dreamykitten20 asked:

P'li 2, 12, 27, 34

2 (Do they have any daily rituals?): She meditates every morning and before she goes to bed to center herself and make it easier to control her Light Chakra. Her aunt and great-uncle taught her originally (the family’s other combustion benders), then she fell out of the habit when she was under the warlord’s control, then she fell into it again after Zaheer rescued her. Though Zaheer knew how to meditate before he met P’Li, he had only ever done so to enter the Spirit World (as taught by Xai Bau). It was P’Li who taught him how to meditate for zen purposes (which both of them desperately needed, as traumatized and angry teenagers). After a while it became one of their Things.

12 (Favorite book genre?): Romance, as long as it isn’t too formulaic or have abusive overtones. She loves the escapism and trying out all the dude lines on Zaheer (it makes him laugh).

27 (What is their biggest regret?): Trusting Unalaq’s plan to capture the Avatar. Fuck that guy. Even if he had history with Ming-Hua and Zaheer, she should have listened to her gut. No one trustworthy smiles like that.

34 (Thoughts on privacy? [Are they a private person, or are they prone to ‘TMI’?]): She was a private person in her early-to-mid teen years before realizing it was because she was ashamed of herself for being tall and tattooed and awkward. She went kind of overboard in reaction (lots of public makeouts and handsiness with Zaheer) before settling into an equilibrium where she no longer covered her tattoo and was still physically affectionate with Zaheer in public but kept the baseball action private.

She very much believes in the right to privacy, though, so she gets pissed when people try to pressure her or others on issues they obviously don’t want to discuss.


BK: Villains are always fun to create and write for, so Book Three was a blast in this regard. Mike, Tim, Josh and I got to dream up a team of baddies who represented each of the four elements, but with rare and deadly skills. The designers and I hastily cranked out concept designs so the storyboard artists would have at least rough materials to work with at the start of the new season.

Designs by Bryan Konietzko, Christie Tseng, Angela Song Mueller, and Ki-Hyun Ryu. Color by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf.


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