Okay, I'm gonna come out of the corner for a sec...
Originally Posted by UchihaTaijiya
And going with the themes of the series... bonds, people accepting other people, the next generation surpassing the former.... It's hard for me to imagine Naruto rejecting Hinata if she ever does confess to him... But, depending on how its handled, I could accept it.
I agree. Naruto wouldn't be so cold as to completely cold-shoulder Hinata if she plucked up the courage to confess.
Originally Posted by HinataFanX
Actually, that's not true, the reason I think it's an issue is because NaruSaku fans insist that that's how Naruto feels about Sakura. It's not defensive because of his feelings in the story, it's defensive against an overexaggerated interpretation of his feelings by the fans. We recognise that Naruto has yet to show a truly romantic intrest in Hinata, but we also know he likes people like her and shares a lot of things in common with her that can't be said for Sakura, and we also take into account SasuSaku, which is the most backed up pairing I've seen in the series besides a few other non-Naruto, Sakura, or Sasuke related pairings.
Also agreed. Naruto and Sakura have almost nothing in common. NaruSaku fans might say “they understand each other cuz of their dramatic pasts!!!” Sakura was made fun of. Boo hoo. I will say this though. They do share the same goal, and are working together to achieve it (save Sasuke, blah blah blah) BUT that doesn’t prove anything. Naruto wants to save his best friend, Sakura wants to save the guy of her dreams. SasuSaku has much more backup than NaruSaku, which is only a silly crush. ( Yes, I’ll probably be
e-bitchslapped by many people for that). SasuSaku has the goal described earlier, and the part 1 stuff, and NaruHina has the Part 1 stuff, and the fact that they probably understand each other the most (not being “good enough”, cast off as worthless).
Oh and ummm… Naruto and Shippuuden are the same thing, part one and part two…