my atla

Instruments of Battle

This is a list of some of my favorite instrumental battle music!  stuck to only music used during fight scenes for this one.

This contains themes from Mulan, Pacific Rim, Precure, Undertale, Read or Die , ATLA, the Wonder Woman movie, Yona of the Dawn, Boku no Hero Academia, Sailor Moon, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, One Punch Man, Pokemon, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and The Legend of Korra.

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Most of the songs can also be found in the Instruments of Action list, though this list has quite a few new songs. 

And yep, Precure has some pretty hardcore fight music on occasion. Take a listen.

the zuko + druk headcanons list that nobody asked for:

  • druk’s favorite pasttime is curling around zuko’s body. he twines around his arm, up his neck, down his leg, and when he’s not napping, he’s constantly moving. you think that important looking guy over there is the fire lord? hahahaha–NO. he’s actually the royal dragon holder .
  • (speaking of, zuko does install a royal position with the purpose of taking care of druk when he’s away.) 
  • bby druk is a little shy and official fire lord clothing is ridiculously large, so druk mostly does the above underneath zuko’s robes. it makes zuko twitchy during important meetings, much to aang’s amusement.
  • also druk is just clingy in general (tbh so is zuko, but he doesn’t show it), and they love each other v much, so they sleep together every night, druk finding a place by zuko’s feet or side, or laying on the pillow across from him. my heart.
  • sometimes druk sleeps on zuko’s head, aheh.
  • druk has a teething phase, in which he starts knawing on anything and everything. harmless while he hasn’t gotten any teeth yet, extremely destructive once they start growing. 
  • as in zuko has at least once had to recomission a new crown because someone–who shall remain nameless–turned the old one into scrap metal.
  • also because of this teething phase, zuko has to start teaching druk a few things. the dragon’s cute when he’s gently gumming on zuko’s finger, but when he actually starts to grow teeth… that isn’t a cute experience. druk may be small and cute and cuddly now, but one day he’ll be four tons of giant-ass dragon with giant-ass dragon fangs, so zuko starts to do that pretending-to-be-hurt-after-being-bitten thing to train him not to bite anymore. (it was iroh’s idea, because he’s smart like that)
  • no but just imagine that you’re a servant in the royal palace, and one day while passing the fire lord looking all regal and powerful and shit with his fucking pet dragon what the fuck aren’t those fuckers extinct, he suddenly yelps overdramatically and jumps back from it, putting on the most hilariously fake expression of hurt at the lil thing.
  • imagine zuko doing that in some fukcening official meeting because druk needs it to be reinforced constantly if he’s going to learn it.
  • consider: zuko and druk sunning themselves in the palace gardens they’re both smol fire breathers who like to be warmed by the giant ball of light in the sky.
  • druk is a mischivous little shit who likes to hide zuko’s personal belongings. and //hoard them//.
  • firelords have lots of shiny official decorations, both for one’s body and one’s room, and druk wants them all.
  • o v e r p r o t e c t i v e ! z u k o . zuko used to druk being rlly clingy and freaking out just a little bit when his tiny beloved lizard suddenly wanders off in that ginormous palace. or out in the middle of the wilderness bc zuko had to do a thing with the gaang and druk didn’t want to be left behind. do u even know how panicked zuko would get. why am i hurting myself like this. why am i asking you.
  • continuing ^that: i bet sokka is absolutely thrilled with the whole “pet dragon” development. and the rest of the gaang just thinks it’s really freaking cool. so they, you know, want to hold druk when zuko first gets him. nbd. and zuko lets them, because hey, what are friends for if they won’t let you meet their miniature dragon. but then he keeps getting anxious like “aang!!! be careful with him!!” or “sOKKA HE CANT FLY HE CANT FLY YET pUT h IM DOwN.”
  • sokka, probably: does he play fetch ?
  • zuko: -_- 
  • zuko nearly dies of relief when katara just gently scoops druk into her arms and coos at him. suki doesn’t even want to hold him, which zuko loves even more, just leans over to look at him and goes “rad,” because that’s how suki rolls.
  • good mama zuko wanting to take care of his smol bb. (◕ᴗ◕✿)
  • druk doesn’t really like anyone else?? it takes a while for anyone to notice because druk honestly is with zuko like 24/7 and spends maybe 2% of his time with other people. they look it up, and apparently, dragons imprint. as in, dragon companions (not wild ones) find one (1) special person that they care deeply about and everyone else is “whatever” at best to them, and “ew” at worst. 
  • when he’s Very Smol, druk doesn’t care bc he’s a baby, but once he starts growing a little and actually has a personality, druk is like “lol no” when people try to interact with him (zuko relates). druk doesn’t even like aang, Mr. Animal Person. he snaps at katara and hisses at sokka.
  • sokka is, of course, pissy about being personally disliked by the dragon and quips that the only reason druk chose zuko is bc they’re exactly alike: prickly, moody, and judge-y.
  • (zuko is legitimately touched by being druk’s special person. like wants to cry over it touched. bc he can’t believe anyone would choose him over everybody else.)
  • druk tolerates iroh, and for that, zuko is grateful. he wonders if maybe the reason druk likes his uncle at all is because he can tell how much zuko cares about him and how much iroh cares in return. 
  • druk, despite being nonsocialable, is a great judge of character. zuko mentions this and quips that it’s exactly why he doesn’t like sokka.
  • and finally:
  • imagine the transition from druk sleeping on zuko to zuko being able to sleep on druk. cry. rinse. repeat.

anonymous asked:

I hate internalized misogyny in fandoms. It's so ridiculous. :( I will say however I think the majority of people critical of Mai is because she's abusive towards Zuko, and woobifying her is the same as woobifying Snape.

i’m going to have to disagree with you there anon. i think that mai isn’t abusive towards zuko at all - she just doesn’t enable his unhealthy behaviour. he’s worrying over things he can’t control, she tries to pull him out of it; he’s acting like a jealous controlling jerk, she rightfully breaks up with him; he leaves her with barely an explanation and doesn’t even say goodbye, and she’s upset - and then even though he still hasn’t given her an explanation, she saves his life. and goes up against azula. azula.

the main reason why i hate snape is bc he is a grown man who bullies children. he is literally in his 30s and bullying 11 year old school children just because he can and it makes him feel better about himself - school children whom he has a great deal of power and authority over. that’s messed up.

mai doesn’t have that power. she never forces zuko to listen to her. in fact she never makes him do anything but get her food, and even then he goes willingly. so i don’t think mai is abusive, and i don’t think maiko is abusive - and certainly, certainly, not on snape’s level.

  • 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.

one of my favorite things about a:tla is that everyone knows uncle iroh. everyone. the blind girl you just added to the gang? had tea with him once. that flower seller? yup. your ten-ton six-legged five-stomached flying bison? probably. that girl on the streets of ba sing se? he sent his nephew on a date with her. a whole tribe of thought-to-be-extinct sun warriors? nbd. your cranky waterbending master? they go way back. that dramatic deserter? your bro’s sword instructor? your 112 year old nuthouse friend? the next avatar 54 years later? sure