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I would like to share this with all of the Hetalia fans. I hope that you'll be able to see the meaning I'm trying to spread here.

I feel that Hetalia is such a wonderful thing that happened to the world of Japanese webcomics and anime alike. The reason why this fandom became the longest for me is because of the way Himaruya Hidekaz had dedicated so much of his time to research random (but interesting) facts about the world like no other. We all admit that we once dreaded the big fat history book before Hetalia came into our lives.

Then it's as if, by pure magic that history became something major just because of this little phenomenon.

The Hetalia fandom has grown large due to its influence throughout the world. Because we all share this mutual interest of this, I feel that the fanbase has already done creative things to express their love of Hetalia as well. That's why I appreciate those who come up with such stunning artwork of the canon characters, write beautiful fanfiction with original plotlines, enjoy laughing at the historical jokes (or pretty much the hilarious memes and gifs) being made and posted, and ultimately, agree and respect each other's customs and opinions.

It's as if we are suddenly developing this patriotism towards our own nation, despite the fact that the characters were based off of their nation's stereotypes (but that's what makes Hetalia well...Hetalia!).

However, as good as everything about the fandom may seem, we still come across controversial issues of fans incorporating sensitive material into their work, especially when it comes to fanfiction...and that somewhat bothers me. This is because sensitive events such as massacres and wars bring about a lot of hatred towards a particular nation (especially the Nanjing Massacre in China and Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Terrorism, etc.) and the lingering hatred is yet again provoked. Apparently, a lot of people like to write smut based on the characters (and I'm not saying that it's an extremely bad thing) and some like to take it up a notch by writing sex scenes set in a period during a delicate event (again, I bring up the Nanjing Massacre, but pretty much every war applies here) with one country involved in the war, being submissive to the other.

If you did your research, the stuff you see are not all roses and sparkles you see in Bishounen anime. These events ACTUALLY happened. They were all printed into our history books. The years spent on bloodshed, turmoil, and warfare had nothing to do with love and submission; these nations all turned against each other, made alliances, then broke them. And this kept on happening.

Therefore, incorporating Hetalia into real life historical events that may provoke negative and controversial sentimentality is by the far, the worst way to gain the respect of other fans. Know that these events were not something taken lightly. Every nation had their reason to go through all this turmoil for them to become the nations they are today. So if you want to write something, write with optimism and respect for the world, not just for your own country.

Also, I have also noticed how some fans simply hate a certain nation because they dislike or hate the character. Please learn to discern fiction from reality. No matter how much you consider them real, they are NOT real. If you weren't into Hetalia, you wouldn't even bother pairing up a bunch of landmasses and having them "pleasure" each other (That's extremely awkward). In fact, you wouldn't even bother acknowledging them at all! Just because this is Hetalia and the characters are the embodied version of countries and act according to their corresponding nation, they are most certainly not the actual country itself!

Another thing, I believe that the true message for Hetalia is not about the yaoi pairings, the OTPs, the obsessive "USUK" or "ROCHU", the catchphrases ("pastaaa!"), the bishies, the fanservice nor the smut. If the avatars of the world were expressed as depraved sexual beings desperate for relief, then I'm not sure if we would accept that as we already did today.

What I see in Hetalia is the friendship and the willingness to help each other out. I know it sounds corny but, let me go further into detail.

If you watched the series (and the movie "Paint it White!"), and read the webcomic, then it should be evident that although this series is merely just a satire of the events of WWII, you may have noticed how much this series revolved the character Italy. For one thing, yes, some people may like him because of his adorable "vee!" or may hate him for being so obnoxious and loud all the time. For another thing, you constantly see Italy trying so hard to bring the Axis and unintentionally, the Allies together. In "Paint it White", when the whole world was devastated (and turned white by the Noppera), the remaining nations decided to put together a temporary alliance to help each other survive.

As for the misconceptions, S.Korea, Russia and Prussia are three among many characters in the fandom that are enormously mistaken due to their stereotypical traits of the nation. The situation differs with S.Korea (as you may know, the character was banned from the series before it was released due to the actual nation protesting against the character's behavior of a pervert) but canon-wise, Russia is always depicted as this adorable yandere who loves to torture other nations while Prussia is this carefree "I don't give a F--" type of character who likes to annoy the hell out of everyone. Historically speaking, Himaruya's portrayal is generally correct; Russia had a long history of isolation, bloodshed and civil warfare while Prussia was eventually dissolved by Hitler during WWII (so the sources say). Now, canon-wise, I see that Russia's behavior quite fits because, if you think about it, Russia's isolation (due to the frigid winters) and constant bloodshed, led to a mentally unstable mind.

