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Walk on the Moon (Naruto SI)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by SixPerfections, Apr 6, 2018.

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  1. Hanada

    Hanada Getting some practice in, huh?

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    ^Yeah had some trouble, you're right i don't see the hyuga doing that unless the yamanaka ask first but as for the uchiha i was speaking hypothetically they always seems too egotistic to me though that could be fanon and anyway seeing rei x itachi interaction will be hilarious
     
  2. SolipsistSerpent

    SolipsistSerpent Endlessly Devouring

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    They wouldn't allow their clan heir to marry into another clan. They might allow someone talented from another clan to marry into theirs. Even in an eugenics program you have to draw in some outside blood or things get messy.

    As for Kekkai Genkai, I doubt they'd marry into rival clans. Close allies occasionally maybe, but much like clan heirs, more likely when they marry outsiders the outsider is joining them rather than the other way around.
     
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  3. GLH

    GLH Really?

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    Again, people are assuming too many things from a western POV. Rei is a Clan Heir. Her social status trumps Neji's, as Neji is a branch-family member (even if it's of a respected and powerful clan). As such, in any hypothetical situation where Neji and Rei would marry, it would be Neji being the one marrying into the Yamanaka clan, not the other way around. Power and social standing are important and powerful things in Japanese culture, especially historically. The setting uses a shitload of Japanese culture and cultural implications, historical and modern, even if it's not 100% accurate to things.

    Beyond which, it was a god damned mild joking comment about meddling parents trying to look out for the best interests of their 'clueless' daughter. :cool:
     
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  4. SolipsistSerpent

    SolipsistSerpent Endlessly Devouring

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    That's what I was saying.
     
  5. Hanada

    Hanada Getting some practice in, huh?

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    Speaking of which ; what's konoha respective on forced marriage i mean kakashi , jiyaria and anko never got married you'd think they'll force capable ninja in order to produce better ones in the future
     
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  6. roseknight

    roseknight Getting out there.

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    The hokage probably doesn't have that power. Marriage has traditionally been a a family/clan thing and I doubt any of the clans wanted to cede this to anyone. So they probably wrote language to that effect when they joined the village. And while two of those three don't look like they are from a clan, I doubt the hokage really wants to potentially upset people by exercising a new type of authority.
     
  7. Sidvious

    Sidvious Know what you're doing yet?

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    Gotta admit I'm absolutely loving this fic. How it skirts the insanity and brokenness in Rei, and how it influences her view of the world around her. Side note: I looked at how SB/SV dealt with this fic and i gotta say it's why i love QQ. Yeah those two chapters were pretty fucked up and yeah i can totally see it going there later I guess, but I thought they were the perfect example of just how far Rei is willing to go for power, preying upon the brokenness of another to advance her goals.
     
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  8. Ayashi

    Ayashi Experienced.

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    I think Rei needs to stop doing everything to shatter her own psyche.
    The goal here is to reach S+ rank and be free*, it's not be crazier than Hidan or Tobi...

    *Maybe take a tag-along or two ? i really like the ReixHina even considering how unhealthy the relation currentlyis. Or rather "was a year ago".
     
  9. Hanada

    Hanada Getting some practice in, huh?

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    Why is REI still tutoring hinata isn't she better now
     
  10. SolipsistSerpent

    SolipsistSerpent Endlessly Devouring

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    Better and 'entirely fixed' are different things, it's only been what, a little over a year?
     
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  11. Renko

    Renko Demon Lord of the Sixth Heaven ~☆

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    I think this is a much better goal than the original.

    It seems more fun!
     
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  12. SolipsistSerpent

    SolipsistSerpent Endlessly Devouring

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    Let's be honest here: How many sane rogue S+ class ninja are there? I mean, 'slowly killing herself through drink and gambling that she sucks at' Tsunade is probably the least crazy and she's hardly stable.
    It's weirdly growing on me. Like a fungus.

    EDIT: I still don't think either one of them will be ready for romance for years, though.
     
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  13. Ayashi

    Ayashi Experienced.

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    Just from Konoha at least : Sarutobi. Danzo (evil is different from insane). Jiraiya.
    I'm sure other villages have their own S ranks (otherwise the balance of power would have been broken long ago), but the only ones we know of are basically their Kage and the Jinchūriki which are all quirky but (mostly) sane. Except Kiri, of course.
    In the Akatsuki I would say at least Kakuzu and Konan are definitively sane, and put Kisame and Sasori in the maybe sane.

    So overall i'd say the majority of them are sane.
    A few are definitely stupid or too naive/hopeful in some strange ideal (i'm looking at you Kisame...), but that doesn't contradict the previous statement.
     
  14. ItsComplicated

    ItsComplicated Making the rounds.

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    Ah, but they aren't rogue ninja.
     
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  15. SolipsistSerpent

    SolipsistSerpent Endlessly Devouring

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    I think you misread my statement.
    Exactly.

    And when it comes to Akatsuki,sane members are very much outnumbered by the insane even if some of the madness takes forms that are more functional and subtle than the others (Sasori for example) . I know you put Sasori as 'maybe sane', but I don't think turning your parents into puppets after they die is a big check in the column for mental stability, as further evidenced by allowing himself to die rather than fight those (nonsentient) puppets. Konan, Kakuzu, and Kisame are probably the sanest people in the organization. Maybe having a 'K' at the start of your name helps immunize you? I'm not sure if Kabuto's entirely sane, so only partially.

    Anyway, this observation can be generalized outside of Akatsuki, since Tsunade and Orochimaru both have some clear mental hangups (whether it be a phobia of blood and a self-destructive streak or a desire to show off to and show up one's old sensei taken to the point of war).
     
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  16. Sidvious

    Sidvious Know what you're doing yet?

