I mean this in the best way possible but I really hope rick keeps reyna single ... she doesn't need a romance plot
I KNOW ANON !!! Honestly, I hope that Riordan not apply this thing that he did with the rest of his characters about ‘they need a boyfriend/girlfriend a to be happy’ with because he is sending a wrong message to his readers and is not.
While on the other hand … We need more representation of love between girls and Riordan is our hope.
So I've heard that Masashi Kishimoto decided to add the NaruSasu kissing scene "as a joke",or, " to make things funny". But why didn't he stop with just one kissing scene? Why did he decide to give us another one? I feel like Kishimoto wanted everyone to know that he ships this pairing too. Sheesh. What do you think?
I have to be honest here, I think he mainly added it as a joke. While I have no doubts about him ending up
in relationship writing fumble and starting to enjoy making Naruto
and Sasuke interact this intimate with each other, I
disagree with the notion of him trying to show how canon SNS is
through homoerotic jokes.
The kiss happened once in the
original series, but it was played up many times and also used by Studio
Pierrot for certain filler episodes. Due to the genre and the
cultural background, homosexuality was present, but never treated
seriously. In the context of the story, the accidental kiss between
Naruto and Sasuke is merely a joke that is used to repeatedly tease
Naruto. Every time the validity of the kiss is questioned, the
problem doesn’t seem to be the fact that it was an accident, but
that it was “only” a boy. Other instances of using implied
homosexuality for comic relief are
the relationship between Lee and his
sensei, plus their clothes, and
Naruto and Konohamaru surprising
everyone with a refined version of an all-male Sexy Harem Technique,
everything regarding Sai.
So including the genre, the cultural context, and most likely
Kishimoto’s (conservative) editors’ views, I can’t see Kishimoto attempting to canonise SNS through homoerotic jokes, but rather through Naruto’s actions and Sasuke’s responses.
a queer-bait issue. Studio Pierrot is notorious for using queer
baiting. Queer baiting describes people in the media that
intentionally add homoerotic tension between two characters to
attract more liberal and queer viewers, although they won’t let
said characters get ever together.
In this case, they are trying to
attract shippers and fans of SNS, just to deny them later on by not
making them a pairing. Again, their dynamic is set up throughout the
series in a way that the characters and/or creators must constantly
remind us that it’s a joke, or simply on a friendly basis. It’s
problematic since it’s sending the message that gay relationships
are less deep, valuable, and real.
Goes to abandoned houses and claims that every little noise means that is haunted. While walking around he usually tells funny stories, gives good advices, talks about life and so on. Sometimes he vlogs about his tiny garden talking about “Proper care for tomatos” and “the development of Mr,. Potato face”. Everyone knows he’s a fake but they all watch him for his monologues. His comment section is filled with “fake” “this guy is so cute omg” “hey what do you think about this theme…” “how’s captain ketchup doing? you could try planting some lettuce” “hey I got this problem …”. He adresses every single one on video. Sometimes Mob appears as camera man.