As a member of the Eremika fandom I have witnessed the fear and insecurities of many fans regarding Eremika’s future as a couple. Chapter 50 not anymore stands as a powerful source of faith and the fandom is complaining about the lack of Eremika and how this affects their relationship in the manga.
However, there’s one scene nobody pays enough attention (maybe they do, but I feel otherwise) and freaks me out because I see everything so clearly.
I’ll try to be as quick as possible.
As we all know, Mikasa’s strongest aspiration is to have a home alongside Eren and Armin. While Eren and Armin dream about the ocean and the endless adventures that they’ll accomplish in the outside world, Mikasa doesn’t seem very ambitious about it. She just wants to go back to the start, finish all of her work as a soldier to finally be able to settle down in a nice place alongside the people she loves and live the kind of life she once had. Let’s remember that she only joined the Survey Corps because of Eren. I’m sure that after the big amount of experiences she had as a soldier, Mikasa feels now more implicated with the Survey’s cause and wants freedom for humanity, but it is quite obvious that her job as a soldier and the things that come with it are something secondary in her personal desires. So she asks, she dares to ask for something she wants, a home, the type of home she lost countless times.
However, Eren feels more reluctant and bitter about it and it’s kinda obvious that he thinks this way. At this point of the story hope is just a distant thought, and after all the people he lost and all that he suffered, it is kind of hard to imagine that everything can be as it used to. And Mikasa looks down, she looks a bit disappointed. But then, this scene pops out.
He sees his home, he thinks about his family, about the past. He’s surrounded by a feeling of hopelessness. He thinks that because everything was left behind, he will never be able to build up a home again. Grisha, Carla, BRA trio, the fallen soldiers… they’re all gone. They’re never coming back, nothing will be the same again. Never.
But then he looks at Mikasa.
There are no words to explain what this scene means to me, the magnitude of this scene and the HUGE meaning it carries with it. He believes hope is gone just because the people he loved aren’t there anymore.
To think about home and then turn around to look at Mikasa and see his hand tightening the grip on his sword, and saying “but that’s fine, I’ll get it back” it means that even if everything is lost, he still has Mikasa. She represents the home that once was lost, but in her resides the hope to build up a new one.
“I’ll get it back.” — He knows Mikasa’s dream, she confessed to him. He knows she just followed him because she wanted to protect him. He knows she wants a peaceful life. And she asked for it, but Eren said that “it won’t all come back,” but then he looks at her, he sees her right behind him, and it’s like his hope is renewed. He’s denying his first statement of “we’ll not be able to come back” with a firm and confident “I’ll get it back”, and I think it is truly beautiful how he comes to this conclusion after looking at her, because I deeply interprete this “I’ll get it back” as a promise he’s internally making to Mikasa, “I’ll get it back because you’re still here, not everything is lost, and as long as you want a home, I’ll get it for you.”
It is impressive the amount of influence Mikasa has on Eren in a very positive way. In chapter 50 he was about to give up but she gave him strength and that was the first time he was able to use the coordinate. She’s the source of his hope, the hope of a better future. And even tho I really appreciate chapter 50 as a very crucial moment in their relationship and development, I consider this scene way more important and relevant simply because this is all about Eren. Chapter 50 was about Mikasa and her feelings of which we are all aware of. But this scene in chapter 72 shows Eren’s development and how he feels about Mikasa.
“This was not the life you wanted. What do you want? When this is all over, when we take it all back. What do you want? Whatever it is, I’ll give it to you. I’ll make it happen.”
He’s taking the lead, he’ll be the one protecting her this time. This scene gives me so much hope for this ship, because I’m finally seeing a very mature change in Eren’s character and that’s amazing. This scene, for me, represents the future of their relationship. The true meaning of Mikasa in his life and what he’s willing to do to make her happy.
beyoncé is, truly, everything. … she is my role model, my guide on this earthly realm, my unending gay crush, my comrade, my aspirations, my momther, my rock, she permeates my life in almost all facets, she is always there and i mean this very seriously
❝It’s hard… to be the only person who can tell you what’s right or wrong for you. […] You got to be willing to take those risks, because nobody knows like you do. That confidence, that belief in your own vision, in your own voice, is… it’s everything.“
“Back then I swore I was gunna marry him someday but I realized some bigger dreams of mine”
OK SO HOLD UP. I USED TO LISTEN TO THIS SONG WHEN FEARLESS CAME OUT. WHEN I WAS 13, 14, 15, OK? And I’d be like. WHY THE HELL DID SHE THINK SHE WAS GUNNA MARRY HIM?? SHE WAS SO YOUNG? LIKE TAY UR TALENTED AND FAMOUS WHY DID U THINK THAT.
