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    lennythepope

    y’all really recommend books like: title, there are gay characters, enemies to lovers, young adult, written by poc

    not once do i ever see a summary

    mycoolstoryworld

    What more info do you need?

    fakewant

    A SUMMARY

    starshine-honey

    WHAT DO U MENA SUMMARY WHAT ELSE MATTERS ITS GAY POC AND ENEMIES TO LOVERS HOW OFTEN DO U CONE ACROSS THAT

    jg-piff

    i want to know what its about mainly. is it a romance? is there plot besides the romance? is it realistic fiction? sci fi? fantasy? historical? future? alternate history? whats the tone? what are the themes? what are the main characters’ NAMES?

    starshine-honey

    I- it’s gay the gay

    jg-piff

    i value queer characters too. but i also want to know WHAT THE BOOK I’M READING IS ABOUT.

    marzipanandminutiae

    “GAY AND/OR RACIALLY DIVERSE” IS NOT A GENRE. nor is it an indicator of quality

    do you know how many times I’ve been recommended a book solely because “it’s queer fantasy!”

    do you know how many times those books have been so poorly written that I couldn’t finish them

    captainlordauditor

    Mostly, I want to know the tone. A 19th century war story isn’t gonna do it for me when I’m in the mood for a lighthearted austenesque romance - and those are both historical. A star warsy space romp isn’t gonna do it if I want to read about interplanetary political negotiations - and those are both sci fi. A fun gratuitious don’t-think-about-it-too-hard action story is not the same as a dark and complicated mob drama. A suspenseful thriller will bore me if I’m looking for a fast paced spy novel.

    museoftragedies

    not providing a summary literally just shows how you treat marginalized people and their representation as this token woke thing that you can show off like a shiny trophy. no, people aren’t going to read something just because it has representation! that’s not how it works!

    peachpitandpomegranate-deactiva

    Tell me this ain't Nicky and Joe. I dare youuu

    ground-zoro

    I have never seen Islam shown so humanized, so relaxed, so innocent and pure. That’s brilliant and funny. 

    just-rhys-things

    This feels like the equivalent of the school girl running to class with toast in her mouth but prayer

    cripplepunk-sylveon

    You all deserve to know dude in the foreground is Jewish, and has done his own version of this with Chanukah where he's literally just. Running out the door reciting his prayers in Hebrew and it's wonderful

    hawt-me33

    Coming into a fandom late

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    baxtersaurus

    Coming into a fandom early and watching it become an angry clusterfuck

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    valerieparker

    Being in a dormant fandom that suddenly comes alive again after a new book/movie

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    221books

    Don’t forget about those who come in the midst of a fandom war. 

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    dj-killer

    Accuracy at its best

    street-of-mercy

    Being in a fandom and not even knowing there’s a war going on…

    my-reylo

    all of this shit…lol

    nerdsagainstfandomracism

    When You’re Not In The Fandom But You’re Nosy AF

    not-so-secret-nerd

    When you get into a fandom only to discover it’s dead

    jupiter235

    This gets better every time I see it. 

    inverted-mind-inc

    Being in a dead fandom…

    illogicalvoid

    Or being in such a tiny fandom that it feels like youre the only one

    eriplier

    The accuracy hurts.

    fanfic-yes-please

    Being in a fandom that had a shit ending.

    it-is-bugs

    When you’ve been fangirling long enough, you’ve experienced all of the above.

    abh95

    Being in a fandom meant for kids.

    teaganvamp

    This just gets better..

    thatcrazysonicchick

    When you realize that joining the fandom has ruined you

    knightofbloodcancer

    Fandom hell in general

    marvelanimelover

    This^^^ just… ALL OF THIS.

    tgif-441

    Being in so many fandoms that you don’t even know what’s going on

    skuldvggerypleasant

    THIS IS THE SKULDUGGERY FUCKING PLEASANT FANDOM IN ONE POST!!

    crochanblackbeak

    Trying to recruit people to your fandom

    kateriverameliawolfe

    Annnnnnndddd it’s back

    ishipwhatiship247

    Being in a fandom which has so many antis

    ravenhilarious

    I’ve probably reblogged this before, but that was before these great additions.

