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Attention! ALL HETALIANS!

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 19, 2013, 3:27 PM
It has come to my attention that many people are beginning to leave the Hetalia fandom. The reason behind this is not because the anime/manga is bad, or it had been cancelled, or anything having to do with Hetalia in general.

No, it's because of the fans.

Nowadays, words like "hetaboo" and "hetafags" are what most people associate with the Hetalia fandom. "Why is this?" You may ask. Well, Hetalia fans (or "Hetalians") were not as decent as they once were.

Instead of being polite about their fandom, they shove it down your throat.

Instead of respecting ships they don't like, they bash on those ships, saying things like "NUUUUUU!!11! MY SHIP IS SO MUCH BETTER BECAUSE blah blah blah."

Instead of loving the show in general, they obsess over the pairings.

This, my friends, is the outright definition of "weeaboo".

If this sort of behavior continues, more and more Hetalian begin to leave the fandom. In fact, it's already begun. Hetalians have already grown tired of their weeaboo-filled fandom. They can't fight those fans, so they have no choice but to leave in search of greener pastures. As a result, the fandom begins to lose exceptionally talented people-- artists, writers, gamemakers, roleplayers, cosplayers... the list goes on and on.

What would happen to the Hetalia fandom if we lost such incredible people? Our fandom would become empty-- a hollow shell, a piece of nothing. No one would love it. No one would care about it. "Who cares about that fandom anyway?" They would say. "They're all just a bunch of weeaboos and faggots."

Let me cut to the chase: WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN. It's just too much. I, for one, won't stand here and watch something I love to bits get ripped apart like this.

So, stand with me, and let's help this fandom. Bring it back to its former glory.

What's that you say? How?

Well, do anything and everything! Hunt down the weeaboos who try to attack! Convert them into decent Hetalians! Write! Read! Create! Just show your love for your fandom in an acceptable way!

With everyone's help, we can prove all of them wrong-- that we're not a "bunch of faggots and weeaboos". We are all simply a large group of people who enjoy one show, and who are not afraid to express their love for it.

Join me now in this little revolution. Let's save our fandom.

Copy and paste this into your profile, and add your name to the list, if you are a Hetalian who wants to save the fandom.

itsalollapalooza23, HetaRussia, Night-Chimeras-Cry, Tehnmah, ask-nekosouthitabby2, Ask--Prussiacat/ThePrussianDragon,NepetaLejion713, oOopurple5everoOo, you-will-NOTICE-me, Ask2p-Italy, AnnaTrancy, DeathBeGone, SonicWillRule

Spread the word. Let the revolution begin.

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whitekittyninja Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still part of it!!
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LakiatheSpacedog Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I totally get where you are coming from. At my school I sit with a group of about seven other Hetalians at lunch. The leader, our Japan CRAMS yuri/yaoi down our throats. The Italy is the same way. But our Austria and China don't like yuri/yaoi, so they don't include themselves in the Shipping/pairing convos we have. I, the Spain in our group, will TOLERATE it, but am not a big fan of yuri/yaoi so I only include myself when I feel is right for me. Well one day, our China politely asked our Japan to be excused from the ship war going on at the table at this time. The Japan was FURIOUS. She made the China and Austria LEAVE THE GODDAMN TABLE. The China was crying. Myself and our America (my bff) were shocked and asked if we could stay neutural. That made our Finland pissed off, so me and our America left to go talk to the China and Austria. We all agreed that we still liked the Anime and Manga, but we hated fans like the Japan, Italy and Finland. We now have two Hetalia clubs at lunch. Japan's table, and our's. We are getting so many nice people joining OUR table because they couldn't take the extreme ship wars and character bashing. We all love hetalia, but we aren't THAT extreme.
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally like yaoi, not a big fan of yuri BUT I will not force my ships on ANYONE! It is just common courtesy. I honestly cannot stand people who just try to force their likes onto someone else. 
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LakiatheSpacedog Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
PREACH IT! I also wish more of the fandom would see that there is alot of things they are missing because they are too busy hating on characters or in Ship-wars. 
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there is more to the world then the hetalia characters = x = 
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Mana-Ryou Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We can't let Hetalia die!!!
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Liveyourlifetwice32 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I SHALL STAND WITH YOU!
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hetaliahero202 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I will Join! I Can Not Stand To see this Happen. I will Even Post This On Tumblr!
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lenkagaminexmiku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Ill be loyal foreva!))
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hetariais4eva Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Admin: I have a elder sister who told me about this...she even left the fandom herself...*snifflesniffle* I WILL STAND UP WITH YOU, BRO! ;^;
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Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that most Hetalians are morons, they opnly care about shipping and they think they know everything. THey go over to other people and piss them off but if tthat happens to me then it's on but I'm gonna play nice!
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embercoral Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, well this is what happened when I tried to be nice. -> [link]

