real eren

  • isayama: i love all my children equally.
  • isayama: eren, misaka, miniature he-man, potato girl, potato head, horse face, freckled jesus, crystal, multiple personality disorder dude, cause of the entire conflict and trigger of the entire plot, queenie, and...
  • isayama: *squints at smudged writing on hand* yummy
  • isayama: ah, time to kill this one off-screen

Eren is the best protagonist for a series like Attack on Titan.

A lot of people get frustrated that Eren is slow to jump into fights, like when he couldn’t transform to fight the female titan and when he froze up last episode during one of the Top 10 Anime Betrayals of all time. I think this misses out on a crucial point. Eren is actually very quick to join the action - but only when the situation fits the narrative of a sterotypical shounen. He’s the first one to go after killing the colossal titan when it appeared in episode 5. He saves Armin from being eaten alive while bleeding and missing a leg. Getting revenge for his mother and saving his childhood friend - classic shounen plotlines.

Eren is, essentially, a sterotypical shounen protagonist trapped in a storyline that subverts shounen tropes. He’s in the wrong genre. He views the world as very clear-cut good vs. evil. Humans are good, titans are bad, and humans will eventually succeed because they are on the good side. He believes it, so we believe it too. This is what makes it so shocking when the story deviates from shounen norms. (see: Levi’s squad and how the power of friendship failed to save them)

This is also the real reason why Eren hesitates when it is revealed that his friends were his enemies all along. It’s not because he’s a wimp or because he’s the new Shinji, it’s because his character isn’t prepared for a morally ambiguous world. However, this is what makes him a such a great protagonist for us. While we come to terms with the fact that the world of Attack on Titan isn’t as black and white as it first appeared, so does Eren, right alongside us.

Adorable Ereri

Okay, let’s just take a moment and just-

Levi is literally the smallest 30 year old there is and it’s adorable

But it’s even more adorable when you’ve got a tiny 30 year old who is smaller than a  teen boy and yet this teen boy named Eren fucking Jaeger worships the very ground he steps on.

Fight me 

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HEY GUYS, IT’S CANON ERERI-WEEK

day 1: first impressions!

i was so bummed that i missed the last ereri week, but life gets in the way, so what can you do, eh? enjoy this canon universe humor!

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{To Eremika} 
I try making the face that you used to like
But my face keeps getting ugly
With tears flowing down
So I can’t even look at you.