I know I am trying my hardest to make my fanfiction work, evne if I keep hitting slumps here and there, and I just love being around all of you guys, considering that we all got our valid points, and our differences, but we still want to be able to join what Naruto TRULY was before the damn bait-n-switch ending.
I know what you mean, Tricksie, and it really also spits in the fact of everything that came beforehand. As someone said here, we're lucky that NaruSaku didn't become canon as it was with NaruHina since we remain pure and untouched by the asinine retcons and BS that the ending offered us. Honestly, I hope you can make your fics work out, considering I'm still working on mine, as I said before. Though I still got this mental track blocking me because of my bitterness at the ending, and seeing too much of the series's brutal flaws and mistakes.
You're right about NS not becoming canon. I wouldn't want it to be canon if it was botched as badly as NH. And hang in there with your fics! Just see them as a way to make the ending the way you see fit! Even better than what Kishi could have done!!!
To me that means you can do better with your stories than Kishi ever could. Think of it as doing right for the series compared to what went wrong. I really like reading fanfics of NS because it is a way they are living on through our hearts and your writing. It is cool to see the creativity and types stories you guys come up with. I like Tricksie's story Voice in the Wind which is really good.
Thanks! After the manga went sideways, I'm so grateful for NS fics and art now!!