I have a feeling whoever wrote that those filler arcs really was a fan of her. To be fair the first part was all about setting up that relationship between Naruto and Sasuke, I really wish there was another Zabuza tier bonding arc for the two of them before he left, would have made some of the later stuff more bearable..
After reading Lappy's post one-two (or three) pages ago, I have come to the conclusion that Naruto Shippudden didn't suck (in comparison to part 1) as much as I thought it did. In fact, the only anime scene which ever brought me to tears was from NS. The scene where Obito tells Sasuke about his brother's secret and the flashback ends with Itachi touching Sasuke's forehead while dying. I cried for like a minute or two (what? I'm an older brother, gosh! I could relate to it to a degree! ;p). Good times.
Plus, I realize the only two (or three, actually) arcs that I dislike are the Kazekage retrieval arc, the training arc (it wasn't bad..just bored me at times) and the war arc. The other arcs were actually good. (b")b
I'm talking about it as a whole, Lappy. I disliked it when taken together. There are good moments like those in there, sure. For example, I liked how Sasuke & Itachi confronted Kabuto/Kabuchimaru, the part where Neji died and Hinata and Naruto bonded and how Naruto gave epic speeches before the recent flashback began but quuite a lot of the mid part of the war bored me. ;___;
Hinata was doing her best in part one, she just didn't really get any real screentime or development after the Chunin exam arc. At that point she wasn't my favourite character in the series but she was pretty great comic relief.
The line was Itachi commenting on Sasuke's knowledge of snakes, he'd been studying them as he thought it'd help him against Orochimaru. The internet loved it as it's an obvious anagram.
Oh yes, anybody can change the topic. I don't want to alienate people