Not in before the ‘Sousuke’s an asshole’ and ‘he’s just jealous’ posts but whatever.
Competitive swimming is not football or baseball, these kids really only have a couple years to make it on a national level before they can forget about the Olympics altogether. And let’s not forget that that’s what Rin wants, more than anything, to make it to the Olympics. In less than abstract terms: if he’s not way at the top of national rankings by college, that’s that. Sousuke knows this because he has the same goals.
So with all this in mind, try to imagine what the regionals must have looked like to Sousuke. For that matter, try to imagine what Haru must look like to aspiring athletes like Rin and Sousuke, with all that potential and sparks of motivation only every now and then.
Free! is fun and all, but more than that, it’s a really compelling coming-of-age story. If Rin keeps messing around ~*~because friendship~*~ he’ll never make it. If Haru doesn’t make up his mind about swimming competitively now, he won’t have the opportunity to change his mind later. There are no villains or saints here, only a bunch of teenagers struggling with the enormous pressure of having to decide what to do with the rest of their lives, and having to decide right now.
wow tl;dr STOP VILLAINIZING CHARACTERS, what do you think this is, a Bond movie? Seriously.
People who aren’t in the Free! fandom be like
the biggest thing I have a problem with about social justice bloggers is
we’re not all from the US
we don’t all experience things the same way as you do
and we don’t have the same culture as you do
some places don’t have anything like white privilege but there’s still racism
some places have racism as in whites against whites or blacks against blacks for cultural differences
can you stop assuming everything is like in the US
Why the fuck is Haru so damn pretty?
Its so unfair
shamelessly adds more proof of how Haru chan is gorgeous muahahah
I will not accept a post that calls Haru pretty that DOES NOT INCLUDE THIS ONE SCREENCAP OKAY
ALLOW ME TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS DELICIOUS HARUKA NANASE APPRECIATION POST
and the most important one
EXCUSE ME i see a serious lack of official art here
the World Cup 2014 so far:
- Brazil made the first goal of the game in Brazil against Brazil
- Mexico scored like 20 times and only 1 goal really counted
- FIFA picked up random people on the street as referees
- Spain as the defending champion is getting destroyed the Netherlands
WHAT DO YOU MEAN JUNE STARTS IN 2 DAYS IT WAS DECEMBER 2 HOURS AGO