Notes from the middleground

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Anonymous said: Loved your perfect husbando analysis! :D Naruto is such an idiot for thinking that being a positive influence, source of unconditional love and support is what a lady needs. Affection is so last year! :D

Thank you for the kind words but I am just trying to enlighten some of the inexperienced fellas out there who don’t know any better.

Well I wouldn’t say Naruto is stupid, he just doesn’t understand women. He really has no idea what women want.

Women want consistent indifference, the occasional malice, and every now and then you acknowledge their existence if they happen to do something like save your life.

If you are a dude I’ll leave you with these parting words the less you care the more she does

If you’re a lady remember this, deep deep down he probably cares. It’s just really deep down though, deep down enough that he’s fooled himself into not really caring.

How to be a perfect husbando- by Sasuke of SS

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1) Be attractive looking:

This is a requirement.

Side-note: if you are an orange baboon, stop reading, close the browser, go find someone with big tits or better yet just kill yourself.

2) Be confident. You can walk and talk like a player, but if you don’t have the right mindset, your lady will be turned off. Before you become a true perfect husbando, you have to work to have true self-confidence. And by self confidence I mean

Find the nerve to be able to do whatever the fuq you want!

So if you have an extreme impulse do it. These impulses may include

  • Betraying your friends
  • Embracing Darkness
  • Stealing other people’s dreams but warping it to suit your corrupted ideals!

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Remember women adore decisive, confident men

3) Make your lady feel special. It’s Friday night you are with a  group of friends, you’ve got your girl by your side everyone is having fun and you are showing all that you’re a great guy to be around. Well never forget to take a moment during any group activity to find a way to isolate your gal and make her feel unique.

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Remember fellas make a girl feel like she’s the only one.

4) Always keep things exciting:

Take a look at any marriage and you’ll notice one crucial fact, predictability kills romance and excitement. Any decent sexy fling has an element of danger. 

Normally this element of danger is an emotional danger. See for a lady to come out of her shell she’s got to put herself at risk of being hurt emotionally. To seek intimacy, no to love means opening oneself up to pain.

Emotional pain isn’t enough.

Take it up a notch and put her life in danger! Keep her on her toes, can she trust you with her heart, can she trust you with her life? Are you gonna stab her with a kunai or treat her to chocolates & cunnilingus? She’s doesn’t know, she’s scared, but she’s also excited because God only knows what will happen next…

That’s life, that’s emotion, that’s sexy. Just when she thinks she understands you flip the switch on her.

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Remember you are a dangerous man and you do dangerous erotic things.

5) Keep things exciting part 2: Always think of your next move.

Like a true chess champ, you should always be at least one step—or many—ahead of the game. If you only focus on the present, you won’t be able to enjoy the best a relationship can offer.

Here’s an example: You just saved your girl. You take a moment to stop to have “eye-sex”

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Now a chump may be lost in this moment trying to figure out what this means, wondering if it’s a significant development in his relationship. Because he’s wasting time figuring out what to do he’s lost sight of his goals. Making his lady happy.

A perfect boyfu is already thinking on bigger and better things no matter what is going on. Imagine her delightful  surprise after such an intimate moment and you drop this on her

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Now some people may think this disregards the intimate moment because while you were having eye sex you were planning on destroying everything your lady knows and loves, this includes and is not limited to  murdering her mentor, her teacher and her best friend.

Some people might argue that but those people are lames. It’s not you not respecting her feelings or what she cares about. It’s you treating her as an equal instead of letting an intimate moment label your relationship in terms such as boyfriend and girlfriend. Instead of being beholden to each other in patriarchal traditions, you treat her as an equal.

See you are not pandering to her. You acknowledge her choice to be your enemy and she will acknowledge your choice to destroy what she cares about.

6) Don’t get too attached! Women do not like clingy or needy men, guys she needs her space too. So if you find you’re worrying about what a certain girl thinks of you, or if she’s useful to your overall ambition,you may be approaching clingy territory.

To avoid this distance yourself for chapters months at a time. Don’t even think about her for years. Ignore her existence if you can.