You can't force persons to change their opinions. Only they can allow change to happen to themselves.
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Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude I met someone like that too. These type of fans is the fans that pisses me off most.
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well...this is true. *sighs* I just don't know. I mean I was treated like such crap my first time cosplaying chibitalia and other things by the newer hetalians. Yeah every fandom has their obsessed folks.
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embercoral Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And such obsessions are based on how things are interpreted, canon or not. Thus, the truth of humanity as a whole: Jackasses...Jackasses everywhere...
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I say tolerance is the best answer. Believe in what you will. Just don't expect me to do the same. If things become aggravating, don't bother pushing it any further unless the situation is dire.

Sure, it won't cause world peace or anything, but it'd be something. Besides, life would be boring without chaos. I mean, if all your friends agreed with you about absolutely everything, what would there be to talk about?
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with this. lol and thank you for the meme xD I love that one. I have calmed down about it already, I mean it does upset me every now and then but there really is nothing I can really do about it. = w =
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embercoral Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob, bro. :iconbrohugplz:
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;3
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italyslasthope Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I don't think Hetalia is the only fandom that has people like there is always are the jerks that do that but still its not good and some people only no the people who do that and think that's how the whole fandom acts. But ya I see that in hetalia fans a lot. but then theres the awesome fans who are fun and funny and hug you every 10 mins when you're in an Italy cosplay ((was Italy at Sukura Con 2013 and every 5 minutes a different person asked to either take my picture or if they could have a hug)) that's the fandom people should think of when they think of the hetalia fandom not the jerks that yell at you if you disagree with there ship or vistura. Or say that hetalia is the best anime every and all the other shows are stupid and such cause ive meet someone who yelled at a girl who loved hetalia but Lucky Star was her favorite show. That's crazy and wrong in so many ways.
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what I have noticed from the cosplayers is that they pick favorites. I have to say Italy cosplays are the favorite. I mean who doesn't love that cutie!? lol but back to the topic at hand. Many of the newer viewers are just giving the show and older fans a bad rep. And it hurts alot when I am now at conventions and I get picked on for dressing as chibitalia. The first three cons I went to as Chibitalia so many people liked me and wanted to be my friend, but the last two cons I was at....well...I got picked on for being chibitalia and not just because I was the only chibitalia there, it was because all the other hetalians were cosplaying either England, or Spain. I do cosplay England but not as much. I am just not that close to my England character when it comes to it. I am more in touch with Chibitalia and Feliciano, sometimes Romano if my Spain is around but other then that not so much. And to be picked on just for that is stupid and hurtful.
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PurpleAsteroid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Well, there IS a reason people now label Hetalians as yaoi-obsessed weaboos. Yeah, if THOSE kind of 'Hetalians' act decently and not ruin the whole fandom, that'd be great. If you ship something, ship it and leave people who ship opposite pairings alone. Is that so hard?

I admit that when I first entered the fandom I went everywhere telling my friends to watch it and making references. And now I look at my past self and just...ugh. I was one of those weaboos, but a month later I calmed down a bit. Still, there are fans like those that go shoving Hetalia down people's throats whether they asked for it or not. Some people tend to focus on the bad side of fandoms (not just Hetalia, mind you). It's sad though, that literally the best fandom I've ever been in is slowly crumbling down before I've even spent half a year in it. We have to save it!

I'm copy-pasting this immediately.
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harmlessangel22 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
FOR PASTAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
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iPru Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Writer
I can definitely feel about this.
I feel like I am being kicked out of the fandom by the people I called my "friends" all because I don't obsess with pairings like they do. :I

There has been way to much going on, my group is ready to completely leave the fandom. I think I'm the only one in my group left that is still considering themselves in the fandom at all.
I'm sharing this, Hetalia has been the best thing to happen to me, an now look what these people are doing to it.
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shadowhunterchan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I fell in love with hetalia for the hilarity and historical references of the show and comic, not for the pairings. I love the ships and pairings, but I respect all ships and hetalians. I love hetalia for its deeper side, and the light things as well. Our fandom is often looked down upon by others....I am a homestuck as well, though I have more allegiance to hetalia as it has a more special place with me, but there always seems like a fandom rift and such....see the good things that we have to offer, and see hetalia for what it truly is. Much of the fans that I've met at conventions or come across are often very mature and love the pairings as I do, but are respectful to shippers and each other, as well as to Himuraya-sama himself. I hope other fandoms, and just other people, come to understand that we are more than whats stereotyped, and we are not all alike.
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rabbitangel2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my god you are my hero. *claps* This speech is absolutely brilliant.

