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anonymous asked:

[1] Agree with that reblog and your addition so much! I am holding onto the handful of still decent meta writers like you left on this fandom and avoiding the biased posts & translations. I just had to unfollow another blog for their hateful comments, including some about other meta writers like you. I mean how dare you talk about the sacred ackerbond! (lol). And I must say that I believe the root of all this problem is simply that some people have been living on a "bubble", mostly because >>

[2] they have always been a very problematic side of the fandom and they mostly only interact with others with the same faves/ship. So on this bubble they basically all echo each other, and all the opinions are mostly the same. They end up convinced that their biased interpretations are real, they reinforce it by having others agreeing with them inside their bubble and building on that, and they end up in a point very very far from reality. They focused so much into glorifying Erwin and >>

[3] venerating him for so long that they forgot that he was just a secondary character on a story much bigger than him. They overnalized each panel, each interaction, and interpreted them with a high amount of bias, just to match their romantic fanfictions, and they went way far from what the actual manga was telling. This, although annoying, was not that much of a problem until the recent chapters came out. Then the reality hit, and their world crumbled. All of those interpretations are now >>

[4] proven wrong, but they cannot wrap their heads around it. They can’t believe this is happening! How dare Isayama do this to them! A bit later, the questionable translations came out, and then their attitude changed to thinking there’s this obscure plot twist where EMA are the real villains, Erwin was a saint, and in the end everyone will die tragically, because no one deserves to live after their favorite character dies, of course. So they take a simple interview and twist it to the max >>

[5] picking random words like “sin” and coming up with hidden meanings to them, putting all their hate and bitterness into vilifying Eren & Mikasa (mostly Eren, since many of them were already Eren haters in the first place, because of silly ship wars with the rival ship. They have been already trying to make Eren look inadequate for years). They put all their efforts into trying to find a reason to turn the story into something that matches the delusions they had before. Like this they have >>

[6] become a bunch of bullies who harrass people who dare to contradict all these biased theories they are making up or have a different opinion, alienating the rest of the fandom in the process. I always thought that I wouldn’t mind how Isayama ended his story as long as it was well done, but now the only thing I want is EMA winning and being the saviors and heroes of humanity, so all those people who are killing the fandom with their childish behaviors have to just shut the fuck up. [END].

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The truth is I’m biased, too. I think everyone is. I’m also looking very deeply into things and I think that’s absolutely fine. It’s all about what you see in the story, after all.

I agree with you about the “bubble” idea. It’s good to have a more diverse pool of opinions to go through. It gives you a much more diverse picture of different perspectives, even when you don’t agree with them. In general it allows for a more diverse worldview to read and watch a lot of different media, too. Not just “good” or “non-problematic” stuff. You’ll stay ignorant if you always stay in your bubble of safety. It’s also different from limiting your exposure to too much negativity (there’s just so much you can take at points) or even too much positivity (sometimes that’s just boring).

Obviously there are other problems, like mental illnesses that limit that for some people, but especially if you love taking look at media critically it’s useful to consume a lot of it.

I’ve said it a few times now, but there really is sometimes a very big difference in the Attack On Titan Tumblr reads and the actual Attack On Titan.

But in the end, it’s when it turns from criticism to harassemnt where the problem lies.

What the “Ackerbond” amounts to me is “I admire that person and I want them to be well”. Eren and Armin have an Ackerbond, too!

I also disagree with the glorification of Erwin. I remember the middle school spinoff chapter which made fun of that - Erwin was the greatest ever to everyone except Eren, but in the end it turns out he’s not much different from Eren and all the other characters were disappointed. It made fun of how the Japanese fandom put him on a pedestal, making him a saint and the western fandom doesn’t seem much different.

What I like about Erwin is his human side, his imperfections. I don’t think his ideal of “If you can’t sacrifice anything, you can’t change anything.” is entirely one to be admired and I’m happy the anime finale went into that, there’s a number of ways it could go very awful directions when unchecked (especially if you look at the more unsettling direction Armin’s character can possibly take). Erwin himself sees doing what he does in a negative light and it’s true. Nothing about it is actually presented as glorious.

