How To Adult Properly (And Maybe Heal Some People While We’re At It), a series of Team Medic ficlets 1/? (2016-06-10)

It’s about half past three in the morning, or maybe it’s actually closer to seven, Jiro’s not really sure. Time really flies by when you’re up to the elbow in bodily fluids and trying not to let your patient’s sucking chest wound become a fatal sucking chest wound. Also, this is the last time he takes the graveyard shift because those are the worst–except that’s a lie because all shifts are the worst, no matter what time of day–and why did he ever decide to be a medic nin? Why couldn’t he be something less stressful like T&I or ANBU?

Somehow he gets through the front door and doesn’t trip and crack his head open, even though he told Youbirin to stop leaving his sandals right at the front entrance about a thousand times and by all things that are good and holy in this world, he is too tired for this.

Sakura is asleep in the living room again, something he can sense by her chakra signature and the way her hair is so ridiculously visible even in the low light. No doubt if he went to check, he’d find her hunched over notes, drooling slightly and passed out from exhaustion. She’ll complain about a crick in her neck when she wakes up, and that would serve her right.

But if she wakes up cranky then that means she won’t make bento lunches for all of them and she has been getting better at cooking so he goes over and flares his chakra once, twice, thrice, just enough to rouse her from sleep and let her know who it is that’s adjusting her to a more horizontal position. She’ll complain about being on the floor, but she won’t actually be in pain, so the bento just won’t be as elaborate but they’ll be there.

He’s debating whether or not he should make himself coffee–if he wants to ride out the day on caffein and try to reset his sleep schedule by at least waiting until the afternoon–or if he shouldn’t and should just go to sleep now and damn any forward planning, except Youbirin must have sensed his chakra too and now he’s picking his way through their living room turned into Sakura’s makeshift office and obnoxiously leaning his massive weight against Jiro like he doesn’t have at least six centimeters and nearly ten kilograms on him.

“Food,” Youbirin mumbles drowsily against the top of Jiro’s head which would be, frankly, infuriating, if he had any energy to spare.

As it is, Jiro lethargically tries to shrug him off and, when that fails, prop him against the wall or something less liable to keel over themselves at any time.

“You need to learn how to cook,” he grumbles back, but heads to the refrigerator anyway because now that he thinks about it, he’s hungry, too.

“Can’t, won’t,” Youbirin responds and, well, he kind of has a point because Youbirin once burned water and Sakura banned him from ever coming near the stove on pain of taijutsu only spar. And only an idiot–or a lovestruck masochist like Rock Lee–would go up against Sakura in a taijutsu spar.

Their fridge is a bleak wasteland as empty as his chakra reserves.

The pantry isn’t much better.

“Whose turn was it to shop for groceries?” Jiro asks, because, damn it, now he’s really hungry too.

Youbirin, now slouched halfway down the wall yet not quite sitting on the floor and eyes tenaciously closed, blearily suggests, “Check the chore chart,” the syllables tripping over his tongue.

Jiro glances around their apartment skeptically, every surface covered in charts and graphs, yes, but also prototype seals and jutsu and half-filled applications for new drugs because they are very much their sensei’s students. Finding their optimistically created chore chart would be like finding a specific kunai on a battlefield.

“Let’s just order in,” he suggests instead, grateful that the Akimichi are such a large part of Konoha’s food industry and thus have restaurants open twenty four hours a day with delivery.

“I want gyouza,” calls Sakura’s voice from the living room, because, yeah, sure. Why not? Might as well feed everyone all at once.

Jiro, as the only one standing, reaches for their phone and the dials in the number for the nearest Akimichi restaurant by heart because it’s actually shameful how frequently they order delivery at odd hours.

“I could’ve been a merchant,” he sighs after putting in the order–well, really, all he said was “This is Jiro Watanabe,” and the server just asked “The usual” and waited for an affirmative grunt before hanging up–sliding himself to the floor, too, because the floor is appparently super comfy. Gods, he’s tired.

“I could’ve been a farmer,” Sakura adds, having crawled her way into the kitchen to join them. It’s a familiar game, one they play distressingly often.

“I could’ve been some noble’s kept boy toy,” Youbirin finishes, the thought so ludicrous that, after a beat of stunned weary silence, they all burst out laughing.

Because being a medic nin is terrible. It’s disgusting and difficult and draining, even in peace time, and it’s not at all what he thought he’d be doing when he graduated from the Academy almost ten years ago. And yet? He’d never be satisfied with anything else.

