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Is it the end of Ymir?

You know, I did a review of what meant to me the “death” of Ymir in a single page of the manga, but we will analyze this situation and see that there are many contradictions that it is almost impossible to ignore if we talk about the fate of Ymir

I know that even though it all looks like shit.

But there is even a small chance that this live Ymir by these points

The first one is my favorite

This chapter clarified many things one of them was the size of users of titan power. This size is predetermined. This means that the serum does not affect the size.

Some will ask Why do I say this?

The answer you can find in Eren he was a Titan of 4 meters in its normal form but to get the power of Attack of his father was 15 meters.

Armin his normal Titan form average 10 meters, but his colossal Tittan form measures equal to Berthold ie 60 meters

The varying size of the changing Titans is the feasible proof that the serum does not affect the size of the  Titan shifter at all.

I know that the vision of the Armin Titan is the imagination of Zeke Jaeger but the truth I do not think that changes, that is to say the rule of the Titans is absolute.

Remembering that until now they never say that the serum influences the Titans Shifter so it is very worth this point.

Although I believe that the Titan Beast could be the exception for its own power Titan that we do not know as it is but that is for another post.

But Galliard contradicts all these facts the real question is Why is your Titan so huge? Has no sense

Now let’s see the size of the Ymir Titan that is 5 meters and as we saw before it is logical that the one who devours it is also a small Titan. Because if Marley could actually increase Galliard’s size

Why did not he do it with Picke and his Titan power? Since it is very small.

Theoretically in terms of power Titan it is impossible for Galliard to have done so.

Second point (program of the warriors).

As you know the recruiting is given in 5-7 years, but they are never given the Titan power immediately they are tested for years.

It is obvious that they do not select only 7 candidates between boys and girls. First they do some tests to get discarded quickly.

Now as we saw in that little flashback of Reiner (We saw Berthold, Annie, Galliard, Marcer) exclude Pike because Reiner reminded the previous 4 chosen to see only the four new candidates.

.But this Flashback reveals me that obviously of all the children who were in the program.
They were selected as candidates to inherit the Titan powers. But to choose which candidate was going to take some power was another matter

All candidates for warriors (normal) are small are not older, to inherit the powers of the Titans.

According to the calculations Reiner obtained its power Titan, to the 11 years, Annie obtained it to the 9 years.

This can be understood that Galliard already received the power of Titan the same year as Reiner, Berthold, Annie, Marcel, but was not selected to go to the Mission in Paradise

The same mentions that he wanted to “ingest” the Titan armored but could not (which indicates that he received in the past another Titan power).

You know something curious that I could distinguish is that the warrior woman Pike is more “close” to Galliard and there is also an irony in all this, Galliard and Pike were the two normal warriors who were not sent to the children’s mission to Paradise Island obviously Are much closer.

Now knowing all this, why Galiard would be the exception to this rule and would be granted the power of Titan at such an advanced age ?.

It’s more if they had an older candidate for Ymir’s Titan power. Why was not he selected to be war chief? O Why new recruits are 12-year-olds, if they could have much larger candidates for normal warriors?

Simply loses meaning

Now the chief of the warriors is always the oldest and inherits the strongest power of Marley (apparently).

Your candidate is much older than ordinary warriors. Obviously there were many candidates for this “War Chief” position.

But the one selected to carry this power was Zeke, now the new chosen from the candidates was Colt and this was decided in 4 years.

Now let us remember the 4 chosen to inherit the powers of Titan and to be normal warriors, it is obvious that all will be new warriors but the only thing that is being decided is What power are going to take? And one of the most requested is the Armored power as seen in the past by Galliard.

The narrative is misleading at this point or rather simply do not say

Since they may notice that even though there is competition, they are all like Reiner and his friends after all will inherit the Titan powers.

With this it is shown that all normal warriors (they have 2 years left) even though they were not mentioned these facts can be deduced.

Now I ask them Does it make sense that Galliard would devour a Titan power at a late age instead of simply being selected for war chief as it is even greater than the new one selected ?.

Does it make sense that you have not chosen to inherit Titan’s powers much greater than what we have seen?

With all this analysis will realize that it is improbable and an inconsistency that Galliard had his powers at such a late age.

This is my second point for which I do not think Galliard has devoured it

My third point (Special Abilities)

As we all changeable Titans have special abilities, I will use two examples to show this point

Titan Attack

Its power is to be very offensive its power of attack far surpasses to other titans regular and even changing of its size.

This is reflected with Grisha and Kluger who despite being worn out and not having trained their Titan power (this is important at this point).

They had enough power to kill the solitudes of Marley and the other to kill Frieda that owned the parent respectively (which as we know the Progenitor does not have much physical power since it was the First King himself who owned Frieda and fought but could not do anything against Grisha).

Titan quadruped

You see the titan that has a great speed but very different from the one of Ymir (ironically before the majority thought that this changing Titan was the one that devoured to Ymir by being even smaller 4 meters exactly).

Its specially designed way to run fast, load things and serve as a small tank of meat is fascinating.
Having understood these two points, we look at the Titan de Galliard

Now let’s see the Titan of the jaw

As we saw that it has a large size is not a Titan that measures much more than 10 meters, something strange and contradictory (considering the first point where the rule of the size of the Titans is predetermined is present, but continue)

Galliard is another type of agility where he uses his great jaw and his hands to destroy everything abruptly his agility is based on big jumps a type of agility that suits his abilities, since being bigger has more resistance and can be more destructive with Everything that you want emphasizing that it has a great jaw that has no comparison with the one of Ymir.

Now compare it with the Ymir Titan

The Titan Ymir is a small 5 meter as a quick killer, since it does not use jerky attacks, like the titan of the jaw, his attacks combine with his agility complemented to perfection with his claws and teeth to kill quickly, but never to Had a high destructive level and resistance is almost nil.

In addition Galliard has that jaw that is its maximum power and its characteristic more remarkable than of any Titan, something that Ymir should have also assimilated a bigger size so that it makes sense, if we think it well his jaw of Ymir had nothing of special , The only thing he possessed were sharp teeth, but remembering that Zeke Jaeger himself possessed this and Eren’s mouth is bigger than hers.

Having seen this point is sufficient proof of the great contradiction of the argument that Galliard was devoured to Ymir in terms of Titan’s powers logic. I mean just watch

Many justify this by saying: “Galliard trained his Titan power so he got that Jaw”.

I could tell those people.

Does training make a titan changing much bigger than it is?

Did the quadruped Titan have to train to get that specially made way to load things?

Or if Ymir had eaten Reiner, would he have become small and would not assimilate the size of the Titan along with the Armudra just by not training ?.

It really does not make sense, it’s a huge contradiction and so far I do not see a real answer, it’s one thing for training to do things out of the ordinary like Annie, Reiner and Berthold.

But another is to increase size and give physical abilities completely opposite to power Titan, bone (Titan jaw obviously gives you a big jaw, which Ymir never had).

Fourth Point (The imnovador of what we knew of the memories)

What we have seen so far and for a long time almost all the fandom supposed, was that the memories only affected the bearer of the coordinate and the real blood.

But this is no longer true … something I noticed in this chapter is that in various situations it was seen as they used the word “Inherit”, when they talk about Titan power, even “devour” but when it touched the subject of Ymir in those two pages never mentioned those words, in her they only spoke of small memories.

The strangest thing is that why face Reiner on this fact right now?

Galliard had 4 or 3 years to do this supposedly and something more. Note that in those memoirs he got recently he was trying to see his brother and that is why Reiner’s images sometimes came unconsciously, which was what he resembled.

Oddly enough, she did not even vaguely mention her feelings for Historia, which was basically her second motivation, she only managed to see a small part of the memories and that they were all related in some way to Marcel.

This reminds me at the same time that Eren was chained in a special cave. Where when touching Eren came memories of Frieda to Historia and Rod Reiss. The truth I assumed that this process was because they were of the royal blood and Eren had the coordinate since we assumed that no other changer could see memories. But that is denied in this chapter.

As I remember how Christa killed Rod Reiss but by having contact with him he could see flashes of his memories.

