Those damned filler arcs are killing the Naruto anime again so I'm thankful for the manga, but...
Have I mentioned that my childhood dream was to be either a ronin, a ninja or a marine biologist? 2 OUT OF 3, NOT BAD YEAH. I'm such a dolt. We haven't even properly done
as a group yet and here comes something new to work on. But AGH, for the sake of my unfulfilled childhood dreams it must be done! The power of youth compels me!
And yeah, I'm still failing badly at answering comments and notes. I always do my best to put as much thought into my replies when the situation calls for serious answers, so I need a significant amount of time. Recently, I haven't been able to stay in front of my computer for too long because it gives me headaches. I'm sorry!
Even though I'm unable to reply to everyone, I hope you know how much my friends and I value your support (and enjoy your random wisecracks). We have so much fun together and we love doing what we do, but what makes it endlessly rewarding is hearing from you guys and knowing that somehow - despite just being a random group of geeks in the internet - we manage to make your days a little brighter. Thank you.
Here are the photos that my friends and I have submitted so far.
As always, here's a look at what happens when we're not being serious for the camera. Which is like, 98% of the time.
pictures are by
Before anything, we needed food. We assembled at this coffee shop where we had pasta and the best chocolate cake and super awesome iced milk with some sort of magical syrup.
I really need to learn not to make myself hungry while writing these journal entries.
It was so difficult to get Lester to settle down so I could fix him up.
Saucekay fiddling with his new shirt. Miguel ~merkymerx
was so happy over the fact that it had a zipper so he could shut it sometimes, unlike the previous white kimono top in which he felt overly exposed and drafty.
when she's not cosplaying, indulging in Fruit Stripe gum which she still insists on calling Rainbow Zebra.
and the panda she gave Erving ~Huzafan
because he was the official Kung Fu Panda of Manila. True story.
being the cool cat that she is.
Ysabel doesn't really act like Hinata at all.
To the great outdoors we gooooo!
: GIT OFF O' MAH PROPERTY YA VARMINTS
China taking in the sunlight (and the smell of the oil paper of the parasol)
Better enjoyed under a SUPA KAWAII Dunkin' Donuts umbrella
TEH WIND FOR TEH WIN [stabs self with kunai]
who wore Naruto colors that day
and her new camera, Xanxus
The lovely Kat...
...and the adorable Ysabel, who are both awesome as Hinata
Ah, and for this shot I tried editing the pupils out. The original photo is here: [link]
The edit looks a whole lot more like Byakugan; but as much as we like how that looks, we couldn't get contacts with the light grey part covering up the part of the lens on top of the pupil. If that were the case, Ysabel and Kat wouldn't be able to see at all. Reverse Byakugan!
"I'm not going to take back my words. That's my way of the ninja."
"I don't want to run away anymore!"
AND THEN WE RUIN THE INSPIRATIONAL MOMENTUM WITH A HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL STYLE JUMPING PIC
We have several of these, actually
FLYING CRANE ATTACK
And yes, we're a bunch of dingbats when it comes to timing.
"Okay! One... two... thr-"
"WAIT ARE WE JUMPING AT 'THREE' OR 'GO'?"
Kiks, Rayson and Miguel doing something we don't understand
(and are perhaps better off not knowing)
...joined by her older self
(NINJA DONE STOLE MY FLUX CAPACITOR)
...looking into the distance
...flaunting their pretty hairs
SECRET HYUUGA JUTSU
Lester kept eating the props
He seemed really hungry so I tried to feed him some mochi
Apparently, we were being stalked
This is Ysabel's response to, "Come on! Give us a little smile!"
Close-up of the bento. Kat taught me how to make heart-shaped onigiri so I made most of those rice balls, and also made a mess of their kitchen counter. (I stuffed spaghetti inside one onigiri, hehehehehehe) She also showed me how to cook tamago for tamago sushi. Then I cut up the lopsided strawberry heart and ate the leftovers because I am a sucker for strawberries.
Naruto is legion. For he is. MAAAAANY.
"N-N-Naruto-kun... what do you think of the bento I coo-"
"JUST AS PLANNED
Hinata... You drugged the food, didn't you?
"Wow, look at me! I look kind of cool!
The past and the present
The present fixing up the past
Hold still, little Naru!
Lester somehow reminds me of Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes, of course)
Kat attempts to coax her little brother to stand still long enough to take a decent picture
"When I play rock paper scissors, I always choose rock. Then when somebody claims to have beaten me with their paper I can punch them in the face with my already clenched fist and say, oh shit, I'm sorry, I thought paper would protect you, you @$5#073!"
chibi Naruto and Sasuke phone swings
(as seen in the Shooting Star ending from Shippuuden
Heeey Saucekay's looking kind of cool. I'm envious of his new outfit.
Sasugay, what are
you up to?
It almost looks like an ad. Hahaha. Clear For Men? And it doesn't help that people keep saying that Miguel kind of resembles Rain: [link]
Hinata's worst nightmare
Would you look at that grass? Such lovely grass. Yep, grass.
Ah, and the lovely sunlight captured by Tracy! See the glare? Whoo. Yup. Nothing else to see.
So I'm trying to take a picture of Sasuke. IS THAT SO BAD?
Guys... this is still a NaruHina photoshoot, right?
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'ON THE LIPS'?! Err. We can, um, do this."
WHOA HEY THIS WASN'T PART OF THE PLA-
. . . . .
It's... like the third episode of Naruto where Naruto accidentally kisses Sasuke and all the girls in the class look at him with murderous intent. Yup. That's kind of how I feel now.
GUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HUH HUH HUH [pant pant]
I am going to KILL you guys.
Charmie approves of this reading material.
Kiks wanders over to the dark side.
I think my face says enough.
"And then he did WHAT to the guy's WHAT?!"
I am utterly perplexed about this series of events.
"Look like we're endorsing it? Whut?"
"HELP ME 8("
S-Sa-Sasuke, what's your Sharingan copying, and on who do you intend to use it on?
AAAAAGH(I laugh heartily at my attempt at the uke face. HAHAHAHAHA)
was very busy clicking away at this point. Living up to her username.
"P-Please... No more... [sob]
LOOK, A KITTY! I'M TOTALLY NOT JUST CHANGING THE SUBJECT!
It was playing with its two siblings and we all just stood there and watched for the longest time. Dammit. I want a cat.
And then we went to Little Tokyo to eat, at this place that Essa ~Cyfliq
had read about online. It was very cozy, and the restaurant staff and other customers seemed highly amused by us.
OM NOM NOM NOM
Lester and his soba. (They were out of ramen.)
"Wow, there sure are a lot of pictures of... us."
ENOUGH ALREADY >8(
Miguel's 9PM bedtime programming kicks in, and he gets sleepy and uses me for support.
OH SHI- Here we go again.
HOW CAN YOU SLEEP SO CLOSE TO MY FEET
and my... NaruTOES asdfjkl;lasjfklsfdjlk
YOU GUYS THIS LOOKS SO WRONG
So of course everyone whipped out their cameras.
So um, how 'bout that Lester, huh?
And after this...
NaruHina doujin family!
Uncle Sasuke likes to spy on them
and kidnap Papa Naruto
... Sh-sh-she... drew... us.
We seem to be, um, "inspiring"... a lot of... art.REVENGE
OF AKU ~Akusesu
AND HAKU ~hakuku
It's a wrap! Byebye!</strike>
Aaaand we're done! A second installment might be in order but gah, so many things to work on! That's all for now! Pleasant something, everyone.
If you happen to run into my dignity, please tell it that I miss it and I want it back.