i can’t hang out tomorrow i’m too busy doing nothing alone sorry
wtf is this guys name because so far I’ve seen
like seriously whats his nameHis name is Commander Handsome
/waggles fingers excitedly
Commander Erwin Smith (エルヴィン・スミス団長 Eruvin Sumisu Danchō) [x]
The name “Erwin” is German, with a couple famous examples being Erwin “Desert Fox” Rommel [x] and Erwin Schrödinger [x]. Knowing Isayama’s penchant for history and historical references (“Mikasa” is a famous Japanese WWII era battleship), it’s likely he was named after Rommel - who, despite being a high-ranking Nazi, was both a)rebellious enough against Hitler that he refused to execute any Jews and actually was forced by Hitler to commit suicide and b)was the son of a Professor EEEYYYY ROMMEL/SMITH PARALLELS YEAAH.
Back on point, In German, “w” is pronounced like “v”. This pronunciation for Erwin’s name is backed up by both:
A) the Japanese spelling of his name: エルヴィン - E-ru-vi-n
Now, Japanese technically doesn’t have a “vee” sound in their language, but the ヴィ symbols are the closest they have AND is the same ヴ as in リヴァイ/Rivai/Levi. ヴィ = “vee”, ヴァイ = “vai”. [x]
B) Google translate. If you type in “Erwin”, set the language to German, and press the little speaker button [here’s a link to make it less complicated sorry ;;], it says something kinda like “ehr-VEEN”.
So there’s that! I’m sure there are native German speakers out there who could probably explain it better than I ever could and a hell of a lot more accurately because I don’t actually speak German myself BUT HEY YES this is what I know so I’m just offering up my input.
Erwin = Ehrveen. Ish. I think.
/over-excited name-nerd awaaaaaaayyyyyy
so i’ve been experimenting with ways to make the axolotls’ feeding less messy and i found these tiny candleholders that looked perfect but
i put food in one for moony and he keeps biting the sides and going all around it and he can’t figure out that the food is INSIDE
i think he thinks the food is underneath this mysterious new rock HE’S SO FRUSTRATED IT’S THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN HE KEEPS LOOKING AT ME LIKE WTF IS THIS
UPDATE HE FIGURED IT OUT BLESS HIM
please enjoy this video of an action packed, high speed fight between two cats.