i can't tell you how much i love this anime already

Benedict’s eyes

oh my god i can’t take it anymore i’m in love with ben’s eyes

and not JUST his iris, there’s already loads of appreciation post on his wonderful otherworldly cosmic-coloured irises, this time i wanna talk about the rest of his eye features

i love his eyelid!!! I do i love it so much especially when his eyes are half-open at rest and relaxed because then they make such a distinct and clean line above his eyes

LOOK AT THOSE EYELIDS IT’S SO CUTE

and then there’s the cute lil slanted pea-shape i mean look!!! it’s so anime-y, as someone who draws lots of ben/sherlock fanart, let me just tell you that drawing the shape of his eye is one of the most satisfying things in the world

Originally posted by bethereinagiphy

and then there’s his eyelashes! it’s not particularly thick or particularly long, but it’s just the perfect amount of length and sparseness and curl to perfectly decorate his eye and make his iris seem to sparkle more

and also just how expressive all those features combined can be, his eyes are SO expressive!! just look at how soft and radiant it is when he smiles

look at how sad and sombre it is when he cries

how vulnerable it looks when he’s weak

how scary it can look when he’s angry

AND THEN THIS!!!! I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO CAPTION IT BECAUSE LOOK AT ALL THE EMOTIONS HIS EYES ALONE COULD CONVEY!

please talk to me about ben’s eyes, every time i see his eyes i amd more and more in love with him and i’m not even the type to romanticize things, i’m the opposite of that but his eyes!! like i’m genuinely in awe with his eyes because of its pure mathematical beauty, the curvature of its shape, the flick of its eyelash, the distinctiveness of the eyelid, the depth of its expressiveness!

DO YOU UNDERSTAND??????? WHY I’M SO IN LOVE????? WITH HIS EYES???????????

kittyichooseyou  asked:

I have a klk question, and I apologize if you've answered it before, but, do you find any significance in Ryuko taking a big bite out of an unpeeled lemon in her introduction? Like, was it just meant to make her seem hard? Or like, does it have some subtext I don't understand? Is she ever seen eating lemon/drinking lemonade as a background thing? I've always wondered about this. Thanks.

I gotta be honest with you: I’m atrocious at talking about symbolism. There’s a reason that my hundreds of essays hardly ever mention it. 

So… I haven’t especially covered this before, but I can provide some Thoughts.

First and foremost, the lemon scene has been largely understood as a homage to FLCL, a coming-of-age anime worked on by Gainax—the studio that Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Otsuka left to found Studio Trigger, which is the team behind Kill la Kill

In the first episode of FLCL, Naota, the protagonist, refuses to drink the rest of the sour, “Lemon Squash” pop that his friend Mamimi didn’t finish. He claims that he “[doesn’t] like sour drinks” and proceeds to toss the can aside.

However, at the end of the episode, Mamimi offers Naota the sour pop again, and his reaction changes. While he repeats his sentiment—“I told you, I don’t like sour stuff”—Naota doesn’t toss the can aside this time, instead guzzling the drink down.

So, when Ryuko, the protagonist of Kill la Kill, begins the first episode of her show not just forcing herself to consume something sour, but does so purposefully, without flinching… there’s probably something there. Kill la Kill’s director Imaishi did work extensively on FLCL, after all.

But what exactly is meant to be conveyed in either series is entirely dependent on how the “sour” symbol is understood.

On the one hand, the “sourness” could be a symbol of “first love.” For Naota to accept the drink in FLCL would be to accept an “indirect kiss” from Mamimi, who had been drinking from the can previously. The “first love” idea seems supported in Kill la Kill, with Ryuko noting, after Mataro steals her lemon (at least in the original Japanese script), “You’re that eager to learn what first love tastes like?”

Mataro: Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss!

And with the idea of “first love” comes the idea of childishness. Though it may have some… Unfortunate Implications, in both FLCL and Kill la Kill, it could be said that getting into a first romantic relationship is a sign of growing up. The fact that Naota initially refuses to taste “first love” represents his initial refusal to come of age—and the fact that Mataro in Kill la Kill insists that he has had his first kiss (or “get[s] way more action than [Ryuko]!” in the dub) represents his desire to seem “grown-up” and experienced.

Ryuko’s utterly blase eating of the lemon would then also imply that she has had romantic relationship(s) in the past and is not afraid of them.

However, with all of this, the “sourness” could simply be a larger metaphor: a metaphor of adulthood, maturity, that kind of stuff. Naota deciding to take in the sourness at the end of the first opening episode signifies that his show is going to feature his coming of age—something he initially didn’t want anything to do with, but that the story is going to push him to experience regardless. Ryuko immediately biting into a lemon could then signify that she’s already come of age, but—and more likely, considering Kill la Kill’s ending—it could also signify that she’s not afraid of the hardships, challenges, and “sourness” that comes with coming of age.

In this way, I also see the “sourness” as a bit of a metaphor for moving forward rather than running away. The lemon pop in FLCL is first featured when Naota struggles to tell Mamimi that his brother is seeing someone else—a hard, difficult, “adult” situation that’s not fun and not comfortable. Naota throws the can away, perhaps representative of how he wants to run away from this problem. At the end of the episode, though, Naota has revealed the truth to Mamimi, and he then drinks the pop, signifying that there’s no more running away: he’s growing up, whether he likes it or not.

But disregarding the FLCL tribute, a character introduction that features the character biting into a raw, unpeeled lemon is powerful on its own. It tells audiences right away that this character is badass—whether her lemon-eating is because she’s not afraid of growing up or hardship or “first love” or because of any other reason, you shouldn’t mess with this chick.

Okay, I think I’ll loose half my followers and be yelled at by almost everyone in the fandom, but fuck that, I’m doing this post anyway.

Guys. Guys, guys, guys. GUYS. Could you please tell me why everyone is just shitting on Andrew’s face, like,  EVERY TIME his name is mentioned in ANYTHING ?! I know LWA is about witches, so mainly if not only girls and that a lot of yuri shippers here don’t want to see any guy but seriously, don’t you think it’s going to far ? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Dianakko shipper and I don’t want to see het bullshit in LWA either. I was scared EVERY TIME I saw that Andrew would be in an episode, especially after ep10 because, let’s be honest, the beginning of this ep was pure bullshit. But in ep6 as well as in ep17, the ones that really matter since ep10 was pretty much a joke from the producers, he has been nothing but a good boy, considering his upbringing. I mean, the guy was raised in a family that hates witches and that won’t allow an 8 year old to learn to play piano (which is just stupid), so yeah, guess he suffered quite a lack of “useless” things such as FUN and never talked to anyone not thinking like him (or when he did, his father said something like “They are fools that we need to guide on the right path, no matter what they say : this is what us, statesmen, are here for.”). So yeah, in ep6 and before, when he and Diana met as children, he was a real dick with witches. I won’t deny that.

But ep6 and 10 (even if it was full of bullshit in the beginning) came and he changed his view on witches, leading to him defending Akko and Amanda in ep17. The guy has grown up and is now an ally. A FRIEND for Akko, even if they don’t always get along and still argue about some things. And seriously, aside from Akko blushing a bit when she met him in ep6 (I won’t talk about ep10’s beginning, I consider it as a joke from the producers’ and nothing else, but even in ep10, after the first part in the ballroom, there’s no more romantic interaction between them : the scene at the fountain gave Andrew hope and courage, their little interaction at the end was nothing more than two buddies acknowledging their good work at solving a problem), so aside from that, there hasn’t been any real het bs. Sure, you can quote one or two things, like Akko’s look to Andrew at the end of ep17, but the look itself only means what you want it to and I chose to believe that it was just Akko being grateful for Andrew’s help with everything that happened.

So I get why everyone is mad that there might be a SLIGHT CHANCE of getting Akkandrew scenes, we’re not here for that, clearly, but if you look at it objectively just 2 minutes, the “romantic scenes” are, like, 1/10 of their interactions so far. And it’s a really, REALLY little part of EVERYTHING that happened in the anime and that is going to happen.

And now, for ep19 : yes Andrew is here, yes he might get some screentime, no it doesn’t mean it will ruin anything. I mean, come on guys, you’re better than that ! Even if Andrew DOES have some role in the ep aside from taking Akko to Diana’s house and explaining her what’s going on (like the aunts taking over the family and their positions about prestige and witchcraft), it doesn’t mean it will ruin the interactions between Akko and Diana ! I understand you’re worried, but saying things like “shit head will ruin the ep” or “I thought it was going to be an ep about Akko and Diana, but now Andrew ruins it” is just stupid and really annoying. Another character being there, even if it’s a boy, doesn’t mean the focus of the ep will be on him or that he will ruin scenes between the two girls or anything like that ! There are 10 screencaps from the ep that have already been released and Andrew is in only one of them, just like Diana’s aunts, so don’t you think it’s a bit early to say his presence will ruin everything ?

