hetalia ottoman empire

  • Child Italy: England, England, I heard that you broke off from the Roman Catholic Church??
  • Child England: u-um, yeah, my king said so because he and the queen had a disagreement about something.
  • Child Italy: e-eh, really... but you should really consider it-
  • Ottoman Empire (Turkey): hey, Italy! Haha, you think you can push me around that easily-
  • Child Italy: shut up you stupid empire! Run before I shoot an arrow up that thick skull of yours- ah, sorry England, um... well, yeah, please try to reconsider it~
  • Child England: *shakes nervously*

America: Did you know that the last time the Cubs won the world series the Ottoman empire was still an empire? 


America: So are ya prepin’ a comeback?


America: Cause they just won again!!!!


America: Did you know that a baseball has 108 stitches?


America: And it’s been 108 years since the Cubs last won a Wold series?!


America: The curse is broken!!

In 1664

Hungary (and Slovakia): Yay! We finally did it! We won! No more Turks on our land!

Austria: By the way I signed a peace with Turkey to stop the attacks, and I gave them the land you protected, making this whole battle meaningless and non-existent. 

Hungary (and Slovakia): ….

Hungary (and Slovakia): ….

Hungary (and Slovakia) : …

Hungary: You son of a -  

they’ll be at each other’s throats again later, but for now, it’s nap time

the two “sick old men of Europe”, during/post WW1
some fun with stock imaging, yessir
note: the “tanzimat era” was an era of reform for the Ottomans in an attempt to slow the decline of the empire and calm the nationalist rebellion within the people. Long story short, it failed


After a long wait, here is the full Ancients panel from Anime Detour 2015.

Also: here is a link again to our previous panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB7k1gZbHAY

after mehmed ii conquered byzantine, he declared himself the roman emperor and protector of the orthodox church (even as to his east, moscow would style itself the third rome) – “in old times, the roman empire was pagan, catholic, and orthodox. now it is muslim.


so at topkapı palace there exists this wonderful portrait of selim i – with a pearl earring. even a cursory knowledge of gender and costume in the ottoman empire will tell you this is definitely not in the ottoman tradition (men occasionally wore rings, but jewelry was relegated to women and (male) slaves as it were). one of the romanticized explanations to this startling exception was that selim i had declared himself “the slave of god” (as suleiman the magnificent, his son, would also claim). we know better now that the portrait was most likely not selim i but a depiction of shah ismail i, selim’s persian contemporary

(but its still pretty moving to think about)

when mehmed ii was 21 he conquered constantinople, effectively assumed the legacy of the roman empire, and declared himself the new caesar (western christendom never accepted this but on the other hand western christendom thought the holy roman empire was the successor of the roman empire. hint: they were wrong). on the third day mehmed the conquerer rode into the city as the emperor triumphant and ended the tradition of pillaging. tbh i need to get on his level

radiocusca  asked:

Can I just take a moment to say I love your art! Like it is so vibrant and full of the life! from the basic sketches to then the details in clothing! You make one of the best hetalia art I have ever seen and their diversity in face & body is amazing! I'm curious, how did you come up with Turkey's entire build and face (or any other character really) from the original APH sketches?

first off, thank you so much for the kind comments! ; _ ; theres a lot i dislike about my own work so its always nice to hear that there are things people appreciate about it <3 second, you made my entire day by asking about turkey; hes my absolute fave ヽ(o`皿′o)ノ

im afraid this might be not as interesting as youd hoped! but my interpretation is basically from himaruyas sketches (hairy bara beefcake 10/10 id smangle) plus some personal headcanons. hopefully they manage to entertain:

  • earring from his persian days (based on the fact that ottoman and persian jewelry customs for men are completely different and yet portraits of shah ismail i (who rocks the jewels) keep on getting mistaken for sultan selim i; also listen im a sucker for the safavids)
  • a scar over his right eye for the conquest of constantinople. lol he had such a thing for byzantine greece that of course it should leave a physical mark on him (coughs hagia sophia, batman). i always thought it was such a missed opportunity that he wasnt hiding anything under the mask
  • he totally has a scar over his heart and liver for mecca and medina, like come on
  • i try to give him a really pronunced/crooked/fucked up nose bridge, cause motherfucker got knocked around in the old days
  • rocks a boncuk (evil eye) bracelet
  • back to my homeboy persia. i try to make him look as smug as possible (as an amateur assyriologist, you can rest assured that i think all ancient near eastern civs are superior to the western greeks. their rulers killed lions in hand-to-hand combat. herodotus aint got shit to write home about, TELL HIM BOY BYE!!!)
  • i try to make mama greece/byzantine and her boy look angular (sleek), but im sure that doesnt read at all. greece definitely has a janissary tattoo from his ottoman days #bad blood i ship them a lot its a Problem