anonymous said:

Can you elaborate on why you don't like that Rin is going back to Australia to swim there? I'm really curious.

hmm well first let me elaborate that I do understand the foundation of where that decision came from. Rin has always been a ‘free spirit’ so to speak and he enjoys challenging and pushing himself to his limits. Besides with Haruka, the place where he received the biggest challenge would ofc be within Australia (The chance to see more about his experience there was really my favorite parts in the episode) and for Rin to go back and finally overcome that wall he experienced there by becoming one of Australia’s best would be really fulfilling for himself personally. 

What I’m not happy about is probably just me being nitpicky due to Free! being about ‘Friendship’. Obviously Rin’s dreams are going to take him from Japan eventually but it feels (to me) like he’s only just barely returned and healed the friendships that he had broken in the past. 

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anonymous said:

To add to your Dean playlist, there's "Cough Syrup" by Young the Giant. "If I could find a way to see this straight, I'd run away. To some fortune that I should have found by now." "These zombies in the park they're looking for my heart" "And so I run now to the things they said could restore me, restore life the way it should be."

Oh I will totally check that out, thanks!

I was also think of Mercy by OneRepublic: “angel of mercy, how did you find me? how did you pick me up again? angel of mercy, how did you move me? why am I on my feet again?”

anonymous said:

I think what people are upset about is that rin is not THE main character. Haru is. And even in an episode that should be devoted to Haru and his struggles, we get 70% backstory on rin. I think if RIN were THE main character in this show it would be fine. Unfortunately he's not. Haru is yet the writers aren't treating him like one. I think some people are definitely taking it overboard, but they do have a right to be angry. Just my thought.

hm… tru. :0

i thought the backstory on rin was nice, bc i was interested in what was going on in australia, and also relevant?? because he was trying to relate w/ haru about feeling like he didnt want to swim anymore. so its not like the entire thing was to dump information. the only part that seemed to kinda drag was when they visited his homestay parents’ house.

ive just been seeing posts where its all “WHAT ABOUT MAKOTO!?!? IS HARU JUST GOING TO FORGET *throws rin under the bus*” like makoto is fine. he talked to rin about what was going on and judging by the way haru reacted when rin asked about the fight, makoto and haru are more than likely going to make-up/talk in the next episode. theres still another episode so theres going to be more time to include and fix things. it felt like everyone thought today was the end or something because haru had his big epiphany at the Pool.

anonymous said:

I can't show sympathy for people who cry over Harry/Louis being gay (or anything but straight). That shows so much internalized homophobia that I can't feel sympathetic, and it also shows that that person thinks being gay is wrong to the point where they cry in agony. It probably makes me a major asshole, but I think it's stupid for them to cry.

Do you realize that some of these people are like ten years old?

Anonymous asked:

Anonymous asked brainbent:

my parents refuse to accept me for who I am, saying that if I were to ever transition it would ruin my life, but going on as a boy all my life would hurt even more. what should I do?

CG: NOW THAT I’VE GOT SOME COMPUTER TIME WITHOUT ANY OF THE PEANUT GALLERY AROUND I CAN FINALLY ANSWER THIS.

CG: I FEEL FOR YOU ANON. I GET THE SAME BULLSHIT FROM MY PARENTS. *STILL*. IT’S GETTING BETTER, BUT I GUESS IT’S GOING TO BE A WHILE BEFORE THEY DON’T DROP LITTLE TURDS OF ‘WE KNOW BEST’ ALL OVER WHEN THE TOPIC COMES UP.

CG: THEY DON’T SEEM TO REALIZE THAT I AM NOT IN FACT A DROOLING INFANT AND AM QUITE AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN TRANSITIONING, INCLUDING ONES THEY’VE NEVER CONSIDERED. PROBABLY BECAUSE, SURPRISE! I’M THE ONE WHO HAS TO LIVE WITH THE MAJOR CONSEQUENCES, NOT THEM.

CG: STILL, THEM INVENTING POSSIBLE DISASTERS AND PUTTING ME DOWN MADE ME DOUBT MYSELF PRETTY HARD, WHICH ONLY MADE ME EVEN MORE MISERABLE THAN I ALREADY WAS.

