IM SORRY THIS IS RANDOM BUT IM ALGUHISN A TYOUR TAGS FOR THE POST WITH JUDE AND LUDGER
So since there's suddenly so much Free! on my dashboard, I can't help but pass on something my friend just pointed out- Asbel Lhent looks like the lovechild of the two main characters. Now I cannot unsee it.
THAT WHICH HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN
THIS IS MY NEW HEADCANON, I’M NOT SURE WHETHER TO LOVE OR HATE YOU ASDFGHJKL;
Hey I have a favor to ask of you and your followers. I’m trying to make a Tales of Alphabet (one word per letter, maybe more than one in a few cases where I can’t decide) to make some edits for. I still need some ideas for K, N, Q, U, V, W, X, and Z. Preferably words that can apply to as many games in the series as possible, so if you or your followers have any ideas it'd be much appreciated~
Oooh, that sounds to interesting!
U could be universe (is the sense of planets or parallel worlds). could be… versatility? like how some characters deal with certain situations. Or maybe Vengeance. Z is a hard one… maybe zeal? I have no idea about the other letters though. xD
Have you ever heard of an anime called Revolutionary Girl Utena? (Or Shoujo Kakumei Utena, if you'd rather that.) I think you might like it! The synopsis is (this might be in two asks sorry!): Just after Utena's parents died she was consoled by a prince who gave her a ring with a rose crest on it. Utena was so impressed by the Prince that she vowed to become one herself one day. (continued)
A few years later Utena is attending Ohtori Academy where she gives all the teachers headaches because she dresses in a boys uniform so she can be like the prince she met long ago. After Utena’s friend is insulted by a member of the Student Council, Utena fights in a duel for her friends honor. Utena’s rose crest allows her to enter the dueling arena where Utena wins the duel and becomes engaged to the Rose Bride. (continued sorry it’s longer than I thought!)
As she becomes fond of Anthy, the Rose Bride, she must fight to keep her friend safe and to discover the horrifying secret behind Ohtori Academy. It’s a relatively older anime, (Aired in 1997) but it’s a really interesting anime! It’s kind of outrageous at times with it’s silliness… but again, I think you might like it!
Hello anon, and first of all, thank you so much for the nice asks!
And yes, I have heard of Utena, I mean, who hasn’t? :D I haven’t watched it yet, but I do intend to one day because magical girls and just GIRLS; It’s definitely on my list to watch some day. My good friend senshiusako loves that anime and seeing so many of her reblogs on my dash is what made me want to watch it. The story seems interesting enough so I’ll definitely watch it whenever I have time.
I think a lot of people were projecting onto Haru, people without dreams of their own or hopes for future. Maybe that's why they got angry with his resolution?
I do believe so, yes.
Regardless of whether or not it reflects their own life problems, I do believe a lot of people wanted KyoAni to have a happy ending for Haru without going pro, which would have been okay if Haru had shown interest in anything else.
It’s honestly a bit scary to think about the fact that a lot of people wanted Haru not to do anything with his life in order to reflect their own. Like, I understand it’s not my place to say, but a life without drive and without any reasons to live just sounds so sad. I’m really glad KyoAni didn’t go with that route because I’m not sure I would be able to stomach glorifying of a stale life.
Thanks for clearing that all up. I'm still really disappointed with how ES has turned out what with the pacing. :/
Yeah, same. They spent too many episodes with fillers and the story didn’t really pick up until episode 9. The pacing this season was horrible compared to the previous one. I still love this season because of reasons but yeah, KyoAni fucked up.
I think the whole season was building up to this, tbh. There's been a lot of foreshadowing that Haru WANTS to go pro, somewhere deep inside at least, but he's having a hard time dealing with the pressure that goes with that. Going pro means going to a new town, a new team, being under a very strict training schedule, having the pressure and expectations of a pro athlete on your shoulders. He knows that Rin can handle that, but he didn't know if he could until Rin showed him.
I hope you don’t mind, I’ll publish this because I think there are still a lot of people who have missed these hints, so I’d like to take this time to talk a bit about why Haru going pro was a bit obvious from the beginning and why him deciding to do so now is not at all out of character or surprising.
First and foremost, it is really important to differentiate Haru wanting to be “free” from Haru not wanting to go pro.
The show never said, hinted or foreshadowed in any way, shape or form that Haru didn’t want to go pro. What the show did say, many times was what Haru wanted to do, which was to be free.
Which does not exactly mean he wouldn’t enjoy swimming pro. Being able to make a living out of what he loves to do the most? Heck yeah, he’s in.
The problem is 1) Haru believes that by going pro he would have to leave the others behind, or that he wouldn’t be able to swim along with Makoto, Rei and Nagisa anymore and 2) swimming pro would mean swimming for an audience he would not care to swim for.
Afraid of those two conditions while being pressured by others to take a path already, Haru slowly comes to deny the idea of going pro because he believes that would make him unhappy.
And the interesting thing about that is that Rei notices this. Rei realizes that it’s not as though Haru doesn’t want to go pro, rather it’s that he’s scared of the consequences that going pro would bring forth.
Sensing where Haru’s true confusion lays on, he then proceeds to explain to Haru that he doesn’t have to let go of one to have the other. So long as Haru remains free of doubt, he can have anything he wants.
