let’s talk some snk focus and complaining
I’m seeing a lot of negativity and I have to say that, I think even valid feelings/opinions are being expressed and transmitted in a very wrong way that’s easy to be interpreted as simply being bitter and “uncomfortable because it’s not about me” attitude
as someone who’s a main cast stan and who have warmed up considerably to the characters on the warriors side, who now enjoys them enough to even want to make content for them, let me explain the feelings of those who are impatient for the walldians in a way that’s more understandable and easy to sympathize with than just what looks like “bitterness”
1- first thing is, I wouldn’t have found a worst time to shift the perspective than the one Isayama chose, even I tried to!
and by worst I mean the degree of how unresolved everything was left
think about it, everything we learned after the serumbowl, all the damage that was done during the serumbowl to the characters and their relationships was left unresolved, so many threads hanging, so many insights on their feelings that we’re lacking, it’s easy to get anxious over all that, and it’s not like the story switched focus to go back and deal with this right where it left it, we have to deal with a big time skip too! which bring me to the next point
2- the 4 years time skip!
all the more reasons why people are anxious, it’s not a month, it’s not two, it’s 4 whole years! the biggest time skip we’ve had in the entire manga!
it’s naturally stressing, it was the first month and it still is 5 months later, so many things could happen in those years! and the note we left them on is anything but reassuring
3- it’s the final arc!
yeah we’re all in this together, only that doesn’t make it any better to any side, there’s always this feeling inside that “it’s now or never”, you either get what you hope for now or you’ll never get it like… ever!
tell me that’s not stressing! I have no idea why Isayama talks about deciding the end as a way of reassuring the fans because for a lot of people there’s nothing reassuring knowing the story is ending and that there’s no more second chances at focus to any of the characters
and then there’s the obvious, the hell of the monthly releases!
it’s not a new issue but it’s has always acted as a magnifying glass every time the pace slowed down a little, the content of 3 episodes in the anime can drag for more than half a year in manga form!
for all of this, I think people are getting a little bit impatient and anxious but the way it’s been expressed could easily be seen as childish bitterness over other people getting focus and enjoying content of their favs, which I doubt is the real case
we can disagree with
and be upset over his choices respectfully if there are valid reasons, but for that we need to drop the childish behavior and the “if I’m not enjoying no one should” attitude,
Isayama is not writing his story to cater to anyone
on the other hand, people who are simply expressing missing their favs and feeling impatient and worried, should be allowed to! there are valid reasons for that as I stated above, you can’t just ask people to leave when they have been invested for years in characters who haven’t gotten a closure yet.
in short, be respectful kids!