When listening to his character songs, he mentions how he only wants someone to be his friend despite him looking "creepy or intimidating". The same applies for Prussia---he's a nonexisting nation; the land called Prussia is now part of East Germany so imagine how the character would feel if he is the living avatar of a nation that no longer exists. Pretty heartbreaking, right?

Hence, if you think about it, all of these fictional "avatars" of our world are looking for acceptance and respect from one another. And the way they are willing (begrudgingly) to help each other survive in a time of crisis gives me one more reason to love Hetalia. Although fictional, these characters really made us think that they are one of us, and that they actually do exist in this world. For this reason, I look forward to reading fiction that expresses that teamwork and cooperation, because hope, comfort, sympathy, and forgiveness despite one's (unjust and cruel) actions is something so heartfelt that it can have us relate to one another.

Furthermore, this gives me more reason to look more into the world. Because of Hetalia, I now learned about the Baltic countries, the Nordics, as well as the Micronations. Before the fandom, I didn't even know what Sealand nor Seychelles were or where they were located in the map (I'm sure most of us didn't even bother to memorize the world's geography)!

I know I write this like I'm elaborating and evaluating on something that is not real instead of worrying about my college applications. But I'm taking my time to convey this message because I love the series for what it is instead of what it's not. I really appreciate all that Himaruya has ever done to make this series a huge success. We should all thank him for producing an awesome way of bringing this world together...and we should also thank his fans who gave their time to contribute to the world and have them enjoy it.

As fans of Hetalia, we should strive to appreciate the customs and traditions of the world without criticizing for their race and ethnicity. Instead, we should give constructive criticism for the actions we deem unjust regardless of ethnic background and give the respect to all persons in world (not just fans of Hetalia).

Before I end this, I would like to express my gratitude for those who spent their time reading through this long journal entry. I wrote this because I really enjoy Hetalia and felt that not a lot of people really grasped the true meaning of it (if you beg to differ, please mention in your comment). I do not ask you to be offended by it, nor start a flame war because of a fanfic you thought was written horribly. I am honestly expressing my opinion of the fandom for what it is and what I've seen. I am not critisizing those who love to write USUK smut or any yaoi smut of the sort, and you can continue to write it as you please for I have no intention to interrupt or hinder you from your burst of inspiration.

I think we all know that we contribute to this fandom because we want to, not because we have to...and I really appreciate your efforts for this. I want everyone to know that your efforts are not something to be wasted and we're all doing this to entertain one another, because we all share something common. I hope that by now, we learned to love each other's ethnicities a bit more and respect our fandom a lot more.

If you feel that this has given you some sort of "enlightenment" on the fandom, you can do a great deal to get this shared and circulated around the fan community. That way, the Hetalia fans will be able to learn from their mistakes and move on.

Again, thank you for reading this extremely long post.

Have a nice day, Hetalians!

~Rainatmosphere
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Roronoa-D-Riku Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you know how to put Hetalia in a very different persepective from the normal fan stuff.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is that so?

I thought it was known by some fans but it wasn't enforced as much as the stuff you see around the fandom.
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Roronoa-D-Riku Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, some fans aare just attracted with the 'romance' that they just don't care about the rest. There are other fans that do care deeply about what you have just explained
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, that is true.

I meant to spread the message to those who simply think that Hetalia is just the romance. I believe that it truly is something other than just "romance" (and even that is not enforced as much-does romance have to be defined as sex here?)and because of the characters, the fandom deserves something worth the sorrows and the happiness they experience.
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CoconuttyFlavoredLOL Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree whole-heartedly. Of course the comic for many people is for entertainment, but I wouldn't know that Holy Roman Empire exists or there's a tiny country called Liechtenstein. I wouldn't even know about the world's history. Hetalia helped me a lot.
PS: I read for the history, but the bishounen is a plus XP
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, there are a lot of countries that I learned of because of Hetalia. If it weren't for it, then I wouldn't have had a better understanding of the countries (I once got all of the allies and axis correct for a history quiz).

I just wish the fans would be able to create their own portrayals of history. C:
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CoconuttyFlavoredLOL Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I know. I really hate it when people keep pairing up countries together just because they had some sort of relationship in the past (War/Treaty...). Not because I hate pairings, since I do enjoy some, but because many people who live in that country may get offended if they see their country sucking another enemy country's face of some sort. It just pisses me off, ya know?

This is history, not some bishounen-shoujou-ai comic.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, that was what I was trying to imply. As I mentioned, it's really awkward pairing up a bunch of landmasses together if it weren't for the personifications.
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CoconuttyFlavoredLOL Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Yep.
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KibbyArt99 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU FOR THIS!~
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for reading the entry!
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Shounen-Hime Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree in almost all respects. As the creator of a "personifications of nations" comic myself, it somewhat frightens me (and makes me anticipate the future,) to see what Hetalia fans are doing and creating.

