listen, i don’t know about you, but the only people I know who actually enjoy the smell of axe body spray are not women. it’s dudes. it’s all dudes. i have worn axe body spray and walked into a room and have been complimented by legions of dudes. axe body spray is an agent of the gay agenda to make men smell better for other men to unlock their latent homosexuality and there is no stopping them now, we’re in too deep and it’s far too late.
I’m a really big fan of KyoAni and I think almost every show they produce has that same quality which makes Free! great. I even started watching just because of the infamous fanservice trailer, but it turned out to be a really quality show anyway.
As someone who truly detested Kanon, Clannad, and Clannad Afterstory and was unimpressed with the good animation but subpar writing of Beyond the Boundary and Hyouka, I’ve been really hesitant about them for a while. I’ve learned to mistrust those beautifully drawn eyes and hair and come to expect that the beauty comes at the expense of any real depth. I’m glad that my expectations were subverted.
I completely agree with everything here! I love that it’s fun but still has incredible characters and animation. Btw, I’m loving Nozaki as well, and I’m watching Ao Haru Ride too (along with way too many others; I have no self control oops)
I’m really excited about Nozaki :) Everyone can sort of tell where Ao Haru Ride is headed but I still want to watch it. It’s pretty and looks interesting, but they’d better have some great flashbacks to explain all that drama about the past. (Also I didn’t expect you to watch Free! and I’m always happy to see something in my dash that shows that you do :D)
What I love about the Eternal Summer ED is that, especially compared to the art for the first season, Rin is no longer drawn as someone apart from the group. As Jin (behindinfinity) put it, the photos always looked like four friends with some other guy (different uniform, posture slightly apart from everyone else, looking melancholy or at the very least not smiling). Now Rin is in the action with everyone else—he even gets paired with Rei for the bold-color-background-suit montages in the new ED. I love it. I love Rin. I love how the focus on him is different for this season. I love how he’s hurdled one obstacle—and how he looks poised to hurdle another.
Basically what I want from life right now, apart from not having to take the boards, is just someone to talk to about Free!
This has been haunting me for a couple of weeks now.
I wouldn’t say that I hadn’t thought about it before. Because I do, a lot.
Title: What Little Things Remain
Summary: Severus Snape and Hermione Granger have one thing in common: they remember because they must and they forget because they can. But one cannot run from the past forever it will always catch up. WIKTT ‘These Foolish Things’ challenge fic.
Word Count: 34,254
This is seriously one of my favorite stories. I’m glad someone’s reccing it. I go back to it over and over. Its appeal is mostly that I find Snape really in character. I don’t say that about a lot of stories, but I think he is here. Flourish was active in the ship when SSHG was still finding its footing—she was one of those who co-founded Fictionalley. That’s how long she’s been around—but even then her writing was serious and well-thought out and didn’t fall prey to the tropes that weren’t even tropes yet. I often wish that my writing could be as restrained as hers.