I cannot help but agree with pretty much everything. Of course, in any fandom, you'll find those certain fans who don't really understand what it truly means to respect not just your own fandom and fellow fangirls/boys members, but the non-fandom as well. There are plenty of people who hate Hetalia and/or don't want to be part of this fandom. And sure, quite a few of them act like dirtbags about it. But it's our job, either way, to respect their views and others' around us, not try to shove it down everyone's throat. (it's like religion, no?)

We're Hetalians. We watch an anime that's all about cute boys (and girls, of course) that has so many ship possibilities there's so end to them, yaoi or not. Of course we can still giggle, laugh, cry over ships we love and characters we adore. But also as Hetalians, we should take a step further. I know and have met so many incredible and talented Hetalians who don't just stop at the silliness of it all, but go much deeper. Believe me, I help admin a Hetalia page, and one of our main goals is respect.

I'm definitely copy/pasting this. I joined this fandom because I love the anime, the characters, and the ships. But I also love the people in it as well, and there is no way I want to see it crash and burn because of the ones who had made this fandom grow and be wonderful.
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mitsuketehoshii Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
One does not simply leave a fandom. Once you are in one, you stay forever, otherwise you were not into it... Therefore, I do not think such amount of people would actually leave. Those who are in the fandom because they love Hetalia, will stay (or come back, eventually) even if other fans are not behaving properly...

So, do not panic. If you think it through, it is not a big deal. Of course we Hetalians will fear for our community if (pretty much) everybody is talking about fans leaving the fandom; but, truth to be told, I have not heard a single fan say that would leave the fandom because of weaboos. In fact, all I have heard and read about is precisely that tha fandom is afraid of loosing fans. So, please, do not contribute to spread the panic into our fandom by saying a lot of people is leaving the fandom. The way we say it is as (if not more) important that what we say.

In conclusion, please let me say this with another meme famous words:
" 'I love this anime/manga so much, that I'll leave the fandom.' Said no fan ever."

Peace and love, everybody! n.n
I really have faith in this fandom.
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol thank you for that. I just fear having people look down upon the entire fandom. I mean not all the people are "I MUST SHOVE MY OTP DOWN YOUR THROOOOOOOAT!" you know? I got hated on just because I cosplayed chibitalia BY a chibitalia because of the fact the group I walked over to hang out with like you would any convention and they started yelling at me saying they already had a chibitalia and did not need another one. I didnt even do anything, I mean why are some of the hetalians just hating on each other because of how/who we cosplay. how/who we rp as?
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mitsuketehoshii Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Oh no! I can't believe they did that to you :c
I mean, whoever rejects chibitalia has no hart, right?
I'm so sorry for the fandom, I've heard a lot about rude people being unpolite to aph fans, though. Is a shame... But I still have faith in the fandom ^u^ No everybody is like that.

Have a great day!!! (No matter what people say/do to you)
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I just came back from a convention and my faith in this fandom just restored itself. There were so many people who were just so nice and kind.
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Rizukustorm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sadly, most good fandom ends that way :(
But I'm still new to the Hetalia fandom so I guess all I'm seeing is still decent...
And honestly, idk how one would be sane enough to leave the awesome fandom or even destroy it...
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magnifulouschicken Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I HATE shipping wars in any fandom. So pointless. Ship what you ship, it doesn't affect me.

I haven't seen much of the things described here, at least not directly. I don't get too deep into any fandoms though, because fans can be kind of intense.

It's sad that people are leaving it because of the weeaboos though. I'd say it's best to ignore them and keep making awesome fanworks. There are "weeaboos" in every fandom, especially one with multiple shipping opportunities.
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is very very true, but when they begin to hunt you down and constantly hate on you and everything you do then it is a problem.
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magnifulouschicken Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. I guess it's a good thing I don't get too into any fandom. Well in some instances I guess you could report that kind of behavior, but then it doesn't really solve it.
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no it does not solve it, because more can come or they can become more mean.
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MaidenPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ahh I feel the same way too.
:iconcryforeverplz:

What exactly happened to the fandom..?
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CalicoNekoChi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
What's been happening to the fandom is really depressing. But people left and are leaving for multiple reasons, sometimes it's annoyances at the high population of younger individuals in a previously older aged fandom, sometimes it's others things, more personal...
For the immaturity part and everyone trying to go all 'yaoi' shite, I still want to do someting. But it'll take a lot since we can't change people. BUT! We can inform them. They're stubborn, saying horrid things like:
-France is a rapist, Spain's a pedo, etc.
-LEIK OMFG I'D TOTALYL.... (etc, etc)
-Ewww you actually like [insert ship]?! [Insert ship] is WAY better because... (etc. etc)
You've received the point yes?

