Eh, I'd say America would be the well-off senior athlete in need of a few attitude adjustments that people cling to for status, and Canada would be his shy sophomore cousin that joins a few clubs (almsot everybody knows him, generally approved of, but not too envied).
The UK would be that one kid with an awesome talent, but no one gets to know him for his personality. Most of Western Europe would be the clueless girls who somehow manage to get higher grades than you. Eastern Europe would be the smoker or stoner (always asking for a cigarette or a couple bucks).
Sub-Saharan Africa would be the freshman who comes off as anti-social because he doesn't adjust too well to new situations. Most of the Middle East would be the argumentative juniors, but Israel would be the sophomore captain of the debate team.
Most of Asia would be the smart kid who has to have everything done his way, but everyone still gets him to tutor them or get them something they aren't savvy enought to get themselves. India would probably be the smart kid that people pay to their essays for them. Japan would be... the Japanese kid.
South America would be the hot new girl you pretend to share interests with.
I know. Especially as shown in this video, it's getting out of control.
Conversely, you could stop after drawing just the head, body, and arms and say, "I hope you're happy. You just killed an amputee with no legs."
Then you go on and on about how he lost his legs serving in the army for his country. How he was a double agent and without him, we would have lost the war countless times and Hitler would rule the world. Then you start on his family: how his wife had terminal cancer and who would raise the children after she was gone now that their father was gone too? They'd become orphans, and very poor ones at that. They were the only two to attend their mother's funeral. Little 9-year-old Becky and her 6-year-old brother Johnny.
Without a family outside of each other, they end up in the streets. Johnny died in a gutter in Becky's arms as people walked by without a passing glance. He looked up into her eyes and with his last dying breath, he whispered, "Becky... I can see Mommy and Daddy... They're calling to me... Becky... I have to go... I have to go... See you again soon..."
She rested her head on his, tears rolling down her face. She slowly drifted off into sleep, never to wake again.
All because you couldn't figure out the word "riffraff."
Well, the only two countries that exist are America and Not America, and fuck Not America because they're not good Americans.
"You're not my friend, you never were, I fucking hate you, and your breath stinks."
"WE ARE BEAUTIFUL STRONG PEOPLE AND DEMAND EQUAL RIGHTS! FOR FAR TOO LONG YOU HAVE KEPT US DOWN, WHETHER IT BE OPEN SEXISM OR QUIET JUDGEMENT UNFAIRLY ROBBING US OF OPPORTUNITIES! WE DEMAND TO BE TREATED LIKE EQUALS, YOU ARCHAIC, PRIMITIVE DOGS!"
"Ah..... You know, you're absolutely right. It is completely unfair what we do to you. Bill, I want you to start writing me drafts of new gender equality laws immediately."
"You want me to make it so you're treated completely the same as men?"
"YOU HEARD US! WE DEMAND FULL RESPECT, YOU IGNORANT NEANDERTHAL!"
"Very well, when these laws I'm writing take effect, you'll be treated exactly like us. You'll even be able to be called for the draft"
".... WE ARE GORGEOUS, INDEPENDENT FLOWERS WITH OUR DIFFERENCES FROM MEN AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED AS SUCH, YOU PRIMORDIAL SLIME!"
You obviously don't know what love is. Love is taking the trash out for your mom when you know she had a long day, it's holding back from saying that little comment that will ruin your friend's day, it's picking up your significant other's favorite flavor of ice cream even though you don't really like it. Love is about denying the selfishness of human nature because you love a person enough to do that little something for them.
The sweet feeling of a grand gesture will fade in time, the little sacrifices permeate forever. You have some growing up to do.
"What is it, James Lily Cedric Sirius Emmeline Amelia Albus Hedwig Alastor Rufus Dobby Colin Fred Nymphadora Remus Severus Potter?"
Men and women
We shit in different places
and have differences in our faces.
We don't shave the same locations
and sing with different vocalizations.
We watch very different shows
and (usually) only one of us paints our toes.
Like the cat and the dog,
or the guinea pig and the flying frog,
and everyone in the pokedex log,
We are different, and yet the same.
"Come here, let me just clip your toe nails... AHA! I gave you a small cut on your big toe! Now you will feel pain while walking!"
"Oh no! What a minor inconvenience. "
Ok, I circled the equator but I still can't find a damn golf ball.
I heard an interesting interpretation a while back: The cliche is that the US is a melting pot, but in reality it's a salad. A melting pot means everyone gives up their past and conforms to a certain ideal. That's not what America is, or at least that's not what America should be. It should be a salad-a dish that takes many different ingredients from lettuce to tomatoes to croutons to dressing and mixes it up to form something delicious. Sure, some bites will have more tomato than most and others will be saturated in dressing, but in the end a dish is created that does not highlight one ingredient in particular but speaks to what can be formed when all those ingredients are put in one bowl.
USA! USA! USA! Kill the Commies!
Well, I say SPEED UP THE PROCESS. I want to be able to have a mustache and not be judged within the next 10 years.
"I shudder to think what the state of my in-tray would be if I was away from work for five days."
"Yeah, someone might slip dragon dung in it again, eh, Perce?" said Fred.
"That was a sample of fertilizer from Norway!" said Percy, going very red in the face. "It was nothing personal!"
"It was," Fred whispered to Harry as they got up from the table. "We sent it."