So I actually went into the recap tonight with a fresh perspective because I hadn’t actually watched the recaps after they came out in Japan (despite owning the DVDs and subs being available online lol) and it was really an experience.
I was actually a little relieved when they skipped the training arc, and they only cut out things that were unnecessary. Like honestly Trost arc is one of my least favorite ones to watch because there is so much recap and exposition that it just drags out so badly. For the most part, the recaps keep you right at the heart of it, and you just get the meat, no filler. For scenes that they cut that were significant to the plot or character development, they managed to squeeze it in where necessary.
For example, they did not cover Mikasa’s backstory in detail, but they absolutely touch on it when she’s in despair over believing Eren to be dead. It blended very nicely. They do not include the filler in episode two and thus omit the initial explanation about the faux recovery operation, but touch on it when Jean explains the situation of the walled people in the graduation scene (that followed the manga in the recap vs. being its own thing in the anime). It worked really well.
I think my only complaints were that they didn’t really do the interrogation of Eren after he emerges from his titan and jump straight to firing the canon at them (but you kind of forget they skip that quickly enough, tbh). And I didn’t get to hear Mika Kobayashi’s epic singing and the first half of Counter Attack-Mankind never played anywhere, and they relied too much on XL-TT, but that’s just me sobbing over the OST. LOL
And the movie feels so much longer than 2 hours which… to me is a good thing. lol It’s amazing how they manage to cram like 3-4 hours of material into 2 like that. It really worked well.
I have really no major complaints. The atmosphere of the theater I went to was so casual and amazing as well and just really made the experience overall very entertaining. I am feeling much better now. Really looking forward to watching the second recap on Wednesday and getting to see the scenes that are going to be in S2. :)
Imagine the Super Family is sitting around one day, just chilling and eating pizza. All of a sudden, kara goes ‘oHHH MY GOD’ and falls off her chair and everyone’s like ???????? what’s wrong with kara? and she’s just like, wheezing with laughter and eventually she goes
and everyone else starts laughing except j’onn who just eats his pizza, deadpanned and from then on the only place they go for pizza is papa j’onns
I ordered (and devoured) this big, beautiful vegan pizza earlier today. 😍🍕 Free of all the cruelty and pus of cow’s milk. 🐮🍼 Before I went vegan, I had been vegetarian for a few months. I remember telling myself (and other people), “I could never go vegan. I love cheese too much!” 🧀 This is a common remark among meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Looking back, I cannot believe how self centered and ill-educated my actions and justifications were. I mean just think about it. We are the ONLY species that takes milk from another animal. Could you imagine drinking pig milk? 🐷 Monkey milk? 🐵 Dog milk? 🐶 So why are we enslaving cows, artificially inseminating females so they can continue to produce milk, and separating mothers from their calves? Ask anyone why they drink milk, and the standard response is calcium. A common myth perpetuated by misinformation and propaganda spread by the dairy industry is that we need cow’s milk for strong bones to prevent fractures. 💪 Yet statistics prove time and time again that countries with the highest dairy consumption rates also have the highest rates of osteoporosis, a condition of weak and brittle bones. Meanwhile, countries that subsist mainly off plants with little to no dairy and animal product continually have lower rates of chronic diseases and osteoporosis. 🌎🌱 Dairy also contains over 60 naturally occurring hormones (which causes acne), pus due to inflammation and infection of cow udders, and casomorphins (yes, as in morphine) which gives dairy it’s addictive quality. It’s about time we DITCH DAIRY. Believe it or not, you can live without cheese or milk and still enjoy the same meals. Simply replace cow’s milk with one of the many plant based alternatives (you’ll find one that you like, I promise), purchase plant based cheeses such as Daiya or Chao, or skip the creaminess altogether and opt for a cheeseless pizza like I did! The man who made my pizza began showing it to all his co-workers who remarked on how good it looked, and these were meat eaters! ☺️