Figuring It Out As I Go Along
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Monika in a pretty dress and Feliciano in a suit!





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rossodi:

Monika in a pretty dress and Feliciano in a suit!
Anonimo knows my weakness.
Thanks for the request!
Hetalia Theory

yamiheart:

Alright, so after reading this post, I feel like I am finally able to propose an answer to why the heck Canada’s polar bear is named Kumajirou.

Let’s start with the post I linked to. If you clicked on it, you may be wondering what it has to do with my theory because it isn’t about Canada or Kumajirou at all. It’s about young America and how Hima has been throwing a pun in our face from the very beginning by always pairing the young nation with a rabbit (the joke being that “usa” is short for “rabbit” in Japanese). 

This fact is very important to my theory because it shows Hima loves puns. 

With that fact in mind, let’s break down the name “Kumajirou”.

"Kuma" is easy. That’s Japanese for "bear", which is logical because Kumajirou is a bear. But then we get to “Jirou”, and things get a bit confusing. “Jirou” is a Japanese name that literally means “second son”. This doesn’t make any sense on the surface because Canada has only one bear (that we know of) and Kumajirou isn’t his son. However, I believe the “Jirou” is referencing two things: a pun and a major shift in Canada’s life.

The pun is easy to explain. Look up “polar bear in Japanese” and you’ll see it’s “shirokuma” or “white bear”. Outloud, just for fun, say “kumashiro” and “kumajirou”. For added effect, try to say them in a Japanese accent. You may find that they sound practically identical. 

So, great, “Kumajirou” is just a pun on “polar bear” in Japanese, right? 

Yes…but I still think there’s more. 

Look at the one comic we have with child!Canada and France

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Technically, this isn’t the whole comic, but you can still notice that something is missing.

Where’s Kumajirou? Though I don’t have the whole comic on this post, I can promise you the bear is nowhere to be found. For a character who even takes his bear to world meetings, this is a bit odd, no?

So when do we first see Kumajirou with child!Canada?

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oh. 

You see, in Hetalia canon (not necessarily Historical canon), Canada is England’s second son. 

So “Kumajirou” is a pun both on the Japanese word for polar bear and the fact that Canada was England’s second son!

Yes…but I still think it goes one step further. 

In the strip with England I referenced above, the flashback makes Canada realize that once he got to England’s house he was no longer the center of attention. America was. Hence, once Canada moved to England’s house, he started to be forgotten. 

In Japanese family dynamics (remember, please, that at it’s core, Hetalia is a Japanese comic, so all these references and puns are not necessarily based on a Western mind set), the second son is often seen as less important than the first. We see this “first son is worshipped, second son is kicked to the side” trope over and over again in Japanese storytelling, and in fact we see it within Hetalia itself with Italy and Romano (Italy inherits everything from Rome, everyone but Spain beats up on Romano). Why wouldn’t we see it with America and Canada?

Since the second son is always forgotten, that’s why Canada can’t remember Kumajirou’s name. 

Kumajirou is literally the embodiment of the point in time where everyone started to forget poor little Canada, and to represent that, Hima made a pun

Or, maybe he didn’t. Maybe I’m looking into this too much. 

But come on. All of that makes way too much sense for it all to be coincidence.

seeingteacupsindragons:

One of my favorite writing reference sheets on the internet.

christmasisactuallyyule:


Limits of the Human Body by Soda Pop Avenue

Credit goes to SPA, but I wanted this here for a writer’s reference. This way we know exactly how far we can push our characters ;)

christmasisactuallyyule:

Limits of the Human Body by Soda Pop Avenue

Credit goes to SPA, but I wanted this here for a writer’s reference. This way we know exactly how far we can push our characters ;)

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TIPS:
Tips For Characterization
21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors
The Importance Of Body Language
34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer
Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research
Eight Short Story Tips
How To Stop Procrastinating
Ten Exercises In Creativity
How To Show (Not Tell)
Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity
Why Research Is Important In Writing
Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone
Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In
The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers
Five Essential Story Ingredients
Formatting Your Manuscript
Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing
99 Ways To Beat Writers Block
You’re Not Hemingway, Helping You Develop Your Own Skill
Best Apps For Writers
Online Whiteboard
This Sentence Has 5 Words
GRAMMAR (WORDS):
Urban Legends From The World Of Grammar
20 Common Grammar Mistakes
Synonyms For Said
Alternatives For But
Alternatives For Angry
Alternatives For Whispered
200 Words To Describe Light
45 Ways To Avoid Saying Very
Colour Names
Other Ways To Say…
Lay vs Lie
Make Words Longer
Words And Meanings
Common English Mistakes
Online Etymology Dictionary
Tip Of My Tongue
Cliche Finder
NAMES:
7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters
Names In Different Time Periods
Behind The Name
Meaning Of Names
Fake Name Generator
Random Name Generator
Quick Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
Baby Names Country
Muslim Names And Meanings
Indian Names And Meanings
Name Playground
NOVEL:
How To Rewrite
Editing Recipe
How To Write A Novel
Writing 101: Revising Your Novel
Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written
Finishing Your Novel
Novel Outlining 101
Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes
13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page
How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:
Family Tree Maker
Tips For Characterization
Character Trait Masterlist
Character Bio Help
Character Writing Exercise
123 Ideas For Character Flaws
Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description
How To Create Fictional Characters
Writing Magical Characters
Character Development Sheet
Character Development Worksheet
Character Chart
Character Chart For Fiction Writers
100 Character Development Questions For Writers
Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters
Ten Days Of Character Building
Writing Effective Character Breakdowns
PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:
When To Change Paragraphs
36 (plus 1) Dramatic Situations
How To Write A Death Scene
The Snowflake Method
Effectively Outlining Your Plot
Tips For Creating A Compelling Plot
One Page Plotting
How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps
Choosing The Best Outline Method For You
Creating Conflict And Sustaining Suspense
Conflict Test
What Is Conflict?
Writing The Perfect Scene
How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?
SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:
Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World
World Building 101
Creating A Believable World
Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping
Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds
Writing Fantasy
Myths
Creating The Perfect Setting
POINT OF VIEW:
Establishing The Right Point Of View
How To Write In Third Person
The I Problem
OTHERS:
Types Of Crying
Eye Colours
Skin Tones
Who Do I Write Like?
Write Rhymes
Survive Nature
How To Escape After Being Buried Alive In A Coffin

starrify-everything:

TIPS:

Tips For Characterization

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Tips From Great Authors

The Importance Of Body Language

34 Writing Tips That Will Make You A Better Writer

Things Almost Every Author Needs To Research

Eight Short Story Tips

How To Stop Procrastinating

Ten Exercises In Creativity

How To Show (Not Tell)

Ten Ways To Avoid Writing Insecurity

Why Research Is Important In Writing

Five Ways To Get Out Your Comfort Zone

Seven Ways To Use Brain Science To Hook Readers And Reel Them In

The Difference Between Good And Bad Writers

Five Essential Story Ingredients

Formatting Your Manuscript

Four Ways To Have Confidence In Your Writing

99 Ways To Beat Writers Block

You’re Not Hemingway, Helping You Develop Your Own Skill

Best Apps For Writers

Online Whiteboard

This Sentence Has 5 Words

GRAMMAR (WORDS):

Urban Legends From The World Of Grammar

20 Common Grammar Mistakes

Synonyms For Said

Alternatives For But

Alternatives For Angry

Alternatives For Whispered

200 Words To Describe Light

45 Ways To Avoid Saying Very

Colour Names

Other Ways To Say…

Lay vs Lie

Make Words Longer

Words And Meanings

Common English Mistakes

Online Etymology Dictionary

Tip Of My Tongue

Cliche Finder

NAMES:

7 Rules Of Picking Names For Fictional Characters

Names In Different Time Periods

Behind The Name

Meaning Of Names

Fake Name Generator

Random Name Generator

Quick Name Generator

Fantasy Name Generator

Baby Names Country

Muslim Names And Meanings

Indian Names And Meanings

Name Playground

NOVEL:

