"He guilt tripped Rei out of the tournament…" where on earth did this person get that from this:
Yeah, if that’s what you call guilt tripping then i don’t even know. This dialogue was from before Rin got cut from the relay. In fact, he got cut from the relay just after this scene. Rin thinks he’s finally getting back to a good place, because he’s going to get to race Haru and the others the next day, so he wants to make sure it’s a good race. If anything, he’s telling Rei, “Do your best, because I’m going to be giving it my ALL.”
Rin doesn’t like racing people who just kind of half-ass a race. He doesn’t even like racing Haruka under those circumstances. It’s because if he wins it cheapens the win for him. He doesn’t really feel like he won if the other person wasn’t giving it everything they have. He’s trying to fire Rei up, so that he’ll swim his best.
"He purposely hurt Haru and he knew he did, that’s why he did it."
Rin wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, and did this person even listen to the dialogue in ep12 (via crunchyroll):
Rin: Haru. Why are you here? Come to laugh at my pathetic loss?
Rin: You saw what happened in the free. And I was taken out of the relay. The world is laughing at me. So join in! No need to pity me.
Rin: I told you to laugh! That’s all I’m good for, anyway. I’m not even good enough to race you guys in a relay!
Haru: Calm down, Rin!
WHAT PART OF THAT COULD POSSIBLY ARGUE THAT RIN IS PURPOSELY HURTING HARU??
Rin walked away to begin with because he’d had enough. Haru is the one who found him. And Haruka was trying to bring him back.
If you’ve ever tried to approach someone in that depth of depression, the person is like a wounded animal (wounded animals will attach you if they think they’re being attacked), and you know it isn’t going to be easy. Haruka knew it wouldn’t be easy, but Rin meant so much to him that he was willing to be bitten if it meant saving Rin.
I hate this pseudo apathy that everyone has nowadays, like they think it ain’t cool to care about stuff. Well let me tell u son, there are lots of cool things to care about like dogs and space and holding hands and science and music and art and how the sky looks when the sun sets, and if u think you’re too cool to be passionate about something as incredible as this life then thats really sad and idk what to tell u
Okay guys, so you know how Rin has a thing about the pant sleeve rolled up with the ankle bracket exposed?
Let me explain to you guys a thing I happen to know a bit about. *cough*
In the gay men’s club scene (certainly in Australia and…