Because Love is Ironic...and Troublesome Too
Hello. You have found A Subtle Irony, a very small tribute to the pairing/coupling of the Naruto world's lazyass genius, Nara Shikamaru, and his favorite troublesome woman, Temari. This also serves as a fanlisting for their very ambiguous (but nevertheless smexy) relationship.
The depth of Shikamaru and Temari's relationship is questionable at best, but no one can deny that there's something between them. Whether it's chemistry or friction, sparks flying or wheels turning, it's both painfully obvious and wonderfully subtle at the same time. In fact, you will hardly find both of them together without getting a dose of their customary bickering, and most of their time together are spent saving each other's behind. Still, under the guise of their "insults" and jabs is that sprinkle of trust and admiration they have for each other.
This is not -- nor will ever be -- a comprehensive shrine for the couple. There won't be any explicit comparisons (e.g., to Shikamaru and Ino) and analyses (e.g., the many why's and how's of the fandom). This is merely a display of the love I have for them both as individuals and as a couple. Some things may (and, maybe most of the time, should) be taken as only assumptions or suppositions; after all, whether they will remain as comrades or become something more in the end is anyone's guess.
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The site is still under heavy construction. The main navigation isn't working yet, so don't be frustrated if nothing happens when you click on the clouds. :)) In the meantime, please head on over to the fanlisting section of the site. :)
Nara Shikamaru & Temari of Naruto © Kishimoto Masashi, SHUEISHA Inc..
Many thanks to Raze for the very cute time-skip chibi artwork, used with permission. Pattern used is made by Faria. This is a fan-made and non-profit site. No infringement is intended.