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First of all, I apologize for not answering your comments. But I thank you for your concern.

I started doing the reviews because it was fun.

But it's not fun anymore.

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I just... I don't enjoy Naruto in general. I could make fun of the crazy before because I loved this manga. Yeah, it's not the best out there, but I enjoyed it. And I loved the fandom, even with all the crazy.

I'll still read the manga, I'll probably read it till the end, but... the love is gone. I'm sorry :(




I read every comment and it makes me very happy to know that people enjoyed these reviews. And I thank you all, because it wouldn't have been as fun without you.

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dragonbeast99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Hey there. I know this is an old journal but it seemed the most appropriate that I say what I wanted to say here since I noticed some things.

Understandable you quit Naruto but I'm just glad you aren't like so many people who quit it and then started using all of SJ's other series to bash it like One Piece. I noticed that you have a lot of Batman and other western comic heroes in your favs now and I'm happy to see that there is someone else who has goes both ways now. I started doing the same thing but mostly because my passion of anime in general is dying due to how much quarreling there is amongst the fans over whats best and what isn't. The anime community just doesn't seem all that friendly anymore.

I've seen a couple of your latest submmissions and I promise to get to them soon because you are one of the few people that I am actually really excited to see update on here and its nice to see that you added in more variation to your gallery other than Naruto.


So tell me, are you more DC or Marvel now that you've started to turn back west (or north since you are in Argentina^^;). Ever hear of Image Comics? If not, I highly recommend that you look into them.
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gabzillaz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I am very disappointed in Naruto and I admit I've been pretty harsh in my criticism. Not here, but in forums. I'm trying to stop this, but I loved this manga so much I guess I can't help it. I just want to move on and remember the good times. :(

I've always loved comics, but something just... clicked recently. I've always been a big Batman fan, but it's been hard to follow all the timelines and universes and people dying and coming back to life XD

Sadly, I can relate. Is not that I hate anime, is that nowadays few series make me want to be active in fandom. I've been involved in fandoms for a long time and while the wank and hate is not new, I've noticed that it's more... widespread? I don't know. It doesn't help that most anime/manga is so similar these days.

DC is my favourite, Big Bat family lover. Though I like Marvel too.

I do know Image Comics! Spawn was one of my first comics. :)

Thank you very much for your comment, I really appreciate it!
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dragonbeast99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Again I'm not surprised. I still consider myself a Narutard but not to the point that my heart breaks when I hear about people I know on here or in person dumping it. I know what you mean, its hard to let go of the manga.I personally still find the manga fulfilling (I always read the update of it before OP or Bleach)but it feels like a guilty pleasure because so many people hate these days. But hey, there are always new series out there. My focus now has shifted from Naruto to Kekaishi now and days.

I used to read them too as a kid, fell out due to forgetting about them, the shonen fandom wars broke out so I headed back west. What clicked for me is all the events that unraveled while I was gone. From the death of Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker selling his soul to the devil, Al Simmons going from anti-hero to all out villain in the Spawn series, and so many other things.

Hellz yeah:headbang:! Batman is the shit! Fuck all the haters! Bats still gots it! I've been able to follow around fairly well. Though the last I left off was God-knows-where and I had to read a time line of the cannon series(YES, there is such a thing).

I don't really look for similarities or anything like that. Its the people who are in the fandom that I can't stand. Even at my anime club in college, I can't say what series I enjoy without being criticized for it. It either you're with the group or you're not. My club pres and vp are almost completely anti-shonen so whenever I talk about a series or suggest something for next year's anime line up its always a :iconfacepalmplz:. This has just lead me to see a lot of flaws in Japanese anime and manga which in turn kills my passion for anime/manga and the Japanese culture but also come to the conclusion (feel free to argue with me on this, I'm willing to hear another opinion) that the Japanese are still far behind in the making and development of comics in comparison to the west.

Yes! Another fellow Battard! Marvel is cool but it just doesn't seem to have that certain quality to it that DC gives the audience.

Hooray! Someone actually knows about Image Comics! They are seriously underrated these days (and in some ways even surpass DC and Marvel). Glad to hear there is another Spawn fan out there! Have you caught up on that yet? Its just gone past 200 issues and is currently on 203 if I remember correctly.

You are very welcome. I hope to actually comment and fav some of your latest stuff once exams are over as well as do the same for so many other artists I haven't given my respects to in a long time.
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laora0403 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Totally understand, girl. It was double fun with you when I read it. I follow it once in a while these days (they won't show Naruto -______-) but the awesome memories remain. <3 thank you
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madameraposa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Do what makes you happy:)
Life is crazy like that and the manga has lost its magic (lately when I actually have time i end up reading girlie manga like Maid Sama...>_>) I am determined to finish naruto though just because its been such a trip and i met so many friends because of it.
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GrandLordAtos Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Well, I agree that the manga has lost some of its magic, and some of the essence that made it fun to parody.

