I've been in a bad mood lately, so crack discussions always cheer me up.
In your headcanon, what do you imagine baby!nations doing to their older siblings/parental figures?
Personally, I think that Teutonic Knight!Prussia liked to climb up Germania's body and hang from his braids because he was a special, crazy child. :p
He probably got a spanking later, the poor thing.
Likewise, I think Chibitalia was dusting Austria's piano one time, fell in, broke a few of the strings inside, and then hid in a closet for the rest of the week (coming out only when he was hungry).
ALSO, I think Gupta/Modern Egypt had a thing for playing with Nile crocodiles (or attempting to) when his mother wasn't looking.
Obviously, these don't have to be nations that "are" children (like Chibitalia or HRE) from the anime/manga. Any nation as a child can be included. :3
Obviously nations aren't completly free, but to what extent the personified nations shape
history their own life, and to what extent we the people determine it? I see two problems here: 1.) How much power the personifications really have? 2.) If they have power, do they have free will to achieve whatever goals in life they might wish, or are they limited to just search the good of their people?
Theory: humans and nations are different because we humans exist only for ourselves and are both free and cabable to choose what we live for and what we want from our lives. We are also free to choose who we want to live with. But what about nations? Can they affect their own life and make true decisions and plans of future? Or is their life just endless chain of decades and centuries coming and going with their people randomly making them to do this or that and be in good relationship with this and in bad relationship with that neighbour? It makes my head hurt to think of life like that.
Also, can nations really have true love and relationships resembling ours? Aren't they obliged to first think of themselves and their own people, i.e. be selfish?
My first discussion in this comm. Scary.
I was fanfic surfing, and I saw in the character list on FF.net that there was a Moldova-tan. There's a Monaco-tan, sure, but she's not there. So since when was there a Moldova-tan?
Any light on the situation please? Were there ever even mentions of a Moldova-tan by Himaruya himself? And if this is a mistake, can someone fix it please?
Do you think the personifications represent the land or the people? I suppose most people tend to stay in the same place, but what if the have to migrate or something? Does the personification move with them or would they have a new one?
Well, I suppose some examples are in order as the preceding paragraph probably made no sense at all.
So first- everyone's favorite anomaly (or whatever you want to all him), Prussia. Obviously, "Prussia" the country no longer exists. But in the Hetalia-verse, somehow he still survives.
But when Rome died, he stayed (mostly) dead. And with so many people in the Roman Empire, of course millions of people can claim Roman descent. But he still disappeared.
Also, where would Turkey have come from? He's the Ottoman Empire, of course, but would he represent the Turkic people who came from Asia, or did he just pop into existence one day in 1300? I think there would have to be a Mama Anatolia or something before that for the Hittites and everyone else there, as well as a Byzantine Empire and maybe even Pontic Greeks, I don't know. ((-is Pontic Greek, shh-))
And what of nomads?
But then you come upon the question of how their land influences their personification- Ukraine's "large tracts of land" (her boobs) or Russia's large size.
I believe most of the characters Himaruya has tend to stay in one place, but this has been bugging me when I try to sleep, so why not bring it up here?
Hopefully what I wrote made at least some sense and hasn't been brought up before orz
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Hi Everyone! I'm de-lurking because I've had a really weird experience and I wonder if anyone else had something similar.
So, I'm American, and basically a mutt, but my family is mostly from Eastern Europe. I have a nine year old brother who doesn't read or watch the series, and as far as I know doesn't know it exists (to preserve what's left of his innocence). So it comes out of nowhere when he says this in his sleep.
Me: (mental reaction) Oh My God. Oh My God, my brother's Russia! That actually explains a lot, now that I think of it. Ok, so if my brother's Russia, then I'm ether Belarus or Ukraine. Let's see, I'm the oldest, I love my brother, but not in THAT way, and.. *looks down at rather impressive (IMHO) chest* Ok, I'm Ukraine, I can live with that.
Sadly Belarus has yet to make an appearance in my family, and at this point, she is unlikely to. But who knows, maybe my parents will miss having a girl in the house after I go to collage, and will adopt. Haha, my poor brother.
So, Anyone else know anyone whose personality is eerily similar to that of a country? Or is it just another way my family is special?