Is it just me who feels this way..? -_- I don't know, I respect other people's opinions and all, and it's fine if you don't feel what I'm feeling. Now please understand that this journal expresses MY opinion on this matter, and that it is pretty strongly worded in doing so. I sincerely do apologize if you are offended by this journal.
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This is a rather unimportant subject, but is anyone else somewhat annoyed when the German accent is written into Germany's dialogue? I mean, I see this EVERYWHERE.
The becomes "zhe".
That becomes "zhat".
Will becomes "vill".
What turns into "vat".
NO. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. NO.
*apologizes* Now please, hear me out.
No, I do not find it annoying when the German language is used in his dialogue, I only find it annoying when the German accent is WRITTEN INTO the dialogue(meaning that saying that he is speaking in a German accent isn't really annoying to me). I mean, I understand that people might want the readers to be thinking of Germany's /attractive/ accent when he's speaking or that the readers may want to think of his accent while reading, but I don't think that writing so much of the accent into his speech is really necessary. I am pretty sure most of us can imagine what he would sound like while talking. A lot of times adding this to his speech just makes the character of Ludwig to look rather odd and quite frankly, stupid. I mean, sometimes this accent is so heavily implied that it even makes the reading almost impossible to understand. Example below:
"I vill... I vish zhat it did not have to end zhis vey. I just know zhese zhings
Feliciano. Now, do not cry anymore for zhe sake of me, ja? Only von more day left, and ve vill be free... free to love each other. Yes, ve vill..."
Wat. Do people find this sexy?
Putting this accent into Germany's own THOUGHTS just make this matter even more irritating to me. Sometimes this becomes such an issue to me that I have to stop reading a fanfiction because it makes Germany look so bad it's ridiculous. And Germany is my favorite character and my favorite character to read about. ;A;
Oh yeah, and a protip: Please don't use this in erotica. It looks bad. It isn't sexy. No. It isn't.
*main point aside* Also, am I the only one who finds it rather odd when Germany is referred to as, "the German"? I have also found that this is really commonly used in Germany fanfictions. Are you trying to exoticize him? I don't understand why people use that. I find it kind of weird. :I
Thank you for reading this journal, and comment whatever you feel you should.