Here it is!! My collaboration withLetThereBeDoodles! <3 This is something we have been working on for the last couple of weeks and it has been so much fun working together and I am so happy with what we created. We both hope that you enjoy these manips and the story that goes with them!(^-^)
We both wanted to do something new so we decided to create our own adaptation a la Disney! >:D We looked at several stories from around the world and got hooked by the story of Yuki-Onna, a mythical spirit from Japan. This is a character that has been re-imagend several times in film/TV before, so we had to take some artistic liberties in order for it to feel new and unique.
Even though this story is not historically accurate in the sense that it’s not based on real life events or people, we still did our absolute best to thoroughly research the era, culture and legends. But bare in mind that this adaptation was made by two non-Japanese creators, so errors in accuracy may be present. If this had been a real, original film project then we would naturally have hired film makers from a Japanese background to help us in it’s production. :3
DISCLAIMER: We do not own the movies which were used to created theses images. We only take credit for editing and the story. Movies used: Brother Bear II, Fantasia 2000, Grave of the Fireflies, Lilo & Stitch, Millennium Actress, Mulan I-II, Peter Pan II, Pocahontas I-II, Princess Mononoke, Wolf Children
WINTERTIDE: The tale of Yuki Onna
(developed by TheNamlessDoll and Lettherebedoodles, written by Lettherebedoodles.)
Every Winter when the snow starts to fall, the people of Japan huddle inside their homes with their families, away from the frigid white wasteland beyond the door.
Every Winter she watches them through the frosted glass, her pale skin barely distinguished from the snow around her, her eyes glinting from behind waves of long ebony hair. It is her job to see that the snow falls, that the winter comes and resets the world, preparing for the new beginning… However, human’s don’t seem to like the cold. They dread her return, and shun her when she arrives. They fear her… she is alone.
Sergeant John Forge (Service Number 63492-94758-JF) was a veteran non-commissioned officer and an infantryman in the UNSC Marine Corps. Although he excelled in tactics and combat, his repeated acts of insubordination caused him to receive three demotions, with infractions such as fighting with an officer, (which resulted in 2.4 years in jail time), and striking a superior officer. He sported an ace of spades playing card attached to his left shoulder pauldron, and also carried a combat knife he named “Lucy.”
Born on Earth on May 29, 2501, Forge’s life revolved around the military. His family lineage had been a part of the military for generations, dating as far back as World War II. He joined boot camp at the minimum age 16, where his superiors remarked there was “something special” about him. Forge and his wife fathered a daughter, Lucy Orion “Rion” Forge, around 2525. Although John’s marriage was strained even before the birth of his child, he and Rion would always remain on good terms.
Forge worked a stint as a military policeman on Mars and did some “grunt work” on Epsilon Eridani IV during the Insurrection. However, he hated policing and jumped at the chance to be assigned to Fort Marshall.
Forge was arrested twice during his service. His first arrest was for directly disobeying orders and disorderly conduct. Even though his actions saved four members of his squad, Forge spent a total of 2.4 years in prison, an infraction that removed any chance of moving through Officer Candidate School or even progressing beyond the rank of sergeant.
His second arrest occurred around August 17, 2530. Forge’s then-five-year-old daughter, Rion, and her aunt Jillian were waiting for John in a bar when Lieutenant Prosser started making sexual advances on Jillian. When the lieutenant made a suggestive comment toward Rion, Jillian struck Prosser, prompting him to shove her against a wall. At this point John arrived and confronted the lieutenant. They engaged in a fist fight, with charges brought upon the sergeant. However, Rion proclaimed her father as a hero and all charges were dropped, where he was later reassigned to the UNSC Spirit of Fire by Admiral Preston Cole himself. Spirit of Fire’s commanding officer, Captain James Cutter, came to trust Forge so thoroughly that he granted the sergeant a degree of authority significantly exceeding that afforded by his rank.
Reclamation of Harvest:
In February 2531, Spirit of Fire was sent to assist the crippled Marathon-class heavy cruiser UNSC Prophecy in the Epsilon Indi system. Captain Cutter ordered the Prophecy’s navigation database and survivors to be recovered, sending Forge and multiple Marine fireteams on board the vessel while Spirit of Fire engaged several Covenant ships. Forge’s Pelican dropship was hit by enemy fire and crash landed on the Prophecy’s hull. Forge and Team Lima breached and boarded the Prophecy, whereupon they were attacked by Kig-Yar Rangers. Forge’s ankle was broken during the engagement. With the guidance of Serina, Spirit of Fire’s AI, he was able to find the a terminal to recover the ship’s black box and wipe its navigation core while the rest of Team Lima rescued the ship’s survivors. Serina warned Forge that the Prophecy’s AI may “act peculiar” due to high radiation levels.
Upon scanning his retina to gain access to the terminal, Forge was halted by the ship’s AI, FitzGibbon, who explained he could not allow him to enter due to the latter’s poor service record. Forge reminded the AI of the Cole Protocol, stating that he was aboard the vessel to ensure the protocol would not to be violated. FitzGibbon then reluctantly allowed Forge into the terminal room and enabled radiation repair routines. Forge purged the navigation database and returned to the Pelicans as FitzGibbon activated Prophecy’s self-destruct sequence, which soon scuttled the ship. After the Marines and Forge escaped with the survivors, they were taken to Spirit of Fire’s medical bay. When Forge asked how the survivors were doing, Serina told him that they would all soon die due to all of them suffering extensive radiation poisoning. Forge was angered by the AI’s indifference towards the survivors and comforted them in their final moments, believing that even if they would soon be dead, they were still people and so deserved better.
Forge was sent to the surface of Harvest on his first mission to scout out Covenant activity in the northern polar region of the planet. He drove through Quadrant 4 to find a battalion of Sangheili that an AV-14 Hornet squadron had spotted earlier. Reporting the Covenant activity to his superiors, as to how the aliens had found a a Forerunner structure buried within the ice, he returned to the overrun UNSC Alpha Base, and helped organize scattered Marine units along the way. Forge and his rag-tag assault force were able to retake Alpha Base a short-time later. Before the Relic was demolished by the Covenant, the Forerunner site is captured by Forge and Marine forces. Professor Ellen Anders was then sent to the planet’s surface to personally investigate the relic, and Forge reluctantly escorted her inside. He was present when Anders activated a Forerunner holographic projection of a star map, and protected her when they were ambushed by a team of Sangheili warriors. Spirit of Fire then evacuated most of her ground troops, including Forge, and set course for Arcadia, a UNSC colony planet to which the star map had pointed.
After arriving at Arcadia, Forge was among the first UNSC troops to set foot in the besieged capital of Pirth City, where he aided the evacuation of civilians aboard three cargo vessels. When the civilian transports took off, Forge and his men abandoned the besieged city and fell back to the outskirts. There, he took part in the destruction of a nearby Covenant base, assisted by Spartan teams Red and Omega. He also participated in the battle to destroy a Covenant energy dome which was protecting an unfinished Type-29 Scarab. After a short battle, the UNSC forces succeeded in destroying the Scarab. While he and Anders were surveying the area, Arbiter Ripa ‘Moramee ambushed them. Forge was swiftly defeated and was about to be killed, until Anders stopped the Arbiter by agreeing to go with him without incident. After Spartan Red Team’s unsuccessful attempt to stop the Arbiter from escaping, they immediately retreated back to the Spirit of Fire. Spirit of Fire then made a slipspace jump in pursuit of 'Moramee’s retreating vessel.
After Spartan Jerome-092 recommended destroying 'Moramee’s ship and killing Anders rather than let classified information fall into Covenant hands, Forge confronted the Spartan. The altercation resulted in a broken chair, a seal malfunction on a bulkhead and a stern interruption from Serina. From then on, Forge and Jerome always ate together in the mess hall.
Upon arriving at a mysterious planet, Forge was sent to the planet’s surface, where he and his forces encountered the Flood. It was soon discovered that the world was not a planet at all, but a Forerunner shield world. Immediately following this revelation, Forge was put in charge of the evacuation of the Spirit’s ground troops and the decontamination of Flood from the ship’s dorsal surface. By chance, he came upon the recently escaped Ellen Anders in the shield world’s interior and escorted her back to the Spirit of Fire.
Forge was then put in charge of the strike team that would deliver the Spirit’s Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine to the Apex Site; the SFTE had been rigged as a bomb to destroy the shield world and deny its armada of Forerunner dreadnoughts to the Covenant. Atop the Apex, he once again faced 'Moramee in battle, while the Spartans of Red Team eliminated the Arbiter’s comrades. Although Forge was nearly killed, he overcame his foe at the last minute by tricking the Arbiter to look him in the eye, and then stabbing him in the neck with his prized combat knife, “Lucy”. He then picked up the Arbiter’s energy sword and drove it through the Sangheili’s stomach, killing him. As Alice-130 rolled the Arbiter’s corpse off the platform, Jerome examined the engine, realizing that it had been damaged in the fight.
When it became clear that the damaged slipspace drive would have to be detonated manually, Forge realized that the Spartans would play a far greater role in the war than he ever could. He volunteered to take the FTL drive into the shield world’s artificial star. Forge gave the Spirit’s crew the time they needed to escape the hollow planet and then detonated the drive, sacrificing his own life, but dealing the Covenant a massive blow in the process.
Spirit of Fire was declared lost with all hands on February 10, 2534, though many bereaved family members refused to accept the official statement. On his deathbed, Forge’s father encouraged Rion to keep up the search for the truth regarding the ship’s disappearance. Rion spent the ensuing years seeking closure for her father’s disappearance, eventually becoming a scavenger. In January 2557, she followed a series of leads that pointed to the log buoy Spirit of Fire had dropped at Arcadia, which in turn took her to the remains of Shield World 0459. There she encountered what remained of the former caretaker of the facility, a fragmentary ancilla she later dubbed “Little Bit”, which provided her the trajectory Spirit of Fire had followed when escaping the shield world.
“Don’t bother the earth spirit who lives here. She is working on a story. It is the oldest story in the world and it is delicate, changing. If she sees you watching she will invite you in for coffee, give you warm bread, and you will be obligated to stay and listen. But this is no ordinary story. You will have to endure earthquakes, lightning, the deaths of all those you love, the most blinding beauty. It’s a story so compelling you may never want to leave; this is how she traps you. See that stone finger over there? That is the only one who ever escaped.”
Now that I know there was going to be a 4th season, it especially drives me crazy when I think of Koh the Face Stealer. It seemed to be really hinting he was a character/villain we were going to go back to later. Heck, I recall people theorizing that last face he showed was perhaps Iroh's son. Just feels like wasted potential there.
Oh my God, yes! I am sure there was more planned with him. His story definitely felt incomplete. There was so much speculation about Koh on the Avatarspirit.net forums back in the day before Book 3 aired. His last words that they would meet again? Totally hinting at something. We were led to believe by Bryke that both Koh and Kuzon would be important in the future. I was pretty mad when I found out that an episode with Aang and Kuzon’s backstory was scrapped for Kataang dancing. And I’m sure Koh got the same treatment. The Siege of the North episodes are some of the best episodes in Avatar and are (unsurprisingly) written by…you guessed it, Aaron Ehasz.
Even in Escape From the Spirit World, (a canonical online game) the conflict between Kuruk and Koh is brought up, hinting at some kind of future story revelations. I was really looking forward to learning what that was.
This is frustratingly hinted at again in The Old Masters, written by our own dear Aaron Ehasz.
Iroh’s trip to the Spirit World and his flashback with Lu Ten are both mentioned in episodes written by Aaron Ehasz. Ehasz said he wanted to do a two-part special on Iroh’s past with Lu Ten and the Spirit World and I have been dying to know what that would have entailed. It would make total sense if Koh were tied in to all of that.
I think that the resemblance to Lu Ten is uncanny (that nose, though!). It wouldn’t surprise me at all if that were Lu Ten. In fact, I do believe that it is! There was clearly something planned here. In which case…Goddammit! I wanna know the deal with this so bad. It sounds so interesting. Ugh! It’s not fair!
I’m sure it was connected in some way to how Ummi got dragged into the Spirit World at the Spirit Oasis. Why bring that up at all if it wasn’t going to lead somewhere? Obviously, this subplot was going to explore something in the future. It sounds like Lu Ten possibly got taken to the Spirit World and Iroh tried to go rescue him? Such a waste! Argh! I am dying here!
Bryke completely dropped the ball with the Spirit World under their direction. In Avatar, spirits and the Spirit World were enigmatic and there was a certain gravitas surrounding them. Spirits could also be quite dangerous. In The Legend of Korra, it’s just a theme park now…literally.
In Avatar, it connected to nature, and when the energy of the human world became chaotic and destructive, it created an imbalance in the Spirit World, too. Hei Bai even has the black and white motif of the yin-yang, so I think he was kind of a metaphor for balance.
Only certain people who were sufficiently spiritually advanced could see glimpses of the hidden reality of the spirits.
It had specific rules related to astrology, such as the Spirit World being accessible only during the winter solstice.
And concepts like the Spirit Oasis and the full moon allowing for easier entry. Oh yeah, and you had to be meditating to allow your consciousness the ability to access it. No convenient portals to waltz right in.
And I don’t know about anyone else, but it didn’t feel like a place where someone would want to go on vacation in Avatar. If you ask me, it was kind of creepy. Maybe someone should warn Korra and Asami…
The spiritual aspect is also what made The Swamp such a great episode. Now that’s an episode that deals with some advanced metaphysical concepts–in this case, the illusory nature of reality, known as dharma in Buddhism. Not something you’d expect to see in a ”kid’s show”. Sokka and Katara have visions of the past, while Aang has a vision of the future. As Huu says:
“In the swamp, we see visions of people we’ve lost, people we loved, folks we think are gone. But the swamp tells us they’re not. We’re still connected to them. Time is an illusion and so is death.”
The message of Huu is that essentially, when you get right down to it, every aspect of every moment of the past, present, and future all exists simultaneously, eternally, in the infinite NOW of Creation. It is simply that our consciousness, while incarnated in a human body, perceives things in a linear fashion. Think of it like a movie on a DVD. All of the events are already encoded on the disc, but while watching, it creates the illusion that events “haven’t happened yet.”
With death it is similar. Human consciousness simply moves into a different frequency, like changing a station on a radio. Just because the living can no longer perceive the deceased, does not mean that they do not exist. A radio may be tuned in to only one station at any given time, but the other broadcasts don’t cease to exist. The signal just isn’t being tuned into. Consciousness is eternal.
When Aang meditates under the tree, the same is shown to be true of space. Aang’s consciousness is able to connect with Appa; a kind of remote viewing, that allows him to transcend the bounds of physical distance. This relates back to the concept of Oneness associated with the Crown Chakra. All things are a manifestation of the same one Source, the Supreme Consciousness. We are all One. So distance is just an illusion, like time.
Well, this goes to show how incredible Aaron Ehasz and the other writers really were. Nothing of this type of complexity or academic sophistication exists in the comics or Korra. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it: We got robbed!
It’s happening again. The tugging at his very
being, the pull that makes the world less real, his senses dull. He can fight
this, he usually does, but it is stronger today and lasting far longer. The
spirit world does not like losing its denizens and right now it is winning.
Nergüi’s jaw clenches, eyes falling to
his hands. He can see the floor right through them, golden tendrils rising from
his translucent form to vanish into nothingness. A fear churns in his gut,
panic rising in his chest. He doesn’t want to go. He fought so hard to escape
the spirit world, went through so much, and to just have that ripped away from
him is unbearable.
“No,” He growls, hands clenching as he wills
them to become solid again. Anger takes shape, combatting the fear, and he
clings to it, using its fire to strengthen his will. “I won’t let it. You can’t
take me back. I am the Endless!”
His form flickers, solidarity taking shape for
a brief, hopeful moment, only to fade away again. An angry, irritated growl
passes his lips. Nergüi’s hands rise into his hair, he can still feel it
despite how wispy he is, and he starts pacing, ignoring how his feet pass
through the floor every now and again. Eyes drift to the closed door of his
room, the room he has not left since this started late last night. He can’t let
anyone see him like this, barely there and panicked.
“Fuck,” He snarls, fingers tangling with his
hair. “Fuck fuck fuck fuck. Fuck!”
I have Neptune in Capricorn in the Tenth and Uranus in Capricorn in the 10th, and MC in Capricorn in the 10th. What does this mean?
yes our generation has the Uranus Neptune conjunction! At our worst, we have escapism thru technology and a revolution of spirit at best! your position in the world is meant to inspire others to seek something higher! you’d do well in a career where you utilize your intuitive nature and fight injustices to bring innovation into the world. you can give others hope by raking in new ways of thought and being. what a special placement :D
you can mystify others with your unapologetic uniqueness. your career life is likely unstable, but your purpose is more about how you influence others rather than how far you get. Own it! Find your best self and put it out there!
idk if you’ve already seen my “Neptune: the Ultimate Malefic and Highest Benefic” post. check it out!
Have you seen 'Avatar The Last Airbender - The Lost Episode' on youtube (uploaded by TLAFollowers)? According to the comments, it's bonus content from the Book 2 DVD boxset. I guess it was made to show what Aang was up to while he was in a coma. What do you think of it?
Yep, I have seen it. It is really great and the episode is very well-written. It was originally cutscenes from a canonical online game called Escape from theSpirit World. Due to its quality, I have a sneaking suspicion that Bryke didn’t write it…Feels more like Ehasz to me.
There is very interesting mythology in the episode. I enjoyed seeing Avatar Roku’s past training. You learn a little more about the Fire Sages too and that is awesome. Avatar has some of the best mythology.
You learn more about Avatar Kyoshi and the Earth Kingdom Royal Family lineage. The politics are so interesting and believable. It definitely doesn’t feel like a kids’ show. Kyoshi is so cool and she lived to be over 200. Yet Katara is apparently “too old” to fight in TLoK. Give me a break.
One of the biggest reasons I think that Ehasz wrote these is because the conflict with Koh and Avatar Kuruk is brought up. It pisses me off that this subplot never got to be resolved.
Another reason I think Ehasz wrote this is because Aang admits that he and the other Avatars are not perfect…LOL. And because it deals with authentic Eastern spirituality, which Bryke have no understanding of. Yangchen deals with what an Avatar’s true purpose is, which relates to the concept of Bodhisattva in Tibetan Buddhism, otherwise known as an Avatar in Hinduism. Basically, an Avatar is a spiritually evolved being who has earned nirvana, but willingly chooses to stay in the cycle of reincarnation until all of humanity has attained Enlightenment, and freedom from ignorance and suffering, out of compassion and love for all sentient life. I liked Yangchen’s episode the best because of this.
for some reason i don’t imagine them “officially” starting to date while they’re in the spirit world but rather a little bit afterwards when korra or asami finally asks one or the other out but
i like to think that korra asks but is a complete gAY NERD and can’t form coherent sentences and it’s a little tense between them because their little escape to the spirit world was sUPER INTIMATE but neither have talked about what they actual felt for one another and once they got back to the physical world they were thrust back into their work
but then asami just giggles and straight up says ‘yes korra of course i’ll go out with you’ or some shit and proceeds to say she’ll pick her up later at the ferry dock and they’d do something fun idk
and koRRA just GRINS LIKE A FUCKING IDIOT UAGH KILL ME and manages to mumble out 'kseeyoubai’ <3
and when asami picks her up both don’t really know what to say and they both just blurt out 'you look gorgeous’ and then blUSHES!!!!!!EVERYWHERE!!@@!!!1!!
they visit avatar korra park (which I hope isn’t too bad looking after the final kuvira battle) and they just walk around innocently holding hands catching up with one another on what’s been going on
and korra tries to suggest going somewhere nice to eat but asami reminds her that a lot of the city has been destroyed so their choices are limited and korra gets nervous all of sudden but then asami says they’ll just order takeout somewhere
and asami is just relieved because she can be super casual and just herself around korra and although she has butterflies during the entire date everything feels just right and she feels like she doesn’t need to impress korra or be super anxious around her
meanwhile korra iS JUST SUPER HAPPY and excited 'cause she’s been super busy with avatar business and she finally gets to spend the day with her bestfriend-lover-person
and while they’re eating asami feels a big lump in her throat while she’s looking at the girl right next to her and korra is slurping up noodles like it’s no one’s business and she notices asami’s stare
and she asks her if there’s anything wrong to which asami immediately denies uNTIL LATER
they’re back in the car and before asami starts the car to drive korra back to the ferry dock or w/e she takes a deep breath and just word vomits about how grateful she was for korra for taking her to the spirit world and being there for her while she’s trying to cope with her father’s lost and finally she just mutters out 'thank you so much i just I love you so much and you mean the world to me’ or something along those lines and grabs her hand
and korra is just ?????<?>??????? she’s so so so happy but the little 'i love you’ is throwing her off real bad like should she kiss her? give her hand a little squeeze???? and she just ends up saying 'i love you too’ and they just stare at each other for a moment
but nothing happens and thE AIR IS SO FUCKING THICK wITH TENSION
and asami drives back to the dock and walks korra back
and they hug buT THEN
korra is just all like ’fuck it’ and plants one on asami and it’s long and sweet and alskdjfhalsdkjhf
asami is super surprised but the kiss just feels oh so natural and she smiles into it <3333
then they part and asami says she’ll try to stop by and see her tomorrow and she pecks her on the lips one more time and finally walks away and korra is fuckiNG GONEEEE LIKE COMPLETELY OUT OF HER MIND SMITTEN LIKE A FUCKIN KITTEN and she just absent mindedly waves and says 'byeeeeee~'
and when she gets back to her room she just flops onto naga and naga is just all like wtf gurl u ok and korra has a stupid ass gay grin on her face
“Return, and when thou comest to the north angle of the house, cry aloud three times and say, ‘The mountain of the Fenian women and the sky over it is all on fire.’ ”
And she did so.
When the witches inside heard the call, a great and terrible cry broke from their lips, and they rushed forth with wild lamentations and shrieks, and fled away to Slievenamon, where was their chief abode. -The Horned Women
To the mountains the witches go, It is where their great Sabbat is held within a ring of snags and a tree of the world in the center.
Hags of every age, every gender, of every land gather here: not time, nor distance, nor heritage shall stop them.
It is a place of devils, fairies, gods, familiar spirits, and the dead. A place of power and magic beneath the silver-lined moon. An eternal fire is kept lit as a welcoming beacon for the hags in flight.
They come on brooms, spoons, yarrow, stangs, bones, sieves, and even people; screaming and fighting as they are ridden. Soaring into a night sky aligned with twinkling, jeweled stars, witches follow the moon, symbol of a witch queen calling out to them.
The Sabbat awaits to fill the eve with the most wicked of events. A night of pure ecstasy and rebellion.
So go witches, you must fly to be with your brothers and sisters, both of blood and spirit. The meeting is about to begin. For before the twilight peaks, we shall rise.
Why is the mountain a source of power for the witches’ meeting? The mountain is a place of magic. Its a place of fairy power, where the earth rises to the sky so that witches can fly with ease. The mountains were said to be a place where the devil could rest in ease, a place he is quite fond of.
Its a place of spirits and of the otherworld, where one must be wary of being stolen by the old spirits of the mountain.
“Did I not counsel you never to betray our secret to anyone?” gently chided the youth. “If my mother sees us now she will separate us immediately. This mountain is our abode; my mother will be here directly, and woe to us if she catch sight of us.”
The poor girl was terrified at these words, grieving bitterly that no sooner had she found her husband than she must lose him again. The Dew-son pitied her, gave her a light blow and changed her into an apple, which he put upon a shelf. Shrieking loudly, the witch flew down from the mountain, crying that she could smell human flesh and that human flesh she must have. -The Horse Dew and the Witch
This place of power and secrets is where the witches gather to take heed in their meetings. Atop hallowed grounds filled with bones of the dead and fairy gold. Where they know the spirits can escape into this world.
For whether the moon is silver-lined or eclipsed in shadows, the Sabbat is waiting for you.
So, last night Akihito and Mirai (Mirakkey? What the hell is their ship name??) won, so I drew a scene from this one story I’ve had going in my mind for a while.
It takes place a few years after Akihito and Mirai were reunited during their high school years. They began dating after that, and two years after Mirai graduated from high school Akihito asked her to marry him. Neither of them had the the interest or money for college, and since the only future they wanted was one together they decided to go through with having an early marriage. They lived a simple life in a small apartment, earning their livings off of Mirai doing her Spirit World Warrior duties and working for Ayaka. While Akihito got a job at a bookstore (or something along those lines). After two years of marriage the Mirai discovered she was pregnant, and the two were surprised but happy that their family was growing.
However, when the Spirit World Warrior Society discovered Mirai’s pregnancy they decided to take action. They deemed the child of the cursed blood controlling clan and the half-youmu that hosts the Kyoukai no Kanata would be too dangerous to be left alone. Their intentions where to take the child after birth and keep it hidden away to use as a weapon when needed, or to kill if it proved to powerful to control.
Thanks to Akihito’s mother the couple was able to discover the Spirit World Warrior Society’s plans before the Society could come for Mirai. Not willing to give up their child Mirai and Akihito decided to run in hope they could find a safe place to raise their child together. Unfortunately, the society was not willing to give up so easily on the child and pursued them in their escape, making them the most wanted in the Spirit World Warrior community.
This scene is them after several months of being on the run. Tired, but still optimistic about their future. sob.
Hey all, if you’ve been playing the new Fire Emblem, you’ve probably come across some weird glyphs/ciphers in the Ancient Texts section of the Library (in the Records Hall). I spent the afternoon figuring out exactly what they say, which was more time-consuming than difficult as the bottommost entry is just the regular old English alphabet in order. These shed a little bit of light on some of the backstory and are quite spoilery, so I’ll put them under the cut. You have been warned!
Do you think Korra's going to overthrow the Earth Queen or at least intimidate her into ruling more fairly, like Avatar Kyoshi did with the Earth King in "Escape from the Spirit World"?
That’s what I’m hoping… well, the former rather than the latter.
I have a bit of an unusual take on Kyoshi, at least in contrast to the near-universal fanon view of her. I don’t think she was particularly good at ending injustice or legitimately strong on foreign policy. Instead, she was the product of a time where non-monarchical (or, at least, representative) government was almost unthinkable and she acted accordingly.
Kyoshi’s actions towards the Earth King regarding the peasant uprising were less than ideal, even ignoring what the Dai Li turned into. The peasants felt the Earth King’s role was outdated and that he didn’t represent their interests… exactly what the people of the Earth Kingdom feel in Korra’s day. Kyoshi bolstered an oppressive government that was failing and ensured its survival for over 400 years, but the sentiment that almost triggered its collapse never went away. She chose stability over justice, believing she could force the Earth King to represent his people’s interests… and she might have succeeded during her own lifetime, but even she couldn’t live forever, and I can’t imagine the message she sent by slapping the Earth King on the risk but taking his side anyway wasn’t heard loud and clear by the other world leaders.I don’t think Kyoshi’s decision was that unusual for an Avatar, either. We’ve got a bunch of examples of Avatars who are more interested in stopping people from fighting than getting at the issues underneath – Kyoshi’s the most obvious one, of course, but Roku was pretty bad too, and even Aang needed his friends’ (and especially Zuko’s) help to understand that the world couldn’t be put back the way it was. Wan, of course, was the Ur-example, sticking the Spirit of Darkness in a tree and closing the spirit portals to keep him there. I suspect we’re going to see more of this in the final part of The Rift, too, with Yangchen devising a stabilizing solution that ended up blowing up later on, and Aang either following in her footsteps or acting on someone else’s impetus.In other words, I think that Wan essentially codified stabilization-above-all as a core principle of the Avatar when he became the first Avatar, and it’s been backfiring ever since. Korra’s first act as the first Avatar of the new age, in contrast, is one of destabilization. Whatever Korra does to the Earth Queen, I don’t think there’s going to be much precedent for in the actions of past Avatars.