Yo guys, I know this guy, and he is awesome! Please, please PLEASE help him achieve his goal and help get his book published!
|Once you gets this, you have to write five nice things that you like about yourself and then pass it on to your 10 favorite followers!|
You little shit…there’s far more things I don’t like about myself than I do like.
I still love you though, so no hard feelings honestly.
If I, someone who hates how they look, how they feel, how they live, can see the beauty within myself, then it’s not possible for others to do the same.
now which outfit is more embarrassing, Canada’s at London 2012 or America’s at Sochi 2014
casual reminder that prussia had great music too
seriously they were cultured as fuck
if old fritz didnt force gilbert how to ballroom dance
and JS Bach (yes he was prussian) did make him learn cello
and gilbert didnt learn how to tie a cravat properly
and didnt get forcefed proper high german
and learn to be a perfect gentleman
if not because he loved fritz
but because he was civilized as fuck
prussians are great at war
and being dicks
but remember that when it really matters
Roderich is the one who is a true country hick
Please click on each link for the source; they are actual books or articles from Encyclopedia Britannica. Legitimate resources, not just wikipedia.
The note itself is problematic.
Let’s not argue whether Kingdom in Prussia was cultured or not. Let’s give it the benefit of the doubt and say it was a highly cultured country. There are numerous historical errors that need to be addressed.
Ballroom dance (in particularly, waltz) that we know of today did not occur until 19th century, when it was developed from traditional Austrian peasant dance.Ballroom dance at that time were dominated by French dances, such as minuets.
JS Bach was not Prussian - he was born in Bonn, and he spent most of his life in Kingdom of Saxony to perform and compose music. JS Bach sought an employment in Brandenburg-Prussia before, only to be rejected by the local nobles. The Brandenburg Concertos that he composed for his employment were sold cheaply.
It would be problematic for a man to NOT know how to tie a cravat, just like how problematic it is for modern businessmen not knowing how to tie their ties.
There wasn’t proper high German at that point, because German was not a standardized language until the unification of Germany in 1871, where Prussia initiated the language reform and started what we knew as “Hochdeustch”.
Hochdeustch is also referred to the German language spoken in the Highlands, namely kingdoms and duchies in the Alps (Bavaria-Austria).
Frederick the Great loved French culture with a passion. His life was full of it.
And also, in response to this tumblr post:
Sometimes i wonder if people realize that the Vienna Music School was inspired to be created by prussian musicians
do people not know that austrian musicians studied in prussia before a school was built in austria
do they not realize that Gilbert Beilschmidt taught Roderich Edelstein how to read sheet music
There wasn’t such thing as Vienna Music School - it was just a collection of musicians centered in Vienna, and they do not have to be Austrian in origin.
There are generally two “schools” - First and Second Viennese School. The first was influenced by the classical and early romantic composers, and the second was influenced by romantic composers. Not actual school, just trends!
One interesting to note, however - there is virtually no composers of importance coming out from the city of Berlin, not to mention the entire Brandenburg… Even Berlin Phil’s predecessor was created by a Viennese trained Prussian….
In the medieval times, sheet music were called neumes! Sheet music (or more like modern notation) was developed so much later.
Back in 1170, when Gilbert was not even born into this world yet (1192), there was already one of the greatest lyric poet, Walther von der Vogelweide, born in Austria.
In other words, the court of Vienna was populated with Minnesang musicians before Gilbert really had a chance to learn music…. Gilbert wasn’t recognised as an actual country until 1230, and before then, Vienna was already one of the music capitals in Europe.
To say that Austria is a hick… First of all, Austria is fundamentally Catholic, not protestant; and second of all, one of the oldest universities, University of Vienna, was founded in 1365…
If hick refers to a Protestant, uneducated, dumb person, attributing such traits to Austria is such an insult and a display of ignorance… He was more cultured than many of the German duchies at that time.
It is not that difficult to do simple wikipedia fact checks. Please do them.
I am not trying to bash Prussia for being uncultured. I am a PruAus shipper and I love both of them. However, loving Prussia as a gentleman (which I do) does not require twisting historical facts, nor provide misleading information.
While fandom and shipping and headcanon are fun, it is important to remind ourselves constantly that Hetalia is based on real life history, and making real life references for characters are just like writing academic papers.
It requires proofs, not imagination.
I may be hated by many, but I am still posting this. Actual, verified information is worth more than the distress I incur to myself later.
Casual reminder that it’s better to have resources that tell you the truth rather than resources that aren’t accurate. Believe it or not, it is a hop, skip, and a jump to find information on the internet to prove you correct.
(i’ll be fucking 90 and still remember the lyrics)
reason no.1 why you shouldn’t let me draw gilbert
reason no.1 why you shouldn’t let me draw anything at all
//haha shit i accidentally wrote müss instead of muss what the hell am i going to do on my german exam, nothing, that’s what i’m going to do
I NEED the first two
that second one though