As far as we know, he might as well make his coming out, say he sees Akko as an annoying little sister and give her advices to talk to Diana and ask her out on a date.

And if you didn’t see it already, I’ll ask you to please read this really nice analysis of @darthcontusion that was made 2 weeks ago where it explains clearly how Andrew is not as shitty as some people make him look like.

And if you’re not convinced yet, think about Gamagori in Kill la Kill. The guy was deeply in love with Mako, but it never stopped Trigger from giving us really nice scenes between her and Ryuuko and in the end, Gamagori’s feelings didn’t ruin anything. NOT. A. THING. (Mako didn’t even notice them and only saw Gamagori as a great and reliable senpai)

One doesn’t have to hate and shit on the face of a character to support a ship. Andrew being a white (I don’t even know why we talk about his skin colour, seriously) and potentially straight guy doesn’t mean it will ruin anything between Akko and Diana because BREAKING NEWS ! It’s not how it works. So please, let Andrew breathe and start insulting Diana’s aunts ‘cause THESE ONES seem to be real bitches. Just give Andrew a chance, I know he’s a nice guy deep inside.

"I can't take criticism so I send out my minions from 4chan out to get you" blocklist

I’ll be honest, I do not get what are these peoples deal but they seem to always get on the bad side of everyone and they can get to this very contrarian personality from 4chan /v/ so I’ll just take that a hint to making a list of them, they aren’t fascists by any means, crypto-fascists at the least, but they often gobble up the worst of people from this website and have probably been co-opted by fascists multiple time because of their apatheticness and coyness, the whole “I’m not a SJW! I don’t like protesters, fighting for something is dumb!” kind, shit they aren’t even probably right-wingers so this is a very special blocklist because I keep seeing them on tumblr whenever something bad happens, in fact i see so many fascists on this site only follow these people, so it’s probably better to block them to cut off their social rings immediately. 

–The list that has probably already been made once–

moontouched-moogle - Not much interesting to talk about here they’re just this hive mind for /v/ people. They kind of helped me build this list a bit. 

thefeelofavideogame - This guy never catches a break of not minding their own business and can’t help but feel cynical about anything but just ‘vidya’

nentindo - This one deserves a special mention because they’re 15 years old so it’s better to just block them and ignore them in advance rather then let them act elitist, i mean jeez kid you’re 15 you BARELY experienced life yet. Like really this amount of them surrounding themselves by adults that don’t wish them the best is an unhealthy obsession for them at it is. 

inkerton-kun - Dontcha hate when a porn artist has to have a ‘personality’

steven-universe-official - Kind of like the grand papi of this gang, I don’t even need to tell people to block them because I think about everyone does already due them sending their weird combination of anti-feminist fans around sending hate to anyone that would do criticism against their shitty attitude, technically in the recent years they kind of toned down on going around spewing bullshit and being THE uncle tom but it’s good to double check

dream-cassette - Oh this one I’ve heard of the most! Used to make child porn by the name of hoshime, in the name of rule 34, along the lines she deleted her original blog because she believed the obviously fake “down with cis” situation was the biggest EXAMPLE OF BIGOTRY in the world and the not absurd at all rival towards inequality (ignoring how it works systematically) and ever since then she’s been hanging out with the anti-sjws. 

thathomestar - I think they used to be a 100% gamergater but then again almost everyone here on this list was at one point. They still have that suspicious aura of “all the misery in the world is the left-wing’s fault for fighting back against their human rights being removed rather than just submitting!”. Says everything that is politically incorrect is just a joke, might be just a weird case of /pol/’s law (haha, get it?)

mr-cappadocia - Also an infamous gamergater, they sorta hold a grudge so much against social justice they end up sounding like they’re high on sherm. You know those try-hards that sound REALLY hard to sound politically incorrect? Yep! They sound like that. I also recommend blocking leopirate too as they are also a hotspot for gamergaters. Both are pretty terrible Islamophobic people. 

takashi0 - The OG Anti-SJW Brony of Tumblr! What a title. 

shitpost-senpai - I don’t even know why this guy’s on this list they’re just a 100% obvious fascist to the point they won’t stop being antisemitic about everything but hey, I guess because they like anime and metal gear rising that’s enough for them to fit in this blocklist… They’re also constantly being reblogging by this social ring of people and could just be the reason why a sum of people don’t trust them. 

maoh - They hate it when people fight back against oppression in general, the old cuck-like mentality of “No, don’t do anything, don’t fight back and die and it will be a win!” without knowing that peaceful protest holds no consequence and allows fascists to do anything they want to do at any time while removing human rights. They’re very petty about god damn children rather than just let them be too. What kind of an adult is this? Kind of funny that they changed their description recently from “I dislike the left-wing of tumblr” to “zero tolerance for faux morality and art censorship”, dude got some brand new codewords to pass off “I hate criticism” and “I’m a nazi sympathizer cuck and I’ve been brainwashed by the enemy to say that violent dynamics, no matter how history shows the story otherwise, is ineffective in justice and is villainous, anyways let me just frantically love an anime where they beat someone up”. It’s basic praxis and how the world works! 

shameshack - Ey! the-cringe-channel, known for producing their own cringe content because for some odd reason they keep ignoring the academic values of things and brush ofF everything in the world as mindless paranoia but probably aren’t a very smart person themselves and would rather waste their life making fun of kids and fueling the quickly made anti-sjw blogs on this website that all have urls like “tumblr-is-dumb-because-i-hate-minorities”, out of everyone who acts coy about why people dislike them, this one acts the most coy out of them all, what a malicious kind of guy. I really don’t know if they legit don’t get how things work in the real world because they take silly things seriously and serious things as if they were silly. Have you ever tried living life once where you have to don’t have to keep insecurely looking down on others that are just harmless oddities to fuel your ego or what?

–End Of List– 

Just copy and paste each url onto your blocklist if you wanna. 

Again I repeat these guys aren’t “fascists” and will deny they’re “anti-sjw” (Even though they don’t do anything to show for it besides say “Oh don’t worry we make fun of anti-sjws too! But we sound exactly like them when we go against our vague idea of social justice”), but fascists and crypto-fascists always seem to be around these people because they act coy about it all the time for the sake of being contrarians. They don’t want to care about them being followed by neo-nazis, just the power of having many followers that come straight from 4chan’s /v/! Almost the same as sympathizers.  

It’s the same odd link towards people who take video games and substancless anime too seriously and… Neo-Nazis, seriously what’s up with that? Anyways be careful when you criticize anime or them and don’t have them checked! 

Special mentions: KanColle fans I guess? Moe anime attracts a lot, and I guess that’s what happens when a medium genre is 100% bottom feeders towards substanceless girls just being cute, blogs with gray backgrounds, the nihilists that blog about trump jokes “ironically” (poe’s law), youtube celebrities, it’s more about ethics in games journalism and not objective game design. It’s not like they can’t be analytical ABOUT EVERYTHING right. Like how video game game design isn’t the only analytical theory in the world to take into consideration when criticizing media. Why is it always the gamers? 

Won’t say it again! Act coy about it all you want but take the loss because you guys have negative connotations and never really worked on it. 

This isn’t a “Reach” like a lot of you guys keep blaming it to be one or just belittle it as just “discourse” (the most thrown around word ever), the fact is just that you simply won’t accept the weight of your actions by either doing bullshit yourselves or allowing fascists to co-op your communities because you guys aren’t actively critical at all despite your contrarian image. 

Anyways this blog’s been moving slow (Which is good! Unless they’ve just been more secretive) to the point I gotta make a list out of these infamous dudes that i’m pretty sure everyone on tumblr already blocks or at least is suspicious about the people who reblog from them so i’m gonna go jack off to hentai rather than cowardly reblog ecchi to my blog to remind people I do indeed jack off to anime have no mistake about it. 

