Shirt designs for Nausicaa and Castle in the Sky by Amanda Flagg; these are two of my favorite movies but they often get overshadowed by Totoro, etc. I could really go for more Castle in the Sky merch!
I just found this dA group and I can’t stop laughing
Eh, because I don’t think I’ve gotten enough hate in my inbox I’m going to take the bait.
Hetalia isn’t a bad series. It is actually very unique and clever and educational if you look at it from the perspective of adding a human aspect to history. A lot of the time kids don’t enjoy history because they cannot relate to it. They don’t care so much about wars and dates and political leaders. And yet Hetalia brings an element of human emotion to things like the death of a leader or the conflict of war.
As I said to my friend a couple of days ago Hetalia relies on the viewer’s ability to read what isn’t shown and to analyze what is and isn’t being said.
Yesterday we saw a post over Germany seeing a child Italy in his dream and we talked about how dreams work, and how nothing in a dream can be conjured from nothing. This adds a new perspective on what was previously a cutesy scene in the anime.
The thing that people who look at the Hetalia fandom don’t realize is that honestly, Hetalia doesn’t place emphasis on the things that you are taught in school, like the body counts and horrors of wars. They don’t talk about German concentration camps other than a couple of references and they certainly don’t talk about British Imperialism.
Why? Because it is assumed that the viewer was already taught at least a loose understanding of those events and concepts.
This anime was actually made from a webcomic made for adult males, it would be assumed that they would catch the references to the darker parts of history, while instead adding on new and much gentler and even fun information, like Busby’s Chair, the Cafe Du Pain and the silly references to Germany’s porn collection.
Hetalia is not meant to be educational in the traditional sense of the word. It is meant to give a human element to a study that has been stripped down and treated with clinical gazes. History relies on people, on cultural change and stability, it relies on the different perspectives and understandings that people will display or see. Hetalia brings that element back to history. It gives us a personification that feels very human emotions and yet has the responsibility of representing an entire country with all their quirks and human nuances.
I do admit that I myself, even being a part of the Hetalia fandom, am not a fan of the fandom. There are a few fics I enjoy and of course we have some amazinging artists, but in general I tend to stay out of the fandom, or at least attempt to be impartial to the shenanigans going on in it. But that doesn’t mean that everyone does that too, or even will consider it. There is no problem with fangirls, there is no problem with people being enthusiastic and excited. If you focused only on the people who “ruin” a good work then people wouldn’t be so enthusiastic about Sherlock, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Homestuck.
You can rag on the fans all you want, there will always be shitty fans in every fandom, but don’t for a second think that the series doesn’t have depth and knowledge that can be learned if you look past the conventional idea of history.
Reblogging again for the amazing comment.
Reblog if men can be raped
My (male) friend was recently raped and nearly everyone he knew either said it was his fault or he wasn’t actually raped. I can’t convince him that not all people think like this. Please reblog if you know that men can be raped just like women.
maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan the notes on this are sad…
welcome to new zealand
where not only gays have equal rights, so do sheep
equality for all
oh my god new zealand
BMO stares death in the face
I CAN NEVER GET OVER HOW FUCKING METAL THIS IS
IF YOU COULD TATTOO GIFS, I WOULD TATTOO THIS ENTIRELY ON MY BACK
HOW is this even remotely metal????
one sec guys, i need to rip my vital organs out of my back and die for a second. cross your fingers i just happen to land on my replacement organs and keep on living
why doesn’t anywhere sell normal clothes for women? like i want a plain black fuckin sweater not a mohair cross stitch embroidered cropped asymmetrical slouch longline short sleeved drop hem thing with a hole in the back
can i get an amen