don’t you dare not reblog!!!!!!
If you don’t reblog this I’m judging you.
D: no… just… noooooo… :’(
don’t you dare
anytime I hear of a suicide actually…
guys i love you more than anything. we’re in this together. stay strong. my ask is always open.
architectofolympus asked: Hello! I love your blog, between Narusaku and dogs, you have my heart! Do you have a fic or fic rec tag? Or could you recommend some good Narusaku fics? :) Have a great weekend!
=D Hello there fellow dog lover! It’s quite wonderful to make a new friend (hehe, yes I place my love of dogs over NaruSaku…I place my love of dogs over most things LOL).
I don’t write, I can’t write. I wish I could, I would love to be able to put Sakura, Ino, and Karin’s post war medical adventure into words but I’m too lazy and just not descriptive enough. LOL. Plus, I do have a lot of reading, studying, work to do…tumblr has taken up quite a bit of my spare time. =P Uzuharu has some fic recommendations, I believe, but I’m too lazy to search out the post. Here are some that I like.
Grief by LadyMaestro (she’s on tumblr) I actually requested that she write this, I was curious as to how Naruto would react to Obito had Naruto believed that Sakura had died and she took her precious time and created this for me…and it more than met my expectations! It’s what I envisioned =D, and how I imagine Naruto would react
Beauty by Rosewaters This is “slight” NaruSaku, and I would say it’s focused upon the Naruto-verse as a whole (things that kunoichi might have to deal with). Naruto’s obliviousness shines in this story, and it’s adorably sweet. I’ve skimmed through a lot of this author’s work and the author is really talented. I also like Fairytale by the same author, but that’s pretty confusing and tragic (might not be for most people)…and it is also “slight” NaruSaku, and unlike most of the stories I recommend, the character are out of character..
In Due Time* by yvj (he’s on tumblr) Takes place after the war and is written from Sakura’s perspective (yay). He is wonderful at subtly inserting humor into conversations and situations, and because of that I feel the characters are very in character haha. I just love it, and his style (though I need to re-read it)!
The Chronicles of the Seventh Series Book 1, 2, and 3 by RamenRenegade which I think could be another version of the manga because of how in character the characters are…and I really enjoy his Sakura (she’s powerful, but not so much so that it’s out of character with respect to the manga)…lol. There’s a 4th installment, but I haven’t read that yet. The series is really long, I spent a week (or week and a half?) reading it over the Summer…haha.
Wilderness* by Kanji no Sakka (KnS on Heaven & Earth forums) which is another fiction that I consider another version of the manga character-wise. It’s essentially shows how Naruto and Sakura might act if they’d been forced to go in hiding together in the middle of the war.
Experiments by Shivakashi in which a sexually experienced Naruto helps Sakura experiment and well…gain experiences. Personality-wise, the author’s Sakura and Naruto are in line with their manga selves (but this is rated M so keep that in mind)
Colors of the Heart by cutecrazyice which is silly and fluffy one-shot that makes me smile.
Fiends* by FadingRain03 an AU written in the first person (mostly Naruto’s perspective, but Sakura’s as well at times). It seems lighthearted on the surface (it is mostly based on Naruto’s perspective) but it’s also pretty tense (especially when Sakura is in danger, again it’s in Naruto’s perspective haha). Even though it’s AU, IMO Naruto’s voice really shines through —though the characters are 19-20 so they are more mature versions of their manga selves.
With that I bid you all g’night, especially you my new dog loving friend! =D
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Anonymous asked: Have you noticed NH/SS calling NS sexist because apparently we want Naruto to get Sakura as "prize"? But they have some really sexist mindsets, like how Hinata/Sakura have "proven their love" by waiting/suffering so long yet Naruto/Sasuke are not expected to, they can just get the girl whenever they're ready, Sakura ofc can't do this when it comes to Naruto... And everytime they try to argue why Hinata is better for Naruto it usually boils down to Hinata being the perfect submissive housewife.
There are many individuals in the NH and SS fandom, so obviously within each of those fandoms there are differing opinions etc etc. There are reasonable NH and SS fans, just as there are some unreasonable NS fans. My answer is based on my experiences with some of the unreasonable fans.
