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Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Glen, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Suvareshkin Just another boba-sipping social democrat

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    Sorry to nitpick, but the first "E" in "Vooruzhonniye" should be a "Ё".
     
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  2. Laqueesha The Right Honourable and Quasi-Learned Laq'

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    Looks like you're right; will fix. I based it off the old Russian military patches from the 1990s, which oddly has it spelled it that way (probably just a byproduct of the embroidering process).
     
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  3. Suvareshkin Just another boba-sipping social democrat

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    It's because around the 1990's, many typists and writers assumed that a reader could infer the difference between the "ye" and the "yo" based on the context, so many simply dropped the umlaut for simplicity's sake. You can see this trend in most publications that hit shelves prior to or right after the fall of the USSR.
     
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  4. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    Some Arctic air force insignias

    The Sapmi, Nunavut, and Alaska ones draw straight from the flags

    The Greenland one is based on the flag, but with the polar bear from the country's arms added (and with a Danish name since I couldn't find a Greenlandic translation for "air force")

    and the Svalbard is a more traditional roundel design based off the unofficial black-white-red nordic cross design I see used to represent it sometimes.
     
  5. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    A few more, this time from Africa

    I visited an aviation museum earlier today, so Air Force symbols have been on my mind as of late :p
     
  6. BlackentheBorg Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

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    Variant cover for Issue #1 of "Doomsday Clock", the much-anticipated sequel series to the 80's graphic novel series "Watchmen". Although he swore he would never again return to the franchise after severing ties with the company in 1989, series creator Alan Moore returned after 'consulting at Glycon's alter in the very early morning', bartering with DC for a substantively lofty contract and promises that he would be granted full bibliographic ownership of "Watchmen" characters and contents by the next decade. In the meantime, the series was put out under DC's new Black Label, although it met with several delays as Moore came into a handful of disputes with artists (Dave Gibbons, the artist for the original Watchmen series, would not return due to conflicts with scheduling and preexisting contracts).

    While many expected the comic to be a rather immediate followup to the events in-universe, the story follows the seemingly unrelated exploits of a police precinct in modern day Oklahoma, where masks and secret identities have become mandatory, and their campaign against the Seventh Calvary, a group of antifederalist white supremacists that have co-opted the radical viewpoints of the late Rorschach. Very quickly, however, a web of conspiracies begin to form, with a handful of original characters coming back into the fray, such as Laurie Blake (formerly Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre) as a stoic FBI agent, and Adrian Veidt (formerly Ozymandias) occupying an enigmatic side-story where he appears to be trapped in an otherworldly realm.

    Although the series was immensely successful in terms of sale, it received flack from critics and readers alike who lambasted it for its 'overtly woke' content, relative to its use of topics such as southern White Supremacist movements, political correctness, federal overreach, conspiracy theorists and the disconnect between law enforcement, citizens and corporate industry. When asked about the controversy at a creators summit in Dublin, Moore told those upset with the political content to 'stick it up their arse'.
     
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  7. Citizen Keynes Liberty, Equality, Bernie

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    An election poster for an alternative 1968 election in a parliamentary America.
     
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  9. Daeres Well-Known Member

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    I tried something different for a Crumpleverse infographic and can't even remotely call it a Map, so the general graphic thread it is!

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  10. Daeres Well-Known Member

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    Whelp, this seems to be turning into a series. If I get a number of these together I think I'll put together a scale chart.

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  11. KuboCaskett Resident Otaku

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    You know, while I have not read Watchmen the film nor read the book (nor seen the show), I have a good feeling that Moore's sequel would be a lot more nuanced than the TV show given his disdain for the film adaptation of V for Vendetta's misguided highlighting of the Guy Fawkes dude as an unironic "hero" (yet I know he goes up against a fascistic government but still).
     
  12. Bulldoggus Rain, God, Graves, Gaelic, and De Valera

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    Agreed. I 1) don't really see him writing a sequel at all and 2) find it very convergent that he writes one that's the exact same as the TV show.
     
  13. BlackentheBorg Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

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    I mean yeah, butterflies aplenty, but I feel like there's a lot from the current show that might follow through with Moore, mostly the appropriation of Rorschach by white supremacists and major distrust of government/big business.