Monday, September 29, 2014

Attack on Titan Episode 15 Recap

Right off the bat, let’s start with some disclaimers. THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN, NOR THE SQUIMISH. I know, I know – you’re a paragon of steely resolve, your sinews are made from Wolverines cigar gristle and are Ford tough. Congratulations. HOWEVER, this is an anime that is brutal right out of the gate. That’s what makes it so interesting; this is a world where humanity is on its last leg and the audience is left on the edge of their seats hoping that SOMEBODY is going to survive.

Obviously major spoilers, we will be looking at the series in depth, poking at nooks and crannies and looking at characters and plot and why AoT has gained such insane popularity. There will be cursing, there will be blood. Some of the screen caps may be graphic (I will actually try to not and be too graphic with them, I don’t know who is looking at my blog).

Attack on Titan is a unique and phenomenal story which includes many elements; fantasy, mystery, politics, military campaigns, camaraderie, sacrifice and hope. If you can get past the brutal nature of the narrative its worth watching. All right, let’s get into it:

Attack on Titan Episode 15: Special Tactical Force/Eve of Counteroffensive Part 2.

Finally I can say that we are nearing the mid-way/end of the series and soon enough we will have to think about what to review next. Gotham, maybe?

The horror of Trost over-run is behind the cadets, and Eren has survived Judgment. He has been safely *pffftt* handed over to Levi’s Squad – a bunch of talented Special Operations weirdoes charged with watching over Eren, OR if he changes into his Titan form and loses control – killing him.

Bozal

Petra

Eld

Gunther

Though, I have to admit the only names I ever really remember are Petra’s and Gunther’s.

The Scout Regiment headquarters is located in an abandoned castle far into Trost territory. It was abandoned so it makes a perfect place to keep Eren until he can learn how his Titan body works. So! What’s first on the agenda? Planning? Training? Scientific study?

Nope. CLEANING.

Turns out Levi is a bit of a freak, as well. SOMEBODY has an obsessive need to be clean, so everybody gets to work weeding and dusting and mopping. We have a little Get To Know The Characters moment with Petra and Eren, though with this series there isn’t much of a point.

Dinner time! Talk includes discussion of the newly caught Titan specimens and who should enter but Hanji!

She’s the biggest weirdo of them all and she’s got aaaall night to draw Eren into a discussion about her obsession with Titans. A few remedial points:

- Communication. Which is pretty much zilch. The two Titans show no awareness, only the driving need to ‘eat’ which nearly takes Hanji’s head off several times, if she weren’t so wily and fast.

- (She also names them and weirdly becomes attached to them, treating them more like pets than forces of pure destruction that has pushed humanity to the brink.)

- Nocturnal activity. It’s been noted that Titans slow down and nearly stop during the night – hinting that perhaps they take their energy from the sun, rather than the countless people they ‘eat’.

- Pain. Hanji screams more than the Titan she stabs with a pike. The regenerative prowess of the Titans is so great that you have to wonder if they even feel pain before the wound regenerates. They don’t seem to feel any pain.

Of course, by this point the sun is rising and Eren is dead on his feet tired, after listening to Hanji the entire night. Though we catch a rare glimpse into what drives the weirdness of Hanji - she's lost countless friends, seen some pretty terrible things and survived. So why does she almost seem to LOVE Titans instead of hate them, like most of the other soldiers?

She DID hate them, to begin with. But then she realized that humanity had to approach this war from a different standpoint than hate and fear, thus her scientific interest was perked. Studying these live specimens may be the salvation of humanity.

However, shocking turn of events – during the night Hanji’s pet titan’s have been assassinated!!

R.I.P Sawney and Beane.

Let’s cap off the episode with Erwin asking Eren ‘Who is the real enemy?’

Good question.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Book review: Deep Secret, Dianne Wynne Jones

I gotta admit I’m prejudiced in this particular review just because after Howl’s Moving Castle I went and found a LOT (not all, yet) of Dianne Wynne Jones’s work and have pretty much been a fan of all of it, with a couple of minor scuffles with minor points.

This is a book that seriously has a lot of my favorite things in life – but hang on, let’s get a short summary out first.

