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SnK Meta/Analysis Recs

Updated Jan 2017

The snk meta community is a revolving door. I try to keep up as best I can. These are the active meta writers that I know and follow. I’ve decided to post information about main ships as well, since there is some fandom sensitivity about that.

SNK META/ANALYSIS

@snkception - my personal favorite. Her meta is smart, thoughtful and entertaining. She avoids wild speculation and theories and instead uses a more factual approach to her analysis. Her blog is 100% snk analysis and completely ship neutral. Occasionally takes asks. No anons.

@ghostmartyr​ - Ask anyone who enjoys snk analysis who they follow, and Ghostmartyr will almost certainly be on their list. She’s a long time favorite of mine and I look forward to each of her monthly chapter writeup posts. Ships yumikuri. Occasionally takes asks

@iamthewallrose- Funny, colorful and insightful. I have major writer envy whenever she posts. Not terribly active because of a full schedule but still around. Ships eruri. Occasionally takes asks

The above bloggers answer asks but do so rather infrequently. If you have a series asks, one of the meta bloggers below might be a better choice

SNK META/ANALYSIS PLUS ASKS

@perfectackeracy​​
Plenty of well thought out meta and theories and an active inbox. The warriors and the vets are a focus and thank goodness because those poor kids need all the support they can get . Not a huge fan of EMA.

Accepting asks? Yes! But please read her ask guidelines first


@aotopmha
Very active, very thorough, very worth following. No obvious shipping. 

Accepting asks? Yes. Any.


@etoincognito
Ditto to everything above. I love eto’s insights on the series. She active on reddit as well. If she ships anyone, she keeps it to herself. 

Accepting asks? Yes! Prefers questions about plot mysteries, character analysis, and theories over shipping related asks.


@leapingtitan​ 
I don’t even know how to describe Nick so I’ll just use his official blog description: Nick | SnK Addict | Meta&Theory Writer | Comedian | Aspiring Image&Video Editor. His site is the Ultimate Meme Shrine of Zeke Yeager.

Accepting asks? Yes. According to him, anything and everything :D 


@falcon94ssy
Meta, speculation and theories, some of which are admittedly rather wild. Plenty of humor as well. An acker-focused blog 

Accepting asks? Yes! Prefers stuff about the Ackermans and the East Sea Clan plus thoughts regarding the world outsides the Walls and possible plots in the future


@guyinlovewitheremika
My adopted tumblr son is doing very well in the meta world :) I’m especially proud of how he handles challenging asks. He’s totally hyped about season two, so go scream at him.

Accepting asks? Yes. 


@egrigore (meta blog of @enochmandus​ )
Focuses on the mythos of the snk world and the religious themes as well as general series thoughts. Answers meta related asks on both the meta and personal blog.

Accepting asks? Asks are always open! Any series related asks are good. Be sure to send Grisha asks this way - he’s her favorite character to discuss


@kyojinofbraveos - My brand new baby meta writer who’s currently doing an insightful readthrough of the series!

Accepting asks? Yes! Theories, predictions, general series and character asks are preferred. 


@erensjaegerbombs​ - Not currently writing but plans to return to the meta community with season 2. Multi shipper.

Accepting asks? Yes! Will entertain general series, snk season two, and asks relating to shipping. 


 
Inactive Meta Writers but might answer an ask if you’re lucky …

@teetanjaeger - Amazing meta. Her background in theatre, psychology and communication analysis gives her a definite edge. She doesn’t blog snk anymore but I still use her old posts as reference. I believe she’s still current with the series

@julystorms - Wonderful analysis with a focus on the more obscure characters. Her blog is no longer snk focused but she’s still current with the series and entertains asks. Fair warning - she can be critical of the series as a whole.

@gnipswanderlust​ - Mostly inactive but tends to pop up once a month to share chapter thoughts. I appreciate that she speaks several languages and compares translation. She also reblogs meta she’s enjoyed and add useful commentary and thoughts.

 
Helpful resources

@fuku-shuu  - doesn’t write meta or theories, but she gets a special place on the list because of her immeasurably assistance to the fandom. Many of us rely on her fast and accurate translations and snk news.

@suniuz - another of our wonderful translators, current maintaining the monthly Q&A from Bessatsu Shonen

@yusenki​ - Wonderful and helpful translator but possible inactive. 

   
The Dearly Departed

These folks have left the fandom but their blogs contain posts, thoughts and translations that are still useful as resources.

@plain-dude

@leviskinnyjeans​ (I’m still crying about this)

@calorescence

@papermoon2

anonymous asked:

About that levihan sharing clothing post actually Isayama said in an autograph session that the blazer was left there, it was usually worn by someone else. So it might be hange’s blazer. Here is the source : calorescence(.)tumblr(.)com/post/60174319464/q-a-with-isayama-as-tweeted-from-the-recent

[SHRILL SCREAMING]

Fun with Name Meanings!

So in the middle of a search to find out how to pronounce Mikasa’s name (my midwestern voice cannot grasp it and I keep saying Mee-khasa…), I ran into several name meanings for each of the characters and I ran into some interesting.  I think it’s a given that most of the names have intentional meanings.

For example, Eren is a Turkish name meaning “saint”- his role as humanity’s hope, and Yeager (or Jäger for that matter) meaning ‘hunter’- for obvious reasons; but someone also mentioned a notable reference to Chuck Yeager, a pilot who first broke the sound barrier in 1947, thus “breaking a barrier” aka “breaching a (metaphorical and physical) wall.”

Anyway, of course I ran into Ackerman, the fieldman/farmer, and it’s a fairly common last name that refers to Mikasa’s father’s occupation, as well as the area where she grew up (according to Sasha there are specific farming areas in the mountains).  But then we move to first names:

Mikasa, of course, is a Japanese name and refers to the Japanese battleship built in 1902, most likely a reference to her strength and lethality, an infamous war machine.  The battleship is named after Mount Mikasa (alt. Mount Wakakusa) in Nara which literally translates to “three bamboo hats."  Think about that for a moment.

Onto Levi, Isayama said that he referenced Levi off a character in Jesus Camp, which is a movie based on children who go to a christian summer camp to learn they are protegees who can "take back America for Christ”- which is a very direct implication of Levi’s expertise combat skills and goals as a soldier in the Corps.  Additionally, Levi is a Hebrew name meaning “joined” and “attached,” and in the Biblical sense “associated.”

Kaney, Cainey, and Kainey apparently aren’t names, so the next best things I have are Caine and Kaine until the official translations.  So we’ll have to work with those for now, but nonetheless it’s still potentially interesting-

Going with Caine, we have Irish for “Son of The Fighter.”  Implies Caine as a skilled combatant.  And then there’s Kaine with multiple meanings.  Relevant ones are the Celtic name for “little battle” or another Hebrew name meaning “spear or lance."  and Kanye is Igbo for tribute lol

From the start, there’s been a lot of speculation about Levi’s name foreshadowing a connection of some sort, and then we have Mikasa’s literal reference to "three bamboo hats."  Putting them together at first implicated a joining of three people.  You can also go as far as to say the bamboo itself is a symbol of virtue and dignity- thus a moral-related meeting.  And with the introduction of Kaine(y), you have this meeting changing into a battle.

So if these names are any indication of foreshadowing, I’m definitely seeing a clash involving all three Ackermans in the near future, most likely next chapter!!!  Anyway, just a little fun fact!

[Sources including the SnK Wikia, Wikipedia’s summary of Jesus Camp, multiple baby name websites, and an Isayama twitter Q&A translated by calorescence.]