TemaTen for that anon! Sorry I deleted your ask 🥲
TemaTen for that anon! Sorry I deleted your ask 🥲
Ok I love that series the real housewives of Konoha but the fatphobia in that comment section got me ready to commit some crimes.
that old tumblr textpost about a bunch of bros and their token tomboy girl having to go under cover with the girl dressing up but everyone’s like “no you look so uncomfortable” and then one of them does it instead... that’s so team gai. tenten needs to be dressed up and gai neji and lee are like “listen you look beautiful but i’m getting the vibe that you hate it” while she absolutely radiates seething hatred and radical discomfort. so lee does it instead and knocks everyone out with his what’s ur name b o b so they calling u bob 💅💅💅
when night falls...
Tenten: Aren’t you supposed to be watching Gai-sensei?
Kakashi: Nah, he’s over there dazzling some scientists.
[Cut to Gai surrounded by a crowd of people with notebooks out]
Gai: I think all men are at least 30% attracted to me.
Gai: My mother cried when I was born because she knew she could never be better than me.
Gai: At any given moment, I’m thinking about one thing: Kakashi Hatake, hunkered over, eating dog food.
Gai: I feel like I’m the Paris of people.
Kakashi: Okay, let’s settle this. [Points to Gai's shirt] What color is this?
Tenten: It’s light grey.
Neji: Grey, duh.
Kakashi: Okay. Now tell them what color you think it is.
Gai, very quietly: Dark white...
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She was like some spellbinding goddess of the earth, and Shino found himself mesmerised by her ethereal beauty all over again. [Shino x Tenten]
@naruto-smut-monday - September Prompt: Fated
Warnings: Semi-Public Sex. Graphic Sexual Scene.
It's weird! Usually, I would be all on the prompt 'Dirty Little Secret' which was the other prompt but I felt the want for some romance this month! 🥰
Alternative Story Link: [Ao3🔗]
Right now I have a lot to do so I just have messy sketches 😔
𝓝𝓮𝓳𝓲: 𝒲𝒽𝓎 𝓌𝑜𝓊𝓁𝒹 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝑔𝒾𝓋𝑒 𝒯𝑒𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓃 𝒶 𝓀𝓃𝒾𝒻𝑒?!
𝓛𝓮𝓮: 𝒮𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝑒𝓁𝓉 𝓊𝓃𝓈𝒶𝒻𝑒.
𝓝𝓮𝓳𝓲: 𝒲𝑒𝓁𝓁, 𝓃𝑜𝓌 𝐼 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓁 𝓊𝓃𝓈𝒶𝒻𝑒.
𝓛𝓮𝓮: 𝒲𝑜𝓊𝓁𝒹 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓁𝓈𝑜 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝒶 𝓀𝓃𝒾𝒻𝑒?
y’all are telling me you don’t see it?
This is not a post I write to be completely serious -or well, serious in the sense that I truly believe what I’ll say here, but not in the fact that this is meant to be taken as an in-depth analysis.
It’s quite usual for me to find (without even looking, since I’m not particularly interested in participating in these types of discussions) a variant of the debate I introduced in the title. This subject arises particularly from the Sakura Haruno fandom, who often (and I mean, seriously often) introduces this question as to receive a very specific answer -I shouldn’t need to say which result they’re looking for since it’s rather obvious.
And again, this is not to diminish Sakura’s merits (an affirmation I need to do often since most of the time I express disagreement with their conclusion I get labeled as a “hater”) -but her achievements are often blown out of proportion for the sake of putting her in the same level of growth as both her male counterparts.
[Notice how the debate is always limited to the female spectrum, not only because Sakura would be pushed rather down on the list should men be allowed to participate; meaning, there’s a clear intention of making her achieve a higher position when shortening the field, but also because Sakura (or rather, her fans) need her to be the best female choice -and yes, their internalized sexism is the main reason].
