((Omfg.. every time I see myself as fluttershy in that video I die xD I wasnt wearing my glasses and my friend was waving. I thouhgt It was part of their talking but then i was skipping—— Seriously its worth the subcriprtion to opperationpecan on youtube and tumblr. we will come out with more videos soon~))
10 Things I Hate About The Hetalia Fandom - An Awareness Guide
I don’t know if this has been shared yet but I think it’s crucial. I love Hetalia very much but the fandom can get pretty cray cray. I don’t mean the whole fandom, just certain people and it’s this kind of thing that strays people away from Hetalia so let’s be aware!
Be sure to give support to their youtube page and tumblr! They deserve it!
I agree with most of this stuff, but there’s some things that I don’t agree with too. I completely disagree with the very first thing, actually.
Fact is, cosplay is expensive, and not everyone can afford to make/buy good costumes. I know this was already stated in their ‘about’ section on the video, however; There’s a HUGE difference between putting no effort into a cosplay and not being able to afford a proper one, and you shouldn’t automatically look down on someone/exclude someone based on their outfit. Be nice to them, because you don’t know which it is.
Instead of excluding them, encourage them, inspire them to want to be better. Don’t give them the cold shoulder. Show them how awesome our fandom can be. If they’re doing something not acceptable in terms of behavior, then correct them. Be a guide. Be an example.
Also, otaku in the American meaning of the word is synonymous with nerd, geek, dork, ect, which are also insults-turned-badges-of-pride. It depends on how it’s used.