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Timeskip: Sakura is desperate to prove her strength as a ninja. She goes with the Hokage to the Earth Country to take the Iwa chuunin exam. Waiting for her there is a place of ancient wonder… violent trials… star-crossed love… and a conspiracy that threatens world peace itself. AN EPIC NOVEL.
I'm writing a NARUTO fanfic called "Will of Stone," an epic Sakura coming-of-age fanfic that takes places during the timeskip. Sakura goes to the Earth Country to take the Iwa chuunin exam and becomes entangled in a conspiracy that threatens world peace. It's a huge complicated story, so there's a bunch of everything in it: action, romance, politics, characterization, worldbuilding, drama, horror, philosophy, etc. However the main focus is on Sakura's growth and training as a ninja, her relationship with Tsunade, and the culture clash between Konoha and Iwa.
FYI, the origin of this fanfic is basically as a big fuck-you to Kishimoto and everything I hate about NARUTO, especially the lack of women who aren’t either damsels in distress, lovesick bimbos, and/or incompetent retards. Sakura would be Exhibit A in this respect. It pisses me off because Sakura should have been a compelling character in her own right. In “Will of Stone” she will be, I hope.
Hope you guys enjoy it.
Last edited by sadfascist; October 10, 2010 at 02:42 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Add Anko and Kurotsuchi to that list...
Anko merely had the bad fortune to fight against her former sensei, the one who practically knew everything about her and her techniques. It doesn't exactly mean she's weak and helpless in the style you suggested.
Kurotsuchi's fairly powerful in her own right, seeing that she was chosen as a bodyguard for the Tsuchikage, but we don't really know all that much about her, so it can still go in any direction with her.
This sounds great, can't wait to read a tiny bit of it! Are there other characters you plan on elaborating in your FF?