Author has written 51 stories for Hetalia - Axis Powers, Stargate: SG-1, Homestuck, Warcraft, Diablo, and Avengers.
Hi! Welcome to my Profile! I'm Ashynarr, a name I got by fortunate happenstance (aka I hit my keyboard when I couldn't think of a good name, 'Ashy' popped up, and I finished it off after staring at the screen for a bit in surprise). You can call me Ash or Ashy, if you like.
I'll write primarily Hetalia, Homestuck, and Warcraft, with sides of lots of other fandoms. Updates happen when I have time, inspiration, and/or want to get something out. I'll try my best to get at least a few updates a week, but as I am a college student, I have my priorities.
Anyone who takes up a bunny or concept is free to write it however they like, with whatever pairing they like, although I'd personally ask against putting in romance unless it's necessary for the plot. It's just - a bit of a sore point to me now, although I'm not really popular enough to make such demands, I guess.
(If you DO use an idea of mine or take up a bunny, expect me to place it in my personal Community for ease of access, both for myself and for others. Hey, I'm allowed to be a bit egotistical and believe one day I will have many many stories prompted by my will...)
As for pairings in my own stories... I'm totally done with them. Like, they never add anything to my plots, and it's SO ANNOYING seeing everyone shove romance into their stories just because they can. Urgh. Anyways, Homestuck stuff is in the Little Skaia Things, and Warcraft stuff is in the Gadgetzan Gazette. Also will probably be posting a collection for my Dragonriders of Pern stuff at some point.
UPDATE Jan 8th 2017: Sorry I've been away for so long - I have been writing, but it's either new stuff I don't want to post yet, or else stuff that's taken a few days for me to edit or add to to make it worth posting. I'll try to post whatever I write over the course of a week on Sunday evenings (my time), so expect my updates around then.
Hopefully that'll mean a bit less pressure to finish things up immediately...
I've crossposted everything to AO3, so check my stuff out there if you like! It can be found by searching 'Ashynarr' so I'm not too hard to find.
(Number of people I have converted to calling Canada's bear 'Nanuq': 54736)
(I would love fanart! Or fanfics! Feel free to submit it, and I'll write a oneshot for you! I'll do anything but smut.)
Now, on to all the important information:
The Three Laws of Ashynarr's Hetalia Stories:
1. All notes listed below are to be considered canon for all of my stories, unless said story is an AU. In such cases, I will mention what is changed in the story notes (the section at the top of each chapter).
2. All real life events are to be considered canon unless said event is in direct conflict with Law 1 or (again) an AU.
3. All events portrayed in Himaruya's webcomic and/or the anime are to be considered canon unless in direct conflict with Laws One and/or Two, or (again) an AU.
Add. DO NOT TOUCHETH UPON RECENT EVENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN RELATION TO DEATHS OR OTHER TRAGEDIES! IT COMETH OFF AS OFFENSIVE AND IGNORANT TO THE SUFFERING OF PEOPLE WHO LIVETH THROUGH THOSE EVENTS! (Avoid tragedies within the last twenty years, and if you stick to at least fifty years you're generally safe.)
Add. 2. Vinland!verse is NOT canonverse! It is specifically a separate timeline distinct unto itself, and in my normal stories the twins are NOT Vinland, seeing as there was no successful longterm colonization by the Nordics in our timeline.
My Hetalia (Head)Canon:
Alfred F. Jones isn't stupid or oblivious. He just hates how serious everyone is all the time and tries to lighten the atmosphere by playing dumb. He knows a world map fairly well, although he does sometimes mix up countries he doesn't know much about. His biggest issue is the missing filter between his brain and his mouth, leading to him often saying things before thinking them through.
Most of the time he tends to act his (human) age around others, but he's still a fairly responsible person, doing his paperwork on time and keeping both his colonial era home (located in the middle of nowhere in western Virginia) and his modern apartment (located in New York City) tidy and clean. Tony and Kaleo (his whale) live at the former, as the latter is much too small for them and all of Alfred's and Tony's stuff.
