I love how you can see who the silhouettes are, and they really add that atmosphere to the bar scene. The suit styles and colours are fantastic, and the glow of the recently snuffed cigarette is so well done. Their expressions are amazingly well done, I your art style is super pleasing to look at. I think that this is a nice change from crack drunk pics, so the originality is awesome. Great work!
Never said they weren't capable. I'm one of the few that is against FrUk, while not believing they really hate each other. Them fighting all the time is not just something they do, but a routine they enjoy doing. If England wasn't fighting with France or vice versa, then he's rather drunk, depressed, or sick. If you listen to the CD Drama version of England with the flu, it shows that the fighting between them is more than a bad habit. When France realizes that England isn't trying to fight with him, and is being nice to him, then France panics. I never doubt that the two do care about each other (not as lovers, of course), but I do doubt there's never a time they talk normally and get along. If they're not fighting, it makes the other very uncomfortable and worried. It's the same thing with England constantly fighting with America. If he doesn't get annoyed at America, it makes America uncomfortable, which is why he purposely tries to annoy England at times.
I agree that sniping at each other is something that they enjoy doing, and that there's some dislike in their relationship at times, but definitely not hate. Their quarreling is familiar and natural to them by now, like those old married couples that constantly argue, but you know they still care deeply about each other deep, deeeep down (except they're more like brothers or cousins. Speaking of, one of my friends [who's sadly no longer on DA with us] head-canoned them as first cousins on their mothers' side, and I thought that was rather interesting, made a lot of sense, and added a whole other dynamic to their relationship.) XD I would also agree that if they're NOT bickering, there's generally something terribly serious going on, but I also think that they'd let their guards down very occasionally with each other, too, in very special situations. Then they start volleying insults again right afterward. X3 And I imagine it'd usually look something like this when their guards do come down: fav.me/d51qj0q fav.me/d2qd61u fav.me/d35gtgo fav.me/d3ghe4i fav.me/d32td5w fav.me/d5sxwpu chevalierviolet.tumblr.com/pos…
Sorry for the pic spam, I just have a lot of feelings about this pair when portrayed platonically, since so few people seem to ship it without romance. (Bonus: their theme song, at least my pick for it. "No, I don't hate you/Don't want to fight you/Know I'll always love you/But right now I just don't like you." Yup. I think that generally sums up their relationship 98% of the time.)
Yes, I do agree that, if either were in trouble, the other would be the first to help. I mean hell, after France was invaded by Germany, England gave France a place to escape to and, in return, France had his men build the underwater subway tunnel from England's place to his place. Also, it's hinted that France once cooked for England and was the one that taught him how to cook anything, including styles, but England just never "got it." Another thing is that France had sided with England and was the reason the War of the Roses ended. While the two do often fight, they will be willing to help each other, if needed.
Something I just realized. Do you remember episode 25 of Hetalia when England was visiting young America? You see a flashback of France saying some insults to England, then England mentions that life in Europe is starting to make people go cynical (in the dub, England says that life in Europe does test one's fortitude). I had originally thought that this was the seven year war, but it didn't make any sense, since that never happens until America is older. I did some research and, come to find out, during a bulk of America's growth as 13 colonies, (pretty much a bulk of the 1600's) Great Britain was facing THREE civil wars. I'm DEAD SERIOUS. The only war England was ever involved with France was during the start of Charles I's rule, in which he ordered a war against the Catholic French in La Rochelle (my guess is that that flashback is referring to that particular war). I have a theory that the reason for England constantly having to leave America was because of the upcoming possible war he was about to face against Charles I. When England leaves America in episode 47, that was when England was going off to war, in which he had to battle three civil wars.
Now, here's where things get interesting. The English Civil War lasted 9 years and, at the beginning of the war, there were five colonies. During the time of the English Civil War, the colonies were pretty much on their own at this point with no help from England period. This was also when Massachusetts recovered from a depression during the early 1640's. Everything industrial wise, fishing wise, and everything economical wise improved by the numbers, like right through the roof, especially trading and agriculture. Population also increased from the number of indentured servants fleeing from the war going on in England. In Virginia, the population increased from 15,000 to 40,000. You can just imagine the growth in population throughout the rest of the colonies. This led to the Navigations Acts and the new colonies being established by the end of the war. This means that America had grown from a preteen boy to an older teenager (16 at the youngest) in 9 years.
Pretty much, but that's why America grew so rapidly compared to many of the other English colonies. Many English colonies were commonly used for prisoners. This was no different with other countries. I guess this was to avoid solitary confinement. It was during the Renaissance that many countries started learning that locking up their prisoners wasn't the best idea. So, at this point, the best thing they could do was maroon them. Australia and Seychelles were used for English prisoners, that's why in the Hetalia Gakuin game, England treated Seychelles like a slave. It referenced the treatment Seychelles civilians had toward the British, and since they pretty much were dumping their prisoners there... yeah.
America, on the other hand, was a very unique cluster of colonies. It was one of the first colonies that was built on liberty since day 1. Believe it or not, America wasn't the first country to fight for the freedom of their people. England was the first to fight for human rights before it was cool. War of the Roses anyone? America was basically an escape from war and religious discrimination. It was one of the first colonies to be treated like it was a part of Great Britain. It was only when King George III decided to rule the roost that it became more apparent that America was just "a cluster of colonies." I mean granted it was already known that New England was technically not a part of Great Britain, but felt like they were. Canada was no different either, since Canada and America were New England (aka why America and Canada are identical twins). Even with the French colony Louisiana, it never really was treated like it was a part of France, Spain's colonies were DEFINITELY not treated like a part of Spain.
So, this resulted in America growing rapidly. It didn't help that the colonies of America and Canada, compared to many others, allowed citizens of other countries to become citizens. So, the French and Spaniards became a part of America. There were also dutch, Finish, and Swedish. I think there were Germans too, since the Baptists came from that country. This is referenced in the Hetalia manga several times like with America having known Spain, and France waltzing to America to give him food as a chibi colony. Also, there's a part in the blog section of Hetalia where Wy asks why Canada, America and Seychelles don't have the Iggy brows, to which France answers by saying that they have "big brother's blood." In other words, America has French in him or is related to France... yeah. That's also why England and France kept fighting over America. During the time, he was both England's, France's and Finland's little brother.
Now, to solve the mystery of why India doesn't have the Eyebrow Curse. 0_0