Once in high school my friend kicked her leg up and her shoe flew off and smashed into the ceiling with this huge BANG and the teacher whirled around and yelled “WHO DID THAT?” and my friend just stared at her as the ceiling tile fell and shattered on the floor between them and the shoe thumped down on top of it and my friend just went “that’s not my shoe” while standing there with one shoe on
Okay guys, seriously, think about it. Armin is only 15-16 in the story but his superior officers trust his judgement enough to let him basically call the shots. And Eren and Mikasa trust him so much that they put their lives in his hands. Armin saves so many lives just by thinking outside the box to solve problems. And he’s super cute and sweet and caring and if you aren’t on the Armin appreciation bandwagon by now then you need to buy a ticket.
NYC: Many of you know I have an ongoing designer collaboration collection of shoes and accessories with Payless ShoeSource. This Saturday (December 7) I’ll be signing sketches & showing my new shoe collection at the grand opening of Payless at the Queens Center Mall on Queens Blvd. from 12 noon to 2pm. Come say hi!
Juliette:A dad came in with his 4 year-old daughter and told her to ask me ("the lady who works here") for recommendations. She did and I showed her a few comics I thought she would like while the dad kind of waited a respectful distance away so that it was really our conversation. Then he said to her "I just want to make sure you know you can always ask the people in the comic book store for recommendations and they'll be happy to talk to you."
And all of a sudden I realized that he was making sure his little girl would grow up believing that she is welcome in comic book and nerd spaces instead of feeling like she's an outsider just because she's a girl.
Christina:That reminds me of the girl who gets $10 for every A on her report card and spends it all on comics.
Emily:This reminds me of the dad and daughter who came into my store and bought the American Dream tpb we had. And then proceeded to buy every book with a strong central female character I could think of to recommend. Good parenting.
Tracy:There is a family who would always come in on Saturday. The older sister and mom weren't really into comics, but they would walk around with the younger sister and dad while they picked out what they wanted. The young girl always came in and spent her allowance on comics.