dust spinner

We know next to nothing against the Sandaime Kazekage and yet he’s one of the coolest kage to exist. Like, as a person, not as puppet for whom Sasori may or may not have held an unhealthy fondness. I mean:

- aesthetically pleasing design

- considered the strongest Kazekage ever by his own people

- either they loved him so much or had so high an opinion of his strength that they didn’t believe he was dead for years and kept searching the desert for him

- they reluctantly elected a Yondaime Kazekage (Rasa) but still kept searching for their Sandaime

- he reverse-engineered Magnet Release by watching the One-Tails and created his own Iron Sand technique, the most feared weapon in Suna’s history

- was his Magnet Release a kekkai genkai or did he teach himself how to use it by combining wind and earth chakra natures without the benefit of a bloodline? I want to believe the latter since he reverse-engineered the technique, and that makes his accomplishment all the more impressive

- he could render puppets unusable by clogging their joints with sand and could bypass chakra shields with his Iron Sand

- he could turn other people’s weapons against them with his Magnet Release and form makeshift weapons of his own out of his Iron Sand

- when revived by Orochimaru with Edo Tensei in the anime, he is unimpressed with what Sasori did with his body (turning it into a puppet) and equally unimpressed with Edo Tensei

- he declares, “I am the Sandaime Kazekage. I am not your pawn,” and proceeds to actually break free from Orochimaru’s control and release himself from the Edo Tensei, leaving Orochimaru to face Sasori and Deidara’s attacks alone

- so savage

- he’s like ‘you raised me from the dead to defend you? think again. I’m not fighting for you even if it is against my own murderer’

- won’t even engage in a zombie grudge match because he’s so disgusted by Orochimaru

- just nopes out of there like breaking Edo Tensei is nbd

- leaves Orochimaru to get slammed by several tons of iron sand and dozens of exploding clay birds

- ur fave could never

- and he wasn’t even given a canonical name

The first time I read the Beka Cooper books I was really unsure about Farmer. I felt like their romance really came out of no where and it didn’t make sense to me. I was still angry about Rosto, to be honest. While I still feel like it’s very rushed, I now have a lot of feelings about their relationship. I think that they are really well suited for each other. Farmer likes all of the things about Beka. He doesn’t like her in spite of being a dog, or quiet, or talking to dead people via pigeons and hanging out in dust spinners, he loves her because of it. And Beka enjoys all the sides of Farmer, and recognizes that he isn’t just funny or serious or a great mage, but he is all of those things together and she can see past all of his layers instead of getting stuck on one like everyone else in his life.

I just am having a lot of Farmer feels. I like how they acknowledge each other as full humans and enjoy all aspects of one another.