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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 during the longer story arcs, but I typically 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 during the longer story arcs, but I typically post when to expect the next page in the author comments.

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L (Guest)
February 14th, 2019
This is so cute!
Both the artstyle and the recipe look very good. The soft pastel color scheme suits the mood beautifully--and suits Hobart as well, I think. Her expressions are super cute too.
I am glad Mel is happily occupied with romance, and I wonder if Hobart has a special someone in mind to receive her baked goods...
But really, I think this is my favourite recipe delivery ever ^-^
MY HEART-
Torino
February 13th, 2019
Southern Cross enters 2019!
Here's a much shorter valentines special. Originally I planned to have Mel helping Hobart, but he's probably busy.

For lamingtons, you can basically use any sponge recipe, so do what you feel like. There is the method of leaving the cubes out overnight so they slightly dry out, but I dont like this, because I like them super soft and fluffy - thus chilling or even freezing them is better.

I was also meant to upload the new banner today, woops. I'm gonna have that done by the end of the week, hopefully even by the end of the day, along with a new news post about it.
I didn't exactly expect to see Sydney try "baking". His face is like "What I'm doing with my life..." haha.
Delightful! Good requests, good pictures, good script ^-^
Hurray! It's finally here! After a whole load of things including a two-day blackout delayed it by a whole bunch, I finally got it done! I did have to cut a few requests sadly.Originally I was going to upload it direct to the comic site in several parts spread out over the week leading up to christmas but alas that was not possible to do time-wise, and so it's hosted on tumblr as normal.

>>>>>> Merry Christmas! Here is the link for the requests. <<<<<

Thank you again! I can't yet say when the comic returns, but there's a few things that need fixing. Including that banner I've been meaning to change since 2013.
RULES ETC (READ!):
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>>>>>> CLICK HERE FOR THE SUBMISSION BOX <<<<<
Submissions are open until 11:59 December 22nd, Australian time!

WHAT:
The Requestathon is a Christmas present where your requests get drawn.
2014 version here
2016 version here.
If there's anything you particularly want to see, now's your chance.

HOW:
Usually the requests are taken via tumblr, but this year I am using curiouscat.
(the link, again, is here)You do not need a curiouscat account to do this, but you can use one if you'd like your name to to be credited for the submission. (Alternatively, you can just include your name/nickname on an anonymous message, but only if you want to)

RULES:
1) Obviously your request has to involve SC characters, but that includes every character who has ever appeared and not just the main 8. That means anyone from Syd's butler to the numbat and bilby in the site background are eligible.
2) The requests don't -have- to be Christmas related, however if there are a large volume of submissions the Christmas ones will take priority.
3) SC is rated PG13 on smackjeeves, so the submissions must also be PG13.
4) You can submit more than one request, but don't go nuts.

Anyway, seems like this tends to happen every two years. It's time for round three! Sorry for the tremendous wait in getting any update to this comic, but lets end the year on a fun note. This will also be the beginning of Southern Cross 4.
@Tamfang: I do have stat counter installed for analytics but i didn’t think the display depended on this. This is the first I’ve heard of it causing a viewing problem which is unfortunate. But I wouldn’t have expected it to affect the images/pages.
@Torino: I use Firefox with NoScript, which selectively disables Javascript. Does the strip display depend on statcounter.com or google-analytics.com?
@Tamfang: That's odd, I've tried it on different browsers, including on a brand new phone I'm not logged into Smackjeeves on, and I can still see it. What browser are you using?
big blanks
I can't see the strip itself.
Character poll you say? I declare Hobart the winner; despite how little screen time and how dialogue she features in this production, she invoked strong and real emotions from her audience.
^ my totally unbiased opinion
@Ariana: ditto
I know that kind of lonely heartbreak, so - because I also really like Hobart - this actually brought a tear to my eye :'D
*more hugs for Hobart!*
(she's not the only one with a totally-secret crush)
Hobart... *hugs!*
I am amused :3
All of their expressions seem perfectly well done :D even Perth, and his face doesn't even change!
I'd probably get hurt if I tried getting coffee in Melbourne, because for me drinkable coffee is like 25-60% dairy and lots of sugar ... though I do appreciate the flavour of coffee beyond that, I can taste differences, but it won't be delicious without lots of dairy and sugar xD