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17 August 2011 @ 06:50 pm
Naruto 551 (spoilingly spoiling spoilers)  
...wait we waited on pins and needles for this?  I wanted moar Shisui; Kishi you are a cocktease of the highest caliber.

/shakes fist

Uhrrrrrm.  IDK guys. I'm kind of caught between KYAA ITACHI YOU GO GURL (YOUR JOKES ARE THE SUBTLEST) and '.....really?'  omg Nagato, so terrifying and hardco-- oh, what's that?  Yeah, sword of totsuka? That was about as predictable as a predictable thing can get.  I suppose, though, if you've got THUNDERFURY, BLESSED BLADE OF THE WINDSEEKER at your disposal, why not?  Still, the term 'genius' seems to have lost all meaning a long time ago; I've yet to see it, and that makes me kind of sad, because I don't doubt it.

I suppose that's one thing, though; at least he's moving shit right along, keeping the fights short.

...good luck trying to convince me that this isn't commentary on the series itself.  KISHI KNOWS, MAN.  On the plus side, the discussions on my plurk list have been full of interesting. xDD  Also, now that someone asked about the 'wait, so is Itachi not a zombie?  Will he get to stick around?  Why the fuck doesn't Kabuto just unsummon him if he's going to cause trouble?  My only imaginable response to this at 6 am was he's just going to be like Ed from Shaun of the Dead and live in Naruto's woodshed after this is all said and done, duh.

But.  'So, Naruto ... why are you alive, then?'  I cackled.
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emanga: roystonemanga on August 18th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
Also, now that someone asked about the 'wait, so is Itachi not a zombie? Will he get to stick around? Why the fuck doesn't Kabuto just unsummon him if he's going to cause trouble?

If I'm remembering right, zombies summoned by Kabutomaru's technique have free will at first, and then he puts some kind of seal on them to keep them under control. Itachi broke the seal or something to that effect, meaning he's still a zombie but Kabutomaru can't force him to do anything. And I'm not sure how the 'un-summoning' process works, but it probably got screwed up for the same reasons.
arclights on August 18th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
Huh. I'll have to go back and read that; I remember Oro's a bit better, honestly. SO MUCH NONSENSE I HAVE TROUBLE SEPARATING THE REST OF IT \o_o/

But you're probably right! xD Thanks for the clarification~
nthcoincident on August 18th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
You know what makes this really awesome is that "alive" is not clearly not any kind of binary state in this manga; people like Nagato/Orochimaru/fucking Madara/the Shodaime blowup doll are technically dead and that has not hindered them in the slightest ("I stole Hashirama's life force and it uh ~keeps me going~" REALLY PRINCESS, DOES IT?) So every time anyone mentions being alive or dead I completely ignore that shit and you should join me because it saves you hundreds in sanity.

I don't even ship ItaNaru and this was full of the shenanigans. D-did they really just have a snarky humor moment? Is Itachi enjoying this? Is Sasuke going to get pissed off at Itachi and Naruto's newfound BFFdom

idk man. I have not believed anything said in this series since Madara began making shit up with such obvious and unholy glee. THEY ARE EVIL NINJAS THEY ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED. let's go care about sparkly vampire monster shinsengumi instead because at this point that makes more sense.
[ heart's a mess ]: my poor headarclights on August 18th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
...that is probably the best idea, yes. Excuse my while I adopt this cool zen philosophy for my own.

Oh man. Oh man. The shenanigans have this shipper squeaking in delight, but also my heart is breaking so much. BECAUSE I THINK HE IS. I think Itachi, in this weird-ass zombie-in-the-middle-of-ninjapocalypse post-traumatic-death-post-traumatic-life is probably enjoying himself for the first time since he was a beebling. And that is so epically unfair, holy shit. And then he's going to die epically again, probably in the next few chapters. Probably after doing something heart-rendingly heroic. Also Sasuke can go fuck himself; Itachi is a way better bff. Also his enthusiasm is adorable.

/wibbles quietly

And ... haha yeah, I'm actually with you there. Madara is such a troll, and everyone's like YEAH TRUST THE FINAL BOSS, GO GO GO ... really, kids? YES. Yes to all my little hakuoukis x33 HAVE YOU SEEN? First part of Okita's OVA is out but not translated yet. STILL. Saitou morphed into Hotohori & Nuriko's lovechild and now there is no unseeing and Kondo's love for Okita is beautiful and pure and full of green onions, hah!

Randomly, I want to make AMVs for this damn series. Set to this, because fuck.
Tokiyasesshy_is_sexii on August 18th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)

ksjldfjs I didn't know you were on Plurk (or I forget o-orz) CAN I ADD YOU?
[ heart's a mess ]: death wears bunny slippersarclights on August 18th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)

lksjdf yes for years, sob ADD ME. ♥ @miriya!
the cupcake vixen?: kurogane; not honest butmyrioddity on August 19th, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
ahahahaha oh god, that picture, I thought it was something you made at first--there's no way that isn't about the series itself--I died giggling. I am about eight zillion chapters behind on Naruto because I gave up years ago, but I've been following what happens on & off for the lulz for a while.

I have been a Hakuouki truant thanks to being (at last!) employed but I am going to get on that shit ASAP.
arclights on August 19th, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, the first time I saw someone post it on my plurk list, I thought it was a shop, too. BUT NO, NO KISHI IS TROLLING. I try to do the same, but man, say the magic weasel's name and I'll come running every time. I AM CHEAP AND EASY LIKE THAT. v.v

Hah! I have been rather truant myself, having started my new role in the company and suddenly having my sleep schedule FLIPPED ON ITS HEAD (seriously, I've been waking up about the same time I was going to bed for the last several months how do I deal) COME TO USSSSSS vampire samurai hahaha ♥