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coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 12:40 pm
Canon: Free!
Pairing: Matsuoka Rin/Nanase Haruka/Tachibana Makoto
Canon Level: Friends

So here's the thing about this trio in my eyes. Makoto and Haru get each other in a way no one else does because they've known each other for forever. They can find understanding and stability in each other, but the things that make their relationship so important to them also make it difficult for them to change their relationship. Rin, on the other hand, inspires large emotions in Haru and has for as long as they've known each other even when they weren't in contact with each other. I think Haru is drawn to Rin's energy and Rin is drawn to Haru's single-minded passion, so it's easy to see how something could develop between them. But I also think that they'd have trouble finding a workable balance to make something long-term actually work. So if you combine Rin and Haru and Makoto, you actually get something that might work surprisingly well. Rin brings energy and a refusal to let either Makoto or Haru get stuck in a rut, Makoto brings levelheadedness and a calming influence for Rin and for Haru, and Haru brings the determination to wholeheartedly commit to both Makoto and Rin and have their relationship work.

Suggested reading:
Happy Household Club by [archiveofourown.org profile] trixiechick
Language Arts by [archiveofourown.org profile] caffeinekitty
Taking the Plunge by [archiveofourown.org profile] doxian
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Monday, March 13th, 2017 07:20 pm
Canon: Free!
Pairing: Matsuoka Rin/Mikoshiba Seijuurou
Canon Level: They're Friendly

Gou and Seijuurou would be adorable together. Seijuurou has a crush on Gou, and Gou would like Seijuurou's muscles. They're both leaders of their respective teams, and they're both good at their positions, so they'd have a similar sense of responsibility and hard work. But Seijuurou's enthusiasm whenever he sees Gou is something that, I think, would brighten her life. Seijuurou would be steadfast in his support of Gou, and Gou would challenge Seijuurou to be better.

Suggested reading:
The Color Red by [archiveofourown.org profile] booksong
Never Saw You Coming by [archiveofourown.org profile] z_athena
Break Out by Anonymous
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Monday, January 23rd, 2017 11:40 pm
Canon: Free!
Pairing: Matsuoka Rin/Yamazaki Sousuke
Canon Level: Best Friends

So I think this is the first time that I've repeated a fandom so far, and rest assured it won't be the last. I can simultaneously ship many, many things. Anyways, I am a big fan of Sousuke and Rin, partly because while I want Rin to be happy I am too deep down the Makoto/Haru hole to ship Rin/Haru. However! I really enjoy Rin and Sousuke too. They're best friends, like Makoto and Haru, but they have such a different dynamic between them. Haru and Makoto work because their personalities and how they relate to the world are complementary in such a way that they can each be the other's port in a storm. Rin and Sousuke are actually very much alike in how they relate to the world. Both are fiercely competitive, and I think part of what draws them to each other is recognizing something of themselves in someone else. And thus their relationship dynamic is one where they drive each other to push harder and get better. It's supportive, but they also don't allow complacency between them. And it's great fun. They're also both great, big saps although you have to dig a little deeper to get to Sousuke's sap than Rin's.

Suggested reading:
told you so by [archiveofourown.org profile] manzana
Wake by [archiveofourown.org profile] feelslikefire
None of This Would Have Happened if it Wasn't for that Australian Girl by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lillian_Hawks
Slow and Steady by [archiveofourown.org profile] ChampagneSly
Strategy Guide to Jankenpon by [archiveofourown.org profile] rikke
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 10:38 pm
Canon: Free!
Pairing: Tachibana Makoto/Nanase Haruka
Canon Level: Best Friends

Makoto and Haru: Best Friends to Lovers. The friends to lovers trope is completely my jam. There are other tropes I love as well, but that one is definitely on my top five. Given how important each of them is to the other, I don't think it's a big jump for them to go from platonic to romantic love. I think the biggest impediment to that sort of relationship is what, if anything, will get one of them to risk upsetting the status quo of their friendship. Like, I can see Makoto as being self-aware enough to realize his feelings but also self-sacrificing enough to not be the one to say something first. I don't believe he'd feel the need to say anything so long as Haru seemed content. Their fight in season two could be seen as counterevidence that he would say something, but I don't know. If Makoto had gone to Tokyo while Haru had stayed in Iwatobi, then physically their relationship would change--e.g. it'd take more effort for them to see each other because they lived far away--but that wouldn't necessarily mean that the relationship itself and their feelings would change, just how that friendship is expressed. And while lot of times a change in expression can lead to the relationship itself changing, it's not inevitable.

Okay, after typing all that out, I think that a forced change of the status quo of the expression of their friendship could lead potentially lead to Makoto confessing (which is why post-canon is great because it delivers that forced change so prettily it practically has a bow on top), but I think it's a decision he'd take a long time to reach. And that it's not a decision he'd be likely to reach at all while still in Iwatobi.

As for Haru, it's not that I think he doesn't feel things deeply so much as he doesn't feel a need to label what his exact feelings are. It'd probably make perfect sense to him that any feelings he has for Makoto are different than those he has for Nagisa or Rei because the way he relates and connects to Makoto is different from the ways he relates to and connects to Nagisa or Rei. So there needs to be something that causes him to examine his feelings more deeply, and that's tricky.

So yeah. I love these two, I love the depth of their relationship and how well they know each other and how comfortable they are with each other.

Suggested reading:
A Momentary Itch by [archiveofourown.org profile] meiface
Home Port by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shimegami
How To Read Your Best Friend by [archiveofourown.org profile] themorninglark
you know where to find me by [archiveofourown.org profile] Recluse
Jealous by [archiveofourown.org profile] catthegreat