THE AVATAR AND THE AIR NATION

anonymous asked:

Personal headcanon: after the air nomad genocide the percentage of benders dropped drastically (not just because of the Fire Nation taking captives). I think it's implicitly supported in both series.

Oo, I’ve never hd anyone sen me their headcanons before, so this is a first!

You mean just in the Fire Naton or all the nations? Possibly. Also, Bryke has apparently said that with the rise of Sozin and the Fire Nation’s conquest, the number of firebenders began to decrease, presumably because tey began to lose sight of the meaning and origin of firebending which is interesting. 

Aside from that, you also have the bender genocides in the 100 Years War and the imprisoning of nonfirebending benders etc so ya. It checks out. 

((that said, you’re all welcome to send me headcanons if you like.))

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"As long as I am breathing, it's not over."

Something I find interesting about this post is that the assumed answers would be: A - water, B - air, C - fire, and D - earth, but the questions could actually be pretty tricky.

Although swimming is automatically associated with water, both water tribes exist on the world’s poles in harsh frozen climates–meaning no one is swimming unless they have a death wish.  The fire nation, however, exists on a cluster of small islands in a moderate climate where people are directly observed to be spending their free time on the beach, therefore making them the more eligible candidates for swimming.

Earth is a very grounded element (no pun intended), and true masters are ones who have learned to wait and listen to truly feel the world and its vibrations.  Such an approach is extremely meditative, and Toph even explains in season 4 of Korra about how her meditations in the swamp allow her to see and feel more than she ever could before.

Since the water tribes are located in frozen climates, they are undoubtably lighting fires every day to keep warm and prepare their food.  Although the other nations also use fires often to prepare their food, the frozen tundras that the water tribes make their homes on don’t allow for much of any vegetation and therefore most all meals are fire cooked meats and stews, making fire a constant in daily life.

The air nomads are very conscious of their place in the circle of life and how their actions affect others.  Since they are so adamant about not harming living things, especially for the sake of food, they would be the optimal candidates to be discovered eating dirt.

person: *can’t find me in a crowd* this calls for drastic measures

person: *uses hands like a microphone* WATER, EARTH, FIRE, AIR

me: LONG AGO THE FOUR NATIONS LIVED TOGETHER IN HARMONY, BUT EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE FIRE NATION ATTACKED. ONLY THE AVATAR, MASTER OF ALL FOUR ELEMENTS, COULD STOP THEM. BUT WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED HIM MOST, HE VANISHED. A HUNDRED YEARS PASSED AND MY BROTHER AND I DISCOVERED THE NEW AVATAR, AN AIRBENDER NAMED AANG. AND ALTHOUGH HIS AIRBENDING SKILLS ARE GREAT, HE STILL HAS A LOT TO LEARN BEFORE HE’S READY TO SAVE ANYONE. BUT I BELIEVE AANG CAN SAVE THE WORLD!

person: ah there she is.

  • psychic:[reads my mind]
  • my mind:Water... Earth... Fire... Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.
  • psychic:what the fuck
Water ๐ŸŒŠ Earth ๐ŸŒฐ Fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ Air ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚ Long ago the 4โƒฃ Nations ๐ŸŒlived together in harmony ๐ŸŒˆ. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation ๐Ÿ”ฅ attacked ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ข. Only the Avatar โฌ‡๏ธ master of all 4โƒฃ elements ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚ could stopโŒโœ‹๐Ÿพ them. But when the world ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ needed him most ๐Ÿ˜ข, he vanished ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ˜ณ. ๐Ÿ’ฏ years passed and my brother ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽฃ and I ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ’•discovered ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”Ž the ๐Ÿ†• Avatar, an Air Bender ๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒ€named Aang ๐Ÿ˜€. And although his airbending ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ’จ skills are great ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ, he has a lot to learn ๐Ÿ“ before he's ready to save ๐Ÿš‘ anyone. But I ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ believe โœจ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ, Aang ๐Ÿ˜€ can save ๐Ÿš‘ the world ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ.
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Food blogger creates delicious recipes inspired by 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

After watching Avatar: The Last Airbender an impressive 15 times, food blogger Felicia Berger had a genius idea: Invent some ATLA-inspired recipes.

Lovingly described and photographed on her blog, The Starving Chef, Berger’s recipes combine fun details from the Avatar universe with real-world ingredients.

With four recipes posted so far, you can make yourself an authentic Avatar meal: Water Tribe tentacle soup followed by cabbage steak and “Fire Nation turkey leg,” with Air Nomad fruit pies for dessert.

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Water... Earth... Fire... Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe JOHN CENA can

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Fire is the element of power. The people of the Fire Nation have desire and will and the energy and drive to achieve what they want. Earth is the element of substance. The people of the Earth Kingdom are diverse and strong. They are persistent and enduring. Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns and found peace and freedom … Water is the element of change. The people of the Water Tribe are capable of adapting to many things. They have a deep sense of community and love that holds them together through anything.

-Uncle Iroh

anonymous asked:

if shinee wree in the world from avatar the last airbender/the legend of korra which bending (air, fire, water, earth, or no bending) do you think each member fits the best?

I wanted to start this off very cheesy and say when the fire nation FLAMING CHARISMA attack but I held back on that. 

Hmmm. Bending. Okay!


Kim Kibum; Waterbending.  

Waterbenders are extremely adaptable and versatile.As I’ve stated before, Kibum is a jack of all trades. he can dance, sing, rap, makes you cry with his acting and make you laugh just being his regular old goofy lovable self. Trying to fit Kibum in any particular box is all fine and dandy but Kibum works better when he is as free as water, moving in and out of tight spots, filling up spaces and showing us just how powerful he is. 

Also, Kibum has mastered blood bending because I’m sure he would love to be able to control someone if they get on his nerves. Maybe move them to a broom closet.


