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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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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
@L: I agree with all of that :D
I have two other friends who do arts and they both do draft sketches on paper before making them nice on the computer :3
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: