naruto is all about all your hard work meaning nothing in the end

I’m almost too lazy to make this post because God it’s just so self explanatory but my loyalty to Temari runs too deep so here goes: 

They did exactly what I called they were gonna do and made her an over aggressive nagging house wive. This is why I complained over and over again three years ago when I saw they had moved her to Konoha because I KNEW someway somehow they were going to subject her character to this. They want her to be Yoshino 2.0 even though that’s NEVER been who she is because “lmao get it Shikamaru is just like his dad! Parallels!!”. They don’t take the time to think about how her character would actually react because none of that matters now - she exists solely to be Shikamaru’s wife. 

Some people are crying “abuse!” at what she did but I don’t really want to go there tbh. It’s very clear that in the Naruto universe things we find abusive are just par for the course. Calling out Temari in this instance would require we call out basically ever other female character which is not realistic. Domestic violence in Naruto is always played for laughs which is obviously fucked up but not something I think it’s fair to fault the characters for as we’re not intended to see it as abusive (even though realistically it is). No, what I really take issue with is the fact that being an overbearing and strict mother/wife is basically all Temari is given to do. 

This woman was born in one of the most fucked up situations of any character we see. He father was a walking human disaster, her mother was dead, and her youngest brother had a nasty habit of slaughtering anyone who looked at him the wrong way. She has always been strong and confident but throughout the series she softens considerably as she learns caring is not a weakness. She is a better diplomat than either of her brothers and remains calm and collected in even the tensest of situations. Her dynamic with Shikamaru has always been one of mutual respect and understanding which is what makes their relationship work so well (and IMO better than any of the canon relationships we got). Yes, Temari is a take no shit kind of person who probably WOULD chastise her son for his pitiful behavior - but not in the way we’re shown. In Boruto her parenting method basically amounted to “I’m just going to hit you and intimidate you until you get the picture and ultimately just end up listening to your cooler nicer wiser dad.” She doesn’t actually say anything of significance to Shikadai at all - that is reserved entirely for Shikamaru as he’s the influential one in their sons life. Temari is just there to be the ol’ ball-and-chain ~what a drag~ mom whose only dominion is the house she is confined to. THEN there’s the fact that Temari refusing to make dinner inevitably meant neither Shikamaru nor Shikadai could eat - as if a grown man could not make his own dinner and HAD to have his wife do it because it’s her domestic ~duty~. This is extra and dramatic but it actually makes me sick that they’re doing this to her. After everything she went through she would have something worthwhile to add to the conversation other than “bah you’re too easy on him I’m going to withhold meals to prove a point!!!”. She doesn’t treat her brothers like this and they’re consistently shown to value her opinion because her opinion is worth hearing. 

Temari played a crucial role in Suna politics prior to the end of the series. She sat on the council and came with Gaara to all the kage summits/meetings. She was one of the best kunoichi in the series just brimming with potential and strength and ferocity. During the war I began to get annoyed with how much they were making her revolve around Shikamaru’s character because after a certain point basically all her dialogue was in relation to him. That’s when I knew things were about to take a hard left turn for shits-ville and boy was I right. In chapter 700 ALL we see her doing is sitting in a house chastising her son and serving her brothers tea before they head out to a kage meeting without her. We don’t get any indication that she’s still affiliated with Suna, hell we don’t even get any indication that she’s still a ninja. In the boruto manga/movie she doesn’t interact with her siblings ONCE and is not with them in the pit with all the other Kage/advisors. I was happy to see she still had her fan but other than that I left highly unimpressed. Now in the anime she is ONCE AGAIN pictured in a house, serving people drinks and nagging away as if that’s all she’s good for anymore. I know it was played as a joke but that’s exactly what makes me so mad - her character has become nothing more than a trope meant to appeal to the lowest common denominator. The nagging housewive angle truly is the lowest hanging fruit but studio peirrot really could not resist could they.

Nevermind the fact that it would have been way funnier had they subverted the whole “why did you marry such a strict woman” thing by having Shikadai side with his mom instead, saying something to the effect of “why did you marry such an unmotivated slacker”. Can we stop treating Temari like she’s just an overly aggressive loaded gun that’s just one mistep away from going off. I mean I genuinely love Shikatema but I do not think the Boruto anime understands Shikatema. Part of me still wishes they just hadn’t got together because they don’t actually feel like “them” when they’re portrayed like this. No one is being respected as a character. 

Anyway all this to say I’m basically done with the Boruto anime now. I might still watch the next couple of episodes because curiosity is gonna get the better of me but emotionally I have severed all connections. It just comes down to the fact that I cannot handle them so grossly mischaracterizing characters that I have loved since I was 11 years old. I actually don’t mind the new gen when they’re on their own but every damn time they show one of the original characters they manage to fuck them up in some way. We see it with Temari, with Naruto, with Yamato, with Sakura. Hell I can’t stand Sasuke and even I’m mad about what they did to him post chapter 699. I am never going to like the new gen characters more than the original cast so if watching Boruto means seeing them get completely decimated then I’m not gonna watch it. Simple as that. Naruto being an absent father is the worst crime but I have no doubt they’ll continue to top that in future episodes. 

title: the council
rating: T
summary: sarada uchiha is not one to be played.
author’s note: nothing can convince me that sarada isn’t the perfect balance of strong and sarcastic. she is the sasusaku lovechild.
disclaimer: i don’t own naruto, or any of it’s characters. all rights reserved to tv tokyo, shonen jump and kishimoto.
ps: am i supposed to capitalize the word sharingan? and the names of justus? the world may never know.


It’s true enough that she had her mother’s spirit—her slight akin for kindness and softness under her stone cold, black exterior. She had Sakura’s aptness and almost desperate need to want to heal and protect her loved ones, but she had always been her father’s daughter through and through.

From her hair to her eyes; from the way she hated anything over the top to the way she couldn’t stomach anything remotely sweet; from the way she was born a prodigy to the way everyone seemed to think she took up after Itachi.

Like her uncle, Sarada was a genius and the combination of her sharp eyes and mind let her see the shinobi world for what it truly was and it left her torn; a formidable ninja with the heart of a pacifist. She didn’t mind taking the medical route, but her Uchiha pride and blood didn’t allow to be anything less than the best ninja around town, nothing less than the best for those she loved. 

The love from an Uchiha is a love like no other; it’s deeper, louder, more intense, and not to be handed out lightly. There were few people Sarada could say she truly loved in the world—she didn’t dare extend it beyond her teammates and family. But the love she had for those select few ran deep to her very core and she vowed to herself to do nothing less than protect them until the day she died. She wouldn’t stand for anyone attempting to harm her loved ones, nor did she stand for any slander against them.

So when an elder of the Konoha council seethed about the dangers of the Uchiha and the threat they posed to village, Sarada didn’t blink twice at controlling her temper (she was Sakura and Sasuke’s child after all—she had a tempered unmatched by the most jealous and vengeful of gods).

“What did you just say?” Tone dangerously low, eyes all but barely open as she squinted in the direction of voice that had dared to insult her clan, her family.

Most would agree that a sixteen year old had no business attending a meeting for the clan heads and other important officials and notable shinobi of a major powerhouse in the allied nations. Except if that sixteen year old year girl was a clan head herself, the Captain of the Police Force and the strongest kunoichi of the newest generation of Konoha ninja.

Sarada sat at the lefthand most corner of the round table, to her right, Naruto sat loud and proud at the head of the table, Hanabi Hyuga to her left. Heads of other important Konoha clans sat in succession, followed by military leaders, ANBU captains, research division heads, Granny Tsunade, and the village elders.

The meeting had been called to discuss village security, given the staggering amounts of missing and dead ninja reports on top of requests for ninja escorts and guards from surrounding towns. Hanabi suggested stationing more Hyuga around the borders, to potentially foresee and prevent future attacks or suspicious activity. As head of investigation and interrogation, Ino suggested that Naruto send recon squads to spy and gather further information. Tsunade claimed they ought to focus on the barely living ninja that had been brought back to the hospital in shreds. Naruto listened intently, alarmed at the situation, but content that the group in front of him had such wonderful ideas. Until one of the elders opened their mouths.

“If you want Konoha to be safe, Hokage-sama, I say that you need to start with protecting people from the inside,” Lady Choi grunted. The gray haired woman was nearing 97 years old, but had the sass of a surly nineteen year old. In all there were five elders on the board, Lady Choi and her brother Meno by far the most conservative of the bunch.

“How do you suggest we do that, Lady Choi?” Naruto asked. Old people were never exactly his thing, but dealing with Lady Choi was like dealing with an angry Tsunade—not something he preferred to do.

“If you want this village to be safe, you ought to purge it of internal dangers. Start by getting rid of those murdering ministers in the Uchiha complex. That family has brought nothing but pain and torture to this village for years.”

Eyes at the round table went wide. While Lady Choi was conservative and snarky in conversation, she remained an elder, and few chose to openly reply to her with the same amount of sarcasm and sass that she dished out. Except for Sarada Uchiha.

“Excuse me?” She snarled. “What did you just say?”

Onyx eyes stay fixated on the old woman across the room. Exactly who did this raisin think she was?

“You heard me, child. Those damned Uchiha are the reason for half of the attacks on this village. Hokaga-sama, just how many times have we had rogue ninja sneak past border security looking for that cursed sharingan? They’re murders, a danger to the people of Konoha, and a threat to our security.”

