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AppalachiaAndStates-Earthquake by Nebulan AppalachiaAndStates-Earthquake by Nebulan
You know *humon's awesome Scandinavia and the World? Well, I've thought of more states-based comics would be fun. And as far as I can tell Humon is ok with fanart of her comics because there is, after all, even a whole group? :iconsatw-fanclub: I hope this is ok, if not, let me know.

So my idea would be "Appalachia and the States" generally featuring one of the mid-atlantic states often referred to as Appalachia (as in the Appalachian mountains).

Based on a conversation on facebook from my Californian sister who called us all pansies because we were freaking out about such a pathetic quake, haha! I was unnerved because I hadn't felt one since I was little and don't remember it, and the buildings aren't really prepared for it, but I still thought the evacuating in DC was a bit extreme.

Sister California would be exactly like Sister America, so I just wanted Sister America to play Sister California. Because those of us on the east coast stereotype Californians exactly how Scandinavians stereotype American women.

I did a deviantart search of most recent containing earthquake to find more comics:
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(I don't mean to be insensitive, but for 99% of those who felt the earthquake, it was just a jiggle and the first one we've ever felt, but if someone down toward Mineral, VA is having it tougher, call out for help, we're here for ya!)

Scandinavia and the World, Sister America (c) :iconhumon:
Appalachia and the States is my idea... assuming I get around to making more comics.

fyi, I have a couple more character concepts but no real way to introduce them... but Brother D.C. (Washington D.C. or the District of Columbia, but we all call it "DC" because "Washington" is a state) is a politician, of course. Brother California, tho it doesn't make him very related to his blonde sister, is mixed racial, most likely half Chinese half Polynesian... need to darken his skin to bring the Polynesian out more. He's also a wealthy silicon valley computer company exec or something. Since I'm West Virginian my main characters will probably be brother and sister WV. my idea right now is sister WV will be a hardcore hunter but represent the more neutral side of WV where as brother WV will be trailer trash, haha! yes, not great representatives of the state, but what can ya do?
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GattaForte Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(I don't mean to be insensitive, but for 99% of those who felt the earthquake, it was just a jiggle and the first one we've ever felt, but if someone down toward Mineral, VA is having it tougher, call out for help, we're here for ya!)

^ How did I not notice this earlier?

I am from Mineral and we do have it rough even though to most of the state, including where I was at the time, it was a jiggle. One of the elementary schools in Louisa County was condemned; the high school was severely damaged. Many historical sites took some serious hits too...

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^ I made a page that has a lot of links about the damage and fundraising effort.

I don't want to sound pushy because I really am not, but I thought you should know what it's like in Mineral even now.
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GattaForte Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
On an unrelated note, as a SatW fan, I love this idea :)
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Rubyblaze11 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Cool! I think a states based fan comic is a great idea! XD

I live in Ohio and apprearently people could feel the quake but I didn't. Neither did anyone I know. >.> Looks like Ohio is your main character's neighbors! XD
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LiberaFlight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Um yeah that's pretty much what a majority of Californians were thinking...:XD: (I'm from California)
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landof61 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. We didn't even feel the quake in Minnesota, but up here, we have our own fault line to be worried about.
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
apparently we have a lot of faults here (haha, no pun intended) but they never do anything.
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Karalora Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Trust me...Sister America is just like how we stereotype Californians in California, too. I've seen women who look just like her in Santa Monica, right down to the flag-print bikini top. No joke.
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Erianda Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
But do they have a small dog on their head?
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Karalora Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Not on her head, but I used to work with a woman who looked like Sister America and brought her small dog to the office.

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PoeticPancake Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I live on the East Coast, near the VA border (though I was closer to South Carolina when the earthquake hit. It was still felt in my city though). Freaked my family out a bit. Earthquakes are VERY uncommon here. Despite the fact I've never felt an earthquake (not even this one, since the aftershocks were so weak and I was on the beach), I'm not really surprised, since Virginia does sit on like, 6 fault lines. They're not active fault lines, but they're still fault lines.

