howtotrainyourdragon:

“Astrid is still a strong feminine character. But she is a little less tomboy and a little more glamorous. Her relationship with Hiccup has evolved.” –Pierre-Olivier Vincent, production designer
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What are your predictions for Eternal Suffering ep10???
Anonymous

wafflesex:

Well, obviously I think we’re going to learn a little bit more about Sousuke and Rin’s past, and with luck find out exactly what caused Sousuke to injure himself. In the preview from last week’s episode, we can see him wearing his Tokitsu team jacket, which might mean we get to see more of what his previous team was like, how he trained, the moment he decided to transfer to Samezuka, etc.. But that’s all the straightforward stuff.

On the flip side, what I’m predicting might happen is Rin will find out one way or another about Sousuke’s injury, either by accident or because Sousuke eventually decides to tell him. So it could be one of two things for me:

1) Samezuka loses the relay, mainly because of Sousuke’s injury, and Rin unfortunately discovers it that way.

2) Sousuke’s forced to leave the relay after making the decision to confess for the sake of saving the outcome of their race.

That being said, I don’t think Samezuka has a chance of winning so long as Sousuke’s condition stays as it is and he decides to still swim in the relay, and if I’m honest, option two seems less likely because it’s obvious Sousuke still really wants to swim; he’s still looking for that something to light up his waters. But, you know, each week has had a few unpredictable twists and turns so we’re just going to have to watch!

… Who’s to say Iwatobi and Samezuka will even place at all?