(As a side note: Alfred isn't fat! Sure, when he's not in the military he does tend to soften up a bit, but that's more because his stupid, freakish strength and endurance sort of make it difficult to have a toning routine while also dealing with his day job and whatever other duties he has. It's not really that huge a deal though, even if he does get embarassed when it's brought up.)
Matthew Williams is not invisible, nor is he quiet. He isn't loud like his brother, but he does talk at a normal volume. Insult his sport or say one of the things he invented is actually someone else's invention and he will not hesitate to 'correct' you. Painfully. He's also polite, but not as much as the stereotype makes him out to be. It's more a force of habit from living with England for so long rather than genuine niceness (in most cases).
He also tends to act his human age, though less so than his brother. Besides the general stereotypes of loving hockey, maple syrup (and sweets in general), winter, and his northern fauna and flora (all true), he's also rather fond of seafood, board games, and messing with foreigners (and foreign Nations in particular) by claiming every stupid rumor about Canadians is one thousand percent accurate. It helps that Alfred tends to create most of these just for that purpose. Matthew does it right back, though, so it's fair.
Alfred and Matthew are bros from the beginning to the end. No romance between them in my stories (unless it's just a oneshot fluff piece). They are very close, however, and an attack on one is an attack on both. They are very comfortable around each other, and can talk about things they'd rarely, if ever, talk about with anyone else.
The twins can generally be told apart by the other Nations, though mostly by how each dresses and speaks. When they want to mess with the others, they'll dress up as each other and/or identically and mimic each other's speech patterns. It never fails to entertain.
Alfred actually speaks (with varying degrees of fluency) almost every living language on Earth thanks to his lack of language barrier (what with no official language - a fortunate oversight) and constant influx of native speakers. Matthew also has a few languages under his belt, though not nearly to the extent of his brother. They both still remember the Native languages they grew up learning from their spirit animals, although they rarely use it nowadays.
Matthew's bear is Nanuq, because he would have a Native name, not a Japanese one. He's a spirit and was the one who made Canada an ace shot.
Alfred's rabbit is Nanabohzo, another Native spirit. He's a bit crazy, but well-meaning. He's also the reason for America's hero-complex and love of animals.
Yes, the twins know quite a bit about Native magics. However, they are not necessarily experts on the matter, and neither really uses it. In addition, they know little of European or Asian magics. Mythology, on the other hand, is Alfred's strong suit (due to his archaeology hobby), and he's had plenty of time to learn a lot of it.
(Alfred actually does have some magical reserves, he just doesn't use them. Matthew, on the other hand, has none and is fairly content with that.)
Tony has tons of tech and stuff from all over the galaxy. Most of it is kept in a separate part of the house from everything else so that people don't accidentally run across it and use it. This includes Alfred (unless under supervision by said alien).
Normally a Nation cannot affect their people, but in extreme cases they can influence their thoughts and/or emotions, although this can generally only be done through powerful magic and/or drugs.
Micronations? What micronations? Clearly a place with no people, culture, or history could possibly have a personification! Although I will admit other personifications exist, like the Seasons (aka General Winter and co.), the 'Horsemen', the Planets, etc. etc. Also, yes, there are States and Provinces and such, but they are NOT the kids of their respective Nations (what the actual fuck).
Speaking of the States, the original 13 (plus Florida, Vermont, Louisiana, etc.) and Quebec/New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/Newfoundland are all older than their respective Nations - in fact, Quebec and Virginia were the ones primarily in charge of raising the twins while the founding Nations were busy with duties and wars back in Europe. Likewise, Alta California, Texas, and New Mexico were all territories of Mexico and had personifications well before America started westward.