“Murderers? And what do you call our Assassination ANBU unit? I suppose they’re a bunch of holy purgers, correct?” Sarada’s voice dripped sarcasm, her knuckles becoming whiter the harder she gripped on to the table.

“They’re given orders,” Choi retorted, “Those Uchiha kill at their own free will. Itachi Uchiha nearly killed his entire clan, what makes you—”

“Shutup.” Sarada’s voice ripped through the room at a dangerously low octave. All eyes on her, she stood up from her chair, hands firmly on the table, it took all of her strength not to activate mangekyou and end the old woman across from her.

“Who do you think you’re talking to, child? Show some respect.

If there was one thing Sarada hated in the world more than anything, it was being called a child. She had worked far too hard to be diminished to such a status. Her pride wouldn’t let her.

“This child is the head of the Uchiha clan.” she seethed. “You shut your mouth about my uncle, lady. He is not a murderer—”

“Where is your respect? I am a village elder, you ought to be arrested for talking to me like this.”

“Arrested? You’d think you’d know something for being an elder—you can’t arrest the Captain of the Police Force, grandma.”

Choi’s eyes went wide. “This is the new Police Captain, Hokage-sama?” she accused Naruto, bewildered that the youngest Uchiha held such a powerful title. “No matter, insolent child. You ought to have respect for—”

Respect is earned, not handed out like blankets in the winter,” dangerously dark eyes bore through the old woman, “You seem to be the only one not knowing who you’re dealing with here. Tch, you’d think for being as old as you are, you’d know basic social rankings around here.”

Sarada pushed back her chair and crossed her arms. “Village elders sit on a board, thrice removed from the right hand of the Hokage. On par with Clan Heads, first behind the Chief of the Medical Corp, second to the ANBU Black Ops, and third to and furthest removed from the Chief of Police,” she spat, “You’re a nothing but a political figurehead—you advise the Hokage and provide him with a primary source of historical events, but by no means do you have nearly as much power as anyone else at this table. In fact, any nominations or proposals you make and be checked and vetoed by Tsunade-sama, ANBU and me.

The room fell even more quiet than before. Some were shocked, others like Hanabi and Tsunade sat comfortably with a small grin on their face. To Sarada’s right, Naruto sat with his hands folded, chin resting in his palms with a signature grin settled on his face; the three of them had the same thought—just like Sakura.

“Say what you want about power,” Choi retorted. “That’s all you Uchiha are after anyway. I’ve seen too many rogue Uchiha in my lifetime and mark my words you’ll end up just like that monster Itachi, killing off his entire clan and—”

“Because you told him to,” Sarada roared. “If you’re going to talk about my uncle then tell the truth. You and your band of elders are the very people who ordered Itachi Uchiha to kill his family. You told a fifteen year old boy that the only way to save the village was by murdering his family and I’ll be damned if you think I’m going to sit here and let you spread lies about him. He is not a monster and the Uchiha are not murderers. Mind you we built this village—I will not sit here and let you spread lies about my family.”

Then Sarada did the unimaginable; leaned forward, grabbed Choi by her collar and brought her to her level.

“You mark my words: the Uchiha are not your pawns. If you think you can control and manipulate me and then conflate my story to fit your twisted beliefs, then you’re dead wrong. I am my uncle’s niece, my father’s daughter, but I am not the summation of their actions. I will tell their stories but don’t you dare try and tell mine. If you even so much as dare to tell the smallest lie about my family ever again, I’ll show you exactly what happened, so you won’t forget it,” sharingan swirling, Sarada let the old woman go, standing upright again.

“Am I understood?” the blood red of her sharingan piercing through Choi’s mind. Sarada hadn’t dared to activate a jutsu, but the proximity and sight of the legendary doujutsu had been enough to shut Choi’s mouth.

In the tradition of the Uchiha, Sarada leaned forward again, daring and unsatisfied, “I said, am I understood?”

Lady Choi inhaled sharply, looking at the ninja in front of her and around the room. When it was clear to her that not even the other elders were going to defend her, she hesitantly met the red eyes in front of her and nodded gravely, “Yes, Captain.”

With a satisfied smirk, Sarada brushed off her flak jacket and took her seat again, turning to Naruto as if to say she was ready for the meeting to resume.

The blonde Hokage gave his goddaughter a reassuring smile, and looked to Tsunade who had the same look on her face—Sarada Uchiha was most definitely her father’s daughter.

SasuSaku Festival 2017
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Day 11- CEO x Assistant
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Title
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Summary: AU- Sasuke is left alone to solve a formula for a new medicine, and is surprised when he finds out that he’s got some company.
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A/N: Okay, I think this will be the last fic I’ll write for the SS Fest. There are still 3 themes to go, but there’s also the SS Month coming up, and since you guys don’t seem to be enjoying this very much, then I think I’ll start the preparations so I don’t take too long to finish like last year. Anyway, I tried to make something more realistic and light, and I hope you guys enjoy it! Please, tel me what you think, and have fun!
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The numbers weren’t matching. He had tried every single math operation he knew, tried to balance the results and solve the equations, yet nothing seemed to work out. The light coming from that computer’s screen was starting to irritate his dark, tired eyes, and as he rested his hand over his mouth, the young businessman was starting to lose faith in himself.

It was already long past the time to go home, but Uchiha Sasuke decided not to leave his office until all the work was done. Necktie already forgotten, two buttons loosened and coat already hanging somewhere in his office, Sasuke struggled trying to finish his job before being allowed a good rest. As requested by his older brother, he needed to verify the formulas of a new medicine their company was developing, and even if he’d normally solve these kind of problems in a blink of an eye, that formula was just getting the best of him.

His head hurt like hell, the bags under his eyes were growing deeper and his breathing alternated from deep inhales to moments of pure relaxation. Sasuke had already lost count of the amount of coffee he had already drunk, and at that moment, as he stared at his empty mug, he knew he could not go on without that hot supply.

“ Screw this.” He scoffed, as he forcefully pushed himself up from his chair, ready to refill his mug. At that moment, he couldn’t care less if he had already had too much. He needed more coffee. He also needed to sleep, but work seemed to be more important than that.

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Prompt / Request: ShikaTema Belated Realisations

Anonymous said:

I have been wanting someone to write this for ages, and I love the way you write… Are you up for a different ship? Remember when Temari was confused about Shikamaru'a request that she go with him to the hot springs room. I imagine him on his own at home no longer flustered by the whole miscommunication and finally realizing that Temari essentially said yes to sleeping with him. He can’t sleep for the rest of the night because his brain won’t shut up…

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peachy34  asked:

Can I request some sfw relationship head canons and gifs with Kankuro (obvi❤️) and for Viktor of Yuri! On ice Thaaank you guys, I love you guys so much!❤️❤️

The GIFS are going to be a separate post, otherwise this post would be way too long. But I had so much fun writing for Viktor I forgot how amazing he was. :) ~Admin Shadow

Kank is King, yoo. ~Admin Marx

Viktor Relationship Headcanons

Originally posted by umbrella-kun

• One of the biggest advantages about having Viktor as a boyfriend is that he is very touchy-feel so if you’re one of those people who is nervous about initiating anything he has you covered. Any opportunity he can or when you are least expecting it, Viktor will be grabbing you and pulling you close. He loves giving hugs and Viktor is very tall so he often will whisper some sweet nothings in your ear, or at rare moments he might say something sexy.

• Viktor never means to do this, but he tends to make promises a lot and doesn’t always make good on them. So if you are someone who would take offense to someone forgetting a promise, you should probably end things with him because it’s just going to end up in tears or fighting. Of course, he does love surprising people, it’s something he’s famous for, so at the most unlikely of moments he will sometimes come through. If he’s aware he maybe made the promise awhile ago and never did anything, expect him to work hard to make up for it.

• Even if you are in a relationship, Viktor can’t really curb his outing habits, so if you aren’t into that it might be hard to deal with. He always insists on going out drinking usually one night a week – he’s a man that has to be on the scene from time to time. Viktor is usually hellbent on dragging you out with him, and will act unaffected if you decline, but he is extremely hurt. He likes taking you out and having his arm wrapped around you; what can he say, he’s a proud boyfriend. Though, he isn’t the best at stopping himself or slowing down on his drinking if he’s having a good time, so he has to nurse a hang over the next day and can be a little cranky for the first few hours of the morning.

• His greatest weakness by far is food. If you know how to cook, he will literally think you’re perfect. He is always insisting on helping you make good, hardy meals that just fill you up. If you don’t have time for a lavish dinner, then he usually begs about going out to eat. He literally has no fear about trying new food, and will attempt to make you try a little bit of every different thing he orders because he wants you to be a food critic with a wide palette.

• But above all things, Viktor is highly supportive and will always push you to better yourself in life. He refuses to see you be too complacent, and will really try to convince you to take advantage of new opportunities or a promotion in your career. He will always have your back, and he can be very convincing if you seem to be very resilient to his ideas of bettering yourself or making yourself stronger.

