we knew nothing


This scene man. I have a lot to say about this scene but also Im at such a loss for words.

For those of you who haven’t read the manga these lines were added in.

And personally I found it added so much more to both her character and death.

We knew NOTHING about Nanaba’s past other than she was one of the few remaining veterans alive from before the fall of the walls. Erwin, Mike, Hanji, Nanaba, and Levi were the only veterans from the survey corps everyone else came in later on after the fall.

Thats literally all we knew.

Aside from the fact that she looked up to Mike but really who wouldn’t? He was humanity’s strongest soldier until Levi came around. He was also her squad leader. Who wouldn’t look up to a man like that?

But this. Fuckin’. Scene. Right. Here.

It gave us insight into her past. Granted its only canon in the anime but thats perfectly fine with me and probably a lot of you too for once. (Since normally most manga readers aren’t fond of changes in the story)

Because now we know more about an amazing soldier.

Her father obviously heavily abused her if while being /ripped apart/ by /titans/ she saw him doing it instead. Its pretty obvious she was hallucinating. Possibly from blood loss. I mean she did have her leg torn off. Also maybe from the amount of sheer pain she was going through. Just like Mike, Nanaba was ripped into pieces by a bunch of smaller titans. An agonizing death for sure.

And think, her father abused her so heavily yet she still went and became one of the stronger soldiers in the Survey Corps (Well I always assumed she was since shes one of the only survivors from before the fall)

Look how many titans she took out on her own alone. Both her and our boy Gelgar took out even more together. They didn’t even keep count.

Survey Corps soldiers take pride in how many titans theyve killed because it shows how skilled they are. But these guys weren’t worried about their skill at the time being. They were worriedabout saving a bunch of defenseless kids. Sure they’re all trained soldiers but currently they had no weapons or gear aside from a single knife.

They weren’t looking for fame. They even admitted from the beginning they thought they were going to die. For a moment there was hope they wouldn’t but they quickly lost it once more titans attacked and they lost two of the four capable soldiers.


“i’m  r u i n e d  over you.”

anonymous asked:

Things can be kept secret easily. We have been told constantly that 1D hang out with no photos... we find out about friendships that we knew nothing about... even jays illness was completely kept secret (as it should have been). My point is, no matter how "candid" this shit looks.. if we see it we're meant to see it.

Bingo bango bongo

My brother’s best friend || 3 D.H.

A/N: HERE’S THE THIRD PART! i’m glad my brother is not that overprotective tbh haha. 

Word Count: 1.4K

POV: Reader


Originally posted by listenm8

The door was pushed open. The sudden light hurt my eyes. After they had adjusted to the stinging brightness I could clearly see my brother’s angry expression.

“What the hell are you doing?” He shouted wide eyed, staring at the both of us.

It was more than obvious what Dan was here for. He still had one arm slung around my waist and we were awfully close.

I blushed in embarrassment and just wanted to hide behind Dan’s tall figure, but we had to talk this out. I guess I should’ve talked to Phil about this early but I never thought that there was a chance that Dan felt the same way. Now it was too late and my brother had to find out that his little sister and his best friends had feelings for each other the hard way.

“Phil, I’m sorry. I should’ve told you about my crush on Dan.” I apologized, but Phil ignored me.

His eyes had gone cold and he was glaring at Dan. Full on death glare.

“Mate, we didn’t know this was gonna happen-“ Dan started before he got cut off by Phil.

“Get your hands off my sister.” He hissed. I never thought that Phil Lester, the angle on earth, could be that threatening.

“Woah, hey Phil calm-“

“I said get away from her.” Phil growled, causing, me to unwillingly take a few steps away from Dan.

I swallowed hard, I had never imagined Phil to be that mad.

“What makes you think that you can just fool around with my little sister!” he shouted, completely forgetting that I was in the room.

“I asked you to pick her up from school, not to sneak in her room at night!”

The two boys were now dangerously close. Phil was intimidating like I had never seen him before.

“Could you please calm down. We are just two people who like each other okay?” Dan didn’t take a step back although his best friend was nearly pushing him.

At the mention of “we” Phil seemed to realise that I existed too.

“So you like him.” He questioned me unbelievingly and the look on his face made me wish to be able to deny his statement.

Instead I simply nodded and took a step towards Dan again. The tall brown haired boy was about to take my hand in his, but he stopped in the middle of his tracks as my brother cleared his throat as a warning.

“When were you gonna tell me that you are fucking around with my little sister, Howell?”

Phil would normally make sure not to use explicit language, but he really didn’t seem to care anymore.

“I wasn’t fucking around with her, mate!” Dan complained, getting mad as well. Their chests were by now nearly touching and I was scared that one of them would eventually hurt the other.

Both of their eyes were formed into slits as the air was full of tension.

“No? Well then what were you doing? In the middle of the night in my sister’s room?” Phil acted like he was thinking hard, provoking Dan even more.

“Look, we just found out we like each other today. It’s not like we have been hiding this from you for months.” Dan explained in an attempt to calm Phil down.

I was really thankful for the fact that Dan always keeps a clear head no matter how heated the situation may be.

“I don’t care, okay? She is still my little sister.” Phil shouted as his angriness reached another peak.

“Yes, but she is also old enough to date whoever she wants to date!” Dan retorted, wrapping his left arm around my waist. This time not even Phil’s death glare could stop him.

I blushed when Dan mentioned the dating part. He actually wanted to date me. He wanted to be my boyfriend. If the situation hadn’t been that awful I would’ve jumped around with glee.

“She can date, but not you.” Phil hissed with so much finality in his voice that it was scary.

My eyes widened in shock. As I grasped the meaning of his words. He was forbidding our relationship in all honesty.

“That’s not fair!” I shouted outraged.

Dan was right, I was old enough to make my own decisions.

“You are right. Well sometimes the world just isn’t fair, okay? Dan needs to keep his dirty hands of you!”

“He is your best friend. You’d give up your left leg for him, but as soon as he shows any interest in me you suddenly act like he is your archenemy.” I retorted. Phil wasn’t making any sense. He just couldn’t deal with the fact that I had my own life.

“I said no, Y/N. “

“Phil, you can’t stop us from being together. I really like her, I don’t see what’s problem with that.”

Dan was desperate by now. We had never thought that it would be that difficult.

“My problem is that you two dating is not a good idea. You are older than her, you are way more experienced than her, I know your history with girls as well as your intentions and she is my little sister after all! She’s a taboo for you. Got it?” Phil growled his words were final and we knew that nothing we could say could change his mind. Not now. He needed time.

Dan opened his mouth to say something, not giving up that easily but I stopped him by squeezing his hand that I was still holding.

“Thank you for trying, Dan. I don’t think fighting more now would change something. Let’s talk tomorrow.” I whispered, deeply looking into his chocolate brown eyes.

Dan’s eyes softened as he nodded.

“I should leave, shouldn’t I?” he asked.

Before I could answer Phil had already shouted “Yes!”

10 minutes later Dan’s car left our drive way. It was around midnight and I wished he could stay, but I don’t think this house could bare that much tension. I watched him make his way down the road from the kitchen window until his car took a scarp left turn and wasn’t to be seen anymore.

I felt exhausted like I had just worked out for ten straight hours. I was worn out. After the high I felt because of being with Dan I felt dull now.

I let myself fall on my bed face first and couldn’t stop the tears from coming anymore. The hot salty water ran down my cheeks. Dan had feelings for me. He wanted to be my boyfriend but Phil ruined it all. Why was my brother suddenly so overprotective? There was no reason to act like that!

I decided to finally call one of my best friends. She was good at giving advice and she had already helped me with a lot of relationship questions. She was also the only one I had talked about Dan with, she knew I had a major crush on him.

She picked up after it ran a few times, sounding tired. I had probably woken her up and immediately regretted my decision to call her because I felt so bad.

“What’s up?” I heard her say but I couldn’t answer instead I sobbed into the speaker of my phone.

“Y/N, are you okay?” she sounded far more awake now.

I wished she could see me nod so I wouldn’t have to speak. Eventually, I stuttered a few words and she seemed to understand.

“I’ll be at your house in ten minutes.”

Just like she promised her car stopped in the drive way ten minutes later to get me. Since my room was on the ground floor I only had to climb out my window, no heights or jumping involved. I needed to have a long talk and comforting words as well as ice cream right now.

When she started driving to her house I was glad to distance myself from my brother who I normally loved to bits….

“Dan, where is she?!”

Phil shouted into his phone at 1 am. He couldn’t find a way to sleep after being so harsh and rude to his sister and his best friend. He just wanted to apologize, but when he walked into her room it was completely empty.


“Y/N, obviously.” Phil snarled, getting nervous.

“Have you checked her bed?”

“She is not home.”

“Well, she is not at my place either!” Dan couldn’t keep his voice down.


Holy Shit

I tried to stay as spoiler-free as I could with this post!

I was rewatching some Steven Universe episodes from many moons ago because I’m doing my final English assignment on the parent-adolescent relationship between the CGs and Steven and I realized 

holy fucking foreshadowing

[”Mr. Greg” - Why Don’t You Talk to Each Other]

Greg and Pearl mourning over Rose Quartz - Greg isn’t really “over” Rose’s death, but he has learned how to cope with it and of course he still loves her and is always thinking of her but Pearl still seems to let her existence revolve around this idyllic persona of who Rose was (who we knew little to nothing about at this point) and she lets her mourning control her 

[”That Will Be All” - What’s the Use of Feeling (Blue)?]

Yellow Diamond and Blue Diamond mourning over Pink Diamond - Yellow Diamond isn’t really “over” Pink Diamond’s death, but she has learned how to cope with it and of course she still loves her and is always thinking of her but Blue Diamond still seems to let her existence revolve around this idyllic persona of who Pink Diamond was (who we know little to nothing about at this point) and she lets her mourning control her 

Originally posted by confessionsdunjeuneparisien

i heard that my death son got a sunshine bf, and this makes me very happy

bonus: percy is protective and annabeth is far past done with his shit

anonymous asked:

Which things do you think made so many people love Graves? And I mean the things, we know about him from the movie, not the things the fandom made up. Tbh after the movie I felt nothing for him, cause he wasnt even on screen, but thanks to the fandom I got to like him a lot. So Im really interested in your opinion.

Ah, him.

Well to be honest with you for me it was kind of like…. an awakening. Literally. The minute he strutted on screen my brain and body were suddenly like oh. 

oh dear. 

So a huge part of me liking Graves and his character has to do with sexual attraction and I won’t deny it. Have you seen that man? 

Originally posted by porpentinygoldstein

like, ugh. he makes me weak in the knees. or, if we want to be more blunt, then ugh. id let him use me anywhere and anytime he asked. id get on my knees so fast for him. 

anyway. that’s mostly how I felt the entire time I was watching the movie for the first time. utterly shocked, eagerly anticipating his next appearance on screen and knowing i was fucked the minute he started taking on all these Aurors by himself. That’s kinda when i lost it. then there was that plot twist, but well 

and then i just started thinking about his character more and more and then, of course, i thought about the original Percival Graves. I was baffled that JK (and no one in the movie, for that matter) seemed to give a shit about him. i had my period of anger, of denial, and now i’ve come to accept his loss. 

and then the fandom grew and people made so many versions of Percival, that man we knew next to nothing about and they were all so interesting. without mentioning the fanarts. like, this character is so loved he’s only second to come after Newt - the main character - when it comes to the number of fanfics written about him. 

like, i’m blaffled that JK doesn’t see that. 

and when you just take one second, one tiny second - and i took a lot of those seconds - to simply think about him and his story, then you are just struck by the sheer amount of potential Percival Graves has as a character in a franchise. like, it’s been said so many times already, but : 

  • his position 
  • his family name 
  • his powers 
  • his trauma 
  • his lonely personality 
  • his impersonation
  • his connection to Credence, to Tina, to Newt, to Grindelwald
  • the fact that no one noticed he was being replaced

i just, i can’t. there is so much there. so much. 

I liked Graves in the movie because he was, up until the end, a grey character. i didn’t really know how to feel about him. i wanted to like him, but he was shady. and then he executed Tina and Newt, and punched Credence, etc. It was hard to know what to do with him, but I already liked him and found him interesting - I was much more drawn to him and what the hell was going on with him than I was with Newt and the others. 

And with the revelation at the end of the movie, I became interested and invested in the real Percival Graves - this man we’ve never met, this man who never appeared on screen once. I want to know him. I still do. How different is he from how Grindelwald played him? How different is he going to be after this trauma? Who is Percival Graves? 

I want to know these things. 

I like Percival because of all of that, and of course also because Colin Farrell is an amazing actor who I feel could really give justice to Percival’s story, should he ever get one. I know we wouldn’t be disappointed with his performance. I know he could bring Graves to life, the real Graves, as easily as he did Grindelwald impersonating Graves. I want to see that too. 

anonymous asked:

hey I'm genuinely curious! what makes you feel like peri (and lapis?) are ruined character(s)? I've just never heard much about this before, like they're both gonna have character development naturally, but what didn't you like about the arcs Lauren Zuke created? I'm brand spanking new to SU-critical universe but like you sound like you have a well thought-out position. I would love to hear it :)

okay so like….

this was peridot’s first appearance (one of them). shes actually quite intimidating, there can be an argument she is still autistic-coded, but hasn’t been dumbed down to all hell yknow?

this is how she was after losing her limb enhancers. she wasnt as intimidating but held useful information and gave insight into how homeworld was like

 and also showed how it was possible to undo that sort of conditioning (the type homeworld inflicts) for a gem. she was smart and still as calculating as ever, and became a crystal gem in this time. her character was fine.

when lapis was introduced, we knew nothing abt homeworld and thus we felt for her wanting to go back home. she was an understandable character and was lashing out angrily due to being left behind and forgotten for years

also her color pallette wasnt awful.

the whole thing with malachite happened then, and we were given more insight into how she acts

we knew she was fully wiling to actually take someone prisoner and that her will was so great she could keep a quartz soldier contained. afterwards she felt awful, but we knew about her, and how she hadn’t seen any of the world yet, etc etc.. but instead of letting her see the world they spend 1 (one) episode on that and then take her to the barn, where good characterization goes to die.

this is how they started out.

this is how they ended up.

there was absolutely no development in between these stages of their relationship. we didnt see shit. we didnt get to see a single goddamn thing, they just SUDDENLY were “the gay artist aunts” even though lapis can be considered to be the most powerful gem on the show and peridot also yknow. forced her to come to earth way back when remember?

this is just because zuke couldnt keep a lid on her stupid fandom loving ass and just went forward with a decision that was not approved and now cant be undone. they dont have character now. theyre just dumb “in love” gems that relax at the barn with that godforsaken pumpkin pet. she ruined perfectly good characters is what she did. look at them. they got no depth now.

“Compared to the rest of Rockets…

She was smaller than all of us. 

Somebody who seemed odd standing there, like she didn’t belong to a place like this at first sight… but when you would come closer, her sole presence could outcast the whole place, and the only light you would recognize in the dark fog surrounding you in that moment, would be the eerie (and so attracting) glow of her eyes”

- Professor Willow (& Lt. Surge), the very first time their eyes fall upon Sabrina.

“They all said she was the most powerful Psychic, but also the most beautiful woman in Kanto.”

“Any of us have ever believed the last statement at first, we thought it was just some publicity to get people inside her Gym… … …until the moment we saw her… and our hearts fell to her feet.”

( Photos belong to Kinashen on Instagram )

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm wondering why you ship Draco/Astoria? Is it because of Cursed Child? I haven't read it (sounds terrible tbh) but if that's why you like them, maybe I'll do it. :D

No it’s not because of Cursed Child. I ship Draco and Astoria since 2011 in the moment I started to write a fanfiction about them. I was inspired by a fanart where Astoria is laughing and Draco is laughing with her - a soft and quite gentle smile (I can’t find it anymore but I have this fanart in my mind until this day). The idea of a random woman making Draco Malfoy smile was really incredible to me - and very inspiring. I also love the fact we knew nothing about her and yet she had enough personality to marry a Malfoy. This is why I ship Drastoria. Because Astoria is a woman the fandom know nothing about. Many people were expecting Draco to marry someone we knew from the books, but JK Rowling came up with this character - and it’s irresistible to me, as a fanartist and ficwriter, to think about her.

It makes perfect sense to me that he didn’t marry a character from the books. Astoria is someone different that make us wonder - wow why Draco married her? – She must be something. They must be something. I really love them together and I didn’t show this enough through my art - but I hope I will =)

I remember when I was fourteen, sipping on a mixture of liqueurs from various different cupboards from various different houses, sitting on some decaying swing set, with a friend I no longer call friend, a un-friend I no longer can see in front of me, but she was a mirror of me, but only draining, never gave anything.

Sitting on these swings we discussed life and love, things we knew nothing about, but we talked and compared and discussed. Reciting poems about it, like at school, but not as strictly. She always got the words wrong but I didn’t mind. When she finished I said that I didn’t believe in love, to spite her, I think. Although I had not at the time, ever been in love, so maybe I was speaking the truth. Her eyes already puffy from a story about a boy, she would say, don’t say that! Love is a beautiful thing!

I am 20 now, so it seems, it is written on the birthday card in front of me. And I mumble to myself, I don’t believe in love. And I look around, he’s not here, the whisky boy, but my family is. I say thank you, for the cake, for the presents, and I feel tears in my eyes. And in that moment I feel love, it is true, but most of the time love escapes me. Oh, how misery loves me. It’s like a prayer, but only just.

