I saw few people referring to Rin as selfish and saying that he thinks that his way is the only way— well— I want to give my own opinion over it.
First of all, I don’t think it’s the correct way to view this. Rin always was the one to give a push to Haruka, but so far, could you say it affected Haruka badly? If anything, his life became better after Rin gave him the push that allowed him to experience a relay, allowed him to know what having a team felt like. Rin is able to evoke Haruka’s passion, make him try new things, make him grow as a person. I don’t think it’s a bad thing.
Would Rin push Haruka into professional swimming if he thought it would be bad for him? No. Would he push him if Haruka had different plans? No.
Rin truly thinks that it’s the best for him, and not because it’s his own dream like Haruka thinks, but because he thinks Haruka could be happy this way, of course it bugs him seeing all this potential ‘wasted’ but if you noticed, season 2 Rin is nothing like season 1 Rin. He doesn’t snap at Haru was he shows no interest— NO. Instead, he fires him up with enthusiasm! And does Haruka gets fired up? Yes, yes he does. So much so that he did dry training in order to keep up with Rin. So what does Rin see? He sees Haruka enjoying it, training, racing. So he thinks it’s like the relay, when Haruka needed a push in order to do something that eventually made him the person he is now.
Is Rin selfish? Yes. But not more than any person would be. He wants to keep swimming with Haruka, he wants to be able to swim with him after graduation, same way he wants to swim with Sousuke, and Makoto too! [that’s why he talked with him about scouts] for him, it’s not only his dream that matter, he like Haru, wants to swim with his friends as well.
And yet again, Haruka and Rin don’t understand each other.
Haruka thinks that all that matter to Rin is his times, him getting scouted, him going professional. Rin on his behalf doean’t understand that this is not a typical Haru, doesn’t see how caged he is and in the end I personally think that he doesn’t feel like he’s included in Haruka friends anymore.
It got extremely long and confused but what I’m trying to say is that Rin doesn’t try to force his dream on Haruka, of all people, Rin knows how horrible it is to live someone else’s dream. What he tries to do is encourage Haruka, push him, fire him up. Because it’s what Rin does, always did. He just didn’t understand that this time, it would do more harm than good. Though perhaps it’s what Haruka needed. Maybe Haruka needed this opportunity to breakdown, to shout, to be able to let all this tension go out. He isn’t able to do so with the Iwatobi guys, Rin is the only one who was supposed to see this part of Haru [did you see how hard he tried to play normal when the other’s came?] it’s just a shame that Rin wasn’t ready for this side of Haru and most likely got it all wrong.
Those boys forever misunderstand each other and it hurts my soul.
Maybe Haruka needed this opportunity to breakdown, to shout, to be able to let all this out. He isn’t able to do so with the Iwatobi guys, Rin is the only one who was supposed to see this part of Haru [did you see how hard he tried to play normal when the other’s came?]
mmmmmm yes, haru needed to vent after bottling so much stuff up but he’s able to force himself to stay composed around the iwatobi crew basically no matter what - however with rin he totally loses himself and lets it all out
it’s beautiful to me, I live for stuff like this
/rises like a phoenix from angst
S1 EP07 & S2 EP09
(please feel free to delete my commentary if you reblog!)
Until this moment, Rin had been hoping that he would be able to keep swimming with Haru while following his dream. That - just like he told Sousuke - he would be able to have both, his friends and his dream. But Haru has just made him realize that he had been too hopeful.
Here Rin is basically realizing that no; he may not able to keep swimming with Haru, after all. And it’s a really, really poignant parallel to the moment where Haru himself thought he wouldn’t be able to swim with Rin again - and his reaction to that.
Parallels: Free! Episode 12 x Free! ES Episode 9
Eh some symbolism in Haru’s dream…?
To dream that you are in a restaurant suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by decisions and choices that you need to make in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that you are seeking for emotional nourishment outside of your social support system
To see a hallway in your dream symbolizes self exploration. It is the beginning of the path that you are taking in life. You are going through a transitional phase and journeying into the unknown. It also signals SPIRITUAL enlightenment, emotional growth physical prowess, new opportunities and mental passages in your life
To see light in your dream represents illumination, clarity, guidance, plain understanding, and insight. Light is being SHED on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. Also consider the color of the light for additional significance.
If the light is particularly bright, then it indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death.
To see a mannequin in your dream represents an extension of your own self that you are projecting. You may feel that you are not playing an active enough role in some situation. Consider how the mannequin is dressed for clues as to what you may wish to act out, but have not done so.
To dream that you fall and are frightened indicates a lack of control, insecurity, and/or lack of support in your waking life. You may be experiencing some major struggle and/or overwhelming problem. It may also imply that you have failed to achieve a goal that you have set forth for yourself.
Dreaming that you fall backwards suggests that you prevented yourself from making a bad decision or mistake. It may also mean that you are not ready to move forward and need to take a step back.
To dream that you are free-falling through water indicates that you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions. You may feel that it is easier to give up, then to try to stay afloat or prevent yourself from going under.
this is gonna be an episode I rewatch 600 times, I can feel it
On Rin’s Development in S1 and Haru’s Development in S2
So this episode has shed some serious light on how much parallels there are between season 1 and season 2, specifically with Rin and Haru’s development.
i find it quite interesting, that out of all Haru’s closest friends, Rin’s the only one who has opened eyes in this dream.
Also he doesn’t look creepy at all, i’d even say he looks amazing with this halo around him, that looks like wings. His eyes demanding, gaze intense. But he’s just too bright and Haru covers his eyes.
Does it mean that in Haru’s head Rin symbolizes future that calls him for decisions he’s too afraid and lost to make? And that’s why Rin is getting all of Haru’s pain when he breaks down, even if all that pressure wasn’t really coming from Rin in the first place.
yeah I was surprised how normal rin looked compared to everyone else who looked very “this isn’t them at all, this is warped dream them”
(the other kids opened their eyes too though, it was just rin that was spared getting the closed eye treatment completely)
I want to make a post about the little things I love about knb but I’m so lazy
I was drafting one in my head before bed but now I’m just like - typing? no
I worked on this so late I’m not even gonna bother scheduling www. Thanks for those who came by my stream again! I’m sorry you had to see me in rush mode orz. I should really start them earlier sometime.
when I wake up free! will be out and I might know if knb is finally ending or not
this is too much excitement for me
Thanks to anyone who dropped by while I was streaming painting this! ZKC fandom (the little there is of you) are you ready?
♥ And of course, the number one shousa for day 1. 少佐, 死なないでえええ!!