Swan Eaters by Georgia Dunn for January 25, 2021

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    Laurie Sefton Premium Member over 1 year ago


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    arolarson Premium Member over 1 year ago

    She must be sure of returning since Hickory is going with her this time. Sure hope she’s not gone long….don’t want to leave the kids too long with Baba, family or not!

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    anne o  over 1 year ago

    Look how happy the hourglass is! Road Trip!

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    Three Steps Over Japan  over 1 year ago

    “In the bag o’ skulls. I’m feeling peckish.”

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    Sue Ellen  over 1 year ago

    When are we ever going to find out more about the little tribble????

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    tabby.net  over 1 year ago

    Olwen is turning into the “Happy Wanderer” Fol de ree, fol de rah!!!!!

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    jadoo823  over 1 year ago

    …now does that “Who.” mean “on your shoulder” or is Hickory saying “well it depends – Who is in the bag?”

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    Hedgehog  over 1 year ago

    Have bongo will time travel.

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    dragonbite  over 1 year ago

    I love her gleeful expression! Like a kid in the candy shop (and knows she can get away with something..)

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    knight1192a  over 1 year ago

    Getting to the Olwen and Hickory part of the teaser poster.

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    PoodleGroomer  over 1 year ago

    Wooden tubs are magical things.

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    eddi_tbh  over 1 year ago

    Hickory has a wide range of “who” for every occasion. Most of them rude, sarcastic or both.

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    willie_mctell  over 1 year ago

    Bag o’ skulls, please.

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    daswaff  over 1 year ago

    Truly, I’m just waiting for Peter to save the day.

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    MVMartinek  over 1 year ago

    If the doctor(s) say you should reduce stress, Georgia, it’s perfectly all right if you suspend Swan Eaters for a while. We waited at a high point for, what, 2 years? We can wait some more, if that is necessary for you to get better enough to continue all of this for years to come.

    See, it’s really selfish of us to want you to cut back.

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    Georgia Dunn creator over 1 year ago

    Hello everyone! If you follow Breaking Cat News too, you may already know from the comments there that I had a bit of an awful health scare this week. I’m ok now, I’m on the mend, but I am still resting up. I’m sorry to take a break so soon after last week’s, but I’ve got to devote my attention to keeping Breaking Cat News current. I hope very much to have the next Swan Eaters strip ready soon, but resting up and then BCN’s strips have to come first at the moment. I thought about posting sketches, but would rather pause and give the next strip the attention it deserves!

    The good news is at least we have a pretty decent “take a break” strip for this, thank you Olwen!

    Again, I’m ok! (Not to get gross—I threw up in my sleep and it aspirated into my lungs… It’s been a real bad experience, but I was very lucky, I woke up, got my breath back in time, and I’m on antibiotics to prevent pneumonia from developing) I am resting up this week though to recover.

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    beindevine  over 1 year ago

    Not good – the illness and what happened. Take GOOD care of yourself, and don’t try to do too much… Our little family loves you and your family! – Sending kitty smooches and whisker bumps! <3

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    NancyLouiseFreeman  over 1 year ago

    Rest up and feel better soon!

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    JohnTheFoole  over 1 year ago

    AUGH!! That’s how Jimi Hendrix died! I’m so glad that you’re OK, Georgia! Keep fighting… {<8^)

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    Decius Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Not to be callous, but do we have an estimated date of return?? I’m in a country where we’ve been locked down for 4 months and, according to the government, have at least 2 more to go (no promises). I need something to look forward to!

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    Erin Pierce  over 1 year ago

    I’m interpreting Hickory’s face and “Who.” as “Let’s do this.”

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    SunflowerGirl100  over 1 year ago

    I keep thinking of the fact that Georgia is holding down two full time jobs 24/7. Being a wife and mother to two small children who are being home schooled, plus a husband who I think works out of the home plus four cats and assorted rats, etc is definitely a full time job. Running a highly successful cartoon strip like BCN with a side of the etsy shop items for sale plus interviews, etc. That’s another full time job. Creating artwork isn’t just the actual physical work, it’s the thinking and planning and discarding ideas that almost work makes it a full time job. I recall that just before her illness, the last BCN story arc was The Woman taking a nap because she was exhausted. I think that tells us something. All of this adds up to me as the Swan Eaters is a luxury item, a gift to us and a suspect it maybe a long time before Georgia has the time and energy for it.

