Critical Miss: Y Ddraig Cach

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I like Canada.....Funny comic still. Loved the Englande part lol.

CrashBang:

crotalidian:
...Is this actually a real thing that is happening?

I lived in Wales for 3 years and from that experience it is clear that the Welsh have no interest in being part of the Union Jack (or even the UK) the flag is never seen. As English people we are forced to use the 'British' flag because our beloved cross of St George has a nationalist stigma attached to it.

Wales is worse than Canada, they are self governed with their own budget and funds but also get tax money from England (we dont see any of theirs). and they have representatives on our parlaiment to help decide how we spend our money but English members cannot sit on the Welsh parliament (to decide how they spend our money).

I am so glad to have moved to the US. with all its problems at least we doint have to deal with this idiotic system. /rant

How did you move to the US? Tell me your secrets! I'm English, currently going to university in Wales and I just can't stand the UK as a whole. I'm hoping to move to Canada after university. How did you make it happen?

OT: Great strip, loved it. Wales in never ever mentioned in anything American. I don't think most Americans know about Wales, actually... lucky them

That's because we Americans no almost nothing. hopefully this comic will illustrate. all else fails it'll be a link

I would never want our beautiful dragon on the union jack! I dont want anything to do with that flag

Well, being half Welsh and half English, my Welshness was insulted by the comic, and then my Englishness was insulted by the post... and as always I found it utterly hilarious.

*I'm Canadian*

should I be offended?

the representation in the Lord of the Ring HAHAHA!! XD

O that is some seriously funny comic strip XD

Assuming the readers here have a sense of humor, otherwise you've just manage to troll the Welsh, the English, and the Canadians. XD GJ on all fronts.

crotalidian:

"they are self governed with their own budget and funds but also get tax money from England (we dont see any of theirs)".

We don't have any income to speak of, our biggest source was shut down by Thatcher in the 80s.

crotalidian:

and they have representatives on our parlaiment to help decide how we spend our money but English members cannot sit on the Welsh parliament (to decide how they spend our money).

We don't have a parliament, you're thinking of the Scottish

I'm Welsh and have lived in South Wales all my life. This article wasn't even partially offensive,neither am I offended by the fact that people in the comments don't like Wales.

What does offend me is that what's being said about Wales in the comments is ill informed or just plain false.

Cant we just have saint George killing their dragon on our flag. Everyone wins. As long as your English and maybe William Wallaces (Bravehearts) head on a pike in the background. Then top it all off with saint George killing the dragon while shiting on a Leprechaun. Genius if I dont say so myself.

Geez, Canadian English isn't that bad. I mean, it actually has vowels. (I've been told Welsh also has vowels but so far have not found proof.)

The US is the blight on the continent, not Canada! Sheesh. I thought you were supposed to be writing about games, so go back to that please. The last few weeks with this off topic stuff is disapointing.

So the author made a racist comic, and people applaud? Yeaaaaaaaahhh...

Edit: Just to point this out - Just because the author put a disclaimer, after another racist joke mind you, doesn't make it alright.

Hey, don't go comparing Canada to Wales! They contribute all sorts of things to the international community (by community, I of course mean America)! What's Wales ever done for anybody?

Woodsey:

standokan:
I never even heard about the welsh people before this strip but that doesn't make it less funny.

You've never heard of Wales? O.o

In his defense, Wale's hasn't really done anything to qualify for world-wide recognition. Or if they did, I haven't heard about it.

"Sheep molesting parasites"

....Sure he wasn't talking about New Zealand then? Ba-dum-tish *shot*

Wolfram01:
Hmm don't really get the anti Welsh, nor as a Canadian, the anti-Canadian in this strip. A bit offensive really. Why don't you go back to making strips about gaming?

Grey Carter:
On a serious note; In case you didn't get it, the strip is actually making fun of the English (because God knows we don't do that enough) and their bizarre relationship with the rest of the island. As someone pointed out, every nation on the British Isles hates each other, hates England collectively (even England hates England) and only collaborates when we come across the French (whom we hate) or the Americans (whom we also hate)

Its on the first post of the forum, after a picture of a bunch of orcs.

The strip is being intentionally over the top about the insults against the Welsh. That makes it kind of obvious that it isn't being entirely serious. Its a sort of comedy style.

I think the canada remark wasn't too fair. sure, we enjoying poking fun at those maplesyrup-drinking lumberjacks, but i'd never consider them to be a bad thing. if anything, Canada is like America's mature older brother

Just to inform you all, a dragon will never be on the Union Jack because the Welsh are already represented on that flag. It's the diagonal red cross if you're wondering.

WingedFortress:
I would urge England to keep identifying with the Americans at every corner. Mabye if you fight enough of their wars, and adopt enough of their bad habits, you can also have an epic economic failure and alienate yourselves from the rest of the world.

And Wales! Feel free to come by for some free fresh water, food, oil and money. We have plenty here in Canada.

Love,

Winnipeg.

Chillout butthurt Canadian bro, it's just a funny funny joke

and we're all good for fresh water, food, oil and money too! In fact last time I checked The US and UK were way richer than you crazy Canucks with your milk in bags and fetching tartan jackets.