Ice Creamery Character Names:
1p America: Alfred F. Jones
1p NyoAmerica: Eleanor Johnson
2p America: Thomas Smith
2p NyoAmerica: Abigail Sutters
1p Canada: Matthew Williams
1p NyoCanada: Margaret Walkins
2p Canada: Alexander Danson
2p NyoCanada: Marie Delacroix
Official Human Names:
America: Alfred F. Jones
Canada: Matthew Williams
England: Arthur Kirkland
France: Francis Bonnefoy
Russia: Ivan Braginsky
China: Wang Yao
North Italy: Feliciano Vargas
South Italy: Lovino Vargas
Spain: Antonio Fernández Carriedo
Prussia: Gilbert Beilschmidt
Japan: Honda Kiku
Austria: Roderich Edelstein
Hungary: Erzsebet Héderváry
Poland: Feliks Łukasiewicz
Lithuania: Toris Laurinaitis
Estonia: Eduard von Bock
Latvia: Raivis Galante
Switzerland: Basch Zwingli
Egypt: Gupta Muhammad Hassan
Greece: Heracles Karpusi
Turkey: Sadık Adnan
Finland: Timo Väinämöinen
Sweden: Berwald Oxenstierna
South Korea: Im Yong Soo
Unofficial Human Names (based on Hima's notes and/or popular fanon and/or my own preferences):
Belarus: Natalya Arlovskaya
Ukraine: Iryna Chernenko
Denmark: Møller Densen
Norway: Øyvind Bondevik
Iceland: Trausti Steilsson
Netherlands: Abel Specht
Belgium: Anri Peeters
Australia: Bruce Oswald "Oz" Kelly
Cuba: Carlos Machado
Hong Kong: Wang 'Leon' Jia Long
Liechtenstein: Erika Vogel
Taiwan: Lin Yi Ling
Seychelles: Angelique Leclair
New Zealand: Alex Davies
Vietnam: Nguyễn Thị Châu
Romania: Sorin Dumitru
Bulgaria: Ognyan Yankov Daskalov
Cyprus: Ahmet Kadis
Mexico: Maria Pérez Belmonte
Ireland: Flann Quirke
North Ireland: Lorcán (Kirkland)
Wales: Rhys (Kirkland)
Scotland: Alasdair (Kirkland)
California: Isabel García Gomez
Texas: Samuel Rogers
New York: Benjamin van Laren
New Jersey: Susanna van Laren
Massachusetts: Perseverance "Percy" Bertram
Virginia: Ginevra Jameson
Connecticut: Paul Elliot
North Carolina: Caroline Tilley
South Carolina: Charles "Charlie" Tilley
Maryland: Mary Elizabeth Stanton
Pennsylvania: James Audley
Tennessee: Nathaniel Carter
New Mexico: Adela Quiñones Mendoza
Arizona: Teresa Quiñones Mendoza
Nevada: Raphael Arena Rodríguez
Utah: Joseph Salinas Falto
Florida: Rosalina Fonseca Chavez
Alaska: Quunnignah [Leah]
Quebec: Joseph Trembley
Ontario: Robert Anderson
America: Thomas Smith (Chetan)
Canada: Alexander Danson
China: Zhang Jie
Russia: Lev Stasavich
Prussia: Klaus Fischer
South Italy: Flavio Marino
North Italy: Luciano Marino
England: Oliver Whitefield
My Stories: Almost all of my Hetalia stories will focus on America (Alfred) and Canada (Matthew), due to them being my favorite characters. Even in crossovers they will be main characters and not just afterthoughts, because they deserve more than that. Other fandoms don't really have favorites for me, so they'll probably be spread out more evenly in terms of characters and stuff.
