Hi and thank you very much for subs! :) Although lately I have been kind of staying off the APH fandom(due to...the conflict of Ukraine and Russia) but yes, deep down I'm still a fan! As for history, I'm no expert in particular topic if I have to admit. More like the 'jack of all trades' in various eras. XD
Aviation is something I like since I was a kid, because my mom often took me to the air force base in the country I live when they hosted an open house event once a year. I love both civilian airliners and military aircraft! Sadly, lately I haven't taken much time to learn about the newer aircraft since the navy warships I have to research to create OCs occupies most of my time.
Indeed, this conflict makes me understand why Himaruya sensei hasn't yet released the characters from the former Yugoslavia region(which is the cast I look forward to the most). The APH fandom I used to be active in the most was the fangroups on dA and it was disheartening when I saw some people drew both Ukraine and Russia (both are my fav. characters) to serve their political agenda. I feel wary that if I draw my own city OCs whom used to be close during the Kievan Rus era but now one is in Ukraine and another in Russia, this drawing might attract those political people to denounce my OCs' brotherly relationship.
That's fine! I'm only taking interest in warships just a couple of years myself. Same here, nowadays I only know about new Russian military aircraft mostly (since I have to research for my OCs project), newer military aircraft from other nations are the area I'm quite clueless. How long have you been into aviation?
And thank you for your kind words. :) Sometimes I'm still uncertain about the information I read because they're originally in Russian language and I could only survive by using google translate to save my life. :'D Thus I'm really no expert either.
Haha, same here! Hetalia helped me got into history, though it wasn't until I created my first APH OC, Valentin, that I really sat down and read history intensely. Before I started my AE plot a couple of years ago, I was mainly focusing my attention and energy on developing around fifty or so APH OCs based on cities in various European countries (mostly in the 'iron curtain' region because I'm particularly interested in this area). This is the reason I consider myself a jack of all trades in history because I mostly know about Slavic countries from Roman era to present day but haven't really studied countries like France, the United Kingdom or Spain. x_x
I'm somewhat a casual shipper(? if there is even such thing? XD) and usually keep my ships from the fandom because ship wars in APH fandom can be so destructive sometimes. I like GerPru and 3P Lithuania-Belarus-Russia (though more on the aspect the it's almost a circle crush with Lit crushing on Bela and then Bela has a crush in Russia, not much on the Rus/Lit part).