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I just wonder when it comes to the martial arts movements in relation to bending, is it the movements or the intention what causes the bending? If the movements are key, then what influence does style have (Toph’s vs Regular earthbending)? Would Wing Tsun style bending or tae kwon doe style bending cause a significant difference in the bent elements behaviour?
I think about pokemon in non-battle situations a lot. Like pokemon who have been trained/raised to be helpers and assistants than to be battle partners.
Pokemon visiting hospitals to cheer patience up like dogs and cats do. Or ones that help kids learn to read, speak, swim, go through therapy?! Even pokemon whose abilities help owners with specific disabilities?!
I love thinking of pokemon outside of battle situations.
I dont really feel the show is touching on Bumi’s character as much as it should. This guy has spent a major chunk of his life being the first disappointment to his father (by his own admission) and went off his own adventures in a way that seemed like he was trying to show that he was the avatar’s son and he was important too, but its obvious how his life is seriously affected by his father’s bad parenting and obvious disappointment. And now all of a sudden he can airbend, and he’s no longer a failure to his father and this should change the way he is! This should be a complex of sorts because i am sure he resented his father’s treatment of him and now he’s gone he cant even show him who he became and how he overcame his father and is his own man unlike his brother!
More Bumi focus is so needed it hurts.
Episode 5!! Let’s get it on!!
Korra playing fetch with Naga
Sao Fu; Home of the Metal Clan
Lin being all weird
Zaheer at Air Temple Island!
Toph may be in the city!
But she isn’t….
The metal bending dance
Suyin is Lin’s sister
Opal and Bolin!
"i wish i had a british accent"
ah yes, the british accent
the singular british accent
Even this is a very, very simple breakdown. Speaking as a Welsh woman I can confirm there are at least 5 Welsh accents not on this list.
All of the Republic of Ireland is dublin
Actually by the looks of it they think dublin is the only different one. We have cork accents, limerick accents, tipperary, waterford, Drogheda has its own weird thing going, and I can never understand a heavy accent from Galway..
World History in a nutshell.
This is literally the best fucking metaphor for World History and you cannot tell me otherwise.
Except no, this is totally WRONG.
The Air Nomads are based on Tibetian monks, as well as other cultures with concepts of Buddhism. This is reflected in the practice of shaving their heads, meditation, and vegetarianism. Aang’s clothes are very similar to that of the Shaolin monks. Even the location and architecture of the air temples resembles those found in Tibet.
The Fire Nation is inspired by the government and politics of Imperialist and Maoist China (as well as Imperial Japan). There was a little thing called Free Tibet a few years back which was quite in vogue with you psuedo-social-justice types. Do you remember what that was about? In 1951, China invaded Tibet and claimed sovereignty over them. As with most wars, depending on whose views you share, stories can differ. The Chinese (*cough*fire nation*cough*) claim to have reduced taxes, unemployment and built schools. However they achieved this through extortion, torture, murder, and oppression of the Tibetan culture. Thus, Avatar’s Hundred Year War.
The Water tribes are based on Inuit people. This one is really obvious. They share the same visual coding of colour, use furs in the clothing, live in polar regions in igloos and yurts, and rely on fishing as their primary food source.
The Earth Kingdom is a mixing pot of various Asiatic cultures including China, India, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Each city/town will reflect some of these more strongly than the others.
If you agree with the labelling in the above gifset, you’ve either completely missed the point of Avatar, or just don’t give a fuck about actual World History or anything outside of what’s popular with tumblr “social justice”. You all harp on about needing more representation in the media but as soon as you’re given something as beautiful as Avatar, with a huge diversity of non-Eurocentric cultures, you completely misconstrue it. What you’ve done is erased the importance of all these individual (and indigenous) cultures, and replaced it with your own (anti-white) political agenda.
(And honestly, who uses umbrella labels like “asians” and “white people”. That’s ignorant and racist as fuck)
I don’t even go here but am reblogging because barrels’s commentary is so good and important.
Way to miss the point of the fucking post, Barrel.
JFC, tumblr, get off your PCs once in a fucking while and get your mind clear of all this confrontational bullshit. Shave your neckbeard and roll on.
barrelsofdwarrows: got this right. This gifset is racist and myopic. And the creator should feel bad. But probably wont because tumblr sjw’s idea of justice is to get rid of all the “white people”.
Yes, I get that at this point, billy, but truth is, white people DID do that shit. :P Europeans used to love abusing other continents, and each other. (still do, but less violently) I don’t see the original post as an attack, just an ironic representation of truth. But people on tumblr are always highlighting anything that can be interpreted as discrimination and flaming.
Guess who else did that shit? People who are not European. In this case? The Japanese. Japan expanded violently through colonialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from taking women from nearby nations as forced prostitutes to murdering the queen of Korea and taking part in the allies tearing apart of China after the Opium War. Maybe, just maybe, you should stop infantalising and removing agency from non European nations to portray them as hippy dippy Mary Suetopias persecuted by the all powerful evil whites? It was not “ironic” you just wanted asspats from the Wendy White Guilts of Tumblr and the SJWs. The only one whitewashing here is you, since you just whitewashed the history of East Asia.
Writing things is hard. Having only the one perspective, I find it incredibly difficult to right from the perspectives of others. I want to be more inclusive in my writing so my story isnt just the white dudes parade, but i also dont want to accidentally be offensive and have a grumpy DnD group.