lok: kya

This. This right here. 

   We see Aang willing to accept a total change of a sacred, traditional Air Nation celebration to make it more appealing and more modern for everyone. For the Acolytes, who can’t bend, for the towns people, who don’t consider themselves Air Nation. And for Sokka, who loves eating meat–something that goes against the Air Nomads’ strict vegetarianism. 

   He was willing to change his ways and his culture to fit just friends and a bunch of strangers. 

   Now, if you think for .01 second that he wouldn’t be willing to do this for his children, or that he was disappointed if his children were not Air Benders or vegetarians or if they did not fully accept every little Air Nation religion/tradition then you. don’t. know. Aang. 

   Bumi didn’t live up to the Air Nomad culture of violence-free, peace advocacy by joining the Army, but he kind of did, by joining with the purpose of protecting the world and upholding the laws and values his parents dedicated their lives to creating. 

   No, Kya did not accept the Air Nation as her own nor took any apparent interest in their culture, but she kind of did, by embracing her nomadic heart and a clear attraction to the spiritual side of life. 

    And Tenzin. Dear Tenzin, who tried so hard to continue to Air Nation, but lived by the Water Tribe values of family and love. 

     His children may not have been what he expected, but if you think for one second Aang didn’t love and wasn’t proud of each one of them, you're wrong. 

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I should be studying but it just now came to my attention that it’s national siblings day *not pictured are Mai and Tom Tom even though I love them

When my friends ask what’s so great about ATLA/LOK

And I’m just like 

  1. badass tomboys
  2. badass girly girls
  3. badass women of color
  4. badass women with disabilities
  5. badass older women
  6. badass young women
  7. badass single women
  8. badass married women
  9. badass wealthy women
  10. badass working class women
  11. badass women as heroes
  12. badass women as villains
  13. badass women as world leaders
  14. badass mothers
  15. badass grandmothers

BAD

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ASS

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WOMEN

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Seriously, the female representation in this universe is better than anything else currently on TV, animated or otherwise.

Don’t even get me started on the martial arts