Kankuro Relationship Headcanons

Originally posted by justkankuro

• Kankuro expresses his affection through teasing. It’s never his intention to be demeaning but playful; he can also take a bit of ribbing himself if it’s from someone he holds close to him like you or his siblings. As such, he expects you to not take him very seriously because despite the arguably stricter teachings of Suna, he recognizes that it’s still important to get your laughs where you can given how serious and all-consuming the role of a ninja can be.

• Kankuro gets really excited for festivals and he’s found that Konoha’s are particularly fun. If neither of you have prior obligations he’s more than willing to make the trip to Konoha just so you can attend them. It’s the busy, bright atmosphere of the summer night life he’s really into. Despite being fairly good with money, something about these sorts of events just makes it flow like water through his hands. He’ll try to win you at least one large prize or three small ones and it’ll take both hands to drag him away from the game booths.

• Whether you want to join with friends and make a not-quite-group-date or just make it a “just-you- two” event is something he’ll leave up for you to decide. If you’re more comfortable inviting colleagues to join up with while going out, he’s cool with that, and he’s also cool with it being exclusive.

• Despite his easygoing and teasing nature, he becomes stony and confrontational the second he sees that you’re being bullied or harassed by someone. That’s only if you *are* feeling uncomfortable and obviously need some back-up, though. If you seem to be fine and able to handle it yourself, he won’t intervene because he doesn’t want to be overbearing and risk getting accused of such by Temari. If it’s clear you do need help, he will *immediately* confront the people bothering you and tell them to piss off. In reality it’s just a front and he dislikes needless fighting, but his glare and tone usually send people scurrying regardless.

Parallel in Sakura Hiden and Gaiden?

MAJOR SPOIL ALERT! If you have not read the Sakura Hiden novel by Tomohito Osaki, and wish for it to remain unspoiled, TURN BACK NOW.

Do not repost on other websites, thank you. 

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In Sakura Hiden, we can appreciate Sakura for depending on her own strength. It actually seems that the novel’s goal is to put to rest all of Sakura’s weak stereotypes.

I’ll be the first to acknowledge Sakura’s previous weaknesses in the manga. However, like with almost every other central character in Naruto, Sakura is a dynamic character which means she undergoes change throughout the plot of the story. She develops and evolves as a character and weakness has become one thing that Sakura is not.

“’You’re deluded if you think a drug can make you stronger,’ Sakura said. ‘People get stronger by making it through tough times. They move up one step at a time, aiming for the sky,’ (135)

As the novel transpires we come to see this as the central message. However, for SasuSaku fans, there seems to be an exciting revelation in this novel besides the evolution of Sakura.

“’Sakuraaaaa!’ Ino yelled. ‘We’re here to save you!’

In that moment, something suddenly broke through the roof of the storehouse and came shooting out into the sky above.

A human figure with fist thrust into the air—what came shooting out was Sakura, her entire body colored with chakra.  

‘Sakura?’ Ino cried out wildly from the back of the bird.

Sai blinked hard. ‘Weird. We’re supposed to be here to save her’” (132).

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“Sakura killed her upward momentum, landing right next to the storehouse before leaping off to put some distance between herself and the building.

Sai and Ino slid off the bird and hit the ground very close to Sakura.

‘Are you okay?’ Ino asked.

‘Yeah, basically. But how did you guys know I was here?’

‘We strung up one of Kido’s subordinates. Although seeing how things have turned out, I guess you were okay by yourself.’ Sai grinned widely” (132-133).

Sai and Ino come to Sakura’s rescue to find that she’s more than capable of rescuing herself. This right here is key for reasons to be explained momentarily.

Sakura, Ino, and Sai end up facing Kido’s tailed-beast subordinates, Sakura even saving the both of her teammates during the squabble. Sakura even takes the initiative in the team and the other two proceed with her plan. Leading Kido away from his partner, Sakura even continues to face him and his clones alone.

The whole time that Sakura is away from them, Sai and Ino worry about her well-being:

Sai remarks to Ino in their battle with Magire, “‘We have to finish this quickly and get to Sakura,’” (149).

“‘We have to hurry up and get to Sakura,’ Sai said, and returned the two giants to ink,” (156).

After Ino and Sai’s battle, Naruto, Kakashi, and Hinata likewise show up to offer their support, also concerned for their pink-haired friend.

As their battle transpires, Kido transforms himself with the Tailed Beast chakra capsule and the battle precedes to be very difficult and it’s almost impossible for Sakura to overpower Kido in his current state. He taunts her with Sasuke, pushing on her feelings which unfortunately for Kido, actually fuels her strength. Not to spoil the battle, but there are several points in which Sakura almost meets her end. However, it is her feelings for Sasuke that drive her.

“‘It’s obvious, isn’t it?’ Sakura said. ‘I want to take you down. I won’t let you make a drug or anything out of Sasuke’s eyes. And I’m not letting you make the Tailed Beast drug either. I won’t let you build your military company. That feeling—my feelings—they haven’t changed! So I’ll face off against you, however many times it takes!’

So I’ll tell Sasuke how I feel however many times it takes!” (162).

If you were like me reading this part, you were probably like… Where the F is Sasuke?! When the hell is he going to show up and save her? Well my friends, he doesn’t rescue Sakura. Want to know why? She doesn’t need saving. This is her big moment and quite frankly if anyone would have showed up during this fight to take the victory away from her, I’d probably be pissed about it later.

And finally the credit she deserves:

“‘Sorry we’re late,’ Kakashi said.

‘You manage okay, Sakura?’ Naruto asked.

‘Yeah. Somehow.’

‘Nice work taking him down alone,’ Kakashi said, looking at Kido,” (171).

Now, if you’ve read the novel, you’ll remember the whole reason Kido abducted Sakura in the first place, was to lure Sasuke to the village. Obviously Kido thought that his attempt on Sakura’s life would make Sasuke’s eyes react in the same way every Uchiha’s eyes change when they lose a loved one. Sakura even says to Kido that he’s a fool if he thinks Sasuke will show up to save her.

And she was right, he didn’t save her. However, our little Sasuke does show up after all and finishes off the rest of Kido’s anbu subordinates, placing them under a genjutsu. It seems that Sasuke had been just a little worried about her in the end. To all SasuSaku fans’ disappointment, she only catches just a glimpse of him and he’s off.

“After not reacting at all to this whole thing, practically telling them to handle it themselves, Sasuke came back in the end. She was happy to know this.

On his way back to the village, Sasuke came across the Anbu members cloaked in Tailed Beast chakra. If he used the sharingan, he could read his opponent’s memory.

So he probably read the memory of one of the Anbu there. So when he learned about the decisive battle fought by Sakura and the others against Kido, he took in the fact that Kido’s chakra suddenly dropped, and figured out that these Anbu were fleeing the village.

If the big boss Kido had been defeated, then there was nothing left for him to do. He would go back to his journey” (176).  

This is the most important part of this entire novel in my opinion. Sasuke shows up to get rid of Kido, only to find out that Sakura (Not Kakashi. Not Naruto) had already taken care of it. 

Starting to sound familiar, yet?

Ah, that’s right. In Gaiden, Sasuke says that when they get there, things might already be taken care of.

Since when did he have so much faith in Sakura? HELLLOOO! When Sasuke stopped his ‘traveling’ (wherever that was) and hightailed it back to Konoha, he found that Sakura had indeed taken care of herself and defended her own.

And if we know anything about Sasuke, it’s that he respects strength. Sakura has proven herself to him. She has finally proven that she can take care of herself. Bravo, Sakura.

Sasuke is remembering this when he defends his wife to Orochimaru. Is anyone else making this connection besides me?

Sakura Hiden has been a disappointment to many SasuSaku fans, but this actually fills in some grey areas of their relationship. It was in Hiden that Sasuke came to this astonishing appreciation of his future wife’s power.

It is in Gaiden, where he remembers and then openly relays that appreciation to Orochimaru.

SasuSaku, everyone.

bc @blanket-fictions complained about a lack of neji and @okashiras asked about sakura’s pov in all of this

like most monday nights, sakura found herself out with ino, a pitcher of sangria between them as they talked smack and vented and did what they did. on this particular evening, ino insisted sakura open tinder, the dating app she’d forced her to download nearly a month ago, so that they could look at some of the profiles together.

“but this is dumb,” sakura complained.

“what’s dumb?”

looking up, sakura and ino found tenten already sitting at their table. behind her, neji was slowly approaching. “honestly, tenten, there’s a cocktail bar some blocks from here that i’ve heard great things about,” neji muttered, eyeing the little spills on the table that sakura and ino had made with utter disdain.

“what’s the matter, neji?” ino asked. “this place not good enough for your prissy ass?”

“now, now,” tenten interrupted, “leave my boyfriend’s ass out of this.”

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Note: Sorry for any massive mistakes that might be present. Looking for a beta reader to go through and fix the various errors in the whole series! This is the second to last chapter. Look forward to the conclusion where everything finally gets resolved and comes to a close.

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Run Him

Disclaimer & Masterpost 

Summary: Naruto never thought that he would miss the days of rescuing cats, but a month following the end of the Fourth Shinobi War, he learns a new appreciation for the word “boredom”. Which is why when the former members of Team 8 arrive one morning and announce they are taking him on an outing, he practically drags them out of the building before they get the words out.

