Sometimes the universe does not align in a way which we would like. Like, say, when your favorite Toy Box Mommy comes down with the flu in spite of having gotten her annual flu shot. (Sure, this may result in crummier postings for you, but imagine being my kids. Poor things are being treated to a constant chorus of “Don’t touch that, I breathed on it! Go wash your hands!”)
And then, sometimes, the universe aligns in a way that is most fortuitous. Like, say, when the Toy Box Mommy is down with the flu but someone who is not busy dying writes a bunch of good stuff you can go read, instead.
Isn’t it great when that happens? I mean, the second part, anyway?
I’ve been following Troy Brownfield’s series on Naruto over at Newsarama, and yesterday he finished it up. It’s essential reading for Naruto fans, or anyone who wants to get into the series but wants a primer to catch up on what’s going on. Now you can sit down and read the whole thing in one ginormous chunk, just by following the links below:
And after you read all of that, you can go watch the series with complete comprehension. (Well, unless you’re me… I read it all and still don’t understand the series all that well, much to my son’s dismay.) And then maybe you’ll think to yourself, “Self, I wonder if there is an official Naruto store? It seems like maybe someone told me about one, once.” And you can rest easy, because yes, there is. See, I’ve got you covered.
But you should probably go douse yourself in Lysol, because what I have right now you do not want to be covered in.