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Dat Family by MorriganFearn Dat Family by MorriganFearn
Just some scrappy fluff. I'm planning on fixing it at some point and maybe practicing my digital inking and coloring skills on it.

Anyway, have a little "Let's Pick on Iceland" moment. I'm sure this kind of thing happens a lot. And don't we all love Denmark being clever? Manipulative Smartmark FTW.
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Shiinyu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that's sooooo cute !!! *___*
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Thanks ^^; I still need to clean up the art on it, though.
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Shiinyu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
maybe yep. ^^
but the whole thing is cute ! n_n
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Iceland is so proud that his humiliation has provided the world with a little more cuteness.
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Shiinyu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, right.....
But his family = =" just gives a funny part in the NORDIC PILE. :3
i think.... > >"
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I love to torture poor icelnd. But what can you do with a family like that?
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Shiinyu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yesh. :3
I love when it's Danmark or Spain who're tortured ! |D
But i agree with y'. His family's impossible. I think i'd have gave up since a long time if i was him. XD
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Naaaah. Our little Iceland is tough. After all, he manages to hold out against Norway in the Onii-chan contests very well (because all things have to give into Norway eventually, as Denmark knows :3). I'm happy to torture those two, particularly as I generally deal with history over fluff, and history has not been kind to Spain or Denmark.
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Waaah! It's co cute!! I love it! This is the picture that led me to your gallery, btw! ;)
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Thank you very much, though this is kind of a quirk for me. Most of what I do is dark HISTORICAL MELODRAMA DUNDUNDUN. Yar. I think this is the fluffiest piece that I've ever come up with ^^;
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voissane Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ohh, poor Iceland. He's lonely with these love-dovey guys as family XD
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
He will always have licorice. And his Onii-chan, even if he doesn't like it.

He should be saying "Too much (platonic) love, Denmark!" XD.
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voissane Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh Denmark, don't be afraid of rejection, even if it's certain ;D
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Denmark is NEVER afraid. Rejection builds character!
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voissane Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
He has lot of character then :rofl:
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Norge will accept his rambuntious love some day. Ganbate Anko!
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voissane Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, for the sake of the fandom, don't give up, Den!
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
This is a guy who had been on the losing side of every major war he's been in since 1628, and it took him until 1848 to stop trying to wage war. Giving up isn't exactly in his vocabulary.
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Timyd Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Made me give more than one sincere, cheerful laugh. You seem to be a witty person as the lines are really hilarious and well-timed - each one of them adds some more amusement to the spreading chaos. And still I like the cosy, peaceful feeling among the silly Nordic pile in the end.
I'd warmly encourage you to redraw this if you have the motivation and time, it would come into it's own better with a bit less smudgy stuff around :) The rough touch in itself works well, it makes the impression even more silly, it would only be easier to follow if it was a bit more clear. But I'm probably just stating self-evident facts here, and the main thing here are definitely the lines and the idea.
Once again, really humorous and deligthful, I'll be happy to have this in my favourites :aww:
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
I'll assume that you're comfortable enough with English that I don't need to dare Google Translate to give you an illegible Finnish rendition of my thoughts ^^.

Most of the time I'm a dark writer, but occasionally some fluff pops out that I look at askance, wondering where it came from. Then I doodle it on a scrap sheet, and think that they idea is actually worth something, to the scanner, away!

Yeah, this needs a re-draw. I tried to clean it up in PS, but the fact that I drew it all in ballpoint pen is still haunting me. Some of the poses and faces are so horrifying. I'm looking at you, panel 2 Norway, and panel 1 Denmark.

Thank you very much for spending your time on a comment, and for the fave. XD. I always am thrilled when strong artists critique my work.
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Timyd Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Hahah. I'd probably have more trouble trying to make something of the translation done with Google Translate than understanding your English XD

You definitely should keep giving the fluff a chance if it ends up as something as delightful as this! Oh dear, I'm nowhere near a "strong artist", but I enjoy commenting on works that bring me joy. My pleasure, that is to say :)

And you're a dark writer, you say? Now this makes the interesting-looking story in your fanfiction folder sound even more alluring... I'll have to give it a look.
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I saw some pretty darn amazing digital paintings when I zoomed through your profile. On color choice alone you come out with very strong art. I love your id, in particular, but the hint of the Russian flag in the sky on 'Liberator' made me squee (and giggle, since a lot of what I write revolves around that time, and actually, Finland had a lot more role, in a guerrilla warfare type way, than you're depicting while the Swedish Army kinda wasn't there. BAD LIFE CHOICES, BERWALD). But Russia took him in and treated him very nicely... Until 1890-ish.

Eeep. I like to write dark and melodramatic. My stuff isn't great by any stretch of the imagination. If you want to take a peek into the nether depths of that folder be prepared to bring your cynicism (and, if you want to help me out, any advice on how to what is believable and what needs work, particularly Russia's character, because arrrgh I did NOT understand him for the first 3 chapters, and I still don't have him down to a point that I like). Otherwise have fun on your own XD.
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Timyd Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
H-hey what is this, why am I receiving such unexpected compliments here when I thought I was commenting to discuss your work that made me so happy? *kind of speechless*

Oh, you sure are right about Finland taking part in the war - they were being invaded, how could they not? What I had in mind with the "minor character" statement was more about the fact that the war Finland got involved in wasn't his own (well obviously, he had no wars of his own at that time, he wasn't a country), it was about other countries fighting and him being not much more than just a pawn in the middle of it all. And yet the result drastically changed his history.
Totally referring to countries as "him" here...

