|Reviews for America's Children|
| Sailor GaOn Donut chapter 7 . 1/12
| Guest chapter 2 . 10/26/2013
More! I absolutely love this story!
| Guest chapter 7 . 2/3/2013
I vote them to be friends and I'm wondering could Alaska meet Russia because I think that will be very interesting that they meet each other
| 9foxgrl chapter 6 . 10/16/2012
| Guest chapter 7 . 9/20/2012
AGHHHHHH why did you stop? NOOOOO I LOVE THIS STORY!
| LucyWithoutDiamonds chapter 7 . 7/25/2012
This is great! I so wish you would continue it. You nailed Kansas. We're badass with our guns, not some mumbling hillbillies with corn like the steotype. Amazing job! I love all your characters, and if I were a better artist would draw fanart.
| saturn671 chapter 1 . 9/26/2011
Russia and Kansas are going to be able to get along perfectly what with all the sunflowers and things!
| loretta537 chapter 7 . 7/11/2011
this is a great story so far, i cant wait to see what will happen next
| confused reader chapter 7 . 6/16/2011
So where'd America go? I doubt he'd (knowingly) leave his kids alone with RUSSA!
| reader chapter 6 . 6/16/2011
I don't know, but America seems a little OOC. A bit too sothern maybe...
| Jayhawker chapter 7 . 4/3/2011
As a born-and-bred Kansan and from Lawrence (the city burned in Quantrill's Raid), I gotta say it is kinda weird that Missouri and Kansas seem to get along so well, especially considering the two states continue to battle in sports in what they call the Border War. I do like the reference to Bleeding Kansas and I like how she's a gunslinger, what with Kansas having Dodge City. I wonder if the reference to her shooting her family has to do with Missouri.
Random state fact: Colorado has a bad habit of damming up rivers that lead into Kansas thus ruining a lot on farmland on the Kansas/Colorado side.
And to the reviewer I saw earlier, Kansas actually is quite hilly on its north-eastern side, but alas, very flat the closer you get to Colorado.
Otherwise, I do think it's a cute story. I'm not sure if I'm a fan of pairing Russia and Kansas together. The power difference is slightly awkward. It'd be a cute friendship though, a place for Russia to see his sunflowers that he loves so much. I'm curious to how this story develops.
| cross-over-lover232 chapter 7 . 11/7/2010
hmm cant wait to see alfreds reaction to all this and what was his reaction to whats happening at the next meeting?
and you misspelled say in "i say we let him deal with her"at the bottom of the page
| AkuRokuDreamer chapter 6 . 10/16/2010
you should put Minnesota in here(pround to live there) Outside of Minnesota, the "Minnesota Nice" is the stereotypical for Minnesotans for being courteous, reserved, and mild mannered. we have well over 10,000 lakes, majority of residents are of German or Nordic descent. Minnesota also ranks among the healthiest states, and has a highly literate population.
Nearly sixty percent of Minnesota's residents live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area known as the "Twin Cities". Here we have hot summers and cold winters, and 1/4 people here have a boat because of all of the lakes we have. the fist people to come to Minnesota where here for the lumber and build farms.
Minnesota became the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858. Here we call "Casseroles" "Hotdishs". Also just last year in 2009, 1/3(1.8 million)Minnesotans came to the "Minnesota State Fair" beating the recorded in 2001. We also have the "Minnesota Renaissance Festival". Ok I think that is enough info for you.
| Usagi323 chapter 7 . 10/6/2010
Loved the chappy! Colorado you went too far!DX
| DragonSteel chapter 7 . 10/6/2010
So far this story is really quite interesting and I'm excited to see how it goes. I adore State-tans. So prepare yourself for a kind of long review.
First,I don't think Kansas and Ivan should be lovers; there's no way it could be equal; a country and a State? HUGE power inequality. Also, nobody else, especially America, would stand for it.
I'm not quite understanding the pact of not telling the countries; I've read another story where the countries weren't told out of fear that they would try and take advantage of them or manipulate America through them, but here it apparently has something to do with the Civil War? I'm not really seeing the connection. And Amercia didn't really have anything to say about them ending the pact or that Russia's staying with her? Odd. I would have thought that he would have rushed over right away to make sure Russia didn't do anything.
Also, I'm a little surprised that the Civil War is still such a big issue; you are focusing on the more Southern states, and the deep south like Georgia still feels some of the effects from it, but to be frank otherwise it's been a pretty long time since it happened, and most of the states probably wouldn't think of it as being that big a deal anymore.
Also, it doesn't quite makes sense to me that Kansas is apparently the only one that helps America with his government work or has contacts in foreign countries. I can understand why some states wouldn't be very involved with the outside world but with others, epecially New York and California, it seems like they would be very involved because they have some pretty international cities and high immigration rates.
I was kind of wondering; are the States literally America's children or are they more like countries; they just kind o appeared? You did mention that Alaska looked like Russia, so do the other states look like the foreign country that had the most influence on them? If Russia is really his father, wouldn't Alaska want to meet him? I assume that Alaska was there when they voted; did Russia not notice he looked like him? Is Alaska hiding from him?
Okay, enough questions, some suggestions for states! I think it'd be really cool if you made some mention of Indian-tans; I live in New Mexico and we have several reservations here idk if you're familiar with reservations, but they do have a separate government, and they are pretty autonomous. Don't get caught speeding on the rez! Especially if you're white, you'll be in big trouble. You don't have to make the actual characters; I know there's way too many tribes to mention all of them, but just a mention would be pretty awesome. Down here, it's more the Spanish that commited the worst strocities against them and not the US.
Also, it seems like most of the states would be at least somewhat bilingual especially, again, NY and Cali. Also, NM is the only officially bilingual state, and we are also a minority majority state.
Also, I found it intereseting that NM was well spoken and "logical"; it makes sense since we have have a couple big labs here, but we're also one of the poorest states, and outside of the Los Alamos area our public education system is one of the worst. We also have a ton of tales of people from here going to other states and them not knowing NM is part of the US. Also, Texas is a dirty water stealer, (there was a Court case, in 2003? saying that Texas was basically allowed to steal our water from the Rio Grande), and it is generally agreed that Texans are terrible drivers lol. Oh, and don't forget Roswell!
Um, I've lived in NM all my life so I'm afraid that I don't know that much about other states. And Um, sorry, but what is Bleeding Kansas referring to?
Oh! Quick! I know somebody from Alaska, and apparently they actually have several nuclear weapons silos up there hidden in plain sight because of their isolation. So, yeah, I have a feeling that if Alaska and Ivan meet that might make thngs somewhat akward. And Alaska might be somewhat afraid of Ivan because of that.
So yeah, sorry about all the questions! I'm excited to read the next chapter!