“You even killed my younger brothers. Nice!” -Osomatsu, the best big brother in the world
Episode 18 of Osomatsu-san was such a blast. It was just a race to see who becomes the protag and man…was that something. :D (never trust this show)
Anyways,I got home pretty late tonight, so I just finished these sketches I had sitting after watching the episode that I figured I’d just post for the heck of it. Dunno who watches the show, but oh well. I don’t know why I find Osomatsu’s look like this fun, but it just was. Only losing his coveralls in that ray blast is pretty amazing. Every week he keeps growing on becoming a favorite of mine.
Oh, a couple doodle filler normal Oso I added for whatever reason.
A little bit late but yay Jamala
made it to the final of Eurovision! I mean I was pretty sure she would make it,
but still BIG YAY! Thank you, all the amazing people who voted for Ukraine, it’s
appreciated. Now, of course after the results were announced I went to internet
to read what people thought about her performance and I find out a lot of nice
comments, which is again really appreciated also I saw some comments which were…
well I can’t said negative, because it’s not the word I need here. I guess it’s
safe to say that some people were a little bit confused? They didn’t understand
what was that song really about, why was Jamala so emotional while performing,
why we choose “political” song for the contest
were a lot of people just want to have fun? And could you blame them? It’s
hard to see a whole picture when you don’t know the details. So I decided I’ll
try to clarify a few main things here, just to help you all understand
1. “Who is she?”
This is Jamala
She’s really pretty, isn’t she?
She has an amazing voice, I think
you all know that already, I mean you did heard her singing, right?
Jamala’s full name is Susana Camaladinova. She’s Ukrainian singer but her
nationality is Crimean Tatarian. Crimean Tatars are one of the biggest ethnic
groups in Ukraine. They live mostly on the Autonomous
Republic of Crimea (which is part of Ukraine currently occupied by R.ussia). Jamala was
born in Kyrgyzstan, but soon after that her family returned to Crimea, where
she lived before she moved to Kyiv to study in National Music Academy of Ukraine.
Why was her family in Kyrgyzstan in the first place? Because they were one of
the victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944
(cue to the name of the song).
2. “What is
this deportation really about?”
I’m going to
quote some Wikipedia now, because my English is not good enough to describe
everything with my own words.
“ During the
WW2, after the liberation on Crimea in May 1944 the USSR State Defense Committee
ordered the removal of all of the Tatar population from Crimea, including the
families of Crimean Tatars serving in the Soviet Army - in trains and boxcars
to Central Asia, primarily to Uzbekistan. This deportation was ordered
by Joseph Stalin as a form of collective punishment for alleged collaboration of some Crimean tatarians
with the Nazi occupation regime (which was mostly bullshit and never
They even deported soldiers
who were part of Soviet Army, when the war was over (which is like whole new
level of shitty) and those few who weren’t deported were forbid to live in
Only in 1989 when Soviet
Union was living it’s last days (years, but let me be poetic) they were allowed
to come back home.
During the deportation
which started in the early morning 18 May 1944 and ended 20 may 1944 over 230,000 people were deported, almost half of them (more than
100,000 according to a 1960s survey by Crimean Tatar activists) died from
starvation or disease as a direct result of deportation. It’ was genocide
of Crimean tatars.
Jamala’s song is about these
events. You just have to listen to the lyrics and you’ll understand. Oh by the
way, speaking about lyrics – there is this part in her song which she sings in Crimean
tatarian language. It’s part of one of their national songs, which they used to
sing in deportation.
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım
I could not spend my youth
Because you took away my land
I could not spend my youth
Because you took away my land
I couldn’t have my homeland
Let’s just watch again, shell we?
4. “Why do you bring it up
now? It’s sad, but it’s in the past, why is it suddenly so important?”
Because it’s happening again. Since you all know in 2014 R.ussia occupied
Crimean and declared that it’s a part of their country now. And they started
oppression of Crimean tatars all over again. They are banning their tv channels,
closing their libraries, newspapers, they are haunting down some of them, a lot
of Crimean tatars activists were gone missing, some of them where find killed
later. They even denied Crimean tatars the right to honor the anniversary of
their deportation (18 th May). They banned some of the crimean tatars leaders
and now they are forbid to ever come to Crimea (sounds familiar, huh?) and a
few weeks ago they officially forbid Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.
