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Malaak II p30 by Majnouna Malaak II p30 by Majnouna
It seems circumstances conspire to inspire me for my transition pages: this one was born from my brother's demand that he appear in the story saying "WELAANEH!" I don't know how I'm managing to indulge my people without disrupting the story flow :lol:

This page features my brother Kim and my friends Raffi (who actually is a peace worker and a stage actor to boot, with a humongous crush on Malaak) and Hassan (whom I have to thank for his army pics!) The three don't actually know each other, but I'm sure they'll bond over this ;)
Of course, it was only a matter of time before our own neighborhood showed up as a background somewhere...

Vocab notes:

Ya Allah aaz-zaha': Oh God, the boredom!
Eop, shabeb!: Yo, guys!
Welaaneh: We haven't figured out how to translate this, but loosely it means "it's fired up", and expressed something like "the roof's on fire!" (if that makes sense...) Anyway, Kim is overly fond of the expression...
Khalleeke shwey wlo: C'mon, stay a bit!
Kol hawa: Eat wind. A polite substitution for something else I'm sure you can guess

More about the story here: [link]
Official website: [link]
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RussianBust Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
i love Raffi's sarcasm and the Kol Hawa thingy :P so much slang language i'm starting to be addicted to this ! it's just like ... WooooooW!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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SaoirseFire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
This page is funny... Reminds me why I love this comic.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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seifertacko Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Cool..kinda funny thou,love the colour..n the suit,almost like some British SAS army custome..similar to those on CS!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
It's pretty standard as far as military goes!
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SamiShahin-Art Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite pages so far!! Where to start, the beauty that the photograph adds to the page, Raffi (I guess is his name) maghroum b Malaak; i guess it was a about time she started making fans like that ;)

Oh, i can't forget "Kol hawa" made me laugh so hard..
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :) Funny how everyone loved Raffi :lol: She's had fans like that for a while, just not inside the story ;)
:lmao: I love idiomatic expressions.
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TzodEarf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Welaaneh (How do you pronounce it?)...Here's an old-school party chant:

"The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. We don't need no water let the *@## *!!# burn. Burn *@## *!!#, burn!"
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
That's where I got "the roof is on fire" from :XD:
I can't describe the pronunciation, it involves a sound completely unknown to non-speakers :( It's close enough if you pronounce it well-AH-neh.
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