The pool scene at the end of episode 12 was literally the most important scene of the episode. Rin presented Haru with two paths,
the path away from competitive swimming
and the path towards it
and is the first person to ask Haru was is it he wants to do
and Haru is the one that takes the step forward to swim beside the National Team, the first time he’s taken a step forward(figuratively and literally) towards his future.
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, “There’s someone more amazing than me.” “I want to be able to swim like him.” That’s why it’s hard for me when you’re not always there ahead of me, showing me what path I should take. Without you, I have nothing to aim for, you know?
Hey guys, I’m fortunate enough to be a part of the “MeatBall Head” Art show curated by the awesome nicocolaleo in L.A.
This one was fun, I rarely use line and have been having fun with it lately working on comics and planting Easter eggs in my pieces,would’ve liked to have planted more but eh, next time. Hope you like it.
Unfortunately I won’t be there but my piece will- along with some other awesome artists who I work with( wscottforbes (who was a saint when it came to color tweaks & advice) , halfglovepunch , perinm & shaburdies ) and some who I follow on tumblr. Go check it out if you’re in the area at at Meltdown Comics/Nerdist Showroom on August 16th ! Should be a good time :).
MY SIM FUCKED HER ELDER BOYFRIEND TWICE IN A ROW AND HE PROMPTLY DIED
now my sim got this moodlet
"haru is being really out of character!" um. it’s happening in canon so i’d say you don’t really have an argument here. this isn’t fanfic, this is literally canon. this is what is happening to haru in the actual story so please sit down
HE’S SPREADING HIS WINGS LOOK AT THAT SMILE
HARU: “That is where I also found my other Shining.”
RIN: HARU! [still grabbing for the book] HARU!
HARU: “If we are able to fly together, than a sea of light that spreads out endlessly–”
RIN: STOP IT, DAMN IT!
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.
You know we are supposed to feel relieved that Haru finally found his dream, right ? You know that bashing him because he found it in a way that doesn’t fit your ship isn’t right, don’t you ?
He didn’t just find his dream looking at the fukcing pool, it was a process. The whole trip, the whole season actually had led to this. If you’re going to complain about the episode saying it was shitty, at least be honest that it’s because you put your ships first and not the characters.
How about we put shipping aside when we think about the development of a character, um ?
Besides the reason why he didn’t want to go pro before was because people wanted to FORCE HIM into it.