He’d get bored as a merchant or a farmer or even some noble’s kept boy toy; doesn’t need to be T&I or ANBU to know that it wouldn’t be as fulfilling. He’s exhausted and hungry and slightly delirious for it, laughing hysterically on the floor of the kitchen with his two best friends in the world–he’s a medic nin and he wouldn’t change a thing.

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A/N: This is set in the Team Medic AU spinoff of DoS in which Sakura’s Team One with Youbirin Nohara and Jiro Watanabe wound up with a medic nin jounin sensei and they ended up passing because of it.

I had some Team Medic feels, @kuipernebula, hope you don’t mind. Just some random ficlets set in the ambiguous future, and I tried not to let it outrightly contradict anything we’ve discussed (though apparently, Youbirin is now taller and heavier than Jiro… uh, but I guess that was kind of a fifty fifty chance on who would end up taller so…).

Also, apparently there are mobile/cell phones in the Naruto world. Which is super weird to me but, whatevs. And sure it’s in the epilogue/Boruto gaiden but, seeing as how Shikako exists in DoS she may help that along faster. And this is set in ambiguously them being late teens/early twenties so… maybe right now they only have landlines?

How do you feel about that Sidestory where Shikako was found cold and unconscious by her mum as a child? I find it interesting, since it’s one of the only glimpses where we can see how she’s initially affected by the nature and atmosphere of this new world that her mind/body’s trying to adapt to. There was this other reincarnation fic where, after completing the plot, the OC’s body stops working and suddenly refuses to accept whatever supernatural elements she has and starts dying. (1)

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I view that chapter more as Yoshino/Konoha’s interpretation of what is happening with Shikako into terms that they already know, a case that has precedents… Actually, I’m now wondering what if previous cases of chakra hypersensitivity were other reincarnated people who may or may not have been able to handle chakra as well. Because, that would be really cool? A little bit like Reincarnation Roulette…

(Maybe this is something for the Team Medic AU!AU, where Shikako researches her own diagnosed condition out of curiosity and discovers a mission/secret society spanning generations… the only other living person with hypersensitivity is in their eighties and couldn’t overcome it enough to become a shinobi, but they have been keeping records of what’s happening in the world to pass on to the next member of their unofficial club)

I do think it’s an issue more of mind over matter–her consciousness is confused by the existence of chakra (much less chakra coils and tenketsu points) that her brain can’t actively process it. Especially given that chakra is a mix of spiritual and physical energy, if half of that–her spirit/soul–doesn’t expect chakra, then it’s like a person’s immune system attacking itself.

I suppose I’d have to read the other reincarnation fic, but I’m not sure I like the idea of the OC’s body ceasing to function after completing the plot. Mostly as a story teller–it brushes into breaking the fourth wall without actually doing so? Because how would the gods/spirits/supernatural elements deem how much interference is enough interference?–but a little but in a morally outraged sense because that’s so unfair! To have to follow a set destiny and then get killed immediately after? I would be pissed off!

I can see how this would work in a time-traveling fic: travel back in time five years, and after five years when you converge with your departure your body just disappears. But for a self insert OC fic, I guess I can’t quite understand why that would be.

I mean… if you were born into a sickly body and pushed through all the plot points out of sheer desperation and determination and only after everything became peaceful your body gives up the ghost then… yes. I can see that. But if you’re in a healthy body that functions well enough through the plot points and then dies? It seems out of nowhere? The best kind of “plot twist” is one that has been hinted at in the very beginning. For example, in Sixth Sense (… spoilers…) it’s established pretty early on that Cole can see dead people. So Dr. Crowe being dead the entire time? That is both thrilling and believable.

A more believable “Shikako’s body breaking down post Madara/the plot” route would be if she somehow overreaches in battle. Like if she turns into shadows and kind of burns out–she can go back to her human form as a thin shell, but she’s mostly shadows inside and she can’t really use chakra because… she is chakra? OR!! (sort of like my Stories of Ancient Gods) if she were somehow “infected” with Kaguya’s genetics, or maybe bijuu chakra and her chakra coils are forever ruined.

So probably something that has an in-world cause, not some kind of fated deadline; that’s kind of against the style of DoS in which Shikako’s existence is one small change that snowballs out of control. She only rarely makes deliberate changes, and even that is more pulling on friendships she’s gradually built than any single moment of action.

