Subject: [FFML] Re: [Fanfic][Naruto] Suiren, Chapter 7: Contact...
From: eimii
Date: 11/30/2006, 11:43 AM

*Well, at least that explains why Haruno looks like she could chew >
rocks, but why is Ino getting all bent out of shape over this?* >
Shikamaru wondered agitatedly, ignoring Kiba's pleading eyes for the >
moment. *Even if it's true, it's not _that_ big a deal. Ino's not petty,
and Sakura's been her friend for a while... though maybe that's it. >
Maybe she's just upset that Sakura didn't tell her; dammit, why do girls
have to be insane?* 

Yeah, it's like they've all got split personalities or something! 

Shhhh! >_>;... <_<;...

A lot of it was well-deserved, as she was one of the
best female ninja > in her generation, 
Which doesn't exactly say a whole heck of a lot for the female ninja of
her generation since I'm pretty sure Chouji could turn her into a pancake
not to mention people like Rock Lee, Gaara, Sasuke and Naruto. Ino's
devastating in combination with Shikamaru, but on her own, not much. 

Yeah, all taken into consideration, most of the Kunoichi in Naruto are pretty unimpressive, and even when they _are_ competent, the author goes out of his way to have some guy take them down a peg or two in an acutal fight >_<;...

This was proven a moment later, as Ino wised up and reached for a
kunai, > finally forcing Sakura to give her a bit of breathing room.
"Alright, > Sakura, no more playing around! Time to get serious!" she
shouted > confidently, though Shikamaru could tell that she was getting
Doesn't seem that proves anything.  Sakura's still ahead on points. 

Well, it proves that Ino isn't too stupid to realize that straight hand-to-hand isn't going to win her the fight no matter what she does...

"No... they're bunshin, not illusions, but none of them is the real >
Sakura. I don't see her at all. 

Surely the Byakugan can see an invisible person.  Isn't that what the
Byakugan does best? 

The Byakugan and the Sharingan, in terms of sensory enhancement, both allow the user to 'see' chakra patterns to varying levels of detail. This does indeed allow them to 'see' folks who have turned invisible to normal sight, either via camoflouge(sp?), cover, or physical illusions (illusions that are constructed of or affect actual light, like the invisibility that the stone nins used in Kakashi's backstory arc).

I subscribe to the theory that properly constructed genjutsu can compensate for this, because genjutsu doesn't affect physical phenomena at all. A genjutsu user can create an illusion in the victim's mind that takes into account a doujutsu-user's extended senses... but most don't, since it's something that A) they have no direct experience with, so is difficult for them to conceptualize and B) they don't encounter often enough. 

That being said, Sakura's genjutsu does to some extent compensate for doujutsu enhanced senses, but not really by intentional design. Sakura, being self-taught, attacks the problem of 'concealment' in a totally ass-backwards fashion that would take a very long time to explain ^_^;...

"That's not a very nice thing to say, Ino-chan," Sakura whined, a hurt
look on her face as she leaned over Ino's back. Resting her chin on the
injured girl's good shoulder, she loosely draped her arms around Ino's
stomach. When blonde froze, blue eyes wide with shock, Sakura's pouty >
expression turned mischievous, and she turned her head to give her rival
a playful lick on the cheek. 
OK, so that's an echo of Anko looking like Sakura in Ino's mind. 

That's an interesting guess...

"Ne, Ino-chan, please don't be mad, okay?" Sakura prodded. When this >
provoked no response, she got a little closer. "Ino-chAAA!" Sputtering, >
Sakura danced away, but not in time to avoid a good dousing as Ino >
pressed her palm under the running tap in front of her. > > Spinning, the
blonde was only mildly surprised when she found that > Sakura had
vanished once more, but this time she was prepared. Looking > down, she
spotted a trail of wet footprints leading to the bathroom > door. She had
neither heard nor seen it open, but that was probably part > of whatever
illusion Sakura was using to hide from her. 
Footprints?  That's some powerful hallucinating. 


"Waaah! No!" Appearing out of nowhere, _another_ Sakura slid to a stop
in front of Ino, grabbing her feet. The new Sakura stared up at the >
blonde with huge, teary, beseeching green eyes. "Don't fight!" she >
pleaded, hugging Ino's legs tighter. 
Hey.  That's a new personality. 

Perhaps; i have an explanation for this, really. But i think it'd be more fun to leave that explanation for later...


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