king of the east

tony totally does have a superpower. its just that his superpower is not dying of caffeine overdose which only rarely comes in handy when fighting supervillians
Things I will forever hate:

Season finale cliffhanger…and than the show being canceled. 

Rivamika Meta Masterlist [Part II]

[Part I]

ROMANTIC RIVAMIKA

  1. Does Levi have feelings for Mikasa? ( @canon-rivamika )
  2. Do you think Isayama ships Rivamika? ( @canon-rivamika )
  3. What do you think makes Levi and Mikasa compatible? ( @perksofbeingawaifu )
  4. Romantic Rivamika might not sail, but what about platonic Rivamika? ( @ackerslave )
  5. How do you explain Levi’s frequent, speechless glances at Mikasa? ( @canon-rivamika )
  6. There are many ways Rivamika can develop, and it doesn’t need to be romantic to be canon ( @suniuz )
  7. Levi is secretly Isayama’s self insert character and Mikasa is based on his dream girl ( @amayaokami )
  8. Why is Levi so obsessed with the fact that Mikasa cares about Eren? ( @canon-rivamika​ )
  9. Rivamika and the age gap ( @viktornikiiforov / @alienheartattack )
  10. The age difference of Levi and Mikasa ( @whyiloverivamika )

ACKERMAN & EAST SEA CLAN THEORIES

  1. Levi and Mikasa were experimented on ( @matsuoqa )
  2. Levi knew about Kenny’s surname ( @stishovite )
  3. Levi didn’t know about the Ackerman thing at all ( @fuku-shuu / Husam )
  4. Kenny trained Levi to be the perfect solder, Levi’s memories were implanted into Mikasa by the Reiss, Mikasa’s kidnapping was actually an order from Kenny so she could be used as a weapon by the royal family ( @canon-rivamika )
  5. Isayama planned Levi and Mikasa’s connection from the start, so did Mikasa’s parents die randomly? ( @fuku-shuu )
  6. Clue for Levi being Asian ( @ackersexual )
  7. Levi’s age and his true relation to Mikasa ( @mundanekamilia )
  8. Asian and Ackerman persecution, Mikasa is the ultimate product of two powerful bloodlines ( @fuku-shuu )
  9. Kenny wants an Ackerman arranged marriage! ( @alienheartattack )
  10. Levi needs to come out as an Ackerman ( @amayaokami )
  11. Deathbed Ackertalk ( @shortie-levi )
  12. When is there going to be the Ackertalk and how will it be? ( @snkception / @generouslycoldstranger )
  13. Perhaps Levi slowly started to suspect he might be an Ackerman like Mikasa, since they were more alike than he initially thought ( @iamthewallrose )
  14. The Ackermans and the Asian Clan ( @beyond-the-dork )
  15. Ackerman powers actually come from warrior memories implanted on them by the Reiss ( @canon-rivamika )
  16. Little Mikasa did get an Ackertalk from her parents ( @momtaku )
  17. Mikasa is “some sort of unholy hybrid of rebellion for the monarchy” ( @momtaku )
  18. The Ackerpower includes healing powers! ( @falcon94ssy )
  19. Random Ackerman / Warrior thoughts ( @momtaku )
  20. Mikasa heals very quickly, but what about her cuts / burns from chapter 83? ( @canon-rivamika​ )
  21. The “Ackerbond”, Mikasa and the guidebook interviews ( @momtaku )
  22. In order to tie up all the loose ends in the final arc of the manga, Isayama will need to address the Ackermans and East Sea Clan mysteries again, either in the form of a new Ackertalk or something else ( @canon-rivamika )
  23. What if Flegel Reeves brings up the Ackertalk again by mentioning Levi’s surname to Mikasa? ( @leviyato / @canon-rivamika )
  24. The Ackerman Family, the Eldians and the Marley: Does Mikasa have Eldian blood? What about Levi? ( @canon-rivamika )
  25. There must be Ackerman info in Grisha’s files ( @canon-rivamika )
  26. It seems that at least part of both the Ackerman and East Sea Clans, who served the Fritz King long ago, fled from the mainland to Paradis Island, but did they inherit Ymir’s blood? ( @canon-rivamika )
  27. Why did the Ackermans and the East Sea Clan flee with the First King to Paradis if they were considered enemies of the crown? Because long ago, they served the royal family directly ( @canon-rivamika )
  28. East Sea Clan quick thoughts ( @falcon94ssy )
  29. What does Mikasa know after the Ackertalk according to the recent Levi AU Smartpass interview? ( @daydream24-7 / @ackerslave )
  30. How relevant is the Levi AU Smartpass interview? Did Levi and Mikasa have a second Ackertalk after all? ( @kenken-chan )
  31. Why is Levi stronger than Mikasa if they’re both Ackermans? Wasn’t Kenny just as strong as him? ( @ackerslave )
  32. When did Levi really awaken his Ackerpower? ( @canon-rivamika​ ) 
  33. The power of the titans runs in the blood of each Ackerman ( @falcon94ssy )