The thing is.. in the end Erwin is actually pretty important, I just don’t think he carries the themes of the story or is the driving force behind it. The SL saw a improvement under his leadership, but he just ended up choosing to be someone to be a stepping stone. In the end he chose to leave it up to those coming next to him and wanted to give his life with his men, rather than live and fulfill his personal dream. Armin wasn’t like that. He did sacrifice himself bravely, but not of the will to die there and Levi pegged Armin as sturdier in the end. Doesn’t help that Levi bringing him back wouldn be just as a safety net for other people. I think he would forever regret that, so he chose what seemed right, rather than what seemed best.

It’s so hard to not let the worst fans colour your opinion of the character and these past few months has been the first time I’ve felt like this - that’s towards Levi/Erwin, their individual characters, even Kenny/Uri and all the fans surrounding these pairings.

I’m so sick of Levi in particular. I’ve always thought he was one of the simplest characters in the series and it’s a struggle to not let awful fans colour your opinion, especially now that they’ve gone over to harassment. It’s a struggle, but in the end the story is separate from fans.

Thank you for the ask!

anonymous asked:

What are all the fandoms you've done or are planning to do cosplay for? And I'm sorry if you've been asked this question to death

My top fandoms of all time in no particular order
ATLA/LOK
SNK
XXXHOLiC
Danganronpa
RWBY
Hannibal

ALL of which I’ve done cosplays for already.
Future cosplays are added on characters of my top fandoms atm which are RWBY and Danganronpa uwu

I will cosplay all my beloved babies (◕‿◕✿)

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Im re-watching SnK with my parents recently since it’s broadcast on TV. So I wanted to draw a bit about it but i’m still obsessed with Haikyuu so, here’s the massive AU SnKyuu.

11th squad
composed of young trainees, leaded by Tsukishima wondering why he got such troublesome team
Yachi aspire to be able to enter Shimizu’s squad one day

Squad Nekoma
Members of the Garrison with incredible reflex that saved many lifes during attack inside the wall, leaded by captain Kuroo. Though they have to save Lev’s ass several time

Squad Shimizu
Leaded by the well know beauty&brain Captain Shimizu Kiyoko, a squad of 3 amazing soldier operating in the survey corps.

Squad Tanaka
Soldiers from the Garrison personally selected by Major Tanaka Saeko including her younger brother, lieutenant Tanaka Ryunosuke.

Grand King
Aka Oikawa Tooru, a well know officer from the Military police, often accompanied by his fellow soldier Iwaizumi.

Fukurodani Squad
Leaded by lieutenant Akaashi, including one of the most powerful soldier of the survey corps, Bokuto Koutaro.

In which Flowerboys have self-esteem issues too!

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(To be continued??)

Let me tell you how majmu always comes up with the best AUs. Last night I showed them a song I wanted to use in a drawing but didn’t know how and WITHOUT EVEN ASKING FOR IT I soon found myself crying over this (thanks for majmu for both writing this and the idea itself!)

‘Marco is a shifter. He wants to stop the war raging between humanity and the titans, and he believes that he can do it by striking the core of the problem, titans. Somewhere outside the walls there is a place where there are more shifters. And Marco will find it.

The thing is, he’ll most likely die on this self-assigned mission. Double agenting without actually double agenting to either side can be lethal, you see.

He was going to fake his death in the next major attack and follow the attackers, but then Jean happened. He couldn’t just leave the most important person in his life like that.

So, a few days before the day they would choose their military factions, Marco pulled Jean aside with a grim expression.’

Bonus that I don’t know what to do with :

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THIS IS ALL I COULD POSSIBLY OFFER THE SNK WORLD

that or I could be the official survey corps artist who does badly drawn portraits of all the officers who always inexplicably end up naked and lying on fur rugs in front of fireplace