(semi anti ending but not tagged as such as its mainly pro, so beware..vv semi tho)
Okay, so I’d reblog your post with a reply but my computer
always freezes up when I do that and try to add pictures and I can barely use
the tumblr app as it is so gaaaah. Plus, I’ve always wanted to make this post debunking everything SNS claim anyways. So here you go. sorry about the wait, i was so lazy..sorry about some shakey images i have GAD
First off, I’d like to say that when I say I am a Naruto
fan, I don’t mean the character. I mean, don’t get me wrong I love Naruto too,
but I am referring to the series. I
genuinely love this series despite all of it’s inconsistencies, I am late on
the band wagon but I prefer that since it allows me to think objectively. SNS
tends to view the series with what I like to call pin hole vision where
the entire series is naruto x sasuke,
they are the center bond because they represent everything the series itself
stands for. They are not together all the time, they haven’t had the healthiest
relationship but they’re the centre bond
because as proven by the first and final battles in the VOE, both at the end of
part 1 and part 2 respectively it’s a ‘it boils down to this’ type of thing.
However, when I say I am anti romantic SNS it does not mean I am anti their
friendship. Do I think its unhealthy? Some aspects of it, yes. Problematic, yes
These are good examples I think. Narutos worst fears early shippuuden
were disappointing his comrades, and this.
Why is is problematic on Narutos side? I’ll cross that bridge when I get
I’d like to mention what naruto as a series stands for, and
always consistently stood for.
‘because we are the same.’
-Narutos first bond, Iruka
‘Konoha o mamoroto tsuyui ishi’
‘strong will to protect the hidden leaf village.’
‘sato wa nanda?’
‘what is a village?’
-sasuke, ill get to it
‘Kono hi no ishi mote oru kagiri kono sato no mono wa subete
kazoku sono mono nanja’
‘as long as one has this will of fire everyone in this
village is family.’
‘Iruka sensei? Nande hito wa hito no tameni inochi o kake-
ah fuck this translation takes too long im sorry omg
‘Iruka sensei why do people risk their lives for other
‘When one person dies, their past , their present and their
future disappears along with them—-those people who die have dreams and
ambitions, but everyone else has something just as important. Parents,
siblings, friends, lovers..those who are dear to them. They trust each other
and help each other—that string gets which connects those people gets stronger
and thicker by time. It’s impossible to explain why, those who hold those
strings just do it, because it’s important to them.’
‘yeah. Somehow it’s clear even to me.’
-Iruka and Naruto when Hiruzen died protecting the village
‘When someone has something they want to protect, their true
power comes along’
It’s because we help
out when they’re in trouble that we can count on them to come running when we
-Shikamaru, about Suna
‘If comrades that you
trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible. That`s
what I believe…’
-kakashi, to obito
I won’t allow my
comrades to die. I’ll protect you with my life. Trust me.
The next generation
will always surpass the previous one. It’s one of the never-ending cycles in
If you don’t share
someone’s pain. You can never understand them.
‘A long cycle of
hatred humans have come to call history’
Just by living, people
hurt others without even realizing it. So long as humanity exists, hate will
also exist. There is no peace in this cursed world. War is just a crime paid
for by the pain of the defeated…
Now there’s something
I understand a little better. Hate, sadness, even joy. To be able to share it
with another person… Naruto Uzumaki. From fighting him I learned that. He
knew pain like I did and then he taught me that you can change your path. I
wish that one day I can be needed by someone. Not as a frightening weapon…
But as the sand’s Kazekage.
People’s lives don’t
end when they die. It ends when they lose faith.
‘ill never let my
comrades die, those words and the conviction behind them are not lies, because
neji was able to store those words in his heart. Brother Neji died! It’s not
just you Naruto, we all hold those words and feelings in our heart.That is what
binds our lives together and makes us comrades. If we all give up those
thoughts and feelings Nejis final act would have been for nothing. And that is
when your comrades truly die.’
The pain of being
alone is completely out of this world, isn’t it? I don’t know why, but I
understand your feelings so much, it actually hurts.
That void is something
that everyone helps you fill. Just because you face adversity and hardships, is
no reason to give up on this world. A person willing to throw away all those
memories… of their friends and comrades, will never find peace of mind.
Resorting to something like that isn’t going to bury that hole. If you
persevere and endure, someone will be there to support you!
-Kakashi, to obito
I love sasuke. I love
all of his bonds, and despite the shit he dealt with in the series he really
does represent the message of the series really well…an atypical antagonist, an
incredibly well written character who fills not only his shoes in the story,
but the shoes of many other characters.
You say Sasuke offered
his food to Naruto because he cares about him and I agree, empathy stems from
care. But going by your argument.
He did wait for her to
wake up, also risking elimination and a halting of his revenge plans.
