I’m on a quest to write the worst video game joke. Care to join me?
oh my GOD
…I get too worked up about this, I know; mostly I know not to take Hetalia so seriously but ah it just seems such a missed opportunity, because the scene could have gone:
Poland: Yo, but check it before you wreck it, I added something wicked boss to my lethal war machine.
France: It’s like a dream come true!
England: Way to be a team player!
Poland: Look, I’m not a dweeb, I know I’ve got to front it A-style when it’s game time. So yeah, here’s a cracked version of Germany’s funky Enigma thingy, pretty neat, right?
Eyes pretending to be too young, have already seen centuries worth of war and blood; and sweat and pain… and yet never once have they lost focus on their goal: freedom.
I promised I’ll write something about APH Poland and ponies. I’m not much of a historian, but I went to library and did my research. Warning: wall of text incoming (but it won’t be boring! And there will be pictures!), so I’ll post it under the cut. Again, my English is bad. I promise, one day I’ll learn how to use grammar tenses properly (in Polish we only have three of them :P).
So, what’s the origin of this story?
My Little Pony: Defending Poland since 1939.
RESEARCH! I really appreciate your commitment to detail here. Don’t worry — your English is perfectly clear! Someday I’m going to read all those Norman Davies books, someday……..
(Also! This is an interesting dub moment, actually! (ep 47, with the pony) In the dub, the narrator actually adds “Polish horses never charged tanks at the Battle of..” before backing up and adding for the benefit of anime/American fans the helpful facts that 1. Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and 2. POLAND IS A COUNTRY! IN EUROPE! (Originally/in the sub it just explains that it’s referring to the Anglo-Polish and Franco-Polish Mutual Assistance pacts which were “totally useless” (to Poland, pretty much. Which again is interesting — both seem quite keen to correct or contradict the previous scene where it’s Poland who looks like the useless one (…and that scene and my issues with it is another story!) )
I missed August 23rd and the Baltic Chain anniversary, but this is just a vaguely post-that/early-90s-Independence bit of fluff (and snark, thanks Estonia!) in which Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have a picnic!
Hooray for heartwarmingness and the Baltics being awkward responsible teenagers who’ve been stuck with each other for way long but secretly care.
…There’s one phrase in here that I’m 110% sure is anachronistic but it just entertained me no end and I’m not taking it out, so let’s say Latvia made it up.
“…and basically I think it’s time for a holiday!” Latvia concluded.
“I know how you feel,” said Lithuania. Latvia could picture him at the other end of the line pacing around his kitchen, wrapping the telephone cord around his fingers. Worrying about his ‘little brothers’ even now! “But you can’t just take off, you know. Things to do, countries to organize — that’s the point, isn’t it?”
“Yeah, Lithuania, I know. I wasn’t seriously planning on randomly ditching everyone for a couple weeks!”
“…What about an afternoon?”
“Huh? What about an afternoon?”
“I mean, we could probably take an afternoon off, right? The three of us maybe. Go for a picnic or something. I… I’d like that.”
I’d really like that too, Latvia thought. “Will you do the food?” he said aloud.
“What about Sunday afternoon? And, yes, of course…”
“Yeah, I’m free!” Latvia paused. “Come to mine? If, if you want to. I just thought, if Estonia wanted to come too, it would be most convenient for both of—”
“We’ll come,” Lithuania interrupted. “Thank you for the invitation, Latvia.”
“Oh,” Latvia breathed in awed realisation. “Oh, yes. It’s like I’m inviting you, to come and visit me, in my house.”
The smile was audible in Lithuania’s voice. “It’s exactly like that. I’ll call Estonia.”
Now he is being America
(Drawing Poland doesn’t take much time anymore )
it was raining yesterday, and i was inspired to draw estfin for some reason. it was p late by the time i finished so i’ll just post it now.