THANK YOU SO MUCH!Thank you to all who donated points to keep this group a super-group for another year! You guys are all great and wonderful! If I could, I would kidnap Ivan and Yao and make them visit your houses. But seriously, I am so grateful to you all for keeping this group alive. Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude.
First of all, I would like to thank :iconkafka000: again for giving :iconrochu-squad: the super-group status in the first place and then keeping it up for 2 years. Without her, we couldn't have done most of the things we've done.
And now, for all the people who donated this time, please everyone help me thank them. Without them, the renewal couldn't have been possible.
and last and certainly not least to :iconcccf: and :iconbabyfacecrossbones:, both who contributed massive amounts of points. It would have been a difficult journey if not for these
Contest ExtendedConsidering the small amount of submissions, the contest has now been extended for another 3 months. The new deadline is January 31st, 11:59pm.Contest Extended5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Three more participants are needed for Cosplay for the category to be opened for the contest.
T H E M ES
1)Baking, Cooking, Making sweets or pastries or you can choose 2)Together in Outer Space
1) Baking/Cooking/Making sweets: This theme basically has to do with the kitchen. Yao and/or Ivan has to be cooking food, baking bread or pastries, or making candy/cookies/cake, etc. They do not have to be chefs, confectioners, or a chocolatier but the process of making a type of food is essential for this theme; meaning, they are working on completing the dish. Please show them cooking or baking. Do not make "instructional" tutorial recipes. (i.e. First step is, next step is...). An example of what is acceptable is this.
Let's Play a Game Shall We? - Branching FanficRating: PG to PG13 depending on route. R18 if you get perfect score :iconyoucardplz:Let's Play a Game Shall We? - Branching Fanfic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summary: Ivan coerced Yao to play a game with him. If Yao wins, Ivan will leave him alone. If Ivan wins....Well, let's just say Yao won't be sitting down for a couple of days ;D
GO HERE TO VOTE ON THE LATEST POLLhttp://rochu-squad.deviantart.com/journal/poll/
**please note that your votes only count if you vote in the poll
I'll be posting up polls with part of the story and there should be 6-10 options. The option with the most vote will be selected to continue the story (i.e. In the first poll "Ask me in person. I'll give you my answer then" won at 55%. The second poll begins with Ivan responding to the the statement "Ask me in person".)
This means that each option has a specific route. Choose correctly and you'll be rewarded with a good ending. Choose wrongly and you'll end up with a bad ending D:
Suggestions on where the fic should go
RoChu is a Dying FandomHello~ Today's journal is a bit depressing. It's a tad long, but please read.RoChu is a Dying Fandom1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Recently it's come to my attention that RoChu is a dying fandom.
I basically lived in my own bubble. I don't concern with the rest of Hetalia. For a little over two years now, I have not followed APH in anyway, whether it be the episodes, manga, or fandom. I have fallen out of love with Hetalia. The only thing that kept be tethered was my passion for RoChu.
So many has informed me that the quality and quantity of RoChu fanfic and fanart has decreased recently. Many great writers and artists have left Hetalia to go join other fandoms. Of the original SIX admins for this group, I'm basically the one left (Thank god, I invited two more admins to join). Now, I don't blame them for leaving since that's the natural process of things. The only thing that concerns me is the low productivity.
While RoChu was the most popular ship for Russia and China, it's not so anymore. We don't aim to become THE pairing,
Reasons to Ship RoChuThank you *Greenwaves31 for making such a lovely list of reasons why people ship and are fans of RoChu. Here are some example of what s/he wrote:Reasons to Ship RoChu6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Russia and China established trade agreements as early as 1698.
2. In late 1917, China sent troops to Russia to aid in settling a Russian civil war between pro- and anti-Communist groups.
3. After the formation of the Soviet Union, Russia supported China in fights against the Japanese government and the Japanese invasion of China.
4. After the Boxer Rebellion/Righteous Harmony Society Movement, Russia demanded the largest amount of money of all the opposing countries to China, but used a large portion of that money to modernize and industrialize China's failing economy.