(I hope I’m not coming off as dismissive, anon. It is an interesting idea, but I just don’t see it happening in canon DoS or even the recursive fic more grounded in DoS canon. Maybe something like Dreaming of Sunshine Switch by Lady Hallen: like Shikako’s body is kind of unstable in the canon universe and so her chakra is kind of like antimatter? Her existence is so discordant that it can’t sustain itself in the canon universe…

Or, like I said, a time travel fic in DoS–what if everyone fails to stop Madara/Kaguya/whoever so she uses sealing to go back in time and fix her own changes to the universe… So there’s still the same “complete the plot” deadline but the reason for her body turning on itself isn’t reliant on fate/omnipotent writer)

Sorta prompt – I think Shikako would have been team 7 even if Sakura had done better b/c politics, but what if, say, Shikaku was worried about Kyuubi after Naruto discovered it and requested she not be on that team? And arranged for a different, medical orientated sensei for Shikako’s new team. Because when I first skimmer over med au that is what I thought was happening

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Team Medic AU is following the very minor and stray thought Shikako had in like… chapter six or something very early on… that if Team One (aka Sakura, Jiro, and Youbirin from the Academy) had gotten a medic-nin as a jounin sensei they might have passed and become another genin team. @kuipernebula and I went back and forth a while trying to figure how that would work, what Jiro and Youbirin would be like, how Sakura would be different from canon, etc (you can check out most of it via the Team Medic tag).

Shikako being on Team Seven instead of Sakura because of politics does make sense, because that’s how it’s set up in DoS and snubbing the Jounin Commander/Nara Clan head’s only daughter is not something a person would want to do. But I do also understand and am interested in Shikako being on a different team specifically because her father asked for it.

Because, okay, you can’t really be an overprotective father as a shinobi but there’s probably a way to mitigate the danger your children might be in somehow. Because from a father’s point of view? Having your only daughter be on the same team with three unstable orphans with more power than sense? Not a good thing. Regardless of Naruto knowing or not.

(I actually think Shikaku would be more okay with Shikako being on the same team as a Naruto who knew about the Kyuubi than one who did not. As a strategist it just seems weird that he’d be okay with one person on his daughter’s team not knowing their own capabilities as opposed to being afraid when he does know? And I like the idea that Shikaku knew Kushina and sees so much of her in Naruto that him being the jinchuuriki isn’t the problem, but rather him not knowing is the problem. It’s like giving a kid a button that will set off a bomb but not telling him it will set off a bomb, just telling him not to push it. And, come one, you know Naruto would be the kind of kid to push a button someone told him not to if the consequences weren’t explained to him.)

With Shikamaru, he trusts that Ino and Chouji has his back because he was teammates with Inoichi and Chouza and he knows both of them raised their children right. But he doesn’t have that security with Team Seven, so why not assign her to a team that would be safer?

And sure, maybe it’s not as prestigious, but he doesn’t have to worry about her being on the a team with a bunch of boys (Kakashi included) whose collective reputation amounts to death and destruction. And you know what? Maybe Youbirin is the Nohara clan heir? It’s not a snub to put her on the same team as him. And Jiro’s backstory (as kuipernebula and I have developed) wouldn’t quite match the two children of clan heads, but it’s not so much better off than Sakura’s civilian family status and from the Academy sensei’s point of view, Jiro and Youbirin have proven to work together well, even if Shikako isn’t actually one of their friends.

So yes, I can see a Team Medic AU!AU of Shikako being on Team Medic instead of Sakura–and I can see her wanting to follow the path of a combat medic–but I also definitely see why Silver Queen did not go for it because she basically would be writing three OCs trying to become friends instead of one OC trying to figure out her place in the universe. Oh, wait, no, also the jounin-sensei; so four OCs. Which at that point is so far removed from the original canon that it wouldn’t be as compelling as DoS.

I think what I like about Team Medic AU (the one with Sakura, that is) is that, given the frequency with which Shikako’s off-hand comments/observations end up coming true, this would have been the first one and also the most major one of DoS. And, more than that, it would be evidence that her existence does have an effect on the world and not just in a bad way (see: Shikako’s guilt regarding Ino being on the Sasuke Retrieval team and Shikamaru’s during the Land of Moon arc).

I honestly feel like having Team Medic exist would make Shikako feel better and put less pressure on herself. Because here is a team of genin that didn’t exist beforehand, that are all learning how to become medic which can only benefit the universe. And sure there are some negatives (Youbirin falling prey to Kabuto’s machinations at least temporarily) but ultimately here is a thing that her existence alone has changed. Not her decisions.

