The Promise, basically
Snowy; ENTP; they/them
I should come with a warning label.
For you to treat our tattoos like a part of some costume…! My culture isn’t a game!
Gene Yang has done a lot of very strange/generally incorrect things with The Promise, but this is something I’m glad to say he got very right. Culture isn’t a costume, and wearing traditional dress or images from an unaffiliated culture simply because you’re a “fan” is inappropriate.
This is how I feel every time I see bindis included in magazine spreads, or decorating the foreheads of celebrities and schoolgirls. It gets taken up by fashion and becomes “cool”…as long as it’s not being worn by my mother or my grandmother or, for that matter, me. I’m not cool when I wear a bindi—a real one, the red, thumbprint-sized one. I’m ‘ultra-Indian’. I’m conservative, traditional, demure. I am all the stereotypes that the West has ever imposed on Indian women. I’m not fashionable or modern or admired.
Tread lightly where other peoples’ cultures are concerned. There are ways to appreciate them without appropriating.
Dang, Avatar! Doing it very right!
The Promise part 3 preview
According to /co/ this is what the person who took the picture stated.
5) Zuko stops whining and starts growing a pair (albeit late in the game)
4) Toph and Suki take out a fleet of tanks.
3) Aang finally acknowledges that it’s okay to kill people.
2) Aang makes a permanent break from Avatar Roku as his spiritual adviser.
1) Azula finally appears (and in a straight jacket)
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what. the. fuck.
all right i think i can say confidently that i’ll be ignoring the promise
I’ve been getting lots of messages on it, so I’ll just post the link here for all to see. Not amazing quality and some of the dialogue is a bit blurry, but then again that perhaps improves the comic.
I’d argue that it improves the comic for sure.
i am so
I’m fucking dwelling on the Aang and Katara part because it was just so
The fan club had modeled their clubhouse to look like the Western Air Temple. I’m being generous when I say that. Here’s the clubhouse:
And Aang showed them some Airbending and one of the girls…
Awwww, the house was cute.
But you mentioned how Aang didn’t invite Katara to join in. The problem was that Katara didn’t invite HERSELF to join in, because she was perfectly entitled to do so—and I’m annoyed that she didn’t. You would think that the other girls would all be jabbering at HER, though, trying to learn deep, dark secrets about Aang’s life. And wanting to hear about all the times he saved her. And learning about all the times that she saved him.
Yeah, this is true, but I’m less surprised that Katara didn’t go over to join them than I am that Aang didn’t invite her over, if that makes sense? I figure Katara would feel awkward and somewhat left out in that situation, and I can almost get the characterization for her to sit it out, but Aang leaving her out seems OOC…? Is that just me? XD;