In this particular world magic is a fact, as are the multiworlds and those who work to keep them going. These men and women are called Magids – magic users, of a sort, who keep a balance in the realms. Kind of like a magical police force, even if sometimes people get freaked out and burn them at the stake. Rupert Venables is mostly at the center of our tale; fussy, smart dressed, compassionate and sharp – he is being unwillingly being drawn into higher politics of the Powers That Be while simultaneously trying to find a replacement Magid for his area.

His solution to picking one of the five candidates is to draw them all out at a science-fiction convention in his part of the world; England. Then the REAL fun begins.

There are assassinations and centaurs, wacky characters, intrigue and a very good look at Con life (God, I love it!!) magic, mayhem and a Strong Willed young lady who has all the makings of a great Magid.

This was a great romp of a book. As always, her characters are sharp, believable and personable – like someone you’ve met on the metro rather than a fictional thing.

I love, love, LOVE the fact that the majority of the tale takes place at a convention, of all places – what a wonderful idea! For anybody who has been to one, knows how crazy it can get.

Along the nitpicking unimportant side I feel I have to add that often her books are very…layered, I suppose you could call them. Where many things are happening at once, and that character in the beginning is really this person in disguise. There are a LOT of characters and I know some people have trouble tracking who is who. The good part is, is that her characters are all memorable and funny and worth following.

There are several books in which there are Surprise Revealings, where the simple character from the beginning ends up being someone like a lost princess or Really Important Character and I always get that, ‘huh, whaddya know’ feeling. Which isn’t bad!

I think Hexwood is a bit like that though I would say I liked Deep Secret more. Hexwood was a little too complex for me.

Anywhoo, fun book – go find it at your library.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Attack on Titan Episode 14 Recap

Right off the bat, let’s start with some disclaimers. THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN, NOR THE SQUIMISH. I know, I know – you’re a paragon of steely resolve, your sinews are made from Wolverines cigar gristle and are Ford tough. Congratulations. HOWEVER, this is an anime that is brutal right out of the gate. That’s what makes it so interesting; this is a world where humanity is on its last leg and the audience is left on the edge of their seats hoping that SOMEBODY is going to survive.

Obviously major spoilers, we will be looking at the series in depth, poking at nooks and crannies and looking at characters and plot and why AoT has gained such insane popularity. There will be cursing, there will be blood. Some of the screen caps may be graphic (I will actually try to not and be too graphic with them, I don’t know who is looking at my blog).

Attack on Titan is a unique and phenomenal story which includes many elements; fantasy, mystery, politics, military campaigns, camaraderie, sacrifice and hope. If you can get past the brutal nature of the narrative its worth watching. All right, let’s get into it:

Attack on Titan Episode 14 recap: Still can’t look him in the eye/Counteroffensive Pt. 1

Weell, the cat’s out of the bag; Eren’s little ‘problem’ has now gone public, all the good it has done him. He’s cooling his heels in jail, and after a brief visit from Levi and Erwin, Levi has announced he accepts Eren’s application for the Scouting Regiment.

Maybe Eren should run (accept he’s literally tied to the bed). Doing his best impression of a Dakimakura (Japanese ‘love’ pillow).

Rumors are a-flyin’ and now that everybody knows Eren has the capability to turn into a Titan and fight on their behalf the Regiments are lining up to take a bite out him.

Well, this dude

Will be the judge of Eren’s fate, as now he has been brought to the courthouse to have judgment passed upon him.

Oh, snap Pixis and Erwin – the two brains of the whole goddamned series – are talking it out on the wall. Both want the survival of humanity but politics may get in the way.

Mikasa and Armin, as witnesses, are dragged to the courthouse as well.

All right Eren, it’s time.

Hanji is going to escort Eren to the courthouse, lucky him, if she doesn’t give him a heart attack first. Hanji is the best character and there’s –

MIKE!! That was his name!! Levi, Hanji, Erwin and MIKE. Jeez, who could blame me for forgetting, it’s a pretty commonplace name for an AoT character. Mike, who has a habit of smelling people that he meets. Takes all kinds, I guess.

Time for judgment!! Will Eren survive!!? Or will the political system be his downfall!?

The Military Regiment wants to dissect him while the Scouting Regiment wants to recruit him, to take back wall Maria. I’m leaning towards the Scouting Regiment, for a more long term sane plan.

