I hate when people ask questions during movies like do you not understand that the movie purposly doesn’t tell you things in order to build suspense



I’m most likely going to receive my Armin figma today!!!! I’m so excited ahhhhhhh ;______;

Update: I didn’t receive my Figma today. The post office said it would be delivered today but it didn’t. :T

I’m most likely going to receive my Armin figma today!!!! I’m so excited ahhhhhhh ;______;

Ahh I've been meaning to ask you about what you think about sousuke! I mean at first I'm wary about him because he might go down Rin's path, blaming Haru for something that isn't his fault and stirring some shit up and he might still do that and I really hope he don't and that he'd just call rin out of his bs(like rin really deserves it and kyoani needs to stop babying him) but i'm really sympathetic for him now espcially in the last episode. Rin might be nice now bt he sure is insensitive


Hi. First, a disclaimer, don’t take this personally. However, I’d like to say I disagree immensely with the direction of this post. Since episode 4 aired there’s been such a propensity to set up some kind of false victim/aggressor dichotomy between Rin and Sousuke and it couldn’t be further from the truth of this relationship. And overall, you aren’t the only one who’s toting this line of thinking— it’s been gaining a lot of traction and at first I was just going to leave it alone but I really just can’t. 

So, overall— I don’t expect you to agree with me at all but I’ve got to put this out there. I know you word-vomited but I’m still going to quote you to set my counter arguments. 

Sure, Rin can babble all he wants about “sights you’ve never seen” and be a big baby about swimming with his friends, but in the end even the relay is all about personal times.  The only element of real teamwork in the relay is learning not to plow into your teammate while diving in, the rest is all up to your individual speed, quite frankly.

The one thing I agree with here is that Rin is overly idealistic— BUT, you’re off the mark about the sport. Relays are absolutely without a doubt about team work. I will quote one of the best in the sport for you: 

This is why relays are so important, because you can find more in yourself for someone else, than what you can ever find for yourself.

Ian Thorpe, five-time Australian Olympic gold medalist

Now I personally never swam relay but I have run relay in Track as a kid. You need to know everything about the people you’re running with, you have to be unified as one group. Track is very much like swimming— there’s a huge emphasis on individual time but when you’re on the team, you need to be in sync with each other. You are only as good as your slowest person. If someone is falling behind you are just as responsible for them as you are yourself. 

Sousuke being the character that acknowledges this makes me like him, as well as the fact that he’s trying to understand Rin’s point of view and trying to get in on the relay to see if it really is something life-changing (and of course Rin promptly shoots him down because Rin hasn’t passed “Basic Friendship 101: How To Realize Other People Have Feelings Too” yet)

Whoa— stop right there… where did Rin “shoot Sousuke down?” Pretty sure it went like this. 




This is absolutely not a case of Rin “shooting Sousuke down.” He’s simply stating an organizational rule. He can’t abuse his power as captain and just put his BFF on the relay team because he asked to be there. Sousuke has to have the BEST time out of the entire swim team to qualify. 

That was the entire point of them racing in this episode! Rin said to him: "I hold the best times at Samezuka in Freestyle and Butterfly, if you can beat me you get a spot on the team." 

There isn’t any room for misinterpretation here. Rin did not shoot Sousuke down, he didn’t reject him. He was abiding by the rules. That’s why Nitori is working so hard. That’s why it’s an issue that Momo isn’t consistent with his times. They are just playing by the rules—- this is one of the most sports-y things to happen in this anime so far, I don’t see how anyone can see it differently. 

Continuing under a cut because this is getting hella long.

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