For more go here: http://greenwaves31.deviantart.com/journal/Reasons-to-Support-RoChu-377393269. THERE ARE 46 MORE REASONS SHE WROTE!
This reminds me that there's a previous list as well, but it's more along the lines of "RoChu is not a crack pairing". The
Contest- CLOSEDCONTEST CLOSEDContest- CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to all who have taken part in the contest we wish you all the luck and hope that we will have the voting up shortly
we are still taking last minute donations of prizes ^^
T H E M ES
1)Music Theme, 2)Czars & Emperors, or 3)Mafia/Gangster
1) Music theme: base your artwork on a song. Please list the song you're basing your work on in the artist comment.
2) Czars/Emperors: At least Ivan or Yao must be in their respective Czar/Emperor attire. Open to your interpretation on how to portray this theme.
3) Mafia/Gangster: At least Ivan or Yao must be mafia or gangster. Open to your interpretation on how to portray this theme.
D E A D L I N E
October 30, 2012
Please read the rules below so that your submission will be considered valid.
R U L E S
One winner per category (i.e. fanfiction, fanart, or cosplay, etc)
For a category to be valid, there must be at least 3 different parti
MORE fanfiction trollsEDIT: 8/24/2012MORE fanfiction trolls1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As it has been brought to our attention there are more haters out harassing RoChu writers. Please review the screencap for information: http://coffeeonion.deviantart.com/art/Trolls-302024164
Here are the stories in which they can be found:
Star Stripes and Vodka
Review:“Didn't even read it
Link to the review: http://www.fanfiction.net/r/8102256/
Review:“Oh, that's such a cute idea!
But my only concern is, why isn't Russia thinking about Alfred? It's way hotter. Rochu sucks...”
Link to the review: http://www.fanfiction.net/r/8097017/
Review:“Honestly. You think that Russia is that weak kawaii desu? No. Stop writing him lyke that! RusameFTW”
Link to the review: http://www.fanfiction.net/r/8095757/
Review:“Omg. This made no sense at all. China isn't falling apart. He wasn't ripped apart in Hetaoni...O.o
I'm just so confused. But I read it because of the song.”
Link to the review: http://www.fanfictio
Head Canons~Share some of your RoChu head canons~Head Canons~11 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconyaychinaplz: --> Yao never calls Ivan by his nickname "Vanya" unless he's feeling frisky
:iconyayrussiaplz:--> Ivan likes calling Yao "Yao-Yao" because he knows it annoys the older nation
:iconyaychinaplz:-->Even though Yao is a culinary master, Ivan likes cooking for him. he often tries to weasel his way into the kitchen before Yao does, which often results in some friendly competing to see who can finish their paperwork faster. ~~Squigglyrocks
:iconyayrussiaplz:-->I've always liked the idea of Ivan desperately wanting the other Asian nations (Yao's family, basically) to like him. Not only because he knows Yao loves his family, but also because if they like Ivan, then they'll be his family too. ~~foxesdemonica
:iconyaychinaplz:-->I usually imagine them living together, and if they get into a fight,
they both just want it to stop and forgive each other ;u; ~~Vaneez
:iconyayrussiaplz:-->Ivan hates to be reminded abo
Wo Ai Ni, Ivan -RoChu-Yao sighed softy as he stroked the picture tenderly, trailing his finger around the image of the person. He made sure to go over everything, from their lavender eyes, to their silver-blonde hair, their childish grin, to their light pink scarf. All the while, Yao's mind was filled with only one word.Wo Ai Ni, Ivan -RoChu-2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Ivan hummed softly as he strolled along the hallway towards Yao's bedroom. Letting his eyes scan the hallway, he began to wonder if he should even be there... as far he he knew, only Yao was home, as his parents and siblings were all out for the day, doing various things, and Ivan had decided to go and keep Yao company... but considering that he had not told Yao that he was coming to visit, and had let himself into the house when he found the front door open, did that mean he was breaking and entering? Shaking his head, he dismissed the thought. Either way, he was sure Yao wouldn't mind. As he neared Yao's room, a sweet sound met his ears. Upon listening a little more