Sometime it might be best to just break off the relationship (If you’ve been following all the tips she’ll come running back to you anyway with her pure and enduring love) and act like it meant nothing to you. In fact if the opportunity arises, leave her to her certain doom. You believe in her strength right? She’ll take care of herself.

It’s like they say indifference makes the heart grow fonder.

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Final thoughts: ROMANGST is the name of the game.

Above all things, the golden rule is make her work for it, if she isn’t in pain or at least in shame it isn’t really love.

No pain No Gain.

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Today in Haitian History - August 23, 1791 - Saint-Domingue’s Northern slaves revolt against their masters. 
While by August 1791 Saint-Domingue was already the theatre of much violence, it was the slave uprising during the night of August 22nd and August 23rd that most historians today recognize as the “beginning” of the Haitian Revolution. 
The French Revolution sent ways throughout the Atlantic. In Saint-Domingue, though the Grand Blancs population was arguing for more autonomy from France, most of the Gens de Couleur Libres population demanded equal rights to their White counterparts (which should have been guaranteed by the Code Noir of 1685). Taking advantage of the violence erupting between those two fractions (and other competing groups like the Petit Blancs population) Saint-Domingue’s slaves lunched a massive attack against their masters in hopes of freeing themselves. Back in Europe, the repots on the situation in Saint-Domignue caused many debates as it eventually became evident that the rhetoric embedded in the Rights of Man could no longer ignore the question of slavery. In the next thirteen years, what began as a Revolution from above transformed itself as a movement from below and secured the fondation of the Haitian state in 1804. 
Original Painting: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. / For more sources of the Haitian Revolution, see here.

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Today in Haitian History - August 23, 1791 - Saint-Domingue’s Northern slaves revolt against their masters. 

While by August 1791 Saint-Domingue was already the theatre of much violence, it was the slave uprising during the night of August 22nd and August 23rd that most historians today recognize as the “beginning” of the Haitian Revolution. 

The French Revolution sent ways throughout the Atlantic. In Saint-Domingue, though the Grand Blancs population was arguing for more autonomy from France, most of the Gens de Couleur Libres population demanded equal rights to their White counterparts (which should have been guaranteed by the Code Noir of 1685). Taking advantage of the violence erupting between those two fractions (and other competing groups like the Petit Blancs population) Saint-Domingue’s slaves lunched a massive attack against their masters in hopes of freeing themselves. Back in Europe, the repots on the situation in Saint-Domignue caused many debates as it eventually became evident that the rhetoric embedded in the Rights of Man could no longer ignore the question of slavery. In the next thirteen years, what began as a Revolution from above transformed itself as a movement from below and secured the fondation of the Haitian state in 1804. 

Original Painting: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. / For more sources of the Haitian Revolution, see here.

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This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:

The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.

According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.

When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.

So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.

This is a theological point that doesn’t come up often enough.

This is really interesting, but I am confused, if that is so then why is it that the Old Testament is still included in the Bible?

From my understanding and interpretation of it the major difference between Jews and Christians is that Jews are still waiting for the messiah. For Christians Jesus is messiah the fulfillment of the Mosaic Laws.

The laws of the OT IMO were established to protect the Jews who were a relatively small tribe of people surrounded by many powerful empires with their own religions. The Mosaic laws for a lack better saying kept the Jews, Jews, a culturally strong community that survived as other civilizations rose and fell around them. To this day you can see the Jewish identity is a very strong one, whether secular or otherwise. Non-secular Jews are still waiting for the messiah because the coming of a messiah is prophesied throughout the Old Testament.

For a majority of Christians the prophecy is fulfilled and Jesus essentially opens the borders. So basically the OT is kept in the Bible is show the build up to the fulfillment of the prophecy. So if you believe in the divinity of Christ the case for it is built in the OT.

So long story short:

OT: The creation of the covenant of God with the Israelis, The establishment of the OT Laws and the Prophecy.

NT: The fulfillment of the OT laws and Prophecy in Jesus Christ.