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    Kakuzu cuts peoples hearts out to fuel his powers and is a walking yarn ball of pure greed. He's not sane. No sane person would use jiongu. No sane person would routinely kill his partners for being annoying
     
  17. GLH

    GLH Really?

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    ...you must live a very sheltered life, as I know many people who would kill their more annoying coworkers but don't due to the consequences and being unable to effectively tell the 'authorities' to go fuck themselves (and I'm not talking about the 'leg-breakers' I know either). And in the past you damn well could expect the extremely irritating to find themselves killed by their communities and coworkers if they got too annoying (and also because the authorities didn't have the power to stop and prevent that sort of stuff).

    The Naruto-verse setting is one where being annoying very much can get someone killed with little consequence for the most part. The fact that the killer in question here is an S-class nin makes that even more-so. :cool:
     
  18. Breadnaught

    Breadnaught I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    This exact thing was the plot line for about a third of the movies and filler.

    Land of Snow. Land of Moon. Land of Birds. Land of Tea? Or was that something else? The one with the three ninja who were brothers. And more.

    Or course, in all of the listed examples, the protagonists were on the side of the deposed or threatened nobles, and helped defeat the guys trying to overthrow them. So make of that what you will.
     
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  19. Sidvious

    Sidvious Know what you're doing yet?

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    Not to the level of kakuzu who takes it it to an extreme. It happened on several occasions to the point where he was paired with Hidan because he simply couldn't kill him for the pettiest of reasons.

    Let me rephrase what I said. He didn't kill his partners because they were annoying people. He killed them because they annoyed him, with their existance.
     
  20. ItsComplicated

    ItsComplicated Making the rounds.

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    Citation?
    This seems weird considering he's known as a long-term survivor (pretty cautious, healthy survival instinct, ect).

    Do we even know why he became a missing-nin?
     
  21. Sidvious

    Sidvious Know what you're doing yet?

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    My quote is from the wikia which cites the data book

    EDIT: Tracked it down to confirm. it's true
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  22. Diraniola

    Diraniola Know what you're doing yet?

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    He was from Hidden Waterfall, and was their best/most loyal nin. They gave him a mission to assassinate Hashirama, and when it obviously amd immediately failed, denounced him as a rogue and denied the mission ever existed.

    Basically, Waterfall shot themselves in the foot or somebody sent their best guy on a suicide mission on purpose and Hashirama was less violent than they thought. I'm pretty sure the only reason he didn't kill Kakuzu is because Kakuzu was never actually a threat.
     
  23. ItsComplicated

    ItsComplicated Making the rounds.

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    No.
    That quote doesn't prove what you said.
    It shows that Kakuzu has anger issues and is violent, but it never says that he killed his partners because he was annoyed at their very existence.
    He isn't some omnicidal maniac. He successfully worked as a bounty hunter, right? That means functioning in society and not living in a cave killing everyone.

    I read that as "when he gets too angry or annoyed, he kills you".
    He probably has anger issues or something, compounded by the sheer power and skill to kill pretty much anyone and get away with it.
     
  24. Sidvious

    Sidvious Know what you're doing yet?

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    Fair enough i'll accept I've misspoken here. My point originally was that he's not mentally sound though. And his inability to work with others without violently lashing out was my proof of it.
     
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  25. Ayashi

    Ayashi Experienced.

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    You are mixing two separate concepts: Evil and (In)Sanity.
    Being Evil (mostly) means valuing your life (and goals) above those of other people. Sanity is understanding that your actions have consequences, and generally being able to know which they are.
    Killing your parents because they annoy you, because you want to turn them into puppets for a powerboost or because it's sexually pleasing to you does not make you insane, it makes you evil.
    Insanity would be killing your friends' loving parents in front of them and then assume you'll still be friends.
    I would argue the insane ones are those that repeatedly annoy the guy powerful enough to easily kill you, and that already killed your predecessor(s).
    The lack of foresight and that simply can't understand the consequences of their actions are clearly the latter ones.
     
  26. Sidvious

    Sidvious Know what you're doing yet?

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    Well we really only see two. The first is Hidan who's probably an outlier on annoying habits, and some unnamed guy in the anime who Kakuzu just literally opens fire on while he's fighting someone else. He says flat out he wanted to kill him too. I kinda doubt they when out of their way to annoy him. Of course given that they're all probably crazy in their own way too it's still a possibility.

    I've come up with the idea they might intentionally send the weaker members to be his partners, using him to dispose of them when the inevitably piss him off somehow.
     
  27. Ayashi

    Ayashi Experienced.

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    That might be it.
    I should also point out that (most) missing nins are by definition either crazy, too self-centered or just unable to work in teams/pairs in the first place. Otherwise they wouldn't be rogues to start with.
     
  28. SolipsistSerpent

    SolipsistSerpent Endlessly Devouring

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    No, you're confused. He didn't kill his parents. They died of other causes and then he turned them into puppets and carried them around because it made him feel better. Then, when someone else used them against him, he froze up and let them kill him. Again, these are nonsentient puppets, he made them too early in his career to even let them retain their ninja techniques, they're basically just embalmed bits of people stuck to wood. That's not evil, that's coping with loss really, really badly.

    Those later ninja he turned into puppets were acts of evil, not crazy, but I deliberately didn't mention them, because they're not relevant.
     
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  29. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat The Dawn Will Cum

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    There is only Sarutobi. That's why it is called S rank. It is Sarutobi Rank. To say otherwise is treason.

    I love Konoha.
     
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    Ayashi Experienced.

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    In that case it would be H rank for Hiruzen.
    Sarutobi is his family/clan name so saying it's "S for Sarutobi" would refer to the whole clan. It would work if the clan was full of S rank nins, but that's obviously not the case.
     
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