WARNING: Spoilers and conjectures ahoy!
With the arrival of the recent chapter there’s been an interesting round of discussions concerning the revelations on Historia’s identity (well…further revelations). Still there’s one connection people seem to be missing. For the purposes of this meta it’s one I plan to point out and expound upon. It’s a layer of context between Historia and her relationship with Ymir that I feel is going to be the keystone of the many choices and actions both Ymir and Historia herself are going to be making in this upcoming arc.
People who overlook the fact that the two men Eren stabbed to death were murderous sex traffickers who slaughtered Mikasa’s family right before her eyes and intended to sell her, a nine-year-old child, into sexual slavery, and that Eren urging her to fight while the third…
Ay Caramba when people aren’t making Eren too moe they’re instead making him into a mindless rage-monster instead—balance people. Its called balance. You don’t have to have either-or. Nobody is that single sided. Not even characters.
Still how many nine year olds can do what Eren did? He basically pulled an Arya Stark with the first dude and lured him into a false sense of security before stabbing him. Then he totally went batshit on the other dude.
How many nine year olds are capable of that shit?!
Most children don’t go looking for danger, and when they do stumble upon it they usually run, or cry for help. Not only did Eren confront these guys alone, outnumbered and out manned—he also tricked them then went all stab-fest on them. I repeat—not something any normal nine year old can do.
But Eren isn’t normal and we’re supposed to be given that impression right off of the bat. There’s something different in his wiring. Hell, even after that whole event when he told his father “I just happened to take down monsters that looked like humans”.
That kind of reasoning, the justification is something we generally see in older individuals—not a nine year old child. So yes while Eren isn’t mindless rage-filled kill-crazy blob, we can see that there’s been an innate streak of violence in him even before the fall of Wall Maria and its far from what can be considered natural. Even though Eren’s actions ultimately saved Mikasa’s life and he did do away with some pretty shitty people the entire ordeal should still raise some eyebrows because…badass nine year old Eren.
TL;DR—I can believe that Eren is in his own way a monster, but even monsters have ways of feeling and he isn’t as mindless as some people think. If I had to choose between the two then I’d take the mindless monster characterization any day over the cutesy little uke…thing, some of the hawt yaoi shippers like to portray him as -__-“
Anonymous asked: its true im a lil bored with this goverment stuff too at first i was lil hype cus i thought we might get an explanation of the colossals within the wall and erens power with its connection with the reisss but none of that is happening and im like ughhhh, this chp was mildly interesting cus levihans torture scene and armins "just joking" (i love him) but i guess these past ones were just plot builders and itll start to pick up soon now that a plan is in place (hopefully)
yeah! i am like optimistic and positive i’m patient. i’ve read this series for 3 years now, i don’t mind there being a spot i’m bored with, i just hope this doesn’t keep up or else my interest will die i’m rly in this series for the nakama and isayama is better at horror than he is political intrigue and thriller lol. at this point any time levi does anything in the manga i cringe bc the fandom has the worst debates about him
Oh god this is so true on some parts its painful.
The debates with Levi really are terrible on both sides and I wish people would just calm down and look at some of the more ah…distasteful moments he’s featured in with a clearer head instead of making quick half-thought out judgments based off of knee jerk emotional reactions—not just with Levi’s character but with other people too. It’s just ugh…
Personally though, I like this reprieve from all of the fast paced, nail-biting action in the previous confrontation with Reiner and Bertolt. I’m still going through every chapter with that same level of trepidation like—"Is this going to be the chapter where my favorite character/s die? Oh god I hope not" but not as much before. I’ve played a lot of horror games and in most really good horror games there’s always some periods of respite—a time where the player can relax. Keeping someone on edge 24/7 with no break is likely to loose a lot of your audience because its sooo good but…so stressful.
Honestly the pacing is a little uneven but for me it’s the kind of uneven I need. Moments of tension balanced out with a quiet reprieve before BAM! Another plot twist you KNOW is coming and it’s going to throw EVERYONE for a loop and you’re waiting and waiting…
God its almost like Silent Hill 2 all over again. You’re creeping around the dark spooky house and you know at some point Pyramid Head is going to pop up right behind you and give you the worst jump scare in your life— but then he doesn’t and you’re getting more and more tense because YOU KNOW HE’S THERE!!! But you don’t want to turn around because he just might stick his finger in your eye O.O
(This crazy lady needs to lay off the energy drinks..)
acepitcher asked: OH GOD YEAH... I'M TOO AFRAID TO MAKE FUN OF THE MARCO THEORY ANYMORE BECAUSE I DID IT WITH "ITACHI IS SECRETLY GOOD" YEARS AGO AND "OBITO IS ALIVE AND EVIL" YEARS AGO AND LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED
I KNOW RIGHT?! What happened was the author decided to pull a frying pan of a plot twist out of his ass and decided to smack us with it right as everyone else was throwing eggs at our faces jeering “I TOLD YOU SO!!” So we ended up looking like omelettes for the longest time…
Then it happened a-FREAKING-gain with Obito and he was brandishing the pan and speaking in an awfully smug voice like— “Silly reader didn’t you learn your lesson the first time?”
i just want another trost. i want attack on titans to be about the scariness of and people trying to pep talk each other and help each other out when they freeze up or fall into despair and people being impulsive and stupid to fight big scary things… i’m so simple
at……………………………… at this point……………… i’d take evil marco coming back……………….
I would be laughing my ass off at this whole “Dead Marco is really alive and evil” theory that’s been sort of floating around in parts of the fandom—
—if I wasn’t still busy wiping the leftover egg of my face from those two times I was wrong about Itachi and Obito in Naruto.
people are like “attack on titans can’t be about scary titans forever” and i am like “why not i would read that literally forever”
I know right? I’d be like the Walking Dead with giants and no clothes— It’d be awesome!