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Rule #1. Hetalia characters are not gay. (With the possible exception of some.)

Rule #2. Hetalia ships have to make sense. (Check your history.)

Rule #3. Always go back and check for plot-holes, spelling/grammatical mistakes, etc. (I say this because personally, when I see a spelling mistake, it seems to kill the flow of the story.)

Rule #4. Unless they're 2p!, fem!, or going through some personality-altering thing, don't change their personalities. (Also with the exception to rule #5.)

Rule #5. If your fanfic's setting is modern-day, base the characters' reactions/personalities/etc. off of events that have happened recently.

Rule #6. Get creative! Don't just copy scenes from Hetalia! (Seriously, I have read some fanfics like that. Nicht gut.)

Rule #7. Breaking the 4th wall is ok, just don't do it excessively.

Rule #8. It doesn't matter who you're writing about, don't make them op (over-powered). (Limit: England/Norway/Romania with their magic.)

Rule #9. When writing, don't make it obvious you hate or love one character. (Obviously, if you're in the story, then that's fine.)

Rule #10. When writing accents, if you don't know it don't do it.

That's all for now! Hope you learned something! :D

Based off of sonicthehedgehog4454.deviantar…

Edit: I'm sorry if this sounded snobby/rude/mean/or other wise, it wasn't intended.

And yes, everyone has the right to ship whoever they want. I'm not saying they can't. I'm simply saying that most ships don't really work nor do they make sense.

Edit 2: I took out some of the parts that, after reviewing, sounded kinda rude or mean.

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SimRandyCunninghamx2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for rule 1. Also, we still need France isn't a perv/rapist, and Spain isn't a pedo.
ArthurIglesias Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the guidelines. Useful and succinct.
Furbalicious9000 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Can we still put poland in women's clothing? :(
RandomPerson246810 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
And don't forget:
France isn't a rapist, Spain isn't a pedo, and Pussia isn't a pervert. (Prussia is actually really awkward around girls because of growing up in a house of guys)
Those three are some of my favorite characters and I hate how they're represented. 
xAnima-Nekox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the only thing I have against these rules are number one and two

Okay with number 1, I kind of get what you mean since I'm not a fan of the side pairing being gay but
it really depends on the subject, time, and place to be completely honest.
Since most of nations in Hetalia have no set sexualities, it really varies on the time period, because in 
some countries homosexuality was considered okay and sometimes favoured over heterosexuality especially in ancient times

As for number two, again it really depends. Everyone has different ships and it doesn't matter how crack they are
Since as I learned many times "ship characters for their characters/personality, not their history"
since history is a very touchy subject to some people in the fandom so they often refrain from doing so. I'm not saying
that you can't have a historically accurate fanfic, but historical accuracy depends on the author not the viewer.

lastly I'd like to address, If you're not okay with same sex  pairings or crack pairings, 
maybe digging into that side of the fandom isn't for you. I'm not trying to be rude or act like a bully but,
saying that pairings don't make sense or work because of lack of historical accuracy sounds like you're
bashing them instead of making people learn something. Just my opinion if you wanted to know.
 ( I would on go about homosexuality and religion from your previous comments but I rather not
  unless you really want to know about what I think) 

kiramaru7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I find your rules against gay pairings insulting & rude. Sorry, but it is. If you don't like it, then don't read it, but to force others to conform to your "rules" sounds like censorship and that's WRONG. In fact, this whole thing sounds like you want others to write only what you like.
supergeek17 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Personally, I think Rule 10 should be no written accents period. It's weird but I have the damnedest time being able to process written out accents-- English is my native tongue and I read perfectly fluently, but the second you write out that accent, reading the story becomes really cumbersome. 
HyperNovaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
rules 1&2...I'm guessing you don't like slash...
but what do you have against ships? i mean really...
(actually, I do agree with 1 in the sense that canonically they're nations so I imagine most of them to be pansexual (with a few exceptions...Prussia for one since he sorta doesn't but that's headcanon so...but AU? do whatever you wannttt~)
no offense, but you still come off as a bit snobby...I mean, only the creator has a say on the character's sexuality and he doesn't say much so it's all, I get what you're trying to say but...(I'm guessing everyone else probably bitched at you already so I'm probably annoying) ^^;

idk, I like crackships :shrug: just not so much in APH canonverse, but AU? why not? yeahhhh i have two otps of charas that never met, but i like how their personalities i ship them??? not even sure what im trying to say ahaha...
actually this is something I've been meaning to ask...what do people have against crackships anyway? as long as they're not claiming it's canon like PruCan

for the other 8 rules, they're just general fic rules that I hope everyone realizes...
CraftyCat14 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

(About crackships) I personally don't agree with any boyxboy or girlxgirl ships, so that encompasses crackships. But I can't say the same for others.

HyperNovaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014 don't agree with slash?  i get not shipping them, but why? for me, gender doesn't really matter :shrug: as long as it makes sense... (so, in that case, are you okay with genderbent ships?)
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