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Southern Cross

Southern Cross

by Torino
This a webcomic about a bunch of hopefully amusing people known as the eight state capital cities of Australia. Southern Cross is a moe anthropomorphization comic/gijinka comic featuring Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Adelaide and Perth. It's about their relationships, their rivalries, their teamwork, their personal tragedies, and the fact that they're all, at heart...a little dysfunctional. Primarily a comedy (or at least trying to be), you don't have to know anything about Australia for this. Hell, you don't even have to care about Australia either. And maybe you'll learn a thing or two...but don't worry. It's not that kind of educational.

The usual update day is Thursday, but I post when to expect the next page in the author comments.
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Southern Cross

This a webcomic about a bunch of hopefully amusing people known as the eight state capital cities of Australia. Southern Cross is a moe anthropomorphization comic/gijinka comic featuring Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Adelaide and Perth. It's about their relationships, their rivalries, their teamwork, their personal tragedies, and the fact that they're all, at heart...a little dysfunctional. Primarily a comedy (or at least trying to be), you don't have to know anything about Australia for this. Hell, you don't even have to care about Australia either. And maybe you'll learn a thing or two...but don't worry. It's not that kind of educational.

The usual update day is Thursday, but I post when to expect the next page in the author comments.

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EUROPE!
what if they went on a year-long trip around Europe? or maybe just a month or two, regardless it'd solve the debate lol
:DDDD
eheh no pressure, Can :p
I'm super glad that it ended happily for them! I've been cheering for Mel all this time (since '16, when I started reading) and for Syd since this arc too, so I am very happy.
Congrats on finishing the arc! I have enjoyed it a lot, the character development was excellent (and so were the pancakes :DD)

I'd like a requestathon! I also want to see the new characters.

PS I enjoy the Phar Lap easter egg on this page :D
I made it!
It's finished! The Valentines arc that never ends finally ended!
It was, obviously, somewhat different to the other arcs so far, and not only because it concerned the present as opposed to the past.
I may have mentioned this previously, but although this arc had been in planning for about 3 years (and I had planned to start it as soon as marriage equality was achieved in Australia), it was never meant to be this long originally. Part of the reason it ended up so long was because the original draft was a sequel to a planned Christmas special that never got done. But then the whole thing took so long its kind of surreal to not have to work on it anymore.
My main regret is that I couldn't make it look as good as I wanted to due to time constraints, and it lacks the detail of the Two Cities arc.

What's next for Southern Cross? First of all, a break. But I'd like to do some more fun things before the end of the year. Maybe I'll do another request-a-thon for Christmas, or another character poll (I can't help it, I love character polls). What do you think? Comic content will probably go back to short jokes for a while, but there are also some -other- new characters I want to introduce - not butlers, either.

Thank you for reading until the end of this arc - whether you're new or someone who's been here for years already, I hope that you enjoyed it.
-only dirty thoughts-
I'm sorry, but my mind is only going: "HUR, HUR, HUR" after reading this page.
I'm only mildly ashamed. c:
:D
This is extremely cute.
Also, all of Syd's expressions here are excellent. Especially in the let's go panel.
I'm curious to see what Syd has written to the butler! It's good to see him again, too. (And I'm glad he and his wife get to live in such a nice apartment, as well. What a view! It seems like a nice perk of the job.)
Well at least it isnt my fault the page is kinda late this time - I had it all ready to go and then smackjeeves wasn't working - and then I had to go out. Luckily it started working again by the time I was back.
Anyway, there was actually some concern about whether the butler's wife Matilda was still alive or not, but as you can see she is. He also has the NSW coat of arms on his phone, which may or may not be one exclusively for Sydney to contact him on.
Visitors.
He loves a little devil. Not sure it's the one Hobart wants him to love, however...
These pancakes make me hungry
Hobart is so cute *__*

In particular, her blushy awkward smile face is adorable.

I'm very glad that Perth is coming to see her. (...I would come to Tasmania to visit her too....)

Also, good Lord I really want pancakes now.
First thought: Hobart's smile gives me life

Second thought: RIP those pancakes
And so another thing changes.
This arc is almoooost done, just a few more pages. Look for the next one next Friday.
d'awwh Hobart...I want to give her a hug...

also those pancakes look so tasty! I am glad I am getting ramen shortly, otherwise it would make me too hungry.

Mel is indeed very cute when he is being awkward. I'm also happy to see Syd being so happy after how sad and angsty the poor guy has been through much of the early part of the arc.
Well, I tried to get it done while it was still Friday but ended up late. I kept switching some stuff about how this page segues into the next one and it took me too long to get it right.
Everyone has gone to The Pancake Parlour, a restaurant chain I make sure to visit every time I go to Melbourne. There's no deep meaning to this. I just really felt like pancakes and wanted to draw them.
Also, sorry Mel. You knew he was embarrassing, and now you're stuck with him.
lol but also poor Hobart
I enjoy Adelaide's explanation a great deal.
...this is also the second time I have heard the phrase "bickering old couple" used to refer to a tsundere and the person they like :p
Poor Hobart looks like she is cracking a little inside. I hope she can move on soon...
Also, Canberra's sincere concern that her dads got divorced without her knowing is very endearing.
Bwahaha! Certainly not the reaction I was expecting. Great follow up to the cliff hanger from the previous page! (meanwhile Mels Tsundere act keeps killing me. >ω<)
Even with the extra time I still kinda barely squeezed by on this one. Just in case you missed it last time, I have changed the upload day from thursday to friday AU time.

If you're wondering why the others would all just assume it but only Bri would immediately question the technicalities, that's just what she's like (as well as being considerably closer to both of them). Canberra is also the type to question the technicalities...except when it concerns the two people she already decided were her fathers. Poor Darwin thought he finally had his head around it. Adelaide and Perth really don't give a damn. And Hobart....I guess she's not that perceptive, or perhaps was too blinded by her own doomed hope.

By the way, Mel genuinely believed all this time that he was incredibly convincing in the act he puts on of not liking Syd, and honestly thought the others would find his true feelings a surprise.
I love Perths non change of expression. He still doesn't really care.

And Sydneys' little 'victory' sign, claiming success for himself again, is so him.
Everyone's faces/expressions on this page are all so great. I absolutely love Mel's expression in the fourth panel.
I hope somebody had a camera out for panel 3, because the image of flustered Mel and Syd with his "look at my adorable husbando" smile is one that should be preserved for posterity.

Also, Hobart's face...poor Hobart. He wouldn't have been right for you, Hobart.

Looking forward to finding out Adelaide's question!
It's the first page I've drawn since I moved back to Australia again. ...Which is also why it took so long, as there was an international move in between this and the last page.
I think from now on (or at least the rest of this arc) I will change the upload day to Friday instead of the usual Thursday. Next page may or may not be late, but I'm hoping for August 11. Its kinda weird that a Valentines arc is still running in August.
I also feel like I haven't drawn Adelaide in forever.
okay I'm trying not to cry now
I'm so so so glad for them.
After all this time, at long last!
The hugs are really heartwarming and worth the effort and time they took, I think.