I'm very glad though that nobody seems to have been hurt from this, from falling objects. But now we all have to deal with Hurricane Irene...
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Sounds like we have the state of Virginia between us, I live just north of VA in the WV panhandle) I believe I did hear of some injuries, mostly from standing near buildings that lost bits of their roofs or chimneys, mostly really old building, you know how we have so many old buildings out here! but I don't think any of the injuries were really severe, I hope not at least.
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LPHogan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Guess it will take a lot more to shake the Californians, they have been through most of the serious disasters multiple times over the years :)
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Californians know an earthquake when it hits! most of us in the east had no idea what was going on,hahaha!
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Pyroguy44 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I'm Californian, and I've lived through earthquakes like that. I barely felt it. Also, there's pretty much an earthquake everyday here. (not huge ones, just something I picked up from a documentary) Nice for the east coasters to feel one.
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, it was nice for us to get the chance, but also a reminder of would we really be ready if our old solid tectonic plate really slipped?
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cougashika Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Washingtonians were like, "5.9? That's an Ichiro homer in Safeco Field! Lose the top of a mountain; then we'll talk." Look, I feel bad for those whose possessions fell and broke, but it's been 130+ years since the last shaker. you are getting complacent.

Waiting for the televangelists preaching about "earthquakes in diverse places" as a sign of the End Times....
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, who cares about possessions, right? there were some building far form the epicenter who had bricks and bits of roof fall off, especially older buildings. I think the only people who got hurt were hurt by this kind of debris. mostly I think this was good for us eastern folks, a wake-up call to consider if our buildings could handle it if next time the the epicenter was here!

Oh, the diverse places was has already happened! I saw a news article like the day after! :facepalm:
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evolra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I was like, "Who is shaking the cubicle? Everyone's is shaking? Must be an earthquake.Maryland is on a fault line. Eh."
My sister was a little freaked. I was a liiittle excited...but just a little (I know that's horrible but it was my 1st one).
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, my coworkers were pretty much excited "let's do that again!" it's so new to us! Californians are probably thinking "old news!"
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narutodragon45 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
i'm from DC and well this is funny lol
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah? I bet traffic really sucked on Tuesday! I heard they shut the Marc train down, there are folks from here (eastern pan handle of DC) that commute to DC that were pretty much stuck there!
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narutodragon45 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
heck yeah but i was home when it happen lol
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kishykashy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
evacuations are stupid in an earthquake, the reason it was evacuated is because emergency procedure in the area is to evacuate because usually when a building shakes it means somethings wrong with just that building.
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, I guess the trouble is with those really old buildings that just aren't prepared for earthquakes! At least is was nice weather for an earthquake? haha!
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Telperinon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing!
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle:
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genshokugal Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE THIS. It's adorable. :)
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:boogie:
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ABtheButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
lol I love how you made Brother California the opposite of sister California (lol just like with brother Sweden and sister Sweden)
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, he's not a complete opposite, he also dyes his hair, but just the tips, and he's also rich, I had silicone-valley in mind with him... that and representing the mixed races of Cali. I was thinking he's half Chinese half Polynesian, but that wouldn't make him very related to Sister California, would it? I do need to darken his skin if I've got the Polynesian thing in mind... hmm...
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ABtheButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
ok then ^^
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I felt a little of it too. Of course, it was nothing compared to my old hometown in CA where earthquakes occurred a few times and more violently.
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Nice!

My cousin in Virginia was saying the exact same thing when I called her about the quake- "People in California are probably laughing at us.". :D
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, we weren't freaking out so much as saying "whoah, what was that? did you feel that too?" cell phone towers were TOTALLY overloaded, haha!
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Surprising that they didn't just explode. :D
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Nebulan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
maybe they did! my cell has been reception has been crummy since tuesday! haha!
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
:giggle:
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