I’m an artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. I grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and have been drawing and painting since I was a child. I fell in love with abstract art in one of my painting classes at college. I continue to push myself and work on new techniques and experimentation with my art.
why is kyoukai no kanata so easily forgotten im so sad
literally i have never connected with a story so much as i have with that one, and i’ve never connected with a character so much as i have akihito kanbara, and the theme of LOVE throughout the whole damn thing is so good. the theme of aloneness and finding belonging and being yourself and JSUT LOVE. FAMILIAL LOVE. ROMANTIC LOVE, SELF LOVE.
I hate when people try to defend maiko/slam zutara by saying “Mai is the only one who can handle Zuko”. Like not only is that pretty messed up rationale for a relationship, but it’s just not true? Like what is the basis? That Zuko is hot-tempered and impatient? Mai’s cold, cool, and apathetic? Zuko’s hot-headed, warm, and empathetic? They’re parallels? Is that it? Because you don’t have to be cold and uncaring to be able to shut down BS. Like Zuko does have a tendency to get angry, and impatient, etc. sure, he gets better through the years and stuff, but it’s still a flaw he carries.
But, that doesn’t mean Mai has to be cold and uncaring and downright mean to Zuko to “tame his fire”. It’s not like the guy’s in this unconsolable rage 24/7. Katara isn’t some fluffy, subservient bunny who’d put up with BS. She’d call Zuko out the way Mai has sometimes, but Katara would probably handle it a lot more maturely. Katara also would be a supportive figure. The same with Zuko to Katara; Zuko would support Katara wholeheartedly in her career. Zuko got excited and proud for Mai’s success and strength and growth. He’s a supportive person. He supported Katara in her mission to find her mother’s murderer, too. Zuko knows how to accept and deal with Katara’s flaws too. They both accepted and could manage one another’s flaws as beautifully shown in The Southern Raiders. The accidental chemistry with these two is uncanny.