yet, fandom turns him into a perfect, domestic wife. I don’t want to point
fingers, but DeValier’s college!AU had a near-perfect Finland, complete with
giant, sparkling eyes and dreams of a domestic life with a white-picket fence.
that’s how people describe him, too. He’s waif-like, small, and probably wears
short-shorts in whatever Fanfic he’s in because people can’t pull him out of
Uke-dom. He trails after Sweden, and goodness knows he has to be a virgin. It’s
so frustrating to see anything interesting about him bleached out.
blame the fact that Hima never shows Finland without Sweden. They’re always together,
so anything interesting about Finland has to be connected to Sweden. It’s hard
to separate a character from his pairing if the source material doesn’t help
you out much.
that’s your job as a writer.
real life, Finland is nothing like that. He likes alcohol, and doesn’t like
being referred to as Sweden’s wife. It’s not funny, you guys. He’s close with
Estonia and likes putting on weird festivals. He’s bad at naming things. He’s a
quiet, mature nation. He’s nice, a little clumsy and awkward, but that doesn’t
Apparently it’s really hard for Southern Europeans to understand Finnish and Estonian alcohol systems - the fact that Finns have separate store for harder stuff and in both countries after certain time you can’t buy alcohol is really hard. and weird.