March 16th, 2011

[Fanfic] How Did It Come To This (Chapt 1)

Title: How Did It Come To This (Chapter 1)
Genre:
Suspense/Romance
Characters/Pairing(s): America, England, Spain, Rome, Japan (and others) (USUK)
Rating/Warnings: T
Summary: Arthur Kirkland is an assassin, and a bloody good one at that. But what happens when his next target is the reporter Alfred F. Jones and he ends up getting caught up in this ridiculous young reporter's world? AU
Wordcount:  5777


This is the journal of one, Arthur Kirkland... )
Native babies [APH]

[Fanfic] Song Writing Meme Part I

 First part of a song meme. Five lil' drabbles.

I. The Voice by Celtic Woman
Characters: England
Genre: General
Link to Song

( I am the voice of the past that will always be )


II. Hallelujah by Katherine Jenkins
Characters: Italy, Germany, GerIta
Genre: Angst
Link to Song

III. All These  Things That I've Done by The Killers
Characters: Finland, mentioned Sweden
Genre:  General/angst
Link to Song

( I got soul but I'm not a soldier )


IV. I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
Characters: America, England, Japan, Greece, Giripan-centric
Genre: Fluffy fluff
Link to Song

( Sing with me the song of love )


V. BOOM  by P.O.D.
Characters: Canada
Genre: drama/angst (kinda)
Link to Song

( BOOM! Here comes the BOOM! Ready or not! )
 
I hope you enjoy!
Ja ljublju tebja

[Cosplay] Can't run away from Russia

Oh god, I love that pharmacy... or, the basement to be specific...
It's such an awesome... SUPER awesome place for Russia/Prussia shootings *~*

So!!
Thanks to
a) ivanssunflowers for being such an awesome Russia. Goddamnit, I love you so much ;;
and
b) shiori_kaze for being such an awesome Polska. Ehm, no, wait, that was a different context... for being such an awesome photographer...  seriously, how she threw herself into the dirt to take awesome photos!! *__* She must've had a ton of dust in her clothes OTL I love you as well. Marry me ;; let's have dozens of super-totally-awesome kids!!

All pictures edited by me ^^

So!! Have fun =D



Click the preview~♥
Rose Red

FIC: dub the frequencies of love (Chapters 4-5)

Title: dub the frequencies of love
Author: Mipp
Characters/Pairings: Russia, America (with past Russia/America), OC!Alaska, with General Winter in a supporting role
Rating: T for Teen, to be on the safe side.
Warnings: This fill contains implications of past mpreg, little kid OCs, a General Winter cameo, and misuse of top-secret government phone lines. This is actually about as safe and heartwarming as I come.
Summary: De-anon from the kink meme. Chapters 1-3. Little Alaska has run off to find Russia, America makes an important and long overdue phone call, and General Winter makes his presence felt.

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Italy, Spinning

[Fanfic] Unifiers (Kink Meme Deanon)

Title: Unifiers
Author/Artist: MoyaKite
Character(s) or Pairing(s): Japan, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu
Rating: PG-13, I guess, technically
Warnings: Lots of historical allusions, mention of seppuku and wars (specifically wars against Korea)
Summary: Deanon from the kink meme for the prompt:
Japan - his relationship with the three unifiers of Japan: So to be clear, that's Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. I would like to read about Japan's thoughts on their actions and approaches, and interacting with them as a country.
Bonus for the bird not singing quote being mentioned.
Author's Notes: This isn't in the same style as my other fics; I knew that, were I to get too involved in the prompt, it could totally consume my life. The original is here. (Toyotomi Hideyoshi is my favorite historical figure, and I've done at least one huge project on him. I read a several hundred page biography on him.) I may fill this a second time when I stop being too sick to write creatively, in which case I'll share that fill, too. 

(Fake cut to my journal.)


