For the ask meme; 6, 7, 10, 16, and 20? •u•
6: Do you think the Nyos are offensive?
Nah, not really. I think they can be used to illustrate certain aspects about history that their usual counterpart is unfit for; nations tend to be pluralistic after all with many different aspects to them and I think one could potentially have two representations for one nation who each represent two sides of the same coin, so to say. And I think it can be used to even the gender ratio on the show a little!
I just don’t personally care for the nyos, though I’m not even sure why.
Don’t like it though when they’re used to make ships hetero.
7: Thoughts on controversial ships? (i.e: UsUk, Spamano, Itacest, etc.)
In AUs in which they’re not related/have no parent-child like relationship I think that’s fine, I’ve personally enjoyed GerPru fanfics like that because they were the first ever fanfics I was ever exposed to and there wasn’t the factor of incest involved there.
I’m not sure though why people are so obsessed with shipping characters who are shown to have familial relationships and in the nation-verse where those familial relationships exist, it makes me quite uncomfortable. I have a very close relationship with my siblings and the thought that if a relationship like ours were to be portrayed in a story, there would be people out there shipping it… yeah that makes me sick to my stomach actually! Why are people like that!!!!
10: Thoughts on cosplays using historical taboo outfits? (i.e: Germany as a Nazi, etc.)
If you do Nazi Germany cosplay I will manifest physically in your home and fight you
I once wrote a long rant about this when I first came into this fandom but in short: cosplay is not the right medium for dealing with this subject in an appropriate manner and I find it extremely questionable why people would willingly wear a Nazi-style uniform in the first place. Cosplay isn’t historical reenactment, which occurs under specific guidelines with a specific purpose of education, and it isn’t portraying a character in a story with a narrative that shows Nazis for what they were (and are), again lacking the educational aspect. Nazis aren’t just a thing of the past so you need to be REAL fucking careful about this shit, and I don’t want to see anyone dressing up as Nazis for fucking fun.
I’d say that extends to a lot of other similar historical outfits as well. Sometimes you just gotta accept that it’s disrespectful and tasteless to dress a certain way. Get over it.