Apparently NS-fans are sexist because we don’t care about Sakura’s feelings, but when we point out clear evidence that indicates Sakura’s romantic feelings might be changing NH and SS fans (who I have interacted with) resort to calling Sakura a “vulgar whore.” Hmm, isn’t that sexist?
The majority of NS fans look for evidence that Sakura’s feelings are changing, there are some who ship the pair because they love Naruto and want him to be happy, but in my experience the majority care for both Sakura and Naruto’s feelings. I can’t speak for others, but one thing that drew me in in 631 was the fact that both of these silly kids seemed to feel something during their last exchange in that chapter. NS isn’t as one-sided as NH and SS and that’s the thing. If it’s wrong for Sakura to be a prize (which she wouldn’t be), isn’t it wrong for either Naruto or Sasuke to be a prize? Naruto care for Hinata as he does his comrades, but nothing has indicated that his romantic feelings have shifted away from Sakura. And while Sasuke cared for Sakura as a member of Team 7 and as someone who was a part of what could have been his “new family,” nothing through part 2 has indicated that he cares for her, or that he thinks of her individually. So, why is it OK for Naruto and Sasuke to be prizes? As far as I’m concerned, as a woman, and as a feminist (raised by a feminist father), it’s not OK to deny the autonomy or the freedom of choice and happiness etc etc of a woman or of a man. NH could become canon, SS could become canon. I’m not Kishimoto, I’m no psychic so I don’t know what will happen, but as the manga is written there is next to no evidence that NH or SS will happen in place of NS (after all for Naruto to fall for Hinata or for Sasuke and Sakura to get together the number one non-giverupper would have to give up. What are the chances of that?)
Some, again not all, also point out that Hinata would be the “perfect housewife” (because, you know…she offered tea to her father or something. Please, whenever I’m at my parents place I make tea for my dad, it doesn’t mean I’d be a good housewife…in fact…I know I’d be a terrible housewife). But, Naruto’s not attracted to that. He was awed when Sakura took over the hospital at Suna, he looked like he was having a peaceful, blissful orgasm when he first saw Sakura punch the ground against Kakashi. Nothing indicates that Naruto would be attracted to a submissive type. If that was his type, then he wouldn’t have fallen for Sakura in the first place.
Another sexist SS argument, is that Sakura is the perfect person to help Sasuke build his clan…you know, that Sakura could become a breeder for Sasuke. And, well that is sexist as I’m sure most people could figure out but I’ll comment on something else. As far as we know Sakura could become a breeder for Sasuke. It’s possible, as far as we know she’s healthy and has no fertility issues, but if Sasuke goal to “re-build his clan” had anything to do with procreation (and it does NOT, it’s related to bringing honor back to the Uchiha) then Sasuke wouldn’t stick to one woman, it would be impractical. In fact, if that were Sasuke’s goal SS would become canon, but chances are so would SasuIno, and so would…SASUKARIN…you know, the pairing many SS fans seem to hate (which makes very little logical sense, isn’t SK what most SS fans wish SS actually was??). But considering the fact these particular NH and SS shippers I’m thinking of (and no, I won’t name names for several reasons, not the least being that I don’t remember their usernames) often pick and choose which portions of the manga are actually canon and which are not…it’s not surprising that they’d rethink their vision of Sasuke choosing simply to incubate and birth his Uchiha brood.
What’s also funny about this is NS gets attacked on two fronts. Some people think NS is sexist for seeing Sakura as a prize and certain people from the same fanbase think Sakura is is undeserving of Naruto’s love.
Sakura is the only love interest I’ve ever seen to be simultaneously depicted as a prize and a curse by the same subsection of a fandom.
