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The Signs as Uncle Iroh Quotes

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Aries - Are you so busy fighting you cannot see your own ship has set sail?

Taurus - Sick of tea? That’s like being sick of breathing!

Gemini - Destiny is a funny thing. You never know how things are going to work out. But if you keep an open mind and an open heart, I promise you will find your own destiny someday.

Cancer - Protection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love.

Leo - Be careful what you wish for. History is not always kind to its subjects.

Virgo - Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.

Libra - It’s time for you to look inward and start asking yourself the big question: who are you and what do YOU want?

Scorpio - There’s nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is that you want from your life, and why.

Sagittarius - Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel, you can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving, you will come to a better place.

Capricorn - A man needs his rest.

Aquarius - While it is always best to believe in one’s self, a little help from others can be a great blessing.

Pisces - You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.

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Um, no.

IGN, meeting with Shyamalan to discuss his new Fox suspense series Wayward Pines, politely asked him for his thoughts on why The Last Airbender bombed at the box office and bombed even harder with fans and critics.

Shyamalan responded with a long ramble in which he insists the film he made was for 9-year-olds, inexplicably compares the Avatar franchise to Transformers, and mentions Megan Fox three times:

“It’s really weird because on the show the average age was, like, nine-years-old,” the director said. “My child was nine-years-old. So you could make it one of two ways. You could make it for that same audience, which is what I did – for nine and 10-year-olds – or you could do the Transformers version and have Megan Fox.

Sorry, M. Night. We have to stop you right there, because none of these things have jackshit to do with why your movie failed. It failed because it’s racist as hell. The Last Airbender was racist and everyone knew it. Even if Shyamalan’s attempt to film "mysticism and Eastern philosophies through a 10-year-old’s vernacular” hadn’t been sabotaged by his own terrible writing, inexplicable direction, and abysmally slow plotting, his film was doomed from the start. 

By the time Avatar landed in theaters, fans were actively telling their friends and families to avoid it, nearly all of the film’s reviews were mentioning its racism, and reviewers who were also fans were having an apoplexy, much like I am now as I write this.

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Typing this out because I can no longer contain my post-Avatar and Korra watching feels. Under the cut is all my feels about the next Avatar after Korra aka a young trans boy named Lan from a war torn Earth nation 

Right, soooo

From LoK to Korra’s Death

After Korr and Asami enter the Spirit World, they stay in there for a while. Partially to explore and to take a real vacation, but also cause KORRASAMI. Hubba hubba. Anyway, Korra gets a real break from world issues and trouble and drama and while she’s in the Spirit World she’s reminded of her complete disconnection from her past lives. She spends a lot of time meditating in the Tree of Time and notices that the placement of the new Spirit Portal is not where she thought it would be. It’s Asami who first points it out. While out in the human world the portals are arranged in a life down the globe–South portal at the south pole, north portal at the north pole, and the new Republic City one not centered between them at the equator, but it’s still between them in a line, on a meridian essentially. In the Spirit World, however, the new Republic City portal isn’t between them–it’s behind the Tree of Time on the opposite side of the tree’s opening. While Korra meditates ways to reconnect with her past lives, Asami takes to the ground and calculates the distances from the tree to each portal and then from portal to portal. It’s all even. Same distances from each, almost as if it’s balanced. The north and south balanced on opposite sides, but the Republic City has no counter.

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101 Things I Love About ATLA

Goal: Write 1 thought every day re: why I love ATLA

#31: Aang reacts to the loss of Appa in “The Desert.”

The supposed “B-plot” in ATLA episodes sometimes steal the show, if only because Zuko and Iroh are such great characters. But “The Desert” is all about the GAang: specifically, Aang and Katara.  Gosh, this is such an amazing episode for the two of them.

Let’s start with the very first line that comes out of Aang’s mouth:

Aang: How could you let them take Appa? Why didn’t you stop them?!

Then, when Sokka questions how they are going to get out of the desert, Aang snaps at him too:

Aang: That’s all any of you guys care about: yourselves! You don’t care whether Appa is okay or not!

The rage and anger in his voice is palpable. It’s hard to remember the last time Aang lashed out at and accused his friends so brazenly.  It gives Aang some welcome … faults.  And it’s a relief to see that Aang is human after all.  

But it’s Katara who steals the show.  When Aang returns from looking for Appa, he is despondent and about to give up: “What’s the difference? We won’t survive without Appa. We all know it.”  Toph is helpless in the sand.  And Sokka is high on cactus juice.  So it is up to The Mighty Katara to keep the group together. And boy, did she win me over in this episode with her sheer determination:

Katara: We’re getting out of this desert, and we’re going to do it together! Aang, get up. Everybody hold hands. We can do this. We have to. 

Aang has an utterly chilling line after the GAang finds a sandbender boat, too.  Katara remarks that the compass is leading to the magnetic center of the desert:

Katara: Maybe we can find some water there!
Aang: Maybe we can find some sandbenders.

Holy shit.  Aang, is that still you?  My goodness, it is, and I love that that darkness is there, that rage.  Aang, the peaceful, fun-loving monk, is pushed to the brink in this episode by the loss of Appa, who is not just his best friend but also one of the only connections left to his entire people and culture.  

We see this again when the buzzard wasp captures Momo.  Take a look at Aang’s face even after he rescues Momo:

He slices that motherfuckin’ buzzard wasp in two even after Momo has already been freed from the buzzard’s clutches.  This is Aang – the vegetarian, the one who believes even the life of the tiniest spiderfly caught in its own web is sacred! That is DARK and powerful and emotional.  Aang kills that buzzard wasp because he is pissed the hell off and hurting.  

And later, when he hears that the sandbender who captured Appa put a “muzzle” on him, he goes insane, loses control, and enters the avatar state:

Once again it is up to The Mighty Katara to pull shit together:

What an absolutely heartbreaking and crushing way to end a hell of an episode:

  • Me:*takes the mike* yo, Korrasami, I'm happy for you, that was beautiful, Imma let you finish, but are we really never going to address the unresolved equalist uprising that had hundred of supporters all down to murder benders who still very clearly have an unfair and rather sick advantage in this society, or the many other members of The Red Lotus all still in hiding in who knows where waiting to attack, or the fact that we just forced the unification of the tribes that were in war with each other two hours ago I'm sure they get along great, or that Koh could just walk out of the spirit world at any moment and steal ALL the faces, or why the freaking hell opening spirit portals magically means random air bending for a seemingly random group of select individuals, or where the hell Katara's goddamnit STATUE IS ARE WE REALLY NOT
  • Okay. It'd fine. No, I'm cool, I'm cool. You just... you just go do that and I'll just.... but really, we not gonna talk about any of that?

I was randomly thinking of The Last Samurai and it led to the idea of how cool it’d be if there were more black protagonists, and then I had this stereotyped image of a bald person and bam! The black avatar.

This is the first time I used airbrush for almost 80% of the image. It feels a little plastic-y, but it sure looks better than my usual paintings. Thanks for the advice dicksweredinner!