LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS A PSA
PIXIV USERS ARE STARTING TO DELETE THEIR WORK AND HIDE IT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STEALING IT AND NOT SOURCING IT AND OH MY GOD PLEASE SOURCE YOU SHIT. I HAVE SCROLLED DOWN SOME OF THE PAIRING TAGS WITH NO SOURCE AND IT MAKES ME WANNA DIE BECAUSE PEOPLE WORKED LONG AND HARD ON THAT ART
THAT IS ALL
ATTENTION ALL HETALIA FANS
This post is going to be a rant so read at your own risk. Sorry for the tagging of pairings but I needed to get the message out to as many people as possible.
If you think you are going to get offended by this post, don’t read it. Do it at your own risk.
Firstly, I want to put emphasis on the number of people leaving the fandom. One may wonder why they are doing so.
It’s because of the fans.
A lot of the fans have been assholes and weeaboos, bashing ships instead of respecting them like they should, going all ‘MY SHIP IS BETTER. YOURS SUCK.’ when all ships should be treated equally.
This happens mostly in the more popular ships like USUK, sadly. I like a lot of the popular ships personally, but just because a ship is popular doesn’t mean everyone has to ship it. Everyone has their own opinions and we should respect them.
In fact, hetalia itself isn’t all about pairings - it’s about personified countries and their stereotypes with a little history and crack. Ships are nice, but we shouldn’t make the fandom itself all about ships.
Because of these weeaboo fans, we are losing talents like artists, cosplayers, writers, etc. They leave the fandom because the weeaboo fans have crossed the line and they can’t do anything about it, so they decide to go search for other fandoms.
People, we need to wake up. The hetalia fandom is dying and we need to do something about it before it becomes a hollow shell. Stop bashing ships, stop being so obsessed with your ships and STOP SHOVING HETALIA DOWN OTHERS’ THROATS IF THEY DON’T LIKE IT.
See, this is why people hate our fandom, and that’s something we need to change. We should respect all ships, stop hating on female characters, fems and straight pairings.
That, and we must also try to understand that there will be people out there who don’t like certain ships or the anime/manga. You can ask why they don’t like it but don’t bash them for not liking it because not everyone will like the same things you do.
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM IS OKAY, BUT BASHING IS NOT.
I love the hetalia fandom and I’d hate to see people talk about hetalia and say how the fans are being assholes about it because I like to think not everyone of us are assholes and that we can bring hetalia back to its former glory.
(EDIT: I think I have been misunderstood about some information in this post. Let me clarify that this is aimed at all weeaboos in the hetalia fandom, not just those in the USUK ship. USUK is only an example, and if I come off as bashing this ship, I apologise. This is a neutral post that isn’t aimed at a particular ship, but the weeaboos in all the ships, popular or not.
Once again, I apologise if the wrong message is being sent out. Let’s all be nice to each other, alright? I’m sure most of us consider all hetalians to be one big, crazy family and we want it to stay that way. Putting the ships aside, the one thing we have in common is that we love hetalia for being the way it is. Despite our differences, be it in ships or backgrounds, we should be like a real family - sticking together throughout, enjoy ourselves and be happy. That is what being a true hetalian is about!)
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(I haven’t really started reading it yet, but I love our moirails. The Homestuck fandom are so nice to us.)
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