Reviews for American dreams in an English village
Lord Kotarius chapter 31 . 2/12
Это просто потрясающе Σ―(〃ω〃). Боже, спасибо за то, что это работа существует
alishahani2008 chapter 31 . 12/21/2023
:)
Cynthia888 chapter 5 . 12/8/2023
I read this around 2011 when I was 17 years old... then followed every update. This fic changed my life. I am now 29 almost 30 and I haven't read many fics that had powerful, raw human emotion like yours. Even though I am not in Hetalia fandom anhmore, I think of this fic occasionally.
GAB chapter 31 . 11/11/2022
Fue una historia increíble. Lloré mucho y también sonreí. Mil gracias por tu trabajo.
olvie chapter 1 . 2/14/2022
Hi,

So.
I read this when I was about 11, and eveeeentually finished it when I was... what, 18? Of course there are a lot of aspects of this fic that weren't exactly suitable for someone that young, but whenever I remember this fic, all I have is a fondness. It gave me words and a deeper understanding for trauma that was filling my life, and now, I have someone with which to relate deeply - Arthur - which allows me to share the ache.

This was my gateway into Hetalia. I don't know how I got here at all - maybe deviantart? - but it shaped so much of my early teens that it's kind of crazy! I went on to make (bad) fanfics, (bad-to-terrible) fanarts and even had my first kiss as a pair of USUK cosplayers. This fic not only helped introduce me to the concept of being gay - which nobody was really keen on teaching me about, especially not in a way that wasn't heterosexually sanitised - but also actually gave me a whole other level of understanding when depression and alienation started to hit real hard.

I'm estranged from my family, I've lost a few best-friends (most of whom I fell for), and the idea of being angry and untethered and unapologetic got me into dangerous drinking situations. When I left home at 17 and felt my world flatten like translucent paper, never quite escaping a sleepwalking-state, I found this fic again and thought to myself: "wow, this was an ode to my future". But [SPOILER ALERT] Arthur lives. He's loved, and he finds his desire to be a good person once more. There are some people you'll never get back, and others that might wander close but make the bile rise in your throat. Either you and your chosen few will be brave enough to continue, or you'll have to make do with parting ways. In the midst of this messy, hurt/comfort fic - and its many, *many* words - I've found someone with whom I can find some level of closure.

It's just so intensely *human*. It's why I'm still in love with coming-of-age stories to this day. So, I don't know who might read this, but I kind of hope you do - because I'm grateful that I had this during both ups and downs, and I doubt I'll ever forget its name.
Misguided Ghost1 chapter 1 . 10/19/2021
I missed this story so much. I remember reading it for the first time at 15, so I'm super excited to read it again from my 22-year-old perspective. Ngl, lowkey thinking of printing it out and binding it into book form. Anywho, I've loved this story from the first time I read it and I just want you to know that it's stayed with me all these years. Thanks for writing it. :)
Wess chapter 31 . 7/8/2021
This is so cool! I'd give 10000/10 for this story, especially the parts when they were a kid! It's just funny and wholesome! XD
Thank you for making this lovely story.
Guest chapter 1 . 4/2/2021
I love your passage so so so much!!!
WbgSA19 chapter 14 . 11/29/2020
I know this was posted years ago but I’m responding to your authors note. In the beginning you said that Alfred moved to England because of his half brother, we have yet to meet the half brother.
Guest chapter 31 . 8/29/2020
i doubt you'll ever see this, and i don't write this in hopes that you do
but i just wanted to tell you how much i loved this story. as a young teenager, i was enraptured, and even now, years later, it comes to my mind. even with hetalia as just a hidden guilty pleasure, a source that is forbidden. i adore this story, and as a writer myself, i really want to let you know how much i think about this and how much i love it. that's all! :)
newmagicnessoflight chapter 31 . 8/28/2020
10 out of fucking 10 my man. Beautifully done.
zhaomu chapter 1 . 7/20/2020
it is a little difficult for a Chinese like me to read English fiction. but your story is really beautiful and finish reading with the help of dictionary.
Justin Seagull chapter 1 . 5/13/2020
i am in love with this story, literally. i really am proud of author-san for creating this wonderful piece
Bangtan n Sprite chapter 1 . 4/23/2020
I just have one word for that whole story...

BEAUTIFUL.
enigmagnate chapter 31 . 4/11/2020
I just finished this fic, and let me tell you that I relate to what's been happening. I sympathised a lot with Arthur, especially since I'm also gay for my best friend X'D Got kicked out of the family too.

And I'm glad you wrote this. It made me remember all the hardships I went through and I feel grateful I pushed on. Sadly, I don't have the romantic happy beginning like Alfred and Arthur have, but I'm getting there UwU
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