Well, the World Cup draw was yesterday, and during it, my thoughts naturally turned to Hetalia. You can imagine what I thought about Group C's draw. Remember that scene in Transmetropolitan that mentioned that Spider once submitted a five-thousand word article consisting of the word "Fuck" repeated five thousand times? That pretty much covered my reaction when I saw England and the US in the same group. When Real Life starts encouraging the batshit JOKER shippers, it's time to start counting my prescription pills and checking to see if I have enough sharp utensils for the backup plan.
Turns out that Hidekaz's thoughts also turned to Hetalia, given that piece of artwork on his blog. Well, at least he remembers that he also does Hetalia in…Read more >
How exactly do I validate my head-canon about what certain characters were or are? The main factor is historical continuity. If I can explain an unbroken chain of continuity for a character in my head, I can justify his or her past. Yes, this does require research and effort. Regrettably, that's something that most fans don't do beyond the superficial level. This is a fandom where, if you're doing fanfiction outside of the parameters set by Himaruya, you have to do your research and get it right, because someone will call you out on it. If that someone can be heard above the voices of the squeeing mob having a collective orgasm because Nation A and Nation B were inserting Nice C into Rectum D...
...actually, I'd better stop that threa…Read more >
This is sort of a commentary on Ceras' musings regarding her head-canon regarding HRE, and it's part of a series, as you can tell by the title. I will be tackling Germany in a future installment soon, and, yes, it does have some bearing on exactly what room I stayed in when I was living in Ludwig's house two decades ago (that's why it's called head-canon, folks).
So why try to tackle who England is? It's pretty much consensus, isn't it? Arthur has brothers, one of whom is Scotland, with the others presumably being Wales and Ireland or Northern Ireland; Himaruya said so, right? A consensus has developed: Grandpa Rome came over, if not with Julius than with Claudius, met a wee little Arthur, all painted blue and cursing in Celtic, and pro…Read more >