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Shingeki no Kyojin ep. 11: Blame it on the Booze?

Eren, NO! That wasn't in the script! >=[

Eren, NO! That wasn’t in the script! >=[

Before I even get into Eren’s blunder, I want to focus on something else for a bit.

They say that before the Titans gained dominion over the earth, there was endless slaughter of human life in wars over race and ideology. Then someone said, “If a powerful threat were to appear, humanity would cease its wars and unite.”

-Dot Pixis

What if it is that someone had actually created the titans as a cause to that goal to unite humanity, but then it got out of control? Like with Frankenstein. I had thought that the titans’ origin had something to do with an experiment gone wrong and Pixis’ mention of that just makes me more convinced that that was actually the case. Coupled with the fact that Dr. Jaeger knows how to transform a human into a titan, that probably really is what happened. But as always, I can never know for sure until the anime decides to give more information into that side of the story.

Shingeki swinging

I can never get enough of this. As far as action goes, I’m glad we at least got this. I wonder how it feels? The jolts, the adrenaline rush. I’d want to try it but I doubt I could handle the gear. Now back to the first discussion.

Eren, NO! That wasn't in the script! >=[

This could only have happened for one of two reasons:

  1. Eren’s thoughts could have still been hostile towards Mikasa which caused the Titan to turn on her and attack her.
  2. His system isn’t so good with booze and that might have confused his thought processes.

Booze is not Eren's thing

I’m not too keen on the second reason, although it could be a possibility. But Eren had been hostile towards Mikasa throughout the episode, hell throughout the entire past episodes. Bless that one event where he was gentle enough with her to even give her his scarf. Why does he dislike her so much? I get that it might be annoying to have someone who’s just always there talking about protecting you, but instead of being so ungrateful of Mikasa’s care, can’t he just accept it? Maybe she’s wounding his pride and ego too much with her level of devotion and care but he seriously needs to calm down about it.

I’m going with the first reason. Titans act based on its controller’s thoughts and instincts right? So that is probably the case. I’m coming to love Armin even more; I enjoyed listening to his strategies regarding the entire boulder mission. He may not be a combat soldier but he really makes up for that with his sound reasoning. As for you Eren. Bad Titan! But with great power comes great responsibility. It reminds me of Ichigo when he had to learn how to control his hollow form.

As for the rest of the episode, I was bored. I’ve become a bit insensitive to the soldiers’ ambivalence towards facing the titans because it feels a little hackneyed to me. The pacing has really slowed down. But as I said before, I don’t care much for Shingeki no Kyojin anymore since I was spoiled during the last episode.

On another note, the OST is coming out in two weeks. My body and ears are ready.

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10 comments on “Shingeki no Kyojin ep. 11: Blame it on the Booze?

  1. Artemis
    June 17, 2013

    I’d be willing to bet on that Frankenstein theory of yours – it makes sense, and is just the type of thing I think this series would approach head on.
    I don’t think Eren hates Mikasa, but I do think he hates to be coddled. He’s not just out to beat the Titans, he’s also trying to find himself and be a strong, independent male. Whether correctly or incorrectly, he thinks he can’t do that with Mikasa hovering over him and treating him like an overly protective family member.

    • charlmeister
      June 17, 2013

      I understand that but I just think he’s being too rough with her; after being with her for all those years I’d think he would’ve at least grown a little immune to it.

  2. froggykun
    June 17, 2013

    I have to say I cracked up laughing at the old fart’s face when Eren spat out that booze. His expression was all like “Just as planned!” and it was all kind of ridiculous. Heh.

    I’m with you on that Frankenstein theory, by the way.

    • charlmeister
      June 17, 2013

      It made me think that it was a test of some kind. Probably he’d already weighed the “What if’s” of Eren actually being able to complete the boulder mission with that rum test.

  3. Spiksel
    June 18, 2013

    A good episode, though Eren’s hostility towards Mikasa should change imo ^^

  4. Sindar
    June 19, 2013

    I wonder if it will really turn out that Eren can transfer his emotions into the titan he creates. That would probably nerf him a tiny bit.

    Do you mean someone spoiled the major plot points for you? =O

    • charlmeister
      June 19, 2013

      I think he can because titans work off of their controller ‘s instincts and thoughts, and probably emotions are bundled with that. So there’s gonna be a lot of pressure on him.

      Yeah 😦 all of it. Like EVERYTHING. So I’m just waiting for all of that to happen.

      • Sindar
        June 20, 2013

        Oh wow, that is so bad T.T And it will be so much harder for you to write without giving away spoilers now.

      • charlmeister
        June 20, 2013

        No, not really. I’ll just limit what I discuss to only the things I found particularly interesting in the coming episodes.

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