I forgot to mention some other things, too.
There's the whole thing with England and America. Okay, maybe this is a fan thing too, but there's lots of hints about England and America in the actual show.
And the scary thing is, England adopted America when America was like a 4 year old. Okay, maybe they never grow up in that series. But dude, England was like already 18 or so when he adopted America, so there's a like 14 year difference. O_o
Well... it's countries; not regular humans. What do you expect? I mean... the China and Japan thing. Think about that. And then Spain and Romano, etc... Like I said. Countries =/= humans.
And not to complain or anything, but when people say this, it makes me feel horrible for watching hetalia. I've given this rant a thousand times, to hetatards, and non hetalia fans alike. OKAY SO.
I hear people saying how the 2010 hetalia fandom is the fandom that ruined hetalia, which makes me feel horrible on it's own. But like... I'm one of the hetalia fans that obsesses over really adorable crack pairings, creates province/state OCs and pairs them up with Canon characters, and you know what? I find it pretty impossible to find a pairing that I /don't/ like. I mean... I'll apologize for being a yaoi-obsessive fangirl that participated in ruining the "decent" fandom it used to have. But that's not going to stop me from shipping Russia/Lithuania.
Now that that's out of the way.
I mean... When I say that I like RusLiet, that doesn't mean I picture them like... you know... lovers. I still imagine Lithuania being scared, and Russia being scary. I'm well aware that it's canon that Liet has scares on his back from Russia, and I take it into consideration that the two countries do not get along. Same thing with BelaRUSS. Belarus is still going to be scaring the crap out of Russia. And when I draw BelaRUSS pictures, I don't draw them as lovers, but as Belarus being frightening and Russia being all "oh dear god no."
Long story short, it bugs /me/ when people rant about how the fandom sucks. If you want to have your "Original hetalia fandom" group, then that's fine with me. Stay out of our yaoi fandom and don't complain every time you see a AmeRus picture. Sorry if this sounds rude, I have no intention of it being that way. But it's exactly how I feel about people who complain about the fandom. Also, sorry if I'm one of "those" people who complain about complainers. It's just... I'm sick of hearing the same thing over and over.