    swanqueen-in-gotham

    Being in a fandom that actually works together

    aliciaclockgriffin

    Why is this so true? All of it.

    pillowprincesslexa

    being in a fanbase but all your mutuals suddenly turn into Kpop blogs

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    hangingfire

    I always enjoy it when a good post comes around again and has been improved by the reblogs like the years for a fine wine.

    feyreacher0n

    Being in a fandom when shit goes down and everyone has different opinions

    marianagmt

    When you are in a fandom and don’t care for others people opinion…..even if they are right…(believe me, I have met several of those)

    spacewalkerkru

    Being in a fandom you never meant to join

    tirnelstargazer

    I love this. and it’s gotten better

    cartoonjessie

    After abandoning a fandom you’re still a little bit emotionally invested in….

    theblondeblizzardandbooks

    All of these are me. Lol

    thescalex

    Being in a fandom on Tumblr

    julietsemophase

    And it reached its epic conclusion

    Naruto (as a series, not the manga) gets a lot of flak for the time when it's animation is bad. That's fair (and I've joined in on the fun) because sometimes the animation WAS complete shit, but when the animation was good it was REALLY good, especially when it comes to fight choreography. The way the animators incorporated real martial arts techniques into the fights they expanded on when adapting the manga to the anime and how they would pay tribute to fight scenes from other media that they liked: pure fire!

    For example, let's talk real martial arts. A lot of the characters in Naruto have fighting styles that consist of elements from different disciplines. From boxing to taekwondo to muy thai to capoeira to wing chun, there are a lot of instances of real techniques being used. And the thing that really makes me geek out is when the characters use the right form when executing a move! The attention to detail is so fucking incredible!

    For example, here's Sakura throwing a overhead hook and fucking NAILING IT:

    I mean, goddamn! The punch starts in her legs LIKE IT'S SUPPOSED TO (that's why she has her feet planted firmly on the ground and lunges slightly while swiveling her hips) and she twists her body to where it's facing outward. This adds so much force to the punch because it's proper boxing form! See below:

    Then there's shit like this, where Sasuke is just out here throwing those perfect Muay Thai kicks:

    This is the proper form for a Muay Thai kick. He's kicking with his shin, not his foot. He's using the momentum from his arms. It makes the kick more powerful. I LOVE IT. Real life execution for reference:

    And, even though I HATE Boruto, I still have to acknowledge that the animators went all out in this same way in episode 65, and it was good. Here's what looks to me to be a heavily Wing Chun inspired part of the fight where Naruto is straight refusing to catch those hands:

    His form is narrow, he keeps his elbows tucked close to his sides, he's blocking with his feet and using low kicks. Here it is in physical practice:

    I MEAN, not to be such a nerd, but I've started rewatching Naruto recently and I've noticed so much more of this than I ever did before and it gets me so hype. This kind of attention to detail makes you feel like the character actually knows what they're doing; that they ARE a fighter, that they worked hard to be one! It helps immerse you in the universe. So much anime, and even a lot of live action media, focuses only on close-ups, fast cuts, or just unfocused, crazy strong punching, flashy, energy-based moves, or unrealistic weapons. Naruto is guilty of that sometimes, too, but it also gave us so many incredibly well-animated fights using real techniques. And there are so many great details if you watch these scenes closely enough to notice.

    Things like at the end of this clip, when Sasuke fakes a punch so that Naruto focuses on blocking and allows himself to be kicked:

    And the hand to hand combat between Kakashi and Obito (when he kicks the kunai into his face!!!):

    Or the weapon fighting between Itachi and Sasuke (complete with rad sword block!):

    As for how awesome it is to see tributes to fights from other media reproduced by the animators of Naruto: they're some of the most fun Easter eggs to find. They've included fight choreography from Cowboy Bebop and Captain America: Winter Soldier for instance (wish I could include these here, but for some reason Tumblr won't let me).

    The animated fights in Naruto are so well-known for how good they are that other shows have paid tribute to them as well! Like when The Boondocks paid tribute to the Orochimaru vs Sasuke fight in the Forest of Death:

    Anyway, to sum up, even though Naruto has it's failings, I'm absolutely convinced that no other anime has better or more realistic fight scenes than it does. And in this house we stan.