Tonight Any Dream Will Do
Re: “KyoAni changed the story, pretending that Rin was infatuated with Haruka from the start”

fencer-x:

seakittens:

So I’m not saying that any of these have to be romantic infatuation by far, but they clearly indicate a deep fascination from the start.

Rin couldn’t move. He couldn’t tear his eyes away. He was completely and utterly fascinated, drawn in, attracted by Haruka swimming, gliding along like some water bird with wings spread wide as it fluttered in the sky.

High Speed (x)

“I haven’t forgotten not one thing. I remember it all. Him from that time, he’s swimming in front of me now, too. Like him, I wanna swim fast like Haru!”

High Speed 2 (x)

It’s about Rin’s letter.
–– Like him, I wanna swim fast like Haru!”
That one sentence doesn’t leave his head.
“After reading it, I did think it was kinda weird, it’s too one-sided for it to be addressed to me. It’s written as if he’s not expecting a reply. Knowing my loyalty, that can’t be.”
Since he went out of his way to deliver the keychain, he may indeed be loyal, but if that’s the case, he should’ve taken a bite at least, he thinks.
“He wrote ‘him’, right? There, if you look closely, it was erased and rewritten, it’s faint but you can read ‘you’.”
Sousuke sinks his teeth into the croquette. Haruka was no longer able to take his eyes off of Sousuke.
“He tried sending it to Nanase, but he got embarrassed. But, since he took the trouble to write it, he sent it to me, I’m sure of it. ––No, it’s Rin. He might’ve gone as far as assuming that I’d show the letter to Nanase. Haha, that’s just like him.”

High Speed 2 (x)

[Rin’s grandmother] took another sip of her tea. “So I suppose this time, you want me to go in place of Rin? …All right, then. Come and pick me up.” He felt the tension leave his shoulders, relieved. He took the teacup in hand, and she continued in a soft mumble, “It’s the boy Rin went so far as to transfer schools chasing, after all. You can’t imagine how shocked I was when I heard that was the reason!”

High Speed 2 (x)

Also, just for fun, some choice elements from Haruka’s side:

 ”Who’s that?” He pointed at Rin, who was lying sprawled out by the poolside.

"They called him Matsuoka-kun, from Sano SC."

It wasn’t a name that he’d known before, but now that he knew it, it didn’t make much difference. Haruka just wanted to remember him: the opponent who had annoyed him so. The way he looked, lying there with his goggles still on, chest heaving. I wonder if he’s crying. 

High Speed (x)

A strong energy filled his body. He no longer intended to hold it back. Makoto’s feelings blazed within him. Nagisa’s thoughts gave him wings. Rin’s thoughts became wind, speeding him on. He was no longer confused about anything. He simply swam on with a strong belief in his feelings. That was it.

High Speed (x)

Could he be telling him to swim? For as much as he’s suffering, could he be requesting for Haruka to swim, too? Could he be telling him to keep swimming in front of Rin? As always, he’s a self-indulgent guy, he thinks.

High Speed 2 (x)

Come.
Sousuke urged on Haruka, but there was really no need to. He released all of the pent-up energy within him in an instant. Everything grew hot—his hands, his feet, his whole body burned red, and even the very water clinging to his body boiled in a flash.
'He’s fast, right?'
Rin…
'Sousuke is me.' He could hear Rin’s voice. 'If you want to pass me, pass Sousuke first.'
He didn’t need Rin telling him that; he’d been planning on doing so all along. ‘I’ll show you—that there’s no such thing as talent that hard work can’t eventually surpass.’ Haruka didn’t recall ever swimming just on talent alone.
‘…You can’t pass Sousuke…’ No, he would. ‘After all, he’s me.’ Sousuke was Rin. 'So…'
That was precisely the reason—that he couldn’t afford to lose!

High Speed 2 (x)

Rin…what sort of sight are you seeing now…
High Speed 2 (x)

We good? We good. KyoAni has tweaked a few things for Eternal Summer, but Rin and Haruka’s magnetism and fascination for other is as it always was. I’m too lazy to hunt down gifsets of bb Rin seeing bb Haruka in Free! Episode 1 and Episode 10 so someone else can tackle that. This post was totally not at all an excuse to put all these quotes together.

lmfao I have heard a lot of whining about Episode 12 but that Rin wasn’t infatuated with Haru and Haru’s swimming from day 1 (and vice versa, though to a far less obvious degree) takes the cake.

It’s right there in the fucking canon. You don’t have to read it shippily; you just have to be able to read.

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danichan1992:

Final Fantasy XV

i thought this was sasuke from naruto

i thought this was really great AU fanart of Sasuke ngl

Omg I thought it was Sasuke too. o.o

fuwafuwa-pinku:

so

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anyone

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realise that this is the first end card that rin is smiling this season?

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shameless-fujoshi:

One thing I really love about Rin and his Australian parents is how they give Haruka his space before dinner. They don’t sit him down and drill him with questions (Lori and Russell probably understand his personality from all the things Rin told them over the years) but instead let him de-stress by getting to know Winnie the dog first.  Rin is probably inside catching up with his Australian parents, but they seemed to let Haruka alone to get used to the surroundings first.

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Haruka was clearly (and understandably) very nervous about visiting with people that spoke English (since English is his worst subject) but when they all sit down to dinner together, Lori and Russell were so gentle when speaking to Haruka, even re-phrasing questions so that Haruka would understand better on his own.

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And Lori used some Japanese (and mackerel) to make Haruka feel more comfortable at the table. Even though it was one Japanese word, I think the familiarity of “saba” was enough for him to feel a little more part of the conversation.

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They never rushed him to understand what they were saying, or made any comments on his accent or the amount of Japanese he knew, instead they just patiently communicated with him, and I think that probably helped make him feel more at ease, and possibly in a small way helped raise his self-esteem later on in the episode.

I’m also really glad that Rin didn’t enable Haruka by translating everything, but trusted his Australian parents to communicate in a way Haruka could understand.

Though there were also times they allowed Rin to translate to let Rin filter how much of his crush for Haruka would show.

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This homestay part was really important to me because I’ve been to quite a few homestay dinners over the years (both in Japanese and Spanish) and I’ve encountered many different types of hosts and the ones I’ve always felt more comfortable with and learned the most from are the ones that acted exactly the way Lori and Russell did. Bless Rin and his Australian parents.

rinharutears:

shure116:

I love the fact that Rin used to talk about Haru to every fucking person he knew… his family, his friends, people in Australia… It’s like he was going around saying “Hi, I’m Rin, nice to meet you! Did I mention this one guy…”

Nice, Matsuoka.

*knock* *knock* Excuse me sir Do you have time to talk about our Lord and Savior, Haruka Nanase?

Rin can’t move a muscle, can’t glance away. His heart is completely stolen away by Haruka, slipping through the water with wings spread wide like some great sea bird soaring through the sky.
WELP. (via fencer-x)

"I want you to know that I’m here for you. If you ever wanna talk or… anything."

drabblemeister:

death-by-snape:

starrysleeper:

gleeddicted:

when fics don’t update

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when you’re the one not updating them

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For my writer friends..  ;-)

*cries into the night*

lenariin:

no but LORI KNEW THAT HARU LIKES MACKEREL

RIN TALKED ABOUT HARU SO MUCH THAT LORI KNEW WHAT HE EVEN ATE

ARE YOU SERIOUS RIN

Well you know how it is when you love someone. Just can’t shut up about that person. Lol. X3

kazaki03:

RINHARU FEELS EVERYWHERE //shoots off into space