<Fate/Cosa Nostra 02>
Gilgamesh seldom shows his true ability but he is one scary guy. His partner(pet), Cu Chulainn is a pretty aggressive striker too.
Sorry if my prompt sounds funny and doesn’t make any sense… (ﾉ艸`)
I waffled on whether I wanted to reblog and reply on this or not for a while — in the end I decided to, because I want to believe foreign people just don’t understand how problematic this is. Please understand I’m not trying to attack you, and your art is really quite fantastic, however, as an Italian, seeing mafia AUs in general make me jumpy, but seeing them specifically referred to as Cosa Nostra completely takes away the illusion of “oh, maybe they just call ‘mafia’ any remotely shady organization”. I understand the fascination of delinquent AUs and stuff, however, please understand that mafia is a sensitive issue.
People in the US assume the mob crime organization is largely dead everywhere — it’s not. Mafia is a very real problem in Italy, it’s still a large organization, it still kills people, it still plagues our otherwise wonderful country. I am 100% sure you didn’t mean to be offensive or hurt anyone’s feelings, but the fact of the matter is that by making this (honestly kickass) art, by making an AU about fate referred to as Cosa Nostra you are effectively fetishizing an organization that is still alive and kicking and killing people. There are users on Tumblr from Sicily, right where the mafia is at the strongest (but by no means LIMITED TO). There are many users that can genuinely find the mention of Mafia triggering, for good reasons.
To you and to anyone who’s ever thought “man mafia’s cool how about a canon AU of it that’d be kickass”, please don’t. It is no less gross than things like Nazi AUs and the like. Consider making up a fantasy shady mob organization instead, you get the same effect without genuinely upsetting people.
I am really sorry for my own ignorance. There was no offence intended in the first place. Thank you for pointing out my mistake before it has gone too far.
I have re-edited my settings in my previous posts into a fictional mob AU, based on your suggestion. However, the series will continue. I hope you don’t mind.
Once again, I apologize for any discomfort that have caused.