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★★★½☆

Aug 29 '14
Aug 28 '14
soumatsuoka:

I can’t stop thinking about the reasons why Sousuke came to Samezuka in the first place, and stepping back for a minute and rewatching all the nine episodes that are out so far I’m thinking this has a lot less to do with Rin personally.
I wonder if Sou would’ve come to Samezuka if he wasn’t injured, if he would’ve returned. For how long has he known about this injury? Did he know since the time of the relay? or did he find out afterwards? during the conversation he has with Rin where he asks him about what’s more important to him.. it doesn’t seem as if he’s accusing him, it’s as if he’s seeking validation from him and his own motives.
He wants to know that he made the right choice by swimming himself to that point, because he wants to confirm that working his hardest until the very end was what was needed to reach a dream, to reach a goal. A goal he believed he had in common with Rin, so for him the relay is not entirely about Rin. His interest only comes up after he’s denied of what he thought defined them both. 
In a matter of minutes, in this conversation, he learns something: There are more valid reasons for swimming. His best friend teaches him that, and he’s willing to prove it to him. It feels like he’s seeking alternatives to continue swimming, if he can’t swim competitively anymore it doesn’t mean he has to quit. Rin swims for his friends, and maybe if he swims in a relay with him he can find that passion too.
He makes it clear from the start (in the flasback) that for him friends are a secondary matter to his swimming, even making the reference about how being buddy buddy won’t help you win races and I think this is something that stayed within him up until the points he meets Rin again, Sousuke’s lonely, and most likely by his own choice.
I think what Rin does is he deconstructs the idea that his dreams are fixed, and that there is only one way to achieve that type of success. He broadens his horizons by showing him his own personal dream about his friends, the relay, the importance of camaraderie and friendship and the transcendence of doing something because it’s fun.
Prior to him deciding to enter the relay, he was not swimming with the team in competitions. Which i think suggests that he wasn’t planning on risking himself or causing himself any further injuries, but when he finds an alternative to the reason why he swims he endangers himself by signing up for the relay, it’s because he’s seeking another choice to give his life meaning from this point on, he’s considering that maybe what he’s learned and thought and grew up on until now is not there anymore. 
Sousuke’s surviving. 
I think he needed to be with Rin, no matter what, but he’s also a man of action and doing not a man of talking, for him talking about something may have not sufficed, which is why he wanted to swim and find his new reason for it. Rin is the bridge between him and finding a new way of life, but it’s not the way he’s walking through it. He just doesn’t seem to realize it, he’s too focused on finding an answer. 
He is so proud of Rin, he’s so completely filled with expectations for him and his future, his olympic future. One that he’s coming to terms with he may not have himself, but that doesn’t mean he won’t support him until the end.
Sousuke didn’t enter the relay for Rin, sousuke didn’t injure himself further for Rin. Rin’s showing him a new way of life, a new ideal, a new future and he’s trying to grasp it but in the process he doesn’t realize he’s not going about it the right way.
His love (whatever type you want to classify it as: romantic, platonic, as friends) for Rin is important because it’s giving him strength, it’s also inspiring him and opening him up and broadening his horizons, it’s making him more social, more approachable, more interested in those around him, more invested in helping his teammates. Sousuke’s changing for himself, because of Rin. Not for Rin. 

soumatsuoka:

I can’t stop thinking about the reasons why Sousuke came to Samezuka in the first place, and stepping back for a minute and rewatching all the nine episodes that are out so far I’m thinking this has a lot less to do with Rin personally.

I wonder if Sou would’ve come to Samezuka if he wasn’t injured, if he would’ve returned. For how long has he known about this injury? Did he know since the time of the relay? or did he find out afterwards? during the conversation he has with Rin where he asks him about what’s more important to him.. it doesn’t seem as if he’s accusing him, it’s as if he’s seeking validation from him and his own motives.

He wants to know that he made the right choice by swimming himself to that point, because he wants to confirm that working his hardest until the very end was what was needed to reach a dream, to reach a goal. A goal he believed he had in common with Rin, so for him the relay is not entirely about Rin. His interest only comes up after he’s denied of what he thought defined them both. 

In a matter of minutes, in this conversation, he learns something: There are more valid reasons for swimming. His best friend teaches him that, and he’s willing to prove it to him. It feels like he’s seeking alternatives to continue swimming, if he can’t swim competitively anymore it doesn’t mean he has to quit. Rin swims for his friends, and maybe if he swims in a relay with him he can find that passion too.

He makes it clear from the start (in the flasback) that for him friends are a secondary matter to his swimming, even making the reference about how being buddy buddy won’t help you win races and I think this is something that stayed within him up until the points he meets Rin again, Sousuke’s lonely, and most likely by his own choice.

I think what Rin does is he deconstructs the idea that his dreams are fixed, and that there is only one way to achieve that type of success. He broadens his horizons by showing him his own personal dream about his friends, the relay, the importance of camaraderie and friendship and the transcendence of doing something because it’s fun.