We can't oversee the fact that many of these stans are also people who fall into the category of the "self-inserts" type of fandom that Sakura's character possesses; hence it isn't solely about putting their favorite character in the top position, but themselves as well. The thing is, while I don’t disagree that Sakura is -in fact- a rather capable kunoichi, I don’t truly understand where her superiority comes from, so I shall try to break this down:
When it comes to power-comparison there’s a type of technique that gets particularly elevated above others: Physical strength (the type Sakura uses).
It’s likely that one of the main reasons why people hold this particular skill above the others is because it provokes (visible) physical trauma on the victims, while other techniques (such as genjutsu and some ninjutsu) are brushed off as uncomparable in the power-scale.
Seeing as Naruto manga made quite a spectacle of showing exactly how powerful a genjutsu can be, the sudden degradation of those techniques in the kunoichi spectrum is rather telling of their bias. It can't also go unnoticed how popular her type of technique is in the western fandom (where most of her stans are from) -a characteristic that many famous superheroes that Hollywood introduced and perpetuated share, hence, the technique's relevance.
I know that “power” isn’t a synonym for “strong”, but these two concepts are quite often mixed giving Sakura a position in the power scale she does not possess.
There’re female characters that are often suspiciously absent or demoted (without the demoter presenting much -if any- evidence as to why would their favorite female character be able to surpass them) from such discussions, such as:
Mei: Mizukage who possess not one, but two Kekkei Genkai and fought against and was complemented by non-other than Madara.
Konan: -who created paper-manipulation as ninjutsu and was able to force Obito to use Izanagi.
Chiyo: a woman who is a puppet master and a medic-nin, being able to create a Jutsu that brings back people from death (but dies in the process).
Anko: Orochimaru’s pupil who uses snakes as her master does and was able to survive the Cursed Mark Seal.
Kushina: pure-blooded Uzumaki, the former vessel of Kurama who can summon chakra chains powerful enough to hold down the nine-tailed beast. Temari: Who achieved the position of Jönin way before the war and was able to use her fan against Madara, amongst many others.
It’s frequent to see these females being either ignored or downgraded for the purpose of highlighting Sakura's skills, but none of them have to go anywhere near her in order to defeat her. Sakura’s punches are effective as long as they make contact with the target, but her fans (for some reason), assume that because she’s a medic-nin she’s faster than any of them, even when Chiyo’s reflexes are canonically better than Sakura’s.
As a personal note, since people might disagree, I think that none of the kunoichis inside the famous K-11 group are able to surpass or be equally strong as the “senior female characters” the manga introduces.
Besides the women I mentioned in the previous point, Tsunade is another victim of this practice -let’s remember: Sakura invented none of the techniques she uses, in that sense, Tsunade is far more useful in the grand scheme of things since she came up with Jutsus that compensated her “small” pool of chakra and was willing to pass on her knowledge. Furthermore, while -again- Sakura’s feats are not to be diminished, her fans consider she surpassed her mentor because she was able to:
a) Punch a God.
I’d like to add some things to this point: Sakura attacked Kaguya while she was distracted escaping both Naruto and Sasuke and by taking advantage of her blind spot. It’s still a feat -yet this context isn’t brought up.
Furthermore, I’ve literally read people diminishing Ino’s feat (to mention another K-11 kunoichi whose growth was shown during the War Arc) of connecting the entire Shinobi Alliance because “Naruto helped her with his chakra cloak, don’t try to reach”, yet Sakura punches Kaguya after receiving that help as well -why context matters in a case yet not in the other?
b) She had just achieved Bakugou and was able to summon Katsuyu and cure thousands.
She was able to do both because -again, she was taught by Tsunade, who invented and developed it (let’s remember that the technique allows both of them to store chakra and it’s the only reason why they were able to cure people with Katsuyu).
Sakura’s young age is often brought up, but are we forgetting that Tsunade (much older than Sakura and who used Creation Rebirth which shortens her life-span, hence why she needs to Henge herself as to appear younger) fought Madara, was cut in half, had enough chakra control to summon Katsuyu and cure four Kages and herself using the Bakugou seal that she replenished merely weeks after Pein’s invasion?