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anonymous asked:

Tobirama as a dad? Throughout the years i guess

Tobirama Senju

•Ridiculously overprotective father, doesn’t matter at what age. Babyproofs the shit out of his house. Watches his baby like a hawk. Literally, the second the baby starts crawling, Tobirama loses it. There are so many ways a baby can hurt themselves??? Every little possible situation just gives him anxiety. He would rather keep the baby in the crib all day to completely avoid any potential accidents. Or when he’s holding his baby, he doesn’t let them crawl 2 feet away from him before pulling them back into his lap. He just worries too much. He’s not that good with babies tbh

•He’s always going to be busy with work, whether he’s Hokage yet or not. So it’s likely he won’t have much time for his newborn baby. It sucks, but that’s just how it is. It’s a big downside to Tobirama starting a family, because he’s married to his work at times. Which he quickly regrets, because he knows he needs to be there for his baby during their early years, and can’t leave everything to his s/o. His baby needs a father

•A lot of the time spent with his baby is Tobirama helping them learn to walk or talk. Basically helping them grow. Imagine Tobirama walking with his baby around the house, holding their arms up as they slowly stroll around. So cute

•As they grow older, Tobirama still tries to be there for them, but duty calls. The village is paramount. He’ll have his child with him at the office on slow days though, but they have to be careful not to mess with his paperwork or he gets annoyed

•It’s around this age that Tobirama will train them, if they wish to be trained. He’s just as hard on them as he would be one of his students, maybe even harder

•Tobirama can’t stand their “rebellious” teenage years. Or the phase where they might be distant and isolated, refusing to talk to their parents. Tobirama is so used to being on top of everything that the moment he thinks he’s not keeping thorough tabs on his kid, he gets all paranoid. HE JUST HAS TO MONITOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE THAT’S HOW HE IS. But his child can’t really get away with sneaking around anyway, since Tobirama supervises them at all times, even when he’s in his office. You’re not likely to get away from a sensor like Tobirama. He follows their movements wherever they go in the village because he knows their chakra so well. Is it a little maniac? Sure. But Tobirama gets that way when it comes to his family

•Oooo Tobirama would get into soooo many arguments with his kid if they really were the rebellious, stubborn type. If they have his genes, they’re bound to inherit that personality anyway, and they’re also prone to arguing. “Just like your father,” people would probably say. But Tobirama denies it. Would blame it on his s/o tbh, like “They get that from your side of the family”

•At the end of the day though, he knows he can’t be too hard on his kid. He wants them to grow up strong and rational, and to know how to make the right decisions, hence why he’s so tenacious with their upbringing. But you’ll often find him coming home from a long day at work, and wanting nothing more than to spend time with his child. When they’re younger, it’s picking them out of their crib and holding them in his arms. When they’re older, it’s coming into their room to check up on them, ask about their day, offer to train or spar. Which means a lot, since Tobirama rarely has free time. The fact he’s willing to spend that free time on family, and not catch up on work, says a lot

How I fell in love with Sakura  Haruno

This is going to be very long, but it’s very important to read especially if you’re a hater.


I started Naruto pretty late despite years of recommendations. It took me total 25 days (I counted) to watch complete Part 1 and 2 and catch up with Manga. During this time, I didn’t check out any Naruto fan sites or met any Naruto fan over the internet. I didn’t even know how Naruto fandom worked, what they liked or disliked about this series or characters. So my feelings and impressions of all Naruto characters were completely pure and uninfluenced. Keeping that in mind, I want you guys to know what I felt about heroine of this series Sakura Haruno without knowing what anybody else thought about her.

Starting off with the very first arc, I was surprised to find out that she was the main girl of the series, because she appeared very…. ordinary… and average. I didn’t take her crush on Sasuke seriously and didn’t care much about her character. When I finished first arc and my friend asked me how the series was going, here’s what I told her:


“Naruto is awesome. Sasuke is really cool. And Sakura is the most useless ninja ever.

Believe me those were my exact words. And my friend was kind enough to not to spoil anything and just said:


“She gets better.”


Fast forward to forest of death, the episode “Sakura Blossoms” left me unsatisfied. I appreciated that she tried to protect her team and all but all she could manage was cut her hair and get beaten up. (Just a reminder, these were my very first and raw thoughts as a new fan. My opinions changed, of course, drastically.) Despite all this, I was very surprised when Sakura hugged Sasuke from behind and calmed him down. That’s when I thought, “wow, this “crush” shit looks pretty serious”.


There were moments where Sakura annoyed me. I was annoyed when she constantly bugged Sasuke about his mark. I was annoyed whenever she would act mean to Naruto. And I always had this desire to urge Naruto do something to make her respect him. I mean Sakura was like never impressed by Naruto!


Sakura vs Ino was really good though, and in this fight I also realized that Sakura could be hard on Naruto sometimes but she never really hated him. I was really moved by the bond Sakura and Ino developed after their fight. Their friendship inspired me.


The next time I noticed her was when she attended to Sasuke in the hospital after he got his ass kicked by Itachi. I was a bit taken aback when an asshole a cold guy like Sasuke was letting her feed apples and hug him. By that time I was certain that Sakura is one stubborn girl who doesn’t know when to back off.


Her love confession on the night Sasuke left was a big surprise. I didn’t even think it was that serious. I was like, “You’re 12, what could you possibly know about love?” And Sasuke’s “Thank you” gave me the impression that he too felt something about her in his heart. Another surprise.


I’d be honest here. From the end of part one and until after Pain’s arc in part two, all I really cared to know about Sakura was this:


“Is she nice to Naruto yet?”


I mean sure she was nice with him most of the time, and all those scenes where she punched him were comical and Naruto deserved them, but I’m talking in regard of her acknowledgment of Naruto’s powers. When Naruto was about to leave to train with Fukasaku after Jiraya died and asked where Mount Myōboku was and Sakura was like “He is supposed to save us? We’re doomed.” I took this statement rather offensively and exclaimed:


"C'mon woman! Are you ever gonna be impressed by him?”


Before I go ahead, let me clear up one thing:
I never hated Sakura. Sure she annoyed me at times and seemed un-nice to Naruto, but all of these were first impressions. And I didn’t have time to stop and think about the characters anyway because I was kinda in a hurry to catch up. But I never really hated Sakura. Moreover, I’ve come to realize that to hate Sakura you have to be a Hinata fan, which I’ve never been.


Moving on. Sakura’s “confession” to Naruto was a jaw dropping moment for me. Not because I thought that somehow she really was in love with him. But because I believed that the writer (I didn’t know Kishimoto’s name that time) had completely buried any chances of Sakura being with Naruto. Yeah and I also believed that that confession was a mean thing to do. And when Sasuke tried to kill her twice in the gap of few minutes, my impression was that the writer had also buried any chances of Sakura being with Sasuke too.


Fast forward to the moment where I absolutely loved and was greatly impressed by Sakura. The moment where she outfoxed Neji-Zetsu, strangled him and beat the shit outta him. That’s still one of my favorite scenes. Even though I had been a bit irritated few moments earlier over the fact the she still loved Sasuke even after everything he had done. You guys know which moment I’m talking about right? Where she received the love letter?


Anyway, nothing important about her happened in the anime after that. I watched all episodes, all movies, caught up with the manga, found out that Sakura had obtained the diamond on her forehead and had punched few ten-tails.
After all this, I sat back and relaxed. Then one fine day, me and my friend were discussing Naruto and it hit me like a spaceship (seriously, the impact was that big) and I told my friend:


“I love Sakura!!!”


It was bizarre! I couldn’t believe I was saying this. But it was true. I knew it was love. The feeling was very strong. I had never felt like this for a character before. After this realization, I went back and rewatched all episodes, trying to figure out what moment could possibly have made me fall in love with a girl with pink hair!!


Honestly, I’m still not sure why I’m so in love with her but I have managed to create a list of possible reasons of Why I love Sakura Haruno :


1. She overcame her complexity over her forehead.


2. She rivaled, matched and surpassed her best friend. And still maintained their friendship.


3. She had the urge to compete with Sasuke and Naruto despite them being way out of her league.


4. She aimed to become powerful and achieved it.


5. She has this “Don’t mess with me or you’re gonna get it” attitude.


6. She is fierce, but she’s also kind.


7. She healed Kankuro and created antidote. To me it’s bigger than her fight with Sasori.


8. She smiled at Sai moments before punching him.


9. She explained to Sai how nicknames worked and then kicked his ass for getting it all wrong.


11. She asked Shikamaru to back off when Tsunade was in her mourning period over Jiraya’s death.


12. She took down the giant centipede at the start of Pain arc.


13. She soft-punched Naruto and then hugged him after he defeated Pain.


14. She kicked hard at Kiba’s foot for asking her to tell Naruto the truth.


15. She managed to knockout Sai, Lee and Kiba


16. She told Sasuke that she had deserted Konoha for him.


17. She healed Karin while crying.


18. She received the love letter.


19. She politely declined.


20. She still loved Sasuke.


21. She was in an emotional state when Neji-Zetsu came up to her and she still managed to trick him.


22. She deceptively calmly asked Neji-Zetsu to sit down


23. And punched him before he could attack.


24. She strangled Neji-Zetsu, explained why he was an idiot


25. And punched him again.


26. She’s just that smart and Zetsu is impressed


27. She has breathtaking eyes.


By this time I was already in love with her but here are some more reasons that came afterwards:


28. She asked Sasuke why he was here instead of being happy about it.


29. She did not trust Sasuke.


30. She gave Naruto CPR and grabbed his heart. Literally


31. She nosebleeded over Naruto’s reverse harem jutsu.


32. Those eyes.


33. These expressions: mixture of despair, anger and hope.


34. Don’t interrupt Sasuke-kun.


35. Can I come with you?


36. Reaction to the poke and “thank you”


37. She has a daughter. And she too is allergic to stupidity.


I don’t know if you noticed but I didn’t include the common “shining” moments of Sakura because this post isn’t what other fans think or see in her. It’s about how I feel about her. Also I’ve not included moments from part one because I believe that Sakura of Shippuden is the Sakura I fell in love with. 

