i made him look like a shota ha....

Does anyone else get super emotional because it always seems like Rei is way more aware of his love than Nagisa is?

Like, when I started watching Free! and Rei was introduced, my experience with yaoi and BL made me expect that Nagisa would be the confident and pushy one who forced the uptight and NO HOMO Rei to face up to the total shota-boner that he has for him.

Instead, the roles are totally flipped and it’s got Nagisa being almost adorably unaware of how much Rei has fallen for him. Like, in so much of the artwork, it shows Nagisa flipping out and being cute about stuff while Rei just sits back and watches him with the most incredibly animated look of love in his eyes. Like, he looks at Nagisa like he is made of sunshine and rainbows and buttercups and, most of the time, I’m not sure that Nagisa even notices.

I dunno, I just kind of love how we all thought Rei was going to be kind of stoic and megane and actually he is just a love sick puppy.

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New Summary for XY&Z32 and XY&Z33. Translations by Adamant.

June 30th: XY&Z032 - The Kalos League Begins! Mega Charizard Showdown: X VS Y!!

“The Kalos League finally begins! The participants in the league are all tough Trainers who have each gathered 8 badges, and among them are Shota Tierno and Trevor, Trainers Ash and his friends have met before. Ash gets more and more excited, but then a Trainer suddenly challenges him to a battle.”

“The long-awaited Kalos League finally begins. Only those who have gathered 8 badges are able to participate, so all the Trainers here are all tough fighters. As Ash looks around, he sees that Trainers he has fought in the past, like Shota, Tierno and Trevor, are there as well, and he can’t contain his excitement.”

July 7th: XY&Z033 - Mega Sceptile VS Raichu! I Received Some EXP!!

“Fierce fights happen one after another in the Kalos League. Shota and Tierno go up against each other over a place in the semifinals. Shota has also made a personal analysis of Tierno, who specializes in a rhythm strategy that uses dancing to stay in sync with his Pokémon, and makes full use of it as he goes up against him. Both of them fight furiously with neither giving an inch, and the battle eventually comes down to the last Pokémon on each side. But then Ash and his fiends spot something… but what?" 

"Tierno and Shota have to fight each other over a place in the semifinals. Tierno specializes in a rhythm strategy that uses dancing to stay in sync with his Pokémon, and Shota is making full use of the personal analysis he has made. Each of them utilize their own unique style of battling and are fighting evenly, so the outcome of the match can’t be foreseen until it’s over.”

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>Tierno and Shota have to fight each other over a place in the semifinals.

oh shit doesn’t it confirm that Ash vs Shota is semi-final?!?! At least Ash is confirmed to get into Top 4 right now.

Who knows, if Ash wins against Shota (which he should tbh) he can reach a league final for the first time ever.

Anyway, Shota vs Tierno quarter-final hype!!!