Subject: Japanology student approves
Posted on: 2020-12-29 02:51:04 UTC

But what about that popular Hetalia fanon that gives Hong Kong the human name "Kaoru" even though he clearly isn't Japanese? Also, what are other acts of misrepresenting a real culture beyond language (stereotyping, extreme historical inaccuracy, conflating close but different cultures, We All Live in America) called among the PPC?

I'm sorry if this reply is getting long, but one thing that annoys me personally as a Japanese speaker is translation convention'ed fics where the characters are really speaking Japanese, but make wordplays that are impossible in Japanese. I once came across a fic where a character mistakes being asked about "hanging out" as being asked to kill herself, even though hang out and hang are two completely different words in Japanese.

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