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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.

From: linkandluigi
2005-11-08 08:54 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll start in saying that my Tenten-disliking is probably 95% taken from her fans. It was not Tenten that made me dislike her. It was her fans.

The other 5% of my disliking of her comes from the fact that she has seriously...done nothing. You can't even TRY to say that she's done anything because she HASN'T! I have here a list of everything Tenten has done made by a TENTEN FAN!! Someone who holds Tenten as her favorite character made this:

-Thought Sasuke was cute.
-Helped Lee to cheat in the first part of the exam.
-Believed that Lee could've defeated the Sound 3 on his own had he not been protecting Sakura.
-Shook Lee to hell and yelled at him for being stupid.
-Lost to Temari in Chuunin Exam preliminaries.
-In a flashback, it is revealed that she wants to be strong like Tsunade of the Legendary Three.
-Helped Neji to master the Kaiten.
-Explained how Kaiten worked.
-Invited Neji to see the new Hokage.
-Watched Lee and Gai training with interest.
*manga spoilers*

-Becomes a Chuunin
-On a mission with the rest of her team, bumping into Kisame.
-Lands an explosive on Kisame's sword, but he escapes in time.
-Gets caught in a water trap with Neji and Lee
-Gets freed.

If you can't say that's the worst list ever out of the entire series...well, I don't know. But it's pretty miniscule.

PS: She's a chuunin, not a jounin.
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[User Picture]From: cutemew
2005-11-08 09:06 pm (UTC)
lol that is an awesome list :D

BTW the original poster meant that Temari became a jounin. But we all know Temari's hella buff :D
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[User Picture]From: blooming_cosmo
2005-11-08 09:06 pm (UTC)
And I haven't met many fans of Tenten who would make you hate her that much. Honestly if anything I find Hinata fans the most disgraceful, especially on Narutofan. I mean I like Hinata and all, but these fans go over the wall with her...and she has really done nothing herself except faint in front of Naruto and squeal Naruto-kun.

And Whoever made that list needs to be shot.

Tenten is a valuable asset to her team whether people like to believe it or not. With team Gai, Neji and Lee are both idealy close range combaters. Tenten sort of rounds that out by being able to do both close and distance fighting. Her role in the anime/manga is only support. And she does that quite well thank you very much. Had it not been for Tenten, scenes like the ones seen in episode 60-63 wouldn't have been possible (and those are some of my favorite episodes). Tenten was important when it came to developing Neji's kaiten, which is true from that list.

If anything she should be admired for her dreams and determination. Out of all the females she's really the one of the only one's beside Hinata that had a promising goal. She wants to strengthen herself. Her role model is Tsunade, and I personally think that's awesome that she wants to be that good of a ninja. Her ideals never wavered and she never cowered in fear in front of an opponent. I think that should also be respected.

PS: I didn't say Tenten was a jounin I said Temari is a Jounin Post Time Skip.

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[User Picture]From: cutemew
2005-11-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
HAYZ don't be dissin on t3h hianta fanzzssz!!!1l1lol

I lurve Hinata coz she's a diehard Naruto fangirl. LYK MEEZ
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[User Picture]From: the_loud_monk
2005-11-09 12:17 am (UTC)
I mean I like Hinata and all, but these fans go over the wall with her...and she has really done nothing herself except faint in front of Naruto and squeal Naruto-kun.

I don't like Hinata all that much, but I have to say that she has done some things for herself. She's proved her worth with Neji even though she lost, and tried her hardest. Sure she's pretty... annoying in a stalker!kinda way, but if you look past the whole Naruto obsession which doesn't leave that much really... she's has a lot more personality than ten ten could ever have. Not to be mean to TenTen or anything but it's true~ Especially when you include the fillers. Those episodes gave Hinata so much more personality!

I don't hate Tenten actually! Or like her. I'm just whatever~ She just amuses me in the naruto game when she makes that high pitched "WACHOOOOO (or some noise like that)" And jump kicks xDD it's so funny!! ♥
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[User Picture]From: blooming_cosmo
2005-11-09 01:40 am (UTC)
Aww that makes me want to get the game.

And Tenten has a personality just not as much screen time as Hinata, which is what makes the ultimate difference between the two. But all well, that's life.
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[User Picture]From: raineyz
2005-11-09 07:46 am (UTC)
Sounds vaguely like Chun Li to me. XDD
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