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/This is an RP blog for the personification of Massachusetts, not hetalia, but will rp with hetalia/

Headcanon

littlemasshole:

alotofchusetts:

littlemasshole:

Massachusetts throws herself into Christmas, Easter and Halloween now. Mostly to make up for the years when the holidays were suppressed by the Puritans.

Seriously, it was illegal for a few decades at the start, schools and shops didn’t close in Massachusetts until the the Victorian Era, and views on it didn’t relax until 1870. And they thought Santa was the Anti Christ.

((what no

in 1870 christmas was proclaimed an official holiday

every state was like MA before then, never really celebrated it

but it was popular in MA/the Boston area throughout the 1800s

it was banned at the beginning yeah but it was pretty popular after then))

//And while other states gave a day off, Boston schools had classes on Christmas as late as 1870. And people who celebrated outside of their homes were fined for disturbing the peace. While it may have been a popular holiday for people to celebrate personally, the suppression lasted for a lone time.

((where are you getting this info from because i have never seen this before

i knew back in the way 1600s it was banned

but in the 1800s it was pretty acceptable to celebrate christmas in MA as far as I know??))

Headcanon

littlemasshole:

Massachusetts throws herself into Christmas, Easter and Halloween now. Mostly to make up for the years when the holidays were suppressed by the Puritans.

Seriously, it was illegal for a few decades at the start, schools and shops didn’t close in Massachusetts until the the Victorian Era, and views on it didn’t relax until 1870. And they thought Santa was the Anti Christ.

((what no

in 1870 christmas was proclaimed an official holiday

every state was like MA before then, never really celebrated it

but it was popular in MA/the Boston area throughout the 1800s

it was banned at the beginning yeah but it was pretty popular after then))

littlemasshole:

alotofchusetts:

littlemasshole:

//I was actually taught that the pilgrims were Puritans.

Well Molly was the personification of Plymouth and then Massachusetts as a whole as the colony started to expand, since my headcanon is that where things started is where a personification is born. In my head, Wampanoag (although I should really acknowledge Patuxet) gave her the name Massachusetts while the colony was friendly with Massasoit.

Since in Hetalia personifications start off as children, Puritan, who came on the Mayflower, raised her in a “Godly” way, dragging in the other states as they came to be. Most of them ran away, but Molly was stuck for the longest. She was also slow to grow at first because Puritan held so much of her identity. Eventually, as Puritanism fell out in favor of other branches of Christianity, Massie took over the household as she grew weaker. One day she just didn’t come home, but I’m probably not going to have her dead. Puritanism influenced a lot about modern America, so she’s probably just off somewhere being unimportant.

Being forced to live under such a strict household full of fear mongering is what caused her rebellious streak in the late 1700’s, which helped caused the revolution. It’s also part of why she tries her damnedest to keep the church and state separate nowadays.

They weren’t the same though, who was teaching you that shit lol-

Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to have the Massachusett Natives name MA? since that’s where the name comes from?

The Puritans didn’t come until long after the Mayflower, they came to settle Boston, as their Utopia. Pilgrims came on the Mayflower, seeking religious freedom, while Puritans came to reform their religion. Hence the name containing pure. Yeah they def aren’t the same thing at all, the pilgrims and puritans acted a lot differently and until joined, were two separate things. ))

I’m probably misreembering things because I’ve been out of school for so long :P I do know that Puritans ended up in Plymouth fast though. I’ll have to rewrite Molly’s early years then to reflect that.

Also, Massachusett wasn’t just the name of the tribe. It was the Algonquin name of the area that would become the states of MA, CT and RI. While I guess it would be appropriate for Massachusett to have to approve of Molly getting the name, I still picture it being Wampanoag’s idea since the colonists seemed to get along better with those tribes. Maybe I’ll retcon it a bit so the various Native tribes just start calling her Massachusetts instead of Plymouth one by one. But the process happened before Massasoit died, since relations basically broke down when he died.

Actually the puritans didnt ever

go to plymouth

They formed Boston, their own city, and took over that part of MA, while plymouth stayed as plymouth. The two colonies differed because one was puritan and one was pilgrim. So yeh the puritans werent really ever in plymouth

yeah i see with the native stuff tho))

littlemasshole:

//I was actually taught that the pilgrims were Puritans.

Well Molly was the personification of Plymouth and then Massachusetts as a whole as the colony started to expand, since my headcanon is that where things started is where a personification is born. In my head, Wampanoag (although I should really acknowledge Patuxet) gave her the name Massachusetts while the colony was friendly with Massasoit.

Since in Hetalia personifications start off as children, Puritan, who came on the Mayflower, raised her in a “Godly” way, dragging in the other states as they came to be. Most of them ran away, but Molly was stuck for the longest. She was also slow to grow at first because Puritan held so much of her identity. Eventually, as Puritanism fell out in favor of other branches of Christianity, Massie took over the household as she grew weaker. One day she just didn’t come home, but I’m probably not going to have her dead. Puritanism influenced a lot about modern America, so she’s probably just off somewhere being unimportant.