RIVAMIKA IS NOT INCEST

  1. The closest familial relationship between Levi and Mikasa is third or fourth cousins ( @el-rabbit )
  2. Levi and Mikasa being related doesn’t sink the Rivamika ship ( @mirime-kisarrastine )
  3. If you think Rivamika is incest, the major bloodline inside the walls is even more related ( @fuku-shuu / @ackersexual )
  4. Ackerman Family Tree explained ( @amayaokami )
  5. Levi and Mikasa are only distantly related, and their relationship can evolve in a good way since he sees her differently ( @canon-rivamika )
  6. Levi and Mikasa didn’t address each other by name during their fight, perhaps they aren’t ready or willing to see each other as family yet ( @canon-rivamika )
  7. How should I answer when people say that Levi and Mikasa are related? ( @canon-rivamika )
  8. Only because two people come from the same bloodline doesn’t mean their relationship is incest ( @sassans / @canon-rivamika )
  9. Levi’s age and bloodline were relevant to the storyline, but only up to the Uprising Arc ( @canon-rivamika )
  10. Levi and Mikasa are distant cousins according to both Chapter 65 and the ANSWERS databook ( @canon-rivamika )
  11. Would Rivamika be the most popular ship if they had different surnames? ( @amayaokami )
  12. Back in the day chapter 65 was realeased we didn’t even need the new ANSWERS databook to prove that Levi and Mikasa were distantly related ( @fuku-shuu / @k-lionheart / @thirstylevi )
  13. It’s curious how Isayama made sure to confirm Levi and Mikasa were very distantly related ( @amayaokami

LEVI ACKERMAN

  1. Levi’s flower is the Hydrangea ( @ackersexual )
  2. Levi is in his early 30’s, do I have to let go of Rivamika? ( @riivamika )
  3. Levi’s body posture when talking to others (including the Ackertalk) ( @momtaku​ )
  4. The correct, formal way to address Levi is by “Heishichou” and Mikasa is the only recruit that calls him directly by this title ( @canon-rivamika​ )
  5. A Timeline of Levi Ackerman ( @shortie-levi )
  6. In no way is Levi not emotional ( @ereminions / @l-e-v-i-ackerman )
  7. Levi was in Erwin’s exact same position when Mikasa confronted him, and sees in Mikasa a reflection of his young self ( @canon-rivamika​ )
  8. Is Levi a rightie or leftie? ( @canon-rivamika )
  9. Shipping Levi with happiness comes first ( @canon-rivamika )
  10. What kind of people Levi likes? Isayama: Tall people ( @papermoon2 )
  11. What if Levi’s cravat was made from scraps of his mother’s old shirt? ( @yuyuworld )
  12. “Levi doesn’t care about anyone” - okay, so, please explain this ( @titan-princess )