And I think that’s something that’s been weighing on her for the past dozen or so chapters–that the only changes she’s been making recently have been deliberate and have all ended up in someone hurt or something gone wrong. With Team Medic it would be a constantly visible proof of her presence having some good–I mean, Haku might also have the same effect but given he’s in another country entirely, Shikako doesn’t see him as often. (She’s just been really stressed lately, okay, I’m so worried about her emotional and mental health.)

I suppose if there had been an incident early on–like during the Academy, Naruto gets hurt/angry enough to even access a little bit of the Kyuubi’s chakra, to which Shikako noticeably reacts the worst to because of her hypersensitivity–then this would straight up be a medical matter. Because even though Shikako has proved the diagnosis wrong–she can become a shinobi–she’s still not able to be on the same team as Naruto. I’d liken it to having someone allergic to dogs on the same team as Kiba.

I mean this does also bring up the matter of how exactly are teams assembled and how far in advance? According to Silver Queen’s timeline in DoS team placement doesn’t happen until a week after graduation, so if anything it wouldn’t need to be too early. If Shikako had a “relapse” when Naruto uses the Kyuubi’s chakra (does he use it on the night he beats up Mizuki?) then this would definitely be something that marks her as unable to be on the same team as Naruto.

It would make sense as to why Shikaku would put her on a team with other medics to be. Also, one of her earliest skills was the Mystical Palm Jutsu and she was considering going into the Medic Corps if she didn’t graduate anyway, so it’s not like Shikaku is consigning her to a terrible fate.

I guess she’d have to actually deal with The Problem of Kabuto early on, which would make for some interesting drama… 

Sorta prompt – I think Shikako would have been team 7 even if Sakura had done better b/c politics, but what if, say, Shikaku was worried about Kyuubi after Naruto discovered it and requested she not be on that team? And arranged for a different, medical orientated sensei for Shikako’s new team. Because when I first skimmer over med au that is what I thought was happening

Team Medic AU is following the very minor and stray thought Shikako had in like… chapter six or something very early on… that if Team One (aka Sakura, Jiro, and Youbirin from the Academy) had gotten a medic-nin as a jounin sensei they might have passed and become another genin team. @kuipernebula and I went back and forth a while trying to figure how that would work, what Jiro and Youbirin would be like, how Sakura would be different from canon, etc (you can check out most of it via the Team Medic tag).

Shikako being on Team Seven instead of Sakura because of politics does make sense, because that’s how it’s set up in DoS and snubbing the Jounin Commander/Nara Clan head’s only daughter is not something a person would want to do. But I do also understand and am interested in Shikako being on a different team specifically because her father asked for it.

Because, okay, you can’t really be an overprotective father as a shinobi but there’s probably a way to mitigate the danger your children might be in somehow. Because from a father’s point of view? Having your only daughter be on the same team with three unstable orphans with more power than sense? Not a good thing. Regardless of Naruto knowing or not.

(I actually think Shikaku would be more okay with Shikako being on the same team as a Naruto who knew about the Kyuubi than one who did not. As a strategist it just seems weird that he’d be okay with one person on his daughter’s team not knowing their own capabilities as opposed to being afraid when he does know? And I like the idea that Shikaku knew Kushina and sees so much of her in Naruto that him being the jinchuuriki isn’t the problem, but rather him not knowing is the problem. It’s like giving a kid a button that will set off a bomb but not telling him it will set off a bomb, just telling him not to push it. And, come one, you know Naruto would be the kind of kid to push a button someone told him not to if the consequences weren’t explained to him.)

With Shikamaru, he trusts that Ino and Chouji has his back because he was teammates with Inoichi and Chouza and he knows both of them raised their children right. But he doesn’t have that security with Team Seven, so why not assign her to a team that would be safer?

And sure, maybe it’s not as prestigious, but he doesn’t have to worry about her being on the a team with a bunch of boys (Kakashi included) whose collective reputation amounts to death and destruction. And you know what? Maybe Youbirin is the Nohara clan heir? It’s not a snub to put her on the same team as him. And Jiro’s backstory (as kuipernebula and I have developed) wouldn’t quite match the two children of clan heads, but it’s not so much better off than Sakura’s civilian family status and from the Academy sensei’s point of view, Jiro and Youbirin have proven to work together well, even if Shikako isn’t actually one of their friends.

So yes, I can see a Team Medic AU!AU of Shikako being on Team Medic instead of Sakura–and I can see her wanting to follow the path of a combat medic–but I also definitely see why Silver Queen did not go for it because she basically would be writing three OCs trying to become friends instead of one OC trying to figure out her place in the universe. Oh, wait, no, also the jounin-sensei; so four OCs. Which at that point is so far removed from the original canon that it wouldn’t be as compelling as DoS.

I think what I like about Team Medic AU (the one with Sakura, that is) is that, given the frequency with which Shikako’s off-hand comments/observations end up coming true, this would have been the first one and also the most major one of DoS. And, more than that, it would be evidence that her existence does have an effect on the world and not just in a bad way (see: Shikako’s guilt regarding Ino being on the Sasuke Retrieval team and Shikamaru’s during the Land of Moon arc).

I honestly feel like having Team Medic exist would make Shikako feel better and put less pressure on herself. Because here is a team of genin that didn’t exist beforehand, that are all learning how to become medic which can only benefit the universe. And sure there are some negatives (Youbirin falling prey to Kabuto’s machinations at least temporarily) but ultimately here is a thing that her existence alone has changed. Not her decisions.

And I think that’s something that’s been weighing on her for the past dozen or so chapters–that the only changes she’s been making recently have been deliberate and have all ended up in someone hurt or something gone wrong. With Team Medic it would be a constantly visible proof of her presence having some good–I mean, Haku might also have the same effect but given he’s in another country entirely, Shikako doesn’t see him as often. (She’s just been really stressed lately, okay, I’m so worried about her emotional and mental health.)

Team Medic brainstorm (2016-05-02)

Okay so it’s way past when I should be asleep but I had this idea and I wanted to share, @kuipernebula.

So, basically it was Team Medic sort of all getting adopted by Tsunade. Like, Sakura primarily still, obviously as her new actual apprentice but the other two a little bit in asimilar way to Jiraiya giving Shikako fuinjutsu advice.

Because if Jiro’s specialty is genjutsu and healing then wouldn’t it make sense that he would be able to understand how Tsunade wakes up Shikako and Kakashi after watching her do it? And a lot of his lightning-specific ideas are awfully fascinating–there’s not much that surprises her in the medical field. So a lot of it is Tsunade going–why would you do that?–and at first Jiro is like… sorry, am I doing it wrong? I hope not… but eventually his confidence builds up and he’s like. No way, I know this will work, I can totally defend my thesis paper–and he goes on to make innovations in the field of medicine because he basically discovered the human nervous system? Or something?

With Youbirin I think it’d be hilarious if it were something like–okay, so, being the badass she is, she’s never really the first medic on a case, especially not at the hospital. She only gets referred a case if it’s something the Medic Corps can’t handle and they are actually really competent so it’s only the weird ones that get passed to her. And the first medic is always there to describe verbally what they did what the situation is, which is good because medics’ handwriting, as a whole, is absolutely awful. Like the thing about doctor’s having terrible handwriting? That basically applies.

Not Tsunade, though, because she is basically Konoha royalty and probably had calligraphy/handwriting lessons. Which is why she can barely read the scribbles of other medics’ notes. But Youbirin grew up in a clan comprised mostly of medics. He can read literally any kind of handwriting–he is the mythical pharmacist equivalent of this world. So she has him become basically like a mini Shizune back up just so she doesn’t have to deal with all of the shitty handwriting the and at first it seems like it’s just paperwork, but in actuality he’s learning an awful lot especially when it comes to being a diagnostician.

Like Sakura gets everything she does in canon (except sooner) but I kinda like the idea of Team Medic and Tsunade being like House the TV series except Tsunade is far more badass and well-adjusted than House is. With Shizune being a little bit the role of Wilson but more like Foreman after House has gotten a new batch of baby doctors.

I also had some feels about Team Medic sharing an apartment together and being sleep-deprived, barely functioning adults but nothing really concrete so…

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

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Wow, that first hairstyle for Jiro is remarkably close! Although I’m disappointed there wasn’t a bandanna option for Youbirin.

Not sure how much I like that haircut for Chuunin!Jiro, though. I don’t mind him getting a haircut, but I don’t think an undercut’s really the look for him. Maybe something like… 

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Ooh! Yes… your chuunin!Jiro haircut is much better than mine! I’d be hesitant to do the across the nose scar (since it’s very reminiscent of Iruka-sensei… unless that’s what you wanted?). I also kind of…

Do you think Jiro’s new jacket is reminiscent of Masumi-sensei’s? As a sort of homage–also still in line with loyalty to people not a place… 

I don’t really know what we want for Masumi-sensei, but maybe something like this?

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The thing with the Jacket might work. And I agree with Masumi’s bun, but I pictured her with black hair and glasses. The glasses are absolutely necessary because she needs to the scary maniacal glasses-light-flare-thing. Because she can’t be a mad scientist-type without that.

