It’s ben awhile since I posted a post related to Hetalia so I figured it would be a good thing to start again. I recently found this segment that combines Hetalia and Doctor Who (I’m a huge fan) and it has spiraled out of control. I’m obsess with finding comedians’ sketches being played out by Hetalia characters.
The first one is England and Doctor Who. It’s a small song by Mitch Benn, a British musician. “Call me during Doctor Who and I’ll kill you” is the title. Hope you like it.
The second one is about World War II and European Empires. It is by Eddie Lizzard, a British stand up comedian. I love the flag comment, “No flag, no country.” The French being French. It’s hilarious. I like the American comments as well.
I hope you have enjoyed them as I have. Next week, it will be a character comparison or Americans comedians with Hetalia in the background.
It’s been awhile since I have posted on the blog. I have actually been really sick for the past two weeks but I’m on the road to recovery (that’s why I’m writing this). I apologize for my absence and hopefully, June doesn’t disappoint. We are going to play catch up with the reviews of April and May, along with scheduled tour stops.
The winner for the Lure of Shapinsay has been chosen so congratulations to Christine. I hope you enjoy the book and your swag.
Let’s continue with great news. The Promo Post for The Bird with the Broken Wing was my 100 post. Out of 100 posts, my most popular post is Loving Hetalia: America with 4,668 views. It is not a book review but I love Hetalia and I’m so happy people are reading my Hetalia related article. My most popular review is All’s Fair in Vanities War by Elizabeth Marx with 70 views. Hmm, I’m starting to see a discrepancy here.
I also finished one of my 2012 Challenges, First in a Series hosted by Kathy at A Few More Pages. YAY, to celebrate I’m going to host a giveaway for one of the books listed there. Be on the lookout for that towards the middle or end of June. It will be international as well.
I think this is it for any news about what is going on with the blog.
England’s turn is finally here. Arthur Kirkland, how am I like thee? Let me count the ways.
1. The most obvious, I’m a terrible cook. I tend to burn food or severely undercook it. I can only cook two seafood dishes and that’s only because they do not require a stove. My eggs don’t even come out right. It is so sad but I’m learning.
(Okay, my cooking has NOT received that type of reaction but I’m always fearful of it)
2. I have bushy eyebrows like England. I plucked them but they end looking like bushes either way. Now, I just make sure they are kept “in shape.” Whatever that means.
3. I hate it when people say “shoulda” or “gonna.” It’s “should have/should’ve” and “going.” It’s not that hard, it’s one more letter to get “going.” I’m totally fine with contractions. Texting language, I understand because I use “Lol” frequently but I don’t use it when I’m speaking to someone in real life. We are not running out of space limit so we can speak normally.
4. I love fairies; adorable creatures. England can see them while I just buy figurines for my bookshelves. I’m so envious that he can see them.
5. Finally, I have a little bit of a foul mouth. That’s something I have in common with England and Romano. My favorite phrase is “You’re such as ass.” I can edit my cursing out of the blog posts so they tend to be fairly clean but you cannot edit real life.
So, I’m dying to know if you can relate to Hetalia England, otherwise known as, Arthur Kirkland. Can you cook? Can you hold your alcohol? Arthur cannot.
I saw this image and I could not stop laughing. It is hilarious.
It’s Canada and America doing karaoke. I love Kumajiro in the background.
- Canada is singing How You Remind Me by Nickelback and below is the video
- By the way, I love this song. It was my introduction to Nickelback so it has a special place in my heart
- According to All Music, Nickelback is from Canada.
- Take a second look at the image and hopefully you have a laugh at what is going on.
Germany won the coin toss so England’s analysis will be later on. Why am I similar to Hetalia Germany, Ludwig? Well, let me think of some reasons.
1. Ludwig is a variation of French name “Louis” meaning famous warrior. I know because Louis happens to be name of my high school love. It didn’t work out between us but I really love the name “Louis.” Having Germany’s human name be “Louis” only further cemented by love for Hetalia Germany.
2. I have a very diligent workspace/desk. I’m not super OCD organized but I like having organization systems. I can’t stand messes. I don’t like having my books out of place.
3. Out of my friends, I’m the most organized and always has a plan. I cannot count the instances where I have arrived at a place only to ask “So, what are we going to do here?” and received nothing but blank stares. Trying to get the group to see a movie is next to impossible since we have all these coordination issues.
4. Until I move to attend college, I didn’t really have many friends. I could blame it on the fact that I moved every two years to a new city and a new school. It was hard making friends only to leave them behind so I sort of stopped making friends. I usually only had two good friends at any give time. Now, I’m attending college and I’m planning on being here for about four years, I’m slowly expanding my friend zone but I still have one very good friend that I wouldn’t trade for anyone else. Just like Germany wouldn’t trade Italy away.
5. Let’s finish with a happy tone. 4 depressed me a little. I’m a by-the-book person. I have manual guides to items that I no longer use or have. Like I have a guide to a Zune. I had to throwaway my Zune because it broke. I have three camera manuals and I have no camera. They broke too. Actually, one decided to crowd surf during a concert and flew out of my hands when someone bumped into me. The second one was thirsty and ended up swimming. I read the manual into order to set up the TV in my living room. When it comes to setting things up or cooking, I tend to follow the rules.
