|Fickle (fickle) wrote,|
@ 2012-04-21 02:33:00
|Entry tags:||fandom: general, fandom: recs|
oh my god.
So this fic. This fic, you guys, holy fuck.
I read it because, well, I'd gone through everything else that author had written and I love her stuff so much that I was willing to give even this a try despite it being a crossover between 1984 (which I like) and Hetalia (which makes me cringe).
It is fucking fantastic. Seriously. It's told from the viewpoint of the anthromorphic personnification of England that's being held in captivity by the personnification of Oceania. It hits so many of my favorite tropes dead on - imprisonment, defiant prisoners, people starting to lose their sense of self, people fighting back no matter what and it doesn't ignore the English colonies that aren't white and always in the press. Haiti pops up there. India is mother-fucking-terrifying and so damn cool. Canada and America get their mentions, sure, but India gets more screentime than both of them put together.
The entire world is fighting and it's a clash of ideologies because Oceania tries to erase the past, erase the countries that they were, so they're fighting for their survival.
Disclaimer: I don't read or follow Hetalia in any way so idk if it's any good at as a Hetalia fanfic but as a general fanfic, as a 1984 fanfic, it absolutely blew me out of the water. Seriously. Even if you're like me and dislike Hetalia, go read it. I am still all starry-eyed and stunned1