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[APH OC] Kosovo by melonstyle [APH OC] Kosovo by melonstyle
People were taking more interest in my Kosovo OC recently, so I decided to finally do a fanart of her. I wish I still had the reference link for her clothing (it's a traditional costume), so I was basing it off of older fanart I've done of her (stuff i haven't submitted to dA, ahuehuehue).

Anyway, the truth is she's my third Hetalia OC to be created. Albania was first, Philippines was second. Anyway, when I was developing my Albania OC, one thing I noticed to be of importance was the Albania-Kosovo relationship. There were hardly any Kosovo OCs around and it was sort of tough pondering the two characters when I had one, but not the other. Thus along came the creation of this girl. And not long after, I made a Serbia. I decided the wisest thing with creating OCs of Albania, Kosovo and Serbia, was for me as a creator to remain as neutral as possible to the political dynamics between the three. I hope to continue doing more research for the three.

While this OC is in no way 'complete', she's been receiving development all along. So uh, here's some information on her and um... I hope you people like her! ^^

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Country Name: Republic of Kosovo
Human Name: Lindita Jashari
('Jashari' is taken from Adem Jashari, who is considered the "father" of the 'Kosovo Liberation Army', and a symbol of Kosovo independence. Lindita means 'the new day is born' in Albanian, and was the name she took on from the moment she declared her independence in 2008)
Age Appearance: 18 She often looked younger than her neighbours, but has begun to look more mature in the more recent years.
Nation Age: While it's been 5 years since her declared independence, she was around as early as the Middle Ages and is really just as old as Serbia
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" - the height of women in this region is very tall, but she's still considered short by many of the other Balkans
Birthday: 17th February (the date in which she declared independence)
Capital City: Pristina
Languages: Albanian and Serbian

Brief Overall Description
Lindita is a girl who has spent the majority of her life under Serbia, who she considered to be an older brother for many years. However, during the rule of the Ottoman Empire, she played a significant part during the 'Albanian national movement', which was a key factor in the great population of Kosovar-Albanians today. Because of this, over the years, she started to feel more closer to Albania than she did to Serbia, which was something the latter has never approved of. Nonetheless, despite spending so many years as a 'region', she began to realise just how much she wanted to become a nation of her own and thus declared independence. Some of the first to recognise her included Albania, Turkey, USA, UK and France. Other Eastern Europeans who have recognised her independence include Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. However, there are still many other nations who refuse to recognise her independence, notable nations being Serbia and Russia.

Lindita is someone who is a keen observer. She's seen a lot of chaos throughout her life and has suffered many wounds over the years. Lindita however, isn't someone who tries to pretend that nothing's wrong. She can actually be rather blunt and a bit of a deadpan snarker actually - she's actually quite sarcastic and witty when she wants to be and is the type of person to own her flaws as much as she can. Lindita can recognise what needs to be done, and will do her best to ensure it is done, however, because she is rather upfront with her emotions, it can at times cloud her judgement. Sometimes she's even rather unconventional, a trait that seemed to crop up a lot more as she got to know Albania. She is quite down to earth, especially with those she considers a friend, but with those she doesn't get along with, she can seem rather standoffish. One thing she's trying to get down pat is coming across more open and really securing more positive relations, but the fact that with some nations it's a lost cause, that's something that brings her down at times. However, she's been gaining an increase of support over the years, which has been motivating her a lot more to persist and she hopes to stand out more in the future.

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Anyway um, that's my brief overview of my Kosovo OC! Again, I hope people like her. Maybe someday I'll have a full bio typed up, but ah, this is enough for one night! :D

In other news IDK what the hell is going on with my art style anymore like what the hell is happening????

seriously throughout working on it, it was one big 'what do' and idk if it's good or bad or what--

Anyways um

Kosovo OC belongs to :iconmelonstyle:
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OkamiTsume Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amg your Kosovos is really beautiful ^//3//^
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
aww thank you so much! :D
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LouisTheFox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful, I wish it was a boy instead of a girl no offense.
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
thanks, but sorry, this is how I perceive my OC to be. I do have a Nyotalia version of this OC, but I'm going to keep her female.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great OC! I knew about nothing about Kosovo before this, so this was really educational. :) I like her design, too.
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
thank you so much! :D And yeah, I can see why people wouldn't know too much about Kosovo - especially when one the world doesn't recognise their independence and stuff. In fact, I knew nothing about Kosovo's existence until I saw the country mentioned alongside Albania. XD; But then once I knew of it, I felt this sudden need to learn more!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NP. ^_^
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Ask-Me-Albania Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
[ Wooooooah this is one of the best well thought Kosovo OC's I've seen yet!
I still have a lot to do for my Albania, I'm thinking of working on almost everything for her.

Overall, I believe this is one of the best I've seen and very well though, changes can
be made but this is quite fantastic considering the others I've seen. I know I shouldn't
be talking on improvement, since my Albania needs MAJOR revamping on some things, but
this is just wonderful. ]
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
aww thank you~ and yeah, I know she ain't perfect, I did acknowledge that there is info I am missing on her that I already have in my brain, ahaha. If only we all had more time for big, beautiful bios done and dusted--

anyway again, thanks for the compliments~
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Ask-Me-Albania Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
[ You're very welcome!
No let me love this OC forever

:iconletmehugyouplz: ]
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