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1. When rocketing through the city on your jetpack/web-swinging apparatus, remember that helmets and pads are unnecessary, and just make it more difficult to emote.
2. If you are in an elite military unit, it's perfectly okay to question every single order you are given, especially in the middle of combat.
3. If the enemy is superior to you in every way except that they are ineffective in tight spaces and are not good climbers, make sure your entire civilization is built above ground on the flattest land possible.
4. The perfect time for a round of tortured internal monologues is when a split-second decision must be made.
5. Now that your engineers have perfected a revolutionary way for your infantry to fly, swing and perform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics in combat, there is absolutely no need to advance your artillery and small arms technology past black powder and flintlocks.
6. Small Unit Tactics = Yell at each other until something happens.
7. If your entire species is threatened by an unknown, dominant race of giants, leave all the work of studying them to a military scouting regiment that does not include a single scientist (or observation balloon).
8. All unit communication while on maneuvers will be entrusted to colored flares, of which there is a finite supply and which are useless in bad weather or dense cover.


It's a good series. Very good, in fact, but GOD YOU MORONS.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I still agree with your points, although I would mention that the elite unit (Rivaille's unit) doesn't ever dispute any order. The brats do. Stupid brats, put in uniform and told they're elites just because they can swing through the air. :no:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I get it, but enough of these damn kids dispute orders that it makes the whole enterprise weak. It's a thing, and I'm fussy about it.  ;)
Exillior Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It does, but personally I find that they're annoying not because they're soldiers who are arguing and whinging, but they're annoying because they're annoying and whinging, period. If Rivaille wasn't in there, I would have stopped watching the series by now. I hate Eren - such a brat!
Memnalar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I dunno. I get Eren. He's full of rage, and they do a good job of portraying that, even when it makes him unlikeable. Eren is what they were going for in Akira.

Rivaille is your textbook Anime badass. He's awesome, but he's not new. We've seen him everywhere. He's necessary, the story couldn't turn without him, but he's not THE story.

My character is Mikasa. I love her motivation. I love her skill, and I love that she will burn the world to the ground in order to protect Eren. Would that we all had that kind of focus.

Otherwise? Armin. Armin is the one I identify with. Weak, smart, but not self-assured as to how to make his smart useful. I love him. I would not change him.
Exillior Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Armin is the best character in there in terms of complexity. He's also something pretty rare in anime: a truly smart character who's not just paraphrasing things that we have already figured out - although he's using information already available to us.

I don't dislike the part of Eren that's full of rage. However, I don't feel that him being immature and throwing tantrums is part of being full of rage. It's him not growing up to channel his rage. Kid needs to grow up. There is character development, but it goes the other way.

I was crazy about Mikasa. Then she started to spend all her screen time just gasping "Eren" all the time. :|
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   Writer
:giggle: Oh dear.
HuffingtontheOnly Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
most other forms of video-media: oh ya, that thing called logic, we use it sometimes

SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   Writer
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I too noticed this.
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