Misekake no kibō wo toite Yume wo chiratsukase wa shinai Sanjō dake ga genjō sono mono
Toki ni saizen no saku wa Tōtoi inochi kirisutete Saki e susumu michi wo shishu Senjō no seorī
Owari naki crisis no naka Hei wo michibiki tsuzuke Nani wo sutesatta toshite mo Tsunagi tomeru Hope Of Mankind
Akiru hodo mitsumete kita Jinrui no oyobanasa wo Soredemo mada hirobite wa inai
Gisei harawanu jakusha ni Donna shōki ga aru to iu? Mukiaubeki aite to wa Hyaku nen no kyōi
*Owari naki crisis no naka Nando demo tobikonde Kakushin no danpen sagasu Sore dake ga Hope Of Mankind
Owari naki crisis no naka Hei wo michibiki tsuzuke Yuru ganu shinnen tsuranuku Tsukiru sono hi made
Muzan ni chitta ejiki to natta Yūshi ni itsuka tsugunaeru nara Inochi hitotsu ja fuzoku darō ga Jigoku ni ochita sono ato de nara… Kagiri aru ima kudasu ketsudan ga Asu wo tsukuru to shinjite iru
Suteta mono wa kagiri naku Eta mono wa wazuka demo Idomu kagiri zero ja nai Kanōsei wa mada
I do not offer false hopes
By dangling dreams in front
It is nothing but bleak, but that is the way things are
Sometimes the best policy is
To sacrifice precious lives
Defending until the end the path forward
It is the theory of the battlefield
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will continue to guide the soldiers
Even if I have to abandon everything
I will hold onto the hope of mankind
I have stared myself sick gazing upon
Nevertheless we have not yet perished
For the weak ones who have not paid with sacrifice
What sort of chances of winning are there?
The opponents we must face
Have been a menace for 100 years
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will dive over and over again
To search for fragments of the truth
That is simply the hope of mankind
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will continue to lead the soldiers
I will cling to my unwavering faith
Until my days come to an end
It is cruel how the victims have fallen
If I were to atone for these volunteers
One life is not enough, but
Perhaps it would after I have fallen into hell
There is a limit to the decisions I make now but
I believe we can build a tomorrow
There’s no end to the things I’ve thrown away
Even though the things I’ve gotten in return were few
The ability to challenge is not down to zero
There is still a possibility
Monologue English Translation
My father was a teacher. The course of my life was set in the classroom one day where my father was giving a history lesson.
Having doubts about the story of how humanity had been driven into these walls, I asked my father a naive question.
At the time, my father stayed silent, but after we returned home, he answered my question.
There were a great number of inconsistencies in the history book distributed by the monarchy.
Moreover, he had a theory that they were hiding an astounding truth.
I spread my father’s theory around to the neighborhood children.
There was no ill intention, it was an innocent act.
However, on the day in which those details were investigated by Military Police, my father died in an accident in a faraway town he had left for.
Of course, it was only ostensibly an accident. My father was killed at the hands of someone who disapproved of his theory.
Inside the walls, there are a portion of humans who indulge in a privileged life– their desires, as well as a foolish son tempted by innocent questions killed my father.
And then my father’s theory became my truth. Proving my father’s theory became my life’s mission.
Humans become titans, and titans become the walls.
In this world full of harsh paths, answering the question I put forth on that day is the meaning of my life, the reason why I was born.
It is for that reason that I came to lead the Survey Corps, giving commands to numerous subordinates: “Give up your life.”
Almost all humans who join the Survey Corps will die.
On their first expedition outside the walls, the probability that new recruits will become food for the titans is roughly 50 percent.
1 in 2 people will lose their life.
Just in the last 4 years, the Survey Corps lost the majority of its soldiers, and with the fall of Wall Maria, all of the results we had gained crumbled in an instant.
There is no guarantee that Survey Corps soldiers who dedicate their hearts for the sake of humanity will live tomorrow. The current condition is bleak.
