I want to wish you a beautiful upcomming Holiday There's no snow here, I am totally out of holiday-mood, the narusaku tag on tumblr has pretty much put its toll on me and I got really tired.
The interviews Kishimoto had given are making the things only worse ...I spend the last month and half protecting narusaku and Neji's dignity, dodging hate and trying to cope with this disastrous end to something I adored for 12 years of my life. I spent more than two years on TUQ and now two other years on Terrace.... it's also been two years since Neji died, I am still not completely over it...or rather....I still can't believe it.
There are only a few pages left till the end of Terrace but I'll prepare a short sequel to it to close it up properly. I hope you'll like it
I am terribly busy with school lately and there have been a few unpleasand occurences in life that didn't let me do as I pleased, but hopefully I'll be able to handle it smoothly and update Terrace in a few days. Thank you for all the lovely comments
AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES TO EVERY NEW WATCHER AND PEOPLE READING THE UNEASY QUESTION. THE AMOUNT OF UNANSWERED COMMENTS IS WAY TOO HIGH FOR ME TO ANSWER ALL OF THEM PROPERLY. I AM VERY VERY SORRY FOR THAT T////////////T I do read them and they bring me a lot of joy so thank you!
After Terrace I probably won't be able to write any more Naruto doujinshi... Kishimoto broke my heart in more than one way. I had the feeling that Neji would be doomed once they decide on naruhina, I also had written a journal in hopes that Neji might be brough back to life because no way Hinata would end up single. In the end, Neji served only as a sacrifice for naruhina.... I won't start a terrible rant on this here, feel free to browse my tumblr for this info.... I poured my heart into those texts but I don't have much energy and anger left to write it out here as well.
I advice you not to read them if you are pro-naruhina though My anger was high-level.... I never crosstag for spreading hate so just to clarify this - I kept these thought for the narusaku/nejihina audience and for crosstaggers who still seem to care what's happening in those tags for some reason.
An excerpt of it all : (sorry for the CAPSLOCK but I was so angry you can't imagine)
……. Minato/Kushina/Jirayia/Itachi died for A HUGE CHUNK OF THE MAIN PLOT TO MOVE AND BECOME SIGNIFICANTLY DEEP. THEIR DEEDS PULLED THE BEST OUT OF THE INVOLVED CHARACTERS WHILE NEJI’S DEATH WAS SIGNIFICANT ONLY AS A PAIRING THING - NH STILL NEEDS A FULL MOVIE TO GET EXPLAINED- AND CAST A SHADOW ON THE ENTIRE THING MAKING IT SEEM RATHER HORRIBLE. Nothing good came out of this. Why did Naruto’s friend need to be killed in order for him to open his eyes when he was basically standing in a field of corpses of ninjas from various countries? Were they less important people? Even though he claimed to be one big ninja family? Do you see what Kishi did there? There was enough space to bring this topic out from Obito’s side without getting Neji killed. He only needed to shout out to Naruto to look around him properly….that was a lot easier way to make him understand.
His backstory was about becoming free and choosing your life - but instead he chose his death - just like his father, signalling, that the Hyuuga branch house can be truly free only in death. With him dying, we didn’t get much closure on the Hyuuga. Hiashi failed to protect the only thing left by his brother who sacrificed his life. Hinata’s speech after him dying was cool but mentioning Naruto’s big warm hand was out of place and downright atrocious and made her look like a cold girl. This also trampeled all over Neji’s dignity as a character, as he’s become a sacrificial lamb for a ship. Which also cast a shadow over the ship (NH)it self - Neji’s death brought only a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge avalanche of NEGATIVITY spreading like a disease through the last chapters„ naruhina, the characters, and the movie.
People aren’t stupid, they do get what happened and for what purpose - but it was cheap, stupid and waltzed over character’s dignity. If there has been a way how to make naruhina work without all this negativity, I would’ve loved to see that route, even as a narusaku fan.
So there you have it. I don't know why this had to end in such a bitter note for a part of the fandom.....shipping wasn't supposed to be a big deal in a shonen manga yet, it had such a horribly huge impact on the outcome, the character's image and the feel of the entire manga. I never would've even guessed this is going to become such a big deal and that Neji will be treated this way....well..not only him. But Sakura, Hinata, Sasuke.....and Naruto respectivelly....as well.
IF there are people happy about the ending, I wish them their joy. I would've been just as happy if the end would come out as something I dreamed of.
It was my own fault for investing so much love into a fictional series and so I'll do my best to focus on original works next year. I don't know what it will mean for this account on Deviantart but I want people to enjoy my stories even if they stumbled upon them in a year or ten years later....so I will do my best to keep this account open at least and will inform you if I decided on something radical in the future.
Take good care and thank you very much for all the positive feedback!
Have a pleasant Holiday and don't let these sad things get to you, live your life, focus on important things and enjoy the doujinshi if you can I'll keep the original image of the Naruto series in my heart, I don't regret reading it.
And I'll make sure to start One Piece, if possible