Jearmin Week Day 2: Travel.
Jean will be playing the part of George Michael Bluth in this scenario
I CANNOT BREATHE ANYMORE
i liked this part in the manga and i’m sad that in the anime when it showed it it focused on eren’s reaction to the information and showed him all excited rather than armin and no eren watching armin get excited either…………
It’s sad because this scene is so important.
In the anime, we directly pass to Armin looking worried and it makes it look as though Armin is terrified of fighting Titans since he’s been training. And while yes, he’s scared, he’s also eager to be able to be of any physical use, especially since this is theory and oh wow Armin kicks ass in theory. Armin has a real problem with self-confidence at the beginning of the series and almost has a martyr complex— he’d “rather die than become a burden.” Oh wow, Armin, poor baby.
And this scene also adds to the tragedy of the massacre that occurs soon after because after being resolved to help in any way possible, even sacrificing his life, Armin becomes so scared he cannot move and watches his friends die. The boy who so desperately wanted to help cannot do a thing in this moment.
And let’s talk about Eren, man. People keep thinking that Eren has no empathy but oh wow, not only does he have it, with Armin that empathy goes through the roofs. Eren knows that Armin has that problem, he wants to encourage him in the ways he can, and here once again he notices his friend’s desperate need to not be a burden and it all just builds up to Eren saving Armin physically at first, and later on showing him that he is worth it, that he’s got the brains and genuinely respects his abilities. And that allows Armin to let go of most of his self-confidence problems, until he becomes the badass we know today.
In conclusion, it’s sad the anime misses little scenes like these, because they give details to the series and add important characterization. They’re part of why SnK is so great and it’s sad that they miss this, especially to make Armin seem more fearful when the point is, he’s eager to die for a greater cause at first in order not to be seen as weak, yet later on his friends die because he’s terrified (and that’s not weakness, it’s absolutely normal for him to be scared, Eren wasn’t scared and look at what happened to him).
Except I wouldn’t really call it a martyr complex at all. Armin is far from a martyr, if anything, he’s the absolute antithesis of a martyr. A martyr desires feeling useless and lost, they seek out suffering or persecution because it feeds a need, Armin does the absolute opposite.
I don’t know. I’ve always felt a little heartbroken by the way Armin sees and carries himself pre-Trost. The way he’s clenching his fists and his eyes are fixated kind of… scare me? Because we never see Armin like this, we never see Armin acting so excited about anything regarding the military, until he realizes that maybe he could be of use (and oh man, aren’t you one useful little soldier now).
I can’t help but compare the way Eren is looking at Armin when he sees him so ecstatic to the way Armin usually looks at Eren whenever he’s getting a little too carried away in his titan bloodlust. I think the comparison is very interesting.
Takane is so risque~
Bob and the deli guy.
"im mostly straight"
I literally have no words. Japan has a gameshow with a segment where gay men are challenged by straight professional porn stars to get them off.
The dialogue is so hilarious and great.
why was i not informed earlier
OH MY GOD WHAT THE FULFGDJKJKLDSH
OH MY GOD I WATCH THIS SHOW.
SENKAAAAAAAA THIS IS MY FAVORITE. THIS IS HOW RIVAILLE WOULD SOUND IF EVER HE WAS DRUGGED AND HORNY. I NEED HELP BECAUSE IT’S SO GORGEOUS. CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE RIVAILLE LIKE THIS OMG HELP ;A; (im sorry for the misleading album art i just idk im not thinking right now)
Author (Based on novel): Aida Saki
Seiyuu: Katsuyuki Konishi x Kamiya Hiroshi
i cant believe this
my god eren holding up a birthday cake for levi is the cutest thing
No offence, but the shipping goggles gotta come off for this one, friend.
He is not even looking at Levi. He is too busy enjoying some food. That “birthday cake” is actually a “Christmas Cake” is a treat eaten on the holiday ^w^
Am I saying that it’s a shippy picture? No. I’m saying Eren is holding what looks like a birthday cake.
There are candles on that cake. The cake is not Christmas-themed.
Eren is wearing a party hat, usually worn for birthdays.
Levi’s birthday is on Christmas day. It’s a subtle tribute for Levi’s birthday, but it’s there.
Well, I did a bit of googling because so maybe it wasn’t to celebrate Levi’s bday too…?
There’s a little Levi figure on the cake (white cravat?) but it’s blurry, and I honestly can’t think of anyone else with a white shirt and that hairstyle.
I think it can double up just as a Christmas thing and maybe subtle bday contribution for levi but…I don’t think this matters. The picture as a whole is cute regardless. I still think Armin’s hat looks the best.
This entire conversation is dumb but at least I feel better backing it up with pics and trying to be neutral.