*sigh* And here we go again. How are they managing to make this fight--this fight against friggin' Uchiha Madara
--so dull? (Incidentally, I'm looking at my shiny new SPN icons and all I can hear right now is "Although for fans, they sure do complain a lot." We do, don't we? xD)
Question: Exactly how
long can people live in this universe?! I knew the Tsuchikage was old (as they continue to remind us thrice per chapter), but to have fought against non-zombie!Madara way back when? And what's this "I've lived a lot longer than you" spiel? You're "much" older than the man we were told was immortal
to keep us from crying foul? I'm just praying there isn't a sudden influx of Tsuchikage/Hashirama fic coming our way after that scene...
Gaara is awesome, enough said.
So after some unnecessary sword-elongating conversation, we are given this gem of political strategy. Whatshername in the Raikage's entourage tells Tsunade that the technique she's using to get to Madara will pretty much certainly kill her. This warning is completely blown off. In fact, the Raikage decides to join her in her probable suicide two seconds later.
...Okay. Two out of five leaders of the ninja world make a decision that will likely kill them in the middle of a world war. It's handwaved with the "it's time for the general to step out" comment, but still--doesn't that seem a tiny bit rash to you? Is it really just me? What kills me is that when all is said and done they're both fine. Admittedly Tsunade has to use her regeneration technique, but how'd the Raikage manage when it was just said that he couldn't?
Right. So on the upside, Five Kages vs. zombie!Madara should
be a pretty epic fight. Skeptical emphasis on "should" because I've said similar things in the past only to have the situation in question turn out kinda lame. Fingers crossed. And hey, no GMS!Naruto for what, two whole chapters? Maybe he and Madara agreed to take turns playing Cast Showoff.
OH. And a random little thing for the SPN fans on my flist; I thought this was hilarious:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDYBrWP1Iwg