((OOC, on canon Latvia))
Hey guys, sorry for this defensive little rant, but it’s something that’s been bothering me and I’m getting tired of it, so here we go.
(It’s under a cut just because it’s a rant…)
I’ve RPed Latvia before (before I joined the hetalia-rp group, that is) and I’ve noticed this before, but for some odd reason this seems to have been coming up a lot lately, not from the group, of course, but from a variety of indies and such that I have encountered here on tumblr. For some reason non-canon Latvia RPers, whether they are dark, fem, or pretty much anything else imaginable, (and I promise that I’m not talking about any one person in particular, but rather a whole slew of them) seem to really like to hate on poor little canon Latvia.
Of course, I know that everyone is going to have their own opinions and thoughts on things, but let me make this clear: canon Latvia is not a shallow or simplistic character; he is just as well rounded and thought out as any of the other canon characters. There is much more to him than “crying,” “trembling,” and “stuttering.” Yes, he is particularly prone to all of these things, but that is not all he is, and he is certainly not weak.
Let me also clarify, again, that I do not mean this as an attack or criticism of any non-canon Latvias, and that I have absolutely no problem with non-canon RPers; however, what I do have a problem with is having my character (and nation in general), whom I love unconditionally and will defend, belittled by people who clearly do not know nearly as much about him as they claim. As I said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with non-canon Latvias, but there isn’t anything wrong with canon Latvia either. So, if I have offended anyone, I do apologize; that was not my intention. Feel free to message me if I did, or if you have any other questions or concerns.
Okay, that’s all, I’m sorry.