4 elements

RWBY and the four base elements

So Ive been doing a lot of thinking about RWBY and their 4 base elements and all of the symbolic and cultural weight that the 4 elements usually hold

and I came up with all of these things that would then be different in the RWBYverse because of their fourth element being Electricity and not Earth and why that even is and all of the cultural and symbolic consequences of that being a thing

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Xiaolin Showdown AU

So last night I finished re-watching Xiaolin Showdown and I was bored so I do what I usually do when I find characters I like, make Pokemon teams for them. Then I started thinking about what it would be like in that universe and I eventually came up with this:

This is my map for Pokemon versions Xiaolin/Heylin!

Depending on what version you have you must defeat the Heylin Gyms and Xiaolin Elite 4 to vanquish evil forever, or to conquer the world! Your starter would also vary, either one of the 4 elements for the Xiaolin version or a Dark type of your choice for the Heylin version. Instead of Shen Gong Wu, there would be Shen ‘Mon Wu! Shen ‘Mon Wu are special Pokemon with incredible attacks, unique abilities, and most often notable visual distinctions from normal Pokemon. You aren’t alone on this journey, however. Jack Spicer, evil boy genius will be your rival throughout your adventures, trying to thwart your plans and collect all the Shen ‘Mon Wu, but not likely seeing his skills. One after another, you and Jack will try and defeat the Heylin Gyms in this order:

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Why I Shouldn’t Be the Avatar 🙌 (W/ Danny Gonzalez)

But can we talk about how the titles of the books for ATLA and LOK, all go together? Not only is LOK a continuation of ATLA but the titles explain the duty of the avatar:

  1. Water
  2. Earth
  3. Fire
  4. Air 
  5. Spirits
  6. Change
  7. Balance

First, the avatars gotta master the 4 elements, communicate with the spirits, be the bridge, and help change and shape the world to help make sure it can be balanced.

Relationships: Pros and Cons
  • Fire + Fire:
  • Pros - passion and adventure
  • Cons - recklessness and impulsivity
  • Fire + Earth:
  • Pros - strenght meets steadiness
  • Cons - stubborness and frustration
  • Fire + Water:
  • Pros - passion meets emotion
  • Cons - ultrasensitive and resentful
  • Fire + Air:
  • Pros - action meets theory
  • Cons - instability and too much optimism
  • Earth + Earth:
  • Pros - stable and sensual
  • Cons - predictable and conservative
  • Earth + Water:
  • Pros - security meets sensitivity
  • Cons - one-sided and dependency
  • Earth + Air:
  • Pros - practicality meets theory
  • Cons - unemotional and distant
  • Water + Water:
  • Pros - emotional and deep
  • Cons - unpractical and toxic
  • Water + Air:
  • Pros - feeling meets thinking
  • Cons - unbalanced and confusing
  • Air + Air:
  • Pros - idealistic and communicative
  • Cons - uncommitted and all talk, no action

you are a child of sun. you are never still, you dance, dance, dance your way through life and love and people and baby, do you even remember what it’s like to stand still? you’ve never held someone’s hand without tapping your fingers on their knuckles; you’ve never kissed with your eyes closed and you can’t sleep in an embrace because it feels like a cage. you are a child of sun. bright, burning bright, brilliant. but baby, you need to understand that stillness isn’t death. and love does not love to be chased.

you are the one everyone counts on. you are the pillar, the calm one, the one who holds hands and offers shoulders and darling, have you ever held someone’s hand without it feeling like a burden? have you ever leaned on a shoulder? have you ever opened your eyes during a kiss? you think life is about reason and logic, but tell me - how do you measure the feeling inside your belly when you wake up next to the love of your life for the first time? how do you apply logic to love? tell me, how will you soar, if you refuse to fly?

you were born feet first and since then you’ve done things your way. you are the one wearing mismatched socks, the one whose keys are always lost, the one with 20 missed calls. your head is in the clouds, but baby, your feet have never touched the ground. it’s awfully lonely up there, inside your head. freedom must feel like a noose around your neck some days. the thing about having wings is - it makes it hard for people to give you a hug, it makes it hard for them to even keep up. you think you are weightless, but darling you are weight-of-the-world on your shoulders, no one to help you out - no human contact.

you are vastness. you are oceans and broken mountains and wildfires put to sleep. you are beautiful and magical and terrifying, so terrifying. you seem endless, you see, endless joy and sadness, and it’s so easy for them to drown in you, drown and disappear and baby - you wouldn’t even notice. you are your own world. your own battle. you change people in half and don’t see it as breaking. they fall asleep with a summer shower, and wake up next to a hurricane.

—  marina v., aether, pt.1