Anonymous asked: I could never love anyone who carelessly used my feelings. I think Naruto could easily fall out of love with Sakura because of how much of a heartless bitch she was to him during the Kage arc. Using his feelings, killing his bestfriend, making him lose both his teammates. I would have never spoke to her again and hated her for the rest of my life. I dont think it's farfetched to believe that he could very easily fall out of love with her and grow very distant from her in the future
Let me get this straight, if the person you already love tells you zhe loves you because as a last ditch effort, hoping against hope that you’ll change your track so that you’ll be safe and protected from someone who has joined a terrorist organization that is specifically targeting you to kill you (I think it’s important to mention that this person has tried to kill you on at least two occasions), when that doesn’t work zhe goes after that person who has become a world wide criminal and instigated an attack against an individual as ordered to do so (proving that said person wouldn’t hesitate to attack you) all with the intention to ease some of your burdens and to protect you from this attempted murder (who you refer to as a best friend, but who refuses to acknowledge you) and you’ll not only fall out of love with zher (which is understandable to an extent), but you stop talking to zhim and you’ll hate zhim for the rest of your life? Well, someone certainly would be heartless in this situation, and let me give you a hint, it’s not the person you love(d). If you truly believe that that’s how you’d react, then it seems that you either have a somewhat immature view of love and human relationships, or that you’d be a terrible person to date (or I guess it could be a bit of both). Let me give you some professional advice (I used to work as a health educator at a clinic, I used to test for STDs, help individuals get help for addictions, I used to teach sex ed, and I often found myself working as a relationship counselor/mediator between parents and their adult children, couples, couples who were engaged, platonic friends etc etc etc), relationships are complicated. People you love will often disappoint you and at times it is important and healthy to break ties for your own well-being, but other times it’s very easy to throw away a relationship that is over-all wonderful, positive, and healthy because you are too set in your ways and doing so, so easily, on all occasions without trying to understand zher side of the story will probably more often than not lead to misery. If you really would not consider your love’s perspective, I urge you to asses your mindset when it comes to relationships. Narutio isn’t like you. Luckily Naruto is more mature when it comes to love and sympathetic than you are, that’s partially why he is an awe inspiring hero. If he were more like you, then Gaara might still be blood thirsty, Zabuza would never have acknowledged his (creepy) bond with Haku, Nagato would never have turned and Kakashi would still be dead.
Having said that I actually think that Kishi could have used that arc to change Naruto’s feelings and perspective. Hinata confessed to him (though, that did nearly lead to his suicide, I am happy he doesn’t hold that against her though) and Sakura’s actions could have resulted in his romantic feelings changing…but Kishi has shown multiple times that his feelings haven’t changed, that he still prioritizes Sakura (would you like some examples? I’ll post some that come quickly to mind after I’ve finished this paragraph). Naruto has had romantic feelings for (loved) Sakura for at minimum 653 chapters (he’s had feelings for her since before chapter 3, but it’s in chapter 3 that his romantic feelings were introduced and yes in case you are wondering Naruto’s romantic feelings were introduced before Sakura’s for Sasuke and much before Hinata’s for Naruto…and Sakura was introduced into the story before Sasuke was, isn’t that interesting?), the manga probably has about 100 chapters left (and I think I’m being generous) and romance will not be the focus of the majority of those chapters. I’ll tell you now, considering Kishi already established that Naruto does not resent Sakura because of her decisions during the 5 Kage Summit Arc, it’s extremely unlikely that Naruto will fall out of love with Sakura (for that reason).
Look at Naruto’s expression just after Sasuke choked and tried to kill the girl he loves.
Read how upset Naruto is that the boys were “sleeping” when Sakura was emotionally distressed and in danger (and he doesn’t express anger towards Sakura for putting them to sleep, not here and not later).
Here, Kiba (rightfully) expresses his anger with Sakura and Sai, and Naruto’s reaction is to ask Kiba to quit whining. NOTHING indicates that he too is angry with Sakura.
Here Kishi uses Minato’s return to re-establish Naruto’s feelings for Sakura. They have not changed, Sakura is still the person Naruto considers in a romantic light. And before you try to say “that’s just comedy,” no, you’re wrong what Naruto says is NOT comedy. Sakura’s reaction (despite the fact that she doesn’t deny Naruto’s statement, even though Minato asked her the question)…her embarrassment is played for comedy, Naruto’s answer is not. Naruto does not display any of the his tell-tale sights that indicate he’s about to do something silly, sneaky, that he’s about to play a prank. Anyone who reads the manga and actually understand Naruto as depicted would concede that Naruto’s answer is not meant to be played as a joke, or as lighthearted.
