the air nomads

anonymous asked:

What do you think weddings in each nation would be like? Help ya girl out, your writing is A1 and I could use some of your ideas plsss

Fire Nation weddings and Earth Kingdom weddings would probably be similar and depend on your social status. For the nobles and upper class, the event would likely be grand and formal, following certain traditions, requiring particular recitings, and likely stripping all real romance from the day (don’t hate me, but I really, really see tons of similarities between strict Catholic weddings and upper class FN/EK weddings). 

For the middle to lower class, the weddings are probably far more intimate, with touches of tradition and formality, but the day focuses on the couple over anything else. It’s a celebration of them. 

I’ve written a fic based on what I think a Southern Water Tribe wedding would be like, and this stems largely from my headcanon that consummation, fertility, and pregnancy would be at the heart of the traditions (survival, basically). You can read it here: Lessons

Long story short, the wedding spreads out over a week. The Tribe’s matriarch speaks for the spirits, who unite the couple in their strengths and weaknesses over the course of seven days and nights. Sex Intimacy is the biggest focus, but luckily, with the war’s end, survival becomes less and less of an issue. Couples are allowed to opt out of getting pregnant immediately and simply enjoy each other and what the spirits are teaching them.

For the Northern Water Tribe, given their highly patriarchal society, I see arranged marriages being the common tradition. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet your spouse before the wedding day, but ultimately, there is no time for bonding or courting before the wedding day. Families choose who their children will marry and there is little-to-no-say in the matter from the children.

The Air Nomads don’t practice marriage. 

The people in Avatar the Last Airbender were modeled after wonderful, beautiful cultures. 

The Fire Nation, modeled after Japan.

The Earth Kingdom, modeled after China

The Air Nomads, modeled after Tibetian monks.

The Water Tribe, modeled after North American Natives.

And the Foggy Swamp Tribe, modeled after Floridians

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“You have indeed felt a great loss, but love is a form of energy, and it swirls around us.  The Air Nomads’ Aang’s love for you has not left this world.  It is still inside of your heart, and is reborn in the form of new love.”

The announcement of the upcoming graphic novel brought up all sorts of old feels, so in commemoration of the continuing story, I decided to break my own heart.  Enjoy.

Guys the past twelve years of my life just made sense

We all know Sozin’s plan and “the avatar is the Fire Nation’s greatest threat” blah blah blah but listen. Twelve years after Roku died, Sozin attack the Air Nomads. He thought he killed the Avatar. Then where did he send troops? The Southern Water Tribe. The avatar was to be born of water next. They didn’t bother with the Northern Water Tribe until 100 years later when Zhao went ape shit, I think that they stopped because they knew Aang was hiding somewhere. Where was their third target? The Earth Kingdom, more specifically, Ba Sing Se, the heart of the Earth Kingdom. My friend asked me when we were watching AtLA “they know that if they kill Aang that the avatar will just be reborn, right?” So then I thought of the Red Lotus from Korra, their plan was to kill her in the Avatar State to end the cycle. Sozin wasn’t stupid, and Sozin’s best friend was the Avatar. He would have known that the Avatar would just be reborn. So why didn’t he try to end the cycle like Zaheer? I’m like 100% certain that Fire Lord Sozin’s ORIGINAL plan was to go through the other three nations, the order of the cycle, killing any benders that could be the avatar. He was trying to cheat his way through the cycle to get another Fire Nation Avatar. He even made a point to Roku that the Avatar and the Fire Lord could, in fact, take over the world. He needed a new Avatar to mold to help him take over the world.

anonymous asked:

I want to make babies with you and repopulate the air nomads.

repopulate the…… you know what… this makes me want to die. you killed the last air nomad. extinct. good job fire lord ozai

ah yes the air nomads, the white people of the avatar world

because avatar the last airbender is a white savior show :D

these people dont have asian traits at all

this random air nomad is definitely not asian she only has western features

a closer look at that monk dude and you can tell that hes 100% caucasian mhm

the animators thought it would be funny to give this totally not asian kid, asian features because like we mentioned earlier, air nomads are white xx