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APH: Alfred from 'The Wild Card' by ScarletteDiscord APH: Alfred from 'The Wild Card' by ScarletteDiscord
If there's one thing in this fandom I truly love, it's the Cardverse AU. I love fantasy fiction (I've got a bookshelf full to prove it) and that's what I like so much about this AU. Granted there are other fantasy fanfics involving the Hetalia cast that aren't set in the Cardverse, and I'm not saying those aren't good either, but there's just something about this particular AU verse that I can't explain other than I like the symbolism and imagery found with using the four suits.

Which leads to this pics explanation. The Wild Card is a Cardverse fanfic by DecemberCamie:icondecembercamie: that I have wholeheartedly fallen in love with. The characterizations are spot on for the guys, the setting is described with just enough detail for you to envision it without overdoing it on the adjectives, and, for me at least, it doesn't fall into the common theme of Alfred and Arthur falling in love because of Arthur being called "Queen" and Alfred becoming (or already is) the "King". There are some good stories out there with that theme (I mean, look at the fandom I'm talking about here...) but it gets tedious reading the same thing all the time, so this one was like a breath of fresh air to me.

Anyway, the pic itself isn't of a particular scene but Alfred is supposed to be dressed in mostly white clothes as he is in a couple of chapters when he attends a gathering in the infamous No-Man's-Land (I can't for the life of me say the name of the city much less spell it so forgive me for not doing so here ^^;). There no one wears the colors of their suit in order to promote fellowship with others rather than division. I couldn't make them all white though...call it artistic license for lack of a better phrase but I felt shades of whites, grays, and neutrals would work out as well (or maybe I'm just afraid of white on white...who knows, lol). Now the background...*sigh* I'm not that satisfied with it, I'll be honest. I initially couldn't find a good pose for him and the rest I just figured out as I went along. But I wanted to do some kind of background with a setting rather than a random graphic backdrop and I am proud of myself for at least doing it.

Well, that's enough of me rambling or this will definitely end up waaayyy too long, lol. I encourage everyone to read DecemberCamie's story (as well as her other pieces) and I hope you like my pic as well, my friend :) It's the best way I know how to thank you for sharing it with us here!

APH and America (c) Hidekaz Himeruya
"The Wild Card" (c) DecemberCamie
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menisha Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

AWSOMER THAN PRUSSIAN AWSOME SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm pretty sure that actually goes of the awesome chart

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Fyreflare Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Writer
So amazing... Now I must go read that fic. XD
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! And yes, yes you must!! The latest chapter should be coming out soon from what she's told me :)

(sorry for the late reply!!)
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Fyreflare Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Writer
I'm so excited! I've only made it to chapter 6 so far.

(It's fine! ^^)
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MaybellsSpot Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
ASDHJSDGJKHDVGSDBVSIUFCSIGHSKFGSUFHSADFJXDSFSDSFJKSSF I LLLLOOIOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE TTTTTHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
WILD CARD IS MY MOST FAVORITEST FIC I HAVE EVAR READ! BAH BAH BAH!! I LOVE THIS!
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, thank you so much ~ :heart:
And I agree on it's epicness, this pic wouldn't exist if that wasn't so XD

Thanks for the fave and the watch too!

Sorry for this reply being so late!
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Yuki-the-Trickster Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
thats awesomer than Prussia!
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean that's possible?! :O_o: Thanks! :D
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Yuki-the-Trickster Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah! it looks amazing!
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OneRandomNameIndeed Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
Awesome fanart dude. :iconprussiaplz: Prussia the Joker approves. :D

(and I'm very jealous of your artistic abilities :P Well done you)
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^////^ And for faving as well!
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OneRandomNameIndeed Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
Anytime. :aww:
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smilyimp Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Very cool, love how you draw hands~ :heart:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :blushes:
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AngelQueen13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omg. I love this so much!! An amazing tribute picture for an amazing fanfic.
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :blushes:

Love your icon BTW :D
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DancingSubaru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You made Alfred look more amazing! :iconcblushplz:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :iconcutiesmileplz: I'm glad you like it!
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DancingSubaru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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PwnedByPineapple Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, this is very pretty. <3 I love the colors.

And I've never read a Cardverse fic because all the ones I've seen involve pairings, so I shall definitely be checking this one out. 8D
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, kindly! :D

And that's why it's one of my top favs ;) I like it when someone goes a different route in this fandom, lol.
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papajack1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesomely well done, that one is! great work!
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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papajack1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No problem.
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is very lovely, very nice and soft and I love how happy and relaxed Alfred looks. :clap:
BTW, is it bad that I can understand what they guys on "Swamp People" are saying without the subtitles?
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D It's like I said in the description, I had a harder than usual time nailing a pose for this one so I'm glad you like it.

