general request: please don’t tag art where i very clearly depict arthur and alfred’s r/ship as father/son as us///uk or write comments in the tag about how this isn’t a ‘correct’ interpretation because you ship it romantically.
my approach to hetalia is that i enjoy keeping some elements of canon but also modifying, rewriting and expanding on it. i prefer father/son because in many other contexts, the america and england dynamic is often analogised as a rebellious kid and a parent. there are quite a few delightful old cartoons where britannia is lamenting her wayward son/daughter, others where columbia and britannia greet each other going all ‘mother!’ and ‘daughter!’. i find exploring the parent-child dynamic of america, the superpower, being the heir to the british empire fascinating and more fitting than anything romantic. and a whiff of regicide too. america, the young prince who unseats his father on the throne after 1945. the whole angle of a child who says he doesn’t want to grow up being like his parent but he does…and ends up even surpassing him in that regard. i enjoy the generational aspect of a parent and child; the england being a medieval nation, america being born basically influenced by the enlightenment. i’ll be frank: i dislike romantic us///uk.
so, when i say he’s his son, it’s because it’s my headcanon i’m depicting. i’m not invested in arguing about how much canon evidence there ostensibly is in the manga/anime for a romantic relationship. nor am i saying my interpretation is indisputably correct. i just feel that when tagging someone’s art, people should respect the interpretation of the artist. if you want romantic us///uk there’s plenty of other stuff you can reblog and tag as such or you can make your own posts about it. otherwise, thank you for all your likes and reblogs. i really appreciate them.