Hello all fans of history and Hetalia
This group collects Hetalia fanwork that focuses on history, and informs the fanbase about the greater historical context surrounding our favorite characters.
Fanwork must be historically informative. You should have some sentences about the event, person, movement, etc. that you are portraying. Without written information, we have to judge historical content on art alone, and are much more likely to reject pieces.
• If your note tells the audience to look up the information for themselves, the piece will be rejected.
• Tribute pieces to disaster and tragedy, as not being historically informative and often in bad taste, will be rejected. There have been several journals about this topic. The first of these was written in quite a bit of anger, but the basic reasoning behind why tribute pieces are unacceptable is this: This group is about historically informative fan work. A tribute piece does not inform people about the history, and invites the audience to gawk at human despair.
OCs must have relevant historical information in every author's note, and in the case of "regions", a justification of why you think that they are distinct enough from the canon countries to have their own personification.
Shipping: We accept pieces with shipping in them, but it must be a side aspect to the main piece. Shipping is great and wonderful, go out and enjoy it, but the purpose of this group is for historically informative pieces, not to use history to support your favorite relationships. If a piece is a simple shipping piece without going into the history of the pairing or the significance of the relationships, or if it justifies "love" through hate, widespread violence, rape, or war, or other criteria that lead to hatred between nations, then we will not accept it.
Please submit to the correct folder. Otherwise it will be rejected. We want you to pay close attention to the type of historical information your deviation is providing. Besides, it will save us the pain of moving deviations around. Just put it in the right folder and it'll make everyone's life easier.
We do not accept WIPs.
We love to see the process of your work, but we would prefer to have the final piece of art in our galleries.
We do not accept alternative history pieces, recent events art, or speculative fiction/future stories.
An event must be at least 10 years old for us to accept it as historical.
We do not accept pieces with art not made by the original artist. This includes traced bases, photo backgrounds, and fanfic plagiarism. Exception for photograph backgrounds: If the photo is a stock photo, or a photo that the artist took themselves, it is welcome. Stock photos need a link back to the source, however.
If at all possible, when using a photo reference please link to the the source of the photo. This is particularly important for historic uniforms.
Saved for monthly features and / or contest winners. Members sadly can't submit any deviation to this folder... but we definitely encourage you to improve your skills so one day you find one of your works here!
For illustrations of important humans and accompanying biographies. It is always nice to have links to the picture references that an artist used.
For illustrations which depict historical events. A deviation here should depict the event realistically OR interpret the event with an explanation of the interpretation in the artist's comment. We do want to see evidence of historical research.
Clothing and Costuming
For illustrations of canon or non-canon characters pictured in accurate or modified versions of historical clothing. We care about accuracy and details in the art, links to references encouraged. Do not submit cosplay here.
Society and Culture
For all deviations that capture the general feeling of a period, or focus on particular policies, historical trends, or things of that nature.
A folder for all fan created characters. Relevant historical information with each piece required.
Fan fiction and written homage to the Hetalia fandom belong here.
For ALL Pictures of fans in their historically accurate Hetalian grab. Please only submit things that are historically relevant. For example, Pirate England, Conquistador Spain, Imperial or Soviet Russia, etc. Author's notes encouraged.
Everything that tells history through the medium of panels, text and art belong in here.
If your deviation is well-researched and cultural, but not exactly historical, you can always submit it to our sister group Cultural-Hetalia.
Also, if you aren't certain on which folder suits your deviation the best, don't hesitate to ask us. Send us a private message or post a comment on the group with a link to your deviation, and we'll help as much as we can.
Why has my piece been rejected?
Probably because we felt that it was too shippy, which is the rule most ignored by submissions. However, it might be that you submitted during a time when the admins weren't able to moderate it. Many of our mods are full time students, and around finals and midsems, we don't check dA as often as need be to have a full vote on all of the pieces. Fanfic in particular takes a long time to decide upon.
Why can't I submit a piece?
We have a submission cap of 10 pieces per week from each person. If you are more productive than that during the average week, congratulations, but please don't submit everything at once.
Can you affiliate with [AHetaliaGroup]?
Affiliation with fellow deviantArt groups is always open. Please send your request directly to the group.
Are you affiliated with [aTumblr/zerochan/photobucket] account? I saw my art on there, and they linked to you.
There is a huge problem with art theft all over the internet as we all unfortunately know. A lot of fanwork is being taken from dA and posted without the consent or knowledge of the original artist on sites like zerochan and Tumblr. We've recently found out that at least two Hetalia Fanart Tumblrs have linked back to our group, and probably have been getting fanart to post by browsing through our gallery. We have no way to stop them without making the group private (something we're not entirely certain how to do). We don't approve of it, but we're really not certain how to solve the problem. Any information on how to stop it would be greatly appreciated.
Why did it take you so long to do [whatever thing] that could have improved the group?
Because the Admins run around in a petty democratic bureaucracy, and we don't make changes until there has been a majority decision to change things. We do propose changes and discuss them, but we also wait until most everyone agrees. Also, the power to do a lot of the structural changes that we've been doing falls entirely on one account, so even after a decision is made, that one person has to get online, and put the changes into effect.
How to Deal with Unpleasant History:
We assume that the art in our galleries was made with the intention of discussing history, even the disgusting aspects like colonalism, rascism, sexism, etc. There are depictions of Nazis in our gallery. We do not want to glorify these things. We ask that comments on these deviations are respectful, rather than angry, but we also want the art in our galleries to be respectful of the various horrible things that humanity has done.
If a deviation in our gallery crosses the line between respect and disturbing, please contact the mods about it via group note.
(Taken from blog posts and admin forum posts made by CrimsonLayers, Ashewalton, Unworldly-Battue, Rikussandow, Mangaka9 and compiled by MorriganFearn. Decorated and slightly modified by Zitenshi)