Undertale - Starter Sentences
  • SPOILER WARNINGS AHEAD! Please proceed with caution. As always, feel free to change any pronouns/words to your liking.
  • "You're new here, aren'tcha?"
  • "Golly, you must be so confused."
  • "Hey buddy, you missed some."
  • "Is this a joke? Are you braindead?"
  • "You just wanted to see me suffer."
  • "Ah, do not be afraid, my child."
  • "Welcome to your new home."
  • "Here, take my hand for a moment."
  • "I should not have left you alone for so long."
  • "Surprise! It is a butterscotch-cinnamon pie."
  • "I want you to have a nice time living here."
  • "I have seen it time and time again. They come. They leave. They die."
  • "I am only protecting you, do you understand?"
  • "Hmph. You are just like the others."
  • "Attack or run away!"
  • "I know you want to go home, but..."
  • "I promise I will take good care of you here. I know we do not have much, but... We can have a good life here."
  • "My expectations... My loneliness... My fear... For you, I will put them aside."
  • "Do not worry about me. Someone has to take care of these flowers."
  • "Quick, behind that conveniently-shaped lamp."
  • "I will bathe in a shower of kisses every morning."
  • "Hmm... Maybe this lamp will help you."
  • "He's playing poker by himself. He appears to be losing."
  • "I can't be your friend!"
  • "I guess this means I have to go out on a date with you?"
  • "All that pressure to succeed... Really got to her..."
  • "You know what would be more valuable to everyone? If you were dead."
  • "You think I'm gonna be friends with you, huh?"
  • "We're gonna be best friends!!"
  • "Envision these vegetables as your greatest enemy! Now!! Pound them to dust with your fists!!"
  • "Uh, you know, like a robotic TV star or something."
  • "Now he's an unstoppable killing machine with a thirst for human blood?"
  • "Yes, she scrawls her name in the margins of the notes. She names programming variables after her. She even writes stories of them together, sharing a domestic life. Probability of crush -- 101%."
  • "Yeah, you gotta save your money for college and spiders."
  • "D-Dude... I can't... I can't take this anymore! Not like this!! Like, [NAME]! I like... I like, LIKE you, bro!"
  • "I found a gun in the dumpster!"
  • "He's like, my robot husband. He just doesn't know it yet."
  • "You've still got time. Don't live like me. I'm 19-years old, and I've already wasted my entire life."
  • "Never interact with attractive people."
  • "Why do people find him so attractive? He's literally just a freaking rectangle."
  • "Future? What future? I'll probably be trapped at this stupid job forever."
  • "This was all just a big show. An act. [NAME] has been playing you for the fool the whole time."
  • "All so you would think she's the great person that she's not."
  • "Nice day today, huh? Birds are singing, flowers are blooming..."
  • "We could be like... Like a family..."
  • "You really are an idiot."
  • "Killing me is the only way to end this."
  • "If you let me live... I'll come back. I'll kill you. I'll kill everyone you love."
  • "Don't you realize that being nice... just makes you get hurt?"
  • "Let's go to the garbage dump!!"
  • "She's so confident... And strong... And funny..."
  • "I'm just a nobody. A fraud. All I've ever done is hurt people. I've told her so many lies, she thinks I'm... She thinks I'm a lot cooler than I actually am."
  • "If she gets close to me, she'll... She'll find out the truth about me. ... What should I do?"
  • "Let's roleplay it."
  • "I kiss her back... S...softly... I... l-look gently into her eyes... I START HOLLERING!! [NAME]!!! I LOVE YOU!!! [NAME]!!! KISS ME AGAIN, [NAME]!!!"
  • "...WHAT did you just say?"
  • "You don't have to lie to me. I don't want you to have to lie to anyone anymore."
  • "[NAME]... I want to help you become happy with who you are."
  • "Anime is real, RIGHT?!"
  • "[NAME] and I finished our training early. Very early. So I sent her home. Very home."
  • "Is that your ex? Gee, that's rough, buddy."
  • "OH MY GOD. Will you two just smooch already?!"
  • "It's all your fault. It's all because you made them love you."
  • "Your life will end here, where no one remembers you..."
  • "No! I don't need anyone!"
  • "[NAME]... Do you know why I keep doing this? Why I keep fighting to have you around?"
  • "I'm doing this... because you're special. You're the only one that understands me."
  • "I care about you, [NAME]. I care about you more than anyone else in the world."
  • "I'm not ready for this to end. I'm not ready to say goodbye to someone like you again."
  • "I'm so alone... I'm so afraid... [NAME], I... I... I'm so sorry."
  • "I always was a crybaby, wasn't I?"
  • "I wish I could tell you how everyone feels about you."
  • "I understand if you can't forgive me. I understand if you hate me. I acted so horrible. I hurt you. I hurt so many people. There's no excuse for what I've done."
  • "Maybe... The truth is... [NAME] wasn't really the greatest person."
  • "You're the type of friend I wish I always had."
  • "Take a deep breath. There's nothing left to worry about."

anonymous asked:

Hi, so I'm dreading the EMA separation. ( if it even happens) But Eren and Armins relationship is strong, so what could be so bad that they'd part ways? They're best friends. Same with Eren and Mikasa. (I ship them) I just can't see what could drive them apart. All they have in their world is each other.

…Or is it?

Isayama insisted twice about that separation thing. In an old Q&A (which was the main argument why Armin needed to live when chapter 82 was out) and in ANSWERS about the “three of them going in separate directions”. Take that sentence as you wish, but it implies the three of them aren’t going to be together like before.

First of all I’d love to examine the last pages of SnK volume 21 here.

Keep in mind this double page is published after what I’d like to refer as the darkest volume of the series, where the serumbowl occurred, Erwin and Bertolt lost their lives, and the basement revealed that the SC’s current goal was basically pointless, on top of having a more advanced nation wrapping their necks around their ropes. Meaning when the reader finished the volume on a more light-hearted page, it would basically be an ideal world where the situation becomes more casual and lighthearted (school factions instead of war and military).

On this page, the characters would be sorted by affinities, most of then in accordance with canon relationships as we know: Ymir growing fond of Historia when she initially wanted to use her as a safety chip and vice-versa, Bertolt clinging around Reiner and being his aide, same parallel as in canon (which could be further evidenced by future flashbacks), Hitch and Marlowe bickering like their MP-selves (both of them were pretty much mundane in comparison to the SC life), Sasha and Connie being the baka duo which is pretty self-explanatory, Annie walks alone she walks alone. Her shadow haunts the boulevard beside her

You’ll notice EMA doesn’t hang around in this page: Eren is standing aside, looking down the pavement, because Isayama described him as the typical normie who wants to stand out from anybody instead of just going under the flow. Mikasa is standing behind a tree with her nerd friends. I’ll need someone with a better Japanese than me, because her description says “Jean who was trying to establish a connection” at the beginning, which refers to Jean’s crush on Mikasa at the beginning of the series. I have no idea whether it implies jeankasa in the end à la Grease or if it’s just her acting casual about Jean’s flirting, but there’s no mention of Eren in it. Affinity-wise, she’d rather hang with the nerds and weirdos. Meanwhile, Armin hangs with Jean and Marco. Armin’s and Jean’s description is exactly the same in the guidebook: Armin hangs with his laptop and loves anime, Jean thinks he’s popular under his bad boy look… Marco’s description is new in that he’s Armin’s nerd buddy. The Armin/Jean/Marco trio had some basis in their canon counterparts where Jean got along fairly well with both boys in the course of 3 years and Armin and Marco fixed their 3DMG together, indicating some friendship over common interests. So what can we deduce from this?

By affinities alone, EMA doesn’t even need to be together. Because of their personalities, something will eventually break.

Yet EMA is seen together in canon as this inseparable trio who will always support themselves no matter what… Since we got that huge infodump in August, I started to have my doubts about this “unbreakable cohesion”.

Let’s say the march begun in chapter 85, after Armin woke up:

When Eren had to tell everything to Armin, he didn’t mention the part where he and Mikasa heavily insisted in bringing him back to life. If their friendship could trump everything, they would admit it was under their request. The reason why they didn’t is because they knew it was a very bad decision to nail on, further explained by Hange and Levi, even Armin himself:

Erwin should have been chosen - Ch. 85

Everybody thought Erwin would be the right decision, even Eren and Mikasa to a certain extent, which directly contradicts their arguments from chapter 84 arguing Armin could lead to victory, or he could save humanity. They didn’t even protest against him being dragged down, because they just wanted to bring him back without any further consequences, not because they evaluated him to be more suitable than Erwin.

That lack of honesty with Armin was a first start, but what about the other times?

It was revealed Eren was quite the selfish type who felt “empty” due to his lack of meaning of life. He tries to compensate by letting his anger out towards the titans, but it’s revealed he doesn’t care about Armin’s dream, or the ocean itself.

Armin’s dream and Eren - Ch.72, 14, 84

The first panel shows Eren lacking Armin’s excitement for further discoveries. Armin eventually noticed Eren’s expression of disbelief and expressed disappointment, showing the latter doesn’t share the same dream than him. The other panels were him forgetting about his dream. To me, that definitely nails the ocean as a pretext rather than a sincere dream.