I'm deanoning this to let people know that I'm auctioning off a fanfiction commission here. Please take a look if you're interested; there are also many other writers participating at help_japan. I'm also offering a translation here, and abarero has kindly organized a list of Hetalia-related offers here.
giripan cute

[fic] Cat Speak

Title: Cat Speak
Author: rose_fortress
Pairings: Greece/Japan, brief mention of America/England
Genre: Romance/Fluff/Humor
Rating: PG for a couple of mildly suggestive lines.
Warnings: None, unless you have an allergy to corny lines or fluffity fluff.
Summary: One carelessly spoken pick-up line from Japan to Greece results in an exchange of cat-related lines between the two of them that are cheesier than pick-up lines have any right to be...but is that really such a bad thing?
Notes: Written for the kink meme prompt "Any/Any - lame pick-up lines".

( If you were a cat, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to paint you with Buddha. )

Cross-posted to giripan.
haruhi ouran

Some Fanarts/Auctioning My Art for Japan

I am quite sure that everyone is well aware of the triple disaster in Japan.  So without further ado, I will get straight to the point.

Some of you might have seen my art posted here already.  I am currently auctioning my art to raise funds for Japan at help_japan .  Here is my thread.  Please help if my art is to your liking : >

(To Mod:  I don't know if this post i allowed here so please delete if it is not)

Also, here are some of my arts (better sketches can bee seen from the link in the auction thread)

Title:   art dump (?)
Author/Artist:  Fuu
Character(s) or Pairing(s):  Prussia, Germany, Vietnam x USA, UK (super tiny), Russia (fem), Hungary
Rating:  totally G
Warnings:  WIPs ~~~
Summary:
  Note that some of these are abandoned sketches orz




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That's it~  Thank you everyone~
{ ryosuke } PEACE!

[CAUSEplay] Meiji!Nihon cheering on Nihon ♥

Uhh hi? XD

Before I get stoned for the inappropriateness (or the lackluster cosplay, for that matter), let me just say that this is one creative way for me to show my support and encouragement for Japan in light of the present situation it is facing. I do not intend to defame the country, the character itself, or Hetalia -- I just want to show my love and support for Nihon. It's for a good cause :) ♥

This was an impromptu shot, hence the lackluster cosplay... But hey, all in good time, eh? I promise you guys a proper Nihon shoot someday... Someday >:D

Thank you for even taking the time to look at it under the cut ♥

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canada

[FANFIC] Complicated Shadow {3/10ish}

Title: Complicated Shadow
Genre: drama, crime - mafia!
Characters: England, America, France, Prussia, Russia, Latvia, Australia in this chapter
Rating: T for brief graphic violence at the beginning and my sailor mouth
Warnings: kink meme deanon, Russia, brevity
Summary: The US government's witness protection program, WITSEC, has never had a witness die while under its protection. After innocent civilian Arthur Kirkland witnesses a murder ordered by the desperately ruthless Vargas mob, the United States government puts him under the care of US Marshal Alfred Jones. Will a hero's protection be enough to keep the record clean?

LJ LINKS
PROLOGUE | CHAPTER 1 | CHAPTER 2 | CHAPTER 3

FF.NET LINK

KINK FILL

cross-posted to usxuk 
Seiji [Chibisan Date]
  • fh14

Hetalia Archives Shoutwiki Downtime

EDITING IS UP AND RUNNING AGAIN, BUT THE SITE IS A BIT SLOW.

SHOUTWIKI IS BACK ONLINE. THE MAIN PAGE AND SIDEBAR HAVE YET TO BE RESTORED BUT ALL THE OTHER PAGES ON THE SITE CAN STILL BE ACCESSED VIA THE SEARCH BAR.

AND HERE ARE SOME USEFUL LINKS:

http://hetalia.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Characters
http://hetalia.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Manga
http://hetalia.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Anime
http://hetalia.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Media
http://hetalia.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:People
http://hetalia.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Fanon

As some of you may have noticed, the Hetalia Archives has been down for the past couple of days. Back in November when the imports from Wikia began, the shoutwiki server crashed from all the activity and they had to move to a new server. It seems that something similar may have happened again.

The website released this statement -

Hi all,

as you’ve probably noticed by now, there was an outage on 14 March, caused by a malfunction in our host’s datacenter. As a result of this, our host had to restore the site from a backup — which was dated 7 March. This unfortunately means that every single page, wiki and user account created after 7 March has been lost and needs to be recreated.

