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Jatayu and Sarimanok by dinosaurusgede
Jatayu and Sarimanok
Hello everyone. I apologize for the very long hiatus due to work in RL.
For Maaf fans, I apologize I have to postponed Maaf update further since I'd like to start a new comic project: Jatayu and Sarimanok.

Synopsis: 
Clara is a Filipina living under Spanish colonization era sent to the Kutai empire (Indonesia) for cross-cultural exchange by the Spanish empire. 
The Kutai Empire is a place where magic and mythical beings exists. There she meet the Emperor Ankar and their adventure begins. 

=> Jatayu and Sarimanok will be a fiction (loosely historically-inspired) fantasy story. 
When the time is right, I'm going to post this comic on dinosaurusgede.ngomik.com/ Much appreciate if you would kindly visit and read them there.

From left to right: Emperor Ankar Widjaya of Kutai Empire (Indonesia) and Clara Isabella de los Santos from Spanish East Indies (Philippines).


Note:
Please forgive me for I fail at the Kutai crown.. should practice more drawing it.. (kesultanan.kutaikartanegara.co…)

Jatayu is a mythical bird appear in Ramayana Hindu epic, very well-known throughout Indonesia.
Sarimanok is a mythical bird from Maranao people in Philippines.

Clara is inspired from Noli me Tangere's Maria Clara. However their personality will differ.
Kutai is an ancient kingdom (5th century AD) in East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. However in this story Kutai has been existing well into the 19th century.
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Dear Kind Readers,

With all regrets, due to work deadlines I will be on hiatus for quite some time.

Thank you so much to all the Readers for your support and for reading Maaf.
Many thanks to everyone who has been very generously giving information and helping me with research on Maaf.

I will continue on Maaf and other works once my work deadlines has been passed. Hopefully on Nov or Dec.

Best Regards,
maaf 688 by dinosaurusgede
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Pictured above Kanata (Canada) as Metis nation in the first panel and as Cree nation in the last panel.
Canada in the middle panel is wearing Inuit traditional clothes. 

Many thanks to :iconpoi-rozen: :iconlmbrake: :icongrayswolves: :iconsoul-reaper-allison: for the info about Canada. 


=> Oh Kanata! Our Home on Native Land


Video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Hz0O…

by : TheHibbies
The Canadian National Anthem does not truly reflect this land, we created a new rendition of the song that gives acknowledgement to the fact that this country was founded on Indigenous traditional territories. In order to move forward, Canadians (whether Indigenous or Non-Indigenous) must acknowledge what has occurred in our history, and find positive ways of moving forward. As Non-Indigenous Canadians, we need to play our role as allies - and that first step begins with acknowledging what this country was originally founded upon. 

=> How Kanata became Canada 

The name Canada comes from the Iroquoian word kanata, meaning “village.” In August 1535, Jacques Cartier heard two Aboriginal youths refer to the village of Stadacona as Kanata. Cartier wrote the name down in his journal as Canada.

Source :www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc…

=> The Cree


The tribal name originated with a group of Indigenous people near James Bay whose name was recorded by the French as Kiristinon and later contracted to Cri, spelled Cree in English. Most Cree use this name only when speaking or writing in English and have other, more localized names for themselves. Cree live in areas from Alberta to Québec, a geographic distribution larger than that of any other Native group in Canada.

The major divisions of environment and dialect are the Plains Cree (Alberta and Saskatchewan), Woods Cree (Saskatchewan and Manitoba) and Swampy Cree (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec). Subarctic hunting cultures were thinly spread over the land and periodic hardships kept their population low over the centuries. In the 1600s the population is estimated to have been roughly 30 000 and in 1996 was more than 208 000.

Read more : www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca…


Hetalia belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz.
Nigeria OC design by :iconikechi1: 
Indonesia aph, Malaysia aph & Portugal aph based on Himaruya's sketch.
Philippines OC design by :iconlonewolfjc11:
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Pictured above Kanata (Canada) as Metis nation.

Many thanks to :iconpoi-rozen: :iconlmbrake: for the info about Canada. For anyone who would like to share information about your countries culture and history, please share them with us :D

=> Canada's First Peoples

The Northwest Coast people have the most diverse languages of any First Peoples group in Canada. It is estimated that there are nineteen distinct languages spoken by the people. The main groups are the Haida, the Tlingit, the Tsimshian, the Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka), and the Salishan.

