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APH: More embarrassing bosses by Cadaska APH: More embarrassing bosses by Cadaska
Part 1 and 2: cadaska.deviantart.com/art/APH…   cadaska.deviantart.com/art/APH…

Many of the stories about Frederick’s childhood were written afterwards. So don’t nail me down on any of these things.

It’s unlikely that his dad really planned to execute him, he mainly wanted to scare and break him (he said as much). But of course Austria and Poland didn‘t know that, and neither did Frederick. Both weren’t the only countries trying to save him. England, Russia and Sweden did as well. His dad was actually surprised by the strong European reaction.

Useless info: Frederick spent some time with Casanova. They even ended up in Frederick’s bedroom (doing nothing, really).
Equally useless info: Frederick and Voltaire once had a discussion about the beautiful butts of French men. I didn’t understand half  of it and it’s probably better this way.

Voltaire summed up his relationship with Frederick well :
„I couldn‘t live without you, nor with you. I’m not speaking to the King, to the hero. I leave that to other rulers. I’m speaking to the one who has bewitched me, whom I‘ve loved and with whom I’m always angry.“
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MidnightMadness15 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I'm in my room at 11:06 at night covering my mouth to muffle my laughter while reading this XD I'm failing pretty badly.
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:iconpicklequeenofninjas:
I ship them. That's all I can say. Hooray for historical pairings! >:]

That, and I love that just by reading these my day instantly gets better.
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconpicklequeenofninjas:
PickleQueenOfNinjas Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
You're welcome
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SakuraTachibana Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
FRED'S DAD IS A FUCKER
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:iconjapan-is-mine:
Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Do you think you can do me a favor and let me see the source for the rabbit? Please? It's for a story
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
It's from the anniversary exhibition concerning Frederick's 300th birthday in 2012: www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&a…
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
:giggle: Dat flirting! And the 'now kiss!' :rofl: Did he really have a pet fox?
Frederick's father was a prick father. First the rabbit, then his best friend! At least you gave him a pot belly in his armor.
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Cadaska Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
No I'm fairly sure he never owned a fox. I chose a fox to illustrate that he loved animals which all other people only viewed as hunting targets.


Oh he was a very fat person in real life, he mainly lived on meat and alcohol. Needless to say his health wasn't the best.
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Oh okay. He loved animals in general, huh?

Yeah. Meat and alcohol do not a good diet make. 
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Yeah he was very pro-animal rights, but he did eat meat. Though not as much as his dad.
Some say it's because he identified with the animals he knew as a child. They were also beaten, imprisoned and mistreated for no reason, just like he was.
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Well, he's a king, so he kind of had to. At least his diet was healthier. My guess is if he was around in the modern era, he'd be a vegetarian, if not straight vegan.
That makes a lot of sense, but that's probably not the only reason. 
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Cadaska Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I guess so. He did love to eat though. It was his favourite hobby :XD: Nowadays people would probably demand his resignation because he spent so much of their money on his own food.

Voltaire gave him some texts about animal rights issues. And it certainly helped that Newton, one of Frederick's absolute favourites, was a vegetarian.
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Aramati Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Fred, das gay XD

açosdfjasdojasd lovely
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Morrigansfury Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did not know about the veternary medicine part. (Funny thing is Posen being captured by Prussia was probably the best thing for my dad's family)
And the man who created America's army was a Prussian.
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Coycho Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FUN FACT
The best friend of Frederick the Great who got killed was actually the 8 years older Hans Hermann von Katte, which who Frederick told that he wanted to flee from his father. Von Katte wanted to stop him at first, but then supported him with his plans. When they got caught, Von Katte was at first sentenced to a life in prison but this got changed by Fredericks father who wanted Von Katte to be dead. Frederick was about 18 at that time and his fdather forced him to see the execution out of the window of his castle.
It is widely speculated that Hans Hermann von Katte and Frederick the Great had a homosexual relationship, which I personally agree with because Fredericks father wanted to punish him for his "effeminacy", Frederick visited his wife (which he was forced to marry) one time a year (where nothing happened) and a gay realtionship with Voltaire is implied, too.
This makes Fredericks father even more abusive to me and the act of beheading Von Katte in front of Fredericks eyes even more cruel.

(all sources from fredericks wikipedia article)
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thepagansun Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Wow....so even back then the line between admiration and romantic love was pretty blurry. 

As always you make these things so funny!
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
It looks blurry to the modern day reader at least.

Thanks!
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:iconthepagansun:
thepagansun Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
HAHA! True! 
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:iconjapan-is-mine:
Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
What was the rabbit's name?
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GambitMojo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Hasenpfeffer just kiddng
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:iconjapan-is-mine:
Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Wow........ -_- (jk, that was a good one)
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I really have no idea. It was hard enough to find anything about the rabbit story at all.
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xxRiddleFanxx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's really weird, since I have a pet rabbit. Not dead though Sweating a little... 
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:iconjapan-is-mine:
Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
It's cool!
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:iconjapan-is-mine:
Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
PLEASE MAKE MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!
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:iconjapan-is-mine:
Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
First his bunny, then his boyfriend? DID FREDERICK WILLIAM I MAKE A HOBBY OUT OF KILLING THINGS HIS SON LOVED???????
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Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Actually he did. He broke and sold anything his son loved (his musical instruments, his books.....). Actually he killed the bunny precisely because he had heard that Frederick was attached to it. The people around Frederick were ordered to report to his dad whenever Frederick cared for things that were improper (Latin, French, music, animals...).
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Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I really hate Frederick William I
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
That makes two of us.
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:iconjapan-is-mine:
Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
*high fives*
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Japan-is-MINE Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Sorry for saying boyfriend when you said best friend, but I had to give my OTP a shoutout
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sinverse7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
i understand frederick .. i had a very cute bunny and a fucking cat killed her ;_; now i hate cats and i want to kill them all ¬¬  rip speedy i love u :(
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HetaliaHeteroShipper Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
me too,but the cat scratch the I think ,it was at least 5 bunny (and they were just newborn ) they all died their parent died as well but I don't think it was cats ...I wished someone was watching them at the time :( (Sad) 
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Are you sure it was a cat and not a fox? Cats aren't strong enough to kill bunnies, unless it was a small one.
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sinverse7 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
i live in the middle of the city and i saw the cat so .... it was a damn cat -_-
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Senfkraut Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
In many cities, there are a lot of foxes :)
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RayRayPowah Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
How do you draw hair? I absolutely love your art!
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Thanks!

I have no idea. Hair is the only thing I really care about in my drawings, so I pay special attention to it.
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RayRayPowah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I have trouble creating the strands.
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I use a really fine marker.
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RayRayPowah Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
And then scan it?
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Yeah
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RayRayPowah Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
oh.
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etfreeze Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
These are so great!!!!! I laugh, I cry, and I learn! AWESOME!
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Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Thanks!
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etfreeze Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Most welcome!
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bluerobbin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
poor frederick his daddie was the worse D':
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foxesdemonica Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is that a fox licking Frederick's neck?
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:iconcadaska:
Cadaska Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Yeah!
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