It’s important noting
that before any of this, their goals were very self centered and none of them
were playing by teamwork..except sasuke, who boasted that he was better than
them to Kakashi, but was still the only one who linked them together, by
feeding naruto and by saying the whole ‘we are a 3 man cell aren’t we?’
That’s another thing I
love about this guy, he really brings people together despite the fact that
does not talk for 98% of the series. Taka developed because of him and so did
A constantly relevant
the first mission
bought light to what their relationships would be like very early on, and also
imprints these guys as personal bonds based on friendship and affection that
sasuke shares, a feat that no one else in the series was able to do aside from
From the tree climbing
exercise that combined their rivalry and their friendship to this moment that
made a grown ass man cry
ENCOUNTER WITH FRIENDS WHO CAN EASE HIM
Though until then he had taken no notice of either love or friendship, after
meeting with Naruto and Sakura Sasuke begins to accept them as nakama, even if
only little by little. In Sasuke’s eyes, before he even noticed it, he and
Naruto became mutual good rivals capable of boosting up each other’s skills -
and also, when his heart was about to be swallowed by Orochimaru’s wicked
cursed seal again, he was rescued by Sakura…
‘as they go on countless
missions together, he sees her strengths and weaknesses and views her as
someone he needs to protect’
↳ Sakura willingly and bravely calms the rampaging Sasuke under
the influence of the cursed seal. Sakura’s heart, thinking of Sasuke, devours
the wicked power.
For Naruto who was considered a failure, Sasuke was more than
guy who got the best grades: he was also the
rival that won Sakura’s heart, for whom Naruto is in love …! That’s why he
always gets annoyed with Sasuke
Sasuke, who only had power for revenge, becomes stronger
because of his companions. His true place would have been a future among them.
Growing distant, towards darkness. The one to appear before
him as he began leave was Sakura. To the back of a Sasuke that tried to avert
from what was being left behind, Sakura desperately conveys her feelings.
Bright and earnest feelings - feelings that did not want to lose Sasuke.
The one who filled his lonely existence with the
emotion called love was Sakura. But, as expected, Sasuke cannot respond to
those feelings. Sasuke was only able to leave a single word of thanks as word
Friendship and love, a future filled with warmth. But as long
as he is there, he cannot make his dream come true. This is why he throws away
a future with his friends. To make dreams of revenge a reality…
As is confirmed by the databook.
Sasuke risked his life for them both, and he would have done
it again no thinking what so ever, partly because he is a selfless person and
also because they already imprinted on his mind. Sasukes relationship with
Naruto is given a rivalry mixed with friendship context early on and my friend
who had 0 to do with naruto burrowed volume one from me and in school while she
was reading asked me if sasuke and sakura end up together, because authorial
context is clear
In fact this scene builds up a very good argument I have for
this ship that I will get to, where we first learn of his entire stance in the
story and sakura is like? Mind you, this was at a time before sasuke ever spoke
about these things to anyone…he made me cry is not something he ever told
anyone other than sakura. She was intuitive to he him, even during the war when she had a feeling he’d start shit up early on.
You could argue he is blushing bc he is embarrassed… but he
has had girls thirsting after him since he was fresh out the womb. ‘he came off
stand offish’ well, yes naturally when a person is suffering from trauma and
survivors guilt they tend to isolate themselves and become reclusive and
irritable. Now, add the fact that the trauma happened at such a young age and
you have a sasuke. But he still, took out the time to say he’s emo (a joke ofc)
The only ‘romantic context’ ever given to Naruto and Sasuke
was the ‘accidental kiss’ which ended up like this
Over the course of the series we see Sasukes attachment to
team 7, in the same context given before. Best friend and rival, girl he feels
protective affection for.
however, the context between
sasusaku was always romanticized
Uk Bluray / DVD Out Today: When Marnie Was There Review
Studio Ghibli, the revered Japanese house of lushly animated dreams, has enjoyed something of a protracted farewell. It’s more than two years since it announced its creative hiatus, with co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata having made their respective final films. But the lovely When Marnie Was There (Studiocanal, U) is, to all intents and purposes, Ghibli’s official farewell. Directed by the nowhere-near-retired Hiromasa Yonebayashi, this gentle, supernaturally tinged tale of young female companionship doesn’t seem as much a work of artistic closure as, say, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, but it’s a suitably wistful, whispery note to go out on.
The bond at its centre, between a lonely orphaned teen and the radiant, ethereally elusive girl who lives across the water, walks a gossamer line between friendship and romance. Though there’s an unearthly streak to the narrative, this is one of the studio’s most honestly human stories, run through with conflicted, bittersweet emotion.
Architect: Paul Rudolph | Completed: 1988 (begun 1987) | Location: 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong | Style/Period: Postmodernism
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