Furthermore, Isayama described Eren as having a sort of Armin-complex, here:

Isayama: Inside Eren’s mind, there is something like an emotional complex. For instance, in contrast to Armin who dreams passionately about the natural world outside the wall or unknown legends, Eren holds nothing but indignation. So that attitude develops into a complex - and there is also an inner part of him wondering “Am I empty-headed?” - but then he learns that human beings can turn into Titans. As his existing beliefs are gradually getting destroyed, he makes “How about just conserving myself?” a new standard, and he makes decisions and acts based upon it. -@suniuz

Which explains why he doesn’t remember the ocean, but this:

“You looked like you were seeing an amazing dream. But… I didn’t have anything” - Ch.73

That scene in particular made him remember how worthless he felt compared to Armin, who was already illuminated by his grandfather’s book. I felt like he was filled with self-loathing whenever he thought about Armin’s life being in line because he gave himself a sense in his life at 8 years old. Armin’s motivated by world exploration and his sense of curiosity. Eren’s been meanwhile considered a slave of the story.

But what about Armin and Eren? Why does he keep hanging around him?

First of all, Eren was the first friend Armin ever made, on top of him defending him against the bullies. Since he wasn’t physically fit and was the weirdo of the area, he was eventually an easy target, not only a physical one, but also a mental one. He suffers from low-self esteem and doesn’t want to be seen as powerless, a coward or a burden. When Eren (and Mikasa) entrusted his faith on the tactic side, he felt like a burst of confidence flowing inside him. 

“I had just… convinced myself… convinced myself that I was powerless… that I was a burden… But these two… didn’t think of me that way… What other evidence do I need? These two are putting their lives in my hands… They… trust me more than… anyone else in the world…” - Ch.11

And that happened only because Eren trusted him before anybody else… Until recently.

For starters, there’s the explanation from chapter 85 I provided above that neither Eren or Mikasa defended Armin when they were agreeing Erwin was a better decision. That’s where it doesn’t exactly work anymore because Armin still heavily relies on Eren and Mikasa for moral support, to the point he needs to hang around them, to convince himself they still care about him as a person. That’s why he was standing nearby their cells in chapter 87, despite being burdened with two deaths in the previous volume.

Him convincing himself Eren still care about going to the ocean is even felt in chapter 82, where he decided to entrust his dreams to his best friend in a final assault against Bertolt. That time, thinking about the outside world filled him with courage.

Armin getting determined - Ch.81

The courage boiling inside him was filled with the many wonders awaiting him beyond the walls. Now that the truth’s been revealed, I wonder how much of that curiosity’s been shattered? Armin lost one of his main motivators. He only have Eren and Mikasa left, a.k.a. people who don’t even fully trust him.

So where does Mikasa go in all of this?

Before ANSWERS I actually didn’t think about a possible separation between her, Eren and Armin, from what it looked, her bond with them was pretty sturdy.

Isayama: Mikasa’s growth probably involves separation from Eren. By separation, I mean she might be able to return to that ordinary girl that she used to be in childhood…… I read some interesting thoughts from readers on the internet. People would say male mangaka have a tendency to reject the notion of “fate.“ On the contrary, female mangaka draw works that approve “fate.” You meet your Mr./Ms. Right, you say “This is fate!”, and you accept that the trajectory of your life is already predestined. People who interfere with that and seem to affect your serene life are portrayed as villains. Of course, I am not speaking of all mangaka, but with my mentality as a male mangaka, I think it is pitiful if Mikasa’s life is only about staying together with Eren. However to Mikasa, it is a wonderful thing to be with Eren forever. Combining what I’ve said, if I were to draw the separation of Eren and Mikasa, I feel like my portrayal likely won’t be satisfactory for readers, because Mikasa would have to endure the strain of being stuck between Eren and Armin. Even though she can sympathize with Armin, who considers things from a “globalism” perspective, it’s possible that she can’t just let the more self-focused Eren go.

-@suniuz

It was the first time the early fandom wank about whether Eren was good fro Mikasa or not resurfaced. So many memories…

Her degree of separation apparently involves a return to roots? That one where the sweet, innocent Mikasa settles in instead? Considering her experience, I doubt she could set up like this when she clearly experienced the worst of the world. So it’s more a setting where she renounces to her place in the military and sets up to some place safe where nobody would harm her. That’s a lifetsyle completely incompatible with Eren’s life: Mikasa was fine working in the fields, but Eren constantly needs to make his justice and he’ll stay in the warzone till the very end. If Mikasa can bargain with the Eastern Country with the mark of her clan, perhaps they’re going to let her in. There’s still the very first pages from the manga

To You, 2,000 Years From Now - Ch.1

That girl for me is clearly Mikasa: the early short hair, the scarf… Only the clothing looks different. Almost casual in fact. To me this panel is saying “I’m parting ways with you but we’ll see each other someday”. That’s pretty contradictory to what Mikasa fixed herself: to be at Eren’s side. Isayama thinks this is pathetic but it’s nearly essential for Mikasa to stay with him for the rest of her days. And by pathetic I mean this is the only goal she fixated herself in life: when her parents were brutally murdered in front of her eyes, her whole world crumbled. When Eren came and killed her kidnappers, she was brought back and followed his way of living, similar to a cub imitating her parents. Aside from Eren, her whole life seems pretty empty. As she ackerattached in pretty terrible circumstances, this is understandable.

The only way for her to “let go” of Eren is her realizing he doesn’t need her anymore. Either because he holds the coordinate and will figure out a way to activate it and wage war, making Mikasa’s Ackerpowers truly obsolete, either because Eren will make his own path without Armin and Mikasa. We’ll see how the future chapters will play out, but it’s clear to me he’ll send those wall titans on Marley. I have no idea if he’s gonna spare the Eldian minority residing there, considering they just offered one of their members as food.

About Isayama betraying the readers, I’m fully prepared for it to happen. After all, he deprived Levi from Erwin. That certainly won’t prevent him from doing the same with Mikasa. He also detailed in a separation scenario she would side with Eren, no matter what, even if it means going against Armin. Eren and Armin having an argument would truly wreck Armin’s closest relationships.

@momtaku voiced her opinion about Mikasa a while ago pretty consistently about her ackerbond with Eren. Honestly the more I’m reviewing Mikasa’s character, the most empty it feels. Aside from the second remnants of her family, nothing motivates much. Yet in that Highschool AU, we have her studying the occult, probably believing in paranormal entities and writing creepypasta… Her gloomy hobby matches her canon “creepy” personality but in this AU she seems more… fleshed than her canon counterpart at the same time? Is that a Mikasa who never had trauma in her youth and didn’t develop an ackerbond prematurely and looks shy, cute and probably harmless?  

I think the main breaker is Eren’s personality here.

Eren is described as being “a slave to the story”, always wanting to make himself look important: the highschool AU describes him as that grumpy normie on teenage hormones who doesn’t have any particular way to stand out. In canon, this is described as him being all talk about idealistic speeches without even thinking about them.

Eren defying Jean - Ch.3

That’s how he was able to convince Connie, Mina, Thomas and Samuel to join the Survey Corps. His inspirational words also struck Mikasa, Armin, Historia to some extent. Thanks to his abilities as a titan shifter, Erwin placed high hopes on him as well, along with most of the SC… and we all see how he payed him back. 

This is oddly reminiscent of somebody else, isn’t it?

Grisha encouraging the masses - Ch. 86

We all know how it turned out. Not only Grisha played himself, he also got the first restorationist he met calling him out.

Grice calling Grisha out - Ch.87

I’m expecting the same thing to happen with Eren and his comrades. It all depends about the next line of operations.

Phew, I didn’t expect that post to get that long but here we are. Hopefully I could explain why it doesn't bode well for EMA.

Addendum: The implications behind Eren and Mikasa’s pressure to bring Armin back are far worse considering everything I’ve said previously. If they let Armin die, they would’ve been impacted by bereavement sure, but not as heavily as they feared. Mikasa was actually ready to move on when Hange convicted her to let go and if Eren inherited Grisha’s mindset, the same can be assumed from him (he started a new life and let go of his old brothers, his first wive included). Having Erwin alive could’ve improved the road to a bittersweet ending at the cost of his sanity however. The only situation left unchanged would’ve been Reiner’s and there’s still something unfair, even if the serum would’ve been given to Erwin.

jullllybee  asked:

hi! just wanted to say I'm so weak for the relationship Hunk and Keith have in your AU, this is so adorable I can't resist! soo...what if Hunk gets sick and he has to stay at home for a couple of days and, of course, Keith is here, caring about his golden boy and trying to make him smile ;;; *whispers* please let Hunk have as many cuddles as possible :')

the-glitter-freak said: So, I was thinking about your Voltron family AU (which I live for btw) and (I’m sorry I’m not really sure if you’ve done I try to keep up) I was thinking about what would happen if the kids got sick and how Shiro and Keith would handle it

[The Voltron Family] Obviously, if Hunk was sick, Keith would be the one to stay home and take care of his baby boy. Shiro insisted to give him updates of their son’s progress. Keith entered Hunk’s room and he heard him coughing, he brought some meds that Shiro prepared.