Kim Jonghyun; Airbending.

Airbending is the most dynamic of all the bending arts and concentrates on the freedom associated with it more than anything else. Jonghyun is the free spirit, social awareness, zen like character of SHINee. He is loud and boisterous we know, but in the quiet of his home or his room or on the radio is he is a soft spoken, philosophizing, sweet heart who wants to connect to people through his emotions, whether its speaking on an issue going on in the world, or conveying that emotion through his songs. Jjong is like air, filling us with happiness, sustaining us, without being too invasive. 

Choi Minho; Earthbending. (Ha, no fire nation jokes!)

Earthbending demands a special connection with the earth that is achievable with neutral jing, listening, though seemingly doing nothing, and waiting for the right moment to strike. Is that NOT what Choi Minho does each and every time? He continues to get better, silently, without complaint and just when we think we know him BAM, an entire ROCK is thrown in our face (like the first time I really, REALLY listened to him sing after his improvement! WOZERS). Minho is like the earth, quiet, loyal, unmoving (in his loyalty and support) and strong. 

Lee Taemin; Firebending.

Unlike other benders who depend on external sources of their elements to bend, firebenders can create fire using their internal heat source in addition to controlling already existent flames. Taemin is a little firespit. We didn’t know he was at first BUT HE WAS. More often than not we’ve caught Taemin giving someone a side eye, making a smart remark or letting the entire world know he is NOT here for this shit. But other than his sass, Taemin has an energy, this almost unyielding energy that keeps SHINee warm and flexible. They all draw around him like a fire pit on a cold night, protecting him from the elements and helping him keep his flame bright. 

Lee Jinki; Energybending.

Energybenders bend the energy within one’s body. It is a hard thing to do, it requires patience and skills. It has the power to give energy and it take it away. Luckily for us, and for SHINee, Jinki is a source of energy and he is always, always, always, giving us that energy back. It’s like SHINee and Shawols can plug into Jinki, even when he doesn’t want to, when he is tired and weary, to power a smile. And he gives it to us anyways. He is always there with a smile when he doesn’t feel like smiling and comfort when he wants to be comforted. Lee Jinki himself is a lost art in the world of KPop leaders, when he is often taking a step back to let everyone else shine, his light reflecting off of them, often wanting to lend his energy as support rather than in a blaze of electrified glory. He is the thing that powers SHINee through. 

  • Friend:[can't find me in a crowd] again? Goddammit.
  • Friend:[cups hands around mouth like a megaphone] WATER. EARTH. FIRE. AIR.
  • Me:[pushing people violently out of the way] LONG AGO THE FOUR NATIONS LIVED TOGETHER IN HARMONY. THEN EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE FIRE NATION ATTACKED. ONLY THE AVATAR MASTER OF ALL FOUR ELEMENTS COULD STOP THEM, BUT WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED HIM MOST HE VANISHED. A HUNDRED YEARS PASSED WHEN MY BROTHER AND I DISCOVERED THE NEW AVATAR; AN AIRBENDER NAMED AANG. AND ALTHOUGH HIS AIRBENDING SKILLS ARE GREAT, HE HAS A LOT TO LEARN BEFORE HE'S READY TO SAVE ANYONE. BUT I BELIEVE AANG CAN SAVE THE WORLD.
  • Friend:There they are.
  • Friend:can't find me in a crowd
  • Friend:cups hands around mouth "EARTH WATER FIRE AIR"
  • Me:pops out of nowhere "LONG AGO THE FOUR NATIONS LIVED IN HARMONY BUT THEN EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE FIRE NATION ATTACKED ONLY THE AVATAR MASTER OF ALL FOUR ELEMENTS COULD STOP THEM BUT WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED HIM MOST HE VANISHED A HUNDRED YEARS PASSED AND MY BROTHER AND I DISCOVERED THE NEW AVATAR AN AIRBENDER NAMED AANG AND ALTHOUGH HIS AIRBENDING SKILLS ARE GREAT HE STILL HAS A LOT TO LEANR BEFORE HE'S READY TO SAVE ANYONE BUT I BELIEVE AANG CAN SAVE THE WORLD
  • Friend:sigh "there they are"
Can anyone help me with East Asian history of fashion?

I need a little help! I’m trying to figure out the real world references behind the world of Avatar, especially on the clothing (and also the architecture) through the different nations.

As for the clothing, while it’s pretty simple to see the inspiration behind the Water Tribes and Air Nomads, I’m not so sure about the Earth Kingdom and the Fire Nation.

Doing some research, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Earth Kingdom style is mostly that of Qing Dynasty-China, especially for aristocracy in Ba Sing Se (even though across the kingdom a lot of other influences can be found, for example Song’s Korean hanbok or Toph’s Tang dynasty dress, or the Kyoshi warriors’ japanese clothing, but these are few exceptions.) 

But the Fire Nation? I’ve read somewhere the Fire Nation supposedly corresponds to Imperial Japan, but while I would agree in terms of maybe military clothing and certainly technology–the navy is clearly very advanced compared to others, definitely post-industrialization–I can’t say the same for the clothing.  I’ve read somewhere else they might recall Chinese Tang Dynasty, but couldn’t find evidence. While the robes worn by the royals might actually remind me of medieval Chinese fashion, I can’t quite understand the aristocracy and common peasant clothing (remember the Gaang’s Fire Nation attire). Everything seems to point in different directions, even other different Asian cultures (maybe even Southern Asia?)

Also, has anyone noticed any differences in the architecture styles as well?

I’m very interested in discovering the inspiration behind the show, especially because I’m enamoured with fashion history and Asian cultures (though my knowledge about eastern clothing is still rather weak). So if anyone would share their knowledge to help me solve this it would be much appreciated :)