OK but look how young Haru looks here. Children under 20 can only have passports good for 5 years, so given that Haru is 18 now (it’s mid-August, and his birthday is at the end of June, and he’s a graduating senior—so 18) he is at least 13 in that picture.
That means he got it on or after July after Rin left.
Now why on earth would 13-year-old Haru need a passport? (his father lived elsewhere at the time for business—but still in Japan AFAIK—and he still lived with his mother at the time)
New headcanon: he either got it the summer after Rin left, out of a spur-of-the-moment desire to fly to Australia to see Rin (or “just in case”), maybe after experiencing that great relay with his new teammates/Sousuke and wanting to share it with Rin/see how Rin was doing—
He got it after their falling out, another spur-of-the-moment thing where he felt like he ought to go after Rin, to make sure he wasn’t serious, wasn’t really going to quit swimming.
And then eventually chickened out/couldn’t get his parents to agree to it.
Some more symbolism in Free!ES ep. 12
So, I didn’t really put this post together—source is here and is a great read for all of the things to look around for in Episode 12, if you feel like digging through the Japanese. It goes into great detail not only about the fun tidbits, like the meaning of flowers and numbers and story progression in the episode, but also compares them to other works that Yamada Naoko (the episode director) has been involved with, like Tamako Love Story and K-ON with similar themes (so that we can be assured that these things were put there on purpose).
But I’m just going to translate/paraphrase/meta a little bit on one part that really stuck out to me—and that was the importance of “feet/footsteps/walking” in episode 12!
He grew up with the echo of the waves, the foam licking his feet.
"Why do You want to be like Me? Pirates are free." but He doesn’t feel that way. Unless when He throws himself into the oceans’s arms.
The large mass has always brought him everything.
Stories, calm, food… and sometimes sadness
but He didn’t know it had had one last present for him.
Rin was the personification of his first love, the sea.
Unpredictable, dangerous, strong, unstable, beautiful.
Rarely quiet. With a latent wild force inside.
Red and warm, bright and powerful, like his eyes.
The sea salt on his lips again. The cold water caressing him.
“Haven’t You heard that mermaids drown you in the ocean?”
“Better. Then finally I’ll be with my two favorite things”
“ … ”
“I heard that a kiss from a mermaid would safeguard a man from drowning”
“No. They lured seamen to their deaths, Haru. Drowned to the depths and devoured them. Always hungry for the flesh of man”
Feared more than large bodies of salt water, worse than sharks, more magnetic and powerful than mermaids…
"Hold your breath. Hold it for the last time –”
Full my pockets of sea stars
lay me down
A thousand miles down to the sea bed
wrapped around his salty arms
I hold him tight.
I hold him t i g h t.
Together for 2 years today~♥ (17Sept)
(You are into mermen, I’m into pirates…Perfect./now I’m sad because internet/tumblr decided to ruin my gif)
1) regard (an object, quality, or person) with respect or warm approval.
2) look at with pleasure.
Synonyms : adore, applaud, appreciate, cherish, commend, credit, extol, hail, honor, idolize, laud, marvel at, praise, prize, respect, revere. treasure and worship
- Plays: 5,662
- Artist: Rin & Haru
- Track Name: Pillow Talk
Pillow talk: Rin x Haru
R: Hey, Haru?
R: I told you I’ve always admired you, right?
R: You might not remembered it, but I still remember, the day I first met you.
R: To be honest, it had never occurred to me that I could lose to someone. But any frustration I felt vanished when I thought, “There’s someone more amazing than me. I want to be able to swim like him.”
R: That’s why it’s hard for me when you’re not always there ahead of me, showing me what path I should take. Without you, I have nothing to aim for, you know?
H: I remember it, too. That tournament…
R: Do you remember the freestyle race we swam during that tournament this spring? When we tied and set a new tournament record together?
R: I was testing you then. I wanted to see if that was really the farthest you could go. And when I sensed you coming up from behind me, I knew for sure. That you were definitely going to enter the same world as me.
R: Hey Haru, during that race, did you feel something, too?
Now I’m reading a lot of books about Mongol invasion so it inspired me to draw some stuff but i don’t know what has gone wrong xd I’m too lazy for searching traditional clothes and making screencaps from movies -___- Boys look mostly like mercenary band of hunters and or like httyd au … nyah…
My Love In My Mirror
An AU where Jean and Marco meet through a mirror which is actually a rip in space and time. This rip allows them to see and speak to each other as if they were in right in each other’s company. They’re the only ones who can actually use the rip to communicate. No one else can see nor hear Marco’s end of the rip except Jean, and vise versa. Completely willing to seem insane to the rest of the world, they continue to sit next to their mirrors to speak and enjoy each other’s company from worlds away.
You should know I didn’t take my time on drawing this comic because the idea has been in my head far too long and I rushed to get it out, ok.
Parallels: Free! Episode 12 x Free! ES Episode 9