Keith: *sits on the bed* Hey, baby, how you feeling?
Hunk: *frowns* *coughs* *runny nose* Bad.
Keith: *frowns* *caresses Hunk’s face* I have some meds to make you feel better. How about you sit up so you can drink it?
Hunk: *nods* *slowly sits up*
Keith: *pours the medicine syrup in the spoon* Open wide. Ahhhhhh….
Hunk: *copies Daddy* *opens mouth* Ahhhhh *drinks the syrup*
Keith: How is it?
Hunk: *smiles weakly* Tastes like strawberries.
Keith: Does it? *smiles*
Hunk: *nods* I love strawberries.
Keith: I know, sweetheart. *boops Hunk’s nose* Okay, now drink some water.
Hunk: *grabs the glass Keith hands to him* *drinks* *hands it back*
Keith: *kisses Hunk’s forehead* Okay, now you can go back to slee–
Hunk: *grabs Keith’s shirt gently* Daddy Keith? Can you please stay? 
Keith: *ALWAYS SO WEAK FOR HUNK* *smiles* Of course.  

So Hunk scooted a little to make way for Keith, who joined in beside him. Immediately Hunk cuddled his dad and Keith was happy to oblige. 

Hunk: Would you tell me again how you and Daddy Shiro *cough* met?
Keith: You little… *pinches Hunk’s nose*
Hunk: *tries to push Keith’s hands away but fails miserably* *holds Keith’s hand instead* What? It’s a funny story.
Keith: *rolls his eyes* Of course, it’s funny to you.
Hunk: *giggles* *coughs* *cuddle’s Keith’s hand* I just love how you met in the library. *coughs* Just the two of you *cough* in that printing room.
Keith: *fonds* You’re such a lil romantic aren’t you? Just like your Daddy Shiro.
Hunk: *beams* *anticipates* You could tell me your *coughs* first date.
Keith: Anything for you my lil pumpkin pie. *eskimo kisses Hunk* *pulls him up cause he’s slipping on the bed* 
Hunk: *rests his head on Keith’s chest* *wraps his arms around Keith’s neck*
Keith: Okay, well. Our first date was…
Shiro: *enters the room suddenly* …at an anime convention.
Keith and Hunk: *turns to the door* *sees Shiro*
Keith: *rolls his eyes* Oh my god.
Hunk: *coughs* *smiles* Daddy Shiro!
Shiro: *waves* How are you, love?
Hunk: I’m doing *coughs* okay.
Keith: How long will you be here?
Shiro: *pouts* *places hand on chest dramatically* Ouch, Keith. Want me to leave already and not tell our son about our first date ever during the height of your weeb days? *chuckles*
Hunk: *giggles* *pats the place beside him* *looks at Shiro expectantly*
Shiro: *smiles* *joins them in bed* *kisses Hunk* So!
Keith: *glares at Shiro*
Shiro: *sweats nervously* *looks at Hunk smiling at him* First date was indeed at an anime convention because your Daddy Keith was such a weeb.
Keith: *grumbles* You were a weeb too, yknow.
Shiro: *lifts Keith’s chin* I was. *turns to Hunk* We were both into anime. So it only made sense. 
Hunk: Who asked who?
Shiro: It was me. Obviously. *smug* 
Keith: *softly slaps Shiro*
Shiro: Ow! *rubs affected arm* You wound me, my love. It’s true though!
Keith: It is. *frowns* Don’t act all smug about it. You didn’t even kiss me on our first date. 
Shiro: Because!
Keith: Because what? *raises an eyebrow*
Shiro: *deflates* You make me nervous! I didn’t have the guts. *dejected* 
Hunk: Daddy Shiro got no balls. *giggles*
Shiro and Keith: *eyes widens at Hunk* *scandalized*
Shiro: What?! I do have balls!!
Keith: Where did you learn that from?! 
Hunk: I got it from Lance. Was that mean? *scared*
Shiro: YES!! *hands in the air*
Keith: Fricking Lance. *clicks his tongue* Where is he getting all of these words?! He’s like 6!
Shiro: Just don’t ever say that again, Hunk. *wags fingers at him*
Hunk: *pouts* I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.
Shiro: *touched* It’s okay, baby. Come here you. *grabs Hunk from Keith for a cuddle*
Keith: *sees it all happening* *stops Shiro* *holds Hunk closer* What do you think you’re doing?
Shiro: *frowns* *tries to get Hunk again* I want to hug my child, Keith.
Keith: *shakes head* No need. I’m the only cuddle buddy he needs.
Shiro: *shock* What? How dare you!
Keith: *pulls Hunk completely and cuddles him* *kisses his cheek* See?
Hunk: *giggles* That tickles, Daddy Keith!
Keith: *looks at Shiro* HA! See?
Shiro: Hunk, I can do what your Daddy Keith is doing—doubled!
Keith: *shock* WHAT?! NO YOU CAN’T!
Shiro: Yes I can! And I’ll prove it! *tries to grab Hunk again*
Keith: Don’t you have a hospital to get back to?
Hunk: Daddies please! *laughs* 

Hunk is very much well loved B’) I mean, I don’t blame them tbh. HAHAHA

My Gruvia theories: grays feelings progress
  • So when Gray was first getting to know her: he was impressed with her powers. He felt like he was the one in fairytail to know her first so he wanted to give her a kind welcome. He thought they'd become good "friend's"
  • When she showed her affections he just thought she was crazy. He didn't think those feelings were serious at first. Which they weren't so much.
  • Once they got to the island for the sclass exam: He gained high hopes for her. He wanted her to do well. She was the only one who he really cared about succeeding. He just wanted to beat everyone else. Once he learned there were enemies on the island, he became instantly concerned for her. He worried for her. He was very uncomfortable with her not being around. When he saved her life he planned to not tell her or anyone else. Very modest of him.
  • When Lyon stepped in: By then he had become colder towards Juvia...Why?? Let me tell you why. He wanted to protect his heart. He had put a huge guard up because he thought this was protecting her. He thought that if he distances himself, it'll be easier to not be tempted by her. But then Lyon stepping in made Gray angry. Gray believed that Juvia was capable of falling for Lyon. It wasn't because lyon was "taking his guild mate," because...let's face it. if lyon was walking off with cana, Gray wouldn't have given a damn.
  • The grand magic games: Gray had built a strong connection with Juvia in his heart but he didn't want to reveal it. When Juvia performed her spell for him and he flinched, it was because he's not the type to let his love be known in public. Also it actually could of subconsciously been because Gray took the precaution of protecting Juvia really seriously. I believe that Gray believes that if he reveals his feelings for Juvia or if their bond becomes known to the enemies (demons etc)that killed his family, then Juvia would be next in line. So juvia declaring her love for him could have put her life in danger. Gray could have subconsciously been thinking that.
  • Their unison raid: He knew that they had a deep connection and that their love itself could make them win. Thats why Hiro called it "sychonised love attack" All of this about their "teamwork" which was initiated by Gray who used other words disquise his love. That's why Chelia called them "beautiful" (romantic) It was actually a very bold sign that they'd turn canon.
  • Fastforward:
  • when erza confronted Gray about Juvia, it means that she doesn't believe Juvias love is one sided. How can she tell? Because Gray is really on guard around Juvia.
  • Their popular moments:
  • Dying for her: well protecting her was one of his main priorities so it's no surprise at all.
  • When Juvia confronted Gray about his father's death: the reason why he embraced Juvia in such a tender way was because he was so sorry for her pain and his father's death. But it wasn't just that. His guard fell down completely and at that moment, he wished that he had never been dishonest with Juvia. For example, imagine you had a friend who deeply cared for and loved you but you just ignored him/her even though you cared for and loved him/her too. Then you find out later that he/she did something incredible for you, then you break down into tears and you realise how bad you had been to him. I believe that's why he was saying sorry over and over again. Also he had just lost his father. To lose the love of his life right after that would've made him that much more lonely. That moment would've stayed with him forever. Linking Juvias importance to the importance of his father.
  • Fastforward to time skip:
  • when they lived together Gray would've been happy. However, as a guy who has hormones it seems a little fishy he didn't get at least tempted to sleep with her...right?? Well, Gray knew that falling asleep together, obviously that would've meant they were now in a relationship. But he doesn't want her life to be in danger. The demon that killed his family? I bet he believed that a demon would go after her if they were together. He really did. He wanted to Protect her. Just like hiro's quote for gray said..."to protect those you find important. You need a will of ice."
  • I don't believe he had really thought a relationship with Juvia could really happen for them, until they lived together. Gray just would've believed that because of his tragedies, he can't have love.
  • Living with Juvia, I think Gray realised then that he wanted it to be like that in the future. And he developed more hope for love and believed that it could happen, but first. ..he'd have to defeat END. So he took off for six months (though he though itd be quicker) because he had to train his power so that he could be strong enough to defeat END and then he'd finally be able to have a future. Which would be his future with Juvia.
  • When Natsu called Gray a jerk for abandoning Juvia for six months:
  • the reason why Gray would've stayed silent, is because he believed natsu was right. Gray must've felt really bad being away from Juvia all that time.
  • When he saw Juvia again after six months: I think he was amazed at how she wasn't upset with him. He got shivers when he heard her voice, so I think he was expecting some drama, but instead she smiled lovingly at him, threw her arms around him, and cheered about how much she missed him. Then he felt like the love he was receiving was undeserved. So he felt deeply bad and said sorry then him and Juvia fought the enemy.
  • After the time skip: If you notice closely Gray and Juvia are almost constantly together after that. I think Juvia was also a major force of determination for Gray to defeat END. So that she could be safe. Her being with him all the time was a motivation.
  • I'll give you my answer after the war" balcony scene:
  • I believe Gray had already decided his answer during the one year skip.
  • When he said "you're always by my side" he didn't just mean literally...he also meant "loyalty" She always has faith in him and never takes him for Granted. Her "always being by his side" also meant her always loving him. If he didn't love her back then he WOULDN'T have been grateful. He would've felt sorry for her instead and pity.
  • He said "for now, let me focus" because he wants to defeat END without a thought of distraction.
  • The latest chapters 499-504:
  • just before Juvia "died" Gray told her he could never hurt a "friend" and then quickly said "no! I could never hurt you!" Because she's not his friend. She's his future. He told her he just wanted to protect her and she understood what he meant. Then they both "died" but he woke up, she gave her speech, and then he burst out crying so fast it wasn't funny. This would've been such hell for him. She was one of his main motivations. She loved him unconditionally. He DID love her. He'd decided she was his future. He'd waited and not even got the chance to tell her how he felt before she died. He didn't even get to kiss her. (This is why I think the kiss really happened)
  • Then he kicked invels ass and screamed that he taking away Juvias future was unforgivable. Now let's stop for a moment. Gray Full buster is actually a very forgiving person. He can forgive very quickly. The fact that it's unforgivable proved just how he loved Juvia and how much he thought of her future. He wasn't just meaning "you took away her future" he was also meaning "you took away our future. We were both going to be happy and together!"
  • Then when Gray tries to kick Natsus ass...well let's just say he's so full of hatred for everything at this point, he really just don't give a f*ck about anything. He's just letting the darkness take over him and kill him. After all, defeating END was more essential to him than anything (except Juvia) so yeah ..that's just some of my clever input. Haha.
  • And btw:
  • I have never been wrong with any romance in anime, or with understanding characters. I just happen to always get it right! Haha. Especially shounen. Thanks and please like if you agree with my theories : )