Prior to him deciding to enter the relay, he was not swimming with the team in competitions. Which i think suggests that he wasn’t planning on risking himself or causing himself any further injuries, but when he finds an alternative to the reason why he swims he endangers himself by signing up for the relay, it’s because he’s seeking another choice to give his life meaning from this point on, he’s considering that maybe what he’s learned and thought and grew up on until now is not there anymore. 

Sousuke’s surviving. 

I think he needed to be with Rin, no matter what, but he’s also a man of action and doing not a man of talking, for him talking about something may have not sufficed, which is why he wanted to swim and find his new reason for it. Rin is the bridge between him and finding a new way of life, but it’s not the way he’s walking through it. He just doesn’t seem to realize it, he’s too focused on finding an answer. 

He is so proud of Rin, he’s so completely filled with expectations for him and his future, his olympic future. One that he’s coming to terms with he may not have himself, but that doesn’t mean he won’t support him until the end.

Sousuke didn’t enter the relay for Rin, sousuke didn’t injure himself further for Rin. Rin’s showing him a new way of life, a new ideal, a new future and he’s trying to grasp it but in the process he doesn’t realize he’s not going about it the right way.

His love (whatever type you want to classify it as: romantic, platonic, as friends) for Rin is important because it’s giving him strength, it’s also inspiring him and opening him up and broadening his horizons, it’s making him more social, more approachable, more interested in those around him, more invested in helping his teammates. Sousuke’s changing for himself, because of Rin. Not for Rin. 

Aug 28 '14
Aug 28 '14
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I’m appreciative that young men [like the ones who created the “anti-rape” nail polish] want to curb sexual assault, but anything that puts the onus on women to “discreetly” keep from being raped misses the point. We should be trying to stop rape, not just individually avoid it.

If it were truly that simple, previous iterations of this same concept would have worked. Remember “anti-rape underwear”? Or the truly terrifying “Rapex” – a female condom that would insert tiny hooks into an assailant’s penis? You can’t really expect women to wear modern chastity belts or a real-life vagina dentata in order to be safe. That’s not trying to stop rape - it’s essentially arguing that some people getting raped is inevitable.

Even if a woman were to wear special nail polish or anti-rape underwear, or if she listens to common – but misplaced – advice about not getting drunk and always walking home in a group, all she’s supposedly ensuring is that she won’t be attacked. (And even then it’s not real security, because women who do all the “right” things get raped too) What about the girl at the same party who decided to have a few drinks that night? “So long as it isn’t me” isn’t an effective strategy to end rape.

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Aug 28 '14
  • band member: so how old are you?
  • me: how old do you need me to be
Aug 28 '14

Anonymous asked:

It's funny how the same fucking blogs that were (and still are) whining about s1 Rin last year have completely changed their tune when their precious perfect Haru "can do no wrong" Nanase also has an emotional breakdown. They're cheering on his pain, and parading it around as some character growth... when just last year it made Rin such an evil character that they villainized him ever since. u wot

romanticisntit:

lol ikr

rin in s1: *doesn’t talk about his problems with his friends, breaks down under pressure, yells at someone who is just worried and trying to help*

fandom: wow look at this abusive asshole

haru in s2: *doesn’t talk about his problems with his friends, breaks down under pressure, yells at someone who is just worried and trying to help*

fandom: wow look at this angel!!! so strong so brave!! character development!!!111

Aug 28 '14
"but you don’t act black"
please tell white people that this will never be a compliment (via blkdzn)
Aug 28 '14

cyberho:

Dick riding IS NOT a form of transportation!!!!!!!! 

Aug 28 '14

ca-tsuka:

From Aoi Honoo (Blue Blaze) japanese drama TV series based on manga by Kazuhiko Shimamoto and featuring Hideaki Anno student character (gif sources : 1 2 3).

Aug 28 '14

fucknofetishization:

khaleesikun:

i literally hate when people always try to dismiss race and act like it “isn’t a problem anymore”

i’m mixed. my dad is a 6’3 black male, my mom is white w/ blonde hair and blue eyes.

you and your family have never been randomly pulled over by cops on several occasions just so they could ask your mom if she’s “okay” 

there’s still a fucking problem

interracial relationships dont end racism, point blank.

Aug 28 '14
  • video game companies: *makes game with female/LGBT characters*
  • dudebros: wHAT HTe fUCK IS THSI SOCIAL ,.JUSITICE SHI.,,T,,...,.I canNOT,, BELEIVVB nnOT BYINHG...,
Aug 28 '14

ananthymous:

rebeccamock:

The Aftershocks
medium.com

I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!

Rebecca is amazing!

Aug 28 '14
Aug 28 '14

(Source: baelor)

Aug 28 '14

goodbyecharmcity:

mayoryon:

I never did get to show her…

This is the saddest post on tumblr