Can we talk about the fact that it took Eren titan 3 episodes to pick up a rock and put it back down again? I mean, I’m sure it was a pretty heavy rock but I bet Annie titan would have had it done in 20 minutes even if she stopped for pizza on the way over.
sure, and then we can talk about how Annie’s been training ever since she was little and that was the second time Eren had ever used his titan form
Can we talk about how the fandom never gives Eren the credit he deserves?
Can we talk about how it’s not the character’s fault the animators needed filler?
holyshitbatman asked: dude I have no idea how to art but I really appreciate the detail you gave to Levi's undercut (in that portrait you just posted). Shaved part especially. And the shadow on the left side~ it's a lovely piece!
ahahaha I’m so glad you appreciate it because I DREW EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE HAIRS ONE BY ONE and at some point halfway was like am I doing this? really? TAT
thank you so much <3
Levi portrait wip
my first full-color attempt at realism
perhaps I will finish this sometime before I am old and gray
xpyon said: It made me think if I dig exhibitionism IC for EreRi because I can’t remember so far. Hmmm, thanks for your thoughts, though. it was enlightening. o/
Personally it bugs me with all of the characters when they’re in a military setting… I mean, Eren groping Levi would be a horrible breach, as well. If it’s Levi being the aggressor it could be read as him “having his way”, I suppose, but that doesn’t reflect on him well as a commanding officer, imo. But yeah, like I said, 100% pet peeve, do with it what you will :)
a “your kink is not my kink” moment
So pet peeve in SNK fanfics, for me, is exhibitionism when they’re in a military context. I know a thing or two about the army, and sometimes the stuff I read in fics shatters through my suspension of disbelief like the Colossal Titan through Wall Maria.
A military runs on discipline. I don’t mind playing fast and loose with fraternization rules, because to me that seems more like something which can be gotten around from a plot-perspective for a few reasons. One, they’re meant to protect from exploitation, but since everything there is corrupt anyway I could believe that nobody actually cares if the kids are getting exploited. It’s a military running on child soldiers, it’s already fucked up. This is assuming they even have anything resembling our modern sensibilities. Since they’re perfectly okay with cutting people’s safety lines during training “to see if they’ll survive” I’d argue they’re not big on caring about the personal welfare of their soldiers.
Secondly, it’s meant to prevent compromising integrity of commanders and soldiers. Now, since people die left and right, I don’t know that sleeping their way up in the ranks would really gain them much. Maybe in the Military Police, but then, they’re corrupt through-and-through anyway so who cares.
So the fact is I can actually buy them not caring about fraternization because it doesn’t do any damage. What does mess up discipline is exhibitionism. That’s out-and-out unprofessional behavior, and especially when characters like Erwin and Levi are involved, who are basically the top of the Survey Corps, this could seriously undermine authority. You don’t get high in the military by fucking around in the corridors and not being able to keep it in your pants. This is how you get court-martialed. They are in a very serious work environment, and I don’t care how kinky they are behind closed doors, I just can’t buy exhibitionism. It especially bothers me when you’ve got, say, Erwin groping Levi in public/ in front of subordinates because that’s undermining Levi’s authority in front of everybody. The way Erwin treats Levi sets the tone for how everybody else will see him. If Erwin treats him like a sexual object, he’s setting him up for serious insubordination issues. I can’t believe any commander would do that to his SIC.
So yes, this is a Thing that throws me out of fics, and I have ranted about it.
*disclaimer: Your Kink Is Not My Kink And That’s Okay
**shine on you crazy diamonds and keep writing what you want, this is my personal opinion.
That post about dick-and-math-and-whatnot have you seen it? Like, I want to vomit now that people find it hot…
No I haven’t? Link me?
SAVE YOURSELF NOOOOOOO
so I wasn’t the only one who didn’t find it hot but wanted to run screaming in the other direction? *sigh of relief*
jochai asked: HAH I DID IT AT 3.8K no monsterfics here no sir
OMG *internal screaming*
*jumps off into the sun*
are you asking me to spoil the next chapter for you???? OOOOO:<
No, I can wait patiently with everyone else.
Well tough you’ll have to just deal won’t you.
However, I have provided you with another fic to help tide you over; I hope you will express appropriate gratitude. (i.e. go take a look it’s posted)
(also it ended up being 4.1k fml)
Fic: Sincerely Yours, If You Can Catch Me
Summary: The high point of Erwin’s day during his stint in the Military Police was receiving rude letters from Levi after each failure to capture him. Falling in love was probably an inappropriate response.
Written for Fin, who wanted a Catch Me If You Can type of backstory-thing with Erwin and Levi. This is very fluffy. You have been warned.
read on Ao3
Erwin woke up slowly on his birthday. He rolled out of bed, just a bit later than he should, and felt his lips twitch into a smile at the warmth of sunlight on his face. Then he got up and washed, shaved, went through all of his comfortable morning routine, all the while keeping the window safely at the corner of his vision. He’d already noticed the square of white, out of place, shoved in the crack between the frame and the sill.
Like a favorite food, Erwin wanted to savor the anticipation of enjoying it. It wasn’t the first time he’d received a letter but usually they came at random, always showing up unexpectedly. The only day he could count on a letter appearing was his birthday. It had been a sort of promise between them, one kept faithfully for the past two years. A short tradition, but a tradition nonetheless.
Before going down to mess he decided to reclaim the letter, unable to resist its promise any longer. It was better to hide it away as soon as possible, anyway. The rest of the Military Police wouldn’t be pleased with him exchanging letters with a known criminal, if someone were to happen across it. As it was they weren’t particularly pleased with him because Erwin actually took the job seriously, and that displeasure had finally found expression in a transfer. His time had run out.
Erwin slid the envelope carefully out of its crack, smoothing the slight wrinkles from the paper. There was no name on the outside of the cheap envelope, which enclosed a sheet of similarly cheap writing paper. Erwin unfolded it carefully. The ink letters were clearly written, marching straight across ruled lines, but the hand was unsophisticated. It tried to be cursive but wasn’t quite trained. Some of the letters connected to each other or half-connected, and some just stood free and lonely. Erwin found the penmanship endearing.