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I'm a trendsetter...? [Apr. 2nd, 2010|01:19 pm]
Saya Aensland
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So, I just found out that Brandenburg/Prussia is a relatively popular pairing amongst the Chinese APH fandom. After some flailing with Google and a translator, I found several fics.

Most of those fics use the name "Hartwin".

I... I'm kinda happy right now. ;ω;
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[User Picture]From: saya_aensland
2010-04-02 03:52 pm (UTC)

Re: yes you are:)

I remember your translation, and the comments it got made me giddy with joy! I bookmarked the original forum post, but it apparently disappeared... :(

But I had no idea I'd started a wave like this! I was aware that there was a handful of English speaking fans that I'd managed to seduce (mostly because every now and then, the kink meme gets requests for Brandenburg/Prussia that are NOT left by me). But the Chinese fans are a completely new experience for me!

Would you really be willing to translate some of the fics for me? I wouldn't want to trouble you too much, and the translation machine is enough that I can get a rough general understanding of the text (the only big problem is the copy & pasting, gives me finger cramps after a while XD)

The popularity of the name is actually a little embarrassing, because after writing "Civil Union", the human name I personally use for Brandenburg has changed several times. First I called him Hartwin, then I called him Wendel (after the Wends). Then I decided he's a Sorb and called him Branislaw, as it matches "Braniborska", the Upper Sorbian name for Brandenburg. And to add insult to injury, I changed his eyes from purple to gray, just because there aren't that many Hetalia characters with gray eyes.

I'm an indecisive moron. *shame*

I've tried writing more Brandenburg/Prussia, but it hasn't gone very well. The only two pieces I've managed to finish were stupidly short and not good at all compared to "Civil Union".

"Wisteria". Contains creepy insane Brandenburg.
"Cross of God". Ridiculously short, but I like it better than "Wisteria". Contains a picture of Brandenburg (which I did not draw, I just stole a screenshot of Poland from this video and edited it quickly and badly).
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[User Picture]From: skyhiker
2010-04-06 11:29 am (UTC)

Re: yes you are:)

sorry for my belated reply. i've been busy writting things these days>.<
i'm really curious about...which fanfics in chinese have you seen? i'm not really in the brandenburg/prussia circle so i don't know many writers...can you post the fics for me? 0 0
in fact i also posted my translation of civil union to another place, it is a closed forum so i didn't show it to you then. i'm really sorry about that....but if you give me your e-mail i can send the downloaded webpages to you.
i read the two short fics. although they are not as long and dramatic as civil union, i still love them. i always encounter something unexpected in your fic, which make me laugh or being touched.
translating chinese fics into english is really a huge chanllenge to me, so since you have said you can understand the general meanings using translation machine, i'd be happy not to do that-_,-instead, i asked a girl to post her paintings of hartwin and gilbert to you, but she's so shy about that....*_*
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[User Picture]From: skyhiker
2010-04-08 03:55 am (UTC)

my reflection of the two fics:)

WISTERIA make me think of one of my favourite light novels "the garden of sinners". in the end, brandenburg disappeared and his existance broken, but his dream lives, and the kingdom of prussia is that dream. so sad and moving...and somehow a little comforting.
and i think mistletoe is another nice allegory as WISTERIA, for when the ancient germans saw the green mistletoe grew in winter's oak, they think the mistletoe is the spirit of the lifeless oak. that's what the called"the golden bough".

Cross of God is quite inspiring for me, cause i have never read any fics about prussia and his religon...and i never imagined brandenburg acting like that(LOL)
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-18 07:37 pm (UTC)

Re: yes you are:)

Late anon is late (I am the one who asked for the male Brandenburg). I just found this and I have to say: I love you.

I never thought anyone would fill this request - I loved it.

Thank you so much!

(I would answer on the thread if it wasn't already closed orz)
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[User Picture]From: saya_aensland
2010-07-19 10:53 pm (UTC)

Re: yes you are:)

You're very welcome! =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-24 09:35 pm (UTC)

Re: yes you are:)

Do you plan on writing more? I love your stories~
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[User Picture]From: saya_aensland
2010-07-25 05:18 pm (UTC)

Re: yes you are:)

I want to write, and as we speak, I have *counts* eight fics in varying degrees of progress.

The problem is, they're not getting completed. =/ I have this weird problem where I get an inspiration, write several paragraphs, then get author's block which never, ever lifts ever again. Civil Union, Cross of God and Wisteria are literally the only fics I've ever successfully completed in the Hetalia fandom. =(
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-28 11:45 am (UTC)

Re: yes you are:)

Eight *-* wooow~

I know that... you have an idea and start, then stop, don't get into it again and have a real block >_>
But I really hope you can finish some of them because I think you're so talented *-*
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