However, I believe that's because Kishimoto is really bad with these cluster war arcs. >.>; I still like the manga, but it needs to get back into the character development, and needs to stop jumping from scene to scene so much.

However, never forget all the good times we've had with the manga up till now, even if you've lost love for the current. (b^^)b Every manga is like mashed potatoes - gotta take the lumps from the good.
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GrandLordAtos Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
...ignore the second 'however', it's like 3 AM and I was tired at the time of posting. >.>;
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TimKai Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do what you love, but only so long as it is something that you love.

That is the perfect way to live life.

It was a lot of fun reading these every week.

Take care of yourself! ^_^
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greendesire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
giirrrll you need to get on ontd more often you are one of my favs. I always in the closet liked naruto but now I could give a rats ass. It just keeps dragging on and I don't care anymore. I always liked the character designs though. Who the fuck doesn't like that pink with that green eyes. then the red that is a good color sheme I wear it all the time. Ugh what is my life with this comment
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madameraposa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I second this ...youd think it would be a weird combo but its perfect.
You know who esle has/ had a kick ass color scheme Tsunade before she became hokage....green jacket and all that.
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greendesire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
haha everyone just has some good ass color shemes in that bitch.
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madameraposa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Sasuke and Itachi have predictable color schemes (blue,black red and gray)as wellas being red eyed tree frog men (obscure refrence)that they are ....but itachis purple nail polish ....WTF he rocks it but srsly ....The red eyes just seream VILLIAN/ teenage psycho....they should have kept sasuke in that sealing barrel and let him pass his teen years in there.....problem solved the manga could have ended much sooner and made alot more sense XD
But on the downside there would be no suigetsu and karin i think they complment eachother nicely. (colorwise as far as being in the same room forget it.)
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greendesire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
ahha word. I like the purple stuff though.
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madameraposa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Did they ever explain why itachi and the others wear the nail polish?(* woah i was on a sugar rush when i was on here last night)
I'm a color scheme dork .....
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greendesire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I'm usually stoned of out my mind on here so I'm not judging. I don't think they do other then it's fancy.
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madameraposa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Fancy makes me think of maid aprons...>_>
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gabzillaz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
OMG IT'S YOU XD

I love the characters design, shame Kishimoto's art is so bland nowadays.

Sakura has a great color scheme. 8D
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greendesire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
haha I'm weird with out my britney icon I feel like a differernt person on this part of internets haha.
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gabzillaz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
I read your username and I was "OMG I KNOW YOU" XD

I feel weird without my Charlotte icon
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greendesire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
THIS PLACE IS WEIRD
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gabzillaz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
TOO WEIRD
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Murakii Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Will you still be drawing crack comics of Naruto?? (; You shouldn't feel pressured to write them, you should be proud that what you used to have fun with was done so well it that attracted this much attention! (Since I follow the anime I never could follow your reviews, but the fact that they were so popular kind of makes me want to read them once the show catches up! <3)
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takashid34 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
long time lurker here. i have enjoyed reading your reviews since the pain arc, but it was only recently that i made an account on DA. Just wanted to leave a comment to say thank you, for doing these reviews as long as you did. they were always hilarious and a joy to read. I completely understand why you have given this up, its been a long time coming in my opinion. For me, i stopped enjoying the series after the Pain arc. Im surprised you hung on this long. I hope that you will at least continue doing reviews for One Piece, you seemed to enjoy doing those, and the series just keeps getting funnier and cooler as it goes on. Whatever you do, Thanks for the great laughs up till now. Your awesome gabi!
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Sunny-Dip Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Batman approves this message.
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Alodia-Belle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
To be honest, I've lost the love for naruto too! I stopped reading it a while ago. But I used to forced myself to read them so that I could keep up to date and understand your reviews. I don't blame you for this. I don't know why I'm not interested in it anymore. I still love the characters, just not the story anymore. I don't think it's because I've "grown up". Cause i'm still into alot of kiddy stuff. I think Kishi's just losing the plot. )=
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lil-lo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thank you for all of your wonderful reviews-I'll miss them, but I completely understand and support where you're coming from. I'm in the group of people who wouldn't have read as much of the manga as I did if it hadn't been for the journals. I honestly felt you went above and beyond back when you caught up on 3 chapters because you were warning us that you were losing interest.
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MrFacehug Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I can't blame you at all. Naruto used to be really good and I loved reading it. Now I just want Kishimoto to end it. I still follow the manga, though. And I will until it ends. I still find it enjoyable to some degree; I think Naruto is still likeable as a character, even if Kishi has screwed up Sakura and Sasuke beyond saving.
One Piece, however, still remains just as much a masterpiece as it has always been. The fact that people are even comparing it to Naruto nowadays is baffling to me.
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DeLaNuage Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Tbh, I long stopped taking Naruto seriously, but your journal reviews of the manga always brought me a smile. I'm sorry to hear that you fell out of love with Naruto, but it was inevitable. Kishi didn't exactly put effort in his material anyway, the story was getting more and more bullshity by the minute. But I'm glad that you made these reviews regardless.

