So, I said I wouldn't post anything here until I'd finished my novel. Well, I haven't finished it yet. Still working. It's amazing how much life can find to put in your way when you should have nothing to do. Yeah, being busy is the cause. It's totally unrelated to Valve releasing Team Fortress 2 for free and it being an incredibly awesome game.
Anyway, this is an article I wrote for the Escapist that they rejected. I totally have no hard feelings but THEY WILL RUE THE DAY THEY SPURNED ME! RUUUUUUUUE!!! *points to random Escapist staff member* YOU! START RUING THIS DAY!
So yeah, the story in the article above? 100% true story. Games are art, and no matter what some stuffed shirt in Yale tries to tell me with his bloated, overlong essay about how studying Batman academically would lead to the collapse of civilization.
So, guys, did you enjoy your history? : ) Well, I hope you do~ History is so much fun in so many ways. Youngsters today need some motivation so that they can appreciate History. Anyway, hope you enjoyed and did not get bored at all. You may learn some things in this fanfic of mine. Haha! XD
Translations: (Used Google Translate here so if anyone of you is a German or studying German, I highly appreciate that you check if these are correct. I study German myself but I'm still on the basics. Sorry for the inconvenience, people. -_-)
Wo finden wir diese rumänischen Land dann? (German) - Where can we find this Romanian country then?
Unsere Soldaten bereits überfallen den Palast aber sie fanden nichts als die Diener des Königs. (German) - Our soldiers already ambushed the palace but they found nothing but the king's servants.
Denn jetzt, lasst uns den Ort überwachen und erhalten Sie jeden Teil dieser Stadt kennen. Wir könnten in der Lage sein, eine Führungsrolle zu, wo der König und Vaterland sein könnte zu finden. (German) - For now, let us monitor the place and get to know every part of this city. We might be able to find a lead as to where the king and country might be.
frau (German) - woman
Es tut mir leid (German) - I'm sorry
Es ist in Ordnung (German) - It's fine
Sidenote 1: Notice that instead of putting (your name), I put (your first name). I have observed that in the army, soldiers don't really call their comrades by their first name but instead by their last names. I guess they can call with their first names if they're actually friends or outside of the army.
Sidenote 2: I think Prussia has his moments of seriousness, too. There may be times that he goofs around but I think he knows when to get serious. But, if you think he's OOC, I'm sorry about that.
Sidenote 3: One of my dA sorellina told me that having too much facts is boring. And, yeah, she's right about it so the second flashback part was actually twisted. Obviously, Romania didn't have any relations with the United States for real but since this is Hetalia and everyone is friends with one another, there was your result in the second flashback.
Sidenote 4: This is probably like the longest chapter ever… I was supposed to stop with a cliffhanger but I can't. I'm trying to comply to the lyrics of the song so I really can't stop just from the part of Romania being shocked to see Reader-chan.
Sidenote 5: If you have doubts about Romania falling in love with a 10-year old girl (Yes, Reader-chan was 10 years old during the second flashback), you have to remember that Romania is a vampire at the same time a country so he doesn't age physically. He can even fall in love with a female infant and is willing to wait for years until the female turns within the right age.
Additional facts that you may want to know: During WWI, Erich von Falkenhayn was demoted on being the chief of the German General Staff on August 28, 1916. He was then given the task to take control of Germany's operations against Romania and was joined by August von Mackensen, another great German general. They both led their troops in a decisive victory against Romania on December 1916, overrunning much of the country and occupying the Romanian capital city of Bucharest. The Industrial Revolution in Europe started in 1769 and ended in 1900. France had its own Industrial Revolution. In 1848, French workers were driven to revolt against their factory employers as a decline in the financial situation and a widening income gap emerged, which drove King Louis-Philippe into exile. Karl Marx, a socialist philosopher, pointed out that factory workers will always seek to pay labor as little as possible in order to maximize profits and the only way for workers to receive fair treatment was to take over the factories. During the Industrial Revolution, capitalism became known. In 1825, London became the world's largest city. More people are moving in the city than in the country. The urban migration of Britain improved the nation's economy in that it moved workers from regions of low-productivity to high-productivity work in factories. But, in the other side, living conditions were far more worse. Many diseases emerge, such as cholera. There were many thieves and infanticide became common. Even insects evolve, such as the ordinary moth evolved from white to gray. 1903 was a prophetic year for the United States. Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company and Orville and Wilbur Wright became the first to fly an airplane.
For easy navigations: (This will be updated frequently until the last part) Part 1: jkls39.deviantart.com/art/Roma… Part 2: You're here Part 3: Coming soon Disclaimer: Like all writers would do, I don't own either Hetalia or you.
Finally found a compilation I made of all known (and many made-up) Tau words and their English meanings. Sources include the 3rd and 4th Edition Tau codicies for Warhammer 40k, and the novels Kill-Team and Fire Warrior, as well as several White Dwarf issues and the Tau Fleet rules for Battlefleet Gothic
Most of this isn't official GW fluff and a good part is totally made up, but feel free to use it in naming Tau characters and such.
Math for the time periods is based off what is given in the Codex, but the smaller and larger increments are my own math (which is very good, but technically isn't GW)
Edit: Sorry, I have a Tau font that the center column was typed in, but deviantart doesn't have it. You should be able to find it online, or I will ry to upload it. Remember some letters don't exist.
A short story about the Painted World of Ariamis, and it's fascinating inhabitant, Crossbreed Priscilla.
I say "fascinating" because unlike other bosses in Dark Souls, Priscilla lets you walk away without a scratch, only if you return the favor. Therefore, I made a little connection to the character and Priscilla.
*NOTE: This is in no way real Lore. Only a theory that was expanded into a writing.*
An odd time of year to submit such a thing, true, but I didn't want to wait for Christmas to come before I posted it.
A lovely little twist on "the night before Christmas", with a Warhammer 40K flavour. I wrote this at about 1:15 am on Christmas day, then revised it when I could think clearly. I love this, it's fun. Enjoy!