Also I’ve refrained from touching SasuSaku too much because this post is specifically about Sakura and I as a person believe that she’s the kind of girl who doesn’t need a man to complete her.

There are other moments in movies but this post has already taken me over 5 hours..

The point of all this is that don’t hate a character by the first impressions. Give them some time. A character like Sakura is the most realistic character in entire series. You will find girls like her in real life, and these girls are something to aspire to.

I’m very tempted to make one post on critical analysis of Sakura’s character and one on why she was badly handled by her creator. But all in a good time.

Thank you for reading.

Wrong Things, Right Things

Summary: When assassins are sent to dispose of the Kazekage’s heir, Shikadai Nara, his parents devise a plan to keep him safe. Said plan may or may not involve a permanent move to Suna. Shikadai has never yet been to Suna. Naturally, complications arise.

HOLY SHIT ITS FINISHED……

So this is a 15,000 word fic meant to: (1) examine at what a fascinating intersection poor little Shikadai is situated (2) dismantle the notion that hypermasculinity is necessarily part of the shinobi way (3) EXPLAIN WHY TF FUCKING SHIKADAI NARA SHOULD BE THE STAR OF A NEXT GEN SERIES. I took a number of liberties in making up some Suna politics and also with the next gen in general (i.e. I use Sakura’s family name for Sarada bc of Personal Preference+Headcanons). Title from No One Is Alone from Into the Woods bc Fuck Me.

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          Naruto held the printed page in his hand. Frowning, he asked, “When did you get this?”

          “A half hour ago,” answered Shikamaru, standing in the Hokage’s office. The usual lazy grimace on his face was replaced with something tight and serious, his expression pulled taut. “It was disguised as a personal communication from her brother, which is why it didn’t come to you first. Just in case.”

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Steven Bomb 6: What Went Right, and What Went Wrong?

Another Steven Bomb has come and gone and it was… something.

Originally posted by peris-gifs

To be honest, since the last Steven Bomb, I’ve fallen into the SU Critical part of the fandom. This isn’t a bad thing for me as I do see a lot of the valid criticisms, and the show just hasn’t had the same kick as the earlier seasons. But I’m still that kind of person that likes to give the benefit of the doubt… constantly. I like Steven Universe even with its problems, but there needs to be something really impressive to get the show back on track.

So, here’s a quick run down on what I thought did and didn’t work with the new Steven Bomb in each episode. Lots of ranting, swearing, and spoilers ahead.

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SasuHina Psychologically Analyized

Yes it is here and it is 4 pages long, I prewrote this before I put on here thats how much I love you. But before you start reading, a couple housekeeping things:

1. If you are pro SS/NH do not read this

2. If you are pro SNS it might step on your toes depending on how you feel

3. It will call out on Sakura so pro Sakuras beware

4. You are not inclined to read this I am not forcing you to so if you feel this is not to your liking just click away fam

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Psychological Analysis #7 : “Haruno Sakura”

Sakura is not a character that I adore, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like her. Indeed, she has some really badass moments, I like her voice when she gets angry and above all, I like her famous “Shannarô”. Then she is very beautiful. However, contrary to the other characters, I didn’t force to look very far to write Sakura’s analysis. But she is a unique character in the manga and I’m going to explain to you : “why”? Then, have a good reading, and don’t forget that I’m French and I make many mistakes and I apologize in advance if it bothers you during the reading. Good reading! (for @its-naruto-universe)

Kishimoto asserted that Sakura was the most realistic character of the series or something like that. And it’s there that I am going to begin :

You know it, every character have a characteristic of his personality which define him, and I use this characteristic to build an analysis around this character. The problem here, it’s that Sakura hasn’t special characteristics which stand her out from the others. Of course, she is brave, with a strong personality but it’s not enough to make an analysis. And it’s exactly why she looks so realistic and close to the reality! I give some explanation : the characters who are very appreciated (Itachi, Naruto, Sasuke, Gaara etc…) are characters who have a story very rich in tragic events and often terribly sad. Let us take the example of Sasuke : his clan was massacred by his older brother, and he lives only to avenge his family. In brief, it is terrible and it is the kind of thing which arrive only in an anime (I hope…). 

While Sakura : an ordinary girl, without any story, and I would even say totally common. Good in her life, in her little family. Having to tell those quarrels clichés of rivalry for a handsome boy. Something clearly insipid and boring. But after a certain moment, this commonness is going to annoy her and she decides to make a work on herself and to question herself seriously, having witnessed tragics troubles of her friends. All this, in the aim to escape to this fate of the “poor little girl without a story”.

This quotation reminded me of Sakura and is going to help me to continue, it was written by one of the women whom I respect the most in the world, Simone de Beauvoir :

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.“ 

Indeed, and Sakura took the time to grow up and to become mature. Her choices and her words are sometimes insane and terribly stupid : when Sasuke leaves the village, for example, she sincerely wishes to give up everything (her family, her future, her friends) to leave with him. They are clearly the words of a child, totally overtaken by her feelings of an immature young girl. Or when she says in front of Sasuke that Naruto is lucky to be an orphan because people cannot lecture him. It’s horrible words that she said without really thinking about, as would make it an immature child. And that it’s very realistic. Remind you the number of stupid things which you were able to say being a child. Well .. Itachi who wonders at 4 years old about the meaning of the life and about War, I knew much more realistic. Seriously, when I was 4 I took the "tea” with my stuffed animals around a candy pink plastic table, looking at “Winny the Pooh”! 

Then, Sakura grew up and finally realized things of which she hasn’t conscious before. Finally, she became a woman.

This is why Kishimoto really managed to make Sakura a really realistic character, yes sometimes she goes out of depth, yes sometimes she is weak, yes sometimes she commits errors of judgment and makes bad choices, just like us all, that’s it which make her human and terribly close to the reality. This human side allows us to better understand her and even put us in her place and she’s one of the only characters with whom we can identify us. Because we may love Itachi, but we will never understand what it is to kill our family to save our village of a war, then live as a traitor, only for his younger brother, right? ahah

Sakura shows that the determination can really make the difference, and to exist it’s necessary to fight, no matter if our history doesn’t predispose us to an extraordinary future. If we want to be someone, we can. And that it’s an image of the woman that I particularly appreciate. Contrary as certain characters who are real weather vanes, Kishimoto applied that Sakura remains the same from the beginning to the end. That also it’s a sign of realism. Nobody really changes. I am in the habit of saying that from a certain moment, people are what they are and that’s it.

We feel close to her because she is ordinary but in spite of this lack of difference she tries so hard to progress and to become somebody finally capable of realizing big things, and especially of protecting those who she loves. She knows that she is powerless sometimes and that makes her really mad. She doesn’t want to be this kind of woman who keeps silent and who agrees to be saved by the charming prince or by her friends. She wants to be at all costs, a woman who manages alone, who saves her own life. The woman who makes the difference. Having read that, do not say that Kishimoto is sexist

I see Sakura as an ode to the woman. The independent woman, who hasn’t scared of nothing except to be useless.

Her temper is similar and the choices that she made are maybe debatable (Itachi’s also are…) but, she pleases or she doesn’t please. Exactly like in reality, we cannot please everybody.

After the likelihood of the temper of Sakura and her personality, I am going to linger over a point which I found interesting : Sakura doesn’t like the change. It’s not only that Sasuke leaves who worries her and make her sad but it’s the fact that Sasuke, by leaving the village, breaks this reassuring routine, this uniqueness which there was between the team 7. And the photo at which she looks very often proves this nostalgia for the childhood and for what was her life. Child’s life without real problems, an almost idyllic peaceful life far from the harsh reality of the life. By leaving the village, Sasuke “destroyed” this ‘’daily life’’ and this ‘’lifestyle’’ which reassured Sakura. The change around her frightens her, this is why she often was overtaken by events and why tears quickly rise. But nevertheless, she moves forward. And what she wants, it’s not only that Sasuke comes back to the village, it’s also that everything be like before and to find this harmony of child’s life again.

 "You can never turn a page of your life without a certain nostalgia.“

It’s true that Sakura could never forget Sasuke and moved on. Sasuke is a part of her childhood, and above all,  of her dream. The dream of a united team 7 again.

I am now going to pass in a fact, which is not unimportant : Ino was a strong stage in Sakura’s life and she owes to her a lot. Including her love for Sasuke, I am going to explain to you with my great friend, Sigmund Freud : 

This one worked on the self-esteem in its reports with the narcissism, which consists of love that the subject sends to himself. This report is not a concept with a negative tone, it is rather about a constructive and adaptive dimension which allows the subject, resting on love which he feels for himself, to love somebody else. The lack of self-esteem would be the change of the feeling of love and respect for oneself which feels the subject. 