We at ShoutWiki realize how frustrating this is. It was frustrating for us, too, when we noticed the situation and realized that it’s basically out of our control. We’ve been working on getting the site back up since yesterday (15 March), but right now MySQL daemon process is having issues, and as a result the wikis do not work.

Our tech team are working on getting the site back up as soon as possible. As a result of this unfortunate data loss, we will be looking into building a dump system that allows the steward (founder) of a wiki to generate a database dump on-request.

Apologizing for the behalf of everyone,

Jack Phoenix
Head of the Customer Support Team

At the time I am making this post the site is down but we are hopeful it will be back up again soon. When it is we will do our best to replace the missing edits (the only major additions that come to mind are pages for Episode 100 and Osaka, the later of which's data was able to be recovered via Google Cache and thank god because that page was a pain in the ass to make.)

UPDATE 3/17/2011:

FH14:
Yeah the site is down again. Any idea when it will be back up?

Jack Phoenix:
No ETA yet, but the techs are working on it to get the site back up as soon as possible.

See Also: Thread on the Hetayume forum created by HA's admin.

UPDATE 3/20/2011:

Yeah, the site is still down. If you are annoyed, rest assured that me and the rest of the staff are infinitely more annoyed that the site isn't back up yet.

UPDATE 3/22/2011:
Still no news of when the wikis will get back up. Here's a statement from HA's admin icelilly recapping the situation.

UPDATE 3/22/2011 #2:
The Customer Support Blog has posted this new update:

Our technical staff has been investigating the reasons behind the crash and it turns out that the underlying issues are much more complicated than we originally thought.
We’ve made backups of all the databases, but in the end we may have to reinstall the server’s operating system, which naturally means that we have to back up a lot more than just the wiki databases, and this means that it takes up more time.

I can realize that everyone, myself included, is extremely frustrated with the current situation, but I can assure you that our techs are doing their best; we must do this properly, and doing it properly also takes up more time than coming up with hacky solutions that may or may not work.

Once the site is back up, we’ll start hunting down the last remaining issues related to MediaWiki 1.16 upgrade (there should be only a couple left) and once we’ve fixed those, we’ll begin updating the wikis to MediaWiki 1.16. The upgrade includes a lot of new features and other cool stuff, including a few “in-house” things (that I at least find very cool)…stay tuned!

Jack Phoenix
Head of the Customer Support Team

UPDATE 4/9/2011: :D

Good news everyone! HA and our affiliates could be back up as soon as today or tomorrow! SW is supposed to be installing the server's OS today and the wikis will be restored alphabetically (A-Z). Afghanis-tan and Pakis-tan Wiki will be the first to go back up today while HA, Kitayume and Parkipedia will be back up either today or tomorrow or even Monday. Fingers crossed guys! This could be all over soon! - Icelilly

UPDATE 4/10/2011:

I know this is long, but I'd appreciate it if everyone were to read this.

The wiki should be back up anytime now. I thought I would use this space to send a warning. As some of you may have noticed, the old wikia site has a redesigned homepage. This in no way means that we will head back to wikia. This was done by a member associated with wikia staff without the consent of our admin or any of our members. (see note below). Basically, they're taking the info, both actual and spam, that is left on the site and is attempting to build it again. While that might not seem like a bad thing, to all the editors who've worked tirelessly back last year on that site and now on the Shoutwiki to improve the quality of information and navigation, it's like a punch in the gut. It's like saying "thanks for the work, we're going to steal it and make our own site to take visitors away from yours."

Honestly there are times that I want  to just curl up in a ball and cry. There is nothing we can do about it because the wikia staff has repeatedly threatened us (an when I tried to bring this to light, I was mobbed by wikia loyalists and the conversation was later hidden by a mod) and our only hope was that the inactivity would eventually make it obvious to anyone that this wasn't an accurate or honestly written source, but now this new look seems to legitimize it. If you're a fanfic writer or fanartist, think of it as you posting your work on site A, but site A is glicthy and has a funky layout so you shift your work over to site B and continue posting updates only there. You try to delete your account on site A, but site A refuses and gives your fic to someone else to complete, and they get credit for everything your done. I know that's not the exact same thing, but that's sure what it feels like.