I hope you
see what is happening, the history is repeating itself, Crimean tatars are
forced to leave their homes once again and those who stay there have really
This is why
it hurts so much, this is why Jamala is so emotional about this song, this is
why it’s so personal to her.
5. “Eurovision is not a place for such a topics,
it’s too serious and dark.”
know that Eurovision is this crazy freak show (I’m saying this in the most
kindly way, because I love every second of it), but you know what else
Eurovision is? It’s kind of the big deal, it gets a lot of attention (heck they
are even showing it in USA this year) and it’s a perfect place to be heard. It’s
a perfect place to make people listen. This is what we’re doing this year, we’re
trying to make you listen to us, listen to the pain of Crimean tatars, who have
to come through all this horrors all over again. It’s important so their suffering at least be
recognized by world.
Okay, so I
hope I didn’t bored you to death with all this and at least someone actually
read this. My point of all this rant was to make you see more than on the
surface, give you more details, help you to understand better.
to ignore me, you’re free to not like our song (everyone has own taste after
all), but if you do like it, if you like the performance, if you like her voice
and maybe if everything I wrote here added more depth to the song for you,
please vote for Ukraine, show us your support, show Crimean tatars that the
world see, the world understand it would mean a lot and it would be really
for your attention.
I hope you all will enjoy the final of Eurovision!
2p!America/Allen: “you know those people in those as seen on TV ads, where everything’s in grey and they just can’t do anything right? like they’ll literally just be holding a cup or something and they can’t even do that correctly? well, yeah, that’s my life.”
2p!Canada/James: “i own so many flannels yet no one knows i’m a lesbian. how do i make it more obvious??? wear my gay pride pin???”
2p!England/Oliver: “nothing will ever make me feel better.
[…wanna bake something with me?]
diD YOU EVEN HAVE TO ASK?!?!”
2p!France/Francoise: *after getting my braces on* “the pain i feel in my teeth still won’t compare to the pain i feel in my heart.”
2p!Russia/Viktor: “i show no emotion. i can push anyone away.
*sees a video of a puppy, begins sobbing*
it’s NOT MY FAULT WHAT IS THIS DARK MAGIC.”
2p!China/Xiao: “what the heck. there are so many pretty girls here, and not ONE wants to date me?! not ONE?!?! here i am, looking perfectly dateable, and i get ignored.”
2p!Italy/Luciano: “i swear, if he hurts her, i will shove his face into the deep fryer.
[why a deep fryer?]
listen, i’m tired, i’m hungry, and i’ve already used all my best torture techniques.”
2p!Germany/Lutz: “you don’t know me until you’ve seen me at four in the morning. i have no filter and sometimes i roll around on the ground like a puppy.”
2p!Japan/Kuro: “does it count as porn if i saw it in an anime?”
2p!Prussia/Gilen: “i crave affection, but whenever someone i don’t know tries to be nice to me, i shut down faster than an imac.”
2p!Romano/Flavio: “don’t go on my tumblr. literally 90% of it is just me talking about me being gay. the other 10% is me when i thought i was bisexual, and we all know how that turned out.”
And it’s finished @w@ The background took me longer than expected, but at least it turned out decently. Heck, I haven’t drawn such a complex traditional picture in a while x’D It was fun, however in between I was like “ffff… why you smudge markers? Why you get so dark?! asdfg inking accident” Ctrg+Z would’ve been nice every now and then
I love it how the ink reflects light and it’s visible on the photos… not
Will scan and fix it in Photoshop tomorrow, I better clean up my desk for now u__u;
Last photo (cellphone) shows the markers I mainly used for the picture. I think I sorted some in in the middle of the process, however they’re not… that much actually o o;; There are also multiple ones of the same color (C3 and G00 for example) because they run dry in process u__u Didn’t keep track of the polychromos I used though