escape to the spirit world

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Avatar Kuruk: It was love at first sight.

Avatar Roku: When love is real, it finds a way. 

Avatar Aang: Why would I let go of Katara? I love her! 

Avatar Korra: He's all into that prissy, beautiful, elegant, rich girl. 

[remake]

Damien or..?

Okay so this is my theory regarding Damien and his role in WKM

Lets start it of with a bomb; this is NOT Damien

And let me tell you why I think that

In the last episode of WKM, after we get trapped in the spirit world, as the Detective called it on his notes, Damien says “He’d been planning this for years, and now that son-of-a-bitch is out there walking around in MY body…” 

In my body, could Mark have possesed Damiens body, trapping him there since the very beginning? Not the very beginning maybe, but nor far from it either.

When we wake up after the poker night, we meet Damien outside our room, he wishes you good morning and reveals that he has no idea why everyone is gathered, before he walks of to his room to finish some things.

Then we walk downstairs, find the body, and begin the investigation, and first now does Damien show up. He and the Colonel, are the only ones that do not show up before the investigation has started. At this point, I believe that Damien has turned into Mark. When everyone retreats to their own buisiness, Damien walks of to the WRONG direction, and we find him just in time to hear his little dispute with the Colonel.

But he let it go to far, and the calm, collected mayor we met earlier is gone. When we see him again later he is apologizing before telling us he needs to be alone to “process all of this”. Why? So he can make sure his act as the mayor goes unnoticed to everyone, even the Colonel, who knows Damien very well. Mark is portayed as an actor after all.

In Episode two we don’t see much of Damien, but we know he really wants to talk to the Colonel about something, perhaps to make sure he is not suspicious of him. Then he tells us that there might be a hidden guest in the house, could he be reffering to Celine?

In episode three the interesting things happen. After Celine states that she needs you to contact Mark, Damiens tries to stop her by appealing to her feelings for Mark. She was supposed to have been his wife, right? His death can’t be easy for her, right? Mark does not want Celine to try to contact any spirits, beacuse he know the only person you will find is Damien. That is why he looks so defeated when Celine does not stop.

An then when he gets the chance to interupt the seanse, he makes sure it goes no further. He makes sure to stay behind when everyone goes outside to investigate, and he does so to tell his dear Celine the truth. 

Celine had an affair with the Colonel, and maybe Mark had hoped that when she understod what he was capable of, she would come back. But instead she insists on talking with poor Damien. Damien sees his chance to escape, possesing Celines body with another soul. But it fails, Celine’s body can not hold two souls and get destroyed after the grounskeeper shuts the door. Now, by this point Mark has taken Damiens body and fled far away, never to be seen again.

Celine and Damiens souls get caught in the spirit world with no way of escaping, full of hatred towards this man who took everything from them, swearing that they will get out and take their revenge, no matter the cost. Then you come along, a freshly dead body, and full of trust towards the two people in front of you. They use you to escape, then traps you in the mirror so you can’t cause any trouble. 


Need any further evindece that Mark is only acting as Damien? Our two first encounters with Damien shows him holding his cane in front of him, with both hands on it. 

Not even once after the murder is discovered do we see him do this, not even at times it would be natural for someone who has this habit, to do it.

One time being at the end of chapter 1

Or whe he tells Celine about the murder *thunder*

So, thats my theory, feel free to add and dicuss stuff, I’m positive I have forgotten some things here and there


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Here it is!! My collaboration with LetThereBeDoodles! <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

Story Summary:

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.

Yuki-Onna, the snow woman.

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I had a really vivid dream that my mom was trying to drag me to Nepal to ride yaks for two months and I really didn't want to go

So somehow I escaped into the spirit world and she tried to summon me back with a bunch of mystics but I kept evading her by changing my spirit attributes and focusing on memories that we didn’t share to alter my astral form.

It was…

Really bizarre but actually really tense CUZ I REALLY HATE CAMPING AND I DONT WANT TO RIDE YAKS FOR TWO MONTHS and I felt betrayed, goddamnit.

What kind of person forces you to ride yaks for crying out loud??

A monster.

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Sergeant John Forge:

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.”

Early Life:

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.[14] 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.[12]

Arcadia:

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.

Shield world:

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.

Legacy:

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
BY JOY HARJO

“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.”

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“Don’t Bother the Earth Spirit” from Secrets from the Center of the World by Joy Harjo, with photographs by Stephen Strom. © 1989 The Arizona Board of Regents. Reprinted at the Poetry Foundation website by permission of the University of Arizona Press.

Source: Secrets from the Center of the World (University of Arizona Press, 1989)

                           ~ The World Edgeworth Only Knows AU ~

Miles Edgeworth is an esteemed prosecutor, who finds his world turned upside down when a peculiar client asks for his help to save the hearts of his cohorts.  When he accidentally enters a contract with her, he discovers that evil spirits have escaped from the spirit world, and only he can draw them out of his colleagues’ suffering hearts before they become corrupted forever.  And he doesn’t believe a word of it.  He’s mistakenly believed to be the “Demon Prosecutor” by his client, who has the ability to lord the demons back to where they belong, and now Miles will go through a journey to strategize his most difficult case yet … making friends.

Notes: This AU takes place during the events of the trilogy, but is an overarching storyline that focuses on Edgeworth developing bonds with all of the Ace Attorney characters, and working on his social skills.  Instead of using gaming knowledge, he has to figure out how to use his investigative and skills from the courtroom to resolve and support each character’s personal problems.  If you guys have any more ideas for this, I’d love to hear them!  Shoot them over to me!  :)

(And yes, I may or may not have made this entirely because the school uniform looks like Edgeworth’s suit.  And that I liked the idea of his being forced to bond with people because of ridiculous supernatural reasons that he still doesn’t want to put any stock into.)

Songs I fell in love with

I was tagged by @ducklingxkitten and @owly4all to post 10 songs I fell in love with and tag 10 people. Thank you 😚

  1. Sweet Child of Mine- Guns N’ Roses
  2. Everything Louder than Everything Else- Meat Loaf
  3. Sound the Bugle- Bryan Adams (Spirit)
  4. World Around Me- Escape the Fate
  5. I’m Already There- Lonestar
  6. Goodbye Graceful- Falling in Reverse
  7. Untitled- the GazettE
  8. Devil’s Night- Motionless in White
  9. Natural Born Sinner- In This Moment
  10. Egoist- Royz


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korrasami first date headcanons

  • 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 
Mountain of the Witches

“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.

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There is so many ways Chell’s story could go but either way, in the end, Chell would had help a lot of spirits (including the spirit cores like Wheatly), defeat Glados, and sadly when escaping from the spirit world,  would die in the hands of Gray. 

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So yeah that’s all I got.  XD

Edit-Forgot that benders can bend if and only they enter through the portal Korra opened. Oops! XP

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.

Yeah, headcanon stuff. Woop woop

Fire Emblem Fates - Ancient Texts Deciphered

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!

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anonymous asked:

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.