(Until fate catches up with us) @needcake
If you ship to Portugal and Spain there is a time that when you do a little research attracts you like a magnet, it calls you:
The Iberian Union.
(Or Portugal under the house of Austria / Philippine Dynasty / Third Dynasty)
The fic covers the beginning of the Iberian union until the beginning of what will be the Portuguese restoration war. There is the plot muajajaja
-I take out a torn sheet- I will comment on certain aspects for no specific reason.
Let's get started:
I do not remember well, my research is quite dusty but we go by steps.
1. Portugal is not a victim and as much as I like the drama, it was not so that a single empire was formed - politically, structurally.
I have read some fics where Portugal is usually put suffering and I am not saying that he did not have a bad time -we see the reason why the union happened very much affected the poor man, his king died in a suicidal battle and even formed a very sad myth around him by the people when Portugal and Spain joined that tells you about a giant fatalism / hopelessness, the Anglo-Portuguese alliance was broken, and a great etc - but it is not that he was innocent. And at least where the part with power remains - the Portuguese nobility - was upset with this union only because of the loss of some territories in Asia and that the spaniards did not decide to put Lisbon as the capital. So this was a "while yeiii union suits me, but when Spain gets screwed I abandon ship". (Although it is clear that as far as I have seen if there was a notable division of opinions between the nobility and the rest of the people, who found this situation of "joining" with Spain and sebastianism was strong, now how both positions are reflected in Portugal is SO INTERESTING). And well, the organization of the Spanish monarchy
- It is a fucking disaster, I do not understand Spain, nor does he understand himself - he already had the protocol, let's say, of how to unite kingdoms haha, I mean that Spain were other kingdoms united in reality and in general "it was supposed" they respected various internal aspects of the administration of each kingdom or a disaster of that style, as I remember where "they were all one" was in foreign policy but it is a cumbersome, tangled affair.
2. What the hell is Spain. Empire.
If someone can come and tell me that it is Spain I will be very grateful, we are going that territory to this day is still very fragmented and is made up of people-parties who do not want to be there (Catalonia please), the matter for reasons of comfort I have decided stick to the only point that I can easily identify: the union of the Catholic kings. So he was born there, ok? But even so there is a whole dilemma about identity, a good part of why Spain and Portugal were playing the little dance of "let's unite our dynasties" for SO MANY YEARS -because it was not the first time that those two had "united" only this union stands out because they were THE GREATEST AND STRONGEST EMPIRES OF THAT MOMENT- it was partly because of that rare desire to unite the Iberian Peninsula and there is such a terrifying idea that they achieved it more or less in those years but it was translated to Antonio (Spain) devouring the others - in a metaphorical and then literal sense. Also as Spain is relatively younger than other nations I believe it serves to speak and remember that nations ARE NOT HUMAN, so growth is abnormal, maturity too and there is something about a country suffering from the pressure of being an empire - wearing himself out to inhuman and cruel levels by the situation but at the same time without wanting to accept that everything is going to shit (I remember that at one point Spain had 3 open war fronts).
3. Suffer bitches. It is not true let me hug you.
In general I am a fan of keeping many perspectives; On the one hand, the conflict in Portugal, his own ambitions as an empire, how this "union" affected his identity, the reason for sebastianism, how things that occur in the war of restoration, his plots, his lies, his gray days, he loving Spain, having a relationship with him and at the same time having contempt for him. Or Spain with the pressure of how his identity is formed based on power, his preferences / favoritism that it had towards Portugal, how these "privileges" were signs of possessiveness and a more notable desire for domination, how wars affected him and how he affected to other nations, he loving Portugal, feeling betrayed when he leaves, the external vision of how they were perceived, of how, for example, their colonies suffer, etc.
This fic has several loose chapters and without cohesion already made. :)
@bendedwillow Thank you very much for the tag :D I understand the feeling hahaha I also have an excess of wips but not in the Sherlock Holmes / ACD / Granada fandom...
-I put a bag on my head and hide from the Hetalia fandom-
Rules (kinda):Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous. Send me an ask with the title that most intrigues you and interests you and I’ll post a little snippet of it or tell you something about it!
Now, with my identity duly protected... my wips I have that fic that I am writing about I. Milverton being Moriarty -well, actually having his position rather-, for now there are no fragments to share because I got rid of them, -is part of my process destroy some until I reach "the final one / that I manage to convince myself enough to be published immediately and then go to sleep not to delete it" - although I think I can share that as a curiosity Milverton being a fan of astronomy does not fit for me, so I let him be a teacher once but he was an art teacher (?
Apart from that is that: II. infamous Au of which I made these detailed posts:
1. Case (Sherlock Holmes past) 2. Case (Watson Family) 3. Context and there are a couple of derived posts: 4. Mycroft & Sherlock 5. Watson that sassy bitch 6. An ugly wip 1 7. An ugly wip 2
And I must say that in the end I decided to make Trevor a criminal although nothing twisted or evil, just a boy who makes a little mistake in self-defense. #BecauseCriminalsInSHUniverseAreGrey #PeopleAreNotGoodOrBadOnlyHuman
There is also something that I do not know if I could count as wip but me and music have a very intimate relationship, all my stories live based on what I call musical memory -that is, there are things that I never write but I remember exactly what the hell it was according to the songs with which I relate it- and in general it IS INEVITABLE for me to make a playlist of my favorite characters and my favorite ships and of course HolmesxWatson have their respective playlist and III. I have planned to write one shots of mini stories that I came up with inspired by a song I already have 2 those one shots, what I have published in fact already:
1. Right where you left me
2. God only knows
I think achieving that will take a while because my playlist has 28 songs and I only have write 2 one shots. (?
I think that's all for now, as I said, it's not really much, it has little that I decided to get into this well again uwu so who knows what will come to my head later (?
I saw some post where you talked about a modern SH fic and well my friend TELL MORE ABOUT THAT PLEASE -obviously if you want, no pressure wuuu <3- @sullyvits
@Valid for anyone who wants to do it