And I hadn’t really intended him to be Iruka-esque, I was just trying to find alternate placements for the scar and that one wasn’t intrusive. And one over the eye would have been too Kakashi, and over the cheek would almost conflict with the scruff I was giving him. Maybe instead of being across the bridge of his nose it’s diagonal across the middle of his face? Like he dodged backwards instead of to the side kind of scar.

Diagonal across the face works well, I think. Because it invokes a far more desperate situation than an across the nose? Like he didn’t have the ability to do more than a basic healing on himself before going back into the fray–or it was such a chaotic battle that he couldn’t concentrate enough to make it a neat heal. I like the idea that of the three Jiro is the least traditional healer–like, yes he’s still a medic, of course, that’s what he’s trained for, but his genius in the medical field is because he’s such a non-traditional healer. His defibrillator hands? No one would think to electrocute their own patient–who does that?

So while he does pick up the healing jutsu quickly (not as quickly as Sakura, of course) he would rather figure out how to alter it than to complete perfect the original… maybe?

To be entirely fair to Jiro, the idea to electrocute the patient is largely based on the well-known fact that electricity can effect muscle movement, either stimulating it or preventing it. So the logical jump to using it to jump-start the heart is still a jump but not terrible. Or at least, not that terrible.

Later on, his medical focus turns towards the brain, because it’s electrical sparks across billions of neurons in the head. Or, also possible, he finds other ways and methods to do things, like his defibrillator hands. In fact, electrcity can be used for short-term alleviation of pain. Also, I feel like he has to eventually come up with a pacemaker seal. He’s not a sealmaster but having a seal made to help people’s hearts beating with electricity sounds like something he’d do.

Add in some other elements, and you can have Wind to aid breathing, Water to disinfect wounds and distribute medicine… Actually those two are probably the best things, so one or both can finish up his elemental affinities.

Actually, giving him sealing could actually help set his medical practice from Sakura and Youbirin. While his battle style is still heavy lightning, having medical seals – like the pacemaker seal and maybe a similar one for anemic patients using water or earth – could really differentiate him. But that’s just a thought…

Also, now that I have a tiny bit of time:

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Chuunin!Jiro and Masumi-sensei look great! 😀

I wonder if, since seals don’t start off as his specialty, maybe he goes to Shikako (or TenTen if you don’t want to intrude too much into DoS) in order to help him–as a joint project. I just really like the idea of a secondary character in one story is the main character of another story (and vice versa).

Or, conversely, if you want to save seals for Youbirin–since it goes well with summoning–then you could probably have Jiro specialize in genjutsu. Because if he doesn’t figure out some way to basically make himself immune to genjutsu by having some kind of counter current in his own brain then… well. Maybe not pre-Shippuden, but as an eventually everything goes to shit and it’s mostly the Uchiha’s fault? That’d be a pretty good Chekhov’s gun. And since all sensations are your brain interpreting information from your nervous system that does go well with his Lightning-medical jutsu.

(I think another reason why he is such a unique force in Konoha medicine is that Lightning nature is horrifically rare as a elemental nature within Fire Country. Like it could be the only ones who do have it beside Jiro were the Hatake clan who were a) a tiny ass clan even before Kakashi became the last one and b) highly offensive battle shinobi. So all the Lightning related medical advances? It’s unique to Jiro. Most medics never find out what their elemental nature is–it’s simply not necessary since they’re usually not on the field–and the few that do usually have water or fire or earth (Wind is very rare, apparently).

… He’s probably my fave, too…

Also, sealing is something that takes a long time to become good at. Whereas genjutsu is something that–once understood–can easily built up. It does mesh better with the timeline of “getting stronger” for both of the boys if Youbirin is the one to get sealing…

That does make sense! In that case, the pacemaker seal could be a joint project between Youbirin and Jiro; Jiro understands how to use electricity to move the heart, and Youbirin, with the help of Tenten, Takama, and Shikako, has some knowledge of seals, and has a specialty in medical seals.

Hmm… In addition to the genjutsu immunity, he could also use genjutsu for psychology? Like, using it to understand the mind, how it works, and ways to help people who have some form of mental illness. It dovetails well into his neuro-science, and uses the genjutsu angle pretty well. This probably means he also has several genjutsu based directly on psychological ideas. Probably not entirely real-world accurate ones because I’m not a psychology major, but some basic things like Id, Superego, Ego, Shadow, Persona, Anima/Animus, etc.

It also balances Team Medic quite well since they’re all arguably ninjutsu specialists (if, for obvious reasons, medical ninjutsu) and then Sakura gets taijutsu, Jiro genjutsu, and Youbirin fuinjutsu. The only other things I can think of is senjutsu (sage/natural chakra), kenjutsu (sword), and shurikenjutsu (thrown weaponry) and while the former might work, the latter two are very against the Hippocratic Oath–not that battle medics follow the Hippocratic Oath, but they probably have something vaguely similar? Like a don’t learn something that is purely offensive? Taijutsu is defending oneself, Genjutsu easily avoids confrontations, and Fuinjutsu has many uses.

Is that how the boys discover Inner Sakura? 😀 Yeaaaaaaaaah?!?!?! 

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

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Wow, that first hairstyle for Jiro is remarkably close! Although I’m disappointed there wasn’t a bandanna option for Youbirin.

Not sure how much I like that haircut for Chuunin!Jiro, though. I don’t mind him getting a haircut, but I don’t think an undercut’s really the look for him. Maybe something like… 

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Ooh! Yes… your chuunin!Jiro haircut is much better than mine! I’d be hesitant to do the across the nose scar (since it’s very reminiscent of Iruka-sensei… unless that’s what you wanted?). I also kind of…

Do you think Jiro’s new jacket is reminiscent of Masumi-sensei’s? As a sort of homage–also still in line with loyalty to people not a place… 

I don’t really know what we want for Masumi-sensei, but maybe something like this?

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The thing with the Jacket might work. And I agree with Masumi’s bun, but I pictured her with black hair and glasses. The glasses are absolutely necessary because she needs to the scary maniacal glasses-light-flare-thing. Because she can’t be a mad scientist-type without that.

And I hadn’t really intended him to be Iruka-esque, I was just trying to find alternate placements for the scar and that one wasn’t intrusive. And one over the eye would have been too Kakashi, and over the cheek would almost conflict with the scruff I was giving him. Maybe instead of being across the bridge of his nose it’s diagonal across the middle of his face? Like he dodged backwards instead of to the side kind of scar.

Diagonal across the face works well, I think. Because it invokes a far more desperate situation than an across the nose? Like he didn’t have the ability to do more than a basic healing on himself before going back into the fray–or it was such a chaotic battle that he couldn’t concentrate enough to make it a neat heal. I like the idea that of the three Jiro is the least traditional healer–like, yes he’s still a medic, of course, that’s what he’s trained for, but his genius in the medical field is because he’s such a non-traditional healer. His defibrillator hands? No one would think to electrocute their own patient–who does that?

So while he does pick up the healing jutsu quickly (not as quickly as Sakura, of course) he would rather figure out how to alter it than to complete perfect the original… maybe?

To be entirely fair to Jiro, the idea to electrocute the patient is largely based on the well-known fact that electricity can effect muscle movement, either stimulating it or preventing it. So the logical jump to using it to jump-start the heart is still a jump but not terrible. Or at least, not that terrible.

Later on, his medical focus turns towards the brain, because it’s electrical sparks across billions of neurons in the head. Or, also possible, he finds other ways and methods to do things, like his defibrillator hands. In fact, electrcity can be used for short-term alleviation of pain. Also, I feel like he has to eventually come up with a pacemaker seal. He’s not a sealmaster but having a seal made to help people’s hearts beating with electricity sounds like something he’d do.

Add in some other elements, and you can have Wind to aid breathing, Water to disinfect wounds and distribute medicine… Actually those two are probably the best things, so one or both can finish up his elemental affinities.

Actually, giving him sealing could actually help set his medical practice from Sakura and Youbirin. While his battle style is still heavy lightning, having medical seals – like the pacemaker seal and maybe a similar one for anemic patients using water or earth – could really differentiate him. But that’s just a thought…

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Chuunin!Jiro and Masumi-sensei look great! 😀

I wonder if, since seals don’t start off as his specialty, maybe he goes to Shikako (or TenTen if you don’t want to intrude too much into DoS) in order to help him–as a joint project. I just really like the idea of a secondary character in one story is the main character of another story (and vice versa).

Or, conversely, if you want to save seals for Youbirin–since it goes well with summoning–then you could probably have Jiro specialize in genjutsu. Because if he doesn’t figure out some way to basically make himself immune to genjutsu by having some kind of counter current in his own brain then… well. Maybe not pre-Shippuden, but as an eventually everything goes to shit and it’s mostly the Uchiha’s fault? That’d be a pretty good Chekhov’s gun. And since all sensations are your brain interpreting information from your nervous system that does go well with his Lightning-medical jutsu.