(THE EAGLE IS REALLY IMPORTANT IN THIS SCENE OKAY??? SYMBOLISM AT ITS BEST)
This scene was so important for so many different reasons and a lot of people completely forgot about that. First, we get the definition of what Haru’s being “free” is, not in clear words, but a definition nonetheless. Haru makes of it what he wills and that’s the one thing Rei loves about him the most.
The more conflicted Haru gets about the whole thing, and the more pressure everyone else lays on him, the worse his swimming becomes and that’s enough for Makoto, Nagisa and Rei to truly get worried.
I mean, Haru is only 18, no one expects him to have his life arranged by then. Heck I’m 24 and I’m still unsure if the path I chose for myself is the right one. And then you have people who succeeded in life, are well over their 50s and doing really well and they realize they like something else and throw everything aside to go back to uni again to pick a different path! Being conflicted about life choices is perfectly normal at any ages, especially when you’re around Haru’s age. But being conflicted about it doesn’t mean it’s okay to neglect it.
Haru has been putting off talking about his future career with everyone. With Rin in episode 1, Amakata-sensei in episode 2, Rei and Nagisa in episode 11, literally every Makoto scene in episode 11. It was because Haru was conflicted that they all wanted to help, but Haru shut them all off every single time. I mean, of course Haru needed some time to think about it, which they gave him, but Haru just wasn’t taking a step forward at all, he wasn’t being pro-active, he was still putting the talk about future plans off and then he exploded at Rin in front of everyone in episode 9 and that’s when everyone knew that something was very, very wrong. Hence why Makoto finally voicing his opinions in episode 11 was so important.
And also why Rin taking Haru to calm down and clear his head in episode 12 was so important as well.
And Haru finally admitting he wanted to go pro? That wasn’t out of character, it wasn’t a 180º turn. He’s wanted it all this time, he just wasn’t sure he could deal with the cons of doing it. But actually tasting what it feels like to be a pro made him realize that the pros are much greater than the cons and he finally became free of his burdens.
In fact, even during interviews KyoAni had already made it clear that this would be the path Haru would choose (“Rather than HOW Haruka will change, WHY he changes will be something to pay attention to.”)
I mean, yeah, the pacing during this season was off and KyoAni messed it a lot. Haru exploding and Makoto voicing his opinion could have happened a lot earlier, but nevertheless, the signs were clear.
The hints have been there from as early as S2E02. It wasn’t surprising at all that he would go pro.
MakoRin oooor MakoSou
BOTH HAVE 0% ON SCREEN CANON INTERACTION HAHAHAHA
I’M GONNA PICK MAKORIN BECAUSE I HAVE MANY INGRAINED FEELS ABOUT THEM SINCE SEASON 1 *HEAVY BREATHING*
Kagehina or Daisuga
KAGEHINA BECAUSE ASDFGHJKL;
truthfully Suga is my favorite character in Haikyuu, but as a ship, I enjoy Kagehina more
concerning your OTP ask: JudeMilla or JuliusLudger :c
I’ll have to go with Jude/Milla because I haven’t played Xillia 2 yet so my knowledge about Julius/Ludger is very limited, though I’m pretty convincend they’ll kill me just as much as Jude/Milla did in 1, SOOOO.
WHAT I MEAN TO SAY IS
Jude/Milla for now, could change after playing the game, but we’ll see.
hello, mind if i ask you what you are studying in college/university right now ?
Hi! Sure, no problem. :D
I’m currently coursing industrial design here. I should graduate next year hopefully.
I haven't watched this week's ep of Haikyuu!! yet but judging by the gifsets, the Seijoh match ended. How was it??? Were you as destroyed as I was by the end??
YES, IT ENDED.
YES, I’M DESTROYED.
And it’s like, not only was it a fucking punch to the stomach watching today’s episode, but it also happened in the same week as we got Free! 11 and I’m just
IT’S LIKE, I THINK ABOUT TODAY’S EPISODE AND THINK “IT’S OKAY, IT’S OVER, I’M OVER IT”, BUT THEN I SEE GIFSETS OR INTROSPECTIVE METAS ON MY DASH AND I FUCKING LOSE IT.
ALSO FOR THE RECORD I FINALLY STARTED READING THE MANGA AND I’M STILL AT CHAPTER 10 BUT I THINK ABOUT THIS MATCH AND WHEN I ACTUALLY GET AT THAT POINT IN THE MANGA AND I JUST REGRET EVERY DECISION I MADE IN LIFE EVER.
I feel bad for thinking "Ew, notp" every time you post about a specific one of your ships. I'm not one for ship shaming, I'm glad you enjoy it, so it just makes me feel awful for even thinking it when it's none of my business. So I just wanted to apologise to you for that.
You don’t have to apologize, nor feel bad for that anon. ;w; I feel that way about some of the ships I see one my dash from the people I follow every once in a while haha, but if they have fun with the ships it’s certainly not for me to be a party pooper. We all have different tastes, it’s what makes shipping fundamentally so fun. <3
Have you seen/heard of a show called "Sleepy Hollow"? Not the movies/cartoons, but a live action series with Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie. I want to know what you think of it because I really like the way you critique and look at things.
Waah, thank you! oAo
I’m actually not that big on TV shows, the only one I watch is GoT. But I’m flattered you’d think so, thank you so much! ;u;
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