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31 May 2013 @ 01:49 am
Haters keep hating...  

Not a big fan of Sakura? Cool, I don't like Sasuke myself so it's understandable not to like a character. But to say:

You mean the new a**pull power up she gets ONLY cause she's a member of team 7. Yeah, that'll be helpful for about 2 pages.

Oh Sakura, you poor maiden. The fact that you trained super hard for this moment for 3 years doesn't mean anything. No, not at all. The latest chapter wasn't concentrated on Sakura to show her development since the first chapter, no, it was to show you only get great skills if you're on special 7.

Sakura, you are still useless despite getting rid of all those baddies.


Doggie: Doggiedoggiedynasty on May 31st, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
I'm still find the sudden development awkward, but...

Lots of people won't get Sakura credit, nor Tsunade, because they're not like everyone else. This is still despite showing they're relentless strength, apparently it is nothing. Or it is just too linear? I also don't appreciate fandoms looking down on the role of medics/doctors.

What Sakura is trying to say that, NOT that she is a powerful as uber Sasuke and Naruto Main character and genius clan syndrome, but that she has significance in the team.
Banwar Jesticles: Depressedkankurette on May 31st, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
IMO Sakura deserves a hell of a lot of praise just for the fact that she's at a major disadvantage compared to Naruto and Sasuke - their Kyuubi / Sharingan gives them a leg up. Sakura has had to work for her abilities. She wasn't born with them. She earned them through three years of hard work.
Lily: Heroinewhitelilies22 on June 1st, 2013 07:49 am (UTC)
Oh for sure, I didn't see the Sakura power-up coming and I feel Kishi still hasn't found the right way to write her character...but it was still nice to see :)

More of these people should play RPGs without a medic on their team - lets see how they like that.
Doggie: Doggiedoggiedynasty on June 3rd, 2013 06:53 am (UTC)
Dude, a white mage that can hit hard and has high stamina? I'd say is a winner.
Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯: the borgiasrosaxx50 on May 31st, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
Lol, I'm ambivalent on using this as a power-up, but the hatred for her is so ridiculous.

If she doesn't fight = useless.
If she fights but isn't ridiculously powerful = useless.
If she fights and is ridiculously powerful = Mary Sue.

There's just no way to win.

ETA: Psst, do you mean chapter 632?

Edited at 2013-05-31 01:08 pm (UTC)
Lily: Heroinewhitelilies22 on June 1st, 2013 07:49 am (UTC)
Yes, yes I do mean 632. Whoops.
Banwar Jesticles: Dalekkankurette on May 31st, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
I get why people are complaining, but honestly? Sakura being the new Tsunade has been mentioned a lot, it's not like she got some random-arse jutsu that is completely implausible for her. I wish there'd been a bit more build-up to this, but I'm so happy to see her back in action. And you know you've done something cool when even Sasuke is impressed.

Basically, it's Sakura. She can't do anything right. People moan about how she does nothing except heal and is boring and useless, and when she finally does get to do cool stuff, apparently she's stealing screentime from Hinata, her new jutsu is an arse pull, she's ripping off Tsunade, it's too late, blah blah fucking blah. I think some Naruto fans won't be happy unless Kishimoto kills her.
Lighthearted Cynic: Orihime - Don't Think Soslayerofgod on June 1st, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
I think some Naruto fans won't be happy unless Kishimoto kills her.

That's pretty much it. Her being "useless" in part one ruined her for all of these people (Plus the fact she's female), and then the fake love confession only gave them a somewhat more credible reason.
Lily: Heroinewhitelilies22 on June 1st, 2013 07:52 am (UTC)
Agreed, the build-up wasn't condensed as it could've been, which sucks since all the women received quite a few lovely scenes in more than one chapter. Too bad it didn't happen for her - it's as if Kishi wanted to move things along with the Team 7 angle.

I bet you if people were in her place, they wouldn't think of themselves as useless at all :p
Lighthearted Cynic: Orihime - Don't Think Soslayerofgod on June 1st, 2013 03:55 am (UTC)
Knew this was coming.

Her power up *was* kind of out of nowhere, but a. Naruto jumped pretty fast in his power ups in Shippuden (To keep up with Sasuke) and b. Who cares? Sakura gets to be awesome and relevant.
Lily: Heroinewhitelilies22 on June 1st, 2013 07:55 am (UTC)
Oh yea, so did I as soon I read the first few pages. As I somewhat mentioned in another comment, if these people who bashed Sakura were in her place (hating the more immature and inexperienced selves then being able to fight alongside her teammates without being a damsel in distress), then I'm sure they would be praising themselves for being so strong and surpassing their own expectations.

People lack empathy, even for fictional characters.
the girl that couldn't fly: a sense of stillness; before the stormlone_gothic on June 2nd, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
I hadn't read Naruto ever since the 'Sakura's fake love confession/Karin gets nearly killed/Sakura fails to kill Sasuke' chapter because I gave up at the 'I'm never going to catch up to them' spiel she had, and that was frustrating as hell. But this chapter? Being told that Sakura finally gets to do stuff? I actually read it. And it was amazing. <3 So thank you for posting this, because I never would've known about Sakura being badass otherwise.
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Banwar Jesticles: Dalekkankurette on June 15th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about NF. Kind of depressing how I can barely go in most of the FCs now since they're full of Sakura-bashing, though at least the owner of the Hinata FC is very strict about it. I mainly stick to the Sakura and NS FCs these days.