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Thicker Than Blood - Naruto and Sasuke

Title: Thicker Than Blood
Author: cephiedvariable
Fandom: Naruto
Pairing: Naruto Uzumaki/Sasuke Uchiha
Spoilers: The entire series, more or less, up to about Chapter 295
Author’s Notes: This essay is extremely image heavy. This is because a lot of the subtext between these characters speaks for itself (rather, it's in the subtleties of the art). Also, everything you'll read here is predominently manga focused since I'm an elitist who doesn't particularily appreciate the anime. I also, uh, kinda went over the word count. All this aside, hope you all enjoy! ^___^;;

If both you and your opponent are first class ninja, you can read each other's minds when your fists meet. There's no need for words.Collapse )

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(Anonymous)

Oh! You should add the whole wind and fire thing too! Where Naruto finds out his element ((wind)) and says that the only thing that can keep a fire ((Sasuke)) from dying is wind ((Naruto)) and saying that even though wind beats fire in a battle, he's got the right element for Sasuke. :D
After a brief stint of casual reading in Shonen Jump, I decided to give Naruto a pass because I found the fervour of the general fandom so repulsive... but just recently, I started getting into the series (funny how things work out that way) and this essay has totally sold me on the Naruto/Sasuke ship. Well done! :3

It seems like "At The End of All Things" by Silvaren has disappeared from the internet. Not only does the link you provided link to a website that no longer exists, but it seems like its place on FanFiction.net and other locations have similarly been stripped.

If you (or indeed, anyone else) happen to have it, I would love to be able to read it...

Wow....

I am amazed at this essay. You cover all aspects found it this pairing. And also that Sasuke and Naruto don't make the manga, the manga is what made Sasuke and Naruto and some people forget about that. I'm very amazed how you tied Sakura into this and give her her dues as person, not as obstacle, which people -and I regret to say me at one point in time- tend to see her as.

The analysis of Naruto and Sasuke's personality was right on the nose. Everything you wrote has right on point to everything.

Sasuke and Naruto is my OTP and I do find it annoying with fans fight 'who tops' or like Sasuke and Naruto because it's hot or other stuff. But I also hate it when people against deny it because they claim it as a 'shonen' not a 'shonen-ai' but some of them are the same people that put Sasuke and Sakura together or Naruto and Hinata 'just becuase the girl has a crush of other even if the other doesn't return the feelings.'

It may not be a shonen ai but it damn sure it's a shojo!!

That part with the Valley End where Naruto attack Sasuke's forehead protector and Sasuke redirects his attack, I kinda saw it but never grasped it til now. That was something. And also when he was leaving: When Sakura tried to stop him, he knocked her out and kept going. But when Naruto tried to stop him, they fight and Naruto was knocked out. BUT... Sasuke seem to hesitant leaving not to mention when he was walking away, he did something he never did with Sakura's attempt, he stopped and looked back -even for a moment-

I don't follow the fandom for my OTP because when I liked it, I never knew about the fandom base and I like it because (well it kinda started with the kiss but really jump started with the Wave Arc) I saw the dynamics of the two and I could never see Sasuke and Sakura as something since while Sasuke and Naruto do contrast, they also compliment each other. Sasuke and Sakura contrasted too much for me to see a relationship other than platonic to exist.



This completely and utterly touching. I am absolutely head over heels in love with the pairing of sasunaru, and this beautifully written piece of work has seriously made me proud of my otp.

Thank you,

Moshling XXX
This is an excellent manifesto. There's just no other way to say it. I have absolutly no complaints to speak of.
Very well-done^^ You've go their relationship down pat.

I enjoyed reading this.
I agree with every one word. I agree that their relationship is love - only there are so many shadows of love. I do not specifically see/consider them as pairing but it's not important - feeling itself is what matters, regardless its nature.
What I want to point in you essay:

in the end he is the only one who can save Sasuke's soul, just as Sasuke's return is the only thing that could ever make Naruto whole again. - yepp, it's what this story is about

I'd hardly say that Sasuke in general is healthy for anyone - perfectly said, as well as all the references to Sasuke's broken psyche

I love the pairing because it's about redemption and sacrifice and determination and good and evil and all those great epic things. - and that is what makes this story so different from typical shounen stories and, once again, makes Naruto so unique. Kishimoto-sama is just genious.

Thanks for this essay.

(Anonymous)

you are fucking amazing. I've never met someone who actually understands this pairing. Most of my friends think of it as a big joke and like because it's hot. And I never knew how to explain it to them until now. is it okay that I recomended this essay on youtube? i have a series on there and I would LOVE to tell people about this brilliant done essay. This essay literary made me cry. I'm still sobbing right now because you brought up the Valley of the End arc. (I will never get over that.)Thank you for loving SasuNaru for the right reasons. A lot of fans will appriecate it. T^T btw, I never really understand sakura until now.

Ever since she said:"Naruto is always coming between us! It's because he was badly brought up. You know-because he has no parents. He doesn't have anyone to answer to and it's made him completely selfish!If i did the kind of things he gets away with, my parents would ground me for life... kids without parents always grow selfish!"
I have always hated her. She would get on my last nerves and then i would feel like punching someone. I aslo always thought her crush on Sasuke was fake and stupid and didn't really care about him or how he felt. Only like him for his looks. And how that stupid crush came between her friendship with Ino! I can't help hating her. But I now, i understand her a little bit more now. (I'm sorry, but even with the understanding, I still hate her)

(P.S) I totally agree with you on the NaruHina pairing. I will never get it nor will I ever understand it. Plus, I can't stand Hinata. the shyness drives me crazy sometimes.