French-Canadian Way (Hetalia) "In canon, Matthew was raised by Francis and Arthur, but didn't turn out too much like either on the surface. What if he'd taken after his founding Nations just a bit more?" Complete (12/12), CanAme, French!Mattie
Across The Mirror (Hetalia) "Alfred and Tommy met through magic, but stuck together through a mutual kinship borne by more than their mirrored identities. After centuries of friendship, they've reached a comfortable state of affairs between them, but what will happen when Tommy ends up severely injured where Alfred can't help?" In Progress (26/46), 2p!Verse Headcanons, HIATUS
An Icebound Heart (Warcraft) "Death isn't always permanent, especially when you have a monster like the Lich King raising an army with which he can destroy the world. However, redemption can come even to the damned, leaving Shania Ashenheart to bear the brunt of her crimes and make amends in a world that is at best leery of her kind..." In Progress (1/?), Original Character, Gradual Canon Divergence, HIATUS
--Alternate Universe Stories--
The Star Gate Program (Hetalia/Stargate SG-1) "It was the discovery of the century. A device older than human civilization, capable of transporting people across the galaxy in an instant. But things have a way of quickly becoming complicated, pushing America and others to their limits as they find themselves embroiled in galactic politics and intrigue throughout the stars." Complete (40/40)
Hero Training (Hetalia/Avengers) "Being a hero is more than just about beating the bad guys. It's also about teamwork, learning your strengths and weaknesses, and allowing others to help you up when you fall. It's about small choices having big effects, and taking responsibility for your actions. Ultimately, it's about making the right choice, even when facing your worst fears." Complete (21/21)
Suitable Wereiness (Hetalia) "An otherwise routine day working as a wildlife vet is interrupted by the arrival of the most unusual wolf captured by a poacher’s trap. The oddities of the whole scenario just don’t add up, especially when more and more odd occurrences start happening around the building, and Alfred’s determined to get to the bottom of things." Complete (26/26), 1pAme2pCan, Supernatural/Human AU, Were!Alex
The Rocky Shore (Hetalia) "Eleanor grew up knowing humans were dangerous. Emily grew up knowing merfolk took her brother from her. When the two of them meet on a stormy summer morning, both of them will realize there's more to what they once knew than they originally imagined." Complete (2/2), Nyo!AmeCan, mer!Eleanor, Modern Fantasy AU
The Princess' Dragon (Hetalia) "As a child, Emilie was sent away for her own protection from an evil curse, only to be rescued by the most unlikely of duos. Years later, she's found again and brought back to her birthland, with protests, but family has a way of coming together again, even in the more unlikely of circumstances." Complete (4/4), 1pAme/1pNyoCan, fantasy AU, dragon!Alfred
--Restartstuck (Aka The Habitable Fourth Planet AU)--
The Bonds We Share (Homestuck) "The Game is over, won at long last, and now it's time to settle into their new homes together." Oneshot, Beta Kids / Alpha Kids, Fluffy, Maybe Minor Spoilers from Act 6 onwards
History In The Making (Hetalia/Homestuck) "History has always fascinated Aradia, and Earth has such a plethora of it that she'd felt no harm in moving there to help uncover it. Was it surprising, then, that she was the one to find those beings who embodied it?" Complete (4/4)
Restartstuck (Homestuck) "When players beat the Game, their homeworld is restored to them, everyone brought back to life, and their powers are weakened. However, no one's been dumb enough to finish five sessions at once before now, and the results are... interesting, to say the least." Ongoing (1/?), Alt. History Fic, Plenty of OCs.
--Active Drabble/Bunny Archives--
North American Hurricane (Hetalia) "In the same vein as Bunnies For Your Amusement, I now bring you my collection of Hetalia Kink Meme oneshots and short stories featuring the North American twins, America and Canada! Now includes non-LJ drabbles." General Hetalia idea dump
Little Skaia Things (Homestuck) "So I promised myself a while back I would write some things for Homestuck, seeing as it's my other favorite fandom. This is a storage place for all my drabbles for the series and characters." General Homestuck idea dump
The Gadgetzan Gazette (Warcraft) "Moments within and outside the timeline that were, are, might be, or might never have been. Or, in other words, a drabble collection featuring the wide cast and timeline of the Warcraft universe." General Warcraft idea dump
Canon vs Fanon (Hetalia) "Because sometimes the fandom needs to be reminded what canon is actually like..." AU exploring ideas via canon characters
Adventures of the Golden State (Hetalia) "Under much protest and complaint, I've decided that since I have nowhere else to put these, I'm going to share some of my state OC drabbles to see how people like them. Mostly focused on California, but will feature other states." Hetalia State OC ideas and headcanons
Thunderbird (Hetalia) "There was a time where spirits ruled the world, but they all eventually died away as human faith in them faded. A few of the warier ones, however, managed to find their own ways around the issue..." Magical/Spiritual AU drabbles, nonhuman Nations
Side Effects of Superstrength (Hetalia) "So you know how, canonically, Alfred can drag around cars and swing bison like it's nothing? Yeah, the other Nations do too." Exploration of character traits
First of July (Hetalia) "It's the first of July, and while his party might not be as big or extravagant as his brother's, he still gets to enjoy a day that's focused on him." Oneshot, family/friendship fluff. For Canada Day! (An original story where people don't forget his birthday.)
