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Common Misconceptions About: Finland

I can’t believe I haven’t done Finland yet lol.

As I’ve shown you before in my on-going series, I’m going through and knocking down the idea of Ukes. And Finland is perhaps the ultimate Uke.

Fanon does an excellent job in making Finland a perfect baby capable of no evil. But, I mean, Hima drew him with a fucking awesome gun. More historically, he fought tooth and nail in World War II to keep his land from invading forces. And his foundation period was one messed up stew of wars and famine—poor Finland lost a lot of people.

And 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.

And 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.

I 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.

But that’s your job as a writer.

In 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 equate innocence.

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