I think there's a stamp limit on dA... I've never seen anybody mention such a thing before, so I don't know if it's just a goof of my Internet or not, but... I'm in the process of revamping my stamp collection and I've added quite a few new ones, but I just noticed the bottom section of my stamps instead appear as links, rather than images.
Is this how it appears for you guys as well?
Though, I don't feel like I've added THAT many stamps, for it to kick so many to links only. In fact, I just counted up the ones I added, and then started counting up the links... I added a little over twenty stamps. I counted up to thirty links before I stopped, and there were still at least twenty more.
Now I'm really confused. If somebody could just let me know if they can see all of my stamps, I would greatly appreciate it.
Also, I saw Naruto: The Last last night, and it was AMAZING!!! This might be a little bit spoilery, but only a little bit (unless you haven't read the end of the manga).
Okay, maybe the movie itself isn't the best thing ever, but it was pretty good for a Naruto movie, and it was just one big Naruhina event! The plot didn't feel totally invented, and the idea behind the villain was an interesting one. It was great to see all of the characters one last time, though I'm sad Yamato still is getting shoved into a corner... He's one of my favorite characters, and he basically disappeared from the show after being captured by the enemy.
The only real flaw with the movie that I noticed was sometimes the pacing was a little slow. That, and I felt like they did a little bit of a disservice to Hinata's character in this movie. Which is weird to say, when this movie is basically all about her. I just didn't like how weak they made her seem. I mean, she doesn't get a lot of time to shine in the anime, but neither was she every really the damsel in distress. Which, I didn't mind that trope at first in this movie, but it got old by the end. Not that Hinata doesn't still get a chance to shine, but I wish the movie had done a little bit better at showing how strong she is. I don't know how to say this without it being SPOILERLY, but I think a part of the problem was with the way the movie decided to withhold information from the viewer, and so you're just left confused by Hinata's actions for a chunk of it.
It's funny how I can start to talk about how much I enjoyed something and then go right to the negatives...
But even with the movie's flaws, I still loved it. The Naruhina moments were so cute, and Sai just cracks me up, and I loved how Sakura kind of took Hinata under her wing, and seeing Kakashi as the Hokage was cool (though I'm still sad over his eye), and seeing how the village treats Naruto was great, and just... There was so much about this movie I loved.
It also proves how dense Naruto is. One of the flashbacks involved Hinata's first confession of love, back with her fight with Pain. I've never really understood how that confession wasn't addressed afterwards by Naruto. How do you ignore something like that? But from my understanding with the way flashbacks were used in the movie, Naruto just kind of forgot about it because he didn't realize the full meaning of the confession. He just brushed it off as Hinata being Hinata. I still don't think that excuses the fact that the anime (and I'd assume the manga) treated the confession like it never happened, but... I don't know. Maybe I'll write a fanfiction dealing with that one of these days. Who knows.
Also, with my revamping of the stamps, I was just focusing on Naruto ones today. The stamps that say Naruhina will never be canon for this reason or that make me laugh. I kind of want to go "in your face!", but I'm too nice of a person for that.
Though, I don't get all of the hate. Naruhina was always halfway canon, same way SasuSaka was always halfway canon, and Narusaka was always halfway canon. If one character shows interest for another, it's not logical to say that ship will never be canon. Just my little rant, because I can't believe how much hate is out there for Naruhina (and for Hinata in general). Rather than making stamps about what you hate, why not make stamps about what you love?
Before my thoughts completely derail, I think the biggest reason I enjoyed the movie so much was because I saw it with a theater full of people who are just as big of fans of the show as I am. I mean, the energy in that room was absolutely amazing, and it was so awesome to be with people who understood and loved the characters just as much as I did. I've never really had that before, not offline. It made seeing the movie such an amazing experience, even though I went by myself. I think everybody there was Naruhina fans, because everybody cheered when Naruto and Hinata finally kissed (which really isn't a spoiler, considering you know they're canon before going into this movie). It was just amazing, and I'm so glad I spent the money to go see it, even if I'm almost completely broke.
I almost teared up as the credits were playing, because it's over. I mean, the anime is still going, and I'll watch that until it ends, but this movie was basically meant to be the end of the franchise. I probably will cry when the anime ends, just because it's been such a big part of my life. Pokemon and Digimon were my first animes, but Naruto was the show that really got me into the genre (or whatever you want to call it, because it's not one genre). It will always hold a special place in my heart, and Hinata will always be one of my all-time favorite characters. I see so much of myself in her, and watching her grow has been inspiring.