Eren looked really innocent and young to everyone when he first arrived at the HQ, Petra thought he was adorable and Eld looked at him like a little brother. So imagine their surprise when Eren removed his sweaty shirt after training to reveal multiple tattoos and scars all over his torso. The wings of freedom cover his back, 3DMG scars that take years to create cover his chest and legs and tribal markings go up his arms.
Levi outright spit out his tea when he saw him, because Eren looked like a boy only an hour ago and now he looks like a man and Levi has no idea how to feel.
The next time Eren shocks them is when weight training comes along and since their budget is so small, they take turns with the weights. Eren doesn`t know this yet so he picks up whatever he can for training, Oluo chokes on his tongue when he sees Eren bench pressing the new, burly blonde recruit, Reiner he thinks it was.
Gunther feels somewhat inadequate since his weight is only 100 pounds and the boy is lifting a 200 pound male like he`s nothing.
Levi, who is overseeing training, sinfully wonders if Eren could bench press him, probably if those muscular, still tattooed forearms are anything to go by. With the way he bites his lip, he`s watching over Eren more than the training itself.
They soon learned Eren is basically the alpha male of his group, the new recruits crowd around him and he`s what you would call a caring leader. Joking, laughing and listening to his friends with the occasional butting of heads with the Kirschstein fellow, but Petra says he`s fighting for dominance, but Eren is obviously winning.
They also learned Eren never backed down, even when they did. If someone was giving them lip, he was the first to puff out his chest and tell them off, he could be very intimidating when he lowered his voice. All in all the boy just oozed manliness that had the girls swooning and the guys impressed.
Levi couldn`t help but notice the brat wasn`t really a brat, rather he was a few hundred pounds of muscle and testosterone, he couldn`t look over the fact that he was attracted by it. Power and strength had always caught his attentions.
“Eren.” He called, the boy immediately came to his side. He was obedient too, Levi liked that.
“Yes sir?” He said in the voice that wasn`t the squeaky annoyance one would expect from a child, but deep and smooth and- he was getting off track.
“I need to move my office around. I need someone to help me, the shit`s pretty heavy.” The raven said, not a complete lie mind you, he did plan on moving a lot in that office.
“Of course sir! Uh… Why me sir?” Eren inquired, ever curious.
Levi smiled, dare he say, sweetly at him.
“Because I need someone big and strong like you Eren, you can move a few desks can`t you?” He pleaded, the way he acted like he couldn`t lift 300 pounds by himself, like Eren was just so powerful, it had Eren ready to melt into a puddle of goo.
“Y-yeah! Of course sir!” The boy agreed. Levi`s eye lids lowered as he bit his lip lightly.
“Call me Levi.” He purred.
Oh sweet Sina, maybe he was going to melt.
Squad Levi was not eavesdropping, and surely they were not seeing what they thought they were seeing. Captain hadn`t moved anything in his office since the day he got it, nor had he ever let anyone else do anything to it.
Not only that but he was more than strong enough to do it himself, despite Eren`s impressive might, he could`ve moved anything in the room.
And then he said to call him by his name.
That boy was not going be moving anything that wasn`t Captain Levi in that office. They wanted to feel something, but all they felt was impressed and a bit jealous. Over Eren or Levi, they couldn`t discern.
The European explorer, Christopher Columbus, even made mention of the African presence in the Americas in his logs. Columbus stated that the purpose of his third voyage was to test the claims of King John the second of Portugal, that “canoes had been found which set out from the coast of West Africa and sailed to the Americas”. Columbus also stated he heard claims of the native inhabitants of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, that black people had come from the southeast who were trading with spears that were made of a gold metal alloy developed in west Africa. Columbus’s son, Ferdinand, said his father told him that he had seen black people north of what is now Honduras. The scholarly art historian, Count Alexander Von Wuthenau, also discusses fourteenth century carvings and sculptures that were found in the Americas which show women and men wearing turbans, clearly African with tribal marks cut on their cheeks, indicating that the people came from Mali.
Adapted From “They Came Before Columbus” Chapter 3, The Mariner Prince of Mali, page 39-50, by Ivan Van Sertima.
Oliver was walking through a forested area brandishing his greataxe earth splitter. he stood his full six foot two ready for any grimm to charge at him as he was nearing a clearing. scaned the forest one last time with his lightly glowing golden brown eyes. As he enters the clearing he notices a young woman wearing a red cloak, he calls out to her and removes his own cloak letting his tribal markings be shown "hello?".
Ruby held out her scythe, looking toward the forest behind her, hearing the movement. Seeing that it was another person, she took her hood off and relaxed. “Hi. Sorry about that. I thought there might have been some Grimm.” she refolded her scythe and put it behind her.
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Why can't you guys take it as a compliment that other cultures find your cultural beautiful enough to make it into art, in no way was "stealing" your culture or putting it out in a negative way my sugar henna was inspired by henna designs I've seen sugar skulls are my culture & the tribal mess was also inspired by tribal markings I've seen. Stop bashing muas for cultural appropriation unless thats exactly what their trying to do, this blog is so much negativity & so much cyber bullying.
How is it flattering to steal someone’s culture? If sugar skull make up is part of your culture because you’re Mexican and your family celebrates this sacred holiday, fine. Like I’ve told others, stay ignorant. Allow others to steal the pretty parts of our culture. Idgaf of their intent. Idgaf if they’re the nicest person on the planet, it’s cultural appropriation because it isn’t theirs to take. It is stealing a part of someone’s culture and then modifying it and using it as a costume and as something quirky as if our culture because it is something non-white is quirky. At the end of the day, these people get to wash off the make up and move on but as Mexicans, we wash it off and the racism that comes with being Mexican stays with us. If this is part of your culture you should learn to be respectful and not post it as part of Halloween costume which is how you advertise your make up style.
And the most ridiculous part of this and honestly why you were featured is because you put sugar henna which combines two cultures that aren’t even similar at all. Just because you might have the right to do calavera make up doesn’t mean you can grab something from another culture and use it as well. Like what went through your head when you thought of that????
- mod s
Can I just add that wtf were you thinking putting 2 things like henna and sugar skulls together? Were you just bored and figured “Hmm.. what should I do to piss off 2 cultures in one picture?” And I’m not sure what part of the other picture was supposed to be tribal tbh. What tribe were you appropriating? All of them? You should’ve just left the caption as “Mess” tbh.
I swear I see muhfuckas in dashiki head to toe, but y'all will make fun of a African accent in a heart beat, call tribal markings “barbaric” as you use black kohl to draw cute dots on your face and make fun of our food as you order samosas nshit, fuck y'all. MY CULTURE ISNT A FUCKING TREND