AND THEN, I WAS LISTENING TO FIFTEEN AGAIN WHEN I WAS 18. AND THEN I HEARD THOSE LYRICS AND I WAS LIKE… YOOOOO. I GET IT. IM SO STUPID. I LOVED HIM SO MUCH THAT HE BECAME MY ENTIRE LIFE, AND WHEN THINFS ENDED IT FELT LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE HAD ENDED TOO. I had given up on MY dreams to plan my life around HIM. And when he left, I felt like I was left with NOTHING. No hopes, dreams, or aspirations.
So basically, what I’m trying to say, AND WHAT TAY WAS TRYING TO TELL 15 YEAR OLD ME, is to focus on YOUR dreams!!!! Make them happen!!! Do what you have to do!!!! If they involve your significant other, then HELL YA!!! If they don’t, then HELL YA!!!! But don’t let ANYONE stand in the way of your dreams. Don’t let ANYONE bring you down. BECAUSE YOU ARE CAPABLE OF ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
an older woman (maybe 65 ???) just walked past my house exercising and she’s wearing bright pink short shorts and a colourful crop top and she’s not the skinniest and because of her age her skin is a bit droopy and i honestly am in awe of her i’ve seen her walk past before and never really thought about it but like go u lady you are everything i aspire to be in life dont let ur age or your body determine what u wear fuck yes
Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, most famous for authoring I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, passed away at age 86 on May 28th, 2014. Her literary agent Helen Brann confirmed the news to press, and thus began a worldwide outpouring of grief. The top trending tag on Twitter was “RIP Maya Angelou” and, at the time of this writing, it is one of four Maya Angelou-related trending hashtags. She is hailed as a national best selling author, a genius, a spiritual God-, Grand-, and mother. She is lauded as everything Black women should aspire to emulate in life. So why is it very few of us know she was a sex worker? Why is it, even in her death, as in her life, it’s such a guarded secret? Why was this secret kept by seemingly everyone except Dr. Angelou herself?
Not sweet on the inside, and certainly not little.
I love how Steven Moffat has trained me to be a different kind of TV viewer. A smarter one, I’d like to think.
Everything about Clara has changed the way I consume fiction. I’m in awe of what brilliant things Moffat did with this character, the way he completely subverted my expectations. When she first started more clearly aspiring to be like the Doctor, I thought it was supposed to be a dark storyline that, indeed, did end with her death. A cautionary tale about trying to be like someone who lived dangerously, about not appreciating life on earth. I thought it was supposed to be a bad thing, to be frank, especially after the Eleven/Pond era that showed traveling with the Doctor isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But that was never, ever the story Moffat was trying to tell. That would be taking the easy, obvious route.
“Sweet little Clara, works at the Rose And Crown, ideas above her station. Well, for your information, I’m not sweet on the inside, and I’m certainly not little.”
Clara was allowed to be just as complicated as the Doctor. Caring, funny, and resourceful, but also bold, angry, and a bit insensitive at times. She reminded the Doctor to be a doctor, not a warrior. She gave him light and a human perspective, just like the rest of his wonderful companions have. But she too had a darkness, just like him. She was allowed to be just as unlikable as the Doctor can be. She was real. This was never a story about how the Doctor makes you dangerous, makes you a weapon, makes you a soldier. This was a story about becoming yourself. Clara always wanted to travel, and never had the chance until the Doctor showed her it’s okay to make a little time for yourself. That you have the right to live your life the way you want to, not the way you’re expected to. That being a bossy control freak doesn’t need to be masked by a bubbly personality, because bossy control freaks get shit done.
I realize I’m not expressing the depth of this storyline as accurately as I’d like. But god, I just really love Clara Oswald. And I love Moffat for giving her to us. Women are, disgustingly, rarely written to be as dynamic as men. To be imperfect heroines. But Clara was all that and more.