Fourth of July (Hetalia) "Now it's the fourth, and it's the other twin's turn to celebrate! Of course, being America, he has to make it big and flashy... but that doesn't mean the small things don't matter." Oneshot, family/friendship fluff. For Independence Day! (Sequel of First of July!)
DEFCON 0 (Hetalia) "America, as many have noted, spends more on his military than the next sixteen countries combined. Why does he do that? Well, the answer might just surprise you…" Oneshot, Crack, Crossover with several popular sci fi franchises. (And a dose of AmeCanRus broshipness. Features an alien invasion and lasers. You know you want to read this now.)
News Reel (Hetalia) "Separate interviews of the North American twins lead some people to notice an interesting parallel between the two..." Oneshot
New Age Ghost (Hetalia) "Alfred is on his way to be interviewed over the hype of his worldchanging discovery when he is abruptly kidnapped by people who want that same tech for themselves. His only chance of escape is in trusting the A.I. known as Matthew who had been with him during the attack." A.I. Matthew, Oneshot, Near-Future AU
An Alternative Cold War (Hetalia) "The Cold War's been eating away at America for years now, and Russia showing up to taunt him provides the final push over the line he needs to really let loose on his feelings about everything." Oneshot, Cold War Era, Tenative Friendship
Alfred's Day Off (Hetalia) "Just because you happen to be one of the few people who knows about the existence of aliens doesn't mean you're always stuck working to keep the knowledge away from everyone else – even Nations like Alfred need a break from that sort of thing occasionally!" DEFCONverse, Oneshot, Crack
Never Stand Alone (Hetalia) "Or: Five times others defended Alfred, and One where he defends himself just as well." Oneshot, Five-And-One fic
Knight of Doomed Blood (Homestuck) "Whelp. You've fucked it up again. At least you think you have, because you woke up on Skaia after being killed on what turned out to be your Quest Bed after all only to see a disappointed Aradiabot looking over you." Oneshot, Doomed Timeline, Second Person POV
President's Day Mess (Hetalia) "Alfred thought he'd had the whole day off, but apparently a poorly planned meeting was on his schedule for the day. And why does everyone keep staring at him? He wasn't that late!" Oneshot, Humor, Please Don't Take Seriously, (Except for the threat of Ginny, Please take that very seriously)
Communism Is (Hetalia) "Ivan and Yao should really remember that Alfred isn't nearly as dumb as he acts, not to mention a master pranker." Oneshot, Humor, No Communists Were Harmed In The Making Of This Fic
Respite (Hetalia/Diablo) "Though one day they will only be known as heroes, only a step down from gods, for now Alfred and Matthew are mere mortals who ended up in the wrong place at the right time." Repost, First Published July 4 2014
Headache (Hetalia) "Because if a boy pulls a girl's pigtail, he obviously likes her, and so she has to like him back, regardless of her own feelings on the matter." Repost, First Published Dec 23 2013, Fandom Deconstruction
Magical Shenanigans (Hetalia) "When the cat's away, the mice will play. Or: four Nations with no business being in Arthur's basement get themselves into quite the mess." Speech-Only Fic. Repost, First Published Feb 3 2015
New Friends in Odd Places (Hetalia) "Just because a meeting is long and stressful doesn't mean some good can't come out of it. Perhaps even a new friend?" Repost, First Published Jan 13 2014
Operation Cheer Her Up! (Hetalia) "Natalya isn't looking too great, so Alfred and Feliciano decide to cheer her up by getting her gifts! There's no way this plan can go wrong, right? Right?" Not Very Serious, Repost, First Published March 11 2015
Pirate's Life For Me! (Hetalia) "Because of course it's Arthur's fault if the twins disappear just in time for pirates to appear on the west coast. It's not like he's secretly proud or anything, either, he just wants them done already so they can get back to work!" Piratey Shenanigans, State OC, repost, first posted July 10 2015
