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If you came over for the Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange, there's now a dedicated blog: makotobirthdayexchange

This is mainly an appreciation blog for fandoms and fanart. I especially love inspirational sports anime! Currently whiling away the hours with Chihayafuru, Daiya no A | Diamond no Ace, Free!, and Haiykuu!!.

♥ Multishipper ♥ Makoto shipper ♥

Sometimes I write fanfic for Durarara!!, Free!, Hetalia, South Park, and various small/rare fandoms. Sometimes I write vignettes and scenes that may or may not evolve into something more. And sometimes I reblog fanart with little ficlets I've done, mostly for Arvy, all of which are under the spontaneous collab tag. There's also this Haru/Makoto comic I did with marskels. :D

I try to have something to say about the art I reblog, what I like about it or what I think is going on. I don't write a lot of meta but sometimes I can think things. On occasion I even do headcanons.

CURRENT PROJECTS on tumblr:
~ "holding hands" (series of related Sousuke/Makoto vignettes)
~ Makoto/Rin future fic

 

digi-egg:

A new digi-egg has appeared !! And it’s probably Yamato / Gabumon’s reveal this time around instead of Taichi / Agumon’s.

Want to know more about the new Digimon Adventure anime? If you go to digimon-adventure.net and watch / skip the trailer, you can click on this egg. In order for the digi-egg to hatch with new information, it has to be clicked 1,000,000 times.

The catch is that the digi-egg can only be clicked on once a day per browser!! You can also play the Digimon Game to the left of the egg for 20 points, but that involves knowing the Japanese language. All we know so far about the new anime is that it begins in Spring 2015 and it stars a seventeen year old Taichi in high school; please click on the egg and spread the word so we can know more !! Thank you.

interlude pt 2

icecreambat:

i would just like to immortalize this moment as the one where i sit here, once again, kicking and screaming about how much i love tachibana fucking makoto.

i fell madly in love with this dumbass here:

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but after tonight, i want to build him a fucking shrine.

because in the light of episode 11, i’m even willing to forgive everything about episode 5, since it served to pave way to how much makoto normally detests direct confrontation, and how much he values giving people their space and respecting their choices. all of that is embodied in no-one as much as his best friend – the person makoto has supported since forever, always trusting haruka to make the right choices for himself. while no relationship is ever perfect, i don’t think anyone can deny that makoto has always been an incredible, wonderful friend, with the patience of nothing short of a saint.

but this?

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this is so fucking important, not only because it takes immense courage to confront someone like that to begin with, but because of how much courage it must have taken makoto. he’s saying what everyone else has been saying all along, but it’s different – it’s different because it’s makoto, who not only isn’t used to screaming at people, but also knows exactly what he has to lose.

by confronting haruka, he risks facing individual consequence.

by confronting haruka, he risks making a stand he might come to regret.

by confronting haruka, he risks “betraying” haruka’s trust*;

but the point of it all is that he does it anyway, because the alternative –of haru continuing to live a life without a future, without a dream of his own– is simply not an option he can live with.

It’s not about whether haruka will go pro or not. It’s not about what he ultimately comes to choose. It’s about having to confront the fact that the life he has lived for 18 years is no longer enough to last him in the real world, and as much as makoto will always, always be there to support him, haruka cannot take advantage of other people’s blind faith in him anymore to get by.

and it breaks my heart because makoto’s making a stand for himself and for haruka simultaneously, and because their relationship is so important to me i want to bury myself 6 feet underground before i stop wanting to irrationally flail about it. it has always been important, of course; but this season, i think out of all the characters, it’s makoto who’s forced haruka to confront what it really means to finally grow up.

*by this, i mean from haruka’s perspective – the betrayal of feeling like the one person you thought you could trust to take your side suddenly doesn’t, driven home even further by makoto’s choice to move to tokyo.

the-pumpkin-flower:

They’re just dumb teenagers after all (i don’t think thats very good for Sou’s shoulder)

maybe it’s an alternate timeline where sousuke’s shoulder is fine and haru is not overwhelmed with anxiety about his future

the-pumpkin-flower:

They’re just dumb teenagers after all (i don’t think thats very good for Sou’s shoulder)

maybe it’s an alternate timeline where sousuke’s shoulder is fine and haru is not overwhelmed with anxiety about his future

d-june-y:

It should be story about Makoto’s dream which he has been seeing for two years since his last met with Haru.
I planned to draw more but i didn’t xd

I think this one picture tells the story, though…
Those are poppies, right? I looked up their meaning and found that poppies in general stand for “eternal sleep and imagination” (perfect for a dream), and that red poppies specifically mean “pleasure”—and in China, symbolize “faith and loyalty shared between lovers.”
So I wonder if perhaps it is a shared dream. The source inside Haru may not be endless but for now it shows no sign of stopping, and the fact that he is weeping faith and loyalty instead of tears (water!) gives me hope.

d-june-y:

It should be story about Makoto’s dream which he has been seeing for two years since his last met with Haru.

