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sivillya:

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w3djyt:

Honestly, this kind of surprises me. After how much effort they put into shoving the Makorra ship down our throats, I honestly expected them to keep it as some sort of pre-destined thing. 

I haven’t seen any of the episodes for the new season, but I’d put money on them not handling this transition well, either, likely resulting in me wanting to stab my eyes out over Asami characterization just as much as Mako’s lack of depth & explanation in the canon. >_> 

Reasons why LoK should never be a teen romance series, kthank. They obviously just can’t handle it.

Actually? It’ll surprise you, but Mako is the sane one this time around in the whole thing. He’s not being douche canoe 2.0 this time. Korra is the one with the issues.

Essentially, she reacts like atypical teen going through the ultimate rebel phase.:

"YOU’RE NOT ON MY SIDE!!”

Mako tries to reason with her cause she’s all “Tenzin’s holding me back!! My parents, especially my DAD, are holding me back!! So ‘ma go with the shady too-good-to-be-true uncle of mine instead!!”

Mako and everyone gets to know things about her dad, blah blah blah, he starts to make more sense in the whole, “Hey, your dad is right about some things, blah blah blah, listen to him” and she gets pissy. Even AFTER she realizes her uncle is a douche bag, anytime Mako tries to get her to not be so rash about decisions that could literally lead to some messed up conflicts, she gets pissed at him.

I understand she’s fed up with being to what to do and she has been for much of her formative life, but there’s a difference from talking about it, even angrily and STORMING OFF every time SOMEONE, usually Mako, Tenzin, or her dad, tries to point a few things out.

So in a childish fit, she and Mako come to a head, she’s blaming him for not siding with her and he breaks it off. In her anger, she flips a desk at the police headquarters.

So…yeah. There’s some really bad characterization in this season or lack there of (poor Asami….), but Mako isn’t garnering my utter hatred this season the way I did last season (that goes to Eska…). But Korra is the one who being really shitty this season.

Well that’s certainly a lot more interesting and well established than I thought it would be. Not surprised about Asami just getting slid back into place, though. I don’t think the writers understand the concept of agency that well in relation to her.

Honestly, this kind of surprises me. After how much effort they put into shoving the Makorra ship down our throats, I honestly expected them to keep it as some sort of pre-destined thing. 

I haven’t seen any of the episodes for the new season, but I’d put money on them not handling this transition well, either, likely resulting in me wanting to stab my eyes out over Asami characterization just as much as Mako’s lack of depth & explanation in the canon. >_> 

Reasons why LoK should never be a teen romance series, kthank. They obviously just can’t handle it.

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fanandboomerang:

A lot of people criticize Suki because she doesn’t change through the series.  They say that she remains the same character and doesn’t experience any growth as a character.  This point is why they claim that she is a Mary-Sue.  However, this scene right here proves that she is not.

 What is so great about this scene is that it shows she has changed.  Before, she was satisfied with staying at home and protecting it.  In her eyes, and the Kyoshi Warriors’ eyes, that was fine.  It was the best way to protect her loved ones from the war.  But then something happened, the war came to her, and through that, she discovered the only true way to protect the ones she loves is going out there and make a change.  This would not have happened without Sokka, Katara, and Aang.  Yes, it was because of them that war came to their shores, but how long was this safety going to last?  Was this state of peace really going to last forever?

No.  Of course not.

Suki saw this.  The warriors saw this.

They have been doing the SAME thing for YEARS.  Probably a hundred, maybe more.  Just staying on Kyoshi Island and protecting it, never venturing out.  To change this state of mind is a really big deal, and shows that Suki changes.  She changes her point of view of the view.  She wants to go out and make a difference.  And that is a big deal.

While she teaches Sokka how to respect women, Sokka teaches her that in order to change the world she has to go out there and do something.  To really protect the people she loves and the island, she has to go out there and try to help end the war, not just wait for the battles to come to her.  This takes courage, and a lot of it.  

Suki does grow as a character.  It might not big where a whole episode is dedicated to it, but there is lines like those that show she’s growing as a character and becoming a better and stronger person.  All thanks to Sokka.

Which is one of the many reasons why this ship is so amazing, but I’m not getting into that.  This post is about how Suki grows as a character and doesn’t remain static through the series.

I completely agree with Elyse here. Suki is one of my favorite characters, and people tend to over-simplify her, but she is actually a really powerful and interesting character. 

In the beginning we see that Suki’s primary concern is protecting the people she cares about. This remains a part of her character throughout the show, but what’s really amazing is how she begins to look outward. She doesn’t just want to save her isolated group on the island anymore. She wants to help refugees make it to Ba Sing Se, she wants to save Toph (twice). She sacrifices herself for Appa because she knows that the fate of the world is more important than her own. She learns and grows and realizes that everyone is worth something and that she can’t just focus on her isolated community. She’s just such a brilliant, heroic character.

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The 5 times Sokka forgot Toph was blind and the 2 times he didn’t.

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asami-sato-lok:

Ok I just want to point out how powerful of a bender Aang is here.
I Mean he sees the explosion. But what does he do? He uses his air bending to encase the blast and uses the energy from the blast to push him up and away from it. 
I mean that takes a lot of power to do something like this!
Aang seriously was a great bender at such a young age.

asami-sato-lok:

Ok I just want to point out how powerful of a bender Aang is here.

I Mean he sees the explosion. But what does he do? He uses his air bending to encase the blast and uses the energy from the blast to push him up and away from it. 

I mean that takes a lot of power to do something like this!

Aang seriously was a great bender at such a young age.

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oma-shu:

requested by googolplex

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Leaves from the vine
Falling so slow
Like fragile, tiny shells
Drifting in the foam
Little soldier boy
Come marching home
Brave soldier boy
Comes marching home

In remembrance of Mako Iwamatsu. December 10, 1933–July 21, 2006.

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watermelonwings:

wow more portraits! I think I don’t remember how to draw bodies anymore.

If there’s one thing LOK made me realize, its definitely the fact that I miss the Gaang so so much!!

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with-eyes-wide-shut:

Love this quote. Very intelligent concept, and something most folks should live by. Don’t write anyone off due to their birth circumstances or from wherever they may hail from; people might surprise you.

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viria:

Don’t worry. They will like you.



It’s just I wanted to draw some Zuko family..I don’t know, in my head Honora might not know Kataang kids for a while.. Considering they all live in Republic city and Zuko and his family is rather far away in the fire nation, busy with all royalty duties. So this is kind of an important meeting, in which Zuko will finally introduce his daughter to those kids:D And she’s is kind of worried hehe

but of course they will like her:D


 

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