So, do you connect to Germany? Would you have a great military career if you didn’t have to save Italy all the time? Lol, I’m kidding. I suppose I should add that emotional situations tend to freak me out too. I don’t do well with crying people. I love to hear your thoughts on Ludwig.
Because at one point I did love Pokémon, especially Pikachu, I had to devote this entire post to one picture.
OMG, this is an amazing picture. Who knew Pikachu could look so cocky as Prussia? All the countries have their personality so well capture inside Pikachu’s body. Austria looks refined and the Nordics are represented quite well. France can easily be spotted. England as well. Canada may have the wrong bear but he is adorable sitting next to America. I think it’s fantastic that I name almost all of them.
Who is your favorite Pikachu?
Don’t you just love that picture? I love it. It’s a little America and Romano with England and Spain. This picture warrant its own post because of the awesome comment that is attached to it.
This comment was posted on Deviant Art by HetaliaUchicha and it goes:
Romano: I’ll kill you!
Spain: Alright! Go romano! Show your not a weak kid country!
America: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!~ I’m the hero!
England: America don’t He’ll cut your head off!
America: *not listening*
Iggy: My baby brother is gonna dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
It totally explains the scene. And makes it adorable. Just to make clear England=Iggy. They are the same.
Pss–> Check out Germany. Hot, right?
By the way tomorrow (Jan. 10), I will hosting a tour stop for the Wandering Experience where I will review Wandering Stars by Marlon Pierre-Antoine so feel free to stop by.
Monday News Flash is a weekly or bi-weekly (and I hope that means every two weeks) “flash” on what is to come on Persephone’s Winged Reviews.
What is new here:
1) Hetalia Weekly Pic. Yes, my obsession with Hetalia is still very high and I need an outlet to express my current affair with it. Three months ago, it would have been Death Note. Every week, I’ll change the picture and hopefully, everyone country has a spot on there.
2) I have all my button up and running so you can Friend me on Goodreads and Paperback Swap, Follow me on Twitter, and Find me on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Nobles. Still working on the strikethroughs.
3) Since I’m going to be reviewing manga, I decided to do some introductory posts about manga (and anime).
What’s up for review in the next two weeks?
We have Trouble Brewing by Edward Winslow, Hollowland by Amanda Hocking, Guy Langman by Josh Beck, Glass House by Rachel Caine and The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna. (More may be added).
Jamais Vu by Monique O’Connor. I was not expecting this book. I was trying to win in a giveaway hosted by Monique and I happened to mention what the title means which is “never seen.” It’s the opposite of deja vu and not many people know that. Next thing I know, Monique e-mailed me a PDF version of the book for knowing the what the title meant. I was so surprised and thrilled to have it. Can’t wait to read, thank you Monique O’Connor.
Until then, let’s show some love to Spain.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE
Well, here we are in 2012 and it’s the start of a brand new year. I hope it is a great year for everyone and hopefully, we manage to keep our resolutions. I know, I have never been able to maintain my resolutions but one day, I will keep at least one. I hope this is the year. So, what are my resolutions? Well, I have two sets: Blogging and Personal.
Blog once per week and not miss a single week
Complete 15 out of my 20 reading challenges.
Complete all the challenges if possible
Run three miles per week starting on the 2nd week of January
Improve my Spanish by reading a book series in Spanish
Learn to use my right hand to properly type on the computer. My left hand is perfect when it comes to typing but when it comes to right hand, I only use two fingers.
I desperately tried to find a Hetalia pic that showed them partying and this one was the best I could find. I’m totally confused as to who is playing the accoustic guitar. Prussia and Spain are at the front so I thought it was France but that’s not France. Unless he stole Canada’s glasses and Russia’s scarf ( but no one is crazy enough to do that).
I love playing “Spot the Country” in this picture. And if you’re really good, you can spot some non-country but still Hetalia related characters there. It’s like playing Where’s Waldo?
I hope you enjoy playing this game and what series do you think I should read in Spanish? I was thinking the Harry Potter Series.
HAVE A WONDERFUL START TO A NEW YEAR
Does it not have the cutest name ever? I had to join. Plus, the image is really nice.
Details: Hosted by Missy at The Unread Reader
Runs: January 1, 2012 -December 31, 2012
Rules: Read a minumum of 12 legally obtained FREE e-books and must disclose where the book was obtained from.
ARC/Galleys, library books, and books won do not count.
Missie has a great selection of sites where we can legally obtained Free books.
Coupon Clipper: 12 Books
Penny Pincher: 24 Books
Super Saver: 30+ Books
I’m going for Penny Pincher so 24 books.
- Cameron’s Law-Mia Darien
- Trouble Brewing-Edward Winslow
- Hollowland- Amanda Hocking
- Killing Faith-Eric Meyer
- Dark Visions-Jonas Saul
- The Secret of the Scarlet Stone- T.L Clarke
- Awakening- Karice Bolton
In the meantime, enjoy this picture of Hetalia.
(By the way, can anyone tell whose head is in the Yule log? The jacket reminds me of America but there are no glasses) In any case, HAPPY HOLIDAYS and I hope everyone has their Christmas shopping done (cause I don’t)