CG: BUT HERE’S THE THING I’VE BEEN COMING TO TERMS WITH: MY PARENTS DON’T HAVE TO LIVE IN THIS BODY AND LIVE THIS LIFE. *I* DO.

CG: TRANSITIONING MEANS *I’M* THE ONE WHO HAS TO DEAL PERSONALLY WITH PEOPLE POTENTIALLY BEING INCREDIBLE SHITHEADS TOWARD ME, AND HIDING MEANS *I’M* THE ONE WHO HAS TO SUFFER.

CG: SO IT TURNS OUT THAT I’M ACTUALLY THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS ANY RIGHT TO MAKE THE CHOICE OF WHICH SIDE OF THINGS I CAN LIVE WITH.

CG: I HAD TO WAIT UNTIL I WAS LEGALLY AN ADULT AND SUFFER A MENTAL BREAKDOWN TO REALLY START MOVING FORWARD WITH IT, WHICH WAS FUCKING AWFUL AND I RECOMMEND YOU AVOID IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. BUT.

CG: ANON, IT’S NOT THEIR CHOICE TO MAKE. IT’S YOURS. THEY CAN’T ACTUALLY PREDICT THE FUTURE. THEY MIGHT BE SCARED FOR YOU, OR SCARED OF WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WILL THINK, BUT YOU DON’T OWE THEM YOUR MISERY JUST SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE SCARED.

CG: MAKE THE CHOICES *YOU* CAN LIVE WITH.

anonymous said:

Imagine what Ben sounds like when he moans....

Like a freight train barreling through a tunnel I am sure. Hard and yet soft in the moment. His throat is probably raw but not from the way you’d sink your teeth into him.He’s got his fists clutching onto anything it can just so he doesn’t huff and puff and burn your whole house down.

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anonymous said:

you think way too highly of yourself

oops i guess i forgot that we’re all supposed to hate ourselves

man i have a nice struggle with self loathing every now and then

but i’d rather people believe i think i’m hot shit

than have them believe i think i’m shit

Anonymous asked brainbent: How has Dave's strike been going?

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anonymous said:

Your mom seems cool. Care to share your parents' love story?

I love talking about my parents because I love my parents.  They’ve been… passionately married for 31 years.  

My mom was a wildlife biologist, tracking cougars through the Frank Church “River of No Return” Wilderness.  My dad was a smokejumper based in the same area.  My dad had a thing for my mom for awhile, but my mom is a no bullshit kind of gal and had no time for cowboys and hooligans, of which my father was one.  One day, my mom prayed to God for a sign, went to the one bar in town, and when my father walked up to her, she said, “you better have a good line because every single guy in this bar has hit on me.”  My dad said, “will you marry me?”  And that was her sign.  He called her the next day and jokingly said, “so, we still getting married?” and my mom said yes.  They were married three months later.

If you ever wondered where the bold moves came from, it’s them.  

anonymous said:

Why is SS shipped alongside NH? The former is ridiculously negative.

The reason isn’t that complicated so my answer won’t be long. The reason NH and SS are known as twin ships is stemmed from the girls’ feelings. Hinata loves Naruto and Sakura loves Sasuke. 

I disagree with saying that SasuSaku is negative. The ship itself is not negative. Just the events that have gone on so far are negative. I say this because no matter what, Sakura wants to save Sasuke from the darkness. That isn’t negative in the least and there have also been events where Sasuke has been protective of Sakura. That also isn’t negative. Some optimism does exist in this ship and that’s why so many people ship it. Because we know it has hope!

Right now, SasuSaku is just riding the storm, but one day, we hope it will land somewhere beautiful.

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This is just my viewpoint on the former. You don’t need to ship both NH/SS if you don’t want to. It just so happens that the twin ships are popular :/

Anonymous asked:

Anonymous asked brainbent:

Karkat are you gender confused? I don’t mean to ask anything to personal, but I just couldn’t help but notice a few things that would hint to you being other than male.

CG: JESUS, YOU SOUND LIKE MY MOM.

CG: NO, ANON, I KNOW GOOD AND GODDAMNED WELL WHO I AM, AND AS IT TURNS OUT, I KNEW ALL ALONG! HOW ABOUT THAT.

CG: IT’S *OTHER* PEOPLE THAT ARE CONFUSED, AND THAT IS NOT MY FUCKING PROBLEM.

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