Hey everyone, I hope you're all doing well and are as excited as I am for this coming holiday season. This has always been my favorite time of year because the weather in LA is not too hot not too cold, the leaves change color, and there is a certain autumn smell in the air. However since I am living in Manila now I don't get to experience those things but what matters are the memories of them. I wanted to give a special shout out to for trading with me her Lugia for a drawing. If you recall my last journal entry I was asking if someone would trade with me and she did! So thank you for that.
I also just wanted to briefly give my thoughts on the Naruto manga ending. Don't worry I won't make this long. In short, I liked it. The way it ended was very nice and the biggest loose ends were tied. I was satisfied with it immensely. At the same time it was bitter sweet since I had been following it for so many years to finally see it end. I started reading it in 2001, my first year of art school, and have been following it religiously every week since then and it was the only manga I followed. I feel a certain connection with the story and the characters in way I don't feel about any other property. I grew up with them in a way and I watched them grow, as well as the story and artwork having an influence on my own journey. Long story short, I owe it a lot and it's something I will pass down to my children when the time comes. My favorite moments in the series would be the fight against Zabuza and Haku where Naruto says afterwards that even though they were enemies he liked them; the look on Sasukes face when Naruto summoned Gamabunta to fight Gaara; Jiryra and Narto's fight against Pain/Nagato there was just so much emotion in each of them; when Kurama accepted and acknowledged Naruto; the finally the end after Naruto and Sasuke's fight, specifically the moment when they were lying next to each other talking was really well done.
Anyway, I know I'm making this long. I just started playing Pokemon Omega Ruby so expect a pic of me and my team soon. Happy Holidays!