all nations always have had the ability to see magical creatures.
when they’re newborns, the magical creatures in their land take care of them until someone takes them in or when they’ve grown to the point where they can just take care of themselves.
However, if they lose faith in them for even a second, they can’t see them anymore. But even then they’re always watching over their nation. (ex: here)
It’s not strange to have rare glimpses when a nation who lost their ability to ‘see’ comes near a nation who has strong faith in them.
Amelia Earhart was nyo!America’s hero and one of her favourite Pioneers, during Earhart’s competitive flying years nyo!America collected newspaper clip-outs of Earhart and even started smoking Lucky Strikes because Earhart endorsed them. They first met just after Earhart returned to America after her solo Transatlantic flight in 1932 and nyo!America was just so overwhelmed to finally meet her that she fainted for about ten seconds, Earhart helped bring her to and then brought her to sit down in a corner where just the two of them had a long conversation where nyo!America confided just how important it was to her to have Amelia Earhart be doing what she was doing as a woman. Earhart was flattered of course.
The two remained close friends over the next several years, it became routine for nyo!America to see Earhart off when the woman went on a flight across the US only for nyo!America to also greet Earhart wherever she landed.
When Earhart announced her plans to fly around the world nyo!America was completely supportive, and whilst she had been too busy to see Earhart off from California when nyo!America heard that Earhart’s plane had ground-looped on Ford Island she immediately put everything on hold and rushed to her friends side. When Earharts plane was repaired nyo!America saw her off in Miami, the last time she would ever see her.
Nyo!America joined the crew of the USCGC Itasca so that she could monitor Earhart’s progress and keep radio contact with her, although two-way contact failed to establish with Earhart’s plane nyo!America took comfort in hearing her friends updates on the radio transmissions. Nyo!America heard Earhart’s last transmission and made several attempts over the next hour to establish radio contact.
Nyo!America was a force behind the search efforts to find Earhart and her plane and barely slept or ate in the weeks following Earhart’s disappearance, when the official search was called off she led a private search effort that lasted for another four months before she finally returned home to attend to the outcry following the Panay Incident.
Nyo!America who up until then hadn’t expressed any interest in having a human name, took the name Amelia in honour of her hero, and still occasionally takes a boat out to the Pacific Ocean to spend a week or two alone.
|Sweden:||He's the one driving. And if a certain someone in the backseat is getting too rowdy for his liking, he'll threaten to turn the car around. He's pretty good at just ignoring it and focusing on the driving though.|
|Finland:||He almost always calls shotgun, knowing that's the better than being crammed in the back seat. He'll play with the radio, adjusting the volume and changing it when he sees fit or if the others want to listen to listen to a specific station. Whenever there is tense or awkward silence, he tries breaking the ice with a car game. This just makes things more awkward sometimes.|
|Norway:||He makes sure to grab a window seat. He likes to distract himself from the others and pass the time by looking out at the scenery.|
|Iceland:||He shuts everyone out as soon as his pops his headphones on. He just wants to get to their destination as fast as possible. He finds this to be a good way to make time run by faster.|
|Denmark:||As he really doesn't like staying still for long periods of time, he get's a bit frigidity. And he's the one who asks "are we there yet?" every ten minutes or so. He almost always ends up in between Nor and Ice, so of course he torments them a little, much to their dismay.|
“Teutonic Prussia was known as ‘the bread basket of the world’ because his land was so rich in wheat. Because of this, Gilbert smells faintly of baked bread.”
“Sweden is completely wrapped around Finland’s little finger. Finland is completely oblivious to this fact, but doesn’t want to bother Sweden, so he refuses to ask for anything, even when Berwald knows something is wrong. This frustrates Sweden to no end.”
Oh god but you know Sweden really is, I can just imagine that if Finland says offhandedly, perhaps even wistfully, something like ‘Oh I’d love to have a nice garden’ he’d go out for groceries or something, come back, and there’d be like an acre of landscaping masterpiece, with flowers and trimmed hedges and a fountain and Sweden would be like passed out from exhaustian in the middle of it next to a bag of half-used concrete I dunno
“England wasn’t a pirate. He was a privateer.”
Definitely agree with this, it just seems so out of context for him to have been a pirate.
“France was never in love with Jeanne d’Arc. He did /love her/ but in the same way he loves all of the people of France.”
“England was on board the Titanic. To this day he won’t forget all the people he had to leave behind.”
I’m just reblogging like ALL of these, love that theres an active headcanon blog with good submissions!