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I’m posting this again so that it can hit the tags. I feel that this is an important guide because there’s some misinformation out there regarding the Deaf community and since I play Deaf characters with some regularity, I want to make sure that this spreads as far as it can. As someone with hearing loss, I’d be disappointed to have my experience invalidated as a result of this misinformation and to be told I was playing the character wrong.
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How to tag your hetalia because some people don’t do it right
- APH (country name here) This is the most common way of tagging.
- Human names. Some countries have official human names, you can view them here. But keep in mind that sometimes spellings vary in the fandom.
- Country names
Why Can’t I tag as (country name) ?
Out of respect for non-hetalians. Most people who venture into their country’s tag aren’t looking for some hardcore smut of your OTP, they probably just wanted to look at scenery or to find something related to current events in their country. And tagging with a country name is just seen as spam, and makes the fandom look bad.
I hate it when writers do Hetalia and Harry Potter crossovers because many of them are poorly written when it comes to plot and the majority of them will have random UsUk and, after a while, all the crossfics look the same.
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- blond= male
- brunet=male or female
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When the story is overly cynical. I get it, you have your philosophies. Or maybe you want to break away from the “sunshine and happiness” endings of most Hetalia fics. But please, when writing, try balancing off the cynicism with something else. 90% of the time, it becomes a cliche wangsty fic
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Truth or Dare Hetalia stories are grating on my nerves. It’s very overused, so if you were aiming for originality, I’m afraid you’re going in the opposite direction. Also, it usually always ends up with people fucking left and right, so I don’t see any point in doing them.
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When people spell “Aiya” as “ayiah” or “aiyah”. No. I’m Chinese, and the correct pinyin is aiya. It’s something small, but imagine how much hate someone would get if they spelled “ciao” as “chow”.
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Anonymous asked: Any advice in writing historical fiction?Yes: RESEARCH. Soooo much research! But don’t be discouraged. Researching for historical fiction is almost as fun as writing it. Here are the things, just off the top of my head, that you’ll want to cover in your research:
- What was your setting like during that time period? You need to know what the landscape was like, what any significant towns and cities were like, who lived there, what activities went, what crops were grown, what was the weather like, who ruled them, who administered peace and justice, what the laws were like, etc.
- What were people like in your setting, during that time period? How did they dress? What did they eat? How did they speak? What did they believe? How did they treat others? What were their daily lives like? What were the social classes? How did they feel about their authority figures? What traditions and festivals did they celebrate? What folk tales and superstitions were important to them? What were their cultural mores? How did they behave and how did they feel about things like marriage, sex, money, leisure, children, education, etc.
- What world events were impacting, had impacted, or could impact their lives or environment? It’s important to know what was going on elsewhere in the world and understand how that impacted your setting and the people who lived there. For example, if your setting is a French village near the German border in the early-to-mid 1930s, your characters might be very concerned about Hitler’s activities at the time.
All of this information is available on Google. You can start by searching for “your setting” + “time period” to see what comes up. You can also focus on specific poings by searching “setting” + “time period” + “topic.” You can also find photos, paintings, or sketches of your setting by searching in Google Image Search. Maps are another great thing to look for in GIS. You an type in “setting” + “map” + “time period.”
Look for city, county, state, province, or national historic societies or archives on-line. Genealogy web sites are loaded with information. You can search for “setting” + “time period” + “genealogy” to access these.
If there are any films or TV shows that take place in your setting and time period, see if you can find them in your channel guide, on Netflix, or at the library. Most modern-made period pieces are accurately researched an provide a fair depiction of the time. It’s always good to double-check the details, however. The Showtime series, The Tudors, for example, got some of the details right but took a lot of liberties, especially with costuming.
Here are some links that might be helpful:
Eras of Elegance (includes movies and shows for each period)
I see America and Italies described as gay (and getting milked for gay angst) far too often. America flirted with the French girls, and could it be any clearer the Italies dig pretty girls? Of course they can all be bi. They probably are bi! But anybody claiming they’re 100% gay needs to recheck canon.
And don’t get me started on the “Everybody’s straight but Sweden!” argument.
admin here! i think it’s okay to be flexible with the characters’ sexualities because they haven’t been officially confirmed? so technically people who claim that every nation is 100% gay are allowed to do so; while that may encourage the fetishisation of gay relationships, it’s not wrong (but statistically it isn’t right either).
however, there’s also some controversy with shipping canonly gay characters with people of the opposite gender (but not vice versa) because it’s a kind of queer erasure i think.
the opposite side of that argument is that it’s only shipping, after all. i published a pet peeve a while ago about people shipping their female ocs and other female nations with sweden because sweden is canonly gay. i found some backlash in the comments for “shaming shippers”, and i eventually deleted the pet peeve.
so i’m afraid i won’t make this an official pet peeve! i don’t think we should call any fan’s interpretation of a character’s sexuality “blatantly incorrect” because we all have headcanons and different interpretations, you know?
as for sweden’s case (he’s the only character who has an official sexuality), you’re free to ship him with whoever you want. i think it becomes a problem only when you explicitly say that he is not gay.