Maybe your (future?) OP reviews will do far greater justice than the Naruto ones? :D
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tjchaos-9TF Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I wish there was something I could say to change your mind but unfortunately I basically feel the same way. I will miss your reviews and have to say thanks for all the laughs from all the ones you've done.
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Fear-th3-Oboes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I'll admit, I'll miss your reviews, but you do have a life too and if its not enjoyable for you anymore, why torture yourself?
Thank you for entertaining us all with the awesome reviews for so long. :)
I'll continue to check out your journals and deviantions though. I love your artwork. :)

And I'm most likely gonna keep reading till the end just to see WHAT happens. >.< At this point though who knows what the heck is gonna happen.
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Paosheep Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Once upon a time I was behind by like forty chapters, and I caught up specifically so I could read your hilarious reviews. I'm sad that there won't be any more, but I'm also really grateful. You've made me laugh so much, and I just wanted to say thank you for that.
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Poki-art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm, i gotta say, i enjoyed reading your reviews when i was enjoying naruto too. i don't read naruto anymore, so i totally understand why you won't write any more parodies. shame, those old fandom parodies of yours were really awesome and enjoying.
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Hinatitah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
:( I got to say that your reviews of naruto where the ones that make me go and read it... but I'll read it to the end beacuse maybe you will post what you think of the end and I want to read.. also that I love that manga:)
thanks for all the fun reviews
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LordSerion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcryforeverplz:

Will you at least continue the OP revs?
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Rockylin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sad to hear, but i completely understand. I'm actually impressed that you kept doing those reviews for so long.

They bringed more fun than the actually manga so i wanted to thank you for all the time you've spent on those, bringing us all the laughs! <3

But I will keep hoping that naruto will be fun again.. one day.. somehow.. meh.. ;_;
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katchamploo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Well I understand completely since I don't read Naruto anymore. It just doesn't interest me anymore like it used to and I completely understand where you're coming from. Thank you for all the laughs, seriously your reviews was what kept what little interest I had in the manga, but all good things must come to an end. You're still the best gabz!! :hug:
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Hanaru-chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Awww...now I will have to read the manga myself for NaruHina moments...>.>
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daffyneko Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I understand, do whatever you want, it's fine :) it was very fun, though and I had a lot of fun reading your reviews but good things have an end. I just hope that we will see other works from you ^^♥
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minato-129 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WA-WAT????
First not that many good songs were produced last year
then the movies weren't that entertaining
then Naruto turned into a flop
and now this??????
Why is God torturing me! How the hell am I supposed to enjoy reading the manga know.....Aw hell! I'll just go back to pokemon adventures it is much better
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ArdinKal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thank you so much for the reviews you've done. I've actually gotten a few jokes from them to use from time to time. I always say there's no use doing something if you don't have fun doing it.
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Pyrinsomniac Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
I'm disappointed but not surprised. Thank you for making it this far and for providing the rest of us with hours of commisseration, entertainment and wit. You're awesome. <3
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Brickwall847 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry that the love is gone. I completely understand. Have fun reading things with plot, I know I will. Here's to the future. :)
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WritingRin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I finally quit reading Naruto a while ago and I don't really miss it. I probably won't pick it up again until it ends. I was sad to quit reading your reviews though because they were fun. Not kidding. I bookmarked where I left off with them, so that when I do pick up Naruto again I can also pick up with your reviews.

You don't only do Naruto ones though. So what about the reviews of the other series? Still interested in doing those?
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goku262002 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Shame but i saw it coming...

Thanks for the reviews anyways. Brought little joy into reading the chapters.
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Gungelion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
oh man i loved thows
what about bleach?
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FifteenthApostle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Not surprised in the least. Not happy, but not surprised. :( The manga's lost most of it's interest for me, too. Bakuman has actually become my favorite manga now.
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Jedigirl2992 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
i know what you mean.
it just doesn't capture my attention like it used to... :(
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Yumi123 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I understand I got fed up with it too
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bkworm87 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Well, I can't say that I'm not disappointed, but I salute you for bringing wonderful hilarity and discussion time for all Naruto fans & haters that are both fed up and still reading the manga despite the stupidity.
I agree with you on the "loss of interest" with the storyline and characters even though you, seriously, can't stop reading until the end arrives.
But there are other options out there, so I do hope that you continue to make reviews of any other mangas, and that you update us ASAP about any reviews outside of the DA community :D
Thanks a bunch for making me laugh, I look forward to your latest journals and deviation updates.
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Himitsu-Kodoku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I hope you find the love again :tighthug:
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