asian rules

Mikasa meets the cruel world: Attack on Titan in a nutshell

More intelligent people than me have probably pointed this out long before me, but it still amazes me how much Mikasa’s upbringing truly is a metaphor for the entire series.

We start of with this carefree, peaceful family living in this isolated cabin in the woods, distanced from the outside. A comfortable existence, but their family is well aware that beyond their warm home lie problems: the Ackerman clan is still thought to be prosecuted, and Asians are sought by traffickers for their rare appearance and blood–they’re a different race, and this is useful to some.

And then one peace is interrupted: three men break in, destroying comfort and killing innocent people, and they’re there solemnly because of the physical aspects of the family, their rare appearance. Through this experience, Mikasa lost her hope and will to live, and also got to understand the cruel nature of the world she lived in. 

And then, a sudden event that changed the course of that day. The young Eren Jaeger barges in, takes out the oppressive intruders, and most importantly, restores hope to her. Just like the kidnappers, Eren came from outside of her world…but instead of bringing her more cruelty, Eren brought Mikasa a way to go against said cruelty–to fight back. The world is cruel and brutal and it crushes the weak–thus, the only way to survive is to fight back against the oppression–and that’s what Mikasa proceeds to do.

This precise event can be translated with total accuracy into the entirety of the story–it’s the exact same thing the walled world went through. The walldians lived in peace and comfort (more or less), isolated from the rest of the world, because the outside meant danger for them. We’ve always known this danger to be the titans–the basement taught us the reality though. The entire outside world has a pre-determined relationship with the walldians–not because of who, but because of what they are. Some see them as danger and want them extinct for safety measures, some see them as useful tools for their own purposes. 

Does this sound familiar? Ackermans are prosecuted because they’re a danger to the kings rule, and Asians are sought after because their origin makes them different. Mikasa’s family is a metaphor for all walldians, for all those wanted dead by the world or used as weapons in Marley’s titan army. Their situation is identical too: they live excluded from the outside world, in a pseudo-peace, which is one day interrupted by the arrival of three outsiders (kidnappers, RBA). Through their actions, those outsiders remind the inhabitants of the cruel, oppressive world they find themselves in (a grim reminder). And then, another outsider appears, restoring hope and teaching the oppressed how to free themselves: to fight. This is Eren when he barges into the cabin, and Grisha, originally from beyond the walls. when he entrusts the founding and attack titans to Eren, who would later become humanities hope and, in some way, inspires them to fight back. Both of these stories are perfect parallels.

It’s also definitely not a coincidence that the Eren-saves-Mikasa flashback was included in Isayama’s first draft of chapter 1, in flashback format. All the dialogue about Mikasa being part of a nearly extinct, different race, and Eren telling her to fight back, were there from day one. In the present time she even says that she believes Eren has the strength to overcome the world’s issues and bring hope to mankind–an even stronger parallel between her situation and all of walldia. 

Heck, it certainly isn’t a coincidence either that, during ch 14, primordial desire, aka humanities first ever victory against oppression and the first climax of the story, Eren flashes back to that very moment

On one hand it sets up other humans, aka Marley as antagonists, who’re oppressing Paradis due to the blood flowing through its inhabitants. At the same time, it redraws all the parallels mentioned beforehand by straight up comparing humanities struggle to that struggle in the woods. 

These two panels really affirm everything I mentioned above–Mikasa’s “origin story” is it’s own microcosm that foretells the entire core struggle of the series: Eldians seeking freedom from oppression. And the fact that such an early scene remains a total metaphor to the story even 90 chapters and a ton of plot twists and revelations later, just goes to show how much of a thought out story attack on titan has been for the longest time. 

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns.

Starring:

Regina King as Samantha Chisolm, an African-American warrant officer from Lincoln, Kansas, and leader of the Seven.

Charlize Theron as Johanna Faraday, a flirty gambler with a fondness for explosives.

Winona Ryder as Ellen “Goodnight” Robicheaux,  a Confederate veteran and sharpshooter who is haunted by her past.