(I think another reason why he is such a unique force in Konoha medicine is that Lightning nature is horrifically rare as a elemental nature within Fire Country. Like it could be the only ones who do have it beside Jiro were the Hatake clan who were a) a tiny ass clan even before Kakashi became the last one and b) highly offensive battle shinobi. So all the Lightning related medical advances? It’s unique to Jiro. Most medics never find out what their elemental nature is–it’s simply not necessary since they’re usually not on the field–and the few that do usually have water or fire or earth (Wind is very rare, apparently).

… He’s probably my fave, too…

Also, sealing is something that takes a long time to become good at. Whereas genjutsu is something that–once understood–can easily built up. It does mesh better with the timeline of “getting stronger” for both of the boys if Youbirin is the one to get sealing…

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

Keep reading

Wow, that first hairstyle for Jiro is remarkably close! Although I’m disappointed there wasn’t a bandanna option for Youbirin.

Not sure how much I like that haircut for Chuunin!Jiro, though. I don’t mind him getting a haircut, but I don’t think an undercut’s really the look for him. Maybe something like… 

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Ooh! Yes… your chuunin!Jiro haircut is much better than mine! I’d be hesitant to do the across the nose scar (since it’s very reminiscent of Iruka-sensei… unless that’s what you wanted?). I also kind of…

Do you think Jiro’s new jacket is reminiscent of Masumi-sensei’s? As a sort of homage–also still in line with loyalty to people not a place… 

I don’t really know what we want for Masumi-sensei, but maybe something like this?

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The thing with the Jacket might work. And I agree with Masumi’s bun, but I pictured her with black hair and glasses. The glasses are absolutely necessary because she needs to the scary maniacal glasses-light-flare-thing. Because she can’t be a mad scientist-type without that.

And I hadn’t really intended him to be Iruka-esque, I was just trying to find alternate placements for the scar and that one wasn’t intrusive. And one over the eye would have been too Kakashi, and over the cheek would almost conflict with the scruff I was giving him. Maybe instead of being across the bridge of his nose it’s diagonal across the middle of his face? Like he dodged backwards instead of to the side kind of scar.

Diagonal across the face works well, I think. Because it invokes a far more desperate situation than an across the nose? Like he didn’t have the ability to do more than a basic healing on himself before going back into the fray–or it was such a chaotic battle that he couldn’t concentrate enough to make it a neat heal. I like the idea that of the three Jiro is the least traditional healer–like, yes he’s still a medic, of course, that’s what he’s trained for, but his genius in the medical field is because he’s such a non-traditional healer. His defibrillator hands? No one would think to electrocute their own patient–who does that?

So while he does pick up the healing jutsu quickly (not as quickly as Sakura, of course) he would rather figure out how to alter it than to complete perfect the original… maybe?

kuipernebula:

jacksgreysays:

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kuipernebula:

@jacksgreysays

So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

Keep reading

Wow, that first hairstyle for Jiro is remarkably close! Although I’m disappointed there wasn’t a bandanna option for Youbirin.

Not sure how much I like that haircut for Chuunin!Jiro, though. I don’t mind him getting a haircut, but I don’t think an undercut’s really the look for him. Maybe something like… 

Keep reading

Ooh! Yes… your chuunin!Jiro haircut is much better than mine! I’d be hesitant to do the across the nose scar (since it’s very reminiscent of Iruka-sensei… unless that’s what you wanted?). I also kind of…

Do you think Jiro’s new jacket is reminiscent of Masumi-sensei’s? As a sort of homage–also still in line with loyalty to people not a place… 

I don’t really know what we want for Masumi-sensei, but maybe something like this?

So vaguely boring light brown hair and brown eyes because, in theory, if she were canon, we wouldn’t want her to be distinctive looking. I figure, she’s the kind of person who would rather just tie up all of her hair than go to get a hair cut every couple of months but whatever isn’t in the bun kind of spills over her face and she can’t be bothered to deal with it. 

As for her jacket it’s the same as Jiro’s but the white makes it lab-coat-ish to go with whole “she’s been primarily a researcher for a while” and the green to mimic the chuunin flak jacket.

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kuipernebula:

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

Sakura (basically canon)

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Youbirin – the Naruto face triple stripes were closer to the Nohara block than the Inuzuka downward stripes

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More bandages! Also, he’s happier!

Jiro – there’s no wire mesh… uh… yeah his was the hardest.

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Unsure what the wardrobe change for Jiro should be, but I like the idea that he also gets a haircut… and a scar 🙂