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Anonymous said: Who are you though? Probably a guy with no friends, right? You're probably an outcast at school. Even at this age you're still hating on something that is made up. It's not real. You may say I don't know you but I do. I really do because "haters" like yourself would be wasting your time on this website hoping that you'll make somebody cry with your hate. Or what you probably cry to your mum that you're ship didn't happen. I laugh at your life. I laugh at you.

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but im not hating? im just saying narusaku doesn’t have a chance. just stating a fact. haters will always hate, i guess. lol

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Fandom talking points that don’t make sense

"Naruto supports SS"

Correct me if i am am wrong but SS = Sasuke + Sakura right?

Well this quote makes sense because we all remember that time Naruto pulled Sasuke to the side and told him how much Sakura really liked him?

No? You don’t remember that?!

Well remember the time Naruto called Sasuke a coward for not revealing his feelings for Sakura?

No?

Ok remember that time when right before Naruto exited a room leaving Sasuke and Sakura alone together he gave Sasuke a sly wink and a thumbs up?

What none of that happened?! I was reading fanfic instead of the manga?

If my sarcasm is not blunt enough I’ll just ask some simple questions, how does Naruto support SS when he’s never supported, hinted at or even fostered Sasuke’s romantic feelings Sakura? (assuming he ever had any)

How do you support a couple and be almost indifferent to the romantic intentions of one half? (Whoa did I just get meta there?)

When did recognizing someone likes someone else equate to supporting it?

There is only one reason I can even imagine where people get this idea and it’s the hospital scene where Naruto left those two alone. A scene where Naruto’s sadness was noted by Tsunade just in case you couldn’t understand the emotion on his face.

You gotta love a fandom where someone’s sadness is used as evidence for positive support.

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soulanum said: I used to ship SS but thank God I realized how dumb I was! The pairing's just too unhealthy! As a Sakura fan, I want her to be happy and she won't be happy with Sasuke around her. I believe she can shine without him or anyone.

Well I wouldn’t go so far as to say you were dumb. I can certainly see the basic if not cliche reasons why anyone would like any of the pairings at first this includes NaruSaku. 

 The thins is IMO the SS we got on the pages is nowhere near the developed SS most of its fans talk about in fanon. 

I agree SS hasn’t made Sakura happy since part 1 and I’ve to see any evidence Sasuke wants to be the guy who makes her happy. Now I also agree Sakura doesn’t need to get a BF to make her happy, I think a fan of hers would want her to find happiness within herself first and foremost. If she happens to find a BF along the way then that’s alright.

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Are you a fucking five year old

So judging by your response if I am five that would make your intellectual standard what? Third trimester? Well at least you can start breathing on your own

Canon SS is a thematic failure and it cannot be redeemed.

Once again I begin with some qualifications. For example I am a NS fan But I understand where one can be a supporter of NH based on matters of interpretation. Granted due to my own reasoning and my suspicion that this manga will indeed end the romance subplot I think NH folk have taken the wrong path in their interpretations, that in addition to overzealous Hinata warriors makes me not a fan of NH

SS on the other hand is artistically shite (gave it some of that British spin) and it has been shite for so long it cannot be redeemed artistically.

Surely the fans can enjoy their perception of it if it actually turns out to be canon. and continue enjoying fan fic. But the product on paper is horrifically executed to the point where its absurd.

Seriously the last chapter is the first time Sasuke has talked to Sakura without being a dick. In between this and his “thank you” in part 1 nothing was exchanged between them besides him trying to kill her three times.

If you didn’t know I was talking about SS and I described a relationship like that to you and then said it was romance you’d be like “wtf?”

Now I am not even saying romance in Naruto is particularly grand. Still SS if it’s even a real thing at this point is the low point of this manga bar none.

Let me offer an explanation to why SS stinks, when interacting with SS fans the themes and motifs they praise do no translate to what has been depicted on the pages.

The themes SS fans seem to enjoy or the hypothetical themes and tropes Kishimoto is supposed to be using are not being executed in the story.

