History Recap / TintinTintinInTheLandOfTheSoviets

10th Jun '18 3:43:22 PM JujuP
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*** Chinese workers stranded in Russia [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_in_the_Russian_Revolution_and_in_the_Russian_Civil_War participed to the Civil War]].
25th May '18 5:10:05 PM eroock
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* HandcarPursuit
25th May '18 5:09:34 PM eroock
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: Tintin rams his foot against the metal sewer gate out of frustration. The pain makes him jump around.


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* BedsheetGhost: Used by Tintin to chase some Russian mooks away from his bedroom.


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* ConvenientEscapeBoat: Tintin jumps into a convenient motorboat to escape the police. The police use a faster motorboat to chase him down.


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* DoorJudo: Tintin opens a door for a bad guy trying to charge it at full speed. The bad guy hits his head on the far wall, and Tintin closes the door in the face of the others following him.


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* IronicEcho: "Can't you read?"
25th May '18 5:08:24 PM eroock
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* InscrutableOriental: Tintin is brought to a torture cellar where he will be tortured by two emotionless Chinese tortureres.

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* InscrutableOriental: Tintin is brought to a torture cellar TortureCellar where he will be tortured by two emotionless Chinese tortureres.torturers.


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* TortureCellar: Tintin is brought to one when caught in Moscow. Of course, he can escape before anything harmful could happen.
25th May '18 4:41:25 PM eroock
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* PaperThinDisguise: A Russian spy disguises himself as a beggar, causing Tintin to take the man to a restaurant in pity. Snowy quickly figures out it's the same man who tried to attack Tintin earlier in the story.
25th May '18 4:41:05 PM eroock
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* AnAesop: Kids, don't play with fire!


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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The speech bubble for the German valet who's showing Tintin to his hotel room applies wrong spelling and grammar for the sentence "Hier ist das Room". Later justified (and perhaps invoked) when the valet turns out to be [[RoomDisservice a Russian assassin]].


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* BandageMummy: Snowy gets fully covered in bandages due to his injuries from an explosion.
* BearTrap: Tiger@Snowy gets caught in a wolf trap which rips off half of his costume, [[TheFreelanceShameSquad much to the amusement of the other animals]].


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* CartoonBomb: The bomb at the train has this shape.


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* HandcarPursuit: The handcar breaks just as he is about to catch up. He then spots a junk pile and motorizes the car by MacGyvering, but the villains succeed at literally derailing him.


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* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: The Russian cossack who dragged Tintin in an ice block behind him, boast "My name is Nokzitov and I'll tear you in pieces!" before starting to kick Tintin's ass.


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* RoomDisservice: The valet at the hotel in Berlin turns out to be working for the Russians. His attempt to kidnap Tintin gets foiled.


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* SheepInWolfsClothing: Snowy disguises himself as a tiger to scare the Russian guards away.


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* TemptingFate: The Russian RoomDisservice brags that no-one has ever escaped him and neither will Tintin. Cue him being knocked out by Tintin who then hands him over to the German police.


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* VaporTrail: The streak of flame almost catches up with Tintin's car. Then the fuel runs out. Definitely not a case of Truth in Television: The fuel-air vapor in the empty tank would actually be a lot more flammable than liquid fuel.
25th May '18 4:34:46 PM eroock
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Tintin freezes stuck in the ice after he falls into icy water. When Snowy manages to unfreeze him, he is totally unaffected by the effects of being frozen for so long, even able to find the energy to fight with the Russian cossack who carried him along.


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* HarmlessFreezing: Tintin freezes stuck in the ice after he falls into icy water. When Snowy manages to unfreeze him, he is totally unaffected by the effects of being frozen for so long, even able to find the energy to fight with the Russian cossack who carried him along.
25th May '18 2:14:53 PM eroock
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'''Tintin in the Land of the Soviets''' is the first Tintin story, published in the magazine ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the years 1929 and 1930. The young reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy are sent by the newspaper to the Soviet Union to gather material to write articles about the conditions under the Bolshevik government. What follows is a long tirade of anti-communist propaganda: Tintin wanders around Russia uncovering the oppression and the dirty secrets of the government while being attacked by evil government officials every step of the way.

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'''Tintin
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in the Land of the Soviets''' Soviets'' is the first Tintin story, published in the magazine ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the years 1929 and 1930. The young reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy are sent by the newspaper to the Soviet Union to gather material to write articles about the conditions under the Bolshevik government. What follows is a long tirade of anti-communist propaganda: Tintin wanders around Russia uncovering the oppression and the dirty secrets of the government while being attacked by evil government officials every step of the way.