Everybody starts arguing and the Military Police drags Eren and Mikasa’s name through the mud, digging up files stating that they were also 9 year old murderers (Yup, still freaky, but irrelevant)

Everyone is getting hysterical when Levi leaps nobly into the fray and –

Kicks ten kinds of shit out of Eren, who is tied to the ground.

Still not entirely certain what the point of that brutality was but he DOES bring up a good point. If Eren decides to go against them, or goes berserk, does anyone in that room stand a chance of taking him down like Levi does?

The answer to that is…no. Levi is inhumanly strong, and more than capable of taking down Titan Eren.

Buuuut he kicks him a few more times, just for the hell of it.

Erwin, that wily fox, rides along the shock of that statement and states, LET US TAKE HIM and we’ll take back wall Maria!

So, surprise! Eren is now officially part of the Scouting Regiment. The same regiment that has a 30% death rate sooo….congrats?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

update

Okay, let's bump that up to not an allergy but stomach flu, as yesterday, all day, was rather.....liquid-ey and I could barely scrape myself off the couch. I don't like missing so much writing, I'm really sorry folks. Let's see how today goes and if I don't spend most of it in the bathroom maybe I'll start the Titan review.

Monday, September 15, 2014

All right you guys, I was at a comic con all day yesterday so I'm pooped and didn't get the Attack on Titan Recap done. It's going to be a little late, so later today or tomorrow okay?

Edit 9/16: okay, now I guess I'm ill? The smoke from California is drifting over this way and I guess I'm allergic or something? Because I've been getting migraine like headaches and this weird lethargy. I feel like I can barely get off the couch so.. I'll get to updates, I promise. Just not when I feel like I'm going to fall over when I stand up.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Watership Down Chapter 28 Recap

Chapter 28: At the Foot of the Hill

Eh, let's see what happened last time? Holly and Co. barely made it out alive from the Evil Bunny Dictator Warren, Hazel was a dumbass and Fiver went off to rescue him.

So now we have the Smurfette principle going on; we have ONE names female character in a mostly male driven narrative - Clover.

Well, old Clover is going to have her work cut out for her if they want to repopulate their own warren but look-!

Fiver returns triumpant!! Hazel liiiiives!! ....totally called that.

The bunnies are overjoyed, though he is still gravely injured.

Kehaaarrrrr, makes another appearance and pecks out the remaining buck shot out of Hazels leg, somehow mysteriously knowing all about man's weapons.

Well, the upshot of this chapter is that the bunnies have come to the conclusion that they want does, they're going to take does, and who has an adbundance of does? The Bunny Dictator Warren of course! GET THE DOES, GET ALL THE DOES!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Awesome Manga Review: Teppu

Almost through a Diane Wynne Jones book so for the moment let me talk about Teppu. Man, I love these off beat, away from the mainstream mangas.

What is Teppu? It's mostly a sports manga revolving around female ...what would you call it? boxing? martial arts? anything-goes-martial arts? Something like that. Our main girl Natsuo is big, strong, smart and good at everything she tries, therefore she's bored with life and filled with an undercurrent of rage that occasionally finds an outlet in kicking the shit out of people.

One day while she's fighting her ex-best friend (who is a master at martial arts) a lone female jogger happens upon them....and sits down on a bench to watch the fight. Weird? yes. BUT, it turns out this woman is Japan's number one MMA fighter and has an interest in Natsuo. Throw in some other incredibly strong girls, Natsuo comes to the conclusion that she would like to join the MMA gym, be trained by Karin (the jogger/number one female fighter) and become even stronger (it's mostly so she can kick the crap out of a girl who actually beat her in a spar)

Generally, I don't like sports manga.

BUT I made an exception for this one because it was weird (the characters are so awesomely strange) it had a girl who was a giant (for some of Japanese descent - she's 5 '10, that's HUGE for a woman in Japan), it had female body types that were different, realistic, and HAD MAJOR MUSCLES going on

Not only that but it has a wide variety of woman of all ages, women who were NOT high school girls saving the world but grown (in their 30's) taking a major part in the manga story and NOT being cast as mother and side character.

The art is a little rough but it's worth going through at least once - just to see if Natsuo can get up to a point where she can win against that psychotic weirdo girl who is super happy to get the shit get kicked out of her. I will leave you with a picture of Natsuo being badass:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Attack on Titan Episode 13 Recap

Right off the bat, let’s start with some disclaimers. THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN, NOR THE SQUIMISH. I know, I know – you’re a paragon of steely resolve, your sinews are made from Wolverines cigar gristle and are Ford tough. Congratulations. HOWEVER, this is an anime that is brutal right out of the gate. That’s what makes it so interesting; this is a world where humanity is on its last leg and the audience is left on the edge of their seats hoping that SOMEBODY is going to survive.