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    Sue Ellen  over 1 year ago

    Georgia, could you please give us an estimate on when you’re going to pick this back up again? TIA!

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    Sue Ellen  over 1 year ago

    Yesterday in the comments section of Breaking Cat News, Georgia posted the following in response to somebody who asked when Swan Eaters would return.

    “I hope soon—I hope to have an exact day in the next couple of weeks. When I got sick all the balls I was juggling hit the ground, and I had to get the BCN ones back in the air first. I hope to have Swan Eaters in the mid again soon, thank you for asking and enjoying Swan Eaters enough to ask!”

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    NyahNyahNyah  over 1 year ago

    AAAAAAaaaaaagh! Waiting and waiting! Waiting and waiting! STILL waiting!

    Please, Georgia! We really, really, really want you to get well and come on back to the Swan Eaters! Although I have to say, this past week with the ’Lepicons has been fabulous!

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    jamesamber29  over 1 year ago

    Is it coming back? I’m in the minority but I like this strip better than BCN.

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    Sue Ellen  over 1 year ago

    Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, I check to see if there’s a new strip, or at least an announcement about when Swan Eaters might return. Even the crickets have grown silent.

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    catshill  over 1 year ago

    I miss Swan Eaters and I love, love, love BCN♥️

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    Kobato  over 1 year ago

    Georgia, hope you are doing well. Just want to say I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in Swan Eaters if you ever return to it. In the meantime, I am having a great time watching the BCN reporters. Thank you for making me smile every day.

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    LucyLuLu  over 1 year ago

    Sure missing Swan Eaters.

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    rhexia  over 1 year ago

    Swan Eater Sundays? …Please?

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    SunflowerGirl100  over 1 year ago

    A post from Georgia at BCN on 4/14/21 "I appreciate folks missing Swan Eaters and all of the warm wishes for my health! (And thankfully, I am through that infection—what a strange year health wise. Is anyone else falling apart in small, minor-medical ways? I’m very grateful it has not been anything more serious—I suspect the big changes to routine and stress of this year are to blame).

    I want to get back to Swan Eaters so much, I hope to get there soon. The suggestion of Sundays actually terrific, even me just trying to tackle it one day a week feels like a more manageable starting point! Thank you for suggesting that, @rhexia!

    @Sue Ellen, please don’t feel badly one bit, I read your comment very happily, like “yay!! She likes Swan Eaters so much!” That makes me very happy. It is a comfort to know it is missed! Swan Eaters is very much the stranger of my comics-children, lol, I am so happy when it is enjoyed! Thank you to everyone who said kind things around it and want to see it back! Hopefully soon!"

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    Sue Ellen  over 1 year ago

    Last night I could hear a great horned owl in the trees on the far back of my little acre calling out his very distinctive hoo-h’HOO-hoo-hoo mating call. That’s the first time I’ve heard one in such a long time. The last time I actually saw one was back when I was in college. I had just pulled out of the driveway and was heading to a night class when I saw one with wings outspread alighting on a branch along the fence row of what is now a Christmas tree farm. It was too dark for me to see this one. I hope he finds a mate and they have a nest of owlets nearby! Maybe they will be descendants of Hickory.

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    Denny Wheeler Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I miss Olwen and the gang. Georgia, if trying to do both strips while raising two active, curious kids and herding four cats as well as The Man is just too much, that’s life, and I think we understand. But maybe a quick wrap or just an announcement?

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    Bullwinkle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Everyone here should follow the Breaking Cat News Facebook. Facebook locked her out of her Swan Eaters account. She made an update that she will probably continue in the fall.

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    Caerin  over 1 year ago

    Oh thank you! Facebook locked me out of my account as well, and so I can’t get into it at all. Not that, (with a few exceptions,) I’m a fan of FB. Anyway, good news about the fall! :)

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    Sue Ellen  over 1 year ago

    If I die of old age before we find out whether Olwen survived the mission and was able to revive the missing, I will come back and join Freddie, Tillie and the RCO crew and haunt The Big Pink House! ☺

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    pjsdoghouse2003  over 1 year ago

    I miss Swan Eaters so much. I check in to see if Georgia has posted anything new. I’m dying to find out if Vesper and Wigglesworth can be saved. And Pilot has grown up so handsome and strong.

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    SunflowerGirl100  over 1 year ago

    The Fall makes sense even though it’s a looong way aways. That’s when the children will return to school. I suspect having to supervise distance learning at home has been eating up a lot of her time.

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    Sue Ellen  about 1 year ago

    I haven’t lost interest or given up hope that Georgia’s health will improve enough for her to find the time and energy to complete this story.

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    jamesbaird1572  about 1 year ago

    will this cartoon ever be continued?

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    jamescordeiro  about 1 year ago

    Any idea as to when you might resume Swan Eaters?

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    William Earnest Jr  about 1 year ago

    Is this strip going to start again? I miss it. Also, I hope you are back feeling well> God bless.

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    Sue Ellen  about 1 year ago

    I know I’m nagging, but Georgia, can you please give us an update? A glimmer of hope? If you don’t feel up to painting the rest of the story, can you at least tell us how it ends? Please!

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    jamesbaird1572  about 1 year ago

    Time to pack it in Georgia. This is 9 months old.

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    flamingodiva7  about 1 year ago

    Today is the first day of Fall. When does Swan Eaters resume?

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    tims145  about 1 year ago

    still a fan no matter what!

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    Kobato  about 1 year ago

    Same here. I know it’s been a long time, but I have faith Georgia’s coming back. This strip was on hiatus for a full seven years, yet it came back just as good if not better than the earlier strips. If Georgia does decide it is time to end Swan Eaters I understand, but I really feel she will come back.

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    Nicki's ZoMcYo  12 months ago

    Just missing Swan Eaters and thinking October would be an awesome time to restart! Hoping all is well with Georgia- I don’t do social media, so I wouldn’t know she posted anything unless someone said something here. Will continue checking in and hope Olwen, Hickory and the gang continue on their adventures. Happy Fall, y’all!

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    pjsdoghouse2003  12 months ago

    Every day I click on “My comics” and hope to see the updated count up by 1.

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    Sue Ellen  11 months ago

    I was hoping for a Halloween treat of a new Swan Eaters. Georgia, have you abandoned the Hawkers? I need to know what’s happening! Please come back.

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    knight1192a  11 months ago

    Happy Halloween. No Halloween treat here though (but BCN has a nice Halloween treat)

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    rhexia  11 months ago

    One of Georgia’s real-life main character cats has newly diagnosed heart disease. He is going to need a lot of monitoring for a while to get his medications right—this can be a tricky phase. So, I doubt that the Hawkers’ story is going to get restarted anytime soon.Hang in there Lupin!

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    Georgia Dunn creator 11 months ago

    Hello!! I’m opening up my Etsy shop today November 19th for an originals sale at 5pm eastern/2pm pacific time! You can find it here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GeorgiaDunnStudio It is not open at the moment, but I will activate it later at 5pm eastern/2pm pacific and a selections of 26 original daily strips, 4 Sundays, 2 full pages of dailies, many BCN painting of various sizes, some prints, and even a few Swan Eaters original strips will be available for purchase!

    (And yes!! I promise I will finish Swan Eaters one day! I miss it too. I’m hoping to write some new strips in 2022!)

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    serenasakitty  10 months ago

    I know I sound impatient and I certainly don’t mean to downgrade the reasons, but I hope Swan Eaters will be back soon. I really miss it.

