"Who can discern those planets that are oft combust, and those stars of brightest magnitude that rise and set with the sun, until the opposite motion of their orbs bring them to such a place in the firmament where they may be seen evening or morning? The light which we have gained was given us, not to be ever staring on, but by it to discover onward things more remote from our knowledge."
—John Milton, Areopagitica
(…So far, I am liking Milton.)
who are you, little i
(five or six years old)
peering from some high
window; at the gold
of november sunset
(and feeling: that if day
has to become night
this is a beautiful way)
Anyone else in the Blue Exorcist fandom looked up the TVTropes page and the WMGs (wild mass guessings) for the series?
Because there’s one that’s more about Rin himself than the plot, and the poster put up the theory that he’s actually dyslexic, or has a form of dyslexia (meaning he has trouble reading/understanding what he’s reading).
Honestly speaking - and as someone who knows people with it - it does look very likely from all the times we’ve seen him struggling with reading and normal classwork, but perfectly able to understand other types of instructions.
Dyslexics, as well as others with learning difficulties, are prone to being thought of as lazy under-achievers who are likely to become drop-outs (which, since at 15 he’s job hunting, Rin would appear to be), and it’d certainly not help how things went earlier on in his school life - his temper would flare up when people would accuse him of not trying, causing the kinds of tantrums we see in flashbacks such as ch. 11.
After a while it’s possible that he’d started giving up on putting any effort in, because there are things he feels he knows he can do, and things he feels he can’t. It’s clear from his frustration in the first chapter that he wanted to be a respectable part of society with a normal job, but was having a lot of trouble.
One person suggested that his brain was, like the demi-gods in the Percy Jackson books, hard-wired for some kind of demonic language due to his lineage. Since we’ve not seen demons speak in anything other than Earth languages as far as I’m aware however, we don’t know how true that part might be.
Still, I thought I’d share this around for anyone interested, and you can look up the page if you want to know the rest/ the others’ original thoughts on the matter.