Re: Naruto Pairings FC
*Kicks computer, throws things*
I made this huge long post and replied to just about everyone and the thing crashed.
I'll try and summerize.
I wrote that Shippuden was a different story, not a new one. I should have said differnet part of the same story.
I haven't shared my thoughts on Hinata yet, except for a general statement. It was an experiment to see if I would get arguments based on what people THOUGHT I was going to write, rather than what I actually had written. For the most part I got that.
I pointed out that I specify areas where bias is likely to occur.
I shared only a bit more - that Shippuden Hinata would keep her role from Part I (except she doesn't need to prove anything) and become a rival in a way for Sakura. (That's in the story not just fandom)
I thought there were good points all around on Sasuke and Hinata in general. And I agreed with PRODIGY and UchihaTaija.
I stated the largest truth about Kishi's intent for the pairings is that he has designed his story to keep us guessing and arguing . . . like we are now.
I debated phychology. I asked for opinions on why it was in the nature of some fans to prefer pairings where the couple would have more in common, when some fans would prefer they differ more? There are merits to both.
I also examined the notion of exageration and understatement surrounding truth, noting that truth was always somewhere in the middle.
A new observation comes from Ralatone's post. This is a very unbiased analysis, and we all would do well to make concessions as to the range of possibilities in this manner.
Whew . . . please work!
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