Though I love the concept of Hetalia and I do enjoy shipping characters, I really dislike applying it to actual history lessons and/or discussing international relations in real life.
I’m a little worried that some fans will treat world issues far too flippantly in their day-to-day lives, which non-Hetalia fans would not understand and have every right to feel offended about it. To me, some fans have blurred the line between fun and reality far too much…which is really, really scary. I’m pleased that the series has caused some fans to be more interested in their history class and/or the news, but I also fear that they may unknowingly replace it with ONLY stereotypes and light humour.
I’m actually legitimately worried for these fans’ individual reputations, not the entire fandom’s. Every fandom is going to get naysayers anyway. But I don’t want people to screw their own lives over by a silly little anime obsession.
s! since perhaps my fears may not be as real as I feel?
Anonymous asked: I find the ignorance of parts of the fandom when it comes to actual history (like when people don't seem to know the ancient Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation are not the same thing, or don't know about Prussia) to be truly scary, but I try to keep my mouth shut.
Anonymous asked: I kind of used to hate America, but Hetalia is influencing me to appreciate it more.
holy jesus how does this blog have 700 followers
Anonymous asked: I dislike fanart/fic/rp that make France merely a sex-addicted crazy person. He could be so much more, having been in prudish times, centuries of courting and snottiness and patience. S!B sure, canon shows him showing off what he's got a little more than the average person... ok, a /lot/, but he's not the horrifying molester the fandom makes him into.
Anonymous asked: I absolutely hate how a guy in this fandom can get so much popularity. Yes, he's a guy. No, that doesn't make him a unicorn. Treat him like how you treat everybody else- he's not a god just because he's a male.
Anonymous asked: I dislike the way a certain popular ask blog portrays my favorite character, and how its biased towards a certain pairing I honestly don't care much for.
Anonymous asked: What happened to this blog?
I have to admit, I dislike Germancest as well. I feel that adding sex takes away from that strange-but-somehow-brotherly relationship they have.
I enjoy canon, headcanon, and historical canon. And my pairings, because of that, are pretty much completely at random. I get awkward when I’m RPing a character, and my RPing partner at the time asks about pairings. I like what I like, and a lot of the time it gets me into that rut where I don’t want to stop RPing, but find it hard to continue if I disagree with a pairing.