Something that has never been mentioned is what would happen if a changing Titan touches another in the cave of memories?

Kluger said that the royal family have a connection to the 9 powers … but he also said that all the changing Titans (all 9 powers were connected) maybe Galliard got those little flashes of his memory related to Marcel in some other way And if we consider the other 3 points above is a feasible option

But something that many forget in this issue of “memory”

It is that Kluger himself had not received memories of his predecessor and was very surprised to say the last words he said to Grisha very rare.

But he told everything he knew to Grisha but this detail that he inherited the memories, he never said it like he never said that he had stolen a power of Marley because he had not.

Grisha himself in his books never wrote about Kluger’s childhood or life beyond what Kluger himself told him.

Now they do not believe it strange that just Galliard received flashes of “memories” since Reiner, Ymir, Berthold, Annie, Grisha, Kluger in the past did not receive this.

(Concluding that Inheriting the Titan powers is not a feasible proof of inheriting memories or small memories).

All these details indicate that the answer may not be simply in the coordinate, but in that cave of the memories since all the ceremonies were given there.

No one knows what happens if a changing Titan touches another changing Titan in the cave. That is why these details of the small parts of Ymir’s memories are somewhat confusing and mysterious.

Fifth Point (the narrative)

Narratively do not mention this by the way in which even his meeting of Galliard and Ymir in the cave is a strange thing unlike what we saw on other occasions

- there was no serum

- there are no guards around to keep it from going
-not even the precautionary Buccaneer so that Eren would not be converted.

Once again it was not necessary to show his death, simply having shown Galliard’s titanic form in normal mode before devouring it was sufficient, but also nothing.

Now returning to the chapter, there is a rather curious panel in which separates the two warriors and the war chief at one end, and on the other side are Marley’s instructors.

Reiner was with the boys accompanying them, have wondered where is the normal 4 warrior with 5 power?. 

He was not in the war, they did not mention it at any time. At the meeting or at the meetings of the other warriors,

It was even discovered that Marley does not know anything that Zeke Jaeger is a member of the Royal Fritz family with a simple comment.

Also the human arms are referred to the Ackerman (what completely discards that they are part of the 9 powers).

I even talked about the four Titan powers that were in Paradise

Another thing that was said was that Reiner had made a recon on Paradise Island, it would not have been better to say …. “The Fifth Warrior or call him by his name” made a recognition that would prove his existence.

But again nothing

Seeing all this Do you seriously believe that the Ymir Theme is as simple as it seems?

Sixth Point (The powers have not been merged to Exception of Eren Jaeger)

Some who realized the inconsistencies in the appearances of the Titans and even the power.

They say “Maybe I already had a power and they merged.” The truth is not so bad that argument, it would be logical to a certain extent, but the argument falls in the context of how organized Marley.

-First if they would actually grant two powers to a single warrior, obviously they would not give the normal warriors but the war chief who in this case is considered a “miracle.”

- Second Marley does not do this, since they distribute their powers in an equitable way since when merging powers are no longer separated until the day of death of the user since if it were transmitted would be 2 powers in one forever and wait for the death of your Changing is something they do not do.

-Third, the narrative itself, again this detail is not mentioned unlike the amount of information received and also loses consistency.
Zeke himself developed claws ironically after Ymir went out with them (some say they took the liquid out of his Titan). But the other obviously if they speculate that he devoured it at least should have a small physical detail of it.

On the basis of all this can be said with certainty that there was no fusion of powers


In the anime the normal form of the Titan of Ymir was modified so that it did not have sharp claws or teeth of Beast that had in its first appearance in the sleeve

But after devouring Marcel this changes completely and the real change is evident.

Your Titan stays the same size and gives you extreme agility, claws and fangs (but your jaw does not grow)

Honestly this is a change too big for it to have been made on purpose by the anime producers, that is to say this modification is not only in the anime. But in the own opening of the series.

For what purpose or with what intention was this done ?.
Since it would be irrelevant if Isayama killed Ymir so this gives a lot to think about.

