OKAY YOU FUCKERS LET’S TAKE A SECOND TO TALK ABOUT EREN JAEGER AND WHY HE’S ACTUALLY LEGITIMATELY MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN ALL OF SNK AND WHY 90% OF PEOPLE’S CONCEPTION OF THIS POOR KID ARE KIND OF WRONG AND UNFAIR.
I will be honest with you I started this series off really really hating Eren. A lot. I thought he was loud, whiny, screamed too much, and pretty generic for an anime protagonist. Consistently angry with a life-long vendetta fueled by a traumatic past involving a dead mom and a missing dad.(*coughisthisedwardelriccough*)
BUT NO. Eren is NOT Edward Elric, and I will go as far as to say Eren, in my opinion, is a far better and more inspirational protagonist than Edward Elric.
And it’s because of this one quote, right here.
"While he lacks any outstanding talents, he improved his grades through outstanding diligence"
People tend to interpret this as “Eren is a loser L O L he has no talents”. And I’m like NO YOU SIT DOWN.
What this should be interpreted as is unlike all his trainee mates, Eren possess no natural talent for anything, but overcomes this by studying and training twice as hard as everyone else. He works SO DAMN HARD that he ranks 5th out of THE ENTIRE 104th, and is even stated to be THE BEST at hand-to-hand comabt out of EVERYONE ELSE
BECAUSE HE WORKED REALLY FUCKING HARD.
This means SO MUCH and I actually had to pause this episode and sit back and let that sink in. We are constantly faced with the pressure of never being as good as that one genius kid in your class who always gets good grades and doesn’t even need to try. We are always comparing ourselves to those who stand out and excel and think, no matter how hard I try, I won’t be as good as that guy.
Unlike any anime protagonist I’ve ever seen, Eren is literally (well, at least for like the first 7 episodes) a relatively normal, average guy who’s physical strength is constantly overlooked because of his OP as fuck sister, and intelligence is always questioned because of his nerdy blonde friend. When he can’t figure out how the fuck to use 3DMG gear he swallows his pride and asks for help. When Mikasa tells him he’ll die without her protection, he accepts this because he knows he isn’t as strong as her. Eren KNOWS he is probably average at best and unlike most anime protagonists I’ve ever seen, Eren actually needs to fucking try harder than everyone else because he knows he isn’t naturally talented, but he doesn’t let that get in the way. Eren represents the way 99% of us feel- inadequate in comparison to the countless of “more talented” people, but shows to not let that feeling of inadequacy let you give up. Eren is relatively average, but he’s not gonna fucking stay that way if he has any say about it
i mean he turns into a 15 meter buff as fuck titan but its not like he asked for that shit to happen
This has been a post by Isabel about why you should stop writing off Eren as an unintelligent lame bratty loser and love him like the adorable little fucker he is
Social Justice Warriors[SJWs] are the new cancer of the internet. They’re a bunch of college-age, American-centric, special snowflakes, who feel the need to dictate anything and everything like self-entitled asshole’s.
Who gave you the position of being the internet police?
Who gave you the right to decide what words are acceptable or unacceptable to use?
Who gave you the right to judge someone’s comedy or content as bad and take it away?
Who gave you the right to constrict someone’s creativity(writing, art), because you think that it’s “problematic”?
To add to that, sjws are the most racist shitholes I’ve ever seen.
You complain about racism all the time, yet you’re the one’s who look at nothing but skin color. It doesn’t matter if a character is intelligent, strong-willed, kind, or helpful. If they’re white you automatically peg them as the devil. Lupita Nyong’o won an oscar for best supporting actress and ALL I saw was people being “so happy that a woman of color won the award”. Because it didn’t matter if Lupita was incredibly talented and nailed the shit out of that role, all you assholes focused on was her skin color.
You reduce everyone down to their sexuality or race or gender, without giving a crap about someone’s actual personality or character.
You lump everyone who isn’t white into a single category(POC).
I’d rather be identified by my race, and along with that it’s heritage, and culture, rather than be called 3 ambiguous letters or words. Do you know how ridiculously offensive it is to call a person someone “of color”? Like we’re somehow different from people who are white? Like we need our own tag to segregate us from white people? YOU ARE MOVING SOCIETY BACKWARDS WITH THIS KIND OF SHIT.
Racism against white people exists; not in the West, but in other parts of the world. White people are not the majority everywhere. You think the world evolves around America? You think every place is as diverse as America?
Go to Africa. Go to the Middle East. Fuck, go to parts of Asia. Open a history book maybe. SJW’s are actually trying to call Irish people POC, when they are WHITE AS SNOW because they can’t stand the fact that white people have been oppressed in history.
POC’s can be racist against other POC’s. My Arabian boss hates Asians. My black grandfather doesn’t like Mexicans.
White people are not Satan reincarnated. POC’s are not angels. Get that through your fucking head.
And stop STOP STOP speaking for other races! You’re only making yourself look stupid and like your suffering from an extreme case of white guilt.
Stop trying to pick apart every TV show/song/movie and look for thing you might deem “problematic”.
Get some air.
Stay off the internet.
Talk to actual people. Because most of you have barely any real-world experience and you will be eaten alive with your ridiculous ideologies.
And before anyone says “Well not all sjw’s are like that”, I am going off of the majority of sjws on tumblr. And if I’ve learned anything from sjw’s, it’s that it’s totally fine to judge and generalize the majority.
( The fact that I have to say that I am a black girl to avoid getting bombarded with comments like “white cishet” just shows how appalling your “movement” has become. )
I don’t think anyone can effectively argue against this person.
if anyone is sad
LISTEN UP MOTHER FUCKERS
ITS CALLED WOLFRAM ALPHA
THIS IS THE BEST GODDAMN WEBSITE FOR ACADEMIC SHIT. FUCK GOOGLE.
THIS MOTHERFUCKER WILL LET YOU SEARCH “HOSPITAL BEDS IN CHAD VS. IRAN”
AND IT GIVES YOU A STRAIGHT GODDAMN ANSWER
MAYBE YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN DOCTORNESS OF THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES COOL SHIT
HAVING TROUBLE WITH MATH?
OR MAYBE YOU WANNA DICK AROUND
WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT