So i read anr. The art is pretty sick ngl. Although i prefer the og idea of the ending, the bad execution and plotholes in the last arc really tainted the flow of the story. The ending in 139, what can i say, is very toned down ver from what i imagine. The additional pages are pretty interesting though, its not that eren and his friend failed but even irl i feel like we almost entering ww3, another war again. Paradis eventually destroyed. As expected. However that mikasa scene. I have no comment but its really look like unnecessary panel. Or trolling idk.
Eren is complex, really complex. He isn't strong but he isn't weak either, he is a crybaby yet he is determined, he is selfless yet selfish. Ppl need to understand this. He is such interesting mc with layered morality. I guess his inner conflict of morality, to wipe out all the humanity and freeing himself or giving chance to his friends and innocent ppl the freedom of choice affecting his judgement. So for me, isayama seems to fail to deliver this nature of eren in the last arc for some reason. Thats why chad eren seems prominent in the later arc. Eren lacked pov, we are left questioning ourselves, why he did this? Is he completely change? Is he?. The execution was pretty jarring. There are so many things happened, without proper explanation. Aot shouldn't finish at 139.
The first impression i read is mikasa probably playing some role in the future and i was correct BUT not the way i expected. Hell, I'm actually didn't have high hope for a shounen mangaka wrote a decent romance...(war flashback to naruhina and sasusaku). Again in this matter we lacked eren inner monologue to mikasa. Correct me if I'm wrong but chap 123 maybe the closest hint of his confession but i always view it as his last cry for help.
Also i really like the clashing ideology of eren and zeke yeager. Both raised differently. 'because we born in this world and we free, we has a purpose vs zeke anti natalism view, stem from his experience of rejection, and his resentment to grisha, twisted view of what exactly is life is. i don't know but i really want it to be discussed more.
My biggest issue is probably ymir fritz, her real feelings, her regrets, everything about her didn't get explained well. Let say it is stockholm syndrome, shouldn't it be better hinted about her hopeless affection to her abuser way before 139. I wish it was explained better and executed better. Inserting Love theme isn't wrong but it shouldn't be bomb dropping like this. I like the idea but not the execution.
Anyway. Yes the ending is flawed but eren character didn't exactly assassinated as ppl say, he is just him. Idk maybe because it just too abrupt. I guess datelines and definite chapter to finish kind off ruining it.
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some of yall: NO there CAN’T be any reflections of eldian people SOMEWHAT representing jews!!!! 😡 eldia is supposed to symbolize ONLY us modern white people of today who are oppressed because our ancestors committed horrific atrocities against minorities hundreds of years ago 🤬🤬 ELDIA IS AN EMBODIMENT OF MODERN DAY WHITE GERMANS AND THERE IS NO IMPLICATION OF ELDIANS POSSIBLY MIRRORING THE JEWISH POPULATION IN CERTAIN WAYS GRRRR 😡😡
ah, yes, i too remember when the germans were the ones who were spat on by other races for being german, forced to live in select and restricted areas, deported to contaminated areas by gestapo officers, required to wear armbands to signify their lineage, and taken to designated zones to be tortured and experimented on
oh wait, my mistake... that was the european jews 🚶♀️
neighbor!sasha who is at your doorstep every morning, offering to take you to work. as you walk down the front steps, she follows behind you, taking a moment to admire your behind in that short skirt you’re wearing. she’ll open the car door for you, pressing her hand to your lower back to push you inside of her car with a smile on her charming face.
neighbor!sasha who invites you over to her house for dinner with her family, only to sneak some melatonin in your wine. when you start to get sleepy and eventually fall asleep at the table, she wordlessly carries you up to her room, setting you down on her bedsheets and throwing the covers over your body. she climbed in next to you, pressing her chest to your back and her arms around your waist to bask in your scent and body. when you wake up, she’s already carrying you back downstairs and taking you back home. her ultimate goal was to have her bedsheets smell like you, and when she came back into her room, they definitely did.
neighbor!sasha who snags a pair of your panties everytime she comes over. stealing some from your dirty laundry basket, letting her fingers feel around the soaked through cloth before she stuffed them in the pocket of her flannel. when you ask her about it, she shurgs you off, telling her that it must be one of your pets, when in reality she uses the clothing item to get herself off. she’ll lift the soaked pair up to her nose, nudging it with red cheeks and intaking your beautiful scent with a groan.
neighbor!sasha who takes you shopping, picks out clothes for you that she knows is a few sizes too small, handing them to you and letting you go into the dressing room and try them on. only knowing that the clothes don’t fit, and you struggle to get them off your body. so the only thing left to do is call the cocky brunette in for help, body heating at the embarrassing situation and the entertaining smirk on her face. as she helps you take the clothes off, she makes sure to drag her fingers along your body just the perfect amount, getting a feel at every curve along your body. Maybe she’ll even ‘accidentally’ tug too hard and you send both backwards, her landing on her back with you on top, her face getting full of your perfect cleavage.
neighbor!sasha who can’t help but feel a burst of arousal during a sleep over. the others around are oblivious to her arousal, in their own little world while you danced with them in your living room. she’ll sneak into your bedroom when you’re downstairs with everyone else, using the classic ‘i need to go to the bathroom’ excuse to sneak upstairs. she’ll crawl onto your bed and grasp your pillow, stuffing her head into it and getting a good whiff of your smell, that’s enough to make her almost cum in her pants. her cunt throbbing in need.
neighbor!sasha who bumps into you on purpose to make you drop your pencil, your hand touching her shoulder in an apology before you bend down to retrieve the item. your ass is pressed to her front, giving her the perfect view of the wet patch on your panties, and she is just able to resist the urge to press her fingers into your needy little cunt.