Obviously major spoilers, we will be looking at the series in depth, poking at nooks and crannies and looking at characters and plot and why AoT has gained such insane popularity. There will be cursing, there will be blood. Some of the screen caps may be graphic (I will actually try to not and be too graphic with them, I don’t know who is looking at my blog).

Attack on Titan is a unique and phenomenal story which includes many elements; fantasy, mystery, politics, military campaigns, camaraderie, sacrifice and hope. If you can get past the brutal nature of the narrative its worth watching. All right, let’s get into it:

Attack on Titan Episode 13 Recap: Primal Desire/Attack on Trost Part 9

Take a deep breath, WE ARE ALMOST DONE with this Attack on Trost plot that’s been stretched out waaaay too long.

OKAY. So, finally, Eren got over his Plot Device emo moment of WHAT IS MY PURPOSE IN THIS ANIME and got off his ass to plug the Titan hole

And, incidentally, I should add that there may be some upsetting screen caps in this recap, along with material that may be squicky gross to some viewers, so beware.

Eren the Rage Beast is back oh, and Jean got trapped in a house by a Titan when his gear inconveniently broke down (you would seriously think that they would have designed the gear a little better than that – if it breaks down on a whim, or when the plot demands it, the character is going to get eaten)

The Trost retake isn’t going so well; everybody is, well, being eaten.

But Jean’s a main character, almost as main as the Trio so it’s unlikely that anything is going to happen to him and this whole OH NOES MY GEAR BROKE DOWN is another plot device to stretch out the episode.

And what do you know – there’s some ridiculous WILL THEY WON’T THEY escapades with Jean and his comrades (Annie, Connie, Marco) and they prance around distracting the Titans aaaaand-

YUP. Jean is safe, do not worry.

But wait! What’s that sound!? IT’S EREN, carrying the largest boulder in creation over his shoulder!

Yay, GO EREN GO!!

Most emotional hole plugging ever.

Armin goes to pull Eren out of his Titan body and OH NO – the Titans are going to EAT them but-

No, Levi makes the most dramatic entrance EVER. Seriously, all he needed to complete his entrance was swirling rose petals and a mask.

Time for a voice-over. For the first time in centuries humanity has won against the Titans (by using a Titan, which is Eren in Titan form and….yeah..)

The voice-over lady says that even though they won, the casualties were too numerous to make them happy (which, kind of confused me because it said something like 207 soldiers were eaten/killed but I was thinking well, fuck, WW1 had goddamned MILLIONS of casualties – 207 is a cake walk. Maybe because there are so few of humanity left?)

So to wrap this up the Elite Scouting troop (Levi and Co.) made their way back to help slaughter the Titans left in the city and they managed to capture TWO Titans alive.

By pinning them into the ground like insects.

Now comes the terrible part (even more terrible?) of being a soldier – cleanup.

Here we learn that Titans don’t ‘eat’ humans, they just sort of gnaw on them, swallow them until they can’t hold any more then vomit them back up in a great big disgusting ball of body parts.

Ew.

Jean is one of those unlucky bastards given the duty of cleaning up the bodies before disease spreads, when-

Shit. HOLY SHIT. Is that…MARCO? WHEN THE HELL DID MARCO DIE?!

Jean is just as shocked and horrified – the last we had seen Marco was him alive and well and gearing up to be one of the Main characters and now –

Nope, dead as a dodo.

So what happened to the Trio in the three days since the end of Attack on Trost?

Well, Eren has been taken into Military Police custody and has been chained to a bed in a cell during his recovery as being a Titan (which is apparently exhausting)

He wakes up in chains with Commander Erwin and Levi staring at him. Not the best way to wake up in the morning.

News has spread of his…condition, and now the higher ups need to decide what to do with him. A Titan is an incredible source of power – what if Eren decides to rampage against them?

Erwin takes out Eren’s key and says the key (HA!) to understanding EVERYTHING is in Eren’s basement.

The new goal is to retake wall Maria and get to Eren’s basement.