Some clarifications because last night was a whirlwind and I’ve had more time to process the episode as a whole.  I reference this post specifically because there’s things that I want to clear up from yesterday that I was very in the moment about.  I think what gets us at times when trying to read deeper into anything from an anime is the fact that it’s a translation.  You never get the same feelings as you do when it’s in Japanese.  This is if you don’t know Japanese but if you do then I wish I got those same nuances in grammar that you do.

This scene is so important to episode 9.  Yuuri’s down in the dumps right now even if he was able to just squeeze into the Grand Prix Final.  But Yuuri is where he is because of his ability and he gave two amazing performances at the Cup of China that gave him the second place finish he would need to beat out Mickey.  Yuuri wants Viktor to step down as his coach after all of this.  To this moment he’s still doesn’t really think that he deserves Viktor.  But Yuri comes in out of nowhere and kicks him.  He breaks his train of thought.  This is the shock that Yuuri needed to find the confidence to ask Viktor “to stay as his coach until he retires”.  I don’t think that he intended to do that at all, but he came at just the right time and with his grandpa’s new katsudon pirozhki.

If we can all just please forget the fact that I actually thought Viktor flew back to Russia with a dog that almost died 24 hours ago after swallowing steamed buns then I’d love it.  Okay, but you know he would fly back to Russia if necessary.

I want to comment on Viktor’s face again.  Yes, this is a man who is very physically and emotionally tired.  The moment that he found out that Makkachin would be okay he started to worry about Yuuri.  You know he did.  This is character growth at its’ finest.  This is a man who hadn’t thought about anyone but himself, his skating career, and his dog.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  We see those bits of Yuuri bleed over into Viktor as their relationship deepens.  Viktor is worrying about someone who isn’t himself.  You could see the frustration in his expressions from episode 8 when he finds out that Makkachin’s at the vet.  He doesn’t want to leave Yuuri but in the end he does because Yuuri tells him that he’ll do the free skate by himself.  He’s probably been worried about how Yuuri coped without him on the sidelines because this is the first time in a major competition since he’s become his coach that he hasn’t been there.  He knows how it all went.  I’m sure he saw the stream.  He’s proud of Yuuri, but he understands Yuuri and the comfort that he craves.   He needs to see how Yuuri is doing for himself at the train station.  He’s deep in thought of the future until Makkachin barks to tell him that Yuuri’s here.

I was torn on this last night but I’m certain now that these two are on the same page.  We don’t know what the future holds for these two.  Yuuri might have just been outside next to a highway in Russia thinking about retiring after this season, but that doesn’t mean he’ll stop skating here.  He could keep going.  The show has actually given us indicators that Viktor’s the only one retiring at the end of all this between Yakov, Yuri, and JJ (mostly just saying that Viktor was running from him, but that’s close enough to retiring).  So, this request comes from a Yuuri that finally understands Viktor and is professing his love.  There’s no hesitations anymore.  The build-up to this moment was done phenomenally.  It’s a roundabout way of doing things but he does practically propose right here.  

The tears that come out of him after this are of happiness.  “I wish you’d never retire” is exactly what Yuuri wants to hear.  Yuuri’s spent 8 episodes unsure if Viktor would stay with him when all of this is said and done.  But he gets that confirmation.  Yuuri needs to hear it from Viktor’s own mouth.  Viktor is also practically confirming the end of his skating career here because he doesn’t want Yuuri to retire.  He’s 27 years old and already stands at the top of the world.  He’s been thinking about what he wants to do in the future as Yuuri’s coach.  He’ll end his career on a really strong note.  Now, he wants to be Yuuri’s coach and his future.  They’ll go to grand prix final after grand prix final together for as long as Yuuri is willing to skate competitively.  And then after all of that, they’ll be together.  I’m really hoping that we get a sweet ending to all of this.

anonymous asked:

what made you first start shipping kagehina?

OKAY SO this might get long. knowing myself it WILL, so I’ll just. fill under a read more.

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Dance with Devils episode 5

(As always, this is so SPOILER FULL you’d kill me. So read at your own risk)

(Also Mage alert. I like Mage. If there’s no Rem, I’m pretty fine with seeing Mage all the time. But there’s also Rem today, so this episode is going to be awesome! as always) Edit: I’ve made some censorship lmao, too many bad words ^^

This time this post is going to be a huge mess of screenshot and livestream reactions I had watching the episode. (And when I say HUGE I mean it)
Be ready for the struggle ahah

So, they decided to give us a cute af Lindo right at the start

*Meow!* (slow down reject, I can’t giggle like this already. It’s not even three minutes!)

And when things seemed going well…

*Boom!* “WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?!

…Things got better.

FREACKIN’ POTATO, FREACKIN’ LOVING HIM!

THE FREACKIN’ WINDOW!!!” Stop Mage, I already love you too much! OTL

Well, the spell didn’t work on Azuna. I knew she was special (maybe related to the excorcists like Lindo, dunno, speculations about her are still vague)

Also, she just said “Lindo…” no honorifics damnrightyass relationship!! <3

ShikixRoen OTP plz. Lolled at Shiki brushing a screaming in pain Roen ahah I think Rem told him to do it lmao (’cause of last time)

Rem tho, if you won’t have the grimoire and vampires take your throne, I sincerely advice you to reconsider your fortune-teller career with your chessboard lolol

*Now here it comes the random blabbing along with feels, screens and caps lock. as usual.*

I just LOVE how realistic Ritsuka’s behaviour is! (Admirable, script writers <3)

HE FREACKIN’ FELL DOWN THE BUILDING!!! hE’S KILLING ME!