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    Alicelth Premium Member 10 months ago

    Just checking in to see about Swan Eaters. I do miss SE, but am so glad BCN is going on in the meantime. Lupin’s appointment was yesterday and hope Georgia Dunn will post how he’s doing. And now with this new variant – I wonder how that’ll affect schools and whether kids will have to go back to school by computer again? Hope not but that’s a lot to have to handle for a family and work on both BCN and SE. Whenever and am wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s. Maybe this time next year things will be better. Toe beans crossed!

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    knight1192a  9 months ago

    Only 22 days left to the one year anniversary. Some of us (myself NOT included) can remember a bigger anniversary.

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    Sue Ellen  9 months ago

    I’ve pretty much given up hope we’ll ever see the resolution to this story. If Georgia doesn’t have the time or energy to continue, I wish she would at least tell us how she had planned for it to end.

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    Kobato  9 months ago

    I believe Georgia will come back, though it might be a while before she can. Her cat Lupin (one of the BCN reporters) has heart disease and supposedly only a year left to live. Georgia posted this on BCN a few weeks ago. She posted more details on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CXrK0YpPC7L/

    “Lupin has the most common form of heart disease in cats, Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. It is likely genetic in his case. (Burt would add, worth an Internet search. Medical sites explain it better than I could.)

    There are stories of cats living longer, and there are sadder stories—I’m so grateful right now for every day with Lupin, whatever his timeframe could be. This is Lupin. He is a tiny daredevil. He could always still smash the Christmas tree through the window or chew through an electrical cord just because, lol. A year could actually be the best case scenario! Whatever is to come, he is happy and comfortable right now. Even overnight, I think the new meds are making a positive difference. Whatever time he has, he will make it count and we will take good care of him to keep him happy, comfortable, and safe."

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    knight1192a  9 months ago

    Eleven days left to go

    Eleven days left

    Take one down

    Throw it away

    Ten days left to go.

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    knight1192a  9 months ago

    Eight days left to go

    Eight days left

    Take one down

    Throw it away

    Seven days left to go.

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    gigagrouch  8 months ago

    A year to the day…

    Any chance of a reboot, Georgia?

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    willie_mctell  8 months ago

    It’s been a year, sob.

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    knight1192a  8 months ago

    Anyone have any news?

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    knight1192a  8 months ago

    Be wary, wary quite. We’re hunting time warpers.

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    ebpartington  7 months ago

    still waiting… has anyone heard anything of this strip starting again?

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    More_Cats_Than_Sense Premium Member 7 months ago

    I found this when browsing around, thought it should be here :-)


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    jadoo823  7 months ago

    …it’s now spring of 2022. Any word on new strips yet?…

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    knight1192a  6 months ago

    And the Nazis lived happily ever after. Well, except for Hemlock. Olwen refused to date him.

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    tims145  6 months ago

    What a memory….glad we have Cat News still (4/22). This was a really promising strip; but if her life is like any normal one, doing a 7 day strip like BCN has to be punishing, especially if you want to have any other life.

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    knight1192a  5 months ago

    Just checking in.

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    knight1192a  4 months ago

    Happy Memorial Day Observed to those in the U.S. Of course to Owlen, Happy Limbo Trapped.

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    More_Cats_Than_Sense Premium Member 4 months ago

    Looks slightly familiar!

    The caption reads: “Built in the 18th century, this is one of the oldest buildings in Hattfjelldal municipality in Norland, Norway.”



    And I also found this:


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    davids.comments  4 months ago

    Georgia’s final strip was January 25, 2021, 19 days after the insurrection attempt in Washington. If it has taken that long for Congress with all their resources, to share the results of their investigation into that event, Georgia’s hiatus suddenly doesn’t seem so long.

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    knight1192a  3 months ago

    Somewhat appropriate to the strip given what was taking place in the world during the time period Swan Eaters is set in. 82 years ago this month Nazi Germany began planning the second Operation Otto. 82 years ago this December Operation Otto would be renamed. And 81 years ago this past June 22, the renamed Operation Otto would be launched. The new name, Operation Barbarossa. And we know how Barbarossa has been affecting Olwen, Clover, Salem, Pilot, Ivan, and the rest of the family, especially as it has brought in Hemlock.

