|Love does indeed know an age!
||[May. 19th, 2004|09:53 pm]
Yaoi/slash that BURNS.
This is something that has irritated me since I've become a little more involved with the Naruto fandom. These are thirteen year old kids. Yes, they do handle a lot of adult responsiblity being ninjas who are currently fighting to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their village.
However, Sasuke has bigger concerns on his mind than being seduced by Naruto. Naruto wants friendship and recognition; the poor kid hasn't even hit puberty yet! Three girls (who happen to develop faster than boys anyway) have crushes on some of the boys. It is not unusual that girls will have crushes and be attracted to boys at thirteen because, like it as not, almost all cultures prime girls from a very young age to expect marriage, love, children, and happiness. The same is not said for boys, who don't physically develop as fast.
But for whatever reason, thirteen-year-old Sasuke, in the average yaoi fangirl's world, finds true love in thirteen-year-old Naruto.
Now, I don't know about you people, but at thirteen, I didn't find true love. I didn't find the person I was going to marry and have a monogomous relationship with forever and forever, 'til death pries us apart with a sickle-shaped crowbar. At thirteen, most homosexuals who recognize they are attracted to the same sex are struggling with that issue; they aren't actively seeking their one true, eternal love. Realistically, few childhood sweethearts remain close enough and develop together in such a manner that makes them compatable.
I dunno . . . I think I need to make this rant a little more clear, but all I can really think is: For goodness' sake, they're thirteen-year-olds! Why are you writing true-love romances when one is still struggling to be accepted and the other is trying to kill his older brother?
PS: Naruto has shown more attraction to Sakura than he has Sasuke. Just because Sasuke looks better than Sakura doesn't mean she has less of a chance of their getting together than Naruto and Sasuke.
*plug for my OTP fan pairing*
Kabuto/Hinata all the way!!!