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The Faroes





 

The Faroes



Every time I posted a comic that had Greenland in it, quite a few people asked me, ”What about the Faroes?”
Sometimes I would think, “You live in Canada! How the hell would you know about the Faroes?!” :XD:

Well, here he is. Denmark’s other “colony”.
The thing about the Faroes is that Danes usually forget all about them because they’re small and they don’t hate us quite as much as Greenland. In fact, they even voted yes to staying part of Denmark, and it quite upsets them that Denmark doesn’t pay them enough attention.

When Danes do remember there’s a place called the Faroes, we usually remember them for spending our money and then complaining about us when we ask them to pay it back. :XD:

7th August 2009
 


294 Comments:
 
23 days ago #9124794      

Fun fact: Greenland and Faroe Islands actually like Iceland more than Denmark. Recently, Iceland and Greenland established a Friendship Day held in Reykjavík. I personally like Greenland and Faroe Islands very much. Iceland helped the Faroese to recover from a hurricane and the Faroese (and Norwegians) helped Iceland during the Financial Collapse in 2008.

Denmark's friends: Norway, Sweden, Germany and Holland.
Norway's friends: Sweden, Svalbard (Norway's twin brother), Iceland (Norway's younger brother), Denmark and Finland.
Iceland's friends: Greenland, Faroe Islands, Norway and Svalbard (older brothers), Sweden and Finland.
Sweden's friends: Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland, England and Japan.
Finland's friends: Sweden (I think), Estonia, Iceland and Norway.
Greenland's friends: Iceland, Faroe Islands, Svalbard and Canada.
Faroe Islands' friends: Iceland, Greenland and Shetland.

I think this is how it should be in this comic ;)



23 days ago #9124568      

@SethBlizzard Icelandic is actually a Scandinavian language as well. But yes, I get what you mean.



GeStaFFo

22 M
2 months ago #9103638      

Well I love the Faroes islands and their languege <3



2 months ago #9102523      

God dammit Denmark!!!!



2 months ago #9095051      

@Danishsalmon I LIVE in America and for a while I thought there were no states ^_^. I was only four at the time though



2 months ago #9085973      

Faroese is quite close to Icelandic, except that much of the grammar is very Scandinavian. So reading and listening to Faroese is a source of great amusement to Icelanders, 'cause it's so close our language and yet not. Pictures of Faroese signs will make Icelanders laugh.



2 months ago #9080274      

I love the Faroese language - it looks like a mix of Danish and Swedish, and as a Finn I actually understand around half of it. XD

Granted, I can actually read Old English and some Old Norse thanks to a short English philology course.



3 months ago #9074109      

To everyone (still) talking about the Faroese as a vicious and vile people check your sources first. The Faroe Islands are a beautiful archipelago and the people there are among the most friendly you can find here on earth. Hunting a wild animal that has a reproduction rate of 2% versus a killing of 0.1% pr. year, is not wrong in any way. Especially when you consider the fast and "humane" method (as humane as a killing/slaughter can be) used to take the pilot whale's life (2-4 seconds).
Stop the propaganda and educate yourself: http://heinesen.info/wp/blog/2012/05/10/12-arguments-against-pilot-whaling-and-why-they-fail/

Otherwise I like the comics here. Have been here before and I'll come back ;)

Greetings from a Faroe Islander

PS: We don't pay Denmark anything, and if for any matter, then the Faroe Islands are more independent from Denmark then Greenland is, and we did not vote to be a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but rather we didn't have 50+% of the votes for a complete separation from Denmark. I would say that the majority of the Faroese population wants the Faroe Islands to gain full sovereignty and be independant and self-sufficient. The approach towards this is what people don't agree on. ;)



Sazz5SOS

16 F
3 months ago #9067349      

The Faroes are a very beautiful place I have visited it once with my family to my cousin's confirmation. I'm just sad I missed the best season for hunting whales. :(



3 months ago #9056275      

Ahh the "the-400-year-night".. One day the lands bereft will be returned to us, thru words of understanding, or thru blood by violence!!



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