How To Rewrite

Editing Recipe

How To Write A Novel

Writing 101: Revising Your Novel

Revising Your Novel: Read What You’ve Written

Finishing Your Novel

Novel Outlining 101

Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes

13 Most Common Errors On A Novels First Page

How To Organize And Develop Ideas For Your Novel

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

Family Tree Maker

Tips For Characterization

Character Trait Masterlist

Character Bio Help

Character Writing Exercise

123 Ideas For Character Flaws

Three Ways To Avoid Lazy Character Description

How To Create Fictional Characters

Writing Magical Characters

Character Development Sheet

Character Development Worksheet

Character Chart

Character Chart For Fiction Writers

100 Character Development Questions For Writers

Ten Questions For Creating Believable Characters

Ten Days Of Character Building

Writing Effective Character Breakdowns

PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE and OUTLINE:

When To Change Paragraphs

36 (plus 1) Dramatic Situations

How To Write A Death Scene

The Snowflake Method

Effectively Outlining Your Plot

Tips For Creating A Compelling Plot

One Page Plotting

How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps

Choosing The Best Outline Method For You

Creating Conflict And Sustaining Suspense

Conflict Test

What Is Conflict?

Writing The Perfect Scene

How Can You Know What Belongs In Your Book?

SETTING, WORLDBUILDING AND FANTASY:

Masterpost For Writers Creating Their Own World

World Building 101

Creating A Believable World

Maps Workshop - Developing The Fictional World Through Mapping

Creating Fantasy And Science Fiction Worlds

Writing Fantasy

Myths

Creating The Perfect Setting

POINT OF VIEW:

Establishing The Right Point Of View

How To Write In Third Person

The I Problem

OTHERS:

Types Of Crying

Eye Colours

Skin Tones

Who Do I Write Like?

Write Rhymes

Survive Nature

How To Escape After Being Buried Alive In A Coffin

plotsforall:


Plot 69 : Shelter From the Storm

Muse A is in the midst of fulfilling their life-long dream of travelling the country. They’ve packed the bare minimum of supplies and gassed up their vehicle to spend the summer seeing the beautiful sights of the country. Things go perfectly for weeks, but in a horrible turn of events, Muse A’s vehicle suffers a breakdown. On top of that, their cell phone has no reception in this area. Muse B is a resident in the town that Muse A is currently driving through. Muse A approaches Muse B’s door and begins to introduce themselves and explain their unfortunate circumstances. Muse B is absolutely not in the mood to listen to Muse A’s woes, tapping their foot, drumming their fingers, looking over their shoulder back into the house - all in an effort to get the point across to Muse A that they are not particularly interested in getting involved.
Muse B is just shy of pushing Muse A out of their personal space and slamming the door in their face when the storm sirens sound. The sky becomes an eerie muddy green. The winds begin to violently gust. Despite their irritation with the unwelcome interloper, Muse B can’t just leave Muse A outside when there is a potentially dangerous storm rolling in. They insist Muse A come down to the basement with them and wait out the weather.

plotsforall:

Plot 69 : Shelter From the Storm

Muse A is in the midst of fulfilling their life-long dream of travelling the country. They’ve packed the bare minimum of supplies and gassed up their vehicle to spend the summer seeing the beautiful sights of the country. Things go perfectly for weeks, but in a horrible turn of events, Muse A’s vehicle suffers a breakdown. On top of that, their cell phone has no reception in this area. Muse B is a resident in the town that Muse A is currently driving through. Muse A approaches Muse B’s door and begins to introduce themselves and explain their unfortunate circumstances. Muse B is absolutely not in the mood to listen to Muse A’s woes, tapping their foot, drumming their fingers, looking over their shoulder back into the house - all in an effort to get the point across to Muse A that they are not particularly interested in getting involved.

Muse B is just shy of pushing Muse A out of their personal space and slamming the door in their face when the storm sirens sound. The sky becomes an eerie muddy green. The winds begin to violently gust. Despite their irritation with the unwelcome interloper, Muse B can’t just leave Muse A outside when there is a potentially dangerous storm rolling in. They insist Muse A come down to the basement with them and wait out the weather.

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