—  1000 years ago but my mum says it was only a day - Knight

asvpmendes  asked:

20, 24, 29 please 😭 it can be separate ones or two in one etc what's best for you


20 “When the time is right maybe I’ll propose”

24 “She would always tell herself that she could do this”

29 "I don’t wanna share this with anybody else”

the excited screams of your little cousins and siblings could be heard throughout the house even though they were swimming in the backyard.

today was your 14 year old brother’s birthday party and the whole family was over at your house to celebrate. luckily, you were able to make it since you had been travelling around with your boyfriend for the past couple months. you knew your brother and older sister would’ve been heartbroken if you didn’t make it.

despite the rest of the kids outside swimming in the pool, you and shawn were seated on the couch along with some other family members telling stories of tour.

"and then y/n fell out of the bunk!” shawn laughed along with the rest
of your family at his embarrassing stories of you.

“that was not my fault! it was a bumpy road!” you exclaimed, trying to avert the attention from you although deep down inside you loved this.

“well i mean, she would always tell herself she could do this you know? she always told herself she could sleep on the outside without falling off, but we all knew she couldn’t.”

nothing made you happier than seeing your boyfriend get along so well with your entire family. your aunts always made sure to comment on how you found such a handsome boy, he bonded well with your uncles and father over sports, and he absolutely adored your siblings and cousins who felt the same way about him. your older sister’s kids even called shawn ‘uncle shawn’ and you thought it was absolutely adorable. of course, you got along just as well with his family. especially aaliyah, who was beginning to feel more like a sister to you than just your boyfriend’s little sister.

“so you mean to tell me, you two were sleeping in the same bunk?” you dad’s voice startled everyone in the room as he put his hand on shawn’s shoulder. as much as your father tried to be intimidating, you knew he wasn’t as serious as he was coming off.

your father raised his eyebrows when he noticed shawn wasn’t answering.

“well i mean,” he nervously scratched the back of his neck. the rest of your family that was sitting around were also trying to hold back their laughs. “yes?”

“you keep your filthy hands off my sister!” your little brother yelled, walking into the room with all your little cousins behind him. they’ve dried off and were mostly likely ready to eat dinner.

“i promise we only slept! nothing else!” shawn raised his hands up in defence. by now, the entire family was gathered around you two, watching the scene unfold.

“it’s okay boy,” your father laughed, calling shawn the nickname from when the two of you started dating. “as long as there was no funny business.”

“no, no funny business. just sleep, lots of sleep.”

you grabbed shawn’s hand, still trying not to laugh at your father and brother. your dad took a seat on his chair, wanting to listen to your stories of tour.

before shawn could continue his story, the doorbell rang, followed with the voices of your sister and her daughter.

“uncle shawn!” your three year old niece exclaimed as she walked into the room, jumping into shawn’s lap. she absolutely adored him, and he adored her.

your sister was quick to follow her, greeting you with a long hug. you two were honestly best friends, it was hard not having her around while you were on tour.

“hi ella,” shawn cooed, “how is my favourite little girl?”

out of all ella’s aunts and uncles, she always had the best bond with you and shawn. after all, you both were her god parents. when your sister announced that she wanted you and shawn, he almost teared up. that’s when you knew, he was truly part of the family now.

“i’m good,” she giggled. “uncle shawn i have a question.”

he nodded his head, signalling for her to keep talking. the rest of the room had gone silent, everyone wanted to watch this adorable interaction.

“when are you and auntie y/n gonna get married?”

“ella!” your sister gasped. “you don’t ask those kind of things.”

your aunt interrupted her, “it’s okay, we’ve all been thinking it anyways.”

you blushed, hiding your face in shawn’s chest while your sister took ella away. he wrapped his arms around you, laughing at your discomfort.

“that’s a good question ella,” shawn finally spoke up, addressing the entire room. “when the time is right maybe i’ll propose.”

“maybe?” your sister said, “more like definitely.”

“yes,” shawn laughed, running his hands up and down your bare arms. “definitely.”

“shawn! don’t fuel their fire!” you sighed. “now they’re never going to stop bugging us and before you know it my mom will tell your mom and then you’ll never hear the end-”

shawn kissed you softly, not wanting to make a big deal with the family around, cutting off your rambling.

“there is no one else i’d rather share this with.”

Beauty and the Beast: Stop your Bullshit Tumblr

I was wondering why Beauty and the Beast was so long (two hours and ten minutes exactly), and now that I’ve seen it, I know: they fixed all the plot holes. Which means it’s not carbon copy of the one from 1991; the story is quite the same of course, but they did try to put actual character development in here, and shed light on things we knew nothing about or had no explanation for until then. So yeah, if you finally want some answers, I recommend seeing it. Of course it doesn’t stray far from the animated movie, so yeah, you’ll have some of the same songs, the most iconic ones, not all of them, and some new, so I’m sorry if you’re allergic to all the singing, it stays a Disney movie…

As for the rest? You have POC characters, not a whole lot but there are here, and not in the background if you please, so that’s a yes as well.

Now, about Lefou.

I saw some very vindictive posts on this website about how his character was homophobic.

I disagree. You see, it’s true that he’s mannered, but it’s barely. It’s not exaggerated like I was expecting, it’s there but to be honest, every single character is exaggerating in their manners. He’s not more mannered than the others. Also, he’s not the mindless, stupid fool from the first movie anymore. He’s quite clever in fact, and is perfectly able to see when Gaston is doing something wrong, and he’s always trying to better his ways; he’s always suggesting another way to do things so Gaston changes his mind about doing what he was initially planning to do (which is like, always bad). When he does follow him in his bad ways, it’s because he’s pressured by Gaston and by his attraction to him, like we saw it a thousand times before when some character (mostly girls) help the villain despite being conflicted about it because they love him. Because Lefou is conflicted, he doesn’t want to displease Gaston because he doesn’t want him to hate him, but at the same time, he doesn’t like his actions and is always trying to stop him using subtlety and negotiation, because he knows it’s useless to disagree with him upfront, as Gaston doesn’t hesitate to get violent when things don’t go his way. Lefou is like the good conscience of Gaston, well he tries to be, and even better: he doesn’t fall with him at the end. He’s able to free himself from the toxic influence and person that is Gaston, he doesn’t cling to him until the very end like the cliché ending we saw far too much in this kind of relationship dynamics. And in that aspect, Lefou becomes his very own character.

