where is taka

sometimes i like to think of aus where sasuke actually managed to change the shinobi system. like okay imagine one where he takes taka and goes on the hunt for experts in chakra use–creating systems where chakra isn’t just used exclusively by ninja or medical nin, but used in agriculture, water purification, the transformation of arid land and in industry.

sasuke starting an industrial revolution. sasuke bringing his team of experts in to help rebuild countries that have been shattered by war and conflict between shinobi by making the secrets of chakra use widely available to regular people. sasuke intending to make the use of chakra so widespread and normalized the need for shinobi would peter out.

public enemy #1 uchiha sasuke starting revolutions and upturning the five nation’s monarchies

uchiha sasuke fights for your freedom.

Sometimes people in this fandom do this thing where they say that Taka is just a weak Team Seven imitation, and i’m just……stop. 

Taka and Seven are two ENTIRELY different bonds. They are different people, with different personalities and different goals. They met different sides of Sasuke and he had to interact and bond with the two teams very differently. Sasuke doesn’t have to care less about one team to care about the other, nor are the two teams trying to imitate each other. If you love team seven, cool. You stay in your tag, but don’t say that Sasuke’s bond with Taka meant nothing because he only helped them in memory of Team Seven. Both teams were acting on opposite sides of the fight. If Sasuke was acting with only team seven in mind, he wouldn’t of helped Taka, he would’ve assisted in their defeat. 

Sasuke is capable of forming unique bonds with a multitude of people simultaneously. He can have a strong and special bond with Seven while having an equally strong and special bond with Taka. I can’t stand it when people talk about how Team Seven opened him up to love and bonds,  then act offended when dealing with the idea that Sasuke went and formed bonds with other people. 

Sasuke isn’t a toy that only two or three people can use at once. He’s not limited to only befriending the three people you’ve spent the the most time with. He’s not stuck to team Seven by the hip. They aren’t the only people he cares about in the world. They aren’t some exclusive family that he’s stuck inside of with no way to escape. So stop acting like the idea of him loving Taka just as much as Seven is impossible, It’s a reality. 

I think my favorite idea I shared with ammeja is the one where Team Taka decide that keeping Mitsuki all locked in the hide out would be a little unhealthy, so for the first time, they take him out to a small village to partake in a festival.

So the beauty of this hc:

> Imagine Mitsuki becoming slightly shy because he never been around such a lively event, he’s use to the chill folks in the taka hideout. Clinging to Karin and Jugo, hesitant to run off with the kids that approach him and ask if he wants to join in the festival fun and shooting Suigestu dirty looks the rest of the night after he spooked him with one of those festive masks.

> Imagine Suigestu and Mitsuki playing festival games & more than once Suigestu manages to get them chased away by the person running the game.

> Imagine Mitsuki riding on Jugo’s shoulders after getting tired with all the walking around and/or to have a nice view of the fire works. Eventually he falls asleep and the trio take turns carrying him when they set out back to the hideout/inn/whatever they’re staying at for the night.

> Imagine me crying because I am.

Naruto Gaiden Chapter 1

OKAY, SO THE FANDOM LITERALLY EXPLODED

LIKE

THE SASUSAKU SHIPPERS IS CRYING BECAUSE OF THIS WHOLE SITUATION ABOUT KARINS PICTURE

THE SASUKARIN SHIPPERS IS HARNESSING THEIR INNER HATRED AND ON TUMBLR IS LITERALLY READY TO START A WAR

THE NARUSAKU SHIPPERS ARE FILLED WITH EXCITEMENT BECAUSE IN ALL HONESTLY, WHAT IF SASUSAKU ACTUALLY ISN’T CANON (PLZ SASUSAKU SHIPPERS DON’T KILL ME, I SHIP THEM TOO BUT LIKE WHAT IF IT LITERALLY ISN’T CANON, BUT YOU CAN FIGHT ME FOR IT, I’M JUST LOOKING AT THIS WHOLE THING FROM EACH PERSPECTIVE)

THE NARUHINA SHIPPERS ARE JUST QUIETLY WATCHING FROM A DISTANCE

SARADA CRYING IS JUST HONESTLY SO HEARTBREAKING LIKE PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE HER A HUG

SASUKE, YOU BETTER HAVE A GOOD REASON WHY YOU DIDN’T CONTACT YOUR FAMILY, ESPECIALLY YOUR DAUGHTER.. FOR TWELVE YEARS

WHERE THE HELL ARE HINATA AND HIMAWARI AT?!

WHO WAS THAT ADORABLE BLUE HAIRED BOY?! LIKE WHO’S CHILD ARE YOU?!?!

KISHIMOTO, LOOK AT WHAT YOU’VE DONE.

One question.

 I have a lot of questions about first chap of Naruto Gaiden but one thing really keeps haunting me. Where is from this taka team photo which Sarada has found? My first thought was that this is from Sasuke’s journey of redemption. But one thing doesn’t fit in with it. Where’s his rinnegan? 

 According to Kishimoto sketch, I think that Sasuke can’t turn it off (I’ve posted about it earlier).

Also I think that his outfit is more like this (early stage of team taka):

than this (chap 699):

hair style doesn’t match though

The thing that bugged me the most about the latest filler Naruto episode is that from the very second I heard there was going to be a chuunin exams filler, I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for amazing moments of Sakura. I had to wait through all the political start-up episodes. I had to wait through the embarrassment that was the first test, where Sakura majority of the time was seen in the background, starring at the wall. I had to wait through the time between exam 1 and 2, where that god awful food fight happened. I had to wait through all the Team Gai episodes. The embarrassing Team 8 episodes that made me wonder why I liked Naruto in the first place. The focus on Ino’s development and filler flashbacks. The build-up episode where we get Taka and the scramble to make Karin’s chains make sense. And finally, finally when it was finally Sakura’s episode to shine, we get half the episode about Naruto for no reason whatsoever, and literally get the last 10 minutes of Sakura beating herself again, finally gathering the courage and chakra to stand on her own, only to throw literally one single punch and be done with it. I mean… what? We’ve seen Sakura throwing that killer punch for a long-ass time now. 

  

I wanted to see her do something we haven’t seen before. I wanted to see her be able to use that brilliant mind of hers and come up with this killer strategy that blows the audience’s mind. I wanted to see her go ape shit like she did in the Sasori fight and literally wreck everyone and their mother. But no. We get the same punch we’ve seen since Shippuden started and that’s it. 

  

I can only blame myself though. I should have known what SP would pull with Sakura. I should have known that they wouldn’t even make an attempt in giving her something we haven’t seen yet, or at least move a bit out of their comfort zone enough to satisfy the audience. It’s my fault. I’m not sure if they’ll cover the next part as well (the ___ vs. ___ fights), but if they do, I’m not even going to bother wishing for them to give Sakura decent treatment. Not going to get my hopes up again.