Prompt: Francis Bonnefoy is recognized as a shining star of French cuisine, with restaurants, endorsements, a flashy nickname… He’s known for elegant presentation and dedication to tradition, blowing the minds of all his diners. But truth be told, it’s starting to bore him. He feels like he’s stagnating and he’s half in denial about it.
So he goes on a day trip, finds a poky little store and goes in on a whim. And finds himself simultaneously repelled and amazed by a meal that fuses French home style cooking with Asian elements. He barges into the kitchen and finds Yong Soo Im, K-pop blasting in earbuds while he sings off-key.
Francis then decides that he’s found a new pet project.
Bonus: silly, dramatic over the top descriptions of food or likening food to experiences/memories
you guys wanna know why more people should appreciate the pairing FroYo(FrancexSouthKorea), even as either just best friends or otherwise?
well lemme tell ya
Thank you very much for your input, anon! :D I really appreciate it!
I’ve suspected for some time now that Koreans are fascinated with France. I first noticed it in the Korean dramas I’ve heard or watched: when someone goes or plans to go abroad, the destination is usually France. XD Then, there was whitesin’s FrancexSK series, 'Sweets to the Sweet'. Whitesin, who is also Korean, mentioned (if memory serves) the abundance of French bakeries in South Korea in the notes section of that fic series. I also read about Petit France. Thank you very much for confirming my suspicions! :D
Yes, I agree with you very much. I was actually planning to post reasons why France x South Korea makes sense when I received your ask. Perfect timing! Would you mind if I used a screenshot of this ask and include it in my list? :D
I made this fyeah blog because I honestly learned a lot about France’s and South Korea’s cultures from exploring the dynamics of FrancisxYong Soo, and I really enjoyed it. They both have very intriguing albeit contrasting cultures, and it is fun to imagine how people from very different backgrounds would work out as a couple. Even if no one actually ends up shipping it nearly as hard as I do, I would be very happy if I could encourage people to learn more about these countries, especially South Korea since its history and culture isn’t nearly as well-known as France’s.
I was actually very surprised by how good France and South Korea’s foreign relations are when I first read about it. I’ll admit that it started out as a joke between my friend and me at first because she was a big breakdance fan and has watched a lot of international competitions online. She told me that South Korea has awesome breakdancers and has won the international Bboy Redbull Competitions consistently. One of the few times South Korea has lost in the competition is the ‘05 Finals, in which Lilou (a French breakdancer) beat “the one and only” Hong 10 (one of South Korea’s most prominent breakdancers). We were both really into Hetalia at that time and said that France and South Korea wouldn’t fight for dominance; they’d settle it in the most epic breakdance battle ever. XD
We researched about the foreign relations…and bam, there we had it: an obscure albeit historically accurate pairing. We started out a whole FrancexSK series on deviantART and LiveJournal, but it pretty much died when both of us left the fandom.
…and now I’m back because I appreciate Yong Soo and Francis as characters and believe they can be fleshed out using their interactions with each other. I’m currently continuing a FrancexSK fic I started in 2009, which explores the dynamics of their relationship. The more I write, the more I believe France and Yong Soo complement each other personality-wise. I’m not the only one who believes this. I read a comment under a FrancexSK fill in the Hetalia Kink Meme that Francis and Yong Soo fit oddly well together.
Merry Christmas, anon! ヾ(＾∇＾)
To be honest, I literally spazzed when I received your message because when I logged into this fyeah blog, I didn’t expect to have any messages, especially one saying FrancexSK makes sense. People always call it a crack pairing, and I’ve been a lonely fan for this pairing for a long time, so your message made me feel very happy. （*´▽｀*）
TL;DR - Thank you very much, anon. Admin has been a lonely FrancexSK fangirl for a long time, and it hurts and is very frustrating to see my Hetalia OTP nearly automatically labelled as a ‘crack pairing’ or ‘pairing two perverts together’ by the Hetalia community when it has a lot of basis in the countries’ actual foreign relations. I made this fyeah blog to at least get people interested in learning more about France and South Korea. Your ask made me really happy. I consider it as a Christmas gift to soothe my little shipping heart. Merry Christmas! :D
Imagine Francis and Yong Soo in the Foux Du Fafa montage from Flight of the Choncords
BONJOUR BONJOUR CA VA CA VA
Imagine Francis and Yong Soo working on an animation together and getting bored and drawing on each other and throwing paint at each other.
YASSSSSSSS I LOVE IT WE HAVE THE SAME HEADCANON, ANON *HIGH-FIVES*
I can’t really draw anything right now because I have to sit with my cousins and am pretty tipsy. That being said, I still source art that isn’t mine, so people who don’t source the art that isn’t theirs…[AUDIBLE COUGHING
I am drinking vodka with my family and have my tablet in front of me. Let’s see what headcanons I end up thinking of.
I WANT TO DICE UP SQUASH AND CARROTS AND GENTLY FEED THEM TO YOU
Main Character(s): France, South Korea, China
Summary: France and Korea get cozy in the kitchen. China disapproves. Sort of.
Submitted by lookslikeeiffelforyou.