The Plateau peoples lived in a small region that included the southern interior of British Columbia and Alberta. Historically, the Plateau people of Canada were divided into three main groups: the Athapascan, Interior Salish, and Ktunaxa. These three groups could then be further divided into the eight main Plateau groups: the Tsilhqot'in (formerly the Chilcotin), the Carrier, the Nicola, Secwepemc (formerly the Shuswap), the Stl'atl'imx (formerly the Lillooet), the Okanagan, the Nlaka'pamux (formerly the Thompson), and the Ktunaxa (formerly the Kutenai or Kootenay).

From the Rocky Mountains to the woodlands of Southeastern Manitoba, the native people of the plains spanned the Southern provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They have been there at least 10,000 years. The main groups are Blackfoot Confederacy, Plains Cree, Plains Ojibwa (the Saulteaux), Sioux (Stoney and Assiniboine).

Ancestors of the Eastern Woodlands people of Canada first arrived in the region 10,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age. The main groups are Ojibwa, Ottawa, Nipissing, Algonquin (not to be mistaken from Algonquian), Maliseet and Mi'kmaq.

The Eastern Woodland Farmers came to the area around Lake Ontario over 12,000 years ago. They inhabited the shores of the Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence River, and up towards Georgian Bay, in Southwestern and South-Central Ontario. The main groups are the Huron, the Neutral, the Petun and the Iroquois.

The Subarctic people occupied a majority of Canada from the Yukon to Newfoundland, including parts of seven provinces and two territories. The main groups are Gwich'in, Han and Tutchone in the Yukon; the Tagish, Tahltan, Kaska, Sekani and Dene (Yellowknife, Dogrib, Hare, Mountain, Slavey, Chipewyan, Beaver, Sarcee) in the northwest; the Tsetsaut; the Inland Tlingit; the Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, Attikamek and Innu in the East.

The people of the Canadian Arctic are known as the Inuit. They used to be called Eskimos, which came from a Native American word for 'eater of raw meat'. Now the Arctic people are officially known as the Inuit, which means 'the people', or singularly, Inuk, which means 'the person'.

Read more : firstpeoplesofcanada.com/index…


Hetalia belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz.
Nigeria OC design by :iconikechi1: 
Indonesia aph, Malaysia aph & Portugal aph based on Himaruya's sketch.
Philippines OC design by :iconlonewolfjc11:
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Pictured above Kanata (Canada) as Metis nation.

Many thanks to :iconpoi-rozen: :iconlmbrake: for the info about Canada. For anyone who would like to share information about your countries culture and history, please share them with us :D

=> Native American name controversy

The term Indian is probably the most contentious.  There are a couple of theories about where the term originated, but that’s not the point.  In Canada, ‘Indian’ continues to have legal connotations because of the Indian Act, so you’ll see it used officially as well as colloquially.  There is also a long history of this term being used pejoratively…two good reasons why it doesn’t sit well with everyone.

However, it’s also a term we use a lot internally to talk about ourselves.  Please note that this does not mean it’s always okay for you to use the term.  I tend to suggest that avoiding this term is probably for the best, unless you are specifically referencing the Indian Act. There is a level of sarcasm often associated with its internal use that you probably don’t notice, and probably can’t replicate…so if you are interested in avoiding giving offense, this is a name that you might want to drop from your vocabulary.

I know that Native American is very popular in the US, and is still in use as a way of self-identifying among some older people here in Canada.  It’s a weird thing to hear though in our Canadian context, and ‘Native Canadian’ is just silly.  (Sorry Robert J. Sawyer, I know you like the term and I’m still going to read your books.)

Aboriginal (not to be confused with aborigine) is a term of fairly recent origin, being adopted officially in the Constitution Act of 1982 to refer generally to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.  Anymore I try only to use this term in the legal sense, where it has a specific meaning.  Some people hate this term because it is increasingly becoming co-opted. I have become one of them. It’s not offensive, per se but it is incredibly generic and increasingly obnoxious as the Canadian government wholeheartedly signs on to its use.

Indigenous tends to have international connotations, so you will hear it used this way ‘officially’ sometimes.  Like aboriginal, it is a general term that includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.  I like this term better right now, but that may change.  Again, some people really despise this term, but so far it’s not too widely rejected.

Native is another tricky term.  For some people it only refers to First Nations, and for others (like myself) it’s another ‘catch-all’ term, but a much more informal one than aboriginal or indigenous.  I don’t want to suggest that this is an internal term you can’t use…but it does have some historically pejorative connotations that you may wish to avoid.  A lot of people also contest our use of this term because they want to use it as well (native of Alberta, native to Canada) etc.  I’m not going to argue the point because I just wanted to point out that a lot of us use this term and are okay with it…but it’s a bit like ‘Indian’ in that you are more likely to step on toes if you choose this as the ‘term you’re going to use’.

