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Tue, May. 19th, 2009, 06:49 pm
Ack.

I was about to make another labored attempt to flail through my reactions to RaceFail (or rather, MammothFail this time), but in the meantime finally remembered to find some of Hetalia: Axis Powers, which I'd been meaning to do.

...I have no idea how to express my reaction, other than relief that in one of the fan communities, a prospective student teacher was talked out of trying to use the material as part of a history curriculum (iirc at a high-school level). I can envision it being meta-studied at a college level as an example of satire or propaganda, but as history? Vast multiverses of no.

Though Italy's persistent characterization as a pasta-eating surrender monkey is weirdly entertaining.

[Added reflink here should people wish to read it, but please, please don't go harass the community or the original poster, since their discussion has now ended amicably. Also, more notes about Hetalia as a separate post.]

Wed, May. 20th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

Odd RaceFail factoid: Will Shetterly and Patricia Wrede have both been members of the Scribblies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scribblies). Which may or may not be relevant.

Speaking of surrender monkeys: One is tempted to favor an arguably reluctant, temporary enemy populace that was unenthusiastic about the Final Solution and hung its dictator and switched sides when it had the chance over an eager lapdog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vichy_France).

Wed, May. 20th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
elfwreck

Your post has been included in a linkspam roundup.

Thu, May. 21st, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
wombat1138

Eek!

Thanks?

Wed, May. 20th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
softestbullet [dreamwidth.org]

...I have no idea how to express my reaction, other than relief that in one of the fan communities, a prospective student teacher was talked out of trying to use the material as part of a history curriculum (iirc at a high-school level).

Holy crap.