people who tell erenmika shippers they promote incest
people who tell yumikuri shippers they promote abuse
people who tell ereri shippers they promote pedophilia
people in the snk fandom who feel the need to shame people for a fictional fucking pairing they like
Armin wants Annie to meet his parents. They arrive at the grave site, and Armin kneels to his parents’ tombstones, and with tears coming out of his eyes, tells them how great of a person Annie is to him. Annie soon joins him, and says that they raised a wonderful and handsome son. Armin reveals to them that he proposed to Annie, and that she’s pregnant. Before the blonds depart the grave site, they leave behind a couple of flowers that were found from their travels together.
Anonymous asked: Hey. This goes to mun. I'm an aruani shipper, but the more I think about them, the more I see Annie having one-sided feelings for Armin and this is hella sad. In your opinion, he could like her?
Well, the good thing here is that you’re seeing that ships always have a downside. Before I give my opinion on Annie’s feelings for Armin, just look at it this way: shipping is meant to be fun. Do you like AruAni? Do you personally think they have chemistry? Do you think that it’s a cute match? If you answered yes to all the above questions, then keep shipping them! It’s not hurting anyone.
And darling, please. I love EreAnnie. I know they have like a 1% chance of getting together, and I know for a fact that they have a 0% chance of a healthy relationship. Eren holds grudges (I’m assuming he’ll hold a grudge against Annie for betraying him and killing his comrades, just imo (I hoped you noted the sarcasm because yes, Eren will hold a grudge against her for that for the rest of her life)) and Annie is not the remorseful type (e.g., she doesn’t regret killing Eren’s comrades aka Levi’s squad at all. Zilch. Nada. These personalities will conflict if they ever do get together. But I see chemistry between them. I won’t expand on this, as EreAnnie isn’t what you were asking about, this is just an example to show you that ships are meant for fun! (Like honestly, people ship Krista and Eren. Do you think there’s a chance there? No. But they ship it because it’s fun!)
Moving onto your question. What do I think about their feelings towards one another?
I believe, before Armin discovered she was the Female Titan Type, that he admired her battle skill. Because he’s a strategist, I think he would appreciate the way she handled herself in battle. Do I personally think he developed feelings for her? Yes. He seemed…distraught when Annie was the one to be found the Female Titan. What these “feelings” he felt for her are, I don’t know, but I believe they were there. Maybe they were just feelings of admiration, maybe of a longing for friendship, or more. Who knows? Only Armin does.
Annie. Do I think she likes Armin? I, personally, don’t. I think she sees him as a great strategist. She seemed to approve of his plan when she and nine others were the ones chosen to get rid of the tiny titans early in the series under Armin’s plan. I believe she looks up to him as an intelligent, smart person. I also think she would trust his decisions when push comes to shove in life threatening situations.
But my opinion on how they see each other is irrelevant. How do you think they see each other?
Please don’t be hella sad. Be hella rad.
I was hella sad when hardly anyone shipped EreAnnie on my dash and stuff and no one saw their chemistry—they either made Annie out to be an incredibly “I want to go home”, “I’m scared”, “I’m a weak frail girl” or they made her a “I AM MERCILESS AND CRUEL AND EVIL AND I WILL EAT YOUR CHILDREN FOR FUN” character.
They never took into account that she’s a gray character. She’s not meant to be good or evil—as of yet, all we know is she’s an antagonist. Therefore, mostly just categorized her as evil—which is different from antagonist (see my rant about that and her being awfully mischaracterized here)—and so nobody saw the relationship the two had that I did, and a few others (like of-monsters-and-enigmas) did.
So, I was hella sad.
Now, I just say:
And ship whatever makes me happy. (EreAnnie (0% chance of being happy together), JeanMarco (Marco’s dead), ReiBert (I SEE THIS AS CANON), MikAnnie (…I doubt it would work.), YumiKuri (don’t even get „e stARTED ON THEM), Rivetra (Petra bby died), LeviHan (I consider this canon tbh), and Ereri (I doubt it’d happen), just to name a few *cough* most *cough*) AND NOW I AM HELLA RAD. All of those negatives in parentheses were pointed out because I know and understand that some of my ships…most of my ships wouldn’t work out if they were real people. But idgaf. Because shipping makes me smile.
The moral of this message is ship whoever you want. If their ship makes you happy, then ship your little shipper heart out.