Greta Scacchi as Jane Horne, a religious tracker and mountain woman.

Lucy Liu as Mary Rocks, an East Asian immigrant and assassin who likes to utilize in knives.

Bárbara Mori as Gabriela Vasquez, a Mexican outlaw who has been on the run for several months.

Julia Jones as Red Harvest, an exiled Comanche warrior and the youngest of the Seven.


EDIT: I’d like to thank @activationprotocol for pointing out my error in casting Lucy Liu as fem!Billy since Byung-hun Lee is Korean, not Chinese. I’m so sorry for my mistake. Mary Rocks’ actress is now Kim Nam-joo. Here is her picture:

anonymous asked:

Hi, I just need you to know that reverse racism does not exist. One cannot be racist against whites. Educate yourself.

Racism against whites article.

Study on anti-white attitudes.

White kid driven to suicide by Asian gang.

Murdered for supporting Obama while being white.

Raped and stoned to death for being white.

Raped and murdered for being white.

Teenager killed for being white.

Mobs of black criminals attack white neighborhoods nationwide.

4 month crime wave justifies by venting against whites.

Anglophobia.

Genocide of whites.

Another white genocide.

Rape Jihads

The knoxville horror.

No go zones for non Muslims.

Pearcy Massacre.

Whichita Massacre.

White girl turned into Kabobs.

Being too white.

The zebra killings.

List of black on white crimes.

Racial fueled crime statistics.

Misclassifying murderers as white.

“Whiteness is a vicious and sinister institution and needs to be eradicated. I will never apologize for wanting to dismantle white supremacy.”

“We gonna have to kill some crackers. We gonna have to kill some cracker babies.“

