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Bandera, Shukhevych Had ‘Intense Sexual Relationship’ -Viatrovych

KYIV– Head of Ukraine’s Institute and National Memory and beloved writer of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) young adult fiction series Volodymyr Viatrovych dropped a bombshell on fans on Thursday when he announced that two of his biggest characters in the franchise had what he called “An intense sexual relationship.”

“Stepan Bandera, Roman Shukhevych- all the fans who really pay attention knew what was going on there,” Viatrovych said, adding that the new plot point was “canon.”

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So far reactions from the fanbase have been mixed over what they call Viatrovych’s latest “retcon” to the series.

Dasha Ponomarenko, a 22-year-old student from the city of Lviv, said that she see’s the change as mostly positive.

“I mean sure, it’s great that he’s giving his main characters more progressive values that fit 21st century Ukraine,” she said.

“But just once it would have been nice to see things like this in the story rather than Viatrovych just saying them after the fact on Twitter.”

Oleh Kolysnik, 19, said he wasn’t against the changes, but that he didn’t really see evidence for the relationship between the two in the material he’d read in school.

“Relationships have to have build-up, chemistry, ” he said.

“You can’t just drop that on the die-hard fans who pay attention to every detail without laying the groundwork.”

Some were not pleased with the revelation, however. Yaroslav Tereshchenko, 18, is a member of the National Corps, one of the most rabid fan-clubs for Viatrovych’s work.

“This is nonsense,” Tereshchenko said at a recent event for fan-fiction writers who write their own stories based on the characters in Viatrovych’s fitional universe.

“Neither Stepan Bandera, nor Roman Shukhevych, were homos. This just shows how Viatrovych is ruining his own work due to pressure from the Marxist SJWs (“Social Justice Warriors”)!”

According to Tereshchenko, fan-fiction writers often “ship” different characters, a term meaning to put two characters in the story into a romantic relationship even if this isn’t in the text. However, he expressed his anger at Viatrovych for declaring this allegedly new relationship to be “canon,” making it an official part of the fictional universe’s history.

In the past Viatrovych was praised for introducing progressive values to some of his characters. For example, long after the OUN series was finished, Viatrovych changed many key points in the story to reduce needless violence and make some characters more positive. For example, he declared certain parts of Ukrainian Insurgent Army leader Roman Shukhevych’s backstory, such as the part where he spends time in Belarus fighting for Nazi Germany, to be “non-canon” and part of a “dream sequence” that did not actually happen.

Viatrovych said that most of the replies to his latest retcon tweet thread have been “overwhelmingly positive,” but he also reminded fans that while he encourages them to imagine his characters however they like, as the author and their creator, his word is final when it comes to what happened or didn’t happen in his fictional universe.

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Novorossiya fan fiction

I was surprised to see how quickly Russia’s fiction writers have been turning out literature about Novorossiya and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. I don’t mean the fiction writers at RT this time. I was referring to novelists, people who at least acknowledge that they are making things up.  Anyway, I’m proud to present you with some examples of action-packed titles inspired by the great conflict of our time. Look out, Tolstoy. Eat a dick, Dostoevsky! A new generation of true Russian authors is about to usher in a new golden age of Russian literature!

Our first title is Ukrainian Hell, which has the tagline “This is our war!” I’m sure that the publisher probably included a disclaimer explaining that by “our war,” neither the author nor the publisher is implying that any Russian troops have been in Ukraine at any time.

Judging by the cover this book must be set in the future, when the US develops an airplane capable of landing in Kyiv’s Maidan Nezhalezhnosti, depicted in the background. It’s not exactly clear what’s going down here; if the Russian resistance has captured the square, why would this American pilot land here? Or did the US Air Force decide to use this square as an air base when the Russian rebels overran the area? Perhaps this is a hypothetical future in which the American Joint Chiefs of Staff are replaced with eight-year-old children in the interests of cutting costs. Whatever the case, our hero is for some reason armed with an unusually large hatchet. You never know when you’ll need to chop down a few trees in the center of Kyiv.

This next tome is entitled Ukraine in Flames. Our hero in the foreground performs a very unique, acrobatic melee attack with the butt of his Kalashnikov. He is totally unconcerned about the proximity of the aerial rockets being fired above. In the background on the right, we see a character who may have been based on RT’s Graham Phillips. He came for the sex tour, he stayed for the glory of combat! Here we see him emptying his magazine at his natural enemy, the trip flare. Can’t wait to crack this one. I predict ceaseless carnage!

Do you have a Russian friend who likes reading novels while relaxing by the Crimean shore? Of course you don’t! Russians don’t go to the Crimea! But your friend can still enjoy Wild Fields 2017 while soaking up the sun in Sharm-el-Sheikh or Antalya!

This is a bit more imaginative, almost science fiction-like novel, as the cover implies that the Donetsk People’s Republic will exist in 2017.  Now I’m no expert on Ukrainian or Donetsk People’s Republican traffic regulations, but it seems to me that those Svoboda guys in the Mercedes had the right away here. Also, note that the DNR forces are driving what appears to be a variant of the BMP or BMD infantry fighting vehicle. This begs the question as to whether the DNR soldiers in the book will still claim that they captured this and other vehicles from “Ukrainian army depots” in 2017. Ukraine, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be doing well. They’ve had to resort to relying on Svoboda paramilitaries who ride into battle in Mercedes Benz luxury SUVs. They’re also not very defensive drivers.  Just for the record, I don’t have any moral qualms about running tanks or other armored vehicles into cars that are occupied by Svoboda members. I’m just having a little trouble suspending my disbelief when it comes to the premise of this novel.

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This title is called The Wrath of Novorossiya. In this scene, we see that wrath directed not against other supporters of Novorossiya, civilians, women going to cafes, or their fellow militiamen, but rather against this Ukrainian Banderite who was such a bitch that he decided to come to battle dressed in the same camouflage pattern our hero is wearing! He knew the hero was going to be wearing that Soviet 80’s airborne style and he still went out and got the same camo just to spite him!

I can’t help but notice, however, that neither our hero, nor his Banderite opponent seem to understand the utility of firearms in battle.  Perhaps this explains the stalemate in the Donbass region? In any case, I’m sure it’s a real page turner!