After seeing these 6 logical points that are present in the manga the claim that Ymir has been devoured has too many inconsistencies and contradictions, since it violates many rules established by the manga itself regarding the powers of the titan.

pbsugar-nerd  asked:

I think the idea of a possible chess set would be pretty intruiging,but in my opinion,Karamatsu would be the pawn.Because of how disposable he is,(in the anime,and how hes essentially a meat shield in the game.)

he maybe meat shield but he has a true real purpose don’t you think? if you compare to oso who is weak overall, and just normal overall, he’s more disposable than any others, you can play the oso wall strategy, but he’s not as great of a true tank/meat shield as kara is. imo if i must classify everyone i would do it like this:

  • king: ichi                      (move very slow, if he’s killed? you’ll lose)
  • queen: choro               (the most useful piece in the game)
  • bishop: todo                (rather powerful, long range, save butts)
  • knight: jyushi               (his own pace, complicated, close range)
  • rook: kara                    (go with the king[[’s slowness]]: castling/shield)
  • pawn: oso                    (most common piece, start the game)

Beer, grilled meat, World of Tanks and the company of good friends….who at this point I can call my brothers now. It was a good night. I needed it. And please help me pray for Mama’s recovery. After all the running around with all the many errands to start her chemo treatment, it officially starts tomorrow.

#CarverHawkeAppreciation from the family and crew. 

He can be relied upon to carry the heavy stuff, with a minimum of grumbling. -Leandra Hawke 

He’s fun to wind up. -Marian Hawke

He makes a hell of a meat shield tank. -Garrett Hawke

He’s the second best cook in the family. -Bethany Hawke

He’s cute when he scowls. Cuter when he smiles. And those arms! Mmmmm… -Captain Isabela

He’s the only Ferelden refugee who pets cats instead of eating them. -the mage Anders

He’s really good at swording! -Merrill of the alienage

He’s really fucking tall. -Varric Tethras

He demonstrated remarkable bravery at Ostagar. -Guard Captain Aveline Vallen, Ostagar veteran

His dedication to his family is inspiring. -HRH Prince Sebastian of Starkhaven

Hmph. -Fenris

And (secretly), he’s Uncle Gamlen’s favorite Hawke.

Cloudy with a chance of Dead Meats

Yesterday I shot some more green screen elements for Dead Meat, but the star of the day was the Lo-Fi Trumbull Cloud Tank.  Back before CG, but after Real Clouds, there was the Trumbull Cloud Tank.  Named after the guy who pioneered fish tank atmospheres for Close Encounters and Raiders of the Lost Ark, the tank is set up by layering fresh water on top of salt water, and then squirting different liquids into the water.  Ideally, the liquids form roiling layers of realistic (or surrealistic) clouds.

This is what the O.G. Cloud Tank looked like for Close Encounters:

Theirs was a 2,000 gallon tank with a mechanical arm.  Overkill, am I right?  I mean, anything more than 1,500 gallons and you’re just showboating.

I would be using a 60 gallon tank lent to me by C.H. Greenblatt and his dead fish.

It all starts with rock salt.  You need a cup and a half of rock salt for every two gallons of water that you want to magically turn into salt water.  And since we’ll be filling the tank up almost halfway with saltwater, it’s gonna take a lot of salt and a lot of time.

Or maybe I should buy more pots.  I dunno.  Anyway, once we had enough salt water, it was time to fill the rest of the tank with fresh water.

The plastic bag keeps the fresh water and salt water from touching each other.  I feel that plastic bags could, perhaps in the future, be used to keep people from touching.  But that’s an experiment for another day.

Lighting the tank was a little trickier than I anticipated, but I was lucky to have some help.  You can see the two layers of water in the photo above.  Once we saw the line, we were pretty excited.  We had bent nature to our will and nothing could stop us!

The only thing left to do was add some evaporated milk, ink, and of course, the secret ingredient…  Love.

Only Ralphs was out of Love, so we just used acrylic paint.

The whole thing turned out great and I got some cool, creepy skies for Dead Meat.  I’ll definitely do it again a few more times to get more footage.  There’s nothing quite like those first few plumes.

