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Like it or not, the US is known for intervening in the world. We get blamed for this quite a bit. We also get blamed quite a bit when we do not intervene. There was a parable written by a Polish Archbishop during the 1700s which summed it the situation well:

"The dog barked all the night, keeping the burglar away;
It got a beating for waking the master, next day.
That night it slept soundly and did the burglar no harm;
He burgled; the dog got caned for not raising alarm."

No matter what we do, the US will always get blamed by at least some people. The truth is, the US isn't usually responsible for what goes wrong, but since we are expected to do something about it without actually having to do anything, we get blamed for it, whatever the "it" might be. My take on it is that other countries resent not being able to do what we do, or at least, not be able to do what we can on even remotely the same scale. They are jealous of us and resent us, even as they know they need us. If we intervene, their jealousy activates. If we don't intervene, their (arguably more righteous) indignation at us letting people die through inaction activates.

I'll close by saying this: the world should be grateful for US intervention. Without it, Russia, China, and a bunch of terrorists would pretty much control Eurasia and North Africa, at the very minimum. No one else can contain those threats. The US is the necessary and usually sufficient element needed to keep those dangers at bay.
Polaria by Noguy
Polaria
From this angle, one can see the arctic ace cap of the planet Polaria, but it was hard to get the south pole in the picture. I'll have to adjust the angle next time. For now, here's the first planet with at least one pole visible.

And yeah, bad name for a planet, but whatever.
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Eidan, Kyo, and a Dragon by Noguy
Eidan, Kyo, and a Dragon
I thought the scene needed a bit more drama. In scraps for reused media.
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Eidan and Kyo by Noguy
Eidan and Kyo
Here are Eidan and Kyo, which are a wolf, and rabbit, respectively. The characters belong to :iconchiletrek:, but he let me color the linework he provided in, after I inked it. The background, shadows, and coloring are mine, but the lines, characters, and story are his.

EDIT: Just updated Kyo a bit, in light of some helpful suggestions.

Eidan's faimly adopted Kyo, who is struggling to fit into life with wolves. More details can be found here, at the original: Kyo and Eidan Ixtar training preparations
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Planet Oxyzenus by Noguy
Planet Oxyzenus
Alright, the next planet will have polar ice caps. I wanted to try one that was a darker planet, seen at night (or the evening), with city lights visible.
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Like it or not, the US is known for intervening in the world. We get blamed for this quite a bit. We also get blamed quite a bit when we do not intervene. There was a parable written by a Polish Archbishop during the 1700s which summed it the situation well:

"The dog barked all the night, keeping the burglar away;
It got a beating for waking the master, next day.
That night it slept soundly and did the burglar no harm;
He burgled; the dog got caned for not raising alarm."

No matter what we do, the US will always get blamed by at least some people. The truth is, the US isn't usually responsible for what goes wrong, but since we are expected to do something about it without actually having to do anything, we get blamed for it, whatever the "it" might be. My take on it is that other countries resent not being able to do what we do, or at least, not be able to do what we can on even remotely the same scale. They are jealous of us and resent us, even as they know they need us. If we intervene, their jealousy activates. If we don't intervene, their (arguably more righteous) indignation at us letting people die through inaction activates.

I'll close by saying this: the world should be grateful for US intervention. Without it, Russia, China, and a bunch of terrorists would pretty much control Eurasia and North Africa, at the very minimum. No one else can contain those threats. The US is the necessary and usually sufficient element needed to keep those dangers at bay.

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ChefGreen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the reply. I may look into it.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch!

You have some interesting stuff also, so watching back.
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey! thanks ya for the fav
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Noguy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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LauranneSM Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for the fav :D
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Noguy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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The-Argonian Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Greetings, Egg-Brother.
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Noguy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi. You won't find many argonians here, but I have dracons.
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
HelloHi! :
 And happy birthday! Party Have your cake and eat it too :squee: 
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