"The object of love, according to Freud, is a narcissistic revelation which allows obtaining a narcissistic bonus through others in a mirror effect. For Freud, to be not loved decrease the feeling of self-esteem, to be loved increase it, and represent the purpose and the satisfaction in the choice of narcissistic object.”

Sakura had complexes with her physical appearance (her forehead). We are not born with complexes! Her complexes were created by the others who called her “forehead”, prevented her from feeling a respect for herself high enough to love somebody else. As soon as Sakura learned to love herself and has to assume her physical appearance, she announcing that she was in love with Sasuke.

As regards Sasuke, she sincerely wishes to understand him, because she thinks that it is the best way for her to be liked, but she will eventually understand the enormous gap which separates both. If I took Sasuke as an example at the beginning to show that Sakura is ordinary compared with him, it wasn’t for nothing. Sakura and Sasuke are very different, even the opposite. Except their affection for the team 7, they have nothing in common but : Minato and Kushina, Naruto and Hinata, Ino and Saï, Choji and Karui etc… They are also opposed and it works.

I’m not so a SasuSaku fan but I respect those who are, then I have a tiny present for them : a James Joyce’s quotation which reminded me SasuSaku :

“The wife is often the weak point of the husband." 

Maybe I will make an analysis on why I am against and why I am for! Because the objectivity is my nindô! I avoid expressing my own opinion in my analyzes except when I have to.

One sentence of conclusion which summarizes Sakura? 

Haruno Sakura, an ordinary girl who became an extraordinary girl. 

NB :

Thank you for having read, I hope you have appreciated! Although I am not psychologically interested in her, if I could be a woman in Naruto, I would like to be Sakura (or Konan to be with Akatsuki guys hehe!) Sorry again for the mistakes, I should really find an English speaker who can correct me before publishing! But it is a painful task. 

Don’t forget to go to see my other analyzes on Deidara, Itachi, and Kisame, Hidan, Kakuzu, Sasori, and Sasuke. Thank you for your kind messages, that really affects me. Sasuke’s analysis has more than 115 notes, you are incredible!! Thank you!! <3

°’°’Ophélia°’°’

anonymous asked:

Idk if you've done this before, but can you do a mysme headcaon where everyone and the mc get into their first fight?

omg tears but at the same time, I have a bone to pick with some of them. I’m sorry if you sent in an ask and I didn’t answer it! I’m pretty sure tumblr ate some of my asks since I saw I had some in my inbox but when I clicked there was nothing. Also, I’ve scheduled all my requests so if you think yours was eaten, just wait a bit to see if it comes out! This one was scheduled for October 19th.

Yoosung

  • the first argument between MC and Yoosung is about how he constantly compares MC to Rika
  • #triggered
  • boy oh boy do i have a bone to pick with you little blond
  • one day he’s all like, “you planned the party perfectly just like Rika.”
  • and MC just snaps and turns around and asks
  • “is that all I am to you? a replacement for her?”
  • Yoosung just freezes and doesn’t have an answer
  • and MC just leaves the venue to go back to the apartment in disbelief like are you kidding
  • you couldn’t even answer just that question
  • and he chases after MC as they try to catch a bus
  • and he apologizes
  • “I am so sorry, I didn’t mean to compare you to her or make you feel like this. I’ll never do it again. I’m so sorry.”
  • first fight over and he never does it again

Zen

  • MC and Zen are both not the type of people to start fights unnecessarily but then why you provoking Jumin so much smfh so it’s serious
  • it would be over him spending so much time with his fans and career
  • and MC tries to be as supportive and loving
  • but it’s so hard and MC just completely snaps when he mentions having to cancel another date for a fan meeting
  • it’s the fifteenth time that month and “are we even in a relationship anymore?”
  • Zen is completely floored. “why can’t you support me trying to expand my career? i just want to give back to my fans.”
  • MC just gets so frustrated because he doesn’t get how little time they’ve spent together
  • MC just shows him how many times he’s cancelled in the past month and MC leaves the house because of sheer frustration
  • Zen is just so sorry but he can’t find MC or contact them
  • he has Seven find out where MC is staying
  • he’s panicking because he hopes he didn’t push MC away enough to end their relationship literally ready to cry at the thought
  • he begs on his knees in front of MC’s hotel room

Jaehee

  • they’re fighting over something MC said in worry for Jaehee
  • “you need to stop working so hard.”
  • and Jaehee’s already so stressed and she accidentally snaps at MC
  • “why don’t you worry more about yourself?”
  • MC’s so hurt and she looks at Jaehee with kind of watery eyes
  • like she’s trying to be supportive and shows she cares
  • Jaehee isn’t sure why she reacted the way she did
  • and when she goes to apologize
  • MC just goes to lock herself in the bedroom for a few minutes to gather herself
  • and then Jaehee manages to apologize through the door
  • happy happy times they made up

Jumin

  • there is honestly so much to fight about i cannot
  • Jumin gets overbearingly possessive for a few days daddy jumin hello
  • and after it becomes two much, MC opens a discussion about it
  • Jumin gets defensive, MC is insistent, things blow up and go overboard like when you try to salt your food and drop the entire container in
  • MC tries to get Jumin to understand they wants a little freedom
  • “if you don’t like the relationship as it is, perhaps there should not longer be one.”
  • oh shit oh shit he did not mean to say that he did not want to hurt MC
  • MC’s just in shock and when Jumin tries to touch them, they step back
  • oh shit now kicked kitten Jumin appears
  • MC just heads to the bathroom and lock themselves in there
  • Elizabeth the 3rd paws at the door and looks at Jumin like you fucked up boy get her back because i like to cuddle sessions
  • Jumin waits outside of the bathroom until MC is ready to talk after crying a bit
  • he literally begs on his knees for forgiveness
  • and then the entire night is composed of makeup sex don’t fight me on this

Seven

  • literally begins with him pushing MC away again after all that mess
  • seriously will you make up your mind this is no tug-o-war game
  • and MC just wants to be a cuddly couple
  • but Seven falls back into one of his bouts and pushed MC away
  • MC is having none of it and is sick of this game and wants to just be normal
  • Seven keeps getting further and further away
  • MC gets sick of it and tugs him to the sofa and forces him to cuddle
  • therapy no jutsu activated you’re not Naruto tho MC
  • shhhhh saved
  • MC forces Seven to talk about the problems
  • they make up uwuwu
  • sex in the living room and kitchen just saying makeup sex

V

  • cut my heart out with a spoon why don’t you i’m not crying at all
  • the argument begins when MC broaches the subject of eye surgery
  • after Jumin asks them to discuss it with V
  • and literally everything blows up from there
  • V insists on keeping his eyes as repentance and remembrance for Rika
  • MC is #triggered and asks V to understand that Rika hurt him and it isn’t the way to remember her
  • V gets emotional and a bit upset and still blames himself
  • MC gets frustrated and tries to make V understand it’s been a yearl that if he doesn’t get the eye surgery now he’ll never be able to get his eyesight back
  • V asks if MC really loves him since MC keeps on insisting on his eye sight because if MC really did love him they’d accept his choices
  • MC is in total disbelief and walks out
  • V takes a while to think about what MC said and about the surgery
  • he realizes the mistake he made and panics captain you fucked up
  • MC ends up getting persuaded by Jumin to return
  • V gets the eye surgery in the end after they made up

Saeran

  • he’s still delicate so MC is willing to accomodate
  • but this isn’t a fight over any spectacular
  • it’s just him being jealous
  • and he rants a whole lot and MC just tells him that they’ll always love him the most
  • but the complaining gets to be too much
  • MC snaps and goes to sleep on the couch
  • MC wakes up with horrible kinks and Saeran feels really sorry
  • honestly the couple to fight the least surprisingly
  • MC will still fight him over touching his cold ass feet to their legs when sleeping tho you rude little shit
  • you can tell I’m no good at fighting scenarios unless it’s a full on fic and that’s not going to happen sorry

anonymous asked:

I'm an Ichiruki forever and ever more, and I love your "If you love Bleach, you love Ichigo and Rukia and their bond" so much. But I am scratching my head at the comments about cancelation and the production company trying to rewrite stuff? Everything Kubo had said ever since the ending makes it clear this is how he wanted the story to go.

I completely understand, that for an IR or an IH fan, that part was a little–not incorrectly written–but maybe over-assumed. I was even thinking of recon and re-wording it , but it had received about 30 notes as soon as I had checked it once more so I figured it would be a little cheap to change it by that point. It was a ‘if it’s wrong I’m going to own up to it’ mental approach.

Let’s understand that Bleach has always been the least popular of the Big 3 (One Piece, Naruto, Bleach is the exact order of popularity), but unlike Oda and Kishimoto, Kubo fell off hard. After the defeat of Aizen,  if you want a precise pinpoint look to Chapter 423 Farewell Swords, Bleach tanked (popularity became almost stagnant (with small dips)  fairly soon after the S.S. Arc though). 

Of course fans stuck around for awhile to see where the series would go, but the Full-Bringer arc was a drag and the purpose of it (which was irrefutably important) was introduced way too late for people to care. The characters people cared about and wanted to see most, the Shinigami (the entire reason Tite Kubo decided to draw Bleach), were gone without mention for too long. 