However much we try to discuss our hopes and dreams, all of them will be easily crushed.
No matter how much we champion some great cause or become a sacrifice for someone else’s sake, the pay off is almost nothing.
And yet I have been ordering many soldiers to die.
I have been using gamble-like military strategies in order to fight against this cruel world.
A comrade who formerly aspired to join the Survey Corps with me fell in love with a girl from the bar we frequented, and he chose to protect her.
I too thought I could perhaps walk along that same kind of path.
But I chose the path of fighting titans over a girl I loved.
Even a person who chose a peaceful life and could spend their life happily will eventually die.
Hope? Or despair? When this small world is about to change, I am the only one who will choose my own path.
I am the only one who will choose the path I believe in.
Who is the enemy of this world?
The key that will save humanity from this despair is none other than humanity’s determination.
This firm determination is, above all, mankind’s hope.
Therefore, I have no choice but to go see the answers I want to know.
Even though I have lost my arm as well as many of my subordinates while carrying the wings of freedom on my back¹, I must continue to advance beyond the walls by fighting against this cruel world.
If we can manage to reach the basement of Eren Yeager’s home, surely we will be able to seize the key to freeing ourselves from control by titans which has lasted for 100 years.
The answer to the question I brought forth on that day is at a place right before my eyes, a place I can reach my hand toward and grab.
Everything is for the sake of my dream– my very own dream. For that purpose I have guided many soldiers, and have ordered them to die.
As well as every other soldier who has tragically fallen.
My one life is not enough, but eventually I will make up for it. After I have fallen into hell, certainly I will have the privilege to atone.
Certainly, without fail. But now is not the time.
No matter what it takes, I have to be present to witness the moment that the truth about this world becomes clear.
Even if I have to abandon everything.
My conviction is unwavering.
¹ Here the phrase 自由の翼を背負い/jiyū no tsubasa wo seoi (“carrying the wings of freedom on my back”) has a connotation of it being a heavy burden to bear. It looks similar to another phrase in Japanese, 十字架を背負う/jyūjika wo seō, which means “to have a cross to bear” or more figuratively, “to carry a heavy burden”.
I feel like Shiro does really disgustingly sweet things to Lance when he thinks they’re alone like they turn down an empty hallway together and Shiro grabs him and starts covering him in smooches everywhere he can BUT if they get caught Shiro is so embarrassed like Lance will be on the floor laughing at how mortified his boyfriend is over HIS OWN ACTIONS
The High☆Speed Free! Starting Days event was held at the Ryogoku Kokukigan Sumo Wrestling arena, the exact same location where the Free! Eternal Summer event two years ago was held. The biggest announcements of the event were the three planned Free! continuation movies:
1) Free! Timeless Medley ~絆 Bonds~ This will be a compilation of scenes from Free! Eternal Summer as well as new scenes relating to Makoto, Haruka, Rei, and Nagisa
2) Free! Timeless Medley ~約束 Promises~ This will be a compilation of scenes from Free! Eternal Summer as well as new scenes relating to Sousuke and Rin’s promise to him
3) Free! Take Your Marks This will be a completely new full-length feature film following Haruka after he graduates from High School
For those interested in what happened during the Afternoon event, here’s a detailed report, so enjoy~
every other show:
bury your gays! you got gays? gotta bury 'em, gays can't be happy!
unbury your gays! bitch you thought we killed him, but he's alive! Here, take this super gay finale while you're at it, too, make ALL THE GAYS happy! Oh wait what's this?? One more gay for the road, guys, you've earned it
So I was really confused because like who is that ginger baby? So I did some research… APPARENTLY, THERE WERE TWO FEMALE ROBINS. LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL CARRIE KELLEY.
THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE WAS TECHNICALLY (IN EARTH 31 WHERE SHE WAS INTRODUCED) THE FIRST FEMALE ROBIN. SHE CAME BETWEEN JASON TODD AND TIM DRAKE (correct me if I’m wrong. This is just from what I’ve read.)
NOT ONLY WAS SHE THE FIRST FEMALE ROBIN TECHINALLY BUT BOTH OF HER PARENTS ARE STILL ALIVE. SHOCKING I KNOW SINCE OUR LITTLE HYPED UP ON CAFFEINE BOY TIM DRAKE IS REFERRED TO AS THE ONLY ONE WITH PARENTS STILL ALIVE.
OH WAIT THERE’S MORE! SHE WAS VOICED BY ARIEL WINTER IN “BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS” (the animated version). SO DO WHAT YOU WANT FOR THIS INFORMATION. BUT I BELIEVE CARRIE KELLEY DESERVES SOME LOVE!
I did not at first realise what an emotional experience this film would be, but FUCK ME on watching the first few scenes I felt the tears spring forth like fucking fountains of glory.
It was seeing all those strong women on screen, those incredible women, unsexualised and with agency of their own, that completely undid me and I didn’t stop weeping until the film was over.
So here is a list of 15 reasons why Wonder Woman was the best damn film of this year:
The Amazons will have you wanting to take on the patriarchy with a bow and arrow in 10 seconds flat. A society of women, who love and support one another. A mother-daughter relationship unspoilt by ‘female jealousy’. LESBIAN ISLAND (also I am gay for every single Amazon ever.)
The soundtrack will take you from 0 to I-wanna-punch-a-nazi really quickly.
I’m not really one for heterosexual white guys in films, but Steve Trevor is a good and brave soul and never, not once, does he treat Diana as his inferior. From the moment she rescues him from the sea he treats her as an equal and respects her and supports her. AND THIS IS WHY SHE LOVES HIM.
Diana listens to no man. Not even the man she is romantically involved with. When he tells her not to get involved, out of his fear she will be hurt, she fucking gets involved anyway. In fact, the whole film can be boiled down to Steve going; ‘Stay here.’ and Diana going; ‘Fuck that.’
Wonder Woman is canonically bisexual.
It might be because I’m a slut for history but Diana calling out WWI generals on their old world Victorian values made my Fucking Day. ‘A real general fights alongside their soldiers.’ Queen of my heart.
Diana asking why women would want to hold their tummies in. We don’t Diana thank you for asking, bc tummies are beautiful.
Everyone telling Diana she can’t save everyone, to which she responds, ‘Watch me.’
Steve saying, ‘It’s no man’s land, no man can cross it.’ and Diana, the fucking icon that is, going ‘I am no man.’ (it’s in subtext) And the costume!?? Fuck me. No seriously, fuck me.
There is a Moroccan and a Native American character, the Moroccan character highlights racial issues that stop him reaching his dreams and the Native American character calls out white Americans on their genocide of his people. (having diversity in a film set in 1918 just sticks a big ol’ middle finger up to any film who has said ‘diversity isn’t historically accurate’)
There is also a character with an invisible disability; Charlie has, one presumes, PTSD and not only does this highlight and give representation to people with mental illness, but the other male characters genuinely care for his emotional wellbeing. Men emotionally supporting other men! Men showing their emotions!! Men caring for one another tenderly!!!!
None of these characters die. Only the het white guy dies, in a nice twist on the ‘female love interest dies to give het white male lead Angst’ trope.
Humans aren’t good, we don’t deserve Diana (damn right we don’t) but we have goodness in us and it’s a choice!!
‘I believe in Love.’
War is a white old guy, and Diana destroys him. The overwhelming message of this movie is peace and love and in this shitshow we call the modern world, we need more movies with this message.
OH WAIT I FORGOT ONE!!! ‘Men are unnecessary for pleasure.’ !!!!!!!
Peaceful mornings at the Skywalker residence. Sorry I was too lazy to google a more legit prosthetic.
EDIT: This is way too late and probably futile, but for the record, this comic takes place in a domestic Earth AU.