Hello people - I just want to talk about something kinda serious
I am assuming you all know about the earthquakes that have happened in New Zealand and Japan?
Well - these events (Japan especially) has caused a whole LOAD of Axis Powers Hetalia fanart.
Fanart that is doing more harm than help.
This is a post by a Japanese fan on Pixiv: www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…
Which is basically saying they are finding most of the fanart being posted imprudent
I felt the same way about fanart of New Zealand when the christchurch earthquake happened - there is fanart on Pixiv and DA of New Zealand crying and hurt . . and I wasn't quite sure how to take it . . I felt kind of insulted . . and yet I also felt alone in this belief.
My personal belief is that if you are going to draw a personified country responding to a disaster, if you HAVE to draw it, please think very carefully about who is going to see it.
I didn't really enjoy seeing my country crying and whimpering and helpless.
The day of the earthquake I had to watch strong grown men hold back their tears, not because they were crybabies - but because they had been spending the whole day desperately pulling bodies out of rubble.
I did not appreciate seeing this kind of fanart in my inbox.
The kind of fanart I would have appreciated would have been New Zealand being strong and maybe with messages of support.
but if you are unsure - just avoid drawing fanart altogether
Just please, PLEASE be considerate when drawing something in response to the disasters.
Another thing that has been bothering me is comments on my journals and deviations.
I recently got some comments from people who seemed to think I needed informing about what is happening in my own country - even though it happened weeks ago - even though I have been LIVING IT.
I am sure they had the most decent of intentions - but the bottom line was that it was ignorant and it hurt me a bit.
Just another example of people not thinking before they posted.
Please consider how you react to these disasters
<3 thank you