Although I suppose my (a more appropriate term would be "our," as it is a joint project,) comic is a bit different in terms of content. We're trying to stay farther away from the stereotypes (although when personifying nations, they're bound to pop up,) and focus more on the history. We want to make as historically accurate as possible. :)

I really love all of the stuff that other Hetalia fans have created, and I am super excited to see both what else they will come up with, and to have derivatives of my own.

.......So excited~!
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. That is one reason of why I love Hetalia and stuck to it for the longest period of time.

I too am in the process of writing a war fic that will get published in the fanfiction site sometime around December/January. It's supposed to incorporate all the elements of friendship and survival and trust into it. The plotline itself is complicated as it is and there will lots of references to various wars that would the way the characters think. C:
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Shounen-Hime Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have to say, I like the way you think. Trouble with personifying countries is how they change over time, sometimes radically. (I sort of came up with a solution.) Imagine just how different the world was, even just twenty years ago.


.....Would you like to see my comic? *sob*
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. That is why history is such an enigmatic thing. On random note, Hetaoni is one of the quintessential stories regarding friendship. It's such a tearjerker.

I would love to see that very much. Sorry for not responding earlier! ^^
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Shounen-Hime Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh geez. HetaOni. I can't stand the name "Steve" anymore, since that game.

Here it is: [link] There aren't any actual comics up yet, since we're planning for the first to be a rather large installment. There are a few more pictures on the tumblr page, but not many.


Thank you~
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The music is amazing. I simply love it. Steve. Teehee.

Thank you! I'll look into it!
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Casper95 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Bah, this pretty much describes Hetalia to a T. I don't think a lot of people who are into it realize how meaningful it is to the fans. I also agree that we should respect world history and avoid making the characters into some wild sex beasts. But, I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing if people write fanfictions based off of history, as long as they don't use it as an excuse for sex. Honestly I've learned a lot of things I would have never found out from fanfictions that include it into the plot line.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I agree.

Well, it's not bad to write fanfiction about historical events- in fact, it's actually really interesting that way! The fact that the fans would take that and write smut into it for no reason at all...well, that somewhat irks me.

I think writing about wars will be appropriate only if people are careful not to display anything that would provoke people of that ethnicity/race/background they're writing.
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Casper95 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah. It honestly irritates me a lot when fans just blatantly put smut in stories. To me it's like putting an excessive amount of jam on toast just because you want jam but you don't want to look like a glutton for eating it by itself. It's not as irritating if it's actually an important part of the story though.

I agree. Though it is very easy to offend people on such a touchy subject. Race/war/country relations in general are very touchy. I actually know a person who is offended by the show in general. It's so tricky, because you want to encourage freedom of expression and the feelings of others at the same time.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, that is true. If smut is involved, I don't actually believe it all that necessary to add details of it as too much focus into it sort of ruins the story (I was once a writer for Rochu and unintentionally wrote a smut chapter...based on the feedback I received from it, it wasn't all that satisfying).

Yes, Hetalia is such a strange thing indeed. This controversy is one reason why Korea wasn't added into the series...though I really would have thought they would allow the character to be in APH if it weren't for his "pervy" attitude.
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Casper95 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree. If you feel like writing smut, then simply write a one-shot. I don't think it's that necessary either to go into much detail if your main focus for the story is the relationship between the two characters. It just kind of takes away attention from the plot to the smut.

One of my friends said another reason why they took Korea out of the show is because of his clothing. I think it was either an incorrect representation or he was wearing a female hanbok. They also said it was because of his behavior in general, and that he takes pride in only his country or something like that. I think it's kind of silly, but everyone is entitled to their opinion.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I agree. I guess it's acceptable to even imply some smut without going further in depth since that does stray away from the actual plot. That is why I'm not going to bother with the smut in my stories anymore- besides, usually a lot of the really good stories don't really have anything too explicit in terms of romance.

Ah, well I'm Korean-American so I know the whole controversy with the character very well. It is true that his hanbok design was more of a mixed gender hybrid but I really don't disagree to it. The only thing that bothered me slightly was his "perverted" attitude (by the way, the whole "this and this was originated from me" is totally true.

The reason why Korea's character caused such a huge controversy in the actual nation was the everlasting grudge due to the Japanese colonization of Korea over seventy years ago. Yes, S.Korea, China and Japan have very tense ties with each other to this day because of the grudges and antipatriotism going on between those three major countries in Asia.
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Casper95 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I tend to not bother with it in most of my stories either. (Not like I ever publish them anyways but it still counts I suppose?) It's just a pain and not necessary in most of my plots. I suppose it's just an option for writers.