He then asks Eren what does he want to do?

Hoooo-boy. Eren thinks back on his purpose in life and get’s the Crazy Eyes going. What does he want to do? Why, join the Scouting Legion and

KILL ALL TITAANNNSSSS!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Book review: The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold

(Yea, I've been bad with the updates and I apologize, there are some weeiiiird happenings in my life that include shitty neighbors who want to party six days a week, at three in the morning and escaped convicts in my neighborhood that resulted in a reverse sheriff's department call that said DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOUSE TILL WE TELL YOU. Turned out Bad Guy was, in fact, clear across the city hiding in a store's basement or something but still, welcome to my weird life.)

This is going to be another not very long review, mostly because I can’t think of many things I disliked about this book.

Okay, short summary:

Cazaril is a broken man; in the fantasy world of swords, magic, gods and politics he ended up on the wrong end of a political maneuver and was sentenced to slavery – despite his noble lineage.

We begin at his almost end – he has been newly freed from his brutal captives and has been slowly dragging his broken body back to the place of his childhood, Valenda.

Here he finds more than he could ever hope for; a home, old friendships and a post in the noble household of his youth.

Cazeril impresses the Dowager Provincara with his wits and intelligence and lands a position tutoring her grandchildren (I think they were? Nieces? Related, anyhow) and meets the high spirited, wonderfully sassy and sharp Royesse (title for Royal, I assume?) Iselle.

Very quickly he is thrown back into a world of intrigue, political maneuvering and a terrifying curse that lay on the blood of Iselle’s family. In a short period of time the Royesse Iselle, her brother and handmaiden all find themselves facing life-threatening situations that will become progressively worse unless her clever tutor is able, and willing, to find a way to break the curse.

Okay.

THIS? This, right here? Is how fantasy should be done. This book, these characters, ALL OF IT are something that should be upheld of how characters should be written more often.

The main character, and the point of view, is from Cazaril. He is a believable, sympathetic protagonist who makes an extraordinary sacrifice for a girl whom he loves like a daughter. To save her from some truly terrible things he performs a Death Curse – magic that kills the caster, as it does the target, BUT something strange happens and he survives, albeit with a festering cancerous tumor inside his gut that contains the curse, the soul of his victim, and the demon he summoned.

Cazaril is freaking amazing; he suffers SO MUCH in this book and you just want him to succeed so badly.

I wish more authors would take note of how Cazaril is written. He’s badass without wholesale slaughtering people/villages/entire countries. He is absolutely capable of severe violence, but only does so when absolutely necessary.

He is absolutely not an avatar for someone’s 14 year old self fantasy of glory, sex and blood – like the sense I get in a LOT of fantasy books I read that include male protagonists.

He has sexual attraction to Iselle’s handmaid (and to Iselle, at first? I can’t remember, it was at the beginning of the book) but he doesn’t go on and on in explicit terms of what he what like to do with her. In fact, because he is basically a dead man walking, he swears off any and all relations with her, even though they both obviously love each other.

Need I also add that there is no Rape as a Backstory or Plot Device in this novel?

There is one character who was badly misused (sigh, raped) but the plot doesn’t make this a Device to turn the tale, doesn’t make it the only thing about that one character. In fact, it’s more merely mentioned as something the curse brought down upon her in the past, not graphically described and doted upon as some cheap shock value for the audience.

Iselle is a marvelous example of a strong female character who never lifts a sword, nor commits an act of violence. She is simply very intelligent, a quick learner and is very brave. She puts herself in incredibly difficult political positions to protect her family and Cazaril, as best she can.

She makes some risky gambles with her political ties in an attempt to end the curse and is generally an interesting and well rounded character.

Same with her handmaiden.

This is a simple, quick read despite being over four hundred pages. One of my very small gripes is that I didn’t get a sense of world building very well, only because I’m a person who loves huge long vivid descriptions and this book mostly focused on the relations between the characters.

I felt it was kind of like, Cazaril and Co. are here, now they are there, and now they are back here again. But that’s a fairly small gripe in the large scheme of well written plot and characters. See? Short summary, good book.