I was going to do another run today, but my refrigerator died this weekend and the repair guy showed up right before I started posting this.  Turns out he needs boiling water, a bucket, and towels.  So he’s got all of my tools tied up.  I think maybe he’s secretly delivering a baby in the crisper drawer.  If he asks for the evaporated milk, I’ll know for sure.

Thanks again to Skyler Kragt (Twitter: @kragtodile), Taylor Reneau (Twitter: @yesreneau  YouTube: yesreneau), and Scott Bartuska (Twitter: @scottbartuska) for all of their help.  Tweet them and let them know they’ve mastered cloud based technology.

Oh, and thanks also to C.H. Greenblatt, who has no internet presence at all.  So don’t bother tweeting him.

The post after this one is full of images taken from yesterday’s Cloud Tank shoot.  Enjoy them.  They’re all the exact size of a Facebook background image.  Weird, right?

Naruto the musical part 2 (spoilers)

Part 2:
- they changed/ abridged the story somewhat this half.
- orochimaru attacks Konoha (no chuunin exams) on his own accord and gaara shows up to fight naruto.
- we see a storyboard-style projection of gaaras backstory as he’s breaking down on stage
- gaara gets a prosthetic sand-arm and half mask for when Shukaku takes over half his body
- in this fight gaaras sand is shown by a sand-covered floaty cloth that he flings around
- after this sasukes backstory is shown, with silhouettes like haku’s
- during this there’s an acrobat at the back of the stage dressed as itachi. He’s performing arial acrobatics on a red bit of cloth. Sasuke also joins him on the 2nd prong of the cloth and they do acrobatics together, as though its the red string of fate. Then sasuke comes off as though it was severed. This scene was very powerful and moving with the music too. I felt very sorry for sasuke.
- the sasuke retrieval arc consisted of team 8, team 10 and naruto.
Each character had a short moment demonstrating their attack. Shikamarus attack had someone covered in black lie at his feet and grab the enemy, who then copied shikamarus actions. Choujis meat tank was portrayed with a massive chouji-design blow-up ball. Shikamaru rolled it into the audience, who passed it around, but shikamaru kept pushing it back into the audience! XD
- naruto squares off against kabto instead of kimimaro, and gaara comes to help.
- naruto vs sasuke was a slow-motion fist fight with a sepia lighting, showing all their friends walking around the stage in slow-mo as if it was a flashback. When the slow-mo ends they have a normal fist fight complete with sound effects.
- sasuke (and kakashi) have blue lights in their palms to show chidori, naruto has a red one for rasengan. When they hit each other the stage flashed white, then sasuke was shown looking over a defeated naruto.
- the last scene is where naruto leaves to go training with jiraiya.
- then the credits, where the cast come out and bow
- after the credits, the cast sing a song. The cast then go around the audience, who then started screaming like crazy XD
- in the end orochimaru ‘kidnaps’ Sakura and takes her offstage lol
- they come on one more time, naruto and the cast asks the audience if they enjoyed it, thanks them, bows and leaves for the last time.

“nah kid, you don’t stand a chance in the unofficial leagues. they play dota bareknuckled there, you can really get hurt. plus the league is entirely dominated by homosexuals. a little straight boy like you? like fresh meat in a shark tank”

Elephant Don - Part 1

After living for over a decade in the heart of their families, bull elephants develop a wanderlust and start to distance themselves from family. At the same time, mom, aunts, and even grandma get fed up with these bulls throwing their weight around and encourage a parting of ways with a good swift tusking or two…or three, leaving them with two choices upon reaching sexual maturity—wonder alone until they die, or seek the company of other males.

In parts of Etosha, more often than not, young males have chosen the companionship of others. But cranky old pachyderms and testosterone driven young upstarts don’t always get along. Sometimes it takes a “Don” to knock some sense into these tanks of meat to prevent an all-out lethal clash of titans!

Caitlin’s new book, Elephant Don, now available for preorder on Amazon, explores the complexity of these tricky male elephant relationships and describes how she studies these subtle giants without getting in the middle of the smashing heads.

Over the next few months leading up to release of the book, we will post a series of photos and short pieces about the science of Elephant Don and how the book came to be.