So I’m sorry, but Lefou is a very well written character, with way more depth than those posts I’ve seen seemed to imply. As a matter of fact, none of these posts were explaining exactly why the depiction of Lefou was homophobic in this movie; they didn’t give even one precise example, which is very telling, really.

So be mindful of what you read, people, and go see things for yourselves, especially if you wanted to before seeing heinous posts like this.

anonymous asked:

Assuming/As soon as you've read Ch. 93: What is your take on Reiner and Marcel's relationship? In Ch 92&93 Marcel is mentioned A LOT. Reiner's flashback replaces Gabi with Marcel, and then he swears to protect her... also, Reiner specifically agrees that yes, he is imitating Marcel... it's just too much to be a coincidence. Bertholt never gets any mention in comparison (except for in a group but his name is never said)! Could you do an analysis on who Marcel is/was to Reiner?

For starters, when I first read Yonkou’s raws, I was surprised to see Marcel had such an influence on Reiner. 

Back until then we knew nothing about him, except he saved Reiner from harm when he and Bertolt were far ahead from him. His death apparently scarred him deep enough to the point of dissociating and imitating him.

Above: Reiner saving Connie. Below: Marcel saving Reiner - Ch. 39

This chapter brought us the explanation why he acted that way and Galliard even adds that’s the kind of person Marcel was. A kind-hearted, reliable big brother who puts others before himself.

I disagree with the “a lot” mentioned. Marcel occupied a small portion of the chapter and in Reiner’s dreams and flashbacks, it was either the group as a whole or Bertolt getting snatched. Marcel was also there to introduce his brother Galliard, whose relationship with Reiner turned sore because his brother died on the way.

About the group picture, it’s simply a projection of a similar scene that happened into Reiner’s mind, with different actors. I don’t think Reiner has any particular preferences with the kids, but he certainly hats the idea of cursing a girl who loves him so much. None of the kids mirror each other:

  • Marcel was a selfless reliable big brother, Gabi is chirpy and insufferable and believes she’s born to be the true savior of the Eldian minority
  • Udo is an overdramatic rude ass and Zofia’s snarkbuddy. Bertolt is soft, meek and polite.
  • Annie doesn’t seem to be anybody’s buddy but stays her usual self where she follows the group while staying detached.
  • If anything, Falco and Galliard mirror each other, since Galliard looks like he’s the opposite of Marcel, personality-wise. A grumpy boy who’s been shafted by everybody on his group since he didn’t get a titan power back then.
  • Neither Pieck or Zeke were on the picture. I’m curious as to how they’re integrated to Reiner’s group.

I think Marcel was for Reiner the same thing Frieda was for Historia, in the sense where Frieda wanted Historia to become more like and Marcel inspired Reiner to be a “real man”.

“You should grow up to be like her. The world is full of painful and difficult things. That’s why you need to become someone that everyone loves. Someone who helps others and is helped by others.“ - Ch. 54

The parallel here is both the girl in the book (revamped Ymir Fritz) and Marcel were versions of the perfect man and woman, appreciated by everyone. The difference is Marcel being human while DracoInLeatherPants!Ymir is a character from a fairy tale. The difference between Marcel and the rest of the group was him still having his brother alongside him before they went to Paradis.

As I still suspect, Reiner is an orphan, since the only memories he was traumatized by were his comrades leaving him behind. Since he was imitating Marcel, it indicates he lacked social landmarks, probably the one who’s always far behind the group. Even of Paradis, before Marcel’s death, the sequence of flashbacks more or less proves it: Reiner’s surprised to be attacked by Ymir’s titan, got pushed by Marcel from the side before lying on the ground. Bertolt rushes to see what happened and by the time Marcel got eaten, Bertolt was the first one to flee, followed by Reiner.

The whole sequence of events - Ch. 39, 40 & 47

And on this sequence I noticed again something interesting.

Reiner reaching for Bertolt or his companions - Ch. 93 & 40

Looks like “Wait” and reaching for someone are Reiner’s keywords. @josie-theoneandonly pointed Reiner did the same when he was about to lose his head and when Mikasa blew him away from his titan.  Yeah I’m sensing a pattern here. Being afraid of abandonment. I guess that’s why he was so insistent to rescue Annie. 

Also, kid!Reiner and the Reiner we know now look very different. His younger-self was wearing a scarf just like Eren did in his youth, before it was given to Mikasa. When he joined the trainees he didn’t have it anymore. Did he discard it once they’ve invaded the walls? Given to somebody? Used it for Marcel’s tombstone? 

Bertolt didn’t get any mention in this chapter, but the hints Reiner misses him are still present: him having nightmares of Bertolt being snatched from his titan 4 years after the Battle of Shiganshina is the biggest one. We’re talking about two boys who shared the same couch and the same tent after all.

Besides there’s still room to suspect Reiner hasn’t shaved because he’s been neglecting himself. Looks like he’s been like that since Bertolt is no longer at his side.

Also he never saw Bertolt die in front of his eyes. He reported his fate wasn’t confirmed. He’s probably clinging to the weak hope he’s still alive somehow, even if he has to realize he’s not coming back because he was probably executed. If Reiner had to witness what really happened in chapter 84, his mind would broke.

