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TCE is getting its own comm! It's just gotten too unwieldy for me and [livejournal.com profile] wizzard890 to continue coordinating between our journals. To help us out in our move, would anyone be willing to lend a hand with a layout, and community settings, and all of that fancy "making the site work" stuff?

We'll make a proper announcement when the comm goes live--probably in a week or so--and in the mean time, we're going to be spamming the shit out of it as we repost all of the previous TCE chapters. So...now might not be the best time to join. If you want to brag about being an early adopter, though, you can find our upcoming digs at [livejournal.com profile] the_chosen_end.
pyrrhiccomedy: (Chibi!America)
Number of parking tickets given to former Soviet embassy employees in Washington, D.C. that remain unpaid: 50,693.
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Title: Movie Night
Originally posted: Here, but I wrote it for [livejournal.com profile] wizzard890 like a million years ago.
Length: 1300 words.
Characters/Pairings: Russia/America
Premise: One quiet evening at home, Russia introduces America to Russian cinema. Adorableness ensues.
Time period: Indefinite future, or crack-anytime, if you prefer.
Smuttiness: 1/10
Funnyness: 4/10
Wrist slashiness: 1/10
Lolhistoryness: 3/10
Violence: 0/10
Would I like it?: Uh, well, it doesn't really have one of those fancy "point" things. But it's ultra-fluffy, and you can take some movie recommendations out of it? All of the movies the boys watch are classics. It's also pretty crack--it's from the same future AU as Scar. Just like. A way cuter part of it.

Read it behind the cut. )
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Title: The Alchemist
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pyrrhiccomedy
Rating: PG
Characters: America, Richard Feynman.
Premise: One quiet morning in the New Mexico desert, America becomes a superpower--and something more.

Read it behind the cut. )

This is a chapter from The Chosen End, a Russia/America collaboration spanning from 1780 to the present day. You can read all of the fics in this story at the Index.
pyrrhiccomedy: (democracy rules)
Do you have a question you need answered? Need some advice? Want a poorly thought-out summary of the Franco-Prussian War? (He might have to consult Google.) America will answer that shit for you. Or at least, he'll try.

(So, I've kind of wanted to do this ever since writing that Dear Romano thing a zillion years ago, even though it's a really dumb idea. I just kind of love letting America ramble about things, and I feel like I don't get enough opportunities to do that in fic. XD INDULGE ME PLEASE, FRIENDSLIST)

Ground Rules:
1) What era America is this?
Modern, unless you specify otherwise, which is totally allowed. Just say "For 1960s America" or "For colony!America" or whatever if you don't want him to answer from a modern point of view.

2) Is this TCE-canon America?
It sure is. But with that in mind, try to keep your specific historical questions about his relationship with Russia after 1945 vague (America is not allowed to give spoilers, as much as he would like to). So "Hey 1960s America, what do you think of Russia?" is cool. "Hey 1960s America, what went down between you two during the Cuban Missile Crisis?" is not. Specific questions from before the end of WW2 are cool, though.

3) Can I ask America if he would go on a date with me? Or who his favorite sexual partner has been? Or what he thinks about Higgs bosons? Or if he can give a short but moving speech about the plight of the baleen whale? Or what was going through his mind when he dropped the atomic bombs?
You can ask America anything you want.

4) Can I ask America a question from the POV of another nation?
What, you mean like "Dear America: why haven't you called? -France" ? Yeah, that's cool too.

5) Can I ask America more than one question?
Of course! America loves to hear himself talk.

EDIT: this thread is now closed! It's been a lot of fun, thank you guys so much for playing with me! =D I reeeeally need to get back to writing fic now, though. So um...yeah. >_>
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Title: A Generous Arrangement
Originally posted: Here, for [livejournal.com profile] djsoliloquy as my half of our fic trade. OH MY GOD, THIS TOOK SO LONG, I'M SO SORRY. But I still beat you, so that's all right. ♥
Length: 2900 words.
Characters/Pairings: Russia/Austria; implied Austria/Hungary.
Premise: Faced with war on three fronts and a successful democratic revolution in Hungary, Austria must appeal to Russia for aid in reclaiming his disobedient housemaid.
Time period: 1849
Smuttiness: 9/10
Funnyness: 3/10
Wrist slashiness: 2/10
Lolhistoryness: 7/10
Violence: 4/10
Would I like it?: You might learn something about the Hungarian Revolution of 1848! But if that doesn't interest you, there's also sex and (consensual) bondage. Personal canon: Austria's really a bit of a slut.