I researched it for awhile because my friend told me a few years ago that Korea was a cross dresser, which didn't make sense to me. I wasn't able to get much on it though. It could possibly be blamed on inaccuracy, but Himaruya is really thorough with his research. I think at some point they said he wanted South Korea to be a girl, so maybe he just adapted South Korea's style from the original female version. And I understand. I personally believe the whole ordeal is kind of silly on both ends, but it's to be expected from a show that kind of sits in a very grey area. I'd honestly be a bit agitated too if my country's personification was perverted, but more because it seems like more...ridiculous fans will automatically stereotype a person as being perverted or grumpy or stupid.

That actually makes a lot of sense. So, Koreans were already a bit mad at Japan, so naturally they would get more angry when they see the show's depiction of a stereotypical Korean.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, that's true. As long as it doesn't stray away from the main plot, I suppose.

Technically, Korea is most definitely not a cross dresser. Because 80-90% of the fanart shows him in either a hanbok or a striped ble-white shirt/clothes for men. I heard from a source that Himaruya was very thorough in his research but happened to draw Korea's outfit from memory. It was more like a first time thing for him. It's not that bad- I really like the outfit! Besides, Korean fans of Hetalia (Koreans outside of S.Korea) like to draw the character in the proper designs for hanbok so it really doesn't matter.

That is what I don't get since the character for France is portrayed that way to provide comedic relief (I imagined Korea to be the same for Asia as France is for Europe) though I pretty much perceive Francis to be a very caring big brother (besides, him and the BTT are just hilarious to watch).

Like I mentioned earlier, perhaps it could be because of the history that separates the nations and draws tense lines- the three major countries of Asia: S.Korea, China and Japan have gone through major antagonistic conspiracies with each other (China with Japan, S.Korea with Japan, S.Korea with China)that continue to divide each other apart.

It wasn't just Korea who got angry at Japan. The same applies for China during the Nanjing Massacre. Japan was an imperial power that wanted to gain control over Asia (If you're talking in terms of European history, you see that England corresponds to the motive- it's also ironic how both nations are island nations with small landmasses but enormous population).

Hence, your prediction is correct; though the Koreans were being a little too extreme when they said they would declare war if the character was put in the show (I, for one, thought it was absolute blasphemy for the nation to declare war for something they deemed as anti-Korean propaganda) but since their history was not good in terms of relations I guess it's reasonable.

By the way, I am not against the Japanese nor showing anti-Korean sentimentality. I am just using my knowledge of history over this matter. Of course, relations over the three asian countries are indeed changing due to the modern influence of pop music and media...just keep in mind that the countries are still tense when it comes to certain issues (recent one relates to territorial islands) so negociations fluctuate dramatically.
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Fire-Remorros Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
THANK YOU.
I'm under the same impression. People make jokes about the Nazi invasion of Poland, and when I first saw stuff along those lines, among others, I got really mad at them. People DIED during events like these, and that's nothing to make jokes about.

In short, thanks for putting it into such a long, descriptive entry. :iconbravoplz:
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it is horrible that fans would such an insensitive deed towards others. You have every right to be angry towards these people.

You're welcome! Thank you for taking your time to read this! C:
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Ask-Death-The-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(( "I believe that the true message for Hetalia is not about the yaoi pairings, the OTPs, the obsessive "USUK" or "ROCHU", the catchphrases ("pastaaa!"), the bishies, the fanservice nor the smut. " Thank you. "Because of Hetalia, I now learned about the Baltic countries, the Nordics, as well as the Micronations" Same here! Hetalia helped me pass Geography! : D
You made a lot of strong points. I agree with most of them. Though, because of others whom didn't grasp Hetalia in the way it was intended, I've lost the love for Hetalia as well as the love for other people. :I ))
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for reading this entry and agreeing with my insights.

It is rather disappointing to see fans lose their appreciation for the series because of the fans; that is indeed understandable. Hopefully, we can start seeing more inspiration from those who actually dedicate their time to write something beautiful.
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Ask-Death-The-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(( No problem. And it really... really is. : ( I wish people would do their research. ))
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I wish for them to do so. Hopefully, this entry will be able to help those who write fanfiction remember that there is more to Hetalia than just smut.
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Ask-Death-The-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(( *Nods* Yes. Well, overall. I'm just uber glad that you wrote this. : ) ))
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you liked my opinion on the fandom. It's about time someone should write something like this, no?
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Ask-Death-The-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(( No problem. And I completely agree. It was time to take that stand and speak out. ^^ ))
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really hope that you won't forget about the Hetalia fandom once I get my story published. I think you'll really enjoy it.

It's about time someone should also start producing better fanfiction than the smut we see now.
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AuthoressofAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I love you. This was beautiful.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for loving me. Teehee. C:
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KayaSushi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That's cool. I think you should post this to more slash groups instead of just Iggychu. Let everyone take a look c:

Is it alright if I continue shipping Iggychu? I promise I won't confuse real history and nations with fiction. It's just that my fictional portrayal of the pairing makes me incredibly happy, but I wouldn't want you feeling uncomfortable if you happen to come across my posts in the future... Maybe you would like to block me?
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do whatever you please! I'm not try if to make people stop liking what they already like! So if you're that type to write slash between England and China, I'm not going to be uncomfortable with it and stop you from writing. I already did say that I am not going to prevent people from writing fanfiction.

I mean, you may use historical events in a way that's sensible and you are careful not to offend anyone.
I am not going to report you or anything of that sort.

I won't even dare attempt to silence others based on what they write or post. I just want everyone to be more aware of what they write. C:
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KayaSushi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Oh okay. I'm glad. For a second I thought you were starting a campaign against shipping in Hetalia ^^; Well, please do spread word of this and hope everyone will listen!
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MMD-Nay-PMD Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I completely agree with you.

Though I do like to read pairing fictions, mostly fluff, but I look at it another way. Take UKUSA, I do not ship that, I ship Arthur/Alfred. Countries are what they are, not who they are, so I ship the human characters and not the countries together. I also do not like Francis all that much, but this does not mean that I do not like the county of France.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's understandable. I actually contemplated on adding that to my entry but decided not to.

As I mentioned in my entry above, I don't really care about whether you like to write slash, support OTP's or hate a certain character. We all have our own tastes and I respect that.

I'm simply trying to convey that fans deserve respect towards every country-not just the ones they like because of the character, but the actual country located in the world.
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MMD-Nay-PMD Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
country of france*
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NagaChelsi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for writing this. I found it rather entertaining to read about a 'sane' hetalia fan with a good head on their shoulders who was mature about the fandom. You did criticize yet your 'voice' did not sound like you were trying to hurt others rather you were trying to educate others on how to act respectably. I'm faving this.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I should be the one to thank you for reading this.

Yes, I do strongly believe that every fan deserves to treat each other sensibly when addressing controversial issues. It's already entertaining to see events such as these expressed in the actual series. Himaruya never intended on offending any country and he was careful to avoid certain topics.

I wish the fans would do the same.
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NagaChelsi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah you are very welcome.
I just wish the crazy and immature fans would act a bit more respectable. For example not giggle in history class. The only time I do laugh is if my professor makes a joke (which he does often). When I write fanfictions I focus less on the history and more on how they interact with one another or the romance. I prefer to write for heterosexual couples because yoai and yuri well intimidate me.
You and me both dear.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I once was the type of fan to enjoy yaoi pairings (I guess it was somewhat inevitable since there are a lot of male characters in the series). Now I don't enjoy it as much as I used to since it became so common and I started looking for something decent other than what we usually see in the fandom.

I'm not going to go around judging people and critisizing them for whether they like yaoi, yuri or hetero. Like I mentioned above in my entry, I'm not asking for any flame wars with them. I am just pointing out from what I observed and developed this mentality of how Hetalia is more than just smut.
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NagaChelsi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really? Well there's always Hetalia and Nyo Hetalia pairings. (basically genderbent Italy and a male Germany for example.) It's funny because the couple I ship Fem!America and France or Fem! France and a male America gets a ton of hate. I don't judge in general but it's just yaoi and yuri aren't really my cup of coffee. And thank you once again for pointing out that the fandom is more then smut. (Unless someone tries to write a Hetalia version of 50 Shades, then that my dear is just smut...and fanservice.)
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Don't get me wrong, Het pairings are pretty romantic if it's written properly. But the problem with writers may be that they would go overboard to the point where it doesn't matter whether if the character is male or female (I've seen lots of such cases populating the fanfiction site) and it's really disturbing to see how far the human mind can take a person to manifest such fantasies into reality.

Also, the whole Lemon controversy going on around dA at the moment is indeed hectic and a bit of a pity. It just goes to show how much the fandom is already demented with the smut and whatnot.
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NagaChelsi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
True. *sigh* I do so hate it when people go overboard. Isn't it?
Well I write smut myself but I try to make it more romantic and most are reader inserts but I've only written about four. And only one I was really proud of.
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