water pipes. A men's gym and several palm trees add to the list of Beachfront ruins.