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Simon last won the day on May 26 2020

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    Back From Self-Induced Exile
  • Birthday 10/16/1992

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  1. Simon

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    Thanks for reminding me why I stopped coming here, Huff. Truly.
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    That Ninetales oh my god
  3. Simon

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    So, this is something I have to contest. It is a freaking miracle Sasuke is even remotely functional as a person. Sasuke's life: At eight years old, his loving older brother murders his entire extended family and makes him watch it over and over again. For three days. At eight years old. Four years later, with no support network whatsoever, he graduates top of his class. Some time later, when he's finally made some friends, gotten stronger, and seems to be on the way to a healthy life, his brother shows up again and repeats the mental torture. This time, Sasuke's thirteen, and gets put into a coma from it this time. This time, a new group (Orochimaru and his minions) offer him the power he thinks he'll need to achieve his goal of revenge. They tell him that his bonds with his comrades, everything he's been doing, is holding him back. Sasuke, after mulling it over for multiple weeks, leaves in pursuit of greater power. Three years later, when Sasuke finally achieves his nearly decade-long quest for vengeance, defeating his brother ... he finds out it was all for nothing. His brother was ordered to kill their entire family, to protect the village he abandoned in pursuit of power. And now Sasuke gets manipulated by yet another person (Obito) into taking a path of vengeance. This time, he... goes nuts. He goes off the rails in pursuit of revenge on the village leaders that did what they did. (He is also sixteen years old at this point. You try making sane decisions as a thirteen/sixteen year old orphan, when everyone in sight is trying to manipulate him into doing their bidding.) And finally, during the war arc, Sasuke gets the truth from his reanimated brother. He's pushed back toward sanity, and with perhaps his first independent thought in a decade, decides he wants to know the full story before going any further. So he gets the full story. He learns about the origins of the ninja system, about everything that made the village elders tell his brother to kill their entire family. And he decides he wants to make a new system. One where he'll be the Lelouch of the world, ruling through fear, so nobody ever does something like that again. Where he is the object of the world's hate. And then Naruto teaches him friendship through a brofist so spectacular it destroys a part of his arm, and he goes off to learn more about the world and himself. Sasuke is essentially a character with little to no guidance. Sasuke is an emotional trainwreck with no one to really help him out, except Naruto. And when your biggest asset to positive mental health is a peer and not some adult figure, that is probably a bad thing. Guy spent first half of the story trying to kill his brother and when he finally did, oops, he loved you all along. So Sasuke just sort of starts doing things with vague concepts attached to them after this. He has no one to really lean on like Naruto and no one to tell him, "No Sasuke, don't go attack the Kage Summit, you will die." His lack of ties with people means there's no one there to stop him really (except of course Naruto) and by the end nobody can physically stop him from continuing to make bad decisions... except Naruto... as usual. It's this lack of voice of reason for Sasuke that plays a major role in him being, well, Sasuke. ...that kinda got longwinded. But there's my character analysis on Sasuke. Screwed up kid who makes dumb decisions, and is thus a fantastic character. (and really, emo? Emos whine. Sasuke went out to solve his problems. By killing people, sure, but still. That ain't emo.) edit: FUCK I FORGOT THE BEST PART
  4. Simon

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    I liked the Bort movie, but the new manga's artwork is atrocious. Those are supposed to be Sakura and Hinata. The artwork is molten sewage. I mean, when you talk about power levels... - literally the first page of the manga Fifteen years later, and people are still complaining that it actually lived up to the hype.
  5. Simon

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    It's taken me nearly nine months to get to chapter 430, and there's 700 chapters + the ten-chapter gaiden manga, so... yeah. That said, I think it's a better manga than quite a few people give it credit for. I don't want to clog this particular thread, but there's stuff that was foreshadowed years in advance, and the character development flows a lot better when it's taken as a whole rather than on a weekly/monthly basis. I like Naruto more now than I did when I started the thing (at the time, it was primarily to clear up rampant fanon).
  6. Simon

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    Shameless plug for a thing I'm doing over on Spacebattles, a comprehensive reread of the Naruto manga. Yes, I'm insane.
  7. I know almost nobody here follows baseball, but this is one of the funniest stories ever. White Sox star pitcher Chris Sale didn't want to wear the throwback jerseys tonight, so he cut them up with a knife in the clubhouse so nobody could wear them. This is hysterical. also tomorrow's my last day (for real this time) at the country club
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  9. Jeurys what even are you doing
  10. Simon


    Oh my god, IV training is now a thing. oh and some new Pokemon
  11. it took me two god damned weeks to log in with the same password i've been using on this forum for three years what the hell also how do you not have a reaction image bookmark folder