I couldn’t stop my urge to draw Rin & Rei switching bodies… I bet Sousuke finds this really amusing as I do
I feel like drawing more of thisx3
Tumblr: spreading the world apart, one group at a time.
THIS is the shit that bothers me with tumblr
when social correctness literally loops back around to bite its own ass
The china one is sort of golden though. At least their response to the idiocy.
When you find new art of an unpopular OTP
I don’t really think much when I watch anime either since I can’t do anything about it and usually it’s fine with me but this one though. This one I just can’t let go. XD
But yes, it was ridiculous for Haru to get over his anxiety. It was. It really was. You can’t just get over it after one eureka moment. Like for me for example, I have social anxiety and as much as possible I really avoid people to the point of declining all invitations even at work (i’m a bit known for this boss gets mad hahaha) but you can’t just throw me in to a group of people and force me to hangout with them to get rid of it. You can’t. It just doesn’t work that way. The only thing it will most likely do it worsen it. To some people I know they don’t even treat social anxiety attacks as a thing and just laugh it off, and I tried so hard to tell them that it happens to me and it’s not a funny thing. It’s a mental breakdown. You don’t laugh at people who have anxiety attacks just because you don’t have them and it’s painful to know people who are like this. It takes time to get over it which leads as back to Haru.
Now, Haru, he was scared with all the pressure, the audience, the expectations, he even had a mental breakdown himself in the middle of his race because all of these… caring about winning and times, that goes against everything that he is and everything he stands for. He swims for himself and his friends because he loves the feeling of it. He race to win with Rin because Rin is his friend and well, we all know how Rin is. C’mon even you want to win against Rin. I know I would, despite not knowing how to swim. He just stirs you up and that’s a pretty good thing. :D But that’s it, it’s good competition for Haru and Rin. But Haru swimming for someone else, as a tool for a university or a team to win without any of his friends… that defeats his real purpose.
Okay so he found his dream, he wants to continue swimming on that kind of stage. It would have been acceptable probably if they showed us that Haru was gradually liking and caring about winning and his times. Gives us a few episodes hinting about at the very least. But no. We had his breakdown, then the fight with Makoto in which he was still very solid with his belief then we see them in Australia. As much as I love Rin as the next guy (I truly do I enjoy drawing him actually) it would have been good if the episode focused on Haru more. That’s kinda what we lacked this season. Haru-centric episodes because this season practically much revolves what he wants to do after graduation (along with the rest of the guys) but he’s the protagonist and he deserves to be treated like one—like he’s the main priority (because he should be). Again, I’m not mad he wanted to go pro but at least let us see him developing a kind of likeness towards it and not just one big boom at the end of the episode.
But why go with something you were so scared of the most?
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.
This is a continuation of the Monthly Free! Crossover.
You can see the first part here.
I’ll be adding different Endings of who Nozaki and Mikoshiba pair Haru with.
Different endings: Pool, Rin, Makoto
True Ending is Rin and Makoto
How to Go to College for Free: The Best Open Classes for Writers (Fall 2014)
Massively Open Online Courses are the new vogue way to take control of your education and your career, and it’s the best thing. Higher education should be a right, but many of us can’t afford or can’t even access modern college courses. Anyone with conviction and a few extra hours a week can get themselves a college education from some of the best teachers in the world. You can even put finished courses on your resume. Just a few colleges that offer free online courses: MIT, Boston University, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Tokyo, Harvard, Yale University, and the University of Geneva - and that’s barely scratching the surface.
Those are some of the most funded, most prestigiously staffed universities in the world. The education offered by them, for free, is at your fingers. Just because the world might hold degrees and the brick and mortar institutions of modern universities as a reward for the already privileged or the lucky doesn’t mean you don’t have the resources to learn. Throwing the exposition away, here are my favorite courses for writers available this fall semester:
- English Grammar and Style taught by University of Queensland’s Roslyn Petelin, Gabrielle O’Ryan, and Michael Lefcourt. It’s a basic writing course, taught by professors who understand English like the backs of their hands.
The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours: Epic and Lyrictaught by Harvard’s Professor Gregory Nagy. Course on heroic story structure that walks you through the ancient Greek heroes and stories that set up the future of western literature. Breaks down the Epic and Lyric forms.
The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours: Signs of the Hero in Epic and Iconography Part two of the course above, this time moving to the influence of visual heroic iconography.
Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World taught by Professor Eric Rabkin. Genre course that explores the two major fiction forms as a reflection of human society. Covers a lot of pop culture favorites.
Unbinding Prometheus taught by Eric Alan Weinstein through Open Learning. The class, starting in November, will explore the meaning of Percy Shelley’s work and the impact the man (who believed writing could free mankind from their shackles) has had on the world he left behind.
The Divine Comedy: Dante’s Journey to Freedom taught by many Georgetown professors, including Dante and Derrida: Face to Face author Frank Ambrosio. It looks frankly awesome, talking about the modern reader and Alighieri’s work, and the first sentence of the class description speaks for itself: Students will question for themselves the meaning of human freedom, responsibility and identity by reading and responding to Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.
Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative taught by Vanderbilt University’s
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Exploring Her Work & Writing Life taught by Missouri State’s Pamela Smith Hill, an Ingalls Wilder scholar. Wilder’s Little House series has informed our perceptions of her era in North American history, but there’s more than meets the eye in her stories. Just like Shakespeare, there are more than a few controversies around authorship, and a lot to talk about in this course.
How Writers Write Fiction taught by University of Iowa's professor (and author of Things of the Hidden God) Christopher Merrill. The course presents a curated collection of short, intimate talks created by fifty authors of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays that you can’t catch anywhere else. Features weekly writing assignments.
Poetry: What It Is, and How to Understand It taught by George Washington University’s Margaret Soltan. A class in modern poetry, the whys and hows, and a cultural learning class we’d recommend for anyone trying to broaden their artistic perspective.
EXTRA CREDIT: Important and interesting classes I would recommended.
Understanding Violence taught by Professors Deb Houry and Pamela Scully. Covers elements of biology, sociology, and psychology. You’ll study the biological and psychological causes of violence, and how violence is reported and portrayed in the media. Seems like an excellent research course for action writers.
Social Entrepeneurship taught by Professors Kai Hockerts, Kristjan Jespersen, Ester Barinaga, Anirudh Agrawal, Sudhanshu Rai, and Robert Austin. Doesn’t just talk about how to use social media for your own benefit — the course is meant to break down how to use social media and community engagement for global change.
- Comic Books and Graphic Novels taught by University of Colorado Boulder’s William Kuskin. Explores the medium at length. Has special class topics on Batman, Neil Gaiman, Pop Culture, Defining Art, and Gender.
— Audrey Erin Redpath (@audreyredpath)