book fighting

anonymous asked:

What is your opinion on magic fights that has the characters shouting what their spells are going to be before using them?

I’ve never been a fan of magic “fights” where the characters are either shouting spells or pointing wands (which, let’s be real, they’re sticks) while a ball of magic flies around. If I’m reading a fight scene, I’m expecting a fight: I want to see blood, I want to feel pain. I want actual action, not two people standing safely in place.

That said, this is just my personal opinion, and judging by the success of many books featuring these magic “fights,” it’s an unpopular one at that. 

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Suki says that that the Kyoshi Warrior’s technqiue involves using their opponent’s force against them, a martial arts philosophy consistent with waterbending.

This makes a lot of sense, given how they already seem to have some Water Tribe influences, and considering their location between the Southern Water Tribe and the Earth Kingdom mainland. 

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