Some thoughts on the Sakura hubbub

bodegacowboy:

FWIW I am still a fan of the character so if my take comes across as being the ramblings of a Sakura apologist well que sera sera.

A) ASSUMING Obito could perhaps die my initial reaction is simply Sakura is not a killer. In the sense that for example Kakashi and Sasuke are killers whether for legitimate reasons or otherwise. And I don’t know why people are shocked and or annoyed by this

I don’t have a problem with Sakura in this the same way I don’t have a problem with Naruto not killing. I know I know some people deserve killing  etc etc but I can accept the non-killing hero. I was fine with it in Trigun I am fine with it in Naruto.

Sakura and Naruto have the same character traits in this sense. Now of course this is assuming getting stabbed in the eye would/could kill Obito. Its actually as far as the reader knows the second time in the entire manga that we’ve seen Sakura in the position to kill someone. Putting aside how she handled that overall situation her not killing Sasuke shouldn’t have surprised anyone and not just for ship reasons nor that she’s useless. See you can’t disregard that she had the intent, resolve and emotional motivation to kill and she did put herself in position to do so but didn’t because it’s a character point for her.

Here’s how I see it. I am going to use the word love here as an all encompassing term. Neither specifically romantic or platonic. Clearly Hash loved Madara but at a certain point (for good or bad) he resolved himself to kill Madara and he “did.” This is a character point for Hash. Despite his love at a certain point he will pass judgement and exercise the will of the village. No matter how you feel about that it’s a character point, perhaps its a character flaw in the eyes of some. 

The thematic contrast Naruto loves Sasuke and as we all know despite what will be/is the initial will of the village Naruto will not pass judgment (in terms of killing anyway) on Sasuke. I tend to believe Sakura and Naruto more or less have at the core similar philosophies when it comes to killing, especially when it comes to killing someone they have allied themselves with.

I am hardly surprised that (assuming the blow could kill) Sakura is hesitating after it was pointed out that she now accepts Obito as an ally since he saved Naruto.

B) This next bit is a if I were writing the manga this would be my thought process, I understand this may not be anywhere near what Kishi is thinking:

Sakura is a dedicated medical-nin and fairly recently in a matter of moments she sliced into Naruto, slid her hand between his ribs and became his artificial heart for the lack of a better word,

So I would tend to think Sakura could have quickly popped out Obitio’s eye w/o doing (relative) destructive harm to Obito beyond what he asked for I.E the removal of his eye. A part of me feels like Obito wanted a little more than the eye being destroyed. See the situation also begs the question why ask for a favor? Why doesn’t Obito smash his eye in himself? Why doesn’t he blind himself?

It could be a “suicide by cop” situation Obito isn’t willing to kill himself so he’s asking for a favor. In such a situation being a dedicated medical nin who is meant to save lives and IMHO with consideration that Sakura has the same mindset as Naruto when it comes to killing in general, hesitation on Sakura’s part is the only reasonable reaction from her for her to remain in character.

stevieraedrawn:

temporaryhonorarycolonel:

castiel-the-consulting-angel:

stevieraedrawn:

Can we talk about how Cap and Bucky have opposite masks?

Cap has mouth and eyes exposed, forehead covered. Bucky has mouth covered and eyes painted black, his forehead exposed.

What a lovely symmetry.

But the symbolism too. Cap’s is a helmet, protection, to keep him safe from physical harm. Bucky’s is a muzzle to keep him silent and anonymous and on a leash.

Also between the two of them they have a complete helmet so in a way one isn’t finished without the other.

Don’t forget the stars, too. Shoulder, heart. Strength of body, strength of character.

skania:

Literally

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every

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character

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no matter their moral alignment

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sees it

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and chimes in

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The fact that the commentary is nearly balanced on both sides despite Karin’s feelings being the only ones that are canon as of now it’s equally…

fuck-yea-naruto:

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fuck-yea-naruto:

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theboywholikesfire:

The Snow Queen.In an Alternate timeline, Elsa’s sister, Anna, did not survive the ice blast. A few years later, her parents were killed in a powerful storm.The unfortunate events that transpired hardened her heart and made her hateful. She became a ruthless queen, enveloping her entire kingdom with endless snow.

theboywholikesfire:

The Snow Queen.

In an Alternate timeline, Elsa’s sister, Anna, did not survive the ice blast. A few years later, her parents were killed in a powerful storm.

The unfortunate events that transpired hardened her heart and made her hateful. She became a ruthless queen, enveloping her entire kingdom with endless snow.

minxiekitten:

raubbenhood:

Disneyworld needs to make a rollercoaster based off of the ride Yzma and Kronk take to the lair. When the ride starts, Yzma’s voice yells “pull the lever, Kronk!” and the ride starts to move backwards so she yells “wrong lever!” and it shoots you forward.

WHY IS THIS NOT HAPPENING?!

nickiminajvevo:

when you see something you wanna reblog but refresh the page

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supermoclel:

a brony called me unattractive

that’s

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he

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me

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ugly

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because i have hair on my legs

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indianilluminati:

subbysarie:

note-a-bear:

haymitchdrinksfirewhiskey:

ediebrit:

oh my fucking god

SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT.

SHOTS FIRED.

holy shit that went deep

Perfection

The most accurate war game yet.

so-shota-it-hurts:

have you ever been so in love with a fictional character so fucking much you don’t know what to do, so you just spend 37 hours looking every single last detail about that character and cry.

My life.

(Source: ck-slice)

tobecomeaprince:

look i wanna be straight up w/ you guys if you ever wanna just come to my askbox and headcanon-jam or talk about characters or something idk like you should just do it we dont already have to be friends or anything

(Source: princesseto)

wayward-saints:

nicolegendary:

 #ME TOO CAT

this is the single greatest thing i will ever reblog during my stay here on tumblr.

wayward-saints:

nicolegendary:

 

this is the single greatest thing i will ever reblog during my stay here on tumblr.

(Source: cineraria)

red-beet-soup:

Since my blog is full of chibi doodles, I`ll put old stuff here as well.

red-beet-soup:

Since my blog is full of chibi doodles, I`ll put old stuff here as well.

jaclcfrost:

people knowing that i’ve cried and people seeing me cry are two different things like i don’t care if people know i’ve cried because like everybody cries but when it comes to people actually being there and seeing me cry in the moment??? no. nope. nah. no thanks. i’m good. no thank you. let’s not