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Let me start by saying that I'm so sorry for my absence lately, and by lately I mean for the last couple of months... Writing is becoming slower for me to churn out, and while I love doing it, it's been taxing and it's been strenuous. I actually had something ready to upload about a fortnight ago, but since then there's been a lot of tragedy in my life and it's only going to continue, at least for a while, so I ask you to bear with me.

I'm working on a number of stories and also a lot of rewrites (mostly of my pirate stories, and particularly of the France x Prostitute!Reader one) because I want to make my gallery more recent and also relevant to what I see as my own capabilities. : ) So that's all in the making, along with some prompts I've been writing for, some prizes for winners of the APH-Best-Readers contest, and a contest entry or two.
Until then, though, while on the topic of pirates I'd like to share some things I noticed (mostly some common trends and features) while recently reading a stack of pirate!Hetalia reader inserts. I don't at all mean to sound like I'm bigging myself up or trying to be arrogant here, because seriously, my pirate inserts are all pretty shocking, especially the Prussia one. But these are just some funny things I noticed...

:bulletblue: The extremely common princess!Reader x pirate!England trope (is everyone copying from each other? Is the reader always in an arranged marriage? Is pirate!England always this romantic, dashing 19th Century ideal of a venerable criminal? Does reader always have to be really unhappy with her life in the 'constricting aristocracy'?).

:bulletblue: A heck of a lot of romanticising of pirate life. I mean, these are people who may well have lived an existence probably better than that of people on dry land, but they also had to deal with disease, storms, harsh punishments, sodomy, having prices on their heads, boring meals, and less than optimal living conditions. Besides, unless you're William Dampier or Bartholomew Roberts (who are seriously cool), pirates were pretty terrible people. Not to mention desperate, and even cruel.

:bulletblue: Anachronisms. I found this one so often and it's hilarious. I feel like an utterly awful person for sounding as I do, but I can't help but chuckle when reading 'oh my God' uttered by a character in the 18th Century, or characters using and talking about things from a different period entirely. :"D I don't even necessarily have to be conceited to say this... It's just plain weird.

:bulletblue: Invading the mainland. Come on, everyone knows that a stack of people use this as a plot point continually, haha. But, come to think of it, it's a little odd, because the very definition of a pirate is that they're a criminal, operating mainly on the sea, their primary purpose being to invade other ships. Going on the mainland for any reason other than stocking up or docking for a while is bordering bizarre. That's meant to be a Viking thing, isn't it? Plundering settlements on dry land?

:bulletblue: The country is always the captain. It took me a while to even notice this because it's an assumption in my mind and, I suppose, in most people's mind. It's practically a given that in any pirate story, the country is going to be the captain. What about boatswain!England? Or navigator!France? What about food distributor/chef/quartermaster!Prussia?

:bulletblue: I'm so sorry for this, but it's something I've noticed repeatedly - many have very similar plots, and possess very much the same sorts of cliches. Like bad movies. I know exactly what to expect when I go to read an England or Prussia pirate story, as I expect many people do. But it's practically a trope, and moreover, it's actually pretty funny, as much as it pains my soul. ; o ;

:bulletblue: My final point is about pirate language. I don't even have that much to say about this one... It's just too perturbing and yet simultaneously hilarious for me to say much else, haha.

Anyway, that's all I really have to say about pirate!Hetalia x Reader stories at the current moment in time, and that's all I can really say as an update on my life. But I hope I haven't come across as offensive or arrogant, because all I'm trying to do is make a bit of a commentary on what I found amusing. That's all. Hope you're all going great.

Final note - my new headcanon is that England has a West Country accent. Sure, I mention in my stories occasionally that he has a 'London accent' or that people think he sounds posh, but honestly... It's much funnier to think the former, in the same way that it's hilarious to imagine Australia with a really broad accent. :'D Okay, I'm done.


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G'day (ironically)! This is autumn--thunder. Thanks for bothering to visit my page!

Current Residence: Queensland, Australia, where Christmas is hot and humid and I have never actually been attacked/bitten/mutilated by anything.

I'm also a proud Christian. (:

Most of my gallery is Hetalia, namely reader inserts, although I'm a member of a stack of fandoms, with some of the more prominent current ones being X-Men, MCU, Blackadder, and Pokemon. Generally I switch between multiple at one time, and I like to consider myself a member of the Strictly Ballroom fandom even though I'm fairly sure that's not even a thing. ; w ;

I hope you enjoy your visit to my page! Sorry about my horrid username. D:


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