i keep thinking about katya (kievan rus’) being the best big sister to ivan. poor kid had to go through so much while he was growing up that it must have hurt katya profusely to not be able to shield her little brother from all the pain and suffering that accompanies existence as a young and turbulent nation
Маленький хлопчик, ти тут, ти є!
У тебе тіло – воно гниє (x)
I see you’re going through some hard times right now. Let me just say that when you do have the courage to come out to you family, friends, co-workers, etc. that you don’t let anything they say deter you. You are who you are, and that’s all you’ll never be. You’re you, not someone else. I never understood why people wanted to be like everyone else, a world full of the same people with the same qualities and interests would be boring. So don’t change a thing about yourself.
The people who stand by you will be your friends no matter what, and the ones who don’t accept you…you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. Don’t ever feel ashamed of who you are. Hell, you’re inspiring ME to come out. Have you ever heard of being a panromantic asexual? I hadn’t until I figured out what I was. So…I hope you find out who you are.
Okay….. I am tired of seeing one-dimensional characterizations of Belarus and I know that happens with all characters to some extent, but it is particularly bad with her. So here are some cool facts I found about Belarus that make her a more round character:
-she is really into the occult and is a great fortune teller
-she can see ghosts but Latvia says she’s so intimidating even ghosts would avoid her
-she may or may not speak Polish
-she zones out all the time. Her mind will just go blank and she’ll stare at something (like her bow) for hours on end. One time she watched white noise on tv for three hours. Occasionally she’ll have a jolt realization that the day has ended and night came without her noticing
-she is very strong, both physically and of heart and will, though the latter only shines through in negative ways
-she’s “extremely vulgar” in the calmest, most casual tone of voice
-she’s been into rock music lately
-she’s a good acrobat. Her gymnasium is her pride
-America took her in after the Soviet Union collapsed and she thought only bad things came from associating with Russia
-Russia values her opinion and /they can get along peacefully/. Belarus is pretty attached to Ukraine. Ukraine worries about her
-she has an EXTREMELY negative view of humans
-she thinks philosophically about death, specifically her own, a lot. Since she knows she will die eventually, she tries to appreciate the moment
-she loves her traditional clothing
-she is perpetually annoyed by American ghosts, who apparently don’t even bother hiding, like a normal ghost would
-she prank calls Lithuania. And you know that thing where someone calls you and doesn’t say anything, they just breathe into the phone? She does that to Poland
-when she lived with America she completely sapped that guy of all his endless energy; she made him so tired he started trying to get rid of her