Snowy; 22; ENTP; they/them
I should come with a warning label.
“I think Momo and Appa are really irrelevant. I didn’t hate them but I just didn’t like it when they got more screentime than deserved. I understand Appa has to fly the gaang everywhere but Momo was completely useless.”
is this a serious thing you found the need to complain and pick at
“I love Avatar, but I think the finale could have been done better. The rock that hit Aang and allowed him to enter the avatar state seemed kind of ridiculous.”
It actually made a lot of sense.
During the S2 finale, Aang managed to get into the Avatar State voluntarily, but then Azula killed him with lightning. The scar that it left on his back obscures his arrows. His arrows mark the flow of chi on his body. It’s a subtle hint at his inability to go back into that state, marking a physical representation of the tangle of energy in his body being unable to flow freely again. Katara even mentions that much, during the healing session in the first ep of S3.
No matter how hard he would have trained or meditated, he never would have been able to get back into the Avatar State, without first finding a way to physically “untangle” his chi from that wound. That’s what the rock did. I rather liked it. :x
I agree with Windyasylum on this one. It made sense that he would need some sort of help to unblock the damage caused by the lightning strike. Katara had attempted to help him during the healing session and it provoked a strong reaction in him.
I liked how they handled the issue of the Avatar State.
I wrote a pretty big post a while back on Aang’s seventh chakra that basically boils down to what @windyasylum said, yeah.
“I always thought Katara learning bloodbending was a metaphor for her maturing as a woman and starting her monthly cycle.”
just fucking spit out water all over my bed
legit thought this was from a troll blog
this is…a…real thing……
“I love the design for Korra, except for one thing: her pants. I wish she had a bit of feminity in her dress. Even Toph from the original Atla, who was a complete tomboy, dressed girlier than Korra. It almost looks like she’s wearing sweatpants and slipper boots.”
EXCUSE ME, BUT SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DRESS STEREOTYPICALLY FEMININE TO FIT YOUR SEXIST NEEDS FOR A “GIRLY” CHARACTER. SIT THE FUCK DOWN.
WOW THIS IS SOME SHIT.
“I think the people hoping for a lesbian princess need to be reminded that Disney movies are aimed at kids. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being gay, but to push the idea at kids before they understand what that means will only confuse them. Also as a parent, I would be pissed at Disney for addressing such controversial topics in a movie intended for children”.
But here’s what you’re forgetting/not understanding:
Being gay isn’t controversial
It isn’t. The fact that a person is gay is not controversial. The only thing controversial is how people feel we should treat gay people.
There a millions of kids growing up right now that have gay parents, teachers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. There are many kids in this country who are growing up and are gay themselves. All of those kids don’t get a chance to see their reality in media.
We “push” the idea of heterosexuality everyday and in every Disney movie. If we had a gay prince or princess we wouldn’t be “pushing” anything, we would just be displaying a different reality that many people have.
I hate it when people say that “being gay” is controversial. No, it’s not. How we, as a society, want to treat gay people is what is controversial.
People who say this don’t understand children.
How I explained gay to my kid:
“Mom, your friends, they kiss each other!”
“Those two boys.”
“Yeah, they love each other.”
“Like you loved Daddy?”
“Yeah, just like that. Also, girls can love girls like that too. It’s normal.”
And then she went off and decided to color. No confusion. No exploding head. Girls can love girls and boys can love boys. She gets it because IT’S NOT A DIFFICULT CONCEPT.
Stop demanding that gay people be hidden away and just TALK TO YOUR FUCKING KIDS.
Seriously. For me, realizing that homosexuality happened was actually a moment of clarity! It was an: “Oh! That makes SENSE!” kind of thing. It wasn’t upsetting or confusing - it was like a lightbulb went off in my head and reality just became a bit more logical.
On a shallow note, this is a pretty cute manip.
You know, speaking as a lesbian who grew up in a very conservative evangelical household that stopped subscribing to a specific newspaper when I was eleven because I was starting to get the idea that being gay wasn’t a bad thing:
The OP can go fuck themselves. When I started writing this, I intended to be calm and considerate, but you know what, I am so goddamn tired of this shit, because here is what it does: it erases the first eighteen fucking years of my life, including my childhood and adolescence, when I didn’t understand or like anything about myself. Like, I am legit on the verge of tears over here because—telling kids that some people are attracted to people of the same gender identity as themselves won’t confuse them, and what the fuck is wrong with you that your first thought is “omg we have to protect the children” when you clearly haven’t spared a single goddamn thought for the children, like me, who grew up thinking that there was nothing worse than being queer and that being queer meant you were a disgusting monstrosity doomed to burn eternally in the fires of hell, so you spent your entire fucking CHILDHOOD and ADOLESCENCE—you know, THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF YOUR LIFE WHEREIN LIFELONG BELIEFS AND NEUROSES ARE, IF NOT FORMED, THEN GIVEN THE FRAMEWORK AND FOUNDATION TO DEVELOP—simultaneously hating yourself and pretending to be something and someone you weren’t.
But sure. You’re thinking of the children. You’re trying to help them.
The only thing this mindset does is teach children through the erasure, minimization, and other avoidance of queerness, and esp positive and prominent portrayals of queerness, that queerness is bad, that it is undesireable, and they better fucking hope they aren’t queer.
So, you know … go fuck yourself, secret-maker.
“The Water Tribes are misogynist. Ba Sing Se was terrifying in the way it was run. The first two seasons seemed to lead towards a discussion of how there were no real villains or victims in the war, how all the countries had their positives and negatives. The black-and-white, right-and-wrong finale was a huge disappointment for me. It could have been so much more.”
This confuses me.
A substantial portion of the third season was dedicated to showing us how not everyone in the Fire Nation was bad. Aang explicitly backed that up in 3.06. In 3.08, the villain was from the Water Tribe. Zuko left to help Aang.
In the very last episode, Aang was agonizing about killing Ozai because he knew that Ozai was still human, no matter how much horrible stuff he’d done.
You’re right, OP — Avatar focuses on the concept of good and evil in a less black-and-white sense than most shows. You’ll hear Bryke say that it’s more about being in-balance and out-of-balance, and that’s how it was to the very end.
“I think that the one country where women were treated the same way as men (Fire Nation) was the ‘evil” one.”
I don’t think the ENTIRE Fire Nation wanted to ravage and conquer the world. Only what, three people.
but the Fire Nation wasn’t evil????? The creators established this…
“I recognize ATLA isn’t nearly as bad as some other shows. But I can’t help but feel it’s a little sexist.”
what the hell
how in the hell
are you fucking blind op
LEGITIMATELY JUST SPAT OUT MY SODA I JUST
O M F G
WE WATCHING THE SAME SHOW, OP? I DON’T THINK WE’RE WATCHING THE SAME SHOW
WHAT IS YOUR REASONING?
WHAT EVEN ARE YOU……..