As a kid, Reiner was also wearing a sweater. To my knowledge, the only person fond of these is Bertolt, and in this flashback, he was just wearing a jacket. At some point the two of them must have bonded since even during their time as soldiers, Bertolt doesn’t leave Reiner’s side. He’s also the one turning back in the panel where he reached for his companions and the one who smiled at him when Reiner was imitating Marcel.

Big Bro Reiner - Ch. 93

Compare his reaction to Annie who’s being her usual self. Bertolt was genuinely happy for Reiner. He’s also the only one who knows how emotionally vulnerable he can be in the face of death, hence the concerned stare in chapter 77:

Bertolt’s concerned stares - Ch. 77

Wouldn’t be surprising if the two of them were revealed to depend so much of each other. Bertolt is kinda sensitive to the suffering of people. He can’t stand seeing other people completely helpless and desperate. I was suspecting in a previous post it was actually Bertolt who was afraid of abandonment, but it looks like it’s quite the opposite.

Let’s wait for next chapter.

❛ atlantis: the lost empire ❜ sentence starters
  • “It’s just a myth, isn’t it? Pure fantasy?”
  • “Well, this is it. I’m finally getting out of the dungeon.”
  • “They can’t do this to me!”
  • “Besides, we need you here. We depend on you.”
  • “You have a lot of potential, [ NAME ]. Don’t throw it all away chasing fairytales.”
  • “Maybe the cold water will clear your head!”
  • “Who – who are you? How did you get in here?”
  • “I came down the chimney. Ho, ho, ho.”
  • “Relax. He doesn’t bite… often.”
  • “They said if anything were to happen to them, I should give it to you when you were ready. Whatever that means.”
  • “I’ll show them, I will make them believe!”
  • “You hear that, [ NAME ]? I’m going to the afterlife with a clear conscience by thunder!”
  • “If I could bring back just one shred of proof, that’d be enough for me.”
  • “Our lives are remembered by the gifts we leave our children.”
  • “You will not regret this! Boy, I am so excited, I – I can’t even hold it in!”
  • “Carrots… Why is it always carrots, I didn’t even eat carrots…”
  • “Blondie, I got a bone to pick with you!”
  • “Hey, junior, if you’re looking for the pony rides, they’re back there.”
  • “Gunpowder, nitroglycerine, notepads, fuses, wicks, glue… and paper clips, big ones. You know, just office supplies.”
  • “Yes, this should be enriching for all of us.”
  • “Back, foul creature! Back to the pit from whence you came!”
  • “So I said to him, what’s wrong with my meatloaf, and he says to me – ”
  • “Geez, I used to take lunch money from guys like this.”
  • “Hard to believe he’s still single.”
  • “You wanna do my job? Be my guest.”
  • “Melt the butter and bring out the bibs, I want this monster served up on a silver platter!”
  • “We’re all gonna die.”
  • “Don’t move, don’t breathe, don’t do anything… except pray, maybe.”
  • “Yeah, yeah, thank you very much, shut up.”
  • “Two for flinching.”
  • “You’re so skinny if you turned sideways and stuck out your tongue, you’d look like a zipper.”
  • “I sleep in the nude.”
  • “Somebody’s gonna have to suck out the poison… Don’t everybody jump up at once.”
  • “They can smell fear just by looking at you, so keep quiet.”
  • “About time someone hit him, I’m just sorry it wasn’t me.”
  • “There were not supposed to be people down here. This changes everything.”
  • “You presume much to think you are welcome here.”
  • “Our weapons allow us to remove obstacles we may encounter.”
  • “Some obstacles may not be removed by a mere show of force.”
  • “A thousand years ago you would have slain them on sight.”
  • “We were once a great people, now we live in ruins!”
  • “What they have to teach us, we have already learned.”
  • “I have some questions for you, and I’m not leaving the city until they’re answered!”
  • “You are a scholar, are you not? Judging by your diminished physique and large forehead, you are suited for nothing else!”
  • “All I can remember is the sky going dark and people shouting and running…”
  • “Don’t forget to eat the head! That’s where all the nutrients are.”
  • “We are like a stone the ocean beats against. With each passing year, a little more of us is worn away.”
  • “Oh yeah, I swim pretty girl – Pretty good, pretty good! I swim pretty good…”
  • “Why don’t you lead the way, because… I have no idea where we’re going.”
  • “Hey guys, what’s going on…? What’s with all the guns…?”
  • “I mean, I would’ve told you sooner, but it was on a strictly need-to-know basis and, well… Now you know.”
  • “What’s to know? It’s big, it’s shiny, it’s gonna make us all rich.”
  • “For once, do the smart thing.”
  • “You will destroy yourselves!”
  • “I’d suggest you put a bandage on that bleeding heart of yours, it doesn’t suit a mercenary.”
  • “Well I know, why don’t you translate, and I’ll wave the gun around!”
  • “All will be well, [ NAME ]. Be not afraid.”
  • “Hold your horses, loverboy.”
  • “But that’s what it’s all about, right? Money.”
  • “It’s called natural selection! We’re just helping it along.”
  • “That was an order, not a suggestion!”
  • “This is wrong and you know it!”
  • “You pick now of all times to grow a conscience?”
  • “Nobody got hurt! Well… maybe somebody got hurt, but… Nobody we knew!”
  • “Internal bleeding. There’s nothing more I can do.”
  • “What a nightmare. And I brought it here.”
  • “My burden would have become theirs when the time was right. But now it falls to you.”
  • “I followed you in, and I’ll follow you out. It’s your decision.”
  • “Oh, my decision? Well I think we’ve seen how effective my decisions have been.”
  • “Of course, in my experience, if you hit bottom… the only place left to go is up.”
  • “I didn’t say it was the smart thing… But it is the right thing.”
  • “C’mon, we better make sure he doesn’t hurt himself.”
  • “We’re gonna come in low and fast and take them by surprise.”
  • “I’ve got news for you, [ NAME ] is never surprised and they’ve got a lot of guns!”
  • “Great, well do you have any suggestions?”
  • “Yeah! Don’t get shot!”
  • “Holy smokes! You told me he only had guns!”
  • “What I said was they’re never surprised!”
  • “Okay, now things are getting good.”
  • “Alright, this is it. Any last words? … Yeah, I really wish I had a better idea than this!”
  • “That’s it, unless someone wants to jump.”
  • “Well I have to hand it to you, you’re a bigger pain in the neck than I would’ve ever thought possible.”
  • “Nothing personal.”
  • “Tired? That’s a darned shame! I’m just getting warmed up!”
  • “Ah, I don’t think the world needs another hero.”
  • “Nervous breakdown. You could say he went all to pieces.”
  • “I’m gonna miss that kid. At least they’re in a better place now…”
  • “I hope this piece of proof is enough for you. It sure convinced me.”

