Anyways I love how when the fun fact about Levi being attracted to people taller than him first came out it was immediatly used by everyone as a way to justify their ships as canon even though that fact included at least 95% of the Scout Regiment
Jean trails his fingers along the manta on Eren’s back. He likes the contrast of the black lines against his bronze skin.
Eren mumbles something Jean doesn’t understand. He kisses his shoulder. “Sorry, didn’t get that.” Eren turns his head around, facing Jean. His ocean eyes are blurry with sleep and there are pillow marks on his face. Jean’s belly feels all warm and fluttery at the sight of his half-asleep boyfriend.
“Feels nice,” Eren mumbles. He catches Jean’s grin. “What?” He asks.
“You look like a dork,” Jean teases. Eren scowls but Jean doesn’t miss the amused glint in his eyes.
“You are the dork,” Eren shoots back. He rolls on his side, grabs Jean’s leg to fit his thigh on his hip. Jean makes a pleased sound as Eren squims his fingers along the underside. “I’m not the one studying aeronautic.”
Jean scoffs. “Am I not to your standards mighty karate teacher?”
Eren pinches his thighs and Jean yelps. “MMA,” he corrects. “Also, I’ve never actually learned karate. It’s kung fu.” He burrows his face in Jean’s neck. “I should have never showed you this movie,” he complains. His breath falls over Jean’s skin, warm and regular.
Jean kisses Eren’s cheek, the barely visible freckles over his cheekbone, his temple.“I liked it though,” he says and flattens his hand between Eren’s shoulder blades. He makes his way along his spine, feeling every bump under his palm. Eren goes boneless against him as his hand settles on his lower back.
He checks the time. “Gotta get ready.” Eren groans and nuzzles his nose against his collarbone.
“Stay,” he whines.
Jean disentangles himself from his boyfriend. Eren makes a little sad noise and Jean drops a kiss on the corner of his nose. “Get up, lazy ass.”
“Fuck you,” Eren mutters.
Jean can feel his gaze on him as he stretches. He turns around. Eren’s eyes rest lazily on him. “Like what you see?” Jean teases.
Eren grins, languid. “Sure am, Mister Legs-for-Days.”
 Agree with that reblog and your addition so much! I am holding onto the handful of still decent meta writers like you left on this fandom and avoiding the biased posts & translations. I just had to unfollow another blog for their hateful comments, including some about other meta writers like you. I mean how dare you talk about the sacred ackerbond! (lol). And I must say that I believe the root of all this problem is simply that some people have been living on a "bubble", mostly because >>
they have always been a very problematic side of the fandom and they
mostly only interact with others with the same faves/ship. So on this
bubble they basically all echo each other, and all the opinions are
mostly the same. They end up convinced that their biased interpretations
are real, they reinforce it by having others agreeing with them inside
their bubble and building on that, and they end up in a point very very
far from reality. They focused so much into glorifying Erwin and
 venerating him for so long that they forgot that he was just a
secondary character on a story much bigger than him. They overnalized
each panel, each interaction, and interpreted them with a high amount of
bias, just to match their romantic fanfictions, and they went way far
from what the actual manga was telling. This, although annoying, was not
that much of a problem until the recent chapters came out. Then the
reality hit, and their world crumbled. All of those interpretations are
 proven wrong, but they cannot wrap their heads around it. They can’t
believe this is happening! How dare Isayama do this to them! A bit
later, the questionable translations came out, and then their attitude
changed to thinking there’s this obscure plot twist where EMA are the
real villains, Erwin was a saint, and in the end everyone will die
tragically, because no one deserves to live after their favorite
character dies, of course. So they take a simple interview and twist it
to the max >>
 picking random words like “sin” and coming up with hidden meanings
to them, putting all their hate and bitterness into vilifying Eren &
Mikasa (mostly Eren, since many of them were already Eren haters in the
first place, because of silly ship wars with the rival ship. They have
been already trying to make Eren look inadequate for years). They put
all their efforts into trying to find a reason to turn the story into
something that matches the delusions they had before. Like this they
become a bunch of bullies who harrass people who dare to contradict all
these biased theories they are making up or have a different opinion,
alienating the rest of the fandom in the process. I always thought that I
wouldn’t mind how Isayama ended his story as long as it was well done,
but now the only thing I want is EMA winning and being the saviors and
heroes of humanity, so all those people who are killing the fandom with
their childish behaviors have to just shut the fuck up. [END].
truth is I’m biased, too. I think everyone is. I’m also looking very
deeply into things and I think that’s absolutely fine. It’s all about
what you see in the story, after all.
I agree with you about
the “bubble” idea. It’s good to have a more diverse pool of opinions to
go through. It gives you a much more diverse picture of different
perspectives, even when you don’t agree with them. In general it allows
for a more diverse worldview to read and watch a lot of different media,
too. Not just “good” or “non-problematic” stuff. You’ll stay ignorant
if you always stay in your bubble of safety. It’s also different from
limiting your exposure to too much negativity (there’s just so much you
can take at points) or even too much positivity (sometimes that’s just
Obviously there are other problems, like mental
illnesses that limit that for some people, but especially if you love
taking look at media critically it’s useful to consume a lot of it.
said it a few times now, but there really is sometimes a very big
difference in the Attack On Titan Tumblr reads and the actual Attack On
But in the end, it’s when it turns from criticism to harassemnt where the problem lies.
What the “Ackerbond” amounts to me is “I admire that person and I want them to be well”. Eren and Armin have an Ackerbond, too!
also disagree with the glorification of Erwin. I remember the middle
school spinoff chapter which made fun of that - Erwin was the greatest
ever to everyone except Eren, but in the end it turns out he’s not much
different from Eren and all the other characters were disappointed. It
made fun of how the Japanese fandom put him on a pedestal, making him a
saint and the western fandom doesn’t seem much different.
I like about Erwin is his human side, his imperfections. I don’t think
his ideal of “If you can’t sacrifice anything, you can’t change
anything.” is entirely one to be admired and I’m happy the anime finale
went into that, there’s a number of ways it could go very awful
directions when unchecked (especially if you look at the more unsettling
direction Armin’s character can possibly take). Erwin himself sees
doing what he does in a negative light and it’s true. Nothing about it
is actually presented as glorious.
The thing is.. in the end
Erwin is actually pretty important, I just don’t think he carries the themes of the story or is the driving force behind it. The SL saw a improvement
under his leadership, but he just ended up choosing to be someone to be a
stepping stone. In the end he chose to leave it up to those coming next to him and
wanted to give his life with his men, rather than live and fulfill his
personal dream. Armin wasn’t like that. He did sacrifice himself
bravely, but not of the will to die there and Levi pegged Armin as
sturdier in the end. Doesn’t help that Levi bringing him back wouldn be just as a safety net for other
people. I think he would forever regret that, so he chose what seemed
right, rather than what seemed best.
It’s so hard to not let
the worst fans colour your opinion of the character and these past
few months has been the first time I’ve felt like this - that’s
towards Levi/Erwin, their individual characters, even Kenny/Uri and all
the fans surrounding these pairings.
I’m so sick of Levi in
particular. I’ve always thought he was one of the simplest characters in
the series and it’s a struggle to not let awful fans colour your
opinion, especially now that they’ve gone over to harassment. It’s a
struggle, but in the end the story is separate from fans.