As I’ve shown you, though Kishi could have used the 5 Kage Arc to change Naruto’s feelings for Sakura (and to change the central romantic story of this manga), he did not. Kishi has shown us that Sakura’s actions of that arc do not affect Naruto’s feelings for her. If he moves on from Sakura (which is highly unlikely), he will do for other reasons.
Lastly, I’d like to point out that your world view and moral compass —and mine— are irrelevant to the manga; when attempting to analyze and predict what will happen in the future, we must do so while considering what has been established in the manga. For example, your entire premise in the message you sent me was based on the notion that her intentions don’t matter (of course, I’m assuming that you actually took the time to analyze her actual intentions during that arc) and that her actions take precedence; however that does not fit with the logic of the manga. Within the manga there are several instances in which intentions (or motivations, or explanations) are given greater consideration than the actual actions. I’ll give you one major example —Itachi. Itachi murdered Sasuke’s entire clan (including his parents), Itachi abused and manipulated Sasuke, Itachi hospitalized Sasuke, Itachi drove Sasuke mad with the need for power and once his motivations and intentions were revealed, Sasuke forgave him completely. As it is, Sasuke doesn’t just sympathize with Itachi, Sasuke doesn’t just understand what drove him, Sasuke defends without criticism (or with very little criticism, I might have forgotten something) Itachi as if he did nothing (or very little) wrong. And another quick example before I go, Naruto’s views on Sasuke. He has tried to kill Naruto on many occasions, he has tried to kill many people Naruto cares about, he has joined a terrorist organization that is after him, and that killed Gaara, killed Jiraiya, and killed Asuma yet Naruto hasn’t given up on him, Naruto hasn’t turned his back on him, Naruto hasn’t closed off communication with him, Naruto doesn’t hate him. If you think that anything Sakura has done comes close to anything Itachi or Sasuke has done, then you are extremely confused.
Great points,morgiane,sadly those people will never acknowledge this and will quickly disregard it no matter how good the explanation is. But this anon and more people need to realize that Sakura did what she did FOR Naruto , his happiness ,his feelings ,his well-being , his health and all were more important than Sasuke. She wanted to take off the burden off his shoulders and prevent him from dying at the hands of Sasuke , nobody looks at what she tried to do for Naruto, not only that , but they read only that one sentence ” I hate people who lie to themselves ” and that stupid panel 540, no one saw the girl caring a lot for him and all that he represents. That they forget that the POAL hurt Naruto and Sakura at the same time? No. Did they saw that she is ready to do everything for him to make him happy ? No. All they do is read this at the summit what happened under the bridge and after that doesn’t count , just skip it.. No, just no.
What we see is just ”she loves Sasuke” and all of them screamed NS is dead , everything else is dismissed horribly and for what?
It’s almost funny, that anon confirmed Chatte, unchartedroads, and my suspicions (and I’m sure the suspicions of many others). I wonder if zhe realizes that just before I received the ask, I was having a discussion about cherry picking, and bad reading comprehension.
I think what most distressing, aside from the refusal to comprehend the manga, is the drive to reduce Naruto and Sakura’s bond. The anon spoke as if it would be easy for Naruto to stop talking to Sakura, as if it would be easy for him to pretend that she no longer exists —but it wouldn’t be. She’s been a constant in Naruto’s life, she’s one of the four people Naruto credits with saving him from his loneliness (and the only girl) and in addition to that she understands just how much and why Naruto needs to “save” Sasuke so badly. Even if he were to stop loving her romantically, how can anyone believe he’d end his relationship with her because she was driven to protect him? Naruto isn’t a hard character to understand, and anyone who understands him know that Naruto wouln’t break a bond for something like this —he still believe that his relationship and bond with Sasuke are worth fighting for and Sasuke has tried to kill him multiple times…sigh.