And again, you subtly attempt to get around dealing with what was actually said. Oh yes, Sasuke does not understand why Sakura does things. But you know what? Neither does flippin-Kakashi! Instead, he tries to play it off as if it's a good thing ("love doesn't need a reason!").
Proposing to Chouji would be out of nowhere? I agree, which is why is exactly my point here. To further illustrate my point, let us instead say Sasuke comes out and confesses to Naruto instead. That actually has some foundation to stand on when you consider Naruto's obsessive behavior throughout all of part 2 and how Sasuke reciprocated it in 698. Because Sasuke's views have changed, that would not be out of character, right?
Except that's problematic, because Naruto and Sasuke is explicitly defined as brotherly. At least NS was considered, SNS has nothing. SS does have foundations and moments, a lot of things informed, mind, but its ending makes sense.
So no, doesn't work.
Not to mention that the head poke, up until the last chapter, has always represented distance. That Sasuke was close to Itachi physically but emotionally distant, hence why he even states during the flashback that he always felt so far away from his brother. And now that Itachi's physically gone, that distance is now tenfold. I never viewed it as a positive thing. Yet it suddenly becomes a romantic gesture because it's done to Sakura? What? That part at least to me felt out of place.
Kind of like how Burrito pulls pranks in order to parallel Naruto's childhood antics to his. However...Naruto pulled those pranks because he felt hated and alone and it was the only way he felt like he could get people's attention. So it's not a well-done parallel IMO. It doesn't fully take into account the feelings behind the action.
It does, but it also still represents distance in a way, yes.
You have to remember man, that the one who did them was a Hinata fan/Sakura hater they don't give a kitten about Sakura all his main aim is to make Sakura look bad so that Kishi can give him the go ahead to kill her, and maybe have Hinata do it.
Maybe so but who knows Maybe and I might be over thinking this Kishi told them to make Sakura look good, this was while he still in his own kittened up way cares for her.
I still think Kishi is the worst writer ever man, and he kittened both Naruto and Sakura over big time, all to make Hinata happy.
But Hinata isn't happy. She looks pretty down in the Boruto movie and otherwise we don't know but logically she'd be hella depressed because of her family situation. Point is I really disagree when people say Naruto and Sasuke are trophies or got sacrificied to make the girls happy because..have you looked at their lives..
This is objectively false, all three of these. The second far worse than the first. That narrative doesn't even make sense.
And the third... guys, it's called plot? You have an issue, you go through motions, and its resolved. I'm not even sure where this Hinata isn't happy comes from, where the correct context is that she's dealing with a family situation, that gets better.
Edited by Analyzer, 15 August 2017 - 04:02 AM.