but i just went 'eh'

anonymous asked:

Hi! Sorry to bother you but I was hoping if you could answer my question. I just got in Rusame quite recently and I was wondering when the ship actually became popular? I know the most popular ship started way back in the beginning but I have no idea when RA also became quite popular. Thanks in advance!

Hey! No worries, I’d be more than glad to explain my OTP :)

It’s understandable really for you to wonder why RusAme became quite popular because yeah, their interaction is not that many compared to other popular pairings, and they’re often shown to be not so friendly with each other. 

If you want short answer: it’s all thanks to amazing fanworks created by talented RusAme fans. Idk exactly when it’s first considered popular but I can think of 3 phases (2009 LJ phase, 2012 Tumblr Phase, 2014 Tumblr meme phase) where the fandom produces many popular fanworks. For super long and detailed answer, it’s behind the cut here:

(I checked on mobile and somehow the long version doesn’t show? But just open this on browser and you’ll see the longer version. Sorry for the inconvenience!)

Edit: I surrendered. I remove the read more so here it is:

1. The LJ Phase (2009)

The reason why RA becomes quite popular is due to amazing fanworks created by dedicated and talented RA fans. I think it begins to gain popularity somewhere around 2009, when an amazing historical fics titled The Chosen End at LJ focusing around RusAme history was created, and somehow it begins to attract many talented artists and writers to RA fandom. Well idk maybe it begins even before that but I don’t know other famous fanworks for RusAme that’s older than TCE. TCE basically opened hetalia fandom eyes that RusAme used to be friend before cold war and I guess it’s a really phenomenal fanworks that’s being so thorough with historical facts.

The fandom grew and even made a small community at LJ which consists of making fanarts and fanfics and it’s wonderful. But unfortunately one day, some immature fans that I assumed became jealous of RA growing popularity, began to bash RA and TCE Authors in some confession blog. And I guess some RA fans told the TCE Authors about this…and idk if that’s one factor of the Authors dropped TCE and left RA fandom, but I once read a post where they said they couldn’t take it anymore and then stopped writing for TCE. 

2. The Tumblr Phase (2012)

The RA fandom continued on despite TCE no longer updated, but one by one, those talented artists and writers began to leave RA fandom as well. But there’re some who stayed on and continued making amazing fanworks for RusAme, and somehow the fandom is migrating from LJ to Tumblr. 

The RA fandom began to become quite popular again on Tumblr thanks to active amazing askblogs and creative fanfic writers that keeps creating popular fanworks for RA, RA fans were growing again but sadly, at this time many fans were immature and so many ship wars are lit. There’re many negative opinions thrown for RA fandom, and there were also a few RA fans who’re hostile towards other pairings’ fans. It’s the era where Hetalia is still in its glory and so many fans are enthusiastic about it. Despite all the ship wars, RA fandom is still active with many amazing fanworks created.

3. The Tumblr Meme Phase (2014)

I think this era is where RusAme finally is considered as ‘Popular’ among hetalia fans. I think it’s thanks to that epic (sorta) RusAme red telephone comic that managed to get hundred thousand notes, along with a popular meme blog that happens to fall in love with RusAme and even making the ‘Space Gays’ term popular. Both blogs were very popular back then, and they created many RA posts that racked in thousands of notes regularly. Besides those two, there are also many talented fanartists who frequently draw RA and thus, RA posts began to roam everywhere with thousands of notes. There are also RA Fanfic writers who wrote popular RA fics with hundreds of reviews and It’s no wonder then many hetalians now deemed RA as popular.

Sadly, this era somehow “watered down” RA’s complex history and thus making many old and recent famous RA fanwork creators to leave the fandom one by one. Imho I love both meme and complex RA so it’s really sad to know both sides can’t get along in tandem but I guess hetalia dying is also a factor why many RA fans left the fandom.

And now, RA fandom is still active thanks to some dedicated fanartists and fanfic writers who regularly posts RA fanworks. It’s maybe not as booming as back then when those famous RA fans were still in the fandom, but from time to time, amazing fanworks are created and gaining thousands notes or hundreds reviews that makes this fandom still quite popular. Well hetalia is already >10 yo so it’s understandable to see fans leaving one by one, but I’m content with our current fandom. Ship war barely exists, fanworks are still roaming and could be enjoyed every weekend, and I think as long as it makes you happy, popularity really doesn’t matter anymore.

Phew somehow it’s got so looong but honestly I’ve been wanting to create this kind of post so thank you for giving me a chance and a push to do it. RA is a complex ship that needs many thoughtful thinking and perception to finally get the appeal of it, so it’s understandable many people are perplexed like you too of the reason why it can gain its current popularity.

Lastly idk if you already like RA now or just simply curious of ‘wth some ship with minimal positive interaction could become so popular??’, but if it’s the later case, I hope maybe someday you could begin to like RA just like other RA fans do too :)

otp: go, be great | otp: own who you are | otp: wherever they are, i know they’d be proud of you | otp: your secret’s safe with me | otp: i’m so sorry i doubted you | otp: you’re as anxious as me | otp: we had a tough time, too | otp: you’re going to need that nose | otp: your father and brother would be proud of you, katie | otp: his suffering is in your hands | otp: your “friend” wanted to hear from you otp: i can’t help but feel that you were meant to be a part of our team | otp: if anyone can figure it out it’s you, pidge | otp: nice catch | otp: a lot like you; a survivor

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Bloodlines is still officially part of the main CV timeline, and AFAIK nothing from it has been specifically retconned.

Which means that Elizabeth is still Dracula’s niece/Alucard’s cousin.

Which begs the question of who the fuck is Dracula’s sibling

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There was a bright flash of light, you wanted to shield your eyes, but you could barely move your arm, you felt hypnotised by the sight in front of you. It was as if time had slowed down in that moment.

The black silhouettes stretched out for a few metres in either direction, it was a shadow, you knew that, yet the depth was surreal. It felt as if each tiny fibre of each feather rang out in it’s own silent yet perfect melody. They were void of colour yet they gave off a feeling of light. You couldn’t begin comprehend what you were seeing and normally it would terrify you, but you could feel nearly every muscle in your body relax.

Someone could have painted a thousand pictures and it wouldn’t have captured the fleeting moment. A hundred contradictions in one small space. An angel in the body of a man.

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Another thing I don't get:

Ford called a family meeting, meaning that he probably 100% planned on having Stanley there when he asked about Bill.

Only when Stanley was taking too long he kinda went ‘eh. I’ll ask the kids first’ and just what? Decided not to wait on Stan or fill him in?

Idk. Maybe it slipped him mind, but it certainly seemed that at the start he planned on including Stan in on the conversation.

(Also he called them his family which I still think is cute~)