Anonymous asked: It's nice seeing new blog posts again! Also, what do you think about the new Sailor Moon anime?
Aw, thank you! I’m glad you like my blog posts. :)
And uhhhhh about Sailor Moon Crystal…. Well. It sure is a thing, isn’t it. And I sure am watching it. And the eyecatches sure are pretty, aren’t they.
I think it’s best for me to stop there because I have zero interest in wanking about Sailor Moon Crystal.
Anonymous asked: Dumb question but I checked your official name spelling post and just wonder if what you wrote there means that Isayma changed Dimo's name to Edward (same as Berwick to Marcel a while back)? If so I guess the change first appeared in volume 13, right?
That’s not a dumb question! But the change appeared in chapter 57, which was published after volume 13 was already printed. So it’s Dimo Reeves in volume 13 chapter 54, but suddenly Edward Reeves in chapter 57. Oops.
At least, that’s the case for the Japanese manga. Aaaaaand it also appears as though this will be the case for the English manga, too. Kodansha USA’s ebook edition of volume 13 was made available on July 1st, and it still says “Dimo Reeves” in chapter 54. I’m guessing that’s because it probably takes Kodansha USA a good long time to translate and edit everything, so their English edition of volume 13 is probably translated from Japanese master copies that they got months ago, which of course would have still been all Dimo-ed up, too. But I’m definitely not an insider or expert or anything, so don’t quote me on that!
I did consider the possibility that Dimo might be a nickname/shortening of Edward that I’m not aware of, but after extensive Googling it appears as though that’s just not the case. If I’m wrong about this, please let me know! But until evidence to the contrary proves otherwise, I’m going to go ahead and say that this is likely another one of Isayama’s name changes. That’s why I decided to cross out Dimo on the names list.
What remains to be seen is whether reprints of the Japanese edition of volume 13 will switch Dimo to Edward. I have no way of knowing, since like most other people who buy the Japanese manga, I made sure to snag my copy of volume 13 during the first print run so that I could be guaranteed a limited edition copy that comes with the OAD episode. And I ain’t gonna buy another copy just to check one name spelling. But maybe someday, somebody out there will buy a reprinted copy of volume 13 and let us know for certain whether Dimo was retroactively switched to Edward in chapter 54 or not.
And if subsequent reprints of volume 13 still use Dimo and future copies of volume 14 all use Edward, then so be it. We can all pretend that Dimo was just Edward’s oddly unusual nickname all along.
Anonymous asked: Do you plan writing any more metas or anything of that nature? I love reading your thoughts! You sort of just seem to have stopped with this new SnK arc. Or do you just not have anything to say, given how "obvious" a lot of the stuff going on is?
Aw, thank you for saying that you like reading my thoughts! :) The truth is, though, that as far as SnK goes, I’ve never really been a meta person. 99% of my SnK meta tag is just me responding to asks - I usually don’t offer my opinion unless somebody asks for it. And to be honest, well, there hasn’t been much meta-bait in my askbox lately. At least not any worth responding to. Honestly I delete the vast majority of anon asks that I get because most of them are:
a) shipping screeds that aren’t even questions,
b) thinly-disguised shipping screeds that desperately try to pass themselves off as questions by adding “What do you think?” at the end,
c) wank-baity attempts to get me to validate the wanky anon’s wanky opinion about how Everyone Else in Fandom is Interrogating the Text from the Wrong Perspective, or
d) the same beating-a-dead-horse questions about Hange’s gender, official name spellings, skin tone in fanart, racebending in fanart, changes made in the anime finale, or The Goddamn Fucking Levi that I’ve already answered fifteen bajillion times (slight exaggeration).
So yeah, that’s why there hasn’t been much “meta” here lately. I don’t really consider myself an SnK meta person to begin with, though. I don’t think I “stopped” writing meta with this new arc because I never actually wrote meta to begin with. I just responded to questions and sometimes responded to other peope’s meta posts. Sometimes. And if right now there aren’t any new questions to answer then oh well.