When talking about SS with fans, by SS I mean in a romantic context, the interaction between two characters, the intimacy between the two characters two themes frequently come to surface.

Patient love: (sorry NH SS had this first)

Bad boy redemption:

Patient love:

There is this perception that  Sasuke is returning to Sakura’s unwavering love like some WW II vet who returned to his sweet heart after storming Normandy.

The love interest has gone through troubled times and returns to his devoted partner.

This is an ancient theme I’m sure you’ve heard of Odysseus

When you see those kinds of stories, the patient love stories that SS is supposed to somehow be about in books or movies the dude, the target of affection thinks about the girl he has left behind

There may be flashbacks of their first kiss, their first time together, perhaps the soldier or journeyman carries a locket with the girl’s picture  close to his heart.

The point is it’s portrayed by the author that the love interest carries the memory of the girl with him.

I beg someone, anyone, to show me a single panel in the 681 chapters of this manga of which we are heading towards the climax, where Sasuke thinks of Sakura on her own based on what she means to him platonic or otherwise.

Just give me one, yeah I get the argument is Sasuke’s romantic feelings are ambiguous, but they’re not supposed to be non-existent.

The bottom line is Sasuke went off for three years has been close to death numerous times, didn’t think about Sakura alone ONCE. You would think if he were suppressing his emotions or even unconsciously in love, He would at least miss her company.

Then when they are reunited he treats her like shit. Almost killing her up to three times, talking down to her etc etc

Kishimoto has to disregard thousand of years of cohesive storytelling to pretend SS works on that level.

Bad boy redemption:

The reason this fails is simple, to this point in the manga Sakura has little to no influence on Sasuke’s redemption. Right now the largest contributor is Itachi and with Naruto’s recent “my body moves on it’s own” jibe/insight that seemingly agitated Sasuke its pretty much confirmed the rest is up to Naruto.

Sakura’s love has not and will not be the deciding factor in Sasuke’s redemption. The reality is Sakura has had little to no impact on Sasuke since she failed to get him to stay after her confession in part 1.

Even if recent chapters show us Sasuke cares, he doesn’t care enough, Sakura’s love which is supposed to be this praiseworthy thing doesn’t mean jack shit to him for the majority of the story. Please prove to me otherwise, show me where his knowledge of Sakura’s love has changed him in anyway, has made him make a different or difficult decision, has deterred him from a dark path.

It in all honestly it succeeds more in portraying where love can go wrong, where the heart can blind.

SS fails in everything its supposed to be

Finally I also want to say strong independent woman Sakura is not a SS thing. It actually contradicts the whole concept of a strong independent woman to say that her love for Sasuke is solely what made her strong and not her own independent will.

It also seems to contradict how Sakura seems to hang her head in shame every time Sasuke barks at her.

Concentrate on the overt miss the subtle (subtle for Kishi)

> Go into chapter knowing there has to be some SS

> mfw NaruSaku sneaks into the chapter

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I know the NaruSaku fandom is needlessly insecure and will probably be worried and panicked so….

Quick points:

1) Obito is talking about Naruto.

a) Sakura just brought him up by name

b) Their obvious objective is to get Sasuke. Clearly Sakura wants to help Sasuke if she’s standing right there next to Obito helping. Obito wouldn’t be surprised or talk vaguely about “him” or “when he stumbles” when him/he is the target. Sasuke hasn’t stumbled he needs rescuing, additionally to my knowledge Obito has seen zero positive interaction (like us readers) between Sasuke and Sakura to start to pick up on a pattern of history involving her wanting to help “him” so he could comment on it.

c) His tone and surprise is so ambiguous that it confuses Sakura, If they were talking about the obvious target Sasuke, Sakura would not be confused.

2) Why is this scene there?

The interesting thing about parallels is that even though they somehow don’t matter and or exist in this manga they tend to make people *coughMinatoJiraiyacough* nostalgic

All that being said the REAL SHITSTORM is next week. How Sakura reacts to Sasuke holding will be interesting. She may or may not blush etc etc.