.last one :)

i think the thing that bothers me most about sakura hate is this whole “fangirl” thing toward sasuke. 

now start at the beginning of the manga and you can see a girl with a crush on a boy. yes, i agree that her desires at that time didn’t seem the most genuine because it was merely a crush. keep going on though and you see it blossoming time and time again, from his movements to protect her on missions, from his decisions to talk to her even when he didn’t have to, from him praising her analytical capabilities, she could see more of sasuke through his interactions with her; she started to catch a glimpse of the boy behind the uchiha fan and pain attached to that very symbol. she sought to understand him more, she put herself on the line for both him and naruto in the forest of death. yes, you could say she loved both of her teammates but because of the previous implications of her growing crush, her love for sasuke would be more than platonic already, it would be romantic and real love that took time, as real love does. even in the scene of gaara in the form of the shukaku coming directly at sasuke, sakura immediately (without second thought) jumped in the way to protect whom her heart belonged to and this display of selfless love, left gaara aware of it and hurting over it. the hospital scene, tsunade and naruto were both left glimpsing the way sakura’s very being ached for sasuke’s wellbeing. kakashi saw it for years, knew it, commented on it and even called it out to sasuke. sai knew her intentions even when she was giving naruto a false confession. as she made the decision to kill sasuke herself, later when she chose to confess to him again, and even later when she tried with all her might to bring him back from another dimension, her actions still couldn’t be proved as something selfish or as childish as a mere girly fan of a cute unattainable boy. Even years after he was still teaching her so much about himself through his interactions with her and she still coveted understanding him and helping his very soul.

so i guess from the first blush on a pink-haired kuniochi’s face in a classroom seated next to the last of an infamous clan, to a forehead poke so much time later and a daughter whom embodies traits of both mom and dad… it was always sasuke that sakura loved. no infatuation or crush would withstand what her heart willingly went through, for his own sake.

you can say sakura was a fangirl and i agree on some level.
because she was and always has been a fan of sasuke, just the real sasuke, the one he could have been and should have been before all the damage was done so many years ago when a young boy walked in on a murder committed by the very sibling that taught him to love. she knew what he could be given time and she never gave up on him but she did recklessly abandon her own heart just to make sure he would become what he could be.

a crush… it would fade without reciprocation.
yet sakura’s love for sasuke was the forefront of all her actions, unending.

she was the one who saved his lonely existence with the emotion called love. kishimoto himself showed it, said it, and spent years trying to convey it. 

she was a lot of things to sasuke, but sakura was not a fangirl.

As not only a fan of Star Wars, but a huge proponent of using real film for photography, I am always excited to see those who also side on the tangible medium vs. the digital. @rcjohnso is one of those folks who has a passion for the real visceral imagery that only comes from shooting with 35mm stock!

In this case, at Star Wars Celebration, he used “an old Leica M6, shooting with Ilford 3200 stock” and the results, as you might expect, are magical!!!

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