What message would you take away from Itachi? Does it connect or differ from Kishimoto and the fandoms view? And what’s your biggest critique of his character? Nice blog by the way!
i think what’s scary about itachi was his ability to murder his entire clan and then ruthlessly torture sasuke afterwards. how evil can you be to be able to massacre your clan—your family—for a village that oppressed and isolated you? how can anyone do what itachi did and not lose sleep over it? genocide should not be justified and itachi was not a hero to anyone but konoha’s crookedness. you can say that itachi was put in a difficult spot to choose between the village and his clan while also acknowledging he was fucking bonkers. itachi was batshit insane, and this fandom takes kishimoto’s last second decision of making itachi the “good guy” with absolutely no complaints.
overall, itachi was manipulative, controlling, and a shit brother to someone he claimed to love. itachi being “a good shinobi” is not as positive as people think it is. i don’t really have a message per se, but i do know that while 95% of this fandom sees a good sacrificial older brother who loved konoha, all i see is a nationalistic extremist willing to go through severe means in order to continue protecting konoha. itachi is not a character i understand. no matter what fans say, his story just doesn’t click for me :/
Mortal Kombat Invasion: The Protector’s Selection.
summary: Deep in meditation, Raiden must assemble the warriors to fight against Shao Kahn and his underlings before The Invasion starts.
Raiden was a firm believer in ‘letting sleeping dogs lie’ as the expression went in terms of the affairs of other realms, lest he gets entangled in the Realm’s affairs.
However, as Protector of Earthrealm, keeping a close eye on Outworld was for the best. Therefore, he was not surprised when he heard the news of Outworld planning to Invade Earthrealm.
As an Earthrealm God, Raiden would be weakened in Outworld and this merging could have disastrous consequences for both his being, and Earthrealm itself. he therefore, could not end this Invasion himself.
Typically, he would gather champions to defend the realm in a tournament, but with the recent tournament being the final one between them, that was no longer an option.
For the coming battle, Raiden would not have to select champions; he would have to select warriors.
Luckily, he already had a group to choose from.
Liu Lang and Kung Lao. The greatest warriors the Shaolin have to offer.
Sonya Blade and Jackson Briggs. Two trained soldiers in combat and their technology will give an edge over Outworld.
Kuai Liang, the new Sub-zero and a skilled cryomancer and warrior.
Johnny Cage, despite his joking nature and ego, was a skilled warrior with special abilities.
If they were to assemble in The Matokan Tribe in North America, home of his ally Nightwolf, Raiden could create a barrier to protect them from Shao Kahn.
Rising from his meditation, Raiden knew he had to start fast.
Sending a message out to each of his selected, with locations to find each other, he teleported to The Matoka Tribe to inform Nightwolf of the coming storm.
He could only hope his warriors would join shortly.
I didn’t end up getting anything else new in this week, so this will be a short one. Only two new movies for me over the past month thanks to dedicating my time to revisiting the MCU in Timeline Order, and reading. Anyway, here’s the new stuff...
Mortal Kombat (Simon McQuoid, 2021)
That opening sequence is incredibly badass and the rest of what follows is therefore even more of an overwhelming disappointment. A couple of the fatalities are pretty awesome, and I didn’t hate the Scorpion/Sub-Zero fight. But the people making these types of movies really need to stop thinking we want anything more than brutal fight choreography and bloody, gruesome, over-the-top deaths. The plot and character work here is painful. I don’t care about any of these characters, or why they’re trying to kill each other, I just want to watch them do it in the most extreme manner possible. - 3/10
Stowaway (Joe Penna, 2021)
Stupid. None of this movie should’ve ever happened. They should have just let the random dude hidden in the ceiling bleed out from his injuries. Better him than Anna... no matter the circumstances.
I joke (kinda), but this is just a terribly, annoyingly written film and I hate that Anna made me watch it. - 2/10
My local cinema opens back up in a couple weeks and Hollywood seems to be back into the swing of things, plus Netflix & HBO Max have a couple releases I’m really looking forward to next week, so I should (might/maybe/probably not) be getting back on a more steady schedule for these soon. Until then... Thanks for reading, and...
to resume the barrage of subscorp posts because Mortal Kombat is something that I am currently obsessed with...I promise I will get to other ships and fandoms soon! This is not gonna be a MK or a Subscorp only blog.
A very overused, cliche AU for this ship. I don't know why it popped up in my head- actually, yes I do. TikTok video about what this AU is of.
I saw a post by @ancanosaur about a Subscorp Beauty and the Beast AU and that is more of a overused cliche AU so...I decided to just post mine and let you all judge me.
Titanic AU. Hanzo is the rich first class man who is suppose to be an apprentice(or something) of Quan Chi who is forcing him to marry....someone.
Kuai is the poor third class man who won tickets with his brother or a friend who's like his brother and...well, we all know what happens but there would be some differences.
...Sorry not sorry for this idea, I just had to get it out there.