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  1. Public Bookmark 17

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    My attempt at providing a more thorough look at one of the most controversial characters in the franchise (who is also my favorite), and a rebuttal of some common fanon interpretations of him. If you're a fellow fan, please enjoy! If you are not, this is an invitation to re-examine the character.

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    14 May 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 73

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    Orochimaru finds that perhaps one life, as long as it's lived properly, is enough.

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    07 May 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 13

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    Reminiscing on Orochimaru and Jiraiya, in 2 parts. (i wrote this at 3am)

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    02 May 2022

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    "Are you deaf?! Go, run, you idiot! That's what you want, isn't it?!" Jiraiya shouts, distressed, and shoves Orochimaru away from him. Jiraiya feels hot tears welling up as he falls down to his knees and watches his friend run farther and farther away from him, and despite knowing that the only other alternative to this is for Orochimaru to be captured and killed, he doesn't feel any better about it. He can't move; just watches until Orochimaru is no longer visible.
    Jiraiya knows he should turn around and head back to Konoha but he cannot bring himself to tear his eyes away from the spot where Orochimaru was.
    He wonders if that was the same reason Orochimaru hesitated to run, as well.
    But there is no-one to tell Jiraiya to run.
    Not anymore.
    No matter what Orochimaru did, there was no way Jiraiya would ever be able to kill him.

  4. Public Bookmark 15

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    Having Sasuke around has put some strain on the marriage.

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    29 Apr 2022

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    But often as these random, irrelevant victims come to tell their story in what they hope will be a triumphant moment of vengeance, Kabuto finds that the core of all their grievances seems to hook on one thing and one alone: Orochimaru getting bored.
    Sasori. Anko Mitarashi. Amachi. Danzo. Konoha. Orochimaru fixates on things and then discards them once the initial interest has faded, not unlike a child who is constantly on the search for new toys. Orochimaru’s attention span is the source of most of his grief. Kabuto’s grief, rather.
    And if Kabuto is going to suffer for Orochimaru’s attention span, it might as well benefit him once in a while. That seemed only fair.
    So after yet another hideout is blown to pieces because Sasuke’s tea is too cold or he was woken up too early, after Kabuto is once more insulted and spat at by this insufferable spoilt brat, after Orochimaru blows time with Kabuto off yet again because Sasuke wants to train, Kabuto makes a decision: It’s high time that Orochimaru gets bored of Sasuke.
    It shouldn’t be hard, in theory. It’s been two years since Sasuke became their charge, and Orochimaru’s been fixated on the Sharingan for longer; all the way back to Uchiha Itachi’s defection. Would the Sharingan be useful? Yes. Was it worth putting up with Sasuke fucking Uchiha? No.

  5. Public Bookmark 38

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    Covering the life Kabuto Yakushi spent with Orochimaru.

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    29 Apr 2022

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    Sasuke glared. In the dark it was a little hard to see but Kabuto could have sworn he saw the Sharingan activate.
    "I can't sleep. You didn't tell me there would be all these stupid birds."
    Kabuto very nearly snorted with laughter but managed to stop himself.
    "Sasuke-kun, this is the Land of Sound, you know." He was about to say something else along with an irritating smirk as he pushed up his glasses but Sasuke had already shoved past him and was striding down the poorly-lit hallway. Kabuto whipped around and jogged after him. "Where do you think you're going?!"
    "I'm going to tell Orochimaru to shut these fucking owls up."
    "First of all," Kabuto said in annoyance, placing one hand on Sasuke's shoulder and tugging the determined twelve-year-old back, "- watch your language. Second, you will do no such thing, because Orochimaru-sama is asleep. Third, you should use an honorific when referring to him, and fourth, there's nothing we can do about the noise. You'll get used to it eventually, because it's background noise that our brains are naturally used to ..."

    "He's just a slut," Sasuke had said, boredly, and Kabuto very nearly slapped him. Nearly.
    Guren had known better. This was, of course, after she herself had been physically involved with Orochimaru. Noticed the dirty looks that seemed to be paired with Kabuto's general presence. Guren didn't particularly like Kabuto - in fact, the vast majority of Otogakure didn't - but there was a certain bond that all Oto ninja seemed to have as a rule. They were all there for a reason, and so any mutual dislike, generally, was restricted to the occasional argument and spiteful glare.
    "What do you even want from him?" Guren had said irritably that same afternoon. (By now, it was common knowledge that any mention of "him" around Kabuto was referring to Orochimaru.)
    "I don't want anything from him," the medic replied coldly, not prepared for an emotional talk about feelings with the stoic woman. Or anyone, for that matter.
    Guren just snorted. "If that were true, you wouldn't be hanging around all the time constantly looking hurt and miserable."
    "Well, to be perfectly honest I'm not entirely comfortable with him getting fucked by every-"
    "Why not?" Her eyes glinted. It was a challenge. "What's wrong with it? Are you in love with him or something? Do you think you're more special than the rest of us because you're always by his side like a loyal dog?"
    Kabuto opened his mouth to retort but was once again cut off-
    "Or, you want him to need you."
    He closed his mouth again.
    Guren's tone was one of mock-pity now, as she cocked her head to the side.
    "Hah, you're dumber than you look. You know that's what he wants, right? Keeps you by his side until you need ‘im. But he's never going to need you, you know. He'll be around long after you're gone."
    Kabuto said nothing, simply twitched his eye in irritance. Guren's tone gained confidence, starting to lose any subtle airs, becoming accusatory.
    "I can't believe you've actually fallen into the same trap so many of the losers here have. He doesn't need you. Anyone could do your job - you're just a means to an end -"
    At this point Kabuto didn't look at her, simply turned on his heel and began to walk the other way. Guren continued to shout after him as he left, words of discouragement and criticism. Kabuto didn't listen to them. There was no way that some bitch like her could know Orochimaru better than he, Kabuto, the highest ranking subordinate, Orochimaru's favorite. She was merely jealous.