MODEST!MAGE I like. what’s there to dislike about him??

*Mage ost came in*

Me: “ ♫ HELLO EVERYBODY ♫ ”
*Ritsuka screaming*
Me: “ ♫ IT’S A CRAZY WORLLDD  ♫ “
*Ritsuka screaming*  
#I kill myself with these lame jokes ah ah

Seriously, Subaru Kimura fit this character soooo well I can’t say anymore if I love him or love Mage more OTL

proposing like this SEEMS LEGIT TO ME.

(I took too many screenshots during this part lol)

CHINESE OUTFITS ARE HERE!!! Yasss

I’m starting to like Ritsuka and Mage interactions; they would look good as an old married couple… if Ritsu-chan wouldn’t always try to defend Rem’s reputation awww <3 <3 <3 (But I’m very openminded to a OT3)

Definitely there’s something going on with Ritsuka’s flagrance I won’t say “flavour” lol

Yeah, right, but daaaaamn Ritsuka!! What a “lucky girl” you are, my poor little baby >.< (From bad to worse, she also had to meet the drug dealers? I feel you Ritz <3)

I’ll confess I wasn’t 100% sure Rem was the real one when he showed up. You know, since last episode I’m on tentherhooks ^^

(A plane to go home??? Where in the world has Mage taken her?)

And their conversation was like:

Ri: “How did u know I was here, mate? Bro, I probably know u’re a demon ya know?”

Re: “Blah blah can’t hear you blah blah *insert kind words* blah blah *try confess to her randomly* blah blah”

I REALLY WAS DYING INSIDE AT THAT STARE SCENE

Daaaaamn my feeeeelsss

Rem, just stop to be so tsundere and be honest with your feelings already!

C’mon dude.

I trust you. You can.

(But I wanted to see a deal between Rem and Mage… u.u”) ((*))

Noooo T__T tears!! My precious Ritsuka-chan having a heartbrake! I can’t bear the pain!  (T A T)

…U Mage, the mood/life saviour!! Please, be embarrassed more in your life xD

IT’S A TRAP!

CREEPED-OUT-SISCON-MODE ACTIVATED. TERMINATOR!LINDO IS HERE, EVERYBODY! fear him (So he really is a vampire?)

oOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!

((*)) (Oh, nevermind. Here’s my deal LOL)

Really had no words watching the match. (I was speechless, covering my mouth with both hands; it was sooo good I still can’t find words to describe it. They did an awesome job with everything: animations, dubbing, dialogues, backgrounds… *standing ovation!!!*)

Until…

RITSUKA WTF R U DOING?!?!?!?? I’ve lost ten years of life, Jezz!!

(And what’s with this episode and the lack of honorifics? Lol I thought it was a special thing just for Azuna and Lindo, but now it seems quite normal!)

CREEPY SHIKI SCARING THE HELL OUT OF ME. please, I have only this heart of mine, let me live as long as possible

(Tell me next time is your time, Shiki!)

Ahahah it makes me laugh that no one cares a thing about how Rem treasure the chessboard, stealing peaces from it nonchalantly! x°D

You can say what you want, but this anime is really DEEP. I like it more than any other reverse harem I’ve ever seen! (I humbly admit I’ve seen many)

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This took me sooo long! Yatta, I did it!  ~(* 0 *)~

If you’ve read all of it, congratulation! You’re as obsessed with dwd as me, I’m glad ;)

Kudos to you all~! (now, time to write the tags *sigh*)

anonymous asked:

But, we're getting an entire ova devoted to aomine and kuroko's first meeting? The anime didnt want to have fill the episode with flashbacks? We still have to Yosen match to get to and Haizaki and Alex to introduce? We'll get out Aokuro moments after this match ends when they fistbump and Aomine teaches Kuorko how to shoot a ball. They can't cut that part out because he does it during Yosen match. So Aokuro wasn't so prominent in this ep in particular. I feel like they are just pacing the anime.

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How am I supposed to explain to you, how much that last weekend means to me?! HOW?! Well… I’ll try my best. ;)

At the three days of the AnimagiC convention in my home country last weekend I got the chance to see, hear and finally meet my fave mangaka of all time, Nobuhiro Watsuki-sensei, and his lovely wife, Kaworu Kurosaki (author of some of the stories her husband’s drawn), not at least once but for SEVERAL times during the whole event! (You can see him and his wife left on the photo above. She was ALWAYS wearing kimonos! So beautiful! - At the right side you can see Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop etc.!!!) We also had the chance to see and hear the german voice actor of Kenshin, René Dawn-Claude. He’s such a handsome fella… And his voice when he’s screaming the attacks in japanese language… Well… *coughs* Let me say I love it… ;)

The first day we had the chance to attend a really well prepared and detailed panel about Watsuki-sensei and how he’s working as a mangaka. We saw photos of his actual working place! I didn’t know, for example, that he’s still working with ink and pencils. He said he dislikes all things digital - and that impressed me massively. Same here, actually ;). He’s still working “analog” and his works are brilliant nonetheless. Watsuki-sensei also is a big nerd like us! He’s got a huge cupboard with tons of figures in it (anime/games)! A usual working day is REALLY hard for him, we learned. He only gets four or five hours of sleep per day! I wouldn’t survive this…

And - of course - he told us EVERYTHING we ever wanted to know about Rurouni Kenshin. The Q&A surprised me again, because there were A LOT of very intelligent, interesting questions asked.

After that panel was the first signing. It was IMPOSSIBLE to see the full panel and to get in the line for an autograph IN TIME. But Watsuki-san was about to give another signing the following day. And so we managed to be there two hours beforehand to make sure, that we could meet him at least once. And OMG… It was so… so…

I don’t think I can really put into words, what it means to me to actual meet my fave japanese artist and to THANK him, for this wonderful and heartbreaking story of Himura Kenshin, to tell him, how much his story inspired me to write and to draw for myself. I was so happy that he decided to visit his fans here in Germany. And I REALLY TOLD HIM THIS! The interpreter translated my words immediately for Watsuki-sensei and his wife. And they were so happy, Watsuki-san bowed nonetheless and was smiling!

There was a little discussion about my request for a signature of him at my own fanart - since I was the only person out of hundreds of fans who had brought one with her exactly for that purpose. And the convention crew wasn’t so sure whether Watsuki-sensei would like to do such a thing or not. But then I asked him right away, when I stood in front of him. I said that it would be a great honour for me, if he would sign my drawing. At least: It was he himself and his Kenshin who inspired me to create it! The interpreter translated my words and OF COURSE and OMG it wasn’t a problem at all! Watsuki bowed (until his head nearly hit the table before him) and his wife was all going: “Omg! It is SO BEAUTIFUL! SO BEAUTIFUL!”  ………………………… I still can’t believe this…

They gave me the autographs and Watsuki-sensei himself verified my drawing and acknowledged it as RUROUNI KENSHIN by writing it - which made me proud beyond any words. (See photo above! :))) ) After this… I was a crying mess. I shed real tears of joy, guys, let me tell you.

I’m so HAPPY that we got the chance to meet him! So happy! I can’t describe it. I simply can’t.

The AnimagiC also gave us the opportunity to watch all three Kenshin-movies with Takeru Sato as Kenshin as a “Triple-Night” - and we really did it. We sat seven hours on the most uncomfortable chairs I’ve ever came across - but it was so worth it. I knew the movies already. But it was a complete different thing to watch them on a huge screen than at my labby. Takeru Sato… Once again he managed to knock me off my feet. He’s such a brilliant actor guys. Switching from the all smiling “Oro?!”-uttering cutie to the frightening, determined Hitokiri Battosai in an instand: Not a problem for Sato-san. It was overwhelming.

That whole weekend was so unique and unforgettable for us! I cannot be thankful enough for it. And now I’m looking forward to draw Kenshin. Again. Finally. I’ve drawn him many, many times in the years between 2003 and 2010. But now, with the face of Takeru Sato, I want to draw him again - i feel the URGE to draw him! At least once! I just have to. ;)

God, what an experience, what a damn good weekend! Thanks again to the everlasting Merlin to my Arthur, merlination, for travelling with me! Without her I wouldn’t have been able to survive all this. THX, bb! :D

Theories, theories, theories!!! ^_^ I didn’t want to go too deep into those since I was afraid that I didn’t get the most important lines right and (guess what) I was right. About the fact that I was wrong, lol ^_^ Anyway, after three different people helped me to understand that I’ve read half of the characters wrong (that’s how “great” I am), I’ve made a proper translation of File 889’s page 14 (read it here). And now it looks like a right time for some brainstorming.

