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REST IN PEACE, THAT MEME ABOUT REMAKING THE ATTACK ON TITAN OPENING BUT WITH DIFFERENT SHOWS
THE GAME IS OVER
IT HAS BEEN WON
Anonymous asked: Do you not think maybe the flashback in attack on titan episode 6, the one you posted about, was in the anime because it was also in the manga? I personally haven't read the manga but that could be the reason he decided to include it
It doesn’t make it any less dumb and unnecessary.
Anonymous asked: Actually that ask was probably REALLY SPOILERY so you should probably ignore it, sorry.
You painted with broad enough strokes. I have no idea what you mean about what’s coming.
Anonymous asked: [VAGUELY SPOILERY] The problem is that Eren is a really wrong place to look for an "ordinary people pushed to the extreme by extraordinary circumstances" arc. Which isn't to say that sort of arc doesn't exist (Jean, Armin, and Sasha come to mind) but it'll quickly become clear that Eren isn't someone you can afford to treat as an ordinary person. Eren killing two guys in cold blood is supposed to be at least a little horrifying at any rate.
I guess the problem then is there’s not enough of Eren being normal because once the first episode is done there’s the trauma of watching his mother being eaten by a Titan kicking his drive into high gear to justify some of his more irrational actions.
Anonymous asked: Have you read the manga portion of this? they were there because Mikasa's mother is the last oriental. It was human trafficking gone wrong and they took Mikasa because half oriental is better than none so they still get paid. The slavers/murderers themselves showed no personal interest in the girl, and the threat of rape was distant, not imminent. It's a complete misunderstanding of what the scene is about. Also, Eren killing the guys is not cold-blooded. They deserved it.
-I have not, but even if that were the case, it should be able to stand on its own without the additional context the manga might provide.
-Even if the sexual nature of the aggression is debatable, I feel like even bringing up the possibility of sex was completely unnecessary and brought in a nasty undercurrent that I want no part of.
-Plus, it’s still somewhat fucking hokey, unless the human trafficking thing comes back up later, which I wouldn’t know about.
-Maybe “cold-blooded” is the wrong word. Deserved or not, it still felt really unnecessary, and the point of the scene about Eren always being willing to throw himself in dangerous situations for the sake of others could be, and in fact has been, made without the pathos of actually killing someone. Basically, it makes Eren even more special and badass, when part of the appeal of the show is that no one is that special and badass until they are pushed to that by the extraordinary threat of the Titans.
Where is the trigger warning?
This is a fair question and I will add it posthaste, thanks for signaling it.
Anonymous asked: I'm so fucking sorry that rape is a legitimate problem in many areas of the world and your manga world can't be all sun shine and rainbows.
it is, and that’s why it is mondo fucked up when it’s used a cheap way to jazz up a female character’s backstory instead of using an actual good and original and smart character arc like “my best friend since childhood has started an impossible crusade against an opponent that cannot be defeated and is likely going to die in the process and I am wrestling with my feelings on the matter”
Anonymous asked: If you hadn't noticed Mikasa is the strongest character in the show. How does her being under the threat of sexual assault ruin her character?
It’s a super lame way to build up her character and the light it shines on her character arc makes it look worse.