Still, Bleach was more popular than 99% of any other manga ever, but it was the worst off in terms of what it was being compared to.  Bleach has sold over 87 million copies world-wide. Each (paperback) volume is priced at about $7-$10 or so (I believe). Kubo garnered around $609 million-$870 million for SJ and himself (I don’t know in the slightest how the cash is split). This isn’t counting the movies, the anime, the novels, the data books, etc. I’m just giving you the roughest estimate I can think of. 

With all that success I could see why you would be suspicious and when you consider most mangaka have to maintain a second job to make ends meet, it looks like I’m spewing crap.

But, to give you a sense of reality, Kishimoto has sold over 220 million copies total and Oda has sold over 345 million copies so far. Do the math and check the net worth’s. There is a minimal $931 million difference compared to Naruto and a minimal $1.8 billion dollar difference compared to One Piece. And the math is on a basis of a $7 paperback manga sale only (hardcover volumes can be nearly twice as much). $10 is the more likely price and there are novels, movies, data books, etc. we must consider on top of it all.

Kubo is severely lacking against mangakas he is supposed to be in the same league as.

Let me repeat, Bleach tanked. It started going down as low as hell. 

The anime was cancelled for piss-poor viewership. The fillers were constant and part of the reason is that Bleach (the manga) was so slow to progress and that progression was so lack-luster nothing could be done to maintain it.  (To compare, people hated Naruto fillers as well, but the plot in the manga was being handled well enough to maintain strong publicity, people knew what was coming was good).

The manga sales also dropped exponentially and SJ caring about Bleach dropped with them. To understand you should also know that Naruto had a decline in popularity up until it’s finale, but the sales still went up (this just means the graph of profit wasn’t as steep). 

There’s a thing in business and marketing that has to do with the factor of ‘potential.’ From a marketing standpoint, a plateau or a decrease in popularity (despite the possibility of the object under scrutiny doing better than most other objects on the company roster…which Bleach was not managing to do) marks it as having relatively zero value. “We’ve already got the best you have to offer us, so we aren’t as inclined to accommodate and care about you or your product anymore. Instead we’re going to market things that we can still milk for full potential” type of thing.

And (based on Eiichiro Oda who addressed this issue in a SBS of Volume 47): manga rankings (of which we only know at a 7 week margin) are left to the dictation and preference (I’d be forward enough to assume) of the publication’s Editor-in-Chief.

Reader: Oda! My older brother tells me that the comics in Jump magazine run in the order of their popularity. Is that true?! 

Oda: That’s a good question from a Jump reader. I get these questions quite often actually. That’s not exactly how it works. The Jump publication’s Editor-in-Chief chooses the order every week. But of course, the popular ones do have a tendency to run in the front. That Editor-in-Chief promotes certain comics on certain weeks depending on the mood. To be specific, the order is intended to “maximize the enjoyment of the reading public.” But it’s up to you to read in whatever order you want!

Do I need to comment on which rank Bleach was in the pecking order?

Bleach was officially labeled a gag-manga by the Jump….do you think that’s because it was a company favorite? That it’s ranking was high? Shounen Jump labeled it as a straight-up joke, a comedy. It’s a complete spit in the face.

By now, do you kind of see how Bleach was? At least from a cold-calculus business standpoint? Especially considering One Piece and Naruto were the measuring sticks Bleach was being held against?

Anime cancelled, manga popularity and sales drop, Kubo constantly being ill and “feeling as though he was failing, the story wasn’t moving, always thinking of pulling the plug.” 

Any other manga selling by Bleach’s standards would have tanked years prior. The investment required (again I’m speaking from a strictly business standpoint) is not worth the profit or lack there of being collected.

Then when the biggest, baddest battle, the climax, the closing that required the most attention and advertisement came about…..a sudden 5 chapter limit was placed with no real reason as to why.

Really, truly we have no other option than to conclude Jump finally lost it’s patience. 

And it’s a completely reasonable notion to assume Kubo fucked his own creation even more because he himself was screwed out of his 15 year long manga. It’s a common fault in human thought. When something hurts you, especially business wise, you bite back. Obviously, Jump is going to be well-off without Kubo, but Bleach still is and will always be tied to SJ, so if you fuck up an ending and you have no real profit to lose, you simply dirty the name of your publication brand. 

It’s elementary psychology and it’s a well-observed pattern. It doesn’t make anybody a baby, it’s a logical assumption and a premeditated denial from the appeased side of an audience. 

I mean,the very last volume had worse sales than the very first chapter. 

I wish I was lying but every source, all the research, says I’m right. Here are some sources: (x)(x)(x)(x)(x)

(some don’t have the best credibility because of the audience, but they all correlate and tell of the same data and they can be (and have been) cross-checked. This is just the only way to limit hundreds of websites to 4-5, but let me know if you want more).

I looked for every source I could find to shed positive light, but because Bleach’s quality fell so horribly, so did the anime, so did the sales, so did the fan’s commitment, so did SJ’s patience, so did the respect. I just don’t have any little bit of good news to give you.

It’s not being exaggerated AT ALL how desperately Bleach has been hanging on to it’s lifeline. The anger is justified, the disappointment has merit, and the realization is being fought out in the only concrete concept we have–the canon ships (of which were cheaply defended by saying, “well shit it’s because Ichigo’s and Rukia’s mini-me’s should meet” (also utter crap when you look at the manga where the importance of the next generation was never, not even once the goal of the narrative, was not seen as important, and was not even mentioned).

And it is absolutely bullshit to think for even one second this crap was Kubo’s intended. Nothing original holds for 15 years. 

  • Rukia was the original main character
  • Bleach was originally Snipe
  • Ichigo has a completely different look
  • Renji was originally implied to be a Kuchiki and had zanpakuto of a different name
  • The hierarchical structure of Soul Society didn’t exist in beginning intentions of the manga
  • Kubo, in his take, works “characters first and then plot will come naturally”
  • The final battle was most likely originally created for Ichigo and Rukia (check the Sand & Rotator poems labeling the two as the Matching Powers,Yhwach bringing the poems back into relevance, and that whole “Kurosaki…Kuchiki”  line).
  • Kubo not completing his list of wishes/promises
  • Kubo literally admitting he felt he was failing as a mangaka, he thought of pulling the plug, it sucked, he wasn’t doing what he wanted, etc.
  • Kubo not even planning to be involved in the final novels
  • A few hundred loose-ends (not even the small nuances that make for top-notch story-telling, it’s as shallow as we don’t know if half of the characters are dead or alive)
  • I could list so damn many, but this legendary, literary mess was not Tite Kubo’s intention. You’d have to be so obtuse, complacent, and imbecilic to believe that.

I’m not going to tell you what the man wanted, given I don’t know myself, but what I could do is safely bet my right leg it wasn’t this.

The Valley of the End: Chapter One

Summary: There is a place where two legends once fought, a valley that saw their lifeblood spilled. And in Konoha there is a monument, a stone face shaped out of the golden bluff, which honors the champion—the Second Hokage: Uchiha Madara. (AU in which the Uchiha rule Konoha. SasuSaku. NaruHina.)

Rating: Mature


PART ONE: REMISSION


Chapter One

An unjust peace is better than a just war.


There is a place where two legends once fought, a valley that saw their lifeblood spilled. Years after both men are dead, statues stand in honor of the victor and his foe. Their effigies face one another in perpetuity, a testament to their rivalry and to the battle that shaped the future of the Leaf. And in Konohagakure there is another monument, a stone face shaped out of the golden bluff, which honors the champion—the Second Hokage: Uchiha Madara.


Sasuke meets the child who will one day be his wife on a sunny March afternoon. Her name is Masami, and she has large, dark eyes that promise to awaken with the Sharingan. The youngest of six daughters, she is the pride of her family. Beautiful in the way only an Uchiha girl can be, intelligent, already skilled at basic kata, she shows every sign of becoming a talented kunoichi. When her father presents her, he bows before Otousan and says, “We are honored, Hokage-sama.”

Masami looks morenervous than honored, but she gives Sasuke a gentle smile. He doesn’t returnit, because he thinks Otousan wouldn’t like it very much if he did.

While their parentstalk, Sasuke and Masami play children’s shogi. She beats him at first, but hewins the second game. She steals shy glances at him over the board, althoughshe never works up the courage to say anything to him.

Masami has glossy, blue-black hair that falls to the middle of her back, and it catches the sunlight as her father leads her away. Sasuke thinks it’s very pretty in the same way that he thinks summer flowers and colorful paintings are nice to look at.

“In a dozen years, that girl will be your bride. Do you understand what that means?” Otousan asks.

“Yes,” he says, even though Sasuke only has a vague idea that Masami will sleep in his room and be the mother of his children, however that works.

At night, he hears Nisan arguing with Otousan. Sasuke knows he shouldn’t eavesdrop, but he hides outside the door to his father’s study anyway, listening.

“He’s five,” Itachi says. “How can you do this?”

“He’s the same age your mother was when she and I were matched,” Otousan says. “Don’t pretend to be so surprised. You know how these things work.”

“Yes, I do,” Nisan says, voice so quiet that Sasuke has to lean closer to catch his next words. “And it’s wrong to breed children like horses.”