MIKASA ACKERMAN

  1. Mikasa’s character development in the Uprising and Return to Shiganshina Arcs ( @erensjaegerbombs​ )
  2. Contrary to popular belief, Mikasa has been in the spotlight in the Return to Shiganshina arcs ( @aotopmha​ / @daydream24-7​ )
  3. Mikasa’s mysterious headaches ( @teetanjaeger​ / @iero-nipple​ / @canon-rivamika​ )
  4. About EMA going their separate ways and what that means for Mikasa ( @canon-rivamika )
  5. Mikasa’s relationship with Levi helped her mature ( @canon-rivamika )
  6. Mikasa and Eren were wrong for disobeying Levi’s orders, but the dissing has to stop ( @canon-rivamika )
  7. Will Mikasa go back to being overprotective over Eren and Armin? ( @canon-rivamika )
  8. Will Mikasa ever go back to being an ordinary girl like she used to be in her childhood? ( @etoincognito )
  9. Mikasa’s character development wasn’t ruined by the serumbowl, on the contrary ( @raelis1 / @aotopmha​ / @daydream24-7​ )
  10. Where’s Mikasa’s opinion on the Ackerman ordeal? ( @daydream24-7 / @canon-rivamika )

PARALLELS

  1. Shikishima, from the Live action movie, is the name of a battleship, just like Mikasa ( @fuku-shuu )
  2. First Mikasa, now Levi jumps to save Eren from Reiner ( @amayaokami / @ariam-jan )
  3. Shiganshina Trio and veterans parallel ( @iamthewallrose )
  4. Levi and Mikasa’s first titan kills ( @wilya-fui )
  5. Ackermans and their lieges, who changed their lives ( @momtaku )
  6. Levi and Mikasa: Last words from their families ( @canon-rivamika )
  7. Mikasa looked really impressed when Levi appeared in front of EMA for the first time to save them. Perhaps she always admired him from a distance? Is that why she copies his attack moves? ( @fuku-shuu / @megillien / @amayaokami )
  8. Levi’s cravat and Mikasa’s scarf may be their tribute to their loved ones, a memento from innocent days long gone ( @lenok993 )
  9. A heroic parallel, Part 2: Mikasa & Levi ( @jeanandthedreamofhorses )
  10. The very moment Levi and Mikasa realized they were on their own ( @fuku-shuu )
  11. Mikasa’s trust in Levi is much akin to Levi’s trust in Erwin ( @canon-rivamika )

Updated 05/05/17

you were watching the road


captive prince playlists: 

8tracks : bangers
spotify : extended

dust to dust : the civil wars // i walk the line : halsey // better love : hozier // issues : julia michaels // love is blindness : jack white // shake it out - acoustic : florence + the machine // don’t let me down : joy williams // walls : kings of leon // cold : matchbox twenty // monster : mumford & sons // poison & wine : the civil wars // the love we stole : bear’s den // we belong together : gavin degraw // carry your throne : jon bellion // pillowtalk : zayn // young & beautiful : lana del rey // i’ve told you now - live : sam smith // beautiful war : kings of leon  // blindsided : bon iver // elastic heart - live : sia // save yourself : kaleo // east : sleeping at last // flesh & bone : keaton henson  // hearts a mess : gotye // holes in the sky : m83 // blood hands : royal blood // i’m gonna be (500 miles) : sleeping at last // wish that you were here : florence + the machine // the night we met : lord huron // same mistake : james blunt // third eye: florence + the machine // when you break : bear’s den // i’ll be good : jaymes young // all the king’s horses : karmina // too much is never enough : florence + the machine // the wolves (act I & II) : bon iver // kings : tribe society // sex on fire : kings of leon // weight in gold : gallant // mirrors : justin timberlake // now comes the night : rob thomas // this year’s love : david grey // a place only you can go : needtobreathe // only love : mumford & sons


beautiful cover art by: @youaretrue.

4

The nine rowhouses a few blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital stood for more than a century, through waves of immigration, two world wars, the upending of the city’s economy and a shift in its racial makeup.

The arched windows along the 900 block of North Bradford Street reflected both the boom and the decline of a great American city: the prosperous midcentury, when all nine households could afford the Formstone that covered their brick fronts; the tumult of 1968, when residents could smell the smoke from nearby riots; the white flight that would open the street to African Americans and the drug wars that would drive many of them away.

Since it was built on an old brickyard in 1905 by the “two-story king of East Baltimore,” hundreds of people have called the block home.

But only one of them was there to see that history end.

Block by block, Baltimore is demolishing its blight – and pieces of its past. 

Read more here: Life, death and demolition

American Heathens: Christo-paganism makes no sense, there’s no way a Tru™ Viking Warrior® would do anything like that!

Me:
“When in the seventh century King Redwald of East Anglia provided one altar in his church to sacrifice to Christ, and another small one to offer victims to devils, he was not behaving childishly, or cunningly hoping to get the best of both worlds, but merely acting according to normal Heathen custom.”
–H.R. Ellis-Davidson, Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, chapter 9, pp 219-220

“With clacking oars the Phoenicians arrived millennia ago to found their centre of ancient exchange. Under golden Roman yoke the port gained gleaming palaces and mosaics. Ostrogoths, vandals, and Byzantines alternately wrecked and rebuilt. Moorish and Berber emirs dug irrigation and harvested new fruits - the bergamot oranges they planted still grow. Norman kings wrested the island back from the east. Garibaldi’s thousand redshirts galloped through, and Italy was born. All those centuries of interleaved layers, one bled into the other, remain palpable in the air, the water, the art, the architecture, the spirit.”

Just some random thoughts and theories about Ackerman Clan.

We do learn from Granda Ackerman that Ackermans used to be a close family to the royals, just like East Sea Clan. What made them different was that they were the shield and the sword of Royal Family. At Chapter 93, we also learn that they are a myth only royal family knows. 

At dark ages, Eldia Empire enslaved Marleyans and so told tried to etchnically erased them over 1700 years, of course as Kruger said so logically, this makes no sense.

What if like Eldians were trying to make humans more titan-like, what if they were making experiments on Marleyans like Titan Chemistry Research Society is doing on Eldians recently? And the conclusion of those experiments are Ackerman Clan? 

We don’t know much about Dark Ages where Eldia Empire ruled, what we do know is not reliable and changed by many people many times. But R.I.P Eldia Empire and Marley Empire are more alike than any Marley would be able to acknowledge.

Eldia defeated Ancient Marley Empire, relied too much on Titan powers and got defeated by Marley thanks to their super power human brain a hundred years ago.

And now, Marley is cornered at a close situation. They relied too much on Titan power that Mid-East Empire was nearly defeating them with their super power aka developed tech and they also know if they do not stop relying on Titan Power, they are done for.

It is really like a wheel that keeps turning endlessly, one time Marley is at top, one time Eldia.

If those who are at the top of it really did and are crush the ones at bottom, this would be just another piece to show how similar they actually are.

So what I am saying here is what if Ackermans actually Marleyans that somehow got injected with Titan powers? That would explain a lot. That would explain why King Fritz can’t control them even though they are not Eldians yet how monstrously strong they are even though they are humans. Not Marley, not Eldian, something in between. Outcasts that can’t be controlled other than one thing.

Their lieges.

I wonder if the actual reason Ackermans have lieges is to keep them under control. They can reach the great power that lies within them only if they choose a liege they are going to serve under. They gain a great control over their body and mind in order to be under control of that one person.

For a long amount of time, these people were chosen from royal family. After Ackermans rebelled to King with East Sea Clan, they also gained the freedom to choose their own liege yet they still are the slaves of their great strength and their lieges thanks to blood running through their veins. Yet again, they still have free will and they still can make individual choices. Maybe, the hanged Ackerman chose to give up on his life and the status Ackermans have within royals and chose to rebelled to gain this freedom. Even if it is just a little bit.

It would be fitting to learn that Ackermans are some kind of genetically changed Eldian - Marley hybrid instead of super mysterious magical winged ninth titan.

Just my two cents.