(Anonymous)

you are freaking amazing. I've never met someone who actually understands this pairing. Most of my friends think of it as a big joke and like because it's hot. And I never knew how to explain it to them until now. is it okay that I recomended this essay on youtube? i have a series on there and I would LOVE to tell people about this brilliant done essay. This essay literary made me cry. I'm still sobbing right now because you brought up the Valley of the End arc. (I will never get over that.)Thank you for loving SasuNaru for the right reasons. A lot of fans will appriecate it. T^T btw, I never really understand sakura until now.

Ever since she said:"Naruto is always coming between us! It's because he was badly brought up. You know-because he has no parents. He doesn't have anyone to answer to and it's made him completely selfish!If i did the kind of things he gets away with, my parents would ground me for life... kids without parents always grow selfish!"
I have always hated her. She would get on my last nerves and then i would feel like punching someone. I aslo always thought her crush on Sasuke was fake and stupid and didn't really care about him or how he felt. Only like him for his looks. And how that stupid crush came between her friendship with Ino! I can't help hating her. But I now, i understand her a little bit more now. (I'm sorry, but even with the understanding, I still hate her)

(P.S) I totally agree with you on the NaruHina pairing. I will never get it nor will I ever understand it. Plus, I can't stand Hinata. the shyness drives me crazy sometimes.
Amazing. why didn't I find this sooner? Your essay sums up why I love this pairing..

I loved reading this, and I thank you. :)
I swear I will come back to this and allow myself to delve deeper once I've caught up and allow myself to wade deeper into the fandom...with my spoiler booster shots.

That aside, I'd be genuinely curious, if applicable, to see how you might address this now...3+ years later!

Heart wrenching to say the least.

I have to admit to you, that the first time I read this, I completely skipped
all the way down to the end and read only about their relationship, but tonight I took the time to read all of it, and I got to say that it makes me
want to go over everything again. I feel like I completely feel in love with
the SasuNaru pairing all over again. Especially now, with Naruto dropping to
his knees begging someone to leave Sasuke unharmed.

I know you read that, doesn't it make you pissed off that he still has that
petty crush for Sakura, I thought it would've been drawled out to a mutual
respect friendship type, I mean he's throwing himself in the road for Sasuke
but since he smiles too much at Sakure, that means he likes her...Ugh, Puh-leeze. I don't hate Sakura, hell she's a yaoi fan girl, but I say
either you make a relationship hard to obtain or it's not even worth it.
Especially in Naruto, where EVERYTHING is complicated.

Oops, off topic, anywho, I'm so glad that I read everything, it gave me a
chance to reflect upon the characters, see how they are dynamic, and what
about each other that makes them great. And how they make each other great.
And you're completely right about those fandoms that like it 'cause it's
cool, or hot, I'm like, "Look at the damn relationship! Not at how hot they
are!"

I'm really starting to make this long, I apologize! ^^ Anyways, awesome
essay, beautifully written, I could read it everyday and not get bored, I'd
enjoy this material for years to come! Thank you for taking the time to right this out~ I feel as though it can push through any Anti-SasuNaru NaruSasu haters mind.

One more thing, it's funny, my friend, whose a guy, hates SasuNaru and when
I asked him why, he said, "Well, I'd see the relationship more if Naruto
was a girl, but since they're both guys there's nothing between them." I
was thinking, dude WTF? Anyways, I guess that's just how people are going to
think, thanks for reading this extremely long post, but as for now I gotta
go!

Ta~
Sho

(Anonymous)

You are so right that words fail me!

I absolutely loved the detailed way you so beautifully described the SasuNaru dynamics. I completely agree!

I looked at your list of recommended fics(I actually just read Homecoming by Myth720 so I thought it was a funny coincidence it was on your favorites) and wanted to, not ask you to add another story to the list, but really just suggest you read "Hiding Behind Masks" by Twisted Vixen.
There are a few OCC moments(only aa few! really!) so I'm still debating if it fits your tastes...but overall I thinks its very good.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4400036/1/Hiding_Behind_Masks

Again, I wanted to thank you for pointing out some very telling SasuNaru moments that I didn't catch and for that scan of Naruto saying Sasuke was better looking than Sai! Hilarious!

Much love,
Tsuki101 (was too lazy to sign in...too troublesome...still love this though!)




(Anonymous)

sasunaru

Wow. I didn't think anybody else got that.I mean I enjoy sasunaru fluff as much as the next slightly obsessive fangirl but 'angst' and confused feelings work so much better for this couple. They work so well together because they just kinda fit.Sasuke acts emotionaless to hide his feelings, while Naruto's smiles obviously aren't always real. Kakashi isn't the only one wearing a mask. They argue and have nothing in common, but are best friends and when it comes down to it, even after TVOTE, I bet both of them would fight for one another.

(Anonymous)

Your images don't work anymore... and a lot of your links are broken, too D: which is unfortunate because this is amazing.
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