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Someone tagged the post about Erik’s eating habits as

#Erik Lehnsherr#x-men

pleading-eyes:

alvadee:

What if, against the popular headcanon that Erik eats very little because he can’t taste much / views it as an annoying necessity / didn’t eat when he has lunch with Christine he eats normal, and maybe even enjoys doing so but just has a very fast metabolism?

I like this thought because “He can’t taste a thing without a nose” isn’t a valid reason because the smell receptors are inside of the head and not in the external cartilage. Hence Erik should taste and smell things pretty normal.

I think the reason that he didn’t eat or drink while having lunch with Christine at the table could have had only a practical reason. When he’s with her he covers his whole face under a mask, including his mouth. If he’d try to eat and drink while wearing it, it would look pretty awkward and would most likely reveal a part of his face.

Why I thought that he might eat normal despite having a skeletal frame is that Erik shows throughout the story that he is strong, agile and generally in a good physical condition despite his age.

(Even though he sarcastically remarks when Christine wents to climb the stairs to look into the torture chamber: “How nice of you to save me the exertion at my age!”, he shows in general no sign of bad health or physical limitations. 

For example: He carries Christine, he must have carried Buquet’s dead body, he climbs on Apollo’s Lyre on the roof which is dangerously high, he swims and dives and potentally fights with the victims of “the siren”, he must row the boat of the underground lake very often and after Christine’s description he is very quick at doing so, the Persian, who knows Erik the best, says that in a fight man against man Erik would always win, no difference If he’d fight against a strong, young man like Raoul, he carries the Persian and Raoul after they’re unconscious.)

I don’t think Erik could be in such a good physical shape while being in his late forties to mid fifties if he would constantly undernourish himself.

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Fascinatingly enough, there is some evidence to suggest that people who fast or slightly undereat (as long as they’re not malnourished) tend to recover and heal more quickly.

The idea is that since the body isn’t using up it’s energy to digest so much, that it’s energy gets diverted to healing. You also sleep better. But we’re really not sure WHY we evolved this way. Current theories include that perhaps we evolved this mechanisms to get through periods of scarcity by being stronger and more alert.

Maybe the reason Erik is so strong and seems to recover so quickly, even into old age, is BECAUSE he doesn’t eat a lot.

As for why he doesn’t eat a lot… it could be a lot of things. He could have an underdeveloped sense of smell, maybe. Or it could be his tendency towards depression. Depression can trigger lack of appetite in people, and Erik definitely seems to have some major depression issues. The Susan Kay book does seem to at least imply that eating may also have been linked to Madeline and her trying to force Erik to eat, so maybe he has some emotional baggage tied to eating as well.

I don’t know, but it’s interesting to think about.

I never heared of that until now.

But I just looked it up it seems to be true that long-term caloric restriction of 10-40% can improve health as long as there is no malnourishment.

Interesting.

I don’t know why he should have an underdeveloped sense of smell or depression. I think there’re no real indicators for that. He shows a lot behavious that are also know as symptoms of depression but given his special circumstances I don’t think they are applicable in Erik’s case.

Also we better don’t start with Kay’s Erik because he’s a completely different case. ;)

 

I totally agree with this! (I think the “doesn’t need to eat” thing comes from Kay? and sort of establishes Erik as ~supernatural~ish if not an actual ghost. like a superhuman or something.)

Yes, I’m pretty sure that’s a thing that was unconsciously taken over from Kay.

For the amount of physical activity in his life, he has to be in shape, so he has to be eating quite a bit. Not to mention, he’s probably wiry and slender rather than really skeletal because, like you say, he does a lot of lifting.

I’m friends with two young men who have a problem with a very fast metabolism. They eat tons of food in one day, it is truly incredible, but they don’t gain weight or even loose some.
So despite they’re eating like there’s no tomorrow they’re both skinny and you can count their ribs. But I can also testify that they are strong and can lift heavy things.
That’s that.

These are my headcanons exactly: he doesn’t eat with Christine because it would require him to remove the mask and also that he has a fiendishly fast metabolism. I agree with absolutely everything in this post.

I’m glad to hear that! :)

What if, against the popular headcanon that Erik eats very little because he can’t taste much / views it as an annoying necessity / didn’t eat when he has lunch with Christine he eats normal, and maybe even enjoys doing so but just has a very fast metabolism?

I like this thought because “He can’t taste a thing without a nose” isn’t a valid reason because the smell receptors are inside of the head and not in the external cartilage. Hence Erik should taste and smell things pretty normal.

I think the reason that he didn’t eat or drink while having lunch with Christine at the table could have had only a practical reason. When he’s with her he covers his whole face under a mask, including his mouth. If he’d try to eat and drink while wearing it, it would look pretty awkward and would most likely reveal a part of his face.

Why I thought that he might eat normal despite having a skeletal frame is that Erik shows throughout the story that he is strong, agile and generally in a good physical condition despite his age.

(Even though he sarcastically remarks when Christine wents to climb the stairs to look into the torture chamber: “How nice of you to save me the exertion at my age!”, he shows in general no sign of bad health or physical limitations. 

For example: He carries Christine, he must have carried Buquet’s dead body, he climbs on Apollo’s Lyre on the roof which is dangerously high, he swims and dives and potentally fights with the victims of “the siren”, he must row the boat of the underground lake very often and after Christine’s description he is very quick at doing so, the Persian, who knows Erik the best, says that in a fight man against man Erik would always win, no difference If he’d fight against a strong, young man like Raoul, he carries the Persian and Raoul after they’re unconscious.)

I don’t think Erik could be in such a good physical shape while being in his late forties to mid fifties if he would constantly undernourish himself.

I don’t know about you miss kitty, but I feel so much yummier

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alvadee:

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because even your older art is fantastic, but I won’t reblog any if you aren’t okay with it.

You’re a sweet, precious person Lenore. Be blessed.

No it’s ok. Otherwise I’d take it down but I just get so embarrassed seeing it. u.u

Your art is fantastic! You capture the characters in design *and* personality so perfectly. I’m so happy to have found your blog.

Thank you! ヽ(๏∀๏ )ノ

Anonym sagte: oh yea i understand where you're coming from don't worry!! i was just trying to help you understand what the other anon was getting at. ( :

Ok.Thank you, and I wasn’t offended in any way.

Just confused.

Anonym sagte: i understand what you mean totally but i think what the other anon was getting at was that light=good and dark=bad has negative race implications that you gotta be careful handling

Ok…

But still. I wasn’t talking about my associations to light and dark but the historical and social ones. Which are, even though they’re full of prejudices and racism, a sad fact.

Anonym sagte: I feel like you can't equate light, blonde = good and dark = bad?? There are negative implications there.

Huh I’m not sure I completely understand. 

First: I personally don’t have any prejudices based on hair color.

Second: Rivalry between a blonde and a brunette is a pop culture stereotype, where the blonde woman is often shown as “the good one” (she’s innocent, virtuous, friendly and talented) while the brunette is “the bad one” (sexy, evil, bad behaved, promiscuous). I didn’t made it up. It’s a stereotype like: Blonde equals stupid and brunette equals smart. Here’s the wikipedia article about it.