genocide of whites in South Africa

Policeman trying to do his job abused by racist Pakistanis
Dirty white slag, this is a Muslim area”
Alex Holroyd murdered for being racist
“They kept shouting Lee Rigby – like they wanted to re-create what happened.”
Police appealing for witnesses to racist attack without telling us the races
“I’m going to break every white bone in your white face”
Once again the media reports on a race attack without actually telling us what the races were!
Dewsbury man beaten by Muslims shouting “Fucking White Bastard”
Update on Turkish killer Ali Koc: Judge concludes the attacks were racially motivated
Muslims threaten and racially abuse police investigating them for terrorism
Driving instructor driven off the road and called “white scum”
“They called me a ‘fat, white bastard’ and the other day I was showered with a pile of bricks”
“Fuck you, you haggis-munching ginger bastards. I’m going to bomb you white fuckers!”
Racist #PakAttack in Hitchin
Preston cadets racially abused by Muslims
Racist #HateCrime #PakAttack in #Burton
“Westernised women open their legs too easily” says Iranian immigrant doctor who groped patients
Racist hate crime Pak Attack in Bolton
Black immigrant voluntarily moves to Britain, then racially abuses the indigenous community
“The men exclusively wanted white girls to abuse”
“He wanted to hurt us because we were white”
The Unsolved Racist Murder of Keith Blakelock
White Catholic girl killed by Muslim for dating a Muslim
Racist Muslim gang attack in Bolton, called the victims “white trash”
“He said he couldn’t be seen with me in public because I was white and he was Asian”
Racist Pak Attack in Leicester
Nigerian Paedophile Opemipo Jaji was “obsessed with little white girls”
‘You white bitch, I’m going to burn your house down’
Turk racially assaults white bus driver, calling him “white pig” and spitting on him
#Muslim #racial #bullying caught on camera
Shoplifter racially abuses ASDA security guard – newspaper doesn’t say what race
White schoolboy “bullied to death” by racist Pakistani classmates
“White bitch, pale-faced slut, I’ll punch your head in!’
Pakistani Pack Attack in Dewsbury, called victim a “Fucking White Bastard”
Birmingham Mail manages to report on a racist attack without telling us what the races were
Muslim Patrol racially assaulted white man a week before the videos
Shofik Ali, the Racist Rapist of Rochdale
Pakistani Pack Attack in Blackburn: “They started hurling racist abuse”
Racist black attacks white train passenger
Pakistani Pack Attack in Great Lever
Racist attack on Leeds train – but the media don’t tell us the races!
“Told to climb through a back window because the men did not want to be seen with white girls”
Luton Policeman called a “White Bastard”
White kids include Muslims in the local neighbourhood snowball fights – and get bashed with iron bars!
Graveyard vandalised in Luton: “White People Die In Hell”
Racist Muslim Pack Attack in Occupied Bradford
Black customer assaults three ASDA staff, hurling racial abuse
“I Hate White People! White Cunts!” – Black woman has racist meltdown on London tram
Black woman gets off scot free for threatening a “white bitch”
Racist Asians deliberately run over white teenager in Burnley
“White people move out!” – Muslim gang daubing anti-white graffiti across Ravensthorpe
Scottish dog walker shot by Asian in racially motivated attack
Racist Asians beat white man for holding hands with his Asian wife
“It’s not just them who are racist. We are racist too”– Muslim paedophile admits anti-white bias
Racist Muslim Pack Attack in Heckmondwike – but newspaper doesn’t mention the race of the victim!
Police ‘covered up’ violent campaign to turn London area ‘Islamic’
Muslim gang abduct white boy in Oldham and hold him captive saying “White boy, run”
Muslims deliberately dropping bricks onto white people’s cars in Oldham
Explicitly Racist Muslim Pack Attack in Balfour Street, Oldham
“Asians rule supreme! Get out of our area, white scum!”
Muslims deliberately run over white cyclist Kane Duffy in Oldham
Muslim racially abuses and threatens white hospital staff in Oldham
Racist attack on Oldham security guards – but Oldham Chronicle neglects to tell us what the races were!
Muslims beat William McKeaney to death calling him a “white cunt” – not charged with racism
“Get the whiteys” – Brinkworth family flee London due to anti-white violence
“She was singled out because she was white”
“There is a problem of British Pakistani men thinking white girls are worthless and can be abused”
“White scum” – White father and baby son beaten by racist Muslims in Peterborough
“You white bastards!” – Martin Porter and Mark Machin beaten unconcious by racist Muslim gang in Sneyd Green
Muslims attacking Poles … in Yorkshire
“Reformed terrorist” attacks British police officers spouting racial abuse
“Dirty white dogs” – “Fucking white bastard”. A preist’s wife writes about the reality of life in Muslim-occupied Birmingham
Sheldon Hague beaten within an inch of his life by Muslim gang in Rochdale – who were looking for a white person
White British woman spat on and assaulted by racist Muslim gang in Keighley town centre
Another racist Muslim rapist targeting white girls and calling them “white trash”
Windsor erupts in a race war after Muslims fresh out of prayers attack white boys with pitchforks, baseball bats and iron bars
Pools of blood on Sidwell Street: White man bottled by racist blacks in Exeter
Jake Peters beaten by black gang shouting racial slurs
“I’m from Afghanistan, I’m a Muslim! I’m going to stab every white person!”
Muslim gang shatter John Payne’s skull with a hammer in Stepney – because he was white
Muslim gang racially abuse and assault white man on his way to church
Reece Johnson slashed in the face by racist Muslim gang seeking revenge on a white man
White man requires 62 stitches after being slashed in the face by Muslims in unprovoked racist attack in Barkingside
Gang of violent Muslims racially attack English people in Blackpool
Another racist Muslim gang attack in Rochdale
Louise Holt punched in the face in Oldham – part of a pattern
Patrick O’Brien & friends assaulted by Muslim gang in Oldham – BNP force the Oldham Chronicle to admit it was racist
Muslim gang beats James Howard in Oldham
“Asian Virus” (their actual gang name) beat Deividas Strizegauskas to death
“That will teach the white man for interfering in Paki business”
“I’ll send that kuffar bitch straight to hell!”
Muslim gang racially abuse and assault British army cadet Gareth Rogers
Billy Ward – another white English boy stabbed to death by African immigrants
“You’re the next Kriss Donald! We’re going to murder you!”
“Manningham belongs to Muslims. We don’t want whites. We rule Bradford. We are going to get you out.”
White British war veteren gets viciously beaten by Muslim gang shouting “Get Out Of Our Area!”
Another white priest attacked by a Muslim gang … in London
Muslim gang called “Asian Invasion” attack 15 year-old white boy Henry Webster with a hammer
Black rapist in London: “I WANTED TO FIND A WHITE WOMAN TO RAPE”
Muslim gang severely beats Daniel Stringer-Prince in the head just because he’s white
“I stabbed up some white boy”
Muslim gang beat two white boys in Burnley, spouting anti-white slurs
Somali Muslim gang viciously assault Rhea Page shouting “Kill the white bitch!”
White man bottled and teenager punched in second unprovoked Muslim gang race hate attack in just days
“White Bastard”: Father-of-two beaten up and left for dead by Muslim gang for being white
Muslims racially abuse White family putting flowers on a grave
Gang of 15 Asians attack Joseph Haigh with screwdrivers and bricks, calling him “white trash”
Fresh attacks in no-go Savile Town
Muslim gang kidnaps, stabs, tortures and immolates Kriss Donald
Muslim gang stabs Ross Parker to death because he’s white
“Death to Whites” “Paki Powa” “No-Go Area For Whites”
Youth exiled to Pakistan by dad after Blackburn attack