WingedFortress:
I would urge England to keep identifying with the Americans at every corner. Mabye if you fight enough of their wars, and adopt enough of their bad habits, you can also have an epic economic failure and alienate yourselves from the rest of the world.
...

Goverment certainly seems to be trying there damm hardest to out do the US on economic failure, or at the very least pulling the rug from under everyones feet.
If it keeps going the way it is I will be jumping ship soon as I have my degree, UK is looking less friendly to the working class by the day.

OT and more cheery: Fantastic to see a web comic poke fun at the english/welsh "special relationship".

Edechew:
Just to inform you all, a dragon will never be on the Union Jack because the Welsh are already represented on that flag. It's the diagonal red cross if you're wondering.

Actually the diagonal red cross represents Northern Ireland, Wales isnt represented at all.

My only encounter with a Welshman was in Iraq. A group of UK soldiers was sitting around smoking and I asked to borrow their lighter. A light conversation erupted and things were going fine until the welshman started speaking.

I recognized that he was tying to speak but I couldn't for the life of me understand what he was trying to say. After several moments, the Scottish fellow at the table provided a translation (he had asked how I was doing). I responded and the Welshman again tried talking to me directly only to be foiled by my ignorant American ears. The scottish soldier once again provided a translation. This went on for a time and then we all decided to move our separate ways before an international incident erupted.

Still, the fact that I had to have a Scotsman, who aren't exactly known for their elocution, provide a translation for the Welshman who was presumably speaking English was quite funny to the gentleman from London. My experience is insufficient to determine if all Welshmen speak like a drunken Scotsman with a dirty sock balled up in their mouths or if I was just dealing with a special case.

The Welsh doesn't have a strange language! It makes perfectly sense!

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Seqgewehr:
Hey, my father is Welsh! I would be offended if I could find the time.

You mean you'd be offended if you figured out the right Diphthong to express annoyance?

Ha, I kid, I kid.

Irridium:

Woodsey:

standokan:
I never even heard about the welsh people before this strip but that doesn't make it less funny.

You've never heard of Wales? O.o

In his defense, Wale's hasn't really done anything to qualify for world-wide recognition. Or if they did, I haven't heard about it.

He's from the Netherlands though! Wales is only a few hundred miles away.

Irridium:

Woodsey:

standokan:
I never even heard about the welsh people before this strip but that doesn't make it less funny.

You've never heard of Wales? O.o

In his defense, Wale's hasn't really done anything to qualify for world-wide recognition. Or if they did, I haven't heard about it.

Urmmmm... Sheep molesting?

Her face at the end was priceless XD

That was the best comic you've done so far.

I'm in Oz, and all is right with the world! :D

I like the fact that we as a society have moved past old fashioned hate of actually killing one another into the very silly realm of humorous loathing.

My Wales or Canada? Delaware. The Delewese know what they did.

And with that, Canada's secret biological weapon stockpile began cycling up...

Falseprophet:

crotalidian:
Wales is worse than Canada, they are self governed with their own budget and funds but also get tax money from England (we dont see any of theirs). and they have representatives on our parlaiment to help decide how we spend our money but English members cannot sit on the Welsh parliament (to decide how they spend our money).

I am so glad to have moved to the US. with all its problems at least we doint have to deal with this idiotic system. /rant

The US has had that system longer than anyone. It's called federalism. It's pretty much a necessity for large, continent-spanning nations, which is why we Canadians and the Australians, among others, also adopted it.

But from what you're implying, England is the only part of the UK without separate regional government. Sounds like that's the real issue.

Australia and Canada are completely autonomous federal bodies... even protectorate zones such as the Torres Strait in Northern Australia come under the jurisdiction of the State of Queensland, rather than being a distinct region of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Sure you have the 'Torres Strait Regional Authority' which is a collection of 20 representatives to administer civil services and make public specific needs and complaints that arise by having a population and local georgraphy & topography that differ strongly with the mainland.

Not only this but the necessity for differential civil governship and use of resources that arise by having living conditions far alien to the average Australian south of them.

But regardless, the organization still relies on the State of Queensland and is directly answerable to it.

It seems like the Welsh don't like being lumped together with everybody else in the UK, whereas analogous political constructs such as the Torre Strait *love* all things about being Australian because they would completely crumble as an autonomous economy and nation-state iuf they tried providing the same quality of life they get now by being a member of the CoA.

Is there a source on this? I've not heard anything about it.

I realize this is a comic meant for humor but is this really what Canadians think that Americans think of Canadians? Parasites? I can assure my Canadian brethren that that isn't the case. Americans by and large think kindly of Canada... when we remember to think of it at all. As a comedian once said: Canada is like America's attic. There's a lot of really cool stuff up there but it doesn't really come to mind much.

Personally I think Canadians ought to seriously consider joining the American Union. I think it would benefit everyone enormously and they'd undoubtedly be welcomed with open arms. But that's a topic better left for an entirely different thread.

This was just racist.

And unfunny.

The_Decoy:
Hehehe, I enjoyed that, not sure my girlfriend will (her being welsh and all).

And is there actually any plans to put a dragon on the flag? I can see some committee deciding the welsh want this...

Also, can it just say "Fuck Yeah" without the England part? I'd actually quite like that :)

Why shouldn't they? the flag already represents all of Britain, its already got the Scottish flag incorporated into it.

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