When I make that first big personal connection with a challenging student.

Things Penny Dreadful NEVER ADDRESSED
  • Ethan never found out about Victor and Brona!Lily, there were so many moments where they could have been reunited !! WASTED
  • Lyle in Egypt they CLEARLY set that up some kind of Mummy storyline could be introduced in a season 4. I was really hoping for it.
  • Vanessa is the Egyptian goddess Amunet, another part of season 4 that would have been explained/tied into the Egypt storyline more I’m sure. (along with the scorpion which  was never really explained!!!)
  • Dracula vs the Devil, they never went further in explaining more about how they’re brothers and their relationship with God and each other. I would HAVE LOVED to see more about that. Them fighting over Vanessa. Plus more of the cast could have got the chance to play the Devil too!!
  • Catriona Hartdegen, they introduced a new character that I JUST STARTED to like in the season finale but we literally knew NOTHING about her. WHO WAS SHE?? VAMPIRE HUNTER?? TIME TRAVELER?? It would have been nice to explain a little bit more about the Thanatologist.
  • Dracula and Vanessa, he did say that they were past lovers and that he was searching century after century for her… that could have been interesting to see in flashbacks and know more about! Was he also in love with Amunet as well?? Ugh I’ll never know. :(
  • Hecate, I heard her backstory, felt really bad for her, she started to grow on me… and then… :/
  • Dorian Gray, I honestly thought at some point Lily or Justine would have seen his portrait and he’d have to take SOME kind of action to keep his secret.. but no. AGAIN another wasted opportunity and I would have loved to seen the show do more with. More with Dorian guarding his secret of immortality.
  • Jekyll and Hyde, just SO MUCH built up to it his character and his motives and backstory and ALL those monologues… aaaaaand then nothing. MAD.
  • Ethan and his father and Kaetenay, both his father storylines were wrapped up so quickly. They didn’t use Brian Cox enough, and I really enjoyed his scenes with Timothy Dalton.
  • Lilys storyline made out to be so epic…  then went no where.
  • Patti Lupone and Christian Camargo both had amazing scenes and are SUCH incredible actors and could have had so much more screen time in season 4.
  • Vanessa, deserved better...  she started the beginning of the season in bad place in this season and started to grow and enjoy life again.. just for it to end like that…
Fairy Tail Chapter 530 Review

It’s a chapter all about Anna… joy let’s dive into, Neo Eclipse

Okay I have an issue with this cover and mainly it’s lucy. Why is she in a sexualized pose? The Phantom Lord arc was actually an arc where she was beaten and tormented and it wasn’t BDSM fanservice. It was actual torture. Easy way to fix this would be to have Natsu and Gajeel in the foreground staring down, then have the robotic castle in the mid ground, and then Makarov and Jose Staring Down in the Background. But on to the Chapter.

We open on Crocus years ago during an eclipse. That was when the eclipse gate opened and Anna appeared in this time line. But she seems to missing some kids.

Okay that’s pretty funny.

Actually here’s a question Toma sees all this but in the GMG arc he never noticed that Lucy looked like Laya and Anna. You think he’s remember seeing as they did something unbelievable and crossed over time. Oh wait, I’m trying to use logic but this poorly timed retcon doesn’t allow for that.

So Anna and Layla catch up and explain the situation. Layla explains how she didn’t want Lucy to bare this burden. Y’know hearing this talk about Lucy and it coming from 2 characters that look like her, makes really angry at the fact Lucy has gotten almost NOTHING to do this arc. I mean christ, it’s not like Lucy’s a main character and these 2 have been flash back only characters who served their purpose in the narrative.

This is weird… Like time travel itself is already tricky and now your trying to see to make a contradiction as if all this is pointless but not pointless. Or is this following the multiverse theory that altering tie makes another universe- And I’m going to stop asking questions.

Oh now you go searching for the flying children, great care taker.

Also again with the king, why did you include this, seriously retcon you’re a pain in the ass already, just please stop making more holes.

So cutting back to the present, Anna explains how in this era there is an anomaly that she discovered…

That was caused by her travel? I guess it makes sense as the plan was to use the dragon slayers to beat Acnologia and this rift in time was a product of crossing time.

Okay Jellal is right how did anyone not notice. Oh wait Anna hid it.

So this rift in time is apparently so strong nothing can exist near in it and in this era of stronger magic nothing can compare to this abnormal magic. Hey Anna, here’s an idea, why didn’t you ask the king for help? Yeah they fear Acnologia too and they know that you’d be on the up and up. Why didn’t you ask for their help with this, it’s essentially a hole in time I don’t know how bright you are Anna but with a whole kingdom working together could probably figure out what this thing is faster and kill Acnologia faster.

The Hole is also apparently very small so you can’t find it easy.

So that’s the plan. Totally not the ending goal of Rave Master.

Or the other option is the dragon slayers, the ones were brought here to beat Acnologia in the first place.

