You know what?

Whatever those people are saying and all the war that is happening concerning episode 9. It’s amusing. Why? Because look at all the posts everyone is making, look at all the theories, look at all the analysis, it proves how good Free! is. What a well done anime this has turned out to be. It doesn’t have the most complicated plot ever and yet it brings us to tears and deep thoughts.

Isn’t that, how our precious Rei would say, beautiful?


I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another. It’s been going on for quite some time now, without me knowing it. I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list. 

I was taught, as a girl, that I shouldn’t have tattoos, that I should brush my hair and that I should cross my legs, that if I had sex without being married, I was considered a harlot. God I love that word, harlot. It reminds me of my high school lit teacher and how she used to cringe at the word, so I would say it for her, when we discussed ‘The Scarlet Letter’. It’s sharp, there’s black with red lipstick there. But I stand here, today harlot free, loving sex and loving art, free from the cuffs.