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So, apparently, the lavabending we see in LOK (Ghazan’s at least) is somewhat inspired by the bājíquán martial arts form which uses a lot of elbow and knee strikes.

As for Avatar Jafar and why he’s using something akin to waterbending form I can provide some possible explanations:

  1. Avatar Jafar just has more bending/elemental knowledge (Even if the URN citizens know how to incorporate other bending forms into their style, not many benders in the URN stick to traditional forms. Beside, Ghazan and Bolin grew up in the EK/United Republic of Nations which is heavily influenced by the Hun gar/earthbending style of fighting. Although we see some airbending influences with probending, most URN bendrs seem to stick with an earthbending-influenced style).
    1. Interestingly, Unalaq, the Water Tribe Twins, and Tonraq all seem to have an earthbending-based fighting style despite not being from the URN. I bet we can attribute that to cultural and environmental influences.
  2. Bending lava from a volcano isn’t the same as bending lava out of the earth. The lava in a volcano flows more freely and does not need to be coaxed from the earth.
  3. Going along with the second point, it could also be that the Avatar State just makes bending lava easier, and because of that Avatar Jafar can have an easy time using waterbending form to bend the lava.

I would have definitely loved to have people bending lava like a waterbender though.

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older!Corvo and older!Daud meeting someplace out-of-the-way for a smoke for @yellowcandy

The moment I realised I was a Skamaholic

I think it was back when we had just began week 5 of season 3, and I really wanted to show my friend what I have been obsessing over for the last month. This was just when all of the subtitles were taken down, so I didn’t have any subtitled clips to show off, so I just got the clip with no subs up and she told me to just let her know what was going on. 

I ended up telling her word for word every single thing they were saying from memory. 

It was the 7 minute cuddle clip too, so without realising it, I had memorised their entire conversation. I remember my friend looking at me like I had just grown two heads and given birth to a cat. 

Then in a very intense voice she said to me 

“You. are. insane” 

To this day, she is still convinced that I have joined a cult. 

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this is the post @wockenxfuss​ is referring to:

https://tianasweets.tumblr.com/post/155588019596/just-curious-if-youre-all-about-diversity 

Uhm, sorry I don’t mean to just crap on your feed because I really like it anyways

+ then proceeds to do exactly that …i can’t stand passive aggression esp. when you’re not really saying anything of value

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🔥🔥🔥 firebrows comeback || same posture || different reaction

Honestly just a point of “continuity, what is continuity?”:

  1. Why didn’t the Legends team know about Flashpoint if they can track aberrations across history? Eobard changes the timeline and they’re there the next day or before it even happens, but they don’t notice Barry changing the timeline for months and flipping it back? And are their memories from pre- or post-Flashpoint?? 

  2. I know that the Legends crew typically ‘fixes’ their mistakes when they mess with the timeline, but literally so did Barry. He saved his mother, and then she died again in the same way on the same night. Why did his ‘fix’ result in such drastic changes (literally erasing Digg’s child????) whereas their changes result in… no long-term negative effects. Until now, with Martin having a sudden daughter. But I mean, you can’t tell me that a throw-down with a nuclear man at the White House during Reagan’s era wouldn’t have some noticeable downstream consequences? Or the time they busted out of the Pentagon at the start of an episode? 

    Even Barry going back a year and letting the team know about time travel much earlier, not to mention resulting in a reformed Hartley, didn’t have any other downstream consequences for the team that we noticed. So why did him re-fixing the night of his mother’s death to exactly how it played out the first time have as much trickle-down as it did?


(in other news, I’m starting to wonder if the hypothesis that Eobard’s been playing with events in Barry’s life / with his friends and family might be actually be accurate? that or we’re just supposed to accept that time travel works very differently depending on what’s convenient… might be the case)

T-Minus 9 sleeps to BMAM-Mass my lieblings and in celebration of the upcoming festive season I give you:

Campwolfe Twelve Days of Christmas

Sung of course from Serena’s perspective with accompanying bonus lyric notes/commentary from Ms. Campbell herself.

On the first day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me, a lin-ger-ing look in the LIFT.

<she thinks she can woo me but bugger it if I’ll succumb>

On the second day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the LIFT.

<Nesting dolls?! As if I’d want any of that claptrap to remind me she took off to the Ukraine. The silly pillock labeled them “Fräulein” and “Army Medic”. She’s not putting them on my bloody side of the desk>

On the third day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me three vodka shots, two nesting dolls, and a lingering look in the lift

<Vodka.  Finally something I can work with. She left the bottle on her desk. I shared it with Morven and Raf.  HA!>

On the fourth day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the lift.

<After the vodka shots from yesterday I need all the coffee I can get.  She’s doing this on purpose. Currently taking the caffeine shots but ignoring puppy dog eyes telegraphing her need for a ‘chat’>

On the fifth day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me five whiskey flasks, four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the lift.

