When she looks up, her face is stained with tears, her eyes are puffy and exhausted, and the fire hasn’t settled.
In her daze, she mistakes Toph to be watching her, because she’s looking directly at her, face melancholy and––sympathetic. But Toph can’t see Katara, can’t see her cry. She can hear, though. Hear how broken and torn apart this poor girl is, and all she can do is stand there, and wait. Because maybe affection isn’t her strongest suit, but she is patient.
She can listen and wait, at least.
Katara wipes her face. She sighs, a sob daring to rip through again.
‘Why does it have to hurt?’ Her voice is soft, quiet, but loud enough for only Toph to hear. ‘Make it stop. Please make it stop hurting.’ She doesn’t know if she’s talking to Aang, to herself, or to Toph. To anybody who might be able to ease the pain. If only a little.
She lowers her head, scrunches her eyes shut, and holds herself steady.
Hey guys! Exciting news–the fan-run Avatar Remastering Project is getting closer to completion everyday! This project is upscaling and remastering every single episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender in beautiful HD (1080p vs the original 480p, or 1440x1080 vs 720x480).
This means, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender in HD!
Additionally, the interlacing and haloing (glowy white borders around black outlines) have been removed.
The latest update was November 27, 2016 (2 days ago):
We’ve finished upscaling all 61 episodes. This unarguably took the most amount of time (400+ hours) Right now we have to look for visual errors in every episode and correct those scenes. Not sure how long that’s gonna take. After we’re done fixing everything, we’re ready to start uploading.
I’m not affiliated with this project, but I am super excited to be able to watch and edit Avatar in HD for the first time ever! The dedication of the Avatar fandom never ceases to amaze me, and the fact that a fanmade project like this is in the works more than 10 years after the show’s premiere is a real testament to the quality of ATLA.
For more information, check out these posts from the people who are running the project:
Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. (Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005-2008)