Mostly a Hetalia stamp, though you can generalize it around to anyone.
As most people would know Hetalia fans can go...like the Sonic fans, insane over their pairings, though it's much more strict over there. You see, in the Hetalia fandom, if you like heterosexual pairings, ones that aren't loved, or if you don't like USUK/FRUK/RussaxAmerica/RoChu/any really popular, up there pairing like that, you can bet your pretty ass fellow fans are going to bring down hell onto you.
I've been bashed over for not liking any of said pairings up there, and for supporting hetero pairings, but honestly I don't care who you ship, or who you ship it with. And people do get fucking insane...even sometimes with the hetero peeps.
There was a gal on here who made an anti Ukrainexsomeone stamp. It looked normal enough until I noticed the description was all CAPS LOCK RAEGED and...honestly didn't have good reasoning behind not liking the pairing because the history actually would have made them good. Anywho, I simply noted to her that she should probably calm down about it and the response had something that included:
"How would you feel if your country was whored around?!"
First: in the fandom Canada is one of the world's bicycles, right next to Japan. I already whore Matthew/Madeline like there's no tomorrow. Problem solved. Second: Don't know about anyone else but when I ship I don't think of them as land masses but their characters, so it's hard to feel DISGRACED. Third: ...the fuck did that even have to do with it. :U
So, in short: calm down about the pairings. Like that stamp going around by whom I cannot remember, the character's won't fucking mind because they're fucking fictional. And I'm guessing (guessing) the creators actually don't give the fuck you believe they do either.
Just let shippers ship, even if the couple is fucking weird as hell (people who are doing it to get attention obviously do not count here).
Totally agree! If someone ships a pairing I don't like, I totally respect that. And besides, we all have our likes and dislikes.
And about that girl who said about Ukraine being whored around made me realize something; When a male country is being paired with all the other countries, no one gives a damn. But when a female country is being paired with all the characters, everyone gives a damn!
I mean, seriously, don't hate the girls for them being shipped with a lot of characters. Same thing is happening with the guys, so why make a big deal over the girls?
Nowadays, I don't really care much for shipping pairings just because they are canon in the anime or in history. I just kind of like the deal with shipping people with chemistry in personalities, and possibly a meeting of different cultures (if Hetalia is concerned).
i find most pairings tolerable. Whilst some of them I don't like them as much as those I pour more attention too, I still pay attention to the artists/author's hard work in portraying the characters in a relationship. ^^
agree with this and some comments below me =w=b I'm okay with all pairings, whether it's popular, normal, weird, or even crack. And I never complain at their pairing, that's their liking after all. Sure, there's some pairings that I don't really like, but at least I appreciated them, I never bash them, I let them be. But sometimes I've seen that the peoples from the fandom itself it's all complain and babbling with my choice of pairing, some people complaining about my pair behind my back, some of them even sent me a hate note because of it (which makes me want to leave the fandom, but can't do that lol). But thanks to that, I'm become more mature to face it, I don't really care what other people say, I'm still enjoying it and I know there are peoples who like the same pairing as I do.
This stamp is freaking awesome. Personally I'm part of the Yu-Gi-Oh fandom, but we often have the same issue. And then when you DO ship one of the generic shippings, you're expected to ship the rest of the generic ones too, and I'm tired of it. I ship one of the popular ships, and then just... Other stuff. Shipping stereotypes and judging people because of what they ship is annoying as hell. Everyone just needs to ship whatever the hell they want.
I hate it when people say that Liechtenstein is 'too young and innocent' to be paired up with anyone, yet hypothetically ship underaged characters like Seychelles, Taiwan and America (yes, 19 years old is still underaged) with grown adults like England, France, Japan and Vietnam (I personally see Vietnam and Japan being in their mid or late twenties). I'm not bashing the mentioned pairings. I'm calling out the hypocrisy of the shippers. Plus, Liechtenstein is definitely NOT too young nor innocent. Himaruya mentioned somewhere that Liechtenstein has suffered many hardships before Switzerland took her in. Looking at Liechtenstein's (the country) history. It's nowhere near rainbows and butterflies like any other country.
I dunno about America being underaged. Legally, a 19 year old can do anything in the US but buy, sell and consume alcohol. They can screw, buy guns, join the army, marry, inherit property, drive and make their own medical decisions but they can't have a beer. Gotta go to Mexico or Canada to do that.
Oh yeah, I realize I forgot to add gambling and the buying and use of cigarettes to the list. Theoretically, a 19 year old can go to Vegas, gamble, smoke and marry some showgirl he just met, but he can't get a drink. Why do I have the idea that America may have actually done that a time or two? (He's been shown wearing at least two different military uniforms and he owns at least one gun, so we know he's into at least some adult privileges.)
I actually don't support many Hetalia pairings. I just don't really ship them :/ The ONLY one that really bothers me is FrUk It's kinda sad because it's so popular. And..... Himaruya says he doesn't support any Hetalia pairings..... Everything is kinda just fan service, purposely making you think something else could possibly be happening. I mostly don't care about the other pairings like UsUk..... So I'm pretty neutral. But just NO to entirely STUPID pairings like China x Panda. JUST NO. But pair whoever you want..... I'm not usually a person to rant anyways.... I just like to make long paragraphs
As a shipper of everything, that's alright. Shipping isn't something that everyone has to do :3 I used to hate shipping and thought it was stupid (I still do, but meh) so I understand how it felt like.
I ship FrUK (I don't mind most ships, but this is my OTP haha), and it's true. It's super popular, and so are other ships like USUK, GerIta etc. Himaruya doesn't ship any characters because if he did, it would create a massive shitstorm. For example, if he says "I ship USUK" just watch all the FrUK fans go rabid because of it. And the country/item thing, it's just a fandom joke. I don't think anyone seriously ships it (and if they do... well they ship it).
Honestly, I don't care what people ship. Whether it's crack, person/item, or normal, it's what you ship so I respect that... Unless it's for a seriously horrible reason (eg. "omfg I ship japanxchina because of the rape of nanking) then I won't hesitate to murder that person. c:
Agreed whole heartedly! I ship whoever I want ^^ Some of my pairings aren't canon and I don't really care what other people think. They don't have to be canon in order for you to ship them, though I do find pairings like DracoxHermione...'odd' let's say but I don't care anymore if people ship those two or not.
"And I'm guessing (guessing) the creators actually don't give the fuck you believe they do either."
You have no idea how much shit I've gotten for liking a pairing other than cannon...and you know how they justified raining hell on me? Because by liking a pairing other than the canon pairing, I was disrespecting the creators and I had no right to do that and therefore there was no way I could be a fan. Seriously?
FrUk, RoChu and GerIta are the only things I have in common with other people xD everything else I ship is weird. AustriaHungary, JapanKorea and BelaUkraine. I also ship CanadaUkraine from time to time xD