LOL no, as random a question as that is, I wouldn't think so. XD I mean sometimes I get a little miffed when they do subtitle someone with a Cajun accent because I'm like "I understood that just fine! What's wrong with the rest of you?" But all it really means is you've been around the accent enough to understand it :)
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D

Lol sorry if that was random. My dad was flipping back and forth between that and the Rangers game so that's why it came up. I can be random sometimes. :dummy:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, never apologize for being random. It makes life more fun ;)
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kay ^^
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEE, you did fanart for this fic! 8D I normally steer clear of most Cardverse fic and pics, since it's mostly USUK (NO THANK U PLZ), but this fic really was a breath of fresh air. I liked the mythology the author built up around the characters, and her characterizations of everyone are pretty spot on.

Anyway, about the pic, :squee: it looks like a coverart! Have I ever told you how much I love cover art? 8D I love the way the clothes are drawn and shaded, but my favorite parts are the Spade and Heart designs. They look like you made them yourself. =D
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
8D Ah, so you know of it?! And yeah I know, right?! That's why I love this one so much!! I've told her as much (I think...) I do follow a few other Cardverse fics (and yes they follow the USUK formula, but they're written in a way that it doesn't overshadow the entire story) but this one stands out not just because of the lack of USUK-ness but also the writing. It's just so good, so descriptive and engaging that I never mind how long they are (in fact they could be longer and I wouldn't care XD).

I sent her a link to this pic too so I'm hoping she likes it :iconpwettypleaseplz:

Thanks and yes, I did the Spade and Heart myself :) But I wish I could've cleaned them up a little more. I wanted to do them in Illustrator so they'd be a lot smoother and cleaner but the image I scanned wouldn't load right so I had to improvise in Photoshop ^^; And I'm well aware of your cover art love :D I may do a scene next if I can pick a good one :)
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! And yeah, I feel the same way. ^w^

Oh of course she will, hon. :hug: How could anyone NOT like your artwork? :)

Welcome! No prob, they look fine. =D A scene from this fic? Cool. Got any particular ones in mind? ;)
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

Lol, I always say that, I can't help it! I'm not one automatically assume someone will like something, just not in my nature, I guess.

Not really, there are so many good ones though it's hard to choose :hmm:
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair 'nuff. =D

Hmm... how about the scene where Alfred meets Matthew for the first time? Or a vision Alfred has when he's holding Washington D.C.? Or when he meets the Jokers? :iconponderplz:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Any of those could work :) I had another in mind where Alfred and Kiku are talking, maybe from the first chapter where they're sitting outside the stable?? I thought of this because I haven't gotten to draw Japan yet.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds good. =D And seeing your rendition of Japan would be an added bonus. ^-^
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I'm interested to see how he comes out as well. :D I need to add different characters to my portfolio anyway.
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh sounds like a cool fanfic (Yeah there are a lot of them aren't there cardverse ones about Arthur and Alfred). Also this looks cool you even made such a nice view from the window.
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is, it's one of my top favorites :) And thanks, the view is one of my favorite parts about it, turned out more colorful than I expected though, lol.
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes I only read the prologue and first chapter so far though (got distracted probably will read more later it seems interesting so far, so he's in the wrong kingdom?) :) You're welcome, well its a sun set those can be quite colourful :)
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(That's what the story is alluding to, he may not belong to any kingdom, but if I say too much there will be spoilers ;)) Yeah, they can be :) I had another idea for a bright blue sky but I'm really drawn to colors so therefore the sunset :D
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
(Oh I see I'll have to read it all then ;)) Yeah true sometimes they even have purple and stuff (but just under the clouds) yeah its pretty colourful like this, and with the day beginning or ending
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as I love a good colorful sunset I don't wanna get stuck in a rut and be drawing sunsets for everything, lol (one reason why I was hesitant to include it)
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I see yeah that could be a problem well some ones must have a blue sky or greyish white as it is here lately ;p (its been so rainy)
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The prettiest are definitely the ones with a lot of clouds, or after a really bad storm. (We had a long run of storms lately and almost had our first hurricane of the year, but luckily for us it went elsewhere...not so lucky for Florida though :()
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AuzzieTheBaker777 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very impressive, my friend. I'm really looking forward to reading this. (I'm going to the fanfiction.net link, however. I just can't read fan fiction on dA for some reason.)
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D I honestly could go on forever about this fic, it's that good (in my opinion of course) I kinda prefer ff.net's setup as well for fanfiction, especially in getting from chapter to chapter.
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AuzzieTheBaker777 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I would let you go off on a tangent about it, but I'd really like to read it first. (Spoilers and all that.)
Definitely. I have enough trouble navigating everything on dA as it is. Plus, I can easily read FF.net stuff on my mobile.
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, don't worry I didn't intend to :)

I'm still discovering how to do stuff here if that's even possible, lol ^^; Yeah it's setup definitely works well for cell phones, unlike dA's which makes me wonder why I still do it, lol.
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AuzzieTheBaker777 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, do what you want. If you prefer to read it on dA that's fine; I don't have a problem with it. Someone's got to read it here, right?
I am curious, though, if you have any other really good Hetalia fanfic recs? Preferably with America and England as the main characters? (Sorry, I just like to read stories from their POVs.) It would be great. I don't care if it's slash or not, either. Not that you have to give me any recommendations if you don't want to.:worry:
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