Oh, and, I think this is an actual series, but if you wanted to just read the first one the ending is wrapped up pretty well.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Attack on Titan Episode 12 Recap

Right off the bat, let’s start with some disclaimers. THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN, NOR THE SQUIMISH. I know, I know – you’re a paragon of steely resolve, your sinews are made from Wolverines cigar gristle and are Ford tough. Congratulations. HOWEVER, this is an anime that is brutal right out of the gate. That’s what makes it so interesting; this is a world where humanity is on its last leg and the audience is left on the edge of their seats hoping that SOMEBODY is going to survive.

Obviously major spoilers, we will be looking at the series in depth, poking at nooks and crannies and looking at characters and plot and why AoT has gained such insane popularity. There will be cursing, there will be blood. Some of the screen caps may be graphic (I will actually try to not and be too graphic with them, I don’t know who is looking at my blog).

Attack on Titan is a unique and phenomenal story which includes many elements; fantasy, mystery, politics, military campaigns, camaraderie, sacrifice and hope. If you can get past the brutal nature of the narrative its worth watching. All right, let’s get into it:

Attack on Titan Episode 12 Recap: Flaw/Attack on Trost Part 8

So Eren is a Titan. Eren as a Titan can’t control himself so well. Hmmm, I’m just coming to realize (after watching AoT through a second or third time) that a great deal of the first season is a thin plot stretched out over too many episodes. At least, this whole Trio cadet/will they survive the attack on Trost arc is stretched out with a lot of unnecessary dialogue and action.

Sigh.

Okay. Continuing the Eren as a Titan will plug the Bad Things hole and save humanity suuuuper long arc.

As you may recall he took a swing at Mikasa who narrowly misses getting killed. She dodges a second time, wondering what the hell is going on with him and gets right up on his face to try and talk sense into him.

Ha. That works as well as you would think; it DOESN’T and the idiot smacks himself in the face, setting himself down on the ground where he doesn’t get up. Plan Save Humanity ain’t working out so well.

The Elite squad realizes that this may be hopeless and fires off the red signal gun, calling it off.

Pixis says OH HELL NO GET YOUR ASSES BACK IN THERE and the Elite squad decide to believe in Mikasa (after she gives them the Death Glare for talking openly about abandoning Eren) and take off to cover her while she tries to figure out how to get Eren’s ten ton ass off the ground and back into battle.

Oh dear, dissent in the ranks – the Elite realize that too many soldiers have already died, and more still are being squashed like ants while Eren gets his ass in gear (which he may or may not do).

He also represents a rare chance; he is a Titan that is on their side (sort of). They will never get such a chance again, and therefore its worth the sacrifice to get him enough time to plug the hole to take back Trost.

Plan Save Humanity is a go.

I had an extreme moment of WTF in one of these scenes. The Elite commander says, firstly, that he’s scared shitless of Mikasa (smart man) and secondly they are going to buy her time to save her ‘boyfriend’, in which she blushes and corrects him saying that he is family.

I…don’t know what to feel about this, having already gone over Mikasa’s fragile emotional state. I really can’t imagine ANY romantic intentions between the two. He is more a representation for her, a blanket of safety, than a romantic interest so I’m not sure…

Was that in the manga?

I feel the effects of Y.A. in this episode. Meaning EVERY SINGLE TIME there is a male and female within the narrative THEY MUST END UP TOGETHER. No matter what. A tried and true trope that’s almost as overused as the rape trope.

Alright, anyway - Armin is off to join the fray!

What IS going on with Eren. He seems to be stuck in, or is retreating into an imaginary world where his family is still together and his life was never broken (we’re just going to ignore for the moment that he murdered two fully grown men by hacking at them to death).

He’s been slumped in his Titan form on the ground for a while now when Armin catches up to them both and tells Mikasa that he’ll handle this.

They are soon going to be overrun by other Titans and EVERYBODY will die, if Eren doesn’t get off his giant ass soon.

In a moment of desperation Armin stabs through the back of the Titan form and pierces Eren’s arm, kind of waking him up out of his stupor.

Armin then tries to proceed to get him to move even though Eren is being a dumbass inside a Titan’s body.

FINALLY, Armin uses the I WANT TO GO OUTSIDE THESE DAMN WALLS, DON’T YOU!?! Speech and Eren goes OH YEAH, we totes wanted to have a beach day!

Ta daah! Eren has found his rage again aaaand you’ll have to wait till the next episode for the conclusion of this seriously drawn out WILL THEY/WON’T THEY PLUG THE TITAN HOLE.