land of swimming anime

racyue:

Has Makoharu boyfriend shirt grown bigger ??

(From Lily and Kate’s cute headcanon<3)

miupoke:

im starting to see a pattern of boys not paying attention to their bfs in my drawings

miupoke:

im starting to see a pattern of boys not paying attention to their bfs in my drawings

midoriner:

homoromantic/sexual makoto getting together with demiromantic asexual haru and not feeling “deprived” of anything when haru says he doesn’t want to have sex because makoto loves haru for who he is, not for what he can give him

humanstucks:

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That one year when they were all in high school at the same time was truly magical.

manakete:

takin a pic for kenma -_-

manakete:

takin a pic for kenma -_-

grolia:

Nozaki and Mikoshiba’s new OTP: Dating-sim protagonist x his nice-guy friend Tomoda

"one day i want to write a really long thing about haru and all his friendships and why they're each important." YES PLEASE. this is sorely needed. i'm so sick of people devaluing his friendships with all the characters because of shipping garbage and the inability to grasp that you can care just as deeply for various people in various ways and one isn't lesser than the other because of how it manifests physically or whatever. ugh.
Anonymous

You and me both, anon. First and foremost, Free! is about bonds between people and devaluing the importance of one in the ‘favor’ of the other does a huge disservice to the characters themselves.

I’m a very avid shipper and I get it, that people have preferences for certain ‘types’ of ships, and that’s perfectly fine, but people really need to look at the personalities of the characters in question and not just the trope. Understand that hating on one won’t make the other better, because they’re both important to the character in different ways, they’re part of the story for a reason. And give more attention to the other friendships, too. They’re all puzzle pieces that fit together and people can’t just take one out as they please. Disliking it for your own reasons is fine, spewing hate isn’t.