Being forced to live under such a strict household full of fear mongering is what caused her rebellious streak in the late 1700’s, which helped caused the revolution. It’s also part of why she tries her damnedest to keep the church and state separate nowadays.

They weren’t the same though, who was teaching you that shit lol-

Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to have the Massachusett Natives name MA? since that’s where the name comes from?

The Puritans didn’t come until long after the Mayflower, they came to settle Boston, as their Utopia. Pilgrims came on the Mayflower, seeking religious freedom, while Puritans came to reform their religion. Hence the name containing pure. Yeah they def aren’t the same thing at all, the pilgrims and puritans acted a lot differently and until joined, were two separate things. ))

littlemasshole:

//CT also broke off because of the religious intolerance from the Puritans. Actually in my head Puritanism has it’s own personification and the New England states were stuck in her house. Massachusetts was there the longest.

yeah, I mentioned CT up there with RI too.

So was MA more of a representation of the Plymouth colony rather than the Massachusetts bay colony?

did the puritan die at one point or did she just dissapear?

I personally just have my MA convert to puritanism when the puritans started to overpopulate the pilgrims, being taken under the wing of john winthrop and the other governors of the utopia on a hill))

mountainsofcoffee:

alotofchusetts:

mountainsofcoffee:

//puts her hands over his mouth
If I apologize will you quit talking?
//tilts head with pleading eyes

-frowns and moves her hand-

Whatever. Go ahead, apologize.

I’m sorry that I offended you.

Thank you unu, now go apologize to Alex. He’s too nice to ask for an apology. 

littlemasshole:

alotofchusetts:

ask-the-old-dominion:

This just popped into my mind.

So, since the representations of states or countries are raised (more or less) in the location where they represent, how do they know about each other?  Did the representations happen to meet and discover that they weren’t exactly normal? Maybe because of slower aging? Was it in war? Or did the leaders of a certain, using the example of state representations, knew of the representation and sent them into one location to finally meet each other for the first time, like their own Congressional Convention?

Because it seems weird that a representation would automatically know like a radar system about another representation’s looks.  He or she would know that others exists, but how did the isolation finally ended?

This is more my brain over-thinking things probably more than anything else.

well i mean for MA, the neighbors around us are so damn close that they were bound to meet anyways. New England was known to merge together constantly and break up, and that includes NJ and NY. As for the rest of the 13 colonies, the constitutional conventions were probably where they met.

MA prolly knew some of the western states due to the constant migration of the citizens, especially to places like Kansas. After that, he probably wouldnt know anyone too well outside of the ones that participated in the civil war. thats why he doesnt really respond knwoingly to many western states, unless they had been involved in his history))

//Maine and Massachusetts would have defiantly known each other. Since they were one state until the Missouri Compromise.

Although since I’m Hetalia, my headcanon is that there are National Meetings of the states and territories. So they’d all meet each other that way.

((Yeah tho RI, CT, NH, and even VT were all apart of MA at one time during the colonial days. Most were just apart from the begining and broke off, besides VT who MA went for to take land from (and failed), and NH who chose to join later on and stole all of MA’s land from lol-))

commonwealthofpennsylvania:

alotofchusetts:

commonwealthofpennsylvania:

You should probably shorten it; it is a mouthful. If it was like Mississippi, then it probably wouldn’t be a problem. But yeah, it’s kinda hard to spell…and say.

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Haven’t you noticed most people just call me Mass these days? I mean I don’t know how much shorter I should go. But I’m not getting rid of my full name. 

c:

What’s the face for? -snickers-

Nothing, nothing at all John.
Anyway, I would say just use your abbreviation, like I do. Then again I think I’m one of the only states that refer to themselves by just the abbreviation.

I usually refer to myself as Mass anyways, but I guess plenty around the world know me for my name. The Beejees wrote a song about me because they thought the name was cool, they hadn’t even been here. More people just know me by the long name, because it sounds silly or cool to them.

mountainsofcoffee:

//puts her hands over his mouth
If I apologize will you quit talking?
//tilts head with pleading eyes

-frowns and moves her hand-

Whatever. Go ahead, apologize.

ask-the-old-dominion:

This just popped into my mind.

So, since the representations of states or countries are raised (more or less) in the location where they represent, how do they know about each other?  Did the representations happen to meet and discover that they weren’t exactly normal? Maybe because of slower aging? Was it in war? Or did the leaders of a certain, using the example of state representations, knew of the representation and sent them into one location to finally meet each other for the first time, like their own Congressional Convention?

Because it seems weird that a representation would automatically know like a radar system about another representation’s looks.  He or she would know that others exists, but how did the isolation finally ended?

This is more my brain over-thinking things probably more than anything else.

well i mean for MA, the neighbors around us are so damn close that they were bound to meet anyways. New England was known to merge together constantly and break up, and that includes NJ and NY. As for the rest of the 13 colonies, the constitutional conventions were probably where they met.

MA prolly knew some of the western states due to the constant migration of the citizens, especially to places like Kansas. After that, he probably wouldnt know anyone too well outside of the ones that participated in the civil war. thats why he doesnt really respond knwoingly to many western states, unless they had been involved in his history))