But we must spread certain ideals not only to keep this fandom BREATHING with the amazing artists, authors, RPers, and such that were here when I first arrived but to also help them grow as people and get used to real life. This fandom taught me lessons I wouldn't have learned and accepted for years, so maybe we can do the following?
Spread LOVE for all.
Spread TOLERANCE for all.
Spread KNOWLEDGE for all.
And most of all, don't change yourself UNWILLINGLY.

Contradictory? Yes it is but nothing will get no better if they don't desire change for the better. How about it? Is it all really so hard to revive the thing you love/like?
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embercoral Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That can go both ways, though. Persons aren't going to change their opinions unwillingly regardless of what they are. I experienced that just recently.

[link]
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mitsuketehoshii Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
i totally agree with you!
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IIaila Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
did it
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JadeFowl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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BobbyJoeXForgottenSB Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im like on the edge of the cliff when it comes to this.. i still like hetalia but i refuse to watch the new season (change in animation kinda ticked me off) because... every time a new episode is prodused i hear ppl go OMFG THEIR SO CUTE MY BABIES and sounding like they jizzed a truckload while watching it shoot me in the fucking face they are not your babies they are Himaruya's and he gives us the privilege to see his creations

and the 2P fandom went too fucking crazy with people saying they created a 2P when really.. they took the 2p fem and gave the male the same colour palette

with pairings its ok i'll bitch about USUK but i don't hate people who like it.. i personally don't care

it even got to the point that on tumblr if your not a GAY hetalia fan you are a blacksheep and the rest of the fandom on the website wont even risk looking at you just ignoring you to make you feel miserable about yourself

another one is fans of fans that get popular

Example: i don't like Beek (person from the 2P Side) because of ways she potrays characters and drawing really disturbing porn and being down right rude

i unfollow her and tell her why... she didn't give a flying fuck that she lost a follower but her fucking fans who want to know everything started going WTF IS WRONG WITH THAT BITCH THERE WAS NO REASON FOR UNFOLLOWING WAH WAH SHE MUST REALLY GET OUT OF THE FANDOM CAUSE SHE DOESN'T KNOW REAL ART and i get messages and messages saying "get out of the hetalia fandom you don't belong here" and "quit drawing your making the characters look like shit" i would repost but because of the 2P community i have no hope for Hetalia
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the 2P part of the fandom has just gone to hell. the 2P characters are given this image that they are crazy psycho people. When it is really just a recolor like for 2nd player. It was based off a joke with video games. I mean really.
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BobbyJoeXForgottenSB Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im still part but kinda gone into the forbidden nations having children part of the fandom but you know... less crazy and more i keep to myself on it and well they were the ones who told the ones who says the 2ps had a dark past or psychotic to go die in a pit even if its just in the past that they were psychos.... and they were being real hypocritical with those statements now that i think about it
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Aikaikaik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't blame ya. When it comes to those type of fans, I can't help but try to respectfully tell them what they're doing isn't exactly polite. All I can say at the time being is other fandoms most likely have the same idea going on. So we sorta all have our backs to each other~ vuv
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RosaPretty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
hear hear! well said love!
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
grazie~!
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RosaPretty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
you're welcome love
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RennTorakWolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
* Immediate copy and paste*
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SonicWillRule Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^ 7 ^
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SouthParkFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah i love Hetalia but the ONE thing i hate is the fans. I am one myself but some fans reeeeally piss me off...i mean REALLY piss me off.
But the mature ones i love they amuse me and make me laugh but the ones who ram things down your throat DEMANDS you to see their pairings and LOVE their pairings because they're "canon" really annoy the hell out of me.
I mean i do not like Rochu because of that reason a fan of it kept demanding and demanding and demanding me to like it and the more i was spammed/pressured into liking it the more i was turned off.
Another thing loads of fans do stamps/journals/videos of "why their pairing is better then such and such" those annoy me it's like forcing people to see your side.

They're like those certain religious individuals (not mentioning names due to may offend) who come knocking door to door to force you into their religion.
I'm not saying Hetalia IS a religion i'm just saying these fans are no better then those people.
My theory is "I like what i like and you like what you like. I don't care what you ship just don't ram it down my throat."
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