Okay… That’s it… I think I’m going to set this as my alarm on my phone so I can feel like I’m waking up in heaven on a daily basis.
There’s just something about children’s choirs.
There’s just something about this song
Okay, let me tell you a thing about this song. My mother is a nurse in the NICU with small premature babies. and she had one baby that was born addicted to 5 different drugs. Needless to say, the poor baby had to suffer through intense withdrawals, and my mom discovered that this song was incredibly soothing for the baby while he went through all of his pain. She would play this during his rougher patches, and it would calm him down. So yes, there is something about this song.
This song is a mele (soft, metered song with music) in contrast to an oli (a chant), and translated, it’s a song actually for Chief Kalakaua and Cheifess Lili’ulani. It tells of the beautiful scenery of all the islands, and specifically, a beautiful blooming flower that withstands the summits of each significant peak of Hawaii (including Mauna Kea!). If you contrast the words mele and oli, you will hear them (say them outloud!) how soft, and harsh they are respectively. This mele is comprised of mostly soft, flowing words (save for the name of the mountains!) and the combination of those beautiful words used to name beautiful things and the Children’s Chorus is probably what it is.
Guys, this is the truest thing. If you think negatively about your stuff, other people will start to think negatively about it too. Furthermore, if you make yourself think positively about your stuff, eventually you will be positive about it without that positivity needing to be forced.
Treat your art like it’s the best art in the world and chances are no one will notice the mistakes that are so obvious to you.
I totally didn’t just spend the last three hours doing this instead of homework.
The idea is that you reblog this, open your submit box, and then see if anyone would like to be your cosplay buddy. The idea started from that cuddle buddy application. The point of this one is to pair people together to become cosplay buddies to do things like shippy photos, gifs, etc.
Basically I’m a lonely cosplayer and want a cosplay buddy.
Due to recent events in Free! Eternal Summer, it has caused a gravitational shift within the world of OTPs that begs the question of who the fuck do we ship Haruka with? Do we go with Rin - the gorgeous, temperamental and passionate guy with the shit-eating grin?
Or do we go with Makoto - the absolute sweetheart with the dreamy green eyes and muscles that look like they were carved by angels?
Last season, I would have said Rin. Not that I disliked Makoto in any way. It’s just that the HaruRin ship oozed sexual tension and robustness and I enjoyed that. A lot. Like here:
Not to mention last season circulated mostly around Rin and Haru’s strained and competitive relationship while this season is more or less lacking in that. If not completely lacking all together.
In rolls Eternal Summer and the foundation of my beloved OTP is shattered by my doubts as the 2nd season progresses. And I come to a very belated epiphany that Makoto may be better suited for Haru than Rin, however I still hold on strong for Rin for new and old reasons.
Rin is good for Haru in the sense that he pushes him beyond his limitations. They’re healthy rivals. The fire that burns in their eyes when they swim together breeds this charisma for the HaruRin shippers to drink like liquid gold. The rare moments that Haruka actually expresses a real emotion other than indifference - like anger or hurt - is when Rin is involved. That speaks volumes and shows that Rin is really the only person who can truly make Haru upset. That in itself kind of puts him above Makoto who has even admitted to harboring a sense of jealousy towards Rin for inspiring that kind of resolve in Haruka.
And in all honesty, these boys look dashing together as is.
However! Even though Rin and Haru look good side-by-side does not mean that they are necessarily good for each other in a more emotionally supportive stance. Meaning that Rin sees his dreams and is trying to selfishly instill that same future in Haru’s for his own personal gain. Sad to say. He doesn’t do this out of malice. Hell, I’m sure Rin doesn’t even realize he was doing it until recently, but if Haru says fuck it and doesn’t climb with Rin to the top then what does the guy have left? I think would be a massive disappointment on Rin’s part. If you’ve seen episode 9 (and had your heart crushed in the process) then this is pretty much self-explanatory. It makes me question that if Haru decides not to swim professionally and moves in another direction, what purpose will his relationship with Rin serve? All we have seen them as is competitors which is the foundation of their relationship. It was forged by aggression. If that cracks, will the whole fucking house fall apart? I personally hope it doesn’t. You know that scene from the Notebook when Ryan Gosling is yelling at Rachael McAdam’s when she’s trying to leave, saying, “That’s what we do! We fight! You tell me when I’m an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you’re being a pain in the ass! Which you are ninety-nine percent of the time! I’m not afraid to hurt your feelings!” I view Rin and Haru much like that. They’re dysfunctional and dramatic. Maybe they aren’t ideal for each other, but they have so much to gain from one another as well. Especially after Haru’s breakdown.
In the mass speculation of their relationship, this is where Makoto comes in.
Sweet, sweet Makoto. Truly, he is perfect boyfriend material. Adorable, polite, endearing. As much as I love HaruRin - if I’m being honest with myself - he is where Haruka should be. He’s stable, reliable and has never led Haru astray. These two have been friends for years and years. Longer than anyone else in the series if I remember correctly. Before Rin and before his diva attitude, there was Makoto - always concerned and interested in Haru, but just slightly falling short to the appealing bad boy. It is the most cliche romance setting ever. But, the monumental difference here is that Makoto genuinely cares about what Haru wants. Whether he swims or not, Makoto will forever be there with unwavering dedication.
Not to mention he’s fantastic with children. He is the type you bring home to Mom and Dad. And I never took that into consideration before until the last two episodes. Makoto understands Haru better than anyone and that’s what makes a relationship - being someone’s rock. Honestly, in this season Rin’s looking a little shaky with his connection with Haru and I’m just casually looking into the logistics of MakoHaru. I still support HaruRin wholeheartedly, but when I wonder which pairing really makes my heart flutter and scream, “Get married!”
*whisper* Makoto and Haru.
While Rin and Haru makes my heart flutter and scream, “Just fuck already!”
I’m not hopping pairings here or anything. I totally endorse both. I endorse all freely sailing ships. I just believe recent episodes have shined a completely different light on Free! and I think certain things need to be discussed for I am fairly positive that everyone in the fandom is looking at each other after episode 9 of Eternal Summer like “What the actually fuck?”