Call me Rose. It's not my real name, but it's my preferred pseudonym. I like science, sharks, feminism, the Silmarillion, and Welcome to Night Vale.
Fair warning: I’m extremely flippant, and I can often come off as aggressive even when I’m not intending to be, so I’d advise not taking anything I say too seriously. Just assume I’m being facetious.
I have an art blog!
There’s part of me which is vaguely interested in the idea of reading through SNK fanfic and checking to see what foods appear, because thinking about food is one of those things I’m trying to teach myself to get better at and what better method than brutally mocking well-meaning authors for not caring enough about fanfiction to do exhaustive research? How dare you write fanfic without exhaustive research I WILL STOMP MERCILESSLY ON YOUR DREAMS AND LAUGH AS YOU CRY
Self-parody aside, it is actually kind of an interesting topic because I’m pretty sure most people don’t properly understand where food comes from. I know for a fact that I don’t properly understand where food comes from, I’m just aware enough of my ignorance to know it’s something I need to think about.
Off the top of my head, here are my thoughts about food in the SNK universe: they almost certainly don’t have refridgeration, so seasonal foods are going to be a big deal. I actually have a graph somewhere showing all the times when certain fruits/vegetables are in season, I need to dig that up so I can wave it scornfully at people. If I remember correctly (although it’s entirely possibly I’m wrong), stuff like blackberries and strawberries are only available for a short time and if they can’t be refridgerated then you should be preserving them by making them into jam. They should also be one of the only sweet things in the setting because I don’t think they have the capabilities to mass-produce sugar (I don’t know if you can even grow sugar in a temperate climate, behold the stench of my ignorance, but even if they could iunno if they would because land space is gonna be at a premium) so at a guess jam would be an expensive treat and actual fresh fruit should be extremely valuable.
(This is something I really wish people thought more about instead of just assuming that everything functions like America. The SNK cast isn’t going to have the sort of things we take for granted, and getting that across effectively can be a really good way of showing that yo, titans affect lives in more ways than the obvious.)
Beyond that, they can’t import. Nothing from any tropical climate is going to grow there and they’ve got nowhere else to get it from. Off the top of my head, I don’t think they’ll have, say, oranges, because everything I know about orange trees is that they are big whiny babies who die if it gets even a little bit cold. So anything which won’t grow in the temperate climate of somewhere-in-Europe-probably is something they can’t have.
There’s probably a load of other stuff but I don’t know enough to talk about it. Stay tuned for the sound of me reading fanfic and googling every food item which comes up in order to double-check!
(still angry that they were wasting land on hunting villages, though)
Hello Sydney! Fun fact, my instant and automatic association with that name is Sid. Sidney!. So have that as a bonus “song”, I guess.
Here, have some stuff from my collection of terrible nerd music and guilty-pleasure songs! I like all this shit ironically ok I swear.
Here, have a mix constructed entirely from my regular-listening list! (My regular-listening list is approximately 90% senseless noise designed to block out existential terror.) Quick, everybody point and laugh as I flaunt my shitty-ass taste in music for all to see.