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[Nov. 8th, 2005|03:04 pm]
Naruto Fan Rants


Okay...for one I'm really happy that a community like this exists. I just hope I don't get as much backlash I get everywhere else I go. So onward to my rant!!

Okay, before you read, just keep in mind that I'm a major Tenten fan. Hence the topic of my rant, Tenten.

I honestly don't understand why that poor girl gets attacked so much by Naruto fans. I mean...I know not everyone is like that...I only find that a lot of Hinata supporters or NejiHina or NejiAnyone seem to do a lot of Tenten bashing. And I honestly hate it. My God, what the hell did she do to deserve such harsh words? Like I can understand if people don't care for her (I mean she is a minor character after all), but stuff like "OMG Tenten is a fucking bitch" and "Tenten deserves to be alone" and "Tenten is the most retarded character ever" really get me down...and especially angry.

In no shape and form is she retarded. The only thing wrong with her is that she doesn't get a back story and a last name. But hot damn, I mean so what? I think that makes her a more interesting character. And by no means is she retarded according to any databooks or even in the series. She does her best with what she's got. She may not be able to do rasengan or chidori and she might not be able to punch holes through people but her determination and arsenal of weapons should be respected just as other characters who have determination and their own special attacks get respect.

I hate how everyone just judges her souly on her one fight with Temari. She lost, big whoop. That doesn't make her any less of a fighter. During that time, had she been paired to fight with anyone else she would have handed them all their ass. Geez, everyone just happens to forget that Temari is older, and she has more experience. Geez, I mean even Post Time Skip she has a freakin Jounin position. Tenten gave it her all though. She didn't back down (no one backed down from their fight), but jsut because you only see her slung over Temari's fan doesn't make her a pathetic fighter. I mean did everyone see all the weapons scattered around? Tenten went all out whether people like to realize it or not. ANd I just feel sorry that people don't recognize that about her.

I also hate how people automatically assume that Tenten is Neji's fangirl/cheerleader. I'm sorry, but that's a big WTF from me. She, in no scene in the manga or the anime, has ever squealed or shouted things that would constitute her to be called a fangirl. If anything she only admires Neji's strength, just like she admires Tsunade's strength.

And what the hell is this all about Tenten not recognizing Lee? That's not true. In the manga, during the Forest of Death scene when she jumps down to retrieve Lee she even says herself "If Lee was by himself he would have beat those three." Does that sound like she doesn't recognize Lee at all? No...geez...she looked down at him when Lee was battling Neji because Lee was being annoying with his constant challenging of Neji. He'd challenge him blindly and lose. If anything Tenten was trying to get it through his head that he needs to do better then what he was doing to beat Neji. And words like that kept pushing Lee to do better.

*head/desk repeatedly* But yes, no one will probably care about this rant since she is only a minor character. Which is understandable. But I'd rather post it here then on places like narutofan where everyone has a biased opinion about everything and can't except characters for what they are. It's like a big slap in the face to people like Kishimoto who spend so much time developing characters and interactions between these characters and then have people complaining and saying how worthless someone is is stupid in my opinion.

[User Picture]From: annwyd
2005-11-12 05:44 am (UTC)
The sheer amount of hate I see in Naruto fandom baffles me (especially on Narutoforums, but ugh, that's another rant entirely). I mean, look at the last few posts in this community. I don't get it. I love the series, and I adore most of the characters. Even the ones I don't love, I don't actually dislike; I'm just not interested in them.

Mind you, I understand why people are pissed off at the fandoms of various characters and pairings. There are few things on the entirety of the intarweb that piss me off as much as the NaruSaku fandom (LOL NARUTO SHOULD GET EVERYTHING HE EVER WANTED AND SCREW WHATEVER SAKURA WANTS BECAUSE SHE'S JUST THE GIRL AND BY THE WAY SASUGAY SUX ANYONE WHO THINKS HE DOESN'T SUCK DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE SERIES). And the Tenten fandom is downright scary sometimes with the way her fangirls project themselves onto her. But reason to hate a character, especially as vehemently as some people do? No. It's just the stupid fandom.
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[User Picture]From: blooming_cosmo
2005-11-12 06:19 am (UTC)
I know what you mean about the NaruSaku shippers. They tend to blast a lot of other pairings and characters. I'm a NaruSaku shipper, but I never go that far because at the moment anything can happen with the pairings and yeah that's just gonna lead to another rantish thing so I'll stop.

*raise brow*...maybe I missed something when I started liking Tenten, but I've never seen anything scary from the Tenten fandom *feels like she missed something*. I mean from the places I've been to at least I've seen few members, but even then I don't see them going "OMG TENTEN IS THE GOD OF ALL NINJA BOW BEFORE HER" sorta thing. *shrug*
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[User Picture]From: annwyd
2005-11-12 06:23 am (UTC)
The hardcore Tenten fangirls tend to get into these absurd arguments about Who Is More Of A Tenten Fangirl, to the point where they'll devolve into bashing the other fangirls for "stealing my boyfriend!!!" by which they mean, um, Neji.

It gets really weird.

But I know sane Tenten fangirls too. And I don't have anything against the character. I just get really exasperated with the fandom sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: blooming_cosmo
2005-11-12 06:37 am (UTC)
Oh I see O_o...well I hope I don't meet Tenten fans like that anytime soon....that does sound scary. But I guess every fandom has those type of fans though...I mean that's the type of behavior I see with a lot of Hinata fans...well on Narutofan anyway -_-;
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[User Picture]From: annwyd
2005-11-12 06:47 am (UTC)
I suspect it's a matter of location to a large extent.

Narutofan, I've noticed, is largely dominated by an everpresent war between pissy NaruHina fans and nasty NaruSaku fans; the SasuSaku fans have been beaten into hiding. LJ is saner, but also has its fandom demons, such as the crazy Tenten fangirls I mentioned above.
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[User Picture]From: eternal_llama
2005-11-12 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've lurked for a bit on the NarutoFan forums and what you've described is what keeps me from posting. I remember a NaruSaku fan getting really pissy with a SasuSaku fan and thinking to myself, "Christ people, this shit ain't real." I'm a fan of neither pairing, but if it's one thing I can't stand it's people who take differences of opinion personally.

Did anyone see how the Harry Potter fandom just exploded with that whole Harry/Hermione vs. Harry/Ginny nonsense? Let's hope the Naruto fandom doesn't get that way.
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[User Picture]From: melisaku
2005-11-24 11:40 pm (UTC)
Did anyone see how the Harry Potter fandom just exploded with that whole Harry/Hermione vs. Harry/Ginny nonsense? Let's hope the Naruto fandom doesn't get that way.

Oh, you SO know it's going to happen. That is, if Kishimoto ever makes a pairing canon. But I doubt the Harmonian shippers versus the Harry/Ginny shippers could ever beat any of the Naruto ship wars.
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[User Picture]From: eternal_llama
2005-11-25 11:49 pm (UTC)
Along with KakaIru, all of my other OTP's are not supported by canon. That's why crack pairings are the best in this fandom: all the fun and none of the rage.

*waves Harry/Luna flag in one hand and Kakashi/Hinata in the other*
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