Of course Sakura has “more time to improve her control” giving her age, but people are assuming that because of her youth she’ll undoubtedly reach that potential yet canonically, up until the last chapter of the manga, Tsunade is still quite superior.
Speaking of K-11 kunoichis, Sakura is always elected as the “strongest one” amongst them.
And yes, I do believe that Ino -I’ll use her since she’s Sakura’s rival and who was shown the most- would have troubles defeating Sakura in a physical match, Sakura would have a hard time trying to connect mentally with anyone: so why the parameters to decide who’s the “strongest” (often used as “better”, hence this example) accommodates solely Sakura’s techniques? And before people argue this by stating that Ino’s Jutsu is a Hidden Technique whilst Sakura isn’t: Sakura learned that technique from Tsunade -it isn’t a fighting style universally/publicly known. Both skills need specific parameters in order to be learned: One, naturally perfect chakra control, the other, being born in the Yamanaka clan.
I am not stating with this that Ino would be able to defeat Sakura, yet the fight wouldn’t be as “easy” as people make it seem -for one, Ino doesn’t need to actually damage Sakura’s body (so the Creation Rebirth she can perform in order to heal wouldn’t be a decisive factor), and two -like I said- physical strength isn’t always a deciding winner -hell, Sasuke and Naruto were able to fool Zabuza, who clearly outmatched them both.
"But Sakura canonically broke free from Ino's Jutsu, so she'll do it again".
While that affirmation it's true, it's to be noted that the Inner-Sakura that allowed her to break free is nowhere to be seen in Shippuden. But if we decided that such detail isn't reason enough to assume Sakura wouldn't be able to break free again -which, fair point; we need to keep canon consistency and also assume, since Ino canonically outsmarted Sakura, that she will do so again.
Now, and I do admit my own bias for the aforementioned kunoichi (yet, I do believe I'm fair in judgment), why haven't I spoken about the other two kunoichis in K-11? Well, to be honest, I believe that Sakura would have more chances with both of them: Tenten and Hinata's attacks rely on physical damage and Sakura is able to instantly heal from those. But it is fair to assume Tenten, given her range and general performance would be able to hold herself far better in a match against Naruto's heroine. However, Hinata's taijutsu style would allow her to put Sakura in a difficult position should she be fast enough to strike without getting punched, but Hinata (out of all the kunoichis) is probably the slowest.
Yet, again, physical strength doesn’t automatically decide the winner.
Sakura is an asset as a ninja in specific situations in the same manner other female characters are important in their chosen field -trying to diminish their relevance/power solely to put Sakura above them is a practice that not only personally annoys me but that it’s quite useless. I wouldn’t trust Sakura to infiltrate a secret organization: She wasn’t trained/nor possess any technique to do so.
Funnily enough, Kaguya is often brought up to give the debate some “seriousness” -of course, Kaguya isn’t a kunoichi, so she’s basically mentioned when discussing the “strongest female character” in the general aspect-, they often put her in the first place (because, well, she’s a God and had to be literally defeated by the two strongest characters in the manga), only to quickly add Sakura in the second position (most of the time the potential mentioned in the point 3.b is an important factor when justifying such decision. Yet that kindness isn’t giving to the rest of the young female-cast).
Is it really that important to elevate a female character above others? The so-called sisterhood that they claim to have when discussing them suddenly flies out the window if it means elevating their favorite (it happens in other fandoms, as well, but Sakura’s is the one where I see it often), they even masquerade their true desire by pointing out some “good qualities” of the other women, yet it comes off as condescending since they still perform many of the points mentioned above.
Debating who's the "strongest" or "better" kunoichi is nonsensical without establishing in which context are we putting these female characters as to "measure" them, the 'default' setting they use for this discussion favors solely Sakura's techniques -yet she isn't even the “strongest” one in those given parameters.