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14th Apr '18 4:46:27 PM FRBBUHUBHUUBUBBUH
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Soviet Russia seems to be nothing more than some dreary buildings and tundra. Hergé based all his knowledge about the country on one book, ''[[https://books.google.com/books?id=Z2BEAAAAIAAJ Moscou Unveiled]]'' by a Belgian Soviet diplomat named Joseph Douillet, which was a heavy anti-Soviet propaganda piece. Several scenes in the Tintin story are lifted directly from this book.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: ArtisticLicenseGeography:
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Soviet Russia seems to be nothing more than some dreary buildings and tundra. Hergé based all his knowledge about the country on one book, ''[[https://books.google.com/books?id=Z2BEAAAAIAAJ Moscou Unveiled]]'' by a Belgian Soviet diplomat named Joseph Douillet, which was a heavy anti-Soviet propaganda piece. Several scenes in the Tintin story are lifted directly from this book.



* UsefulNotes/{{Cossacks}}: Tintin is captured by one when frozen in ice.



* ShoutOut:
** Tintin sings ''Au Clair De La Lune'' while fashioning a propeller from a tree using a pen knife all day and night.
** WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons: The album ''Tintin in Paris'' that Lisa grabs in the episode ''Husbands And Knives'' has Tintin and Snowy striking the same pose as they did on this album cover.

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ShoutOut: Tintin sings ''Au Clair De La Lune'' while fashioning a propeller from a tree using a pen knife all day and night.
** WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons: The album ''Tintin in Paris'' that Lisa grabs in the episode ''Husbands And Knives'' has Tintin and Snowy striking the same pose as they did on this album cover.
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23rd Mar '18 3:23:44 PM Asue
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* AbortedArc: Tintin is sent off to Moscow and eventually gets there, but all kinds of events eventually lead him to other parts of Russia. Near the end of the story he tries to return to Moscow again, but after a failed attempt he just decides to go home. We also see him write his reports only once and he has to flee in the dead of night without taking all of his copies with him. So... in what way was his journalistic mission accomplished?

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* AbortedArc: Tintin is sent off to Moscow and eventually gets there, but all kinds of events eventually lead him to other parts of Russia. Near the end of the story story, he tries to return to Moscow again, but after a failed attempt attempt, he just decides to go home. We also see him write his reports only once and he has to flee in the dead of night without taking all of his copies with him. So... in what way was his journalistic mission accomplished?



* ArtisticLicenseBiology and ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Tintin manages to fashion a propeller for a plane by cutting it with a pen knife from a tree. After spending a whole day and night doing this he simply puts it on the plane and flies away. Errr... didn't he need to sleep at one point, especially considering he has to concentrate on keeping a plane in the air?

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology and ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Tintin manages to fashion a propeller for a plane by cutting it with a pen knife from a tree. After spending a whole day and night doing this this, he simply puts it on the plane and flies away. Errr... didn't he need to sleep at one point, especially considering he has to concentrate on keeping a plane in the air?



** Another example are the Chinese torturers who just happen to be working for Soviet policemen in Russia. HilariousInHindsight though is the fact that only 20 years later China would indeed become a Communist country!

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** Another example are the Chinese torturers who just happen to be working for Soviet policemen in Russia. HilariousInHindsight though is the fact that only 20 years later later, China would indeed become a Communist country!



** Tintin has no quiff for the first few pages, until a car chase puts his hair into motion. He is also seen writing journalistic paperwork for the first and last time in the series, though he never seems to send it to his newspaper, because that same night he is attacked in his hotel room and has to flee, without taking all those pages along with him. Snowy has a strange beard and he and Tintin clearly seem able to understand what they are saying to each other.
** In terms of story the album is more a RandomEventsPlot and a propaganda piece full of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped lectures about the evilness and phoniness of Soviet communism. Many gags are set up and told in a very slow exposition that doesn't surprise the reader when they finally happen.

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** Tintin has no quiff for the first few pages, until a car chase puts his hair into motion. He is also seen writing journalistic paperwork for the first and last time in the series, though he never seems to send it to his newspaper, because that same night night, he is attacked in his hotel room and has to flee, flee without taking all those pages along with him. Snowy has a strange beard and he and Tintin clearly seem able to understand what they are saying to each other.
** In terms of story story, the album is more a RandomEventsPlot and a propaganda piece full of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped lectures about the evilness and phoniness of Soviet communism. Many gags are set up and told in a very slow exposition that doesn't surprise the reader when they finally happen.
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