I planned to draw more but i didn’t xd

I think this one picture tells the story, though…

Those are poppies, right? I looked up their meaning and found that poppies in general stand for “eternal sleep and imagination” (perfect for a dream), and that red poppies specifically mean “pleasure”—and in China, symbolize “faith and loyalty shared between lovers.”

So I wonder if perhaps it is a shared dream. The source inside Haru may not be endless but for now it shows no sign of stopping, and the fact that he is weeping faith and loyalty instead of tears (water!) gives me hope.

ndormerdaily:

Natalie Dormer for Contiki Legends | Behind The Scenes

If someone would cast her and Tom Hiddleston in the same something…

I’m sorry, I can’t finish that sentence because my brain shorted out due to overload.

Played 2,440 times

stompingwhale:

Mashup of desperation because these two will probably never get an official duet (that tiny moment in NEO BLUE BREATHING dun count, brah). 

I included Makoto’s full clip, so Rin’s voice doesn’t pop up right away — apologies! ^^;;;

Previews originally posted by digivice [Makoto] [Rin]

nae-design:

Very cute cookies from Andersen Net, Japan.

Missing scene from Free! Episode 11: Makoto caught Rin at the bottom of the stairs before he went to get Haru, and gave him a tin of these cookies to share with Haru on the flight to Australia.

Miyuki’s smiles around Chris dedicated to gusty-stuff

Okay. *deep breath* About these smiles… at first I was wondering if Miyuki knows he looks at Chris like this. Then I thought, this is Miyuki, so he must know.

I’m still new to Miyuki and his smiles so I could easily be reading this wrong, but it seems to me that these smiles are carefully unguarded—and so, because of that carefulness, still guarded in a way. Like, Miyuki knows Chris is wrapped inside his own careful shield right now and won’t feel the full weight or shine of the smiles, and that’s why he can offer them.

(It’s not that Chris is oblivious or immune; it’s just that he’s inside his own layer of self-protection these days. But it won’t always be like that… And what will you both do then…?)

(Source: hyoubuqueen)

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free

Despite the sharp edges of the sunlight reflecting on and around him and, of course, the looming shadow he’s standing in, I feel hope for Haru here: he’s still looking up instead of down, and he just needs one step forwards to be out of the darkness and into the light…

(Source: moonsterm)

getamongst-it:

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

A Wooden simulation of a water droplet as it impacts a body of water.

[Source]

watched this for a solid 10+ seconds

josephjtoye:

you could be sad about your otp but consider:

  • one making awful breakfast for the other and the other eating it because they appreciate it that much
  • one putting their ridiculous music on in the car and singing along while the other sits in the passenger seat with their head in their hands
  • the two of them going down to the beach and one getting sunburned really badly so the other slathers them with aloe gel when they get home
  • one getting home from work later than the other and stretching out on top of them like a big lazy cat while they sit on the couch in front of the tv
  • one inexplicably bringing home an animal and refusing to drop it at the shelter so they and the other have to take care of it
  • the both of them going out to a park and getting ice cream to sit with and eat on a bench
  • one sending memes to the other while they’re at work so much they turn their phone off in exasperation
  • one giving the other their jacket and not getting it back from the other until it stops smelling like them

Hard to do when you’re sad because one of them is dead.

(Source: guarneretoye)

wickedclothes:

Reclaimed Lightbulb Terrarium

Inside of this reclaimed lightbulb lies sand, seashells, assorted pebbles, and marimo, otherwise known as Japanese moss balls. Marimo, a prized plant in Japan, is grown underwater and requires only low light and water to thrive. Rests on a driftwood base. Sold on Etsy.

Played 23,394 times

brightwall:

So. I know you’ve all been waiting patiently to hear the other Future Fish solo versions… Welp. The bad news is that I can’t give those to you guys yet. The good news is that I can offer you 15 minutes of the solos mixed together into duets to satisfy all of your OTP needs (where the main five are concerned, at least). If you have a NOTP or something you don’t want to listen to then refer to this for listening times:

0:00 Makoto & Haru
1:38 Nagisa & Rei
2:51 Haru & Rin
4:05 Rei & Makoto
5:19 Rin & Nagisa
6:32 Rei & Haru
7:46 Makoto & Rin
9:00 Haru & Nagisa
10:14 Rin & Rei
11:27 Nagisa & Makoto
12:40 Makoto, Haru, & Rin
13:54 All solos mixed together

I had to compress the file a bit so that all fifteen minutes would fit into Tumblr’s 10MB audio upload limit so a slightly better quality can be downloaded here.

If you close your eyes and concentrate you can hear how nerdy and fucking genki Rei is in his solo GOD BLESS.

Enjoy!

(Source: nicovideo.jp)