Okay this is where I make a few people scratch their heads on what I say next, this makes sense but I don’t like it. You’re probably curious why I’m so down on a flash back chapter even though having flashbacks are a great way to develop characters. Hell, if you all remember my big break out in the reviewing world was the Irene flashback chapter which I praised the fuck out of. Well, lets compare Irene and Anna. Anna is a character that had no build up that it was possible to be here, only appeared in flash back, and we knew nothing of her character. Irene was a spriggan who were the big villains of the arc, had a presence, and build up before her flash back. Irene’s flash back added to the world and made her as a main villain have more depth to her, Anna being retconned into the present was something that was so easy to explain that the text explanation she gave of how she got here was honestly enough, we didn’t need to see more of it because essentially it would be padding. Another thing that bothers me is with this time spent on something so simple we didn’t need to see it, we’re taking away time that could be spent on characters that do need it, like Lucy. I mean Anna and Lalya are characters who’s stories have been put to rest, we don’t need to know more about them when all it’s doing is reiterating what we already know and won’t impact us anymore in this point in the narrative, whereas characters like Lucy who have gotten almost nothing this arc are still left with nothing. So this whole sequence and back story make sense, but it still is pointless.

Speaking of Lucy, we cut to Magnolia

Oh look Gray is coming to terms to not wanting to endanger Natsu’s life. I’m gonna silently cry for this scene and all the greatness it could’ve had if the whole END and Gray relationship wasn’t botched.

WHAT THE HELL! YOU CAN JUST OPEN IT?! WHAT WAS THE POINT OF TARTAROS?! I mean the whole point of END not being revived sooner is because the magic in the world is so great that END can’t exist but apparently you can open it. I wouldn’t be as mad if not this chapter actually unintentionally made a reason why this is stupid and that’s how we spent so much time talking about this Era having a lot of more magic than in the past. We know in the past END was around, he knew Igneel, meaning he can live in a world with magic just not in an abundance like now.

Okay I complain about Lucy doing nothing, but Gray’s sin this arc is he’s an idiot. He’s not telling his friends about something potentially dangerous. Look Gray has kept to himself before he’s left some characters out of the loop like with Ultear but this isn’t something personal he doesn’t want to drag his friends into but this is the fate of the world he’s not telling them.

We return to the only good thing in this climax, Natsu vs Zeref

The fight continues but Zeref has come to realize that, hey he can’t die.

Yep you heard right people due to all the shit that’s happen to him he’s going to use the power of time to re make the world where he was never turned immortal. Y’know I sound like a broken record but RAVE MASTER! Seriously this is just Lucia’s goals and motivation from Rave, getting screwed over in this world so he considers it a wrong one and wants to go to a world where none of this happened and will use the power of time to make it happen. You can’t get anymore like Lucia at this point Zeref.

Oh god just dye your hair blond and call yourself Lucia at this point.

Again Natsu is sounding like the smart one here, good on ya! Also he seems to be turning into END, well I guess that choice was really pointless as the ones who decide who natsu is are his friends. Also Mavis was a key to neo eclipse. SO Mavis was a way of accessing a power that’ll open the way to using a magic that manipulates time? Well guess we should call her SInclaire now (take a shot if your playing the Rave Master Drinking game). Now Zeref’s master Plan actually does make sense. Unlike Anna’s flashback this actually makes sense of another way to get rid of his curse, as we know, Zeref only hedged his bets on END killing him, still doesn’t mean he can. SO having this back up plan is rather interesting.

As for the next chapter being called “Pegasus vs Black Dragon”, I had a rant for that but I think it best be saved for next time.

Post Chapter follow up: This chapter was weird for me. I can’t really put the Anna stuff as good or bad. It’s doing development but it only treading over already know ground. While it makes sense, we really didn’t need this and just kinda wastes time. Another thing I can’t judge is Zeref’s master plan. It makes sense for his character but it also seems so hollow. Like this is the weakness of having a villain group that’s under developed, we don’t know if he’s been lying to everyone, saying that he needed Fairy Heart to destroy Acnologia or he told them all and they were on board with this. Actually that would be interesting like maybe Irene wanted this new world so she could never become a dragonor maybe August wanted a world where he could be raised by Zeref and Mavis or Brandish who might want in this new world her mother alive.

On the negative side Anna is still negative. I went on a long rant about how she shouldn’t be this teacher because it is ruining the bond of Slayer and dragon, which is sill true but I was still open that from chapters on I wouldn’t be as down on her as I was then. But now, her problem seems to be how her existence is literally causing more holes.

Another thing on the negative is the main characters. Gray you’ve become a fucking idiot. I mean wow. Some people say this is to make Natsu look better but it really doesn’t. While Natsu is still the best thing just for verbally slapping around zeref, my attention is more drawn that Gray is acting very dumb. Lucy as well with this is still doing nothing. This is the final arc, have her do something, now some say Lucy is doing something, she’s the emotional support for the team. I hate that excuse. While Lucy has been the emotional support at times she wasn’t soley just that, she was the heart of Fairy tail. While, she cared for everyone she was still active in fights, coming up with plans, discovering things on her own etc. But now all she’s doing is sitting on her ass either crying or waxing friendship which isn’t Lucy. Lucy doesn’t have to just fight someone to be considered, “something” she could be the one who figures out how to save natsu when he was dying or she could make a way to use the book of END, that would be doing something. But all she’s doing is “emotional support” which is something all characters in this team should have but nope lets just diminish Lucy to just that.

Final negative point is that opening of the book. It doesn’t make sense and what hurts it even more is it makes a way that explains why END can’t be summoned. If he is, you are again lessening Tartaros’s story and it’s END plot.

Good points, Natsu is again the best things this chapter for pointing out this bullshit and trust me that’s a breath of fresh air. Also Yes I’m glad END is still around as a lot of people speculated END was no more thanks to the seed crap.

Another good thing is what Fairy Heart is. Most expected it to be some world ending nuke but actually it’s a way to access time. That is really interesting.

Final Verdict: 4/10

  • There are some things that aren’t bad but just padding
  • More misuse of characters
  • A legit interesting turn
  • Not bad but not good