‘Hate crimes don’t happen to white people’
Latino Pack Attack kicks off simmering racial tensions
White man beaten by blacks and Latinos for eating with his black friend
Latinos beat, threaten to rape and kill white schoolgirl after finding out she opposes illegal immigration
“We don’t want any gringo here”
“I’m going to kill you white boys, I’m going to kill you white motherfuckers”
“We’re going to teach white boys a lesson. White boys are going to die”
Latinos shoot white man because he was wearing a “Border Patrol” cap
Racist Latino beats white woman saying “I hate white people!”
Just another Hate Rape
Racist Latinos beat white man to death in New York shouting racial slurs
Racist Latino attacks Russian boy at school
Anti-immigration American physically beaten by pro-immigration Mexican
Racially motivated gang-rape in Mexico

You were saying, sugarpie honeybunch? :)

( @salty-scythe-meister or anyone else who still swims in logic, feel free to add to this)

So I just adapted a small part of Boney M’s Rasputin to Mark Antony. Please, ask me what I am doing with my life:

THERE LIVED A CERTAIN MAN IN ROME LONG AGO
HE WAS BIG AND STRONG AND HIS EYES OF HAZEL COLOUR
MOST SENATORS LOOKED AT HIM WITH JEALOUSY OR FEAR
BUT TO ROMAN CHICKS HE WAS SUCH A LOVELY DEAR
HE COULD FIGHT THE GAULS LIKE A CAESAR
FULL OF ECTASY AND FIRE
BUT HE HAD ALSO THAT ATTRACTIVE FEATURE
OTHER MEN MOST DESIRE

MA MARK ANTONY
LOVER OF THE EGYPTIAN QUEEN
THAT WAS A ROMAN THAT REALLY WAS GONE
MA MARK ANTONY

ROME’S GREATEST LOVE MACHINE
IT WAS A SHAME HOW HE CARRIED ON.

HE RULED THE ASIAN LAND, NEVER MIND OCTAVIAN
BUT THE PARTHIAN WAR WAS NOT SO WUNDERBAR
IN ALL AFFAIRS OF STATE HE WAS LIKE ‘YIKES’
BUT HE WAS A REAL GREAT WHEN HE HAD A GIRL TO SQUEEZE
FOR THE QUEEN THOUGHT HE WASN’T REALLY A GENIUS
THOUGH SHE’D HEARD THE THINGS HE’D DONE
SHE BELIEVED HE WAS THE KIND OF GENERAL WHO’D GIVE HER A THRONE