And yeah Berwald, being under attack from three different directions at the same time really is a poor excuse to leave Finland alone. A poor, poor excuse u__u
Haha, I'm glad you paid attention to the Russian flag in the sky by the way :D

Dark, melodramatic cynicism... sounds... delicious.
My view on many of the characters is quite headcanonish and might not be historically "correct", so I can't promise to be able to help you... but we'll see. I'm now going to make some tea and have a read.
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I really don't like it when others are self-deprecating in my presence, and I try to point out why they have no reason to be.

True beans. I did love how your first commentator was Swedish. I saw that I thought "there is going to be some history defense going down." Poor Finnish region. Everyone wants a piece of you.

And much as Sweden was in a bind at the time, there was a bit of naivete in thinking: "Well, the Russians are sending troops down to the border again. Clearly we need to move the army divisions to the Norwegian border. Because Russia is just preparing against France. Obviously."

Anyway, enjoy your tea!
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Timyd Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Surely you're aware of that you are doing that yourself? Self-deprecating. Which, judging from the first two sections that I've now read, is completely groundless. I'll go to the details once I've gotten a bit further with "enjoying my tea".

I did love having to come up with some history defence even though it made me flounder a bit XD

Sweden had a crappy leader for his war, what can you do :s
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
What can I say? I like hypocrisy (and answering messages out of order. OTL I'm horribly disorganized u.u). You just enjoy your tea XD.

Yay history! And the thing is that it's so subjective anyway. On lj I've seen Russians and Poles get into fights over what REALLY happened in WWII. Personally I go by what Norman Davies wrote in 'God's Playground' which is the general Polish history textbook, but I wonder how my perspective would be changed if I read whatever the nationally approved historiography of Russia is.

Depose him, ensure that his family can never take the throne again, and get yourself a new king from the French. Obviously. XD
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RainbowFishy-chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Funny!

I like Denmark's face in the first panel :XD:.

Well, at least Iceland isn't forever alone anymore :iconforeveraloneplz:.
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Ah hah, that's the face that I think needs the most fixing, actually ^^; But it's okay, all the Nordics love Iceland! Iceland just wishes that they didn't. Too much love!
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RainbowFishy-chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Teehee! I think that too, actually. It's just that on pictures with the other nordics paired up, someone usually comments, "Iceland is forever alone" (to which someone else replies, "But he has Mr. Puffin!") :XD:
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Personally I support Iceland x Licorice /bricked.

The problem for Iceland is that he's the eternal little brother. And when he tries to strike out on his own he does not very smart things like refusing to pay England and the Netherlands back for money that they gave him... They've gotten better about their responses to that kind of thing since 1800, but still, I'm not surprised that Iceland is buddying up with Russia.
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RainbowFishy-chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't really support any Iceland pairings. I just can't think of anyone who would be good with him.

And yep, he will always be the little brother. Norway's little brother, to be exact :XD:
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
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Onii-chan seal of approval on that last sentence. Oh Ice, you eternal brother.

I'm not a fan of Iceland pairings, either, but I have a friend who loves Hong Kong x Iceland and I will bow to her fan love since I'm so neutral that I belong in Switzerland.

Most of my pairing loves are historically and cannonically motivated, and since Iceland hasn't been a country that long (more international shenanigans than Greenland, but not that many more, and mostly his shenanigans seem to be fights over fishing rights), and he hasn't shown any interest in anyone in cannon, I just assume he's not ready yet for love.

Not that most of the Hetalian characters are ready (rolls eyes at over 90% of the cast).
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RainbowFishy-chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha, I'm like that too with a lot my friends. There aren't many pairings I hate, so generally I like whatever my friends like.

That makes sense... way too many fans just use the "But they look soooooo kawaii-desu together and can have such kawaii-desu babies together!" logic. I don't know enough about history (outside Hetalia) to really ship anyone on a historical basis ;_;, but next year I'm taking world history (nothing to do with Hetalia, I swear), so hopefully that will change :).
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I'll admit that I'm not capable of shipping the 'cest pairings, but there's not much that I will refuse to read/view out of hand. Basically because I've discovered that no matter the fandom there will be someone dedicated and talented enough to make me love the work they did for a pairing that I thought never would/should/could see the light of day. My problem with Hetalia is that with my history background (amateur as it is) there are some pairings which will always make me cringe a little, even though there are people out there who can make them work. Usually, though, the people who make it work have a background in the history as well, and they manage to acknowledge the problematic while proving the beautiful. Still haven't found a Russia/Prussia pairing that didn't scar me, though.

Kawaii-desu... urgh. Aside from the fail Japanese, sometimes fans should look at the personalities involved. Just at some level. Please. If we were pairing Iceland with someone pretty... my random pretty generator pops out Lithuania, and well, that would not work. Mr. Serious would have no chemistry with Mr. Apathetic. Urgggh. How would they build a relationship when one of them is, well, Iceland and the other is Lithuania?

But World History should be fun (especially with an Hetalian background. I think my classes would have been a laugh riot if I had known about Hetalia when I was taking history). My favorite history ships are PruCan and Netherlands x France (NedFra? FraNeth?). You'll get to see all sorts of cool stuff with different eyes in this fandom. Although sometimes the history!fail ideas might make you wish you had closed your eyes rather than perusing dA today. XD
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smilyimp Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Awwww, hahahahaha, so cuteeeee :heart: :giggle: :love:
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Thanks for liking it. I hope to spread the love for picking on Iceland.
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LadyAwesomelyawesome Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist
lol this is really cute : D
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
It's family, and the power of Nordicism all in one! Fluff for all!

Thanks muchly for the comment.
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LadyAwesomelyawesome Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist
lol yup 8D
and your welcome :)
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YellowFlash001 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love how sweden just kinda lays there
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
I thought he wouldn't be too comfortable joining with the pile on top of Denmark and Norway. He'd probably become party to something awkward, and then Den would use that as an excuse to turn the dogpile into a dog fight.

But he just hopes that Finland won't mind if he keeps close.
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