Fusion #8 Page 20

12th Nov 2013, 6:02 AM in The Origin of Savunn Adams
Fusion #8 Page 20
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EssayBee 12th Nov 2013, 6:02 AM
Here's page 20 of Fusion #8, and we meet up with Alanna Alliteration in Darmar.


Zodo 12th Nov 2013, 6:50 AM
Looks like Fusion is going to be cutting it close...
Black Rose 12th Nov 2013, 7:27 AM
Will Fusion get there on time???
man in black 12th Nov 2013, 6:48 PM
man in black
great page
EssayBee 13th Nov 2013, 7:38 AM
Just_IDD 12th Nov 2013, 9:13 PM
I'm waiting for Fusion to draw a line in the sand....So do you feel lucky, punk?
EssayBee 13th Nov 2013, 7:36 AM
Coincidentally, the title for Issue #10 (still 2 issues away) is "Lines in the Sand."
DStaal 12th Nov 2013, 9:52 PM
Hmm. Just occurred to me: If she's ethnically from that area, and no one knows her actual identity, (and she's thinking fast enough), she could claim that she's just responding to a disturbance 'at home' - It's her *US* adventures that are her going someplace else.

Probably no one would believe it, but it would be an interesting legal angle - She's not 'violating a nation's sovereignty' if she's *from* Darmar.
EssayBee 13th Nov 2013, 7:37 AM
She's not from the area ethnically. Darmar is in Africa, and Savunn is from southeast Asia. But the legal argument you put forth would at least avoid an international incident.
DStaal 13th Nov 2013, 1:42 PM
Sorry, got confused about where she was adopted from. (I thought she looked more asian than arab... Although I'm not sure Dramarians would look more arab or african - it's North Africa, which is *mostly* arab, but it's also basically right where 'Nubia' was historically.)

And the legal argument would only hold if everyone agreed to pretend they believed her. Which is unlikely... (Though it could delay it.)
Phantomskyler 14th Nov 2013, 3:11 PM
Once a again the UN is sitting on their thumbs and letting a genocide happen. Bravo.

At least know our heroine will get there in time and actually do something about it.
DStaal 15th Nov 2013, 7:20 PM
Whenever people complain about the UN 'not doing something', I have to ask: What do people want them to do? They *can't* - by charter - do anything to violate any country's national sovereignty, no matter how justified. They don't have a military. (The closest they have - the peacekeeping forces - is more of a police force for countries - and again remembering that they can't do anything inside a country without that country's permission.) They collect dues - but can't enforce that in any meaningful way, so they can't impose a fine.

The UN is a place for countries to come together and talk, nothing more. That's what it was designed as. A UN resolution means that the majority of the countries agreed something was a good idea, and doesn't mean anything else. They aren't treaties that have to be obeyed, or anything else. Just a statement of consensus.

The point of the UN is to let countries talk out differences, to prevent wars. That's really it. They have a name, some prestige, and some office buildings. Saying 'the UN is sitting on their thumbs' means 'the countries in the UN are sitting on their thumbs' - and *we* are one of those countries. So: Why don't we stop it? (Whatever country you are in.)

I won't argue that the UN is perfect - just that you do have to understand it's limitations when criticizing it. And one of those limitations is national sovereignty, which no one really wants to violate. (For reasons I think this comic is likely to touch on soon...)
EssayBee 16th Nov 2013, 1:36 PM
And then there's the fact that economic interests almost always outweigh humanitarian interests, which is one of the reasons it is oftentimes so difficult for the UN to pass resolutions, since the countries with veto power often have competing economic interests.

And, as you say, the UN basically serves as a means to protect the rights of nations and hopefully stave off regional (or world) conflicts--which is what the international superpower laws try to reinforce.
Black Rose 18th Nov 2013, 7:41 AM
How many pages is there in this chapter?
EssayBee 18th Nov 2013, 9:25 PM
This issue is 25 pages long (so only 5 pages to go). Next issue will also be 25 pages long. (I aim for issues to be 21-25 pages long, except for giant-sized issues, like issue #4.)