So, at the first look there’s nothing new in latest Manga File. We have Elena Miyano-san and young Amuro-kun. Not a big deal, since he said that he knew Miyano family  and he also said to Shiho-san that she looks like her mother, which means that he saw Elena-san. So, the fact that we see Amuro-kun in front of Elena-san now doesn’t look like a big deal. But let’s try to look closer.

The most interesting thing for me is that Aoyama Gōshō-sensei didn’t show Elena-san’s face properly. Here eyes is covered by shiny glasses like he don’t want us to see them yet. And her hair is white in the original manga (I’ve used fan-made colorized version of the frame with Elena-san because it looks cool, just take a note that colors isn’t official and colors in anime adaptation means nothing, since anime staff made a lot of mistakes before, like those with Gin’s and James Black’s hair). Same with Haibara-san’s and same with that mysterious girl in Sera Masumi-san’s hotel room. Doesn’t actually mean anything, since there’s only two colors in manga - black and white, but still, let’s keep it in mind. Another thing is - as far as I remember, in Sherry’s soliloquy (シェリーのひとりごと) Haibara-san said something like “That girl looks somehow like me” about mysterious girl from Masumi-san’s room. And since Sherry’s soliloquy is an absolutely official thing by Aoyama-sensei, it may be considered as a serious hint.

What can we get from it? We can assume that mysterious girl from Masumi-san’s room is actually Elena-san. Her words “I’ll be far away from here” sounds like she was ready to die, or knew that she’ll be killed, but it may also mean anything else. If she was about to die, it looks pretty much possible that she acted exactly like Shiho-san will act later in the same exact situation. Took her own medicine and escaped. Can’t say that I like this theory much, since it doesn’t explain where she was while her daughters were in danger and why she did nothing to help them. But it’s not that bad, because it looks like mysterious girl from Masumi-san’s room is sick and maybe there’s more in it. Like she was sick and unable to do a thing.

It’s also easy to explain how she ended up in Akai / Sera family. Actually, it fits surprisingly well. Remember that Akai-san joined Kuro no Soshiki (Black Organization) through Akemi-san? He started with older sister and contacted with both of them a lot. If Elena-san was able to escape, then it’s only natural for her to ask someone to help her daughters and provide some info in exchange. In this way, Akai-san’s actions may be seen in different light. Like he hid Elena-san in America, with his sister, while he himself tried to join Black Organization and get sisters back. Fits? Fits.

And I also can’t stop thinking about that “different territory” line. I’d like to see Japanese version of File 889 just to check the part about “far away”. I mean, “another territory”, “far away place”… It makes you think, right? Looks like even Conan can't make heads or tails from that “another territory” line, but it looks like mysterious girl put some meaning in it. And Conan asked Ai-san about it right away. Haibara-san said that she don’t know what that means, but she “didn’t know” about Ano Kata (That Person)’s e-mail adress too. So, there’s a chance that she actually know, but doesn’t tell. And there’s even a chance that the whole message was for her, since she still doesn’t trust Masumi-san. Even though it doesn’t look very promising, since there’s always a cell phone to interact both by voice and mail, no need for such a weird comunication.


But enough about that. Another interesting thing about latest Manga Files is “The Phone, The Sea and I” story. I think that everybody seen Ran-san’s flashback about Masumi-san and the sea now, since it was already turned into an anime, and it looks like Conan remember Masumi-san from the past (at least her tooth) and Masumi-san looks very concerned about her phone to be exactly like Conan’s. She wants to act like the character from that novel? Maybe. But I can’t stop thinking about the fact that she didn’t mail mysterious girl’s photo to Conan, but instead made him to find it on her own phone.

The most obvious explanation, though, is that she didn’t want Conan to have the photo. Because there’s a very important face on it and they didn’t want to go with the photo freely and ask around (minus one point to middle brother theory, according to which that mysterious girl is Masumi-san’s middle brother, who looks like a girl, the same way with Masumi-san looks like a boy). But still, I always thought that time traveling in Meitantei CONAN should be considered as something very possible. Remember Vermouth’s “We can be both of God and the Devil since we’re trying to raise the dead against the stream of time”? Remember Ai-san’s “The one who’s trying to go against the flow of time should suffer”? Can be time-related, right? And this way Itakura Suguru-san’s software makes sense. Because I can’t see how software may be important to make drugs up to the level when its creator begins considering it as a crime against humanity. A lot of people forgot about it, but I’m still trying to connect Suguru-san’s software with Silver Bullet project. Without any luck. Aside of the fact that it may be some sort of software to control people, who took some certain drugs.

Another thing is Amuro-san’s nickname.  / Rei / Zero. Gundam origins is obvious, but still, it’s hard to believe that Aoyama-sensei added it just for fun. And named the whole file after it. There should be a true meaning. Well, Amuro-san gave  some sort of explanation about it being his nickname, since everybody around him acted like he was transparent, but it sounds like a lie for me. I mean, in this way it’ll be a humiliation for him and Elena-san aren’t the one to call a boy by such a humiliating name. So, there should be something more. Something he didn’t want to tell Conan-tachi. And something with fear in it, since it looks like he has some sort of complex about it. In this case Black Organization’s experiments with drugs on their own people looks more and more posible. Especially since they wanted to test APTX 4869 on Numabuchi Kiichiro (and was unable to). And Numabuchi Kiichiro was the only one Kuro no Soshiki member, who didn’t give Haibara-san her usual “pressure”. So, my theory about “super soldiers” of sorts looks pretty much possible. And Zero may be somehow related to numbers and / or classification. There’s a lot of speculations started after previous Manga File about connections with Glass family, but it doesn’t sounds right for me. In other hand, Shinichi-kun’s “Love is a beginning” may be used by Ran-san later in conversation with Amuro-san. May be a very nice move, actually. Like “Don’t die, because zero is where everything starts!”. But that is just me and my imagination.

What else? Another popular theory now is about Vermouth being Haibara-san’s mother. Well, it’s an old theory, but it became popular again after the File 889. My opinion - dislike this one. Way too hard for Sharon and Chris Vineyard to be an actresses and work on Silver Bullet project a lot at the same time. Yet again - bloodlust for her own daughter (Vermouth tried to kill Haibara-san no matter what to keep her secrets) and like a million other stuff. Even if we’ll imagine that Shiho-san can’t recognize her own mother. the only thing I really like about this theory is that it explains the part about Sharon Vineyard’s husband at least a little. And yes, that part still gives me an insomnia. because there was no reason for Vermouth to make up her own husband and it’s hard to imagine Black Organization’s member with a regular husband. But still, totally dislike this theory.

So, in conclusion I can only tell this - latest Manga Files makes things even worse. Because there’s even more nice looking possibilities and still no solid proofs. The latest part of the main story looks like one of those huge jigsaw puzzles with many thousands pieces in them. And to make things worse - those pieces are white. The problem here isn’t that you can’t put them together. The problem is that you can combine them in oh so many ways.

P.S. Sorry for such a long text without “read more” thing, but there’s no more button for it on TUMBLR and HTML editor is buggy and don’t want to let me to put it manually. Not my fault.

anonymous asked:

Ahhh still not over the day in the life! What did you think?? I can't believe how adorable they were. First the breakfast thing and then dan thinking phil bought the cookbook for them to keep..I died. They pretty much do everything together as we already assumed but oh my god it was the sweetest thing to see <3

Where to begin. This may be one of my most favorite videos of them of all time. Seriously. I could not have asked for anything better…Dan & Phil unscripted and unafraid to be themselves. It felt so genuine and incredibly relaxed/candid and I was so so pleasantly surprised. When I had the hunch that it was a DITL I kind of made a mental note not to get too excited because although I adore the previous two DITLs I never felt they were 100% authentic. Like of course I loved them but there were always little things that felt too planned out (like the bedroom thing and pretending to wake Dan up & also making such a big deal out of trying to show us they had other friends lol). So I kind of mentally prepared myself that those things would likely come with the territory and that it may not be as charming and endearing as the little lessamazingphil type candid vlogs. Which, by the way, is when I feel their true personalities shine the most.

I am so glad to say that I judged incorrectly, because this DITL was anything but insincere. I already knew it was off to a good start from the moment they didn’t show Phil “waking up” Dan lol because that part always made me cringe with how scripted it seemed. Anyways, as I kept watching I couldn’t believe how comfortable and completely relaxed they were. I have never seen them act so unabashedly forward with their closeness on camera before. Not once did they try to downplay how much time they spend together or make justifications for what they were doing and why. It came off as a resounding “yes, we actually are glued at the hip” but they didn’t feel the need to explain themselves. It just was how it was and there was no desire to prove anything. And I loved it.

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