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Finally finished watching Voltron. Had to do a crossover.

And as much as I like the red aesthetic for Rin, he’s def better suited as the leader, especially since Sousuke likes to do a lot of things his way. … I did give him the glowy Galra hand though because APPARENTLY I HAVE A THING FOR TRAGIC HOT DADS.

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anonymous asked:

67 please with rin❤😶

067:“I came home to a Nerf gun on the front porch and a note that says ‘Here is your weapon. I have one too. Loser cooks dinner. Good luck. xo’”

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Rin grinned as soon as he finished reading the note that you left on the kitchen when he got home. You just knew how much he gets fired up when he hears the word ‘competition’ and just how much he loved winning especially if you set up games like this. He’d totally make you do more than just cooking dinner when he wins.. 

He took his nerf gun and reloaded it with it’s ammo. He then set off to the backyard and started looking for you to finally put this game to an end. However, he realized that it wouldn’t be that easy when you stealthily moved across and almost hit his face. 

“Just so you know, I wouldn’t go easy on you just because you’re a crybaby and you’re my husband!” You smirked as you hid behind the grasses. 

“I wanted to say the same thing too wifey!” Rin shouted back and started hunting for you. This’ll definitely be one fun night for the two of you. 

the somnambulists ch8

pistil

Sousuke blinked and saw his eyelashes like quiet coming up around him and he held his neck. Oh, he thought. He was beginning to realize, maybe, an inkling here, that he’d thought this before. What did not leave with his hand was prickly and uniform. Rin stood and looked white and soft over him like a specter. Sousuke knew that Rin must be thinking something but it was too taxing to imagine what. He was too tired to squint and so everything spilled right into him.

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Pairs figure skating/ice dancing AU(??)!    

Refs used for most of them.  Skating is so beautiful to watch aahhh.  Rei would really like this sport, haha.    

Songs I thought they might be skating to: 

Makoto & Haru: First Love, by Joe Hisaishi 

Rin & Sousuke: Sakura, by Tina Guo

Rei & Nagisa: Howl’s Moving Castle, by Joe Hisaishi 

Wow apparently the setting of Free! is before 2008. According to the Free! Creation Notebook vol.4, that’s the reason why the characters don’t use smartphones and the animators took special care to avoid electronics such as computers and tv that could date the story. And it’s because long jammers are banned in tournaments since 2009 and men’s swimsuits can only maximally cover the area from the navel to the knee, so Rin and Makoto and Sousuke couldn’t have been wearing them in the anime.

We can still kind of date the series by the phones they use though. Mobile phones became ubiquitous in Japan since the 90s, much earlier than the west. But 1999 is when they first have internet access and color screens.

This is Nagisa’s phone from season 1 episode 9, with color screen and internet access, so I’d say it’ll at least have to be 2000 or later for a high school student to casually own one of these models.

Can we talk about how dreadful Rei’s phone looks lol.

Makoto also uses a generic slide phone that dominated the Japanese market along with flip phones (which peaked at 2007 before smartphones took over).

Haruka has a similar phone too but in a different color.

In the next screencap you can clearly see there’s an ipod-looking music device:

The first generation ipod, first design of its kind, was released in 2001. And that model looks like it’s an ipod nano from 2005.

So I think we can conclude that Free! and Free!ES took place some time during 2005-2007 (or 2001-2007 if you assume that ipod is first gen). UPDATE: Apparently the tournament Rin and Haruka competed in was the 2009 World Aquatics Championship at Foro Italico in Rome, where long jammers were last used in an official tournament. Here’s a comparison post of the venue by @matsuoka-lin (thank you!). So there’s a good chance that they graduated in 2007 (since the notebook specifically noted that the show is “before 2008″) and competed as pros in 2009. :)

So if they were 17-18 in 2007, the youngest possible age they can be, they’d be 26-27 by now. :)

Also honorable mention of these playstation wired dualshock controllers from 1997 (Makoto probably never updated his console lol):

And the fact that Makoto DOES own a smartphone! The first iphone was released in 2007 so it’s entirely possible :)