UCHIHA - GENTLEMAN
You go, Uchihas!
I am feeling better, but I’m fuckballs behind for Anime Boston in terms of prep.
Legit some stuff will not be ready to go in tonight. Some of it will just have to wait until tomorrow. Fuck, some of it, I’ll be doing at the goddamn table tomorrow morning.
I’m so frustrated that if I was not dehydrated enough that I can’t spare the tears, some part of me would cry.
Well, getting horrifically sick right before Anime Boston was not the way I wished to spend the last few days. It’s put me behind on schedule for several things.
Still, I suppose at least that it’s better than being this horrifically sick at Anime Boston.
Hah! Now I have made all incarnations of the Doctor as keychains.
…well, except Metacrisis, but that’s just 10 with one heart, a bit of Donna sass and a blue suit. Also, a girlfriend.
Oops and Valeyard. But I’m not counting alternate almagam selves from aborted futures.
gweargroal replied to your post: I really just accidentally lectured someone on the…
I am trully interested about what you lectured that person on ! Would you like to share ? :)
Basically, they were talking about how Naruto will always be there for Sasuke and I was like “well, actually…”
Because here’s the the thing: Naruto is fundamentally ill-equipped to “be there” for Sasuke. Naruto, in many ways, is emotionally and psychologically stunted. His own issues preclude him from being able to maturely and appropriately handle someone with the type of trauma Sasuke has endured.
Firstly, Naruto has a habit of working people he cares about into a sort of surrogate family to fill the gap where the family he never had should be, thus he views Sasuke less as a friend and more as a surrogate sibling. To Naruto who has never had family, losing a member of that surrogate family is fearsome in the extreme. However, unlike Sasuke, Naruto has never known a real family and so has a skewed, outsider’s perspective of how it is supposed to work. He doesn’t know that some distancing is normal and okay, especially given the trauma Sasuke has endured. When Sasuke withdraws, Naruto confronts him as he sees Sasuke’s withdrawal as distancing or abandonment, which in his eyes is always a potentially permanent loss instead of a temporary thing.
Then, I mentioned that the way Naruto’s personality has developed, that the social isolation in his youth and the way he was raised actually does affect his ability to process and understand social situations - namely, Naruto often displays a poor or underdeveloped awareness of social situations and reading others around him. A lot of his “poor” behavior or cluelessness are examples of how his isolation in his formative years has a lasting impact on him. And then there’s the vandalism and pranking, which is pretty much the result of him learning through experience that people will pay attention to him if he does something annoying or loud.
So Naruto: yeah, self-esteem issues, diminished concept of self, need to be recognized, need for love and acceptance, struggles with fear of abandonment…
And so on.
All of this severely impacts Naruto’s ability to “be there” for his deeply fucked up friend/bro and often exacerbates Sasuke’s negative reactions. And on top of that, Naruto (Sakura, Kakashi, et all) have pretty much failed to provide the kind of support Sasuke needs to work through his shit.
But it was basically this, yeah.