neighbor!sasha who stops by your house late at night to drop off a gift, letting herself in when she doesn’t get an answer at the door after a few knocks. her loud footsteps send jolts up your body as she made her way through your house, calling out your name in search for you. though, your fingers are working faster and faster, eager to chase your release while you let out a small “oh, sasha-“ in thought of the brunette. you wish at this moment her ears weren’t as good as they were, because she heard you loud and clear. she sets the gift onto the kitchen table quietly, stepping up the stairs slowly to hopefully not alert you. she takes a peek into your cracked bedroom door, you’re alone, fingers stuffed inside of your needy cunt and legs already wide, your naked form just begging to be touched.
neighbor!sasha who smirks to herself from that same position, hearing your breathy voice call out for her quietly. she pushed the door open, silently stepping inside and shutting it closed behind her. you’re alerted immediately, fingers pulling themselves from your sex and moving to shove the covers over your body, a loud exclamation of her name resonating through your room. but before the covers can reach your body, sasha’s slender fingers are already pushing the covers down harshly, revealing your needy body all to herself.
neighbor!sasha who takes her palm and presses it to your clit harshly, smirking to herself when you cry out a pleasing moan and your body shakes. “you want me to touch your little pussy?” she lets out teasingly, setting herself on the edge of the bed. she sends a few harsh taps to your clit with her index finger, not once missing the throbbing your sex made at her touch. you’re practically begging for her to be inside of you, your face pleading, but all she does is coo at you with raised eyebrows.
neighbor!sasha who finally shoves a finger inside of you, the sensation of your gummy walls around her skin making her tilt her head back with a groan. she adjusts her position, hovering over you with her slightly muscular body and shoving a second finger inside of your dripping pussy. the squelching of your cunt is loud, it drowns out the harsh moans coming from your moan, the push and pull of her slender fingers inside of you have you shaking, your incoming orgasm approaching faster than ever.
neighbor!sasha who makes you cum with a stupid smirk on her face, her pearly white teeth giving you a bashful smile when you cum all over the bedsheets and her hand. your pussy gushing when she removed her hand from it, your slick dripping down her skin, giving it a nice polish. she leaned down to press a kiss to your forehead, whispering a quick praise in your ear from standing up from her spot on the bed.
neighbor!sasha who steps out of your house with a bright smile on her face, the clear image of your body plastered into her dirty mind. she’ll definitely have to come see you again soon.
Hange being the moral compass of the story, especially in the latter half, is so overlooked in my opinion. Just like in our everyday lives, we often notice the person who is shouting the loudest, bulldozing their way through conflict, single-minded in their goals. Hange is not like that. Their tone is contemplative and careful, but it doesn't mean they lack clarity at all. Hange's doubt has to do with their leadership, not their moral standing. It is clear that they know and are able to articulate their heart and beliefs with depth and nuance, without stepping on or invalidating the beliefs of others (well, as long as they're not literally supporting genocide wholeheartedly).
So here's my petty compilation of moments in Chapter 127 in particular, where Hange's words are a reminder to the people around them, and to us as readers, when we've forgotten what it means to hold on to our humanity in the midst of fighting for what is deemed as "good", "strategic", or "unavoidable". To Hange, it's either you live trying to make the world better, or die trying.
Here, Hange stops Jean and General Magath from arguing about, well, who has it worse. Look at Hange's straightforward, respectful takedown of General Magath's internalised hatred for a nation's people that he hasn't even encountered much in the flesh. "We can't go back to being ignorant island devils." There is no more innocence in victimhood. Hange is taking responsibility and accountability for having the opportunity to open their eyes, and with that in mind, finds it absurd to turn away from contributing to its destruction.
Moreover, Hange not only acknowledges Magath's confusion at their willingness to sacrifice their lives for people who want them dead, they do it in a manner where they manage to foster a sense of hope in the Alliance. "It's still not too late." Everyone has had their own losses, their own pain, their own history. And here we are, eating stew together and trying to stop a genocide that none of us want. That's most of, if not all of Hange's effort. It shows their own conviction in not only handling interpersonal, deep-seated emotions of war trauma, but honouring the ideals and reasons why they chose to dedicate their lives in the first place.
In this scene, it is likely that not all the Survey Corps thought that way, even though Hange seems like they fully believe in the Corps' open-mindedness. Rather, it is the overall spirit of what Hange signed up for. Not freedom for themselves, but freedom for everyone. Hange irrevocably rejects the idea that freedom of certain people have to be curbed for the benefit of others. Hange irrevocably rejects mass murder in the name of freedom, periodt.
And with that, Hange, who never wanted unnecessary deaths, is willing to sacrifice their life for not just a vision of freedom and equality, but for people to be able to attain peace, even at the expense of themselves. There is no greater disappointment to Hange than resigning themselves to the knowledge that genocide is inevitable. There are too many lives who should never be subjected to or had the choice to face the horror of being burnt alive. To that, Hange sees their own choice as the needle of the compass, the direction is consistent, it's leading them with the fundamental notion that they're choosing to fight for something greater than themselves. And given the choice, they will always do it.
"We shouldn't be slaughtering one another." It's not a literal statement. Hange has obviously killed and tortured people. Then we find out titans are actually human, too. But this statement is pointing to something larger: there is no humanity in mass killing. It is simply, indiscriminate, mass-murder.
I wonder what you all think?
bonus: burrito Levi wanting everyone to stfu and let him sleep in peace, which in my headcanon, is him agreeing with everything Hange has said