a hetalia rp account i follow on facebook has noted that is holocaust memorial day.
i expected them to be stepping out of character or somehow saying something of value regarding it.
instead they say in character that maybe you should send regards to a linked germany account because it was hitler’s doing
i am not sure what to make of this
The moral is, learn that not all Hetalia fans are disrespectful idiots.
My friend thought that because I liked the characters Ludwig & Ivan (I never call them by their country names) I wanted to take Russian & German.
So I took German & now I’m the Germanophile. :I
This is what happens when I got into Hetalia. It’s really saddening to know that there are sane fans and automatically because they like Hetalia we have to treat them with disrespect like all of us like kawaii landmass buttsex. :c
LOL I know people who want to take Japanese/other languages that really aren’t as useful for where we live because of Hetalia
I learned Spanish because it’s USEFUL and RELEVANT for where I live. not because I think Spain is kawaii-desu. (I don’t even speak the dialect people in Spain would use, anyway, jesus.)
people who learn a language to roleplay is even worse. does it really matter that much??
Even if it’s not relevant where you live, it should at least be relevant to your life, interests, plans, or hell just something you’re legitimately fascinated by. Not because there’s some kind of loose connection between it and something you like that’s not relevant to the language. Hell, I don’t even mind people taking Japanese because of anime or games or whatever, because at least they can get some use out of the language, even if it’s trivial. (Of course, assuming they’re actually legitimately going to try to learn the language and aren’t just complete weeaboos who do it just because it’s Japanese and they wanna be sugoi)
Although role-play is kind of a different matter. At least you’re putting effort into it, but it’s really unnecessary effort. Like there’s a difference between taking a language so you enjoy things that are in that language, but it’s different to take a language just to be unnecessarily accurate in roleplay. If you’re roleplaying with me, you can just throw something through Google translate and I won’t care. I’m more focused on what you have to say, not if what you’re writing is accurate because chances are if it’s not low level Spanish, I’m just gonna put it through Google translate too or ask you what it’s supposed to say.
Especially with Hetalia. Hetalia is stereotypes, people. If you’re going to liter their language into their dialogue, it’s not going to be some complex, well-constructed native-level sentence. It’s going to be something like “bonjour” or “hola”, or some small phrase that you probably even know already.
But honestly, at least role-play reasons are relevant to someone’s interest and can be used. It’s not a good reason, but it’s a much better reason than liking a character who is associated with that language. That’s just ridiculous. That’s like “I WANNA MOVE TO SWEDEN BECAUSE I LIKE THIS CHARACTER WHO IS SWEDISH”
And no, I don’t think it’s bad if Hetalia is your portal into loving a country or its language.
And no, Hetalia is not always our reasons. Hetalia may have been a portal, or even a coincidence. I ended up realizing how enamored I was with US History last year. Not because I love Hetalia’s America, but because I actually had a good history class.
And maybe you could attribute my sudden interest into overall history to Hetalia. But my reason for liking history is not because I like Hetalia. It’s because Hetalia’s little facts made me think more about history than I ever did before, because I just wasn’t interested in it.
Trans in Hetalia Fandom
I’m not really the kind with an “unpopular opinion”, as I just tend to have a very neutral range opinion anyway. But I did want to bring up a….unnoticed point. Particularly concerning some reactions I’ve gotten from the…I’m not sure if I want to call it fandom, because when I think of Hetalia fandom I think of my wonderful network of fans that I relate to on a day to day basis, my friends…but from the general fandom, upon just meeting.
Bless this post.
For asking about their life before, I mean I understand the curiosity sometimes, but we are all curious about things, and we should all know our limits and the limits of others.
I think this is an important post, and I commend the submitter for posting it.
And it’s not just a post about transsexuals, but also just etiquette and common sense. It is never okay to grab between the legs of a random person. In fact, I’m pretty sure that’s sexual harassment. And it goes for females, too, by the way.