So I've stumbled upon roleplaying for the first time, and holy hell is it eating my soul. I need some distance :P So here's some Naruto-related things:
Name six ships you love:
1. Sakura x Sai
2. Pein x Konan
3. Kurenai x Asuma
4. Ino x Chouji
5. Tsunade x Jiraiya
6. Anko x Ibiki
Name three ships you used to like but don't anymore:
7. Sasuke x Sakura
8. Shikamaru x Ino
9. Tenten x Neji
Name three ships you don't like:
10. Naruto x Hinata
11. Sasuke x Hinata
12. Sasuke x Naruto
Name two ships that have piqued your interest
13. Jiraiya x Konan
14. Kurenai x Shikamaru
It's mostly born out of my huge dislike of Sasuke in a romantic relationship at all, at least at this stage. He doesn't seem the type to be a pursuer, or someone outgoing in a personal sense, which is what Hinata would need or would be attracted to. To me, I think Hinata would go better with someone like Kiba, who wouldn't be afraid to take charge in initiating a romantic relationship. The way I see it, once they are together I could see it working, but they lack the ability to get to that point, if that makes any sense?
2.) Who is someone you know that ships #13? (Jiraiya x Konan)
Nope. I am so lonely~~
3.) What would be your ideal scenario for couple #3 (Asuma x Kurenai)
Not so much as ideal, but the scenario that I really want to see is the instance where Kurenai and Asuma decide to shift their relationship from a professional/platonic to romantic one. The first time the couple is hinted at, they're walking close together and when Kakashi comments on them being together, they both deny it. I think it'd be neato to see the transformation they obviously went through.
4.) Which is your favorite episode for #1 (Sakura x Sai)? Try to pick just one.
Oh man, so many. I guess the first that sticks out in my mind is obviously when she punches him in the face for bashing on Sasuke. I think it establishes good precedence ;), plus the amount of sheer confusion Sai undergoes at her reaction makes it clear that he is dealing with someone who has a personality he's never encountered before.
And when he calls Ino Ms. Gorgeous. For the lulz.
5.) How long have you been following couple #6? (Anko x Ibiki)
Not long at all :) About 90% of the ships I sail are born from me stumbling across really incredible fanfic, and not something that's really from canon. This one was different. I'm working on rereading through the Naruto manga in order to write the Kabuto x Sakura x Kimmimaro fic and I'm at the chuunin exams. The whole time I couldn't stop thinking about what a kinky, hilarious, and crazy dysfunctional relationship these two would have.
6.) What's the story with #8? What made you stop liking them/caring? (Ino x Shikamaru)
This was my first Team Ten ship, but after a while the two seem far too much like siblings to me. Besides the fact that I think Ino and Chouji compliment each other more, I just can't see Shikamaru getting the motivation to pamper or treat Ino like she wants to be treated. And I can't see Ino putting up with that for long :) This is that couple who were best friends, went out for a week, couldn't stand each other while dating, and then broke up.
7.) Which ship do you prefer - #2 or #4 (Pein x Konan or Ino x Chouji.)
Hm...if I just take strictly canon into consideration, probably Ino x Chouji, just because there's more support for them in a romantic sense. But I think that once we get into the Konoha Invasion arc, Pein x Konan is going to have plenty more moments.
8.) You have the power to make one ship non existent. Choose from #10 or #12 (Naruto x Hinata or Sasuke x Naruto).
I dislike both of these, but I wouldn't go to the lengths of making one of them nonexistent :P That seems like rather extremist behavior. I would, however, like to take the fans of both who bash Sakura out of the picture :D
9.) What interests you about #14? (Kurenai x Shikamaru)
The potential for shere fuckupedness. Really, we've got a student who idolized the other's dead husband, who is picking up his habits and is even going so far as to act as sensei to her unborn child. He's trying really hard to fill Asuma's shoes, and I would love to see Kurenai's reaction to this.
10.) When did you stop liking #7? (Sasuke x Sakura)
Fandom wise: There are so few fics where I actually like the characterizations of both of them. Sasuke is NOT a ladies' man (not intentionally, anyways) and he is NOT a sex god (where do people get this? Aside from his looks and rather revealing shirts, the guy's got the seductive range of a teaspoon). And Sakura is NOT the person she was pre-timeskip. She didn't get giggly when she saw Sasuke for the first time after three years, she tried to punch him. People forget this.
Canon wise: My desire to ship this is outweighed by my desire to see Sakura give this guy the beat down of his life.
11.) Did your waning interest in #9 kill your interest in the show? (Tenten x Neji)
Yes. I will NEVER EVER read Naruto again because TENTEN and NEJI might get together.
12.) What's a song that reminds you of #5? (Tsunade x Jiraiya)
Total Eclipse of the Heart. In that, Jiraiya gets drunk and sings it and Tsunade punches him.
13.) Which of these ships do you love the most?
Sakura x Sai. But I'm starting to get depressed by the lack of fic. Any recs?
14.) Which do you dislike the most?
Hmm...probably Naruto x Hinata.
15.) If you could have any of these two pairings double date, who would it be?
Ino x Chouji and Anko x Ibiki. Poor Chouji would be soooo out of his comfort zone.
16.) Have #2 kissed yet? Elaborate if you'd like. (Pein x Konan)
No. And I don't think they ever have. It seems like a very asexual love, if that makes sense?
17.) Did #4 have a happy ending? If the show hasn't ended yet, do you think a happy ending is likely? (Ino x Chouji)
These two probably have the best chance at one out of the Rookie 9.
18.) What would make you start shipping #14? (Kurenai x Shikamaru)
19.) If only one could happen, which would you prefer - #2 or #6? ( Pein x Konan or Anko x Ibiki)
I hesitate to say Pein x Konan, because it would probably be revealed like all NaruRomance, when one of them's dead D:
20.) You have the power to decide the fate of #10. What happens to them? (Naruto x Hinata)
Hinata realizes that, while Naruto-kun is very nice, it wasn't so much him as it was the idea that he stood for that she was attracted to. Because of this, she continues to grow stronger and then goes and kicks the collective asses of the naysayer Hyuugas and unites the branch and main house. Yes.
And, as I've been rereading Naruto, I've decided to give myself a little challenge and write a sentence for each chapter. Here's 0-4 :)
Zero- Original Pilot
The main reason why he didn’t think the painting was stupid was because it didn’t show the tree’s roots, only the branches twisting around each other.
It was the one of the few times that anyone had seen Iruka be firm with a colleague, but he was also one of the few that knew graduating these children before they were ready would only result in unremarkable names on the memorial stone, and he found his respect for Mizuki-sensei beginning to dwindle.
All comedy is rooted in unhappiness, and Iruka recognizes that Uzumaki Naruto knows this all too well.
He would be an okay rival, because even though he lacked style, the little brat was pretty damned determined and Naruto could respect that- plus, he was the first one to call him ‘boss’, which meant he was smart.
Sasuke was an excellent student, Sakura an intelligent one, and both felt like sandbags were being tied to their ankles the moment their names were called after Uzumaki Naruto.
He wasn’t expecting much from them, so he let the eraser hit his head, because he didn’t want them to expect much from him either.
Also, Hachibi is easily my most favoritest Ox-possessed character ever <3!