for dina :)


Cassandra starred at her. “You… you don’t want your baby?”

“It’s not my baby. It’s Mortimer’s baby. It can’t be our baby because he didn’t want to be an our or a we with me anymore. I don’t want anything to do with it, and I have been telling people that for months! Why isn’t anyone listening to me?”

“It’s just… we thought you’d feel differently when the baby was here.”

“Well I don’t. I had my lawyer draw up a new agreement. It’s just as before, except he Mortimer gets full custody and he won’t ever bother me about it, and I don’t get the money. I’ve signed. You take it home along with the kid, and have Mortimer sign it and then we’ll be divorced and he doesn’t ever have to deal with me again.”

“But Dina… what if you change your mind?”

“I won’t.”

“But-”

“I said I won’t!. Now are you going to do this for me, or won’t you?”

Cassandra nodded. “I will.”

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thirty. Chapter 9, Part 6.

A few days later. Sim City General Hospital.

What is this fog? Dina would think when she remembered her thoughts well enough to get them in some sort of order. It seemed to engulf her mind completely, and sometimes she would fight against it, struggle to regain control of herself, to try to pay attention to what was happening around her and what people were saying. But reality often seemed so harsh and bright and loud that the fog became a blanket to pull over her head and hide behind. It wasn’t drugs, although the nice nurses kept bringing her some. She had lived with this fog for months now.

The crying of a baby caught her attention for a brief moment. No. Not a baby. The baby. They’d bring it in sometimes. Her sister, or Katrina, or Cassandra, or a well-meaning nurse. It hadn’t taken the staff long to figure out that she wasn’t taking care of it, refusing to nurse it, to touch it, to even look at it, and she wasn’t quite sure of where they were keeping it, except that it was still in the hospital, but they kept bringing it in, as if something would change for her. But Dina knew it wouldn’t. The only thing that could change her current state of mind was if she knew she didn’t have to see it again. Then maybe the fog wouldn’t feel as good, then maybe she wouldn’t need it anymore. But for that to happen, she had to take herself out of the fog and think clearly. She’d have to talk to Cassandra, even if she had just walked in with the little boy.

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I wanted to add a commentary on these two panels (Source unknown -if someone has the link, feel free to give it to me-) that I translated myself with my basic Japanese.

Aside from the dialogue, it seems Eren is connecting the dots between his dreams, potentially the glimpse he got under the Reiss chapel and the logs Grisha left behind. Now that the truth makes sense you can see how strange the dialogue became and how suspicious some panels are:

Eren’s change in pronouns and familiarity: as pointed in the dialogue, he started using “私 (watashi)” instead of “俺 (ore)” as a first person pronoun, on top of him getting awfully familiar with the titan that ate his mother, as well as his father’s first wife, despite the two of them having never interacted before.

Mikasa, Armin and the cell’s bars: notice how awfully different Mikasa looks here? Not only that but she shares the same hairstyle as Eren’s grandmother, on top of her having the same expression of concern. On the other hand, Armin wears exactly the same clothes than the ones he had before departing to Wall Maria. That’s one of the most blatant details than the one that really bothered me when I saw the two pages: the crossing bars. Eren, Mikasa and Armin have been crossed by these bars and I hardly doubt that’s an effect to highlight their faces since several instances clearly depicted a demarcation between the cell and its’ exterior (Sannes and Hange). The bars are almost… merging with their faces.

These two details lead me to believe that Eren was thrown in a cell, alone, piecing the information in his mind. While doing that, the coordinate slowly began to take effect on him, almost as if he was possessed by Grisha. In fact, I think his memories are becoming so jumbled he pieces his information with Grisha’s.

He’s good for a coordinate delirium during his imprisonment.

P.S.: I’ve seen some people comparing Armin’s look to Faye and I wouldn’t be surprised if portions of Faye were reflected in the Armin we’re seeing. That would explain why he’d notice Eren’s sudden change in pronouns, since Grisha also used  “俺 (ore)” when he was a kid.

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“Female empowerment is a thing I’ve gone after in all my films. They all have strong female representation. It’s about time Wonder Woman was represented correctly.” - Zack Snyder

Armin Arlert is Fritz

Time for crack theories :))))

Well today I have insight and I want to write my thoughts. Here we go! Well my the Coordinate theory was confirmed. Again, why does it matter? 

As we know Eren must find somebody with royal blood who will help him to handle the coordinate’s power.  

The Reiss family is a wild card just like the Ackerman family and the Asian clan. Can’t say about these families. So we have two familiar candidates for this role. Actually I think the first old man will get mysteriously murdered or disappeared. The laws of the genre call for it.

Zeke is really special guy because Dina Fritz was his mother. That’s probably why EMA paths will be separated, because they’ll have no option but to deal with Zeke Yeager. Even when Eren goes to him, no one will be on his side. After reading chapter 89 we know that King Fritz changed his name. So why do I think that Armin has relation to the Fritz family?

My arguments: 

We have never seen flashbacks about childhood through Armin’s eyes and we know nothing about his mystery parents. What are the policemen doing here?

His grandpa had very rare book about the OUTSIDE world.

I love this moment from anime because it’s pretty awesome. Eren knows what he’s doing. BUT…

It’s the first time when Eren instinctively understood the importance of the choice. It’s too big a risk for trio. Just so happens that he touched his royal friend when he had a CLEAR TARGET (achievement unlocked). The clues are there if you know where to look. Those are the really important ones, the ones that define the characters as people. To run, or to fight..

The 145th King Fritz ran away. But kid Armin had another way of thinking

This brave boy doesn’t want to be coward in this cruel world. And he’s willing to sacrifice anything for his dear friend. Though I should add that Armin bears a strong resemblance to Dina. They both have blond hair and brown eyes.

So in conclusion, I think Eren must save Mikasa and Armin not just because they are the closest friends to him but it’s also because they both have special bloodlines. They are the key to saving many lives and their power will enable to advance the world history. Matter of fact, Armin is the narrator of this endless story for a reason. Kudos to Armin!

The irony of life is everywhere…