heheh, while all the fillers are going on and thursday is soo far away, i went back and read the first couple of manga chapters Is it me, or was it just a lot funnier back then? Dont get me wrong i know all the important stuff is happening right now with Jutsu's coming out from everyone left right and centre, but your basic slapstick giggles just dont come up much in the manga anymore a few quotes from the early ones that just got me giggling today ^_^ Sakura - "What? That wasnt a Ninjutsu, that was just a super powerful ass poke" Sasuke - "...To...Kill a certain man..." Naruto (glare) - "I hope he doesnt mean me" Naruto - "You have Kakashi's old man smell!" Sakura - "Sasuke! You're alright!" Sasuke - "Stop! Dont hug me!" Naruto - (About Kakashi) "He's so cool..." <-- this one's just cute ^_^ Its also quite fun to go back and see Naruto baffled about Sharingan and the such. I've only just gotten into Naruto in the past...4 months? Something like that? Has Kishimoto always flown solo on the art he draws or are there others who help out? I know there's a big production team, but its just that the artwork is so different these days than it was back then. I kind of miss it Anyway. Get well soon Richard Hammond.