Read it behind the cut. )
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Title: The Last Continent
Originally posted: Here, for [livejournal.com profile] wizzard890 as part of her reverse request post. Also, entirely coincidentally: happy birthday, Wizard! ♥ (And thank you [livejournal.com profile] erueru_2d for the translations and for answering all of my random questions. You're such a gem.)
Length: 2400 words.
Characters/Pairings: Antarctica OC; also England, Norway, America, Russia, France, and a slew of brief appearances from others.
Premise: Check it out, you guys! Antarctica!
Time period: 1908-2004.
Smuttiness: 0/10
Funnyness: 4/10
Wrist slashiness: 3/10
Lolhistoryness: 7/10
Violence: 0/10
Would I like it?: It's about an OC (possibly bad) and it has penguins in it (obviously good). It's up to you how you balance those things against each other.

Read it behind the cut. )
pyrrhiccomedy: (let's become one)
Have you guys heard about this? [livejournal.com profile] miaoujones is running an exchange for fluffy happy nice fanworks! It sounds totally adorable. And like, who hates happiness? Only fascists and leprechauns, as far as I know. Prove you're not a fascist leprechaun by checking it out.

The introductory post is here and the sign-up post is here. I hope to see you guys there (eventually, when we're all unscreened)!
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The last time I posted Hetalia portraits to the comm, I got a bunch of people asking me how I draw, so this time I figured I'd, like...have something that could actually answer that?

So here's how I draw! I'm sure it's not the best way, but it works okay for me. Prussia will serve as my lovely assistant.

Warning - image heavy! )
pyrrhiccomedy: (let's become one)
Um...gosh. I don't usually do this kind of thing...I feel like I'm breaking the fourth wall, or something, by not including any fandom-related presents in this post. But um...h-hi, everybody.

I just want to thank you guys. )
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Title: All The Time In The World
Originally posted: Here, for [livejournal.com profile] ghostofthemotif for her reverse request post. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lilichen for bravely providing me with some French profanity. *grins*
Length: 2500 words.
Characters/Pairings: England/France.
Premise: Here's the prompt - "England/France. The two nations discuss whether or not they believe a 'united world without borders' would result in their deaths, or if they'd be freed from their responsibilities and able to lead a normal life. Wishes for their future, fears for their countries, and grudgingly comforting words would be nice inserts." I did my best!
Time period: Modern.
Smuttiness: 1/10
Funnyness: 3/10
Wrist slashiness: 2/10
Lolhistoryness: 2/10
Violence: 0/10
Would I like it?: It's basically a rambly, philosophical conversation between a couple of cranky old married people. It's also my first time writing for this pairing--I hope I did all right.

Read it behind the cut. )
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Title: Unthinkable
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pyrrhiccomedy
Rating: PG
Characters: America, England.
Premise: With victory in Europe secured, and the war in its final throes, England approaches America with a plan to invade Russia.

Read it behind the cut. )

This is a chapter from The Chosen End, a Russia/America collaboration spanning from 1780 to the present day. You can read all of the fics in this story at the Index.
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[livejournal.com profile] crosswhisper reminded me that I cheated after filling one of [livejournal.com profile] youkofujima's. So.

Like a kink meme and a request post put together, this is a reverse request meme. Take ten things you really want to see either fanart or fanfic of (don't be greedy, only ten or less!) and then see if anyone on your flist would fill them for you. Have them put their requests on their LJ and fill something for them!

Or as I like to call it, 'And What Have YOU Done For ME Lately?' )
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Title: Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Originally posted: Here, for [livejournal.com profile] youkofujima from her reverse request meme.
Length: 2000 words.
Characters/Pairings: Russia/America.
Premise: Cold War-era Russia and America talk about religion over dinner.
Time period: 1960s-1970s.
Smuttiness: 3/10
Funnyness: 2/10
Wrist slashiness: 5/10
Lolhistoryness: 3/10
Violence: 2/10
Would I like it?: It's an argument about religion, and therefore pretty likely to offend someone. Viewpoints expressed include Marxist atheism, nihilistic atheism, pan-Protestantism, and a brief dig at Catholicism (which certainly does not reflect the author's opinion). Russia also gets a little rough with America. It's all right, though, he likes it.

You can read this fic in Russian - translation by [livejournal.com profile] erueru_2d.