<She filled all of them with top shelf scotch. I informed her that I’ve switched to bourbon and her face went all mopey.  Glorious.>

On the sixth day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me six leopard print caps, five whiskey flasks, four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the lift

<Ok I’ll grudgingly admit these are quite a lovely peace offering……IT WILL STILL BE A COLD DAY IN HELL BEFORE WE ARE IN THEATRE TOGETHER!>

On the seventh day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me, seven crates of shiraz, six leopard print caps, five whiskey flasks, four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the lift.

<Chateauneuf du pape?!?!? Seven crates? What did she do sell her left kidney? Perhaps there is something to this forgiveness thing after all.  It wouldn’t hurt to allow her just one teensy glass would it?

On the eighth day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me, eight helpful F1’s, seven crates of shiraz, six leopard print caps, five whiskey flasks, four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls, and a lingering look in the lift.

<I’ve never been able to find even one F1 who could do a spinal puncture on the first go and she’s found eight who haven’t made my life hell.  She also followed up on all their paperwork. And ran interference with Ric Griffin for me. Fast losing my grip on fury. Damn sneaky tactic Major. Well played.>

On the ninth day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me nine ‘please forgive me’s’, eight helpful F1’s, seven crates of shiraz, six leopard print caps, five whiskey flasks, four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the lift.

<She used complete sentences.  That voice! And her lower lip even quivered a bit.  Came dangerously close to accepting her apologies. Settled for wiping away her tears. I may be losing this campaign.>

On the tenth day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me ten evenings she’s minding Jason, nine ‘please forgive me’s’, eight helpful F1’s, seven crates of shiraz, six leopard print caps, five whiskey flasks, four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the lift.

<She’s offered to watch Mary Beard with him for the next 10 weeks so I can get paperwork done for the trauma unit. Or garden.  Whichever I prefer.  Apparently. Not quite ready to tell her but; I’m screwed.>

On the eleventh day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me, eleven medicinal breakfast pastries, ten evenings she’s minding Jason, nine ‘please forgive me’s’, eight helpful F1’s seven crates of shiraz, six leopard print caps, five whiskey flasks, four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the lift.

<Jason had her come to fish n chips take away. Sneaky sod. Since when does he bugger off to bed a half eight? It was a conspiracy. A bottle or two of Chateauneuf du pape later and suddenly there she was splayed out on the Egyptian cotton.  What was I supposed to do, allow her to drive home?  That would have been frightfully irresponsible. There aren’t enough pastries in Pulses to get me through the sleep deprivation…..>

On the twelfth day of Christmas that Blonde Job gave to me twelve office kisses, eleven medicinal breakfast pastries, ten evening’s she’s minding Jason, nine ‘please forgive me’s’, eight helpful F1’s, seven crates of shiraz, six leopard print caps, five whiskey flasks, four coffees strong ’n’ hot, three vodka shots, two nesting dolls and a lingering look in the lift.

<Yes all right, fine, I’ve given in.  I took the strategic hills but she won the war.  I suppose it was a losing battle right from the start going up against the army. In her defence she’s promised no more Club Screw Up and in my defence her lips are exceedingly convincing.  Turns out full sentences weren’t really needed after all…..>

If anyone is at all interested I could be arm twisted in to actually scratching these lyrics out into some sheet music and posting it. I draw the line at singing - but if someone else wanted to have a go……

Whouffaldi’s third anniversary

OK, I think even the most diehard Whouffaldi fans will agree that it took a little while for things to settle in terms of “were they or weren’t they”, but three years ago today, The Time of the Doctor not only marked the epic ending of Matt Smith’s tenure on the show, and the introduction of Peter Capaldi, it also launched the most remarkable relationship I’ve seen on TV in years.

Yes, I know the Doctor is still the Doctor, and the romantically tinged scenes between Clara and Eleven throughout the episode are not to be ignored. I also recall Jenna Coleman has stated that in her opinion Clara finally realized she was in love with the Doctor during this episode (in terms of dialogue, we do get Clara stating that she fancies the Doctor while under the influence of the truth field. And we know in retrospect that Eleven considered himself to be her boyfriend per dialogue at the end of Deep Breath). So Steven Moffat spent a good portion of Smith’s finale on confirming various suspicions - only to now start over with a fresh face.

Little did we know that the relationship would only strengthen, enduring a third party coming into Clara’s life, a break-up, a reconciliation, a betrayal, lies, the Daleks, the Fisher King, Bonnie, the Mire … and, ultimately, the raven and the Doctor threatening to destroy time to keep her by his side (or at least keep her alive).

It’s amazing that it has only been three years. Two and a half seasons of the Doctor and Clara were really not enough.

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“He looks first at her, not to [Alice], interestingly, which is revealing of who he really cares about.” - Writer/Director Nick Willing, Audio Commentary