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26 June 2010 @ 01:29 am
Shocking revelations.  
Huh... I just realized today that when you click on the 'Join our Group' button on deviantART, you don't have to write anything in the message box. I thought you had to all along. D8 Kinda silly now that I think about it, but I was really convinced back then.

Anyway. Enough of my shitty logic.

Well, I was browsing Hetalia fandom archives... no surprise there. I found a site that's just a list of all the Hetalia LJ communities. I browsed through it, looking for potential new communities I could join. And by golly, that list is loooong.

I know this shouldn't be a surprise at all, but there's so many fucking pairings!

Fans from all over the world have thought up (and probably have a canon reference in history) of pretty much every possible pairing. And have created LJ communities full of fanart/fanfics/general squee. It was eye-opening to see pairings other than GerIta, US/UK, Spain/Romano, and Austria/Hungary have such solid fanbases. :3

As I was happily browsing through the list, I stumbled across a few epiphanies:

1.) Okay, seriously. I don't know what's wrong with me, but not only am I a closet shotacon, but I'm so into incest pairings too. I doubt any fan that's into incest pairings would have those feelings in real life, but in fandom... every caution is thrown to the wind. OTL

But that's old news. Everyone knows I'm a Germancest nut by now. What you don't know is that I'm starting to get into Itacest too. *facepalm* That wasn't even the epiphany! The epiphany was that in most fanstuff you see involving the Italian brothers, Romano is always the grumpy one and Veneziano the happy-go-lucky one because that's their canon personalities, right? However, based on the Hetalia anime, Romano seems like the only person (besides Prussia) who vies for Veneziano's attention. Usually, it's Veneziano who cuddles up to Germany or other characters because he's the cute one. This leads me to believe that their relationship isn't the standard grumpy!Romano and happy-go-lucky!Veneziano. I think their relationship is more like a very cuddly attention-seeking!Romano and a reluctant!Veneziano. Pretty much a complete canon personality switch. Which is cute in it's own way because Romano will have to hatch some devious plot to get his younger brother to pay more attention to him than to Germany. <3

2.) I totally support Spain x Austria. I can't believe I forgot all about the Hapsburg dynasty! Thank you thank you Hetalia fandom for reminding me that before Austria was ever married to Hungary, he was first married to Spain. <3 Need to review my history! D8

3.) I also, guiltily, ship England x China. If you think about it, I agree that Hong Kong is pretty much their kid. Mpreg spoiler! OTL The reason why I guiltily ship it is because its popularity is a speck compared to UK/US and Russia x China. Also, Russia x China has been one of my first favorite ships, and I feel like I'm betraying it. CONFLICT!

4.) Russia x Prussia. Now don't get me wrong, it was never my cup of tea. I acknowledge the history references, but I never had a thing for it. But, the more really beautiful fanart I see of this pairing, the more I want to ship it. It's terrible because, again, I feel like I'm betraying Germancest. CONFLICT! (Though, I'm pretty sure I will never really be into it.)

5.) I still don't understand why Germancest is so popular. Not that I have any protest at all, but it never ceases to mindboggle me. You'd think fans would totally be turned off by the blatant incest. Whatever. I also have a theory that most Germancest fans are closeted shotacons.

For once, I'm proud of my pairing preferences. I did not hop on the bandwagon and throw myself into the most popular pairings. :D
 
 
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(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry, just stumbled across this post.

IF you like both history AND Spain/Austria, might I recommend this: http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/11813.html?thread=33128485#t33128485

You will not be disappointed.