I really don’t understand why fanfics and the like portray Germania, nation or human, as being a giant arse to Gilbert. Beating, shouting, scolding, you name it. Ludwig he treats as the golden child, the apple of his eye, while Gilbert is the disappointment whose presence burdens him constantly. The other family members he is either indifferent or contemptuous to.
I mean, GUYS
FOR GOD’S SAKE
LOOK AT HIM
OH HE REALLY REALLY MAKES PREFERENCES DOESN’T HE?
LOOK I KNOW THE ANCIENT TIMES WEREN’T ALL CUDDLES AND RAINBOWS BUT WHY DOES GERMANIA HAVE TO BE THE ‘BASTARD FATHER’ ARCHETYPE? JUST BECAUSE HIS PERSONALITY ISN’T AS FLESHED OUT AS IT COULD BE DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO SLAP ON THAT ONE.
AND IN HUMAN AUs, WHY DOES HE HAVE TO BE THE PUNISHMENT-HAPPY TYRANT? TOWARDS GILBERT SPECIFICALLY? SURE, HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN THE UNRULY CHILD A SMACK HERE AND THERE, AND EVEN LOST IT ONCE OR TWICE. WHAT PARENT HASN’T? BUT I BELIEVE HE WOULD BE A DAMN DECENT ONE, AND APOLOGISE ON THAT ONCE OR TWICE WHERE HE WOULD LOSE IT. I WOULD IMAGINE GILBERT WOULDN’T BE THE EASIEST CHILD TO RAISE. BUT IN SPITE OF THOSE MOMENTS HE WOULD BE A GOOD, HARDWORKING, NO-NONSENSE DAD WHO WOULD NEVER PREFER ANY OF HIS CHILDREN BECAUSE HE LOVES THEM ALL TO PIECES.
THERE. I’VE SAID MY PIECE.
CARRY ON WITH… WHATEVER YOU WERE DOING.
Dublin Ireland protest for Palestine 16 Aug 2014
Ireland held it down the whole time
Ludwig smiled broadly, unable to keep himself from blushing a little. It wasn’t that he was unused to compliments, but a compliment from Alfred was worth more than anything his teachers could give him. They touched, they resonated, and Ludwig knew in that moment that, even if Alfred never recovered his former love for him, his feelings of life-sized love would never diminish.
"Thank you… It means the world to me to hear you say that… And honestly, I can say the same for you. Sans the excessive worrying.” He chuckled. “But you know, it’s funny… it feels strange to hear you say something like that about me. That I’m perfect as I am. For so long I’ve always thought perfection of myself was something hidden in the future, something I had to strive for. I never considered someone else could think of my current self that way. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy… it’s just, strange, you know…” He fumbled, smiling self-consciously.
Looking at Alfred, he suddenly felt an overwhelming surge of emotion - the wild desire to laugh, while his eyes welled up as he teetered on the brink of sobbing into the American’s shoulder.
Finding his voice finally, he said: “I’m sorry, I know this is sudden, but… can I — would you mind if — can I kiss you?”
Alfred smiled and nodded his head. He then reached up from the couch, took Ludwig by the hand and pulled him down to the couch with him. He looked into the beautiful blue eyes of Ludwig for the briefest of moments before leaning in and kissing him, this time more than the small kiss he gave him earlier. Alfred, tentatively at first, slipped his arms around the German, and pulled him into a deeper kiss. Alfred’s heart began racing. Everything felt familiar to him, even if he could not recall having done anything like this before.
Suddenly the image came to his mind. Much like a TV with really bad reception. Covered in static and shifting like crazy It was hard to make out what it was. Alfred broke away from the kiss and looked Ludwig in the eyes. Alfred looked terribly confused.
"Trees, like the park I was in earlier." Alfred released Ludwig and tried to focus on the image more. "Why am I remembering trees Ludwig?"
Ludwig blinked in surprise and momentary concern as he looked at Alfred’s expression. At the revelation his eyes widened and he felt his heartbeat quicken. He thought. Trees… trees…
"Ah… we stopped by some trees on our way to the cinema after I won our match - you know, as part of the deal - and that was where we confessed our feelings, and where you told me about your condition. We also… shared our first kiss there," he explained haltingly. He was bewildered. Had their kiss triggered the memory? If so, would another do the trick? Would they have to go further? No no, he couldn’t jump to conclusions yet…
Vischering Castle (German: Burg Vischering) in Germany
Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Aries: Doggie Style
Taurus: Ballet Dancer
Leo: Upstanding Citizen
Libra: The Reverse Spoon
Scorpio: The Pinball Wizard
Aquarius: Stand and Deliver
Pisces: The Om
(if you click on them it will show you a picture haha)
Erfurt, Germany (by S. Lo)
Marburg, Hesse, Germany
It’s well known that both Germany and Prussia keep journals/diaries and I bet Germany has one of all the dogs he’s ever owned
CHECK OUT THE LASHES ON THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY