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  • The male benders in ATLA: Really good. They worked hard to get where they are skill wise and while it hasn't always been easy, they are capable and can hold their own in a fight. One of them was even the Avatar, which is pretty impressive since he mastered the elements at age twelve, rather than start learning at 16 like most Avatars.
  • The female benders in ATLA: Inarguably the most powerful and unmatched humans in the entire world. Prodigies, masters, and creators of subbending styles. One was compared in skill to the Fire Lord at age EIGHT and able to perform one of the rarest and most difficult forms by 14. She couldn't be defeated by another's (even the Avatar's) bending alone. Only faced defeat when fighting two other master benders while on the verge of a complete mental breakdown (officially being defeated by different female bender). Another held an entire city up by a single turret while standing on unstable ground, and then went on to invent her own bending style at the age of twelve. One mastered her element in mere WEEKS, mastered bloodbending and defeated the woman who INVENTED IT the FIRST TIME SHE EVER ATTEMPTED IT, held her own against a master waterbender without ANY TRAINING, and fully healed someone from a fatal wound, making her a master at two vastly different forms of waterbending at the age of 14. A female Avatar quite literally reshaped the planet and created her own ISLAND. AND MOVED IT ACROSS THE SEA. These women shown in the show are not only the most powerful and talented females in their universe, but also in almost any known piece of television or fiction, all while being completely fleshed out and complex characters, not being defined as nothing but 'strong'. Each has their own personality, strengths, and weaknesses.

sherlock and the nypd being reunited with joan at the same time and sherlock hangs back because he’s a little nervous and pretty emotional and not entirely sure how he should react to her being safe again thank all deities

bell reacts first and goes in for the hug and joan hugs him back for a long time

sherlock thinks good yes watson and i are a great deal closer than she and bell are a hug will do nicely

but then he freaks out a little because wait bell already hugged her if i do that it will look repetitious no no i can’t do that

gregson beats him to the punch and shakes joan’s hand and and gives her the old side-hug and tells her how relieved he is to have her back

and sherlock thinks shit i am not her father nor do i consider our relationship to be that of a father/daughter nature i can’t do that either

and then suddenly watson’s in front of him and shit shit shit what do i do to not make this awkward

joan cocks her head at him like okay you’re obviously upset and this is something we probably need to talk about later but right now i have been through an amazingly traumatic experience and would like the support of my best friend please thanks

so sherlock reaches out a hand, intending to go for her shoulder but stops midway through the air because no, no, maybe he should hold her hand, they’ve expressed affection like that before, yes? maybe he should brush her hair back (alright that is not at all logical and entirely biased by emotion calm down) or touch her cheek (this is getting slightly ridiculous) or stroke the side of her eyes (you can STOP now rampant thoughts)

and then he realizes his hand is just sort of hanging there in the air and watson is looking pretty unimpressed and shit shit shit he needs to DO something RIGHT NOW

so he swallows and says, “high five?”

and joan grins because only fucking sherlock and high-fives him anyway, keeping her palm to his and entwining their fingers because what they have is something special and they way they express their love for each other is special, too

Ooh lookie here its the whole gang

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