Read it behind the cut. )
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So it turns out that whole "Sims" thing is pretty popular. Who knew? I mean, aside from everybody alive other than me.

Warning! Image heavy! )
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Title: Play It Again
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wizzard890 and [livejournal.com profile] pyrrhiccomedy
Rating: R
Characters: America/Russia
Premise: As the war grinds on, America and Russia find themselves sharing a drink or ten in Casablanca.

Read it behind the cut. )

This is a chapter from The Chosen End, a Russia/America collaboration spanning from 1780 to the present day. You can read all of the fics in this story at the Index.
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Some of you may have been wondering why the fic has dried up around this joint all of a sudden. "Whyfor this bullshit?" you may well ask.

The answer is that my husband bought me The Sims, the "life simulator game" in which you make little people, put them into a little town, and guide them through their little lives, hopefully helping them to achieve their hopes and dreams along the way. (There is another school of thought, wherein The Sims is more akin to a diabolical social experiment, designed to test the limits of human misery, but that's a sordid sort of business and it will not be countenanced here.) It's utterly banal and strangely fascinating, and then two weeks of my life disappeared.

But that's not the end of the story. After all, I wouldn't be putting this in my fanworks journal if I was just "playing The Sims."

I've been playing Hetalia Sims.

Warning! Image heavy! )
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THE RULES
Russian translation below.

Be polite and respectful at all times. We do not want to see prejudicial remarks, mudslinging, or aggression in our community.

Correcting our facts is very welcome, but please do so in a tactful way. TCE is not the place to argue about real world politics, with us or with other commenters.

If you make a comment which we feel violates the above, you will be issued a warning. If it happens again, you will be banned. If you argue with us about whether or not a warning was justified, we will fold our arms and look bored. Warnings and bannings happen entirely at our discretion, and we are friendly, reasonable people, but we are also very sensitive to drama and trolling. It will not be tolerated.

Warnings can be issued by [livejournal.com profile] wizzard890 and [livejournal.com profile] pyrrhiccomedy on either journal. Russian language warnings can also be issued by [livejournal.com profile] erueru_2d, and carry equal weight. If you are banned on one journal, you are banned on both.

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ПРАВИЛА

Всегда будьте вежливы и почтительны. Мы не желаем видеть предвзятые замечания, поливание грязью или агрессию в нашем сообществе.

Исправление фактов приветствуется, но, пожалуйста, выражайте это тактично. TCE - не место для споров о реальной мировой политике, ни с нами, ни с другими комментирующими.

Если вы оставите комментарий, который, как нам кажется, нарушает вышеупомянутое, вам будет сделано предупреждение. Если это произойдет снова, вас забанят. Если бы будете спорить с нами о том, справедливо ли было предупреждение, мы сложим руки на груди и посмотрим на вас скучающим взглядом. Предупреждения и бан делаются полностью по нашему усмотрению, и мы - дружелюбные, разумные люди, но также весьма чувствительные к драмам и троллингу. Мы этого не потерпим.

Предупреждения могут делать [livejournal.com profile] wizzard890 и [livejournal.com profile] pyrrhiccomedy на любом из журналов. Предупреждения на русском языке может делать [livejournal.com profile] erueru_2d, и они также будут в силе. Если вас забанят на одном журнале, значит, вас забанят и на другом.

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THE FAQ

How many writers does TCE have?

Just two: [livejournal.com profile] wizzard890 and [livejournal.com profile] pyrrhiccomedy. TCE is a product of very close collaboration. While we do write some chapters separately, they are edited and proofread by us both. We alternate which of us posts our joint efforts. There is no difference in how much we have individually contributed to joint posts on Wizard's journal and joint posts on mine.


How long is TCE going to be?

The exact number of chapters in our timeline fluctuates, but right now it's sitting around seventy.


Am I allowed to make fanart/fanfic/translations/any other kind of fanwork for TCE?

Absolutely! We love seeing TCE fanworks. All we ask is that you let us know about them, and give us a link to them, so that we can add them to the Index.


What sources do you guys use?

Pretty much anything we can find on the internet. Don't look at us like that, we never claimed to be historians.


Are you going to continue TCE into the future once you reach the present day?

We go back and forth on this, and the real answer is that it's way too soon to tell what we'll want to do by that point. Right now, we're leaning towards no.


Is China going to be in it?

Yes.


Is Lithuania going to be in it?

He is not likely to be, beyond the brief appearance he's already made.


Is Israel going to show up again?

Probably not.