What she means: The end of the galaxy was absolutely everything i hoped and more. The story, the pacing, the music, the animation, and the way they rap everything up so nicely but still leave room for a possible third season. I feel more revitalised than i have in months. This episode is my life blood, what i aspire too, and an approximation of all my hopes and dreams.
My favorite books of 2014 (in no particular order):
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett: Ann Patchett is a goddamn national treasure. This collection of essays is a must-read for lovers of the written word and aspiring writers. Her writing aside, I am obsessed with her Nashville based indie bookstore, Parnassus, and hope to visit it in 2015.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: Rowell is the kind of writer I love so much that I will read everything she ever has printed. Attachments was such a lovely read, tying together the themes of growing into yourself as a person, taking risks and carving out your own life in a way that brings meaning to yourself. This book was the perfect balance of being compulsively readable and heartfelt without too much mushiness.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: Did this deserve a Pulitzer? I will leave that to the real critics, all I know is that I enjoyed every moment of this 800 page behemoth. It made me look around NYC with a little more care for detail long after I had finished reading it.
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy: I don’t know what took me so long to get to this book. I love everything Paris and this story of the messy life of a young expatriate really stole my heart.
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez: This novel that intertwines the stories of several immigrants living in an apartment complex in the Northwest is a case study in raising the stakes and creating tension. My stomach was in a knot for the last 50 pages because I was so invested in what was going to happen to the main character and her family.
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink: Do you have a plan for how you want your end of life care to be executed? Me neither, but after reading this book about a hospital in New Orleans that made some controversial decisions during Hurricane Katrina, figuring out those mandates is on my to do list.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: My mom, dad, and brother have all now read this book and raved about it as much as I did. Another book of intertwined characters, this one takes place after a lethal flu epidemic hits the reset button on society as we know it.
2015 reading and writing resolutions: Of the 53 books I read in 2014, only 10 were by men. I’m going to try and make that ratio a little more even in 2015. This is also the year I am going to start querying for an agent for my YA manuscript as it is in the final stages of edits, wish me luck :)
There’s so much that I don’t know about this world, but one thing I know and never will forget is that Taylor Swift has made me the happiest person on this planet. She is genuinely the most amazing person to walk this earth right now. Let people say what they want. All those versions of her that they think are so real and terrible are proven wrong by every little thing she does. She is the person I aspire to be like. She puts her 100% into everything she does and it really shows. I hope she never feels like she’s disappointing her fans. That will never be true. Never. I never thought that one person could change my life so much, but she did. For that reason, I promise that I will be here in this fandom for the rest of my life. No one will ever live up to her in my mind and I’m forever grateful for her. GOD I LOVE YOU TAYLOR. IM EMOTIONAL
reminder that @dajo42 is a goddess and i am constantly in awe of her strength and kindness and sense of humour and genuinely bright outlook on life even when things are going terribly for her, she is everything I aspire to be like and I’m so blessed to call her my best friend
Happy birthday to this beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful, muskox!
I first came across Amy Poehler’s work almost two years ago, and the influence she, her work, and @smartgirlsattheparty have had on my life since is incredible. There are so many ways in which Amy has inspired me, taught me, and encouraged me; so many in fact, that I’m struggling to put them into words. So for now I’ll just say this: You are everything I aspire to be and more. Thank you for everything you do.
Yesss! MrTrashpack for news (formerly LeFloid but he talks about everything that Philip DeFranco talks about, just a week later so it’s meh (love Flo tho)), darkviktory/thedvlogic and kostaskind (their relationship makes me happy), blinowski (he’s so funny and underrated), emrah (just for the intro haha), Andre Teilzeit (he makes videos about looking like a punk and depression and he’s super eloquent I love him!!), dieserpan (just his Wer Ist videos though), lunadarko (my love, my role model, my true aspiration in life also her tumblr @kittheykitthey is rad), Sarah Sorceress (she talks a lot about sustainability and veganism) and lastly TenseMakesSense and kurzgesagt bc I love informative videos ❤️
sarah dessen is the Queen™ of ya contemporary literature like. she’s basically everything i aspire to be in life,,,,,, meanwhile nicholas sparks just writes the same white heterosexual boring love story that makes middle aged ladies orgasm