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    knight1192a  about 2 months ago

    Well, since the strip is taking place during WWII, on this day:

    1942 – U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin.

    1943 – The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffers the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission.

    1943 – The U.S. Seventh Army under General George S. Patton arrives in Messina, Italy, followed several hours later by the British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, thus completing the Allied conquest of Sicily.

    1943 – First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King begins

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    willie_mctell  about 1 month ago

    Sad to see what appears to be the end of one of my favorites.

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    knight1192a  about 1 month ago

    On this day (Aug. 29th) in World War II:

    1941 – Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.

    1943 – German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.

    1944 – Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.

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    knight1192a  about 1 month ago

    On this day (September 4) in World War II:

    1939 – William J. Murphy commands the first Royal Air Force attack on Germany.

    1941 – A German submarine makes the first attack of the war against a United States warship, the USS Greer.

    1944 – The British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.

    1944 – Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.

    (Need to go back through, I think the strip’s actually up to 1942 when it ends. Might want to be doing from ’42 to ’45)

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    knight1192a  19 days ago

    On this day (September 18th) in World War II:

    1939 – The Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.

    1939 – The radio show Germany Calling begins transmitting Nazi propaganda.

    1940 – The British liner SS City of Benares is sunk by German submarine U-48; those killed include 77 child refugees.

    1943 – Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.

    1944 – The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Jun’yō Maru, killing 5,600, mostly slave labourers and POWs.

    1944 – The Battle of Arracourt begins.

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    andycat Premium Member 17 days ago

    Good news! I asked Georgia on Twitter if she’d be restarting this comic, and she’s currently trying to get a buffer so she can run the strips even when Life Happens. It may not be as soon as we’d like (hop into a TARDIS and begin posting again nine months ago), but there is an end, or perhaps I should say a new beginning, coming.

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    knight1192a  4 days ago

    Upon that night, when fairies light,

    On Cassilis Downans dance,

    Or owre the lays, in splendid blaze,

    On sprightly coursers prance;

    Or for Colean the rout is ta’en,

    Beneath the moon’s pale beams;

    There, up the Cove,to stray an’ rove,

    Amang the rocks and streams

    To sport that night;

    -Robert Burns

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    knight1192a  3 days ago

    Amang the bonie winding banks,

    Where Doon rins, wimplin, clear;

    Where Bruce ance rul’d the martial ranks,

    An’ shook his Carrick spear;

    Some merry, friendly, countra-folks

    Together did convene,

    To burn their nits, an’ pou their stocks,

    An’ haud their Halloween

    Fu’ blythe that night.

    -Robert Burns

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    knight1192a  3 days ago

    The lasses feat, an’ cleanly neat,

    Mair braw than when they’re fine;

    Their faces blythe, fu’ sweetly kythe,

    Hearts leal, an’ warm, an’ kin’:

    The lads sae trig, wi’ wooer-babs

    Weel-knotted on their garten;

    Some unco blate, an’ some wi’ gabs

    Gar lasses’ hearts gang startin

    Whiles fast at night.

    -Robert Burns

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    knight1192a  1 day ago

    Then, first an’ foremost, thro’ the kail,

    Their stocks maun a’ be sought ance;

    They steek their een, and grape an’ wale

    For muckle anes, an’ straught anes.

    Poor hav’rel Will fell aff the drift,

    An’ wandered thro’ the bow-kail,

    An’ pou’t for want o’ better shift

    A runt was like a sow-tail

    Sae bow’t that night.

    -Robert Burns

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    knight1192a  about 15 hours ago

    Then, straught or crooked, yird or nane,

    They roar an’ cry a’ throu’ther;

    The vera wee-things, toddlin, rin,

    Wi’ stocks out owre their shouther:

    An’ gif the custock’s sweet or sour,

    Wi’ joctelegs they taste them;

    Syne coziely, aboon the door,

    Wi’ cannie care, they’ve plac’d them

    To lie that night.

    -Robert Burns

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