So my boy Mikleo came in 1st place at Tales of Festival popularity poll and cinnamon baby Sorey came 6th!!! So of course the least i could do was a small tribute~<33 Congratulations my precious children!!
So, first, I’ve got to say that I’m really, really, really busy.
I’ve got a graduation thesis to finish until next week, so I really
can’t do much over here. Btw, I’m so glad Eremin Month and Ex0’s
comeback will be after I’m done with that damn thesis, but anyway, let’s
get to the topic.
First, I’ve got to say that I didn’t watch the
last three or four episodes of Season 2 (I really don’t remember where I
stopped, that’s how crazy I am over everything I have to do). In any
case, I knew that the chapter 50 episode would come out one of these
weeks, and I checked the Eremin tag because, well, I wanted a sneak-peak
of how bad it would be. Well, from what I’ve seen, it was bad indeed.
I grabbed my volume 12 and went to look again at the scene, just to
soothe myself a little (or to scream over how baffling this whole thing
is, whichever you prefer), and I noticed something.
Mika.sa starts talking and Ere.n looks at Armi.n, we all know it. But then, Mika.sa says the following:
Ere.n is looking at her, alright? Look how cute this Ere//Mika moment is. We can’t deny that it is touching, though I can’t look at it with shipper eyes. Anyway, then, in the next page, we have this:
I don’t think it’s too clear in this image, but in my printed version is it clear enough to me. I’ll point it out:
says she’s thankful for Eren being with her and she says “Thank you for
teaching me how to live”, as you can see above. Then, Ere.n is looking
at her, but in the last panel we have here, you can see that he tilts
his body AND face towards Ar.min, while Mika.sa’s back is facing Ar.min,
which means Ere,n isn’t looking at her. I’m not here to belittle
Mika.sa’s and Ere;n’s relationship. What I wanted to say is: Ere.n hears
what Mika.sa says and looks at Ar.min. My shipper goggles say it’s not
coincidence. Let’s see why:
From what we’ve seen, Isa.yama has
emphasized time and time again that it was Ar.min who has shown Ere.n a
new perspective of life, and, from there, Ere.n has a goal in life,
he’s not living meaninglessly. Ar.min was responsible for that, and it
is explicitly said in the manga more than once. I’ll just throw here one
of these moments, so people who don’t pay enough attention won’t say
I’m delusional (and because I’m never tired of this scene):
what does this all mean? Well, after Mika.sa said that Ere.n taught her
how to live, he looks at Ar.min. Coincidence? My shipper goggles say
no. What I take from this is: Ere.n looks at Ar.min because, in his case, Ar.min is the one he’s thankful for teaching him how to live, and he doesn’t want to lose that. But this is just a theory to make me feel better about that damn
anime, my headcanon. If anyone agrees, great; If not, it’s okay, but if you come to throw shit at me, well, I don’t have time to discuss, but if I had, I have an arsenal of receipts to throw at anyone who comes saying eremin isn’t all that.
Hope we can all overcome this and that Isa;yama proves us again, as he always does, how important they are to each other.
This is an attempt to find my Muse. I’m going to take a nap now. Wake me if you find the little stinker, will you?
Basically, writing is hard and I’m giving up on this weekend as a lost attempt at it.
Rated - M undertones
He remembers the feeling of his last “I love you,” the soft, broken way he’d said it, the surge of emotion behind the words. He remembers that last kiss, the regret and remorse that had flavored it as his dreams for a life with her came to an end. He remembers feeling the fine strands of gossamer hope that had bound them together stretching taut, finally snapping when he had pulled himself away and urged her to “go on” without him.