First Nations refers specifically to that group officially known as ‘Indians’, and does not include Inuit or Métis peoples.  Because many First Nations share similar issues related to reserves, Status and so forth, it’s a good general term for a very diverse group of indigenous nations.  Just remember that you’re leaving other indigenous groups out when you use this term.

Inuit has pretty well replaced eskimo in regular parlance, here in Canada.  Using eskimo here is probably going to get you dirty looks.  Eskimo is still used in Alaska however, and I was lectured once by an Inupiat woman about this, so it didn’t make it onto the “never say this” list.

Métis is not a term you’re going to hear much in the US, and as such is sort of a uniquely Canadian name.  I dealt previously with identity issues related to the term Métis, and its definition is not universally agreed upon.  However, it tends to refer to a specific cultural group rather than people who are of mixed-blood, as native people of mixed-blood often identify as First Nations, or Inuit rather than Métis these days.

Read more : apihtawikosisan.com/2012/01/a-…


Hetalia belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz.
Nigeria OC design by :iconikechi1: 
Indonesia aph, Malaysia aph & Portugal aph based on Himaruya's sketch.
Philippines OC design by :iconlonewolfjc11:

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Dear Kind Readers,

With all regrets, due to work deadlines I will be on hiatus for quite some time.

Thank you so much to all the Readers for your support and for reading Maaf.
Many thanks to everyone who has been very generously giving information and helping me with research on Maaf.

I will continue on Maaf and other works once my work deadlines has been passed. Hopefully on Nov or Dec.

Best Regards,

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dinosaurusgede
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My name is Sita and it's an honour to be part of DevianArt.

Please visit these amazing groups \(>v<)/ It will worth your time!
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melonstyle Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Shifting to here so I don't spam your deviation comment section, haha.

And life has been treating me well overall. Since we last spoken, I've spent nearly a year living in Canada and the USA. It's been quite an experience - especially seeing all these different parts of western Canada and USA, and working at a ski resort for the winter! I got to meet Adannaya (do you remember her username?) in person and living with her in California for most of the American summer months (I'm at her house rn, ahaha). I go back to New Zealand next weekend though, so I'll be spending some time getting used to everything there all over again. Probably getting a job and being busy like you.

But I totally understand how work and real life can really get in the way of your online and creative projects. Speaking of which I'm really excited to see more of this new story of yours. I do hope you post more about it on dA too, I'd love to know about the cast and the overall setting, everything! <3333

I've stepped out of doing APH fanworks just recently, but I made a New Zealand OC!
My interpretation of my homeland NZ - and one of my main three projects is called 'Aotearoa and Friends', which is a mini comic series based around my New Zealand OC and New Zealand city OCs.

My other projects are 'The Mystic Show', which I have a group for, a fantasy adventure novel series with lots of media themes incorporated into it; and 'Blood of Fay', a visual novel game I'm hoping to create. Both casts are diverse and showing variety of representation.

As for my other APH OCs, I'm letting other people look after them. I did redesign my Philippines OC again though and was inspired by you with your cultural works for Philippines. In fact, my current dA icon features her design.
[HETALIA] Philippines Profile
[APH OC] Philippines Body Guide <- here you can see the tattoo designs i've given her ;o;

Sorry about the link spam, I figured I'd help you catch up on things you've missed whilst remembering the things you were interested in. But man, since living in North America, my patriotism and desire for New Zealand representation has increased tenfold.
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, how I miss you and your spam comment, Mel XD

Gosh, it's been almost a year since you start working in the ski resort in Canada, time sure flies. I'm happy that you enjoyed your time there, and you get to visit USA as well and to California.. you sure have one exciting year, Mel. You should tell me more about it ^^ I'd love to hear your stories.

You're staying Adannaya's house too? Is she doing well? 
I hope I got the chance to meet her too, as well as other DA community members but especially you, Mel. Maybe next time when I visit NZ. Glad you'll be back to NZ, you must have miss home. I wish you luck for your new job in rl, I hope you get your dream job which allows you flexibility and time to pursue you hobbies.

I'm so excited on your 'Aotearoa & friends' project. It's fascinating to learn more about NZ culture and history. I agree with you, living in another country does increase your patriotism tenfold (lol, it did me as well when I visit US) and helps you rediscover your own country culture. NZ is an amazing country with their own unique culture and good people. I'm happy you use the name Aotearoa for your project as well, it's very uniquely NZ. 

Many thanks for the info about Philippines profile and body guide, this will greatly helps me in my oncoming project.