Basically, I hope everyone will follow us back to shoutwiki when the site comes back online. I know this was long, but after a month I kinda needed to get this off my chest.

EDIT: Is seems that there was a misflow of information where this member was giving the green lite by one person in charge without the others being aware. The rest of the post still applies, but that particular sentence was just simply a miscommunication.

UPDATE 4/17/2011:

The tech team has taken backups of databases and important configuration files. The CTO estimates that we might get started on the recovery as soon as this weekend, but it might take a major part of the next week. We’ll keep you posted on this. –Jack Phoenix

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  • haro

[Oneshot] It's Just Toast! (USxUK)

Hello everyone. :)

Title: It's Just Toast! [FF.NET]
Author: haro
Pairing(s): AmericaxEngland
Rating: PG
Warnings: None. Just humorous fluff.
Summary: America likes to play with his food. He also likes to create things with his food. England reacts.

( Whether it was a heart made out of onion rings, or an “I love you” written in barbeque sauce, or a cheesy song lyric written in frosting on top of a cookie... )

Thank you!

And just as a heads up, I have a thread in the help_japan charity auction. I'm primarily offering AmericaxEngland (although I may be open to other things), and I will be taking the top two bidders.

If you're interested in a fic from me, where proceeds go to help the victims of the Sendai earthquake/tsunami, then please check out my thread HERE!

There are lots of other amazing offers up as well, from fanartists, authors, craft artists, etc., so do check it out.

Beyond the Illusion Part 5/?

Title: Beyond the Illusion
Characters/Pairings: America, England, France, Japan, Canada, Russia, various others
Word Count: 1,325
Rating: PG
Summary: When a nation feels stressed, overworked, and backed into a corner, he has the option to let it all go for awhile. Start a new life as a human, with no memories of the past. It happens automatically, as if by magic. But nobody knew this could happen until one day, America mysteriously disappeared after running out of a meeting. After two and a half weeks of searching the country, they finally found the right Alfred F. Jones in the form of a 10 year old boy. But how can they get him to remember that he was once the United States of America? How will they change him back? And, more importantly, does he even want to be changed back?

Part 1:  Part 2:  Part 3:  Part 4:


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Norway Cosplay help needed :3

Hey.
I'm experienced in sewing but I just needed to see if there are any tips on how to make it.
I've only made Lolita dresses before but thats it >.>
I lurveee Hetalia and have been obsessed for.. awhile..
Okay.
So, I know Norway's outfit is like a sailor fuku-ish top and some pants with a cute hat.
I'm just a little confused on how to make the hat and wig.
Some tips maybe XD
There was a question like this on Yahoo Answers and someone said to go on Hetalia Livejournal so I did XD
Picture of Norway to refresh your memory:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d46/insaneredhead09/Hetalia/5178062.jpg

Thanks~
Hetalia: Sleepy Spamano

Another Help_Japan Post

Since I've only just broken into this fandom, and school has gotten me into a bit of fic writing slump, I decided to offer my beta skills at help_japan.

This is my thread here, and additionally, I'd like to add can also be an Italian beta, maybe for a few phrases or so in a fic (so, not a whole fic in Italian, but dialogue for the Italies and such is totally doable). I'm nowhere near fluent as of yet, but I'm in my fourth college semester of it, and I have a Southern Italian mother that can help me with 'how Italians would REALLY say it' type questions. <3

As a little bonus, I have some fic I wrote. It's only about 400 words, and I wrote it before school decided to eat me this month. :/

Title: Bottom of the Block
Fandom: Hetalia
Character(s): Romano/Spain
Pairing(s): pre-Spain/Romano
Word Count: 411
Genre: general
Rating: PG-13/T
Notes: ...usually, I'm very wary of posting first bits of a series I'm writing because I never finish series, BUT these can totally stand alone. XD After Italy finishes bottom of their block, Romano goes to drown his sorrows. Unfortunately, Spain doesn't let him wallow for long. (Man, I missed the boat on this fandom and soccer fic, but it doesn't mean it won't still get written. *loves her soccer, seriously*)

( Hmph, whatever, idiot... )