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After high school you realize you were only friends with some people because you saw them five times a week.
—This thought has been haunting me for months. (via beduusd)

(Source: sensxal-bliss)

[If Free! was an otome game] Haruka’s Route Part 6
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paradigmation:

"kyoani you can’t fool me"
by a sydney citizen
(pls read the captions for added humour)

part 1 | part 2

paradigmation:

"kyoani you can’t fool me"
by a sydney citizen
(pls read the captions for added humour)

part 1 | part 2

panicatthedisco:

Over 1 million plays in 3 days?? Aw shucks 

panicatthedisco:

Over 1 million plays in 3 days?? Aw shucks 

now that there’s a lot of sports animes. I think that on the next olympic games we would be like literally screaming for this.

About the bed scene, a sequel to the long ass meta series

pushpulldynamics:

I don’t think it was fanservice at all.

Sure, you could disagree with me but, personally,I think the bed scene made Rin’s speech more intimate and effective than if they were to sleep in separate beds.

Why?

They are close together in the dark, in a foreign country hundreds of miles away from home.

On that very day, they went to the beach, the beach Rin used to visit during times he felt lonely and disconnected from the world he used to know.

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And Rin opened up to Haru about his time in Australia

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They met “the parents”

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Essentially, it was all about Rin showing Haru the things that he had experienced during the time they were apart.

He has opened up to Haru about so many things already and this bed scene really delivers the final blow because…

He tells Haru what he means to him.

Why he chased after Haru.

Why he admires him.

And he starts talking after trying to fall asleep. No doubt he couldn’t fall asleep because he felt the need to say what was on his mind.

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Also, there was the chance that Haru would’ve been asleep…

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And he speaks in tentative low voice.

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Notice here that Haru opens his eyes.

You might not remember it, but I still remember the day I first met you. To be honest, it had never occurred to me that I could lose to someone. But any frustration I felt vanished when I thought

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Notice Haru and Rin’s body language. Haru is listening intently and Rin is still facing the other way.imageimageimage

Rin is saying something that makes him terribly vulnerable, and you can tell by the way he is not facing Haru that he wants to preserve a thin barrier as he lays his soul bare.

Okay, I know that I was meant to make this short and coherent but let me point this out: when Haru admits to remembering their race from way back then, he is facing the other direction too and he is hunched up in the duvet.

I felt that this admission was something that Haru felt vulnerable about, just like Rin.

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Notice Rin’s expression. He is honestly surprised. Then he smiles and turns around.

Now, this connects to what I mentioned before…Rin faced the other way as a form of protection because, like he said, Haru might not have remembered that race, but to Rin it was a defining moment in his life.

So.

Haru remembered this red-haired boy who came second place to him, but why?

Well…he must’ve felt something during their race.

And I’m guessing Rin feels that he can continue to say what he had wanted to say with more confidence because of this small admission.

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And Haru turns too

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And again, Haru looks away when admitting it… 

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He wants Haru to acknowledge/remember how amazing it feels to swim with somebody like that because Rin inherently knows what Haru is like.

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This close proximity, intimacy, honesty…all of this helps to relay Rin’s feelings to Haru. Both boys are vulnerable but this moment here when they both acknowledge the importance of the other person…this moment is where we get to see something change within Haru. 

So please, don’t just say the bed scene was fanservice XD

It was key.

Also, to those of you who think Haru had character growth, well, I’d beg to differ. He was literally running away from everything.

I’d like to think that Haru was regressing during the last couple of episodes…but see here

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After this episode, Haru is slowly returning to his old self.

He realises that what he truly wants is to swim

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This is Haru’s imagination.

Note how it differs from his night mare.

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We’re left with…

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The two birds flying off into the distance always gets me.

ie. Haru is moving towards his future on his own free will, with Rin. 

*winks like Lori*

imagine-your-fav-character:

Imagine coming home to find tiny versions of several of your favorite characters on your desk fighting over your affections

theminttu:

Sometimes there are no words

how to win a fight in anime

attack-on-ackerman:

1. fight rly hard

2. get the shit beat out of u and fall on the ground

3. get up slowly with blood dripping from ur mouth

4. crack a smile and say something about friends and not giving up

5. win. thats it u will automatically win after following steps 1-4

fencer-x:

OK but look how young Haru looks here. Children under 20 can only have passports good for 5 years, so given that Haru is 18 now (it’s mid-August, and his birthday is at the end of June, and he’s a graduating senior—so 18) he is at least 13 in that picture.
That means he got it on or after July after Rin left.
Now why on earth would 13-year-old Haru need a passport? (his father lived elsewhere at the time for business—but still in Japan AFAIK—and he still lived with his mother at the time)
New headcanon: he either got it the summer after Rin left, out of a spur-of-the-moment desire to fly to Australia to see Rin (or “just in case”), maybe after experiencing that great relay with his new teammates/Sousuke and wanting to share it with Rin/see how Rin was doing—
or
He got it after their falling out, another spur-of-the-moment thing where he felt like he ought to go after Rin, to make sure he wasn’t serious, wasn’t really going to quit swimming.
And then eventually chickened out/couldn’t get his parents to agree to it.

fencer-x:

OK but look how young Haru looks here. Children under 20 can only have passports good for 5 years, so given that Haru is 18 now (it’s mid-August, and his birthday is at the end of June, and he’s a graduating senior—so 18) he is at least 13 in that picture.

That means he got it on or after July after Rin left.

Now why on earth would 13-year-old Haru need a passport? (his father lived elsewhere at the time for business—but still in Japan AFAIK—and he still lived with his mother at the time)

New headcanon: he either got it the summer after Rin left, out of a spur-of-the-moment desire to fly to Australia to see Rin (or “just in case”), maybe after experiencing that great relay with his new teammates/Sousuke and wanting to share it with Rin/see how Rin was doing—

or

He got it after their falling out, another spur-of-the-moment thing where he felt like he ought to go after Rin, to make sure he wasn’t serious, wasn’t really going to quit swimming.

And then eventually chickened out/couldn’t get his parents to agree to it.

(Source: fallencrows)

fieryfilms:

Russell and Lori for best parents ever.

Rin “It’s not like I wanted to share bed with you” Hotsuoka must be illegal

(he has a little blush on his cheek on the 4 pic too) 

(Source: accidentalmarshmellow)

rookia:

I HATE MY FRIENDS SO MUCH IM CRYING THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHADY EVER


Track: Rin's English
Plays: 17,790

(Source: clubic-hebdo)