Elsa’s magic becomes uncontrollable when she’s afraid, and it could be easy for an actor to overplay the “fear” aspect of this character. But Haig made Elsa’s fear feel like real anxiety, which is what this character is all about. Elsa is a woman who lives in a constant state of worry that something will make her so afraid that she’ll lose control again, and that’s something people with anxiety can strongly relate to. It’s also something Haig captured perfectly—that fear of yourself and who you are when your anxiety is at its worst. (x)
Churchill often called his depression his black dog. And it was his depression that helped shape/build him to face the darkest days of the war. So I think he would be very sympathetic to a down England who I personally always seem to view as struggling with depression issues himself.
Decided to make a handy graphic after seeing a lot of misinformation spread around tumblr. Current science isn’t perfect and definitions are bound to change, but I wanted to push back against the hostile attitude against it because it seems like a lot of people are being hostile for the wrong reasons.
Please let me know if there are any factual errors, thank you :)
Could you imagine if science was actually governed by public opinion
Imagine having to reject evolution because you’re a scientist in Texas
its all fun to change ur url to something festive but SOME of us have Brands to maintain
"I'd like you to know I used to feel a little guilty for Hetalia peaking my interest into the history of certain countries. But you've shown me it can turn out great and it's nothing to be ashamed of."
Oh my God anon this is one of the best things anyone has ever told me on Tumblr. I don’t even know what to say right now.
Becoming interested in history or international relations through Hetalia is nothing to be ashamed of. Contrary to what some parts of the Hetalia fandom believes, most people want you to be interested in the history of their country, especially if it’s one that’s overlooked a lot. They want you to speak their language. As long as you’re being respectful, there’s nothing wrong with it.
Hi guys long-time Hetalian here. I am an international affairs major who is studying in Eastern Europe and has had the opportunity to work in various international and government agencies. I still love what I do, even six years later, because I still have a passion for the way nations and cultures interact. Hetalia has shown me that history and modern politics are connections between groups of people with distinct personalities and human thoughts, needs, and motivations. It has helped take the populist politics of us vs them and turned it into a gradual understanding of our relationships with each other as a group of protagonists just stumbling along.
While the interpretations of Hetalia characters and a pure Hetalian form of international affairs have their problems, they are a valuable jumping off point for understanding our world. Just ask the 11th grade history class I had the opportunity of guest teaching not too long ago.
Long story short, what you learn now is directly applicable in the real world. Think critically, understand your situation, and most of all, realize that everyone is human, and you will be okay.