Otousan makes a sound that Sasuke might think was a laugh, if only he had ever heard his father laugh before. “We are Uchiha,” he says. “We have a bloodline to keep pure, the world’s strongest kekkei genkai to protect. What would you have me do, Itachi?”

“Let him decide. It’s his life to live.”

“The future of our family rests on Sasuke’s shoulders,” says their father. “I’m not taking the chance that he chooses wrongly.”

He hears footsteps—Itachi walking out on Otousan, no doubt—so he scrambles backward, hurries down the hallway, then up the stairs, to his room on the third floor. Sasuke slips into bed and pretends to be asleep, but when his brother opens the door he says, “I know you’re awake, and I know you were listening in.”

Sasuke sits up slowly and says, “Sorry, Nisan,” without meeting his brother’s eyes.

Itachi puts a hand on his shoulder. “It’s all right. Do you understand why Otousan and I were arguing?”

He nods. “Because you don’t like Masami.”

Nisan says, “I like Masami fine. She seems like a sweet girl. I just don’t think anyone should be able to make decisions like that for you. Even our father. So I want you to promise me something, Sasuke. Promise you won’t let Otousan take away your choices.”

Sasuke frowns. For the first time in his young life, someone is telling him that his father doesn’t know best, and he isn’t sure how to answer. But he can tell this is important to Itachi, even if he doesn’t know why, so he says, “I promise.”

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I Really Want The Job

Prompt: “You think I’m nervous because you’re interviewing me for this high end job, but it’s actually because you’re stupidly hot.” AU

Pairing: Naruhina

Excuse the fluff.


It was only four fifteen, he was fifteen minutes early, his heartbeat was in sync with the clock, and he couldn’t contain his excitement. He still couldn’t believe that he is here, sitting in the lounge, waiting for his name to be called. Just two days ago, Uzumaki Naruto, a graphic designer, was unemployed. But a call he received from Konoha Animation was about to change that, they asked if he could come in for an interview. The young blonde said yes without a doubt in his mind, this was his dream job. His hands rubbing each other, he was eager to show off his skills, he knew his charisma would definitely get him this job.

“Uzumaki Naruto?” The secretary called, he stood up and straightened out his suit,

“Yep that’s me!” He put on a large grin on his face as the young lady blushed, he chuckled knowing he would charm the fuck out of whoever was interviewing him.

“Come in.”

“Thank you!”

He walked inside the office, it was humungous the space was ridiculous, he concluded. The enormous glass wall in front of him allowed him to get a good look at Konoha’s skyline. He got even more thrilled knowing that someday, he too would get an office like this.

“I have to go now, I’ll call you again tomorrow.” A feminine voice spoke, he didn’t see her since she was facing the glass wall, and the back of the chair was covering her entirely.

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Sigh, why do I have to do this?

I don’t know what’s wrong with the fandoms in Naruto, especially on Tumblr, but the opposite factions are fighting constantly despite telling each other that they are best friends on the inside. 

I don’t know why you have to hate Hinata, if you like Sakura, or like Hinata, but at the same time you have to hate Sakura. Why? Same goes for pairings. Why ship one ship, and hate the other? This place would be a damn better one if we all just ignored the haters (from everyone) and just peacefully interacted with everyone, including ANTIS. If you seriously enjoy your ship/character, why don’t you share that positivity with everyone around you? Otherwise you aren’t going anywhere. Anyway that’s not what I’m here to talk about.


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Let me start off by saying this isn’t a Pro Hinata, or Anti Sakura type deal, I’m just speaking my mind. I’m not going to fight with you, nor am I going to argue. 

Hinata Hyuuga is the eldest daughter of the Hyuuga clan Head family, so as the first born that makes her the heiress of the clan’s main house. So from the beginning of her birth Hinata was held in high regard because of her position, her father had high expectations and most likely subjected her to training, much like how we see Hanabi in the Part 1 (Chunin Exams Part 3 for reverence) leaving her to have an absence of normality in her childhood unlike the normal kids of her generation (even Part 1 Sasuke enjoyed his life to an extent, despite trying to catch up to Itachi and gain acknowledgement from his father, Fugaku, who also was the Head of his Clan).

Imagine this, you are born in high regard to everyone around you, who shower you with compliments, who expect SO much from your life, and your own father looks at you nothing more than something to be cultivated. Let’s fast forward a bit into the future, but also the past. Back when Naruto and Neji had their rather famous fight, it was shown through his flash backs that Hinata was kidnapped by a shinobi from Kumogakure, who under the guise of striking a peace treaty with Konoha, had actually been there to steal the Byakugan’s secrets. This is HInata’s life, this WAS her life. You know the rest of the story about Hiashi and his brother, with the Kumogakure incident, this is a very early conflict with Hinata’s character and Neji’s.

Years later, Hinata and Neji take in a sparring lesson, where Neji ultimately beats her, and Hiashi and Hinata’s Grandfather begin doubt to her potential, especially when her sister Hanabi’s own prowess was rivaling Hinata’s, despite being five years younger.

Now let’s be realistic here again. For your entire life, you were told to be nothing more than the best, you had the expectations of your clan/family at your shoulders, you trained vigorously each day while most kids played, and you were slowly being ripped apart and by your failures. Pretend that in a smaller scale that you have been studying for the past 6 weeks for your SAT test, and when you FINALLY get your results back, you fail. You didn’t even come close to the score you wanted … So what are you going to do? Get back up? Try harder?

Let’s go back to Hinata. Ultimately, it was decided at some point in time that Hanabi would replace Hinata as the clan heiress. Again, try to place yourself in Hinata’s shoes for once, close your eyes, imagine the frustration, the pain, what it felt like for all those years of training constantly, all those years of people looking up to you as the heiress … All to go down the drain, more so by her own LITTLE SISTER who was five years younger, and with less amounts of training. It’s honestly surprising at this point that Hinata didn’t lash out on her father, her sister, and her family. Instead, she held in the pain, and accepted what her family thought of her.

People often criticize Hinata for being too shy of a character, but honesty I think it makes her more realistic that way. Your whole life you were brought to be destined for something bigger than yourself, and through all that it was taken away all because you lacked in talent, despite your hard work and efforts. Do you expect her to brush off of her past dramatic experiences as if it was nothing? Why do you think her fight with Neji was so important for her character? Naruto? It’s all a matter of abundance of self worth, confidence, and ability to believe in yourself. These were taken away from Hinata when her family abandoned her, she was shown to be weaker than someone five years younger with less the training all because she lacked talent.

How is she supposed to feel good about herself?

One my favorite things about Hinata, is that she found a light. Despite being nothing, a failure, and abandoned. She found someone like her, who didn’t give up despite being in similar, but not quite circumstance. She believed in his words, changed herself for the better, stopped believing she was worthless, stood for what she believed in, and changed as a woman. 

I don’t know how anyone can view this woman as “weak” compared to anyone else. Sure, Hinata isn’t a powerhouse, but are power levels all you care about in a character? I mean how exactly is Hinata a worse person than any other mother when she survived and pushed herself through this? I would also like to point out that Hinata’s mother most likely died shortly after Hanabi’s birth. I come to this conclusion based on what was shown in the Konoha novel, Hiashi mentions that “her mother (aka his wife) would be so proud of Hinata” during her wedding ceremony. Now whether you view this as a canon fact is up to you, I said this at the end because it impacts nothing I said above, it’s just a little piece of history if any of you also grew up without one parent. In the manga we never saw her so …. I’ll leave that up to the readers to decide.

One of the worst comments I’ve seen a long time ago was that “If Hinata was in Sakura’s position, she could not do it” 

 Let me do a quick summary on Sakura’s childhood and past. Sakura’s parents are both alive and healthy, who most likely love and cherish her (until proven otherwise). Multitudes of friends. One of her friend’s only desire in their friendship was to see her truly blossom and reach her fullest potential, it was Ino, who saved Sakura from bullies that picked on her for her overly large forehead. Which she later resolved by being proud of her beauty, despite what others may have thought about it. For the most part she has had a normal, and trauma free childhood. It’s completely average. The worst thing about her childhood was that the fact she was bullied, but most average people go through life being bullied at least once or twice, and it does not affect them depending on the rate and level of bullying it is. In Sakura’s case, she was saved, she grew from up from the problem, and made a best friend from the entire situation (and love rival haha). She’s surrounded by people who are constantly trying to protect her, and I’m not going to fast forward into her shinobi life were she meets Kakashi, Tsunade, Naruto, Sasuke, and etc., The same reason why I won’t go into Hinata meeting her team, fixing her problems with Neji, Pain, the War Arc, meeting Naruto/love (to an extent, I did talk about it briefly though), and so forth.

You see I’m not pointing out that one is better than the other because of “this and that”, I’m just pointing out the naivety of someone who could state Hinata isn’t a strong and capable female in any given situation. That she is LESSER than any other female/mother because right now she is living a happy life with possibly no problems (Not that Sakura is living non-happy life, but she most likely just misses her husband, and a large part of her ideal was raising Sarada alone for all those years most likely). 

These women are both strong, both from two different backgrounds, and nothing changes that. You can’t overplay one, and downplay the other, especially when one’s childhood compared to the other is non comparable. 

Simply just telling my truths.

Regards,

Hades.