Wow Mel, you are making a novel and visual novel game.. that's amazing! Will you share with me how you make 'Blood of Fay' visual novel game? I'd love to learn from you. If you have publish them be sure to tell me, so I can purchase them and brag to my colleagues that my friend is a novelist. ;)

Thank you for your support Mel, I confess it's been a challenge to balance time between working and writing comic/doujin/other creative outlets... Really, I should have changed job and I'm planning to do so. My goal is to study abroad, get my Master/Doctor degree and become a univ lecturer. In the long run Univ lecturer seems less busy, less stressful (now I know why some commits suicide) and more flexible too than a banker, not to mention access to the univ library *drools*

I have applied to several univ in Aussie-NZ and got accepted in Monash Univ in Melbourne, Aussie. Hopefully I'll be able continue research for my comic there and visit you as well since it's only 3 hour flight to NZ. But first.. I have to obtain scholarship. Wish me luck.
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melonstyle Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
I apologise for the slow response back. Now enjoy more of my spam? XD

But yeah, time really has flown on by. Gosh though, I wouldn't know where to begin. I will note though that the experience was really good in terms of establishing more independence and meeting lots of people from around the globe. Now I have even more international friends who I have met in person.
And yup, for the rest of this week anyways. She's doing well overall, it's been really awesome getting to meet her in person. And we've done quite a few things together, what with our limited budgets - so I can say things like I've been to Disneyland! That was one of the highlights. And during my time in America I got to go on a cruise around the Alaska coast.

I'm just excited to finally flesh out my New Zealand City OCs, because I've had them for ages, but never got to really, really flesh them out. And of course I had to use 'Aotearoa'! It's a gorgeous name for my country and I want more people to know of the name. <3
Ah, you're welcome! Let me know if you need more information, I can do my best to try and help out! :D

And I was thinking of using RenPy to make my game. I'm not yet up to the part of programming the game, I'm trying to write up a good story first that I can use for the game. As it's a visual novel, I'm going to be making routes so you get different endings depending on the choices you make in the game. It's tough work, but I hope to pull it off. ;u; As for the novel series, it's on hold while I write this, just because I want to balance muses rather than get burned out?

So I totaly get where you're coming from with balancing time. I'm just lucky I had the sort of schedule where I could access my creative projects, earn money and still maintain some level of social life? I guess part of it is the fact I did finish studies, so that's one thing off my back. Interesting that you want to be a lecturer. What subjects were you thinking of teaching the most? o:

Congratulations on getting accepted though! Melbourne is a really great city, I've visited it a few times. And it would be amazing for you to be able to pop over to New Zealand! I'll make sure to leave you a spare bed to crash on, ahaha. Good luck getting the scholarship, I believe in you! <3
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aruchaner Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
KAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK AKU SUKA BANGET SAMA DOUJIN MAAFNYA. tapi kalo baca di deviantart kurang sreg(?) kalo di ngomik cuma sampe chapter 3 kak? :' update juga dong yg di ngomik. 

BTW KAK MAKASIH UDAH BIKIN SAYA JADI PAHAM SEJARAH VOC DKK DLL. TERUS DILANJUT YA KAK KARYANYA >w<)//
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makasih banyak sudah baca Maaf Aruchaner.

Nanti Kakak usahakn utk update di Ngomik.com juga ya. Kebetulan kmarin2 Kk lagi sibuk banget in RL. Trims utk dukungannya.
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Ihsan997 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Hello! I have a question if you don't mind. I notice many users on here drawing comica of the history of maritime southeast Asia, and the OCs are named after countries and kingdoms.

Is this a genre? It seems widespread but I only found it today while searching for pictures of Majapahit and Sri Vijaya style art.
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:icondinosaurusgede:
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, this is modeled after an anime named Hetalia. It depicts personification of countries and kingdom.

For characters here are mostly original characters taking after maritime southeast asia (except for Vietnam & Thailand which are canon characters in Hetalia).
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Ihsan997 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I need to learn more about this Hetalia thing...one would imagine Indonesia being canon since it's such a big country. Thank you for the reply and great work in your gallery!
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UkoUsadaKuroiki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
selamat siang,saya ngikutin komik 'maaf' sudh mau 3 tahun lho :D
dibukukan dong,jadi kalau mau baca berulang kali gak harus buka DA karna gak selalu ada koneksi inet hehehe.

semoga lekas kembali dari hiatus!good luck! :heart:
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makasi banyak Adani sudah baca Maaf.

Iya kk juga pengen dibukukan cuma sering ngga sempet aja dan bingung mau distribusi ke mana. Klw Adani mau bantu, kk kebantu banget. ^^
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