Successful 'Invasion' (Hetalia) "It pays to not underestimate a Canadian, especially when you deliberately set out to piss him off." Implied Ships (CanRus, AmeCan), Not Super Srs, Puns!, repost, first posted July 8 2015
The Little Deerboy (Hetalia) "One fateful day, Alfred encounters a strange young creature while making his way through the woods outside his new house. What follows is the makings of a strange friendship…" Nonnation AU, repost, first posted Sept 8 2013
Witch Hunter (Hetalia) "The greatest threat known to the kingdom are unaligned witches, those with the power to bring towns and cities to ruin if left to their own devices. Matthew has trained his entire life to combat them, and searches across the land for threats to his homeland..." Fantasy AU, Nonnation AU, repost, first posted Dec 23 2013
The Tinkering Trio (Hetalia) "Because you have more free time to build cool stuff when the rest of the world thinks you're airheads." Ame Ita Pol friendship, repost, first posted July 4 2015
First Decree (Homestuck) "So what if she was dead? That didn't mean she couldn't lead an army or a people, and that didn't mean she had to give up on living just yet." Act 7 Spoilers
Alfred F. Jones and the Spontaneous Harem (Hetalia) "In which Elizabeta messes up just a bit, Alfred develops a spontaneous harem of hot young women because of it, and Kiku films it all." Oneshot, crack, Ame/fem!harem, background Can/m!harem?
Down The Rabbit Hole (Hetalia) "While looking for his friend Lars' missing pet rabbit, Alfred accidentally stumbles across a passageway to Wonderland, and ends up catching the eye of the mysterious Cheshire Cat. Now if only he could find his way home..." hinted AmeCan, human AU, Looking Glass AU
Are We Dating? (Hetalia) "Movie nights with his bro are the best part of any week in the mind of Alfred F. Jones, world hero. Well, at least when he's not waiting for Mattie to get back with the snacks. ...maybe he shouldn't be left alone for more than two minutes." AmeCan, Oneshot
Get This Party Started (Hetalia) "Alfred is just starting to regret coming with his friend to this random guy's birthday party when he meets someone who makes the whole ordeal more than worth it." AmeCan, 2pAmeCan, Oneshot, Exchange Gift
Oblivious (Hetalia) "Alfred was not a member of the Commonwealth, and felt rather proud of that fact. He wasn't even planning on going to a meeting... well, besides this one, because who can say no to that face?" AustAme, Oneshot, Light-hearted humor
The Lost Colonies of Vinland (Hetalia) "In 1960, the remains of two Norse villages were discovered in Canada and carefully excavated and recreated over the next few decades. With their discovery comes old memories for the twins and a past no one could have expected..." Complete (4/4) (Bunny 7)
Big Brothers Know Best (Hetalia) "Sealand's been adopted by Sweden! He's excited to meet his new family, but he definitely wasn't expecting his new older brothers... or are they new?" Oneshot
Who's Our Mama? (Hetalia) "The twins have a very important question for their current caretakers – who's their mother? Sweden tries to explain, but the twins refuse to budge. Finland doesn't help much." Oneshot
A Very Vinland Christmas (Hetalia) "'Twas the day before Christmas, and throughout the Finnish household, a flurry of activity was in progress. This year, however, is going to be particularly special for the Nordics..." Oneshot(?)
--Inactive Drabble/Bunny Archives--
Bunnies For Your Amusement (Hetalia) "A bunch of cute and/or serious story ideas featuring my favorite Hetalia bros – America and Canada! May or may not be pairings depending on story." Inactive (5/55 Filled)
The Rare Pair Files (Hetalia) "Since there are a lot of rare pair that are, well, rare, I decided to dedicate a little side collection of all the ones I write from here on out, however often I end up doing so." Inactive, Mostly America or Canada / Other pairings.
AmeCan Ice Creamery (Hetalia) "Since I know I have followers who do like AmeCan and those who don't, I've decided that the best solution is to make a new drabble archive to hold all my specifically shippy stuff. AmeCan, Canadacest, and Americacest all included in here." Inactive, AmeCan, Canadacest, Americacest, fluff/romance