Hey since it’s the day before 413, I’m finally uploading these stuff :’D
Covers for my last HS fan zines! (and illust books heh)
Like I always said, it’s not for selling purposes, and I’m only giving it out to the people who participated in the books, which um, turns out to be like 60 in total. Honestly the zine covers took forever to finish, so I’m really glad they turned out okay.
(also yes, this is the project ive been going haywire on. can’t believe this took 4 months.)
Can I ask why everyone thinks that Azula is Zuko’s little sister?
Because unless it was stated somewhere that Azula is 14 in the show, I’m kind of leaning towards her being older than Zuko. And I do actually have a few reasons for thinking this.
1. It was stated by Ozai in the episode Zuko Alone that Azula was named after her grandfather Azulon.
And usually, it is the first born child that is named after a grandparent or parent. And if Zuko was the first born why wouldn’t he be named Azulon? (And I know some of you are thinking, uh duh, because Ozai hated Zuko) But Zuko would have been a newborn baby, there was no way for Ozai to know he would dislike Zuko and thus save the name for his second child. That doesn’t make sense.
2. Now, this might seem off point but stay with me here. So you guys remember Tom-Tom?
Yeah, Mai’s little brother. We know that he is 2 years old, and then later in the show, it is said that Mai is fifteen years older than her brother. Making Mai 17. And I just always assumed that Azula would be around her friend’s age. She is the same size and looks no younger than Mai.
Of course, that is more my opinion than fact, but I still feel that Azula would be close to Mai’s age. And she can’t be sixteen because we all know that Zuko is sixteen, so unless they are twins, that can’t be.
And we do in fact know that Zuko is sixteen because even though that was never said outright, when Zuko confronted his father he said “My father, who challenged me a thirteen-year-old boy, to an Agni Kai,”
And in the first season, while yelling at Zhao, Zuko says, “I’ve been searching for the Avatar for three years now,”
Proving to us that Zuko is sixteen. Meaning that if Azula is older she would have to be at least 17 if not older.
3. Now, this is more my opinion again. But throughout the whole show Azula refers to Zuko as ‘Zuzu’, and I feel like that is something an older sibling would do rather than a younger.
Of course, we’re talking about Azula here. So really she is probably doing this just to get under Zuko’s skin, and to make him feel inferior because we all know she is a huge manipulator.
4. Okay, now this is the one that always had me thinking that Azula was the older sibling. So like I said before we know Zuko was 13 when his father burned and banished him.
This is what Zuko looked like at thirteen. And he does look a lot younger. You can tell this was years ago.
Now, look at Azula in the crowd watching.
She looks almost the exact same. Zuko is clearly younger in this flashback, but Azula looks fully grown, and that was three years ago.
And as a kid watching the show, that proved to me that she was the older sibling. And up until recently I still thought that. But now I am seeing all these posts about Azula being a 14yo. Which, is of course freakin awesome, because that means she was that cunning and evil at just 14.
But it took away a lot of the aspects of her that made me really fear Azula as a character.
As an older sibling myself, I found it really cruel and scary that Azula would hunt down and try to kill her little brother. (It is horrible whether she is younger or older) but it hit me harder thinking that she was going after a younger sibling rather than an older.
If you are an older sibling than you know even if you don’t get along with your younger sibs, you still feel protective and want them to strive. And so the fact that Azula was always so cruel towards Zuko made her seem more evil to me.
She also always knew how to manipulate and push Zuko’s buttons. And I always felt that for Zuko that would be a scary and uncomfortable thing to deal with. And if Azula is older, then there would be that want to impress her in some ways, and feeling less than her in other ways. Making him even easier to manipulate.
And that was a main part of why I found Azula so evil. Because she should have felt protective towards her brother, but to her, everything was just striving towards power, it showed that she really didn’t have a lot of humanity in her. And I think that point was shown in her breakdown.
And not only did this make Azula seem even crueler as a character to me. But it made Zuko’s choices more clear as well.
If Azula is older, Zuko would still want to impress her. Just like he strived to impress his father. Maybe he didn’t want her love. But he would want her respect. And as a younger sibling, I can see him trying to also achieve this. He would feel that he had more to prove.
And to me, this showed even more character in Zuko when he did leave everything behind. Because he knew that he would be leaving his sister and father behind (not that he cared about their love at this point) but I think that must have been a terrifying thing to do on his part. Because now he will be on the opposite side again. And even if Zuko didn’t think he would be facing his father again, I bet you he knew he would be facing his manipulative sister again.
And it would have been much easier for him to just leave it be, or to even just go hide somewhere where he wouldn’t be found. Because facing Azula again and again would be hard, especially when she knew right where to hit him to make it really hurt.
And that is why the last Agni Kai felt like the final step for Zuko in redeeming himself. (At least for me) Because he was standing up to someone that must have been scary for him to face, he was putting it to an end, and it a way saying ‘I don’t need to bow down or be scared of you’, because at this point Azula probably didn’t seem as scary to Zuko as she had always seemed while growing up.
So Azula being the the older sibling not only made her seem eviler, in my opinion, it made Zuko seem even braver.
So unless proven otherwise, I think I’ll stick to my headcanons.
Hey dudes! First of all, I wanna give a huge welcome to all the new followers I’ve gotten since… well jeeze, forever ago it seems!
For any of you wondering what’s with this massive inactivity surge recently, I’ve been inundated at work, and the PRT is up and coming, so most of my free time has been spent hitting the gym HARD with @djkvesper immediately after work. Good news is it’s paying dividends! Bad news is, the little free time I have at the end of the day has been going to working on my Scaramouche cosplay and spending time with @djkvesper and as such I have had pretty much zero time to get on my main computer, let alone work on comics and art.
It’s looking like another two weeks of this pace in my life at the very least, but I will continue trying to schedule art streams when I can spare the sleep, and am working especially hard to try to finish out my Gaster Origins fancomic, Seems Very Interesting.
Funny bit? I stayed up late tonight attempting to finish panels that I thought would complete the next update! Turns out I actually needed to draw some gap-fillers from the previous update to lead to the panels that I finished completely… TLDR: I have part 54 finished, but not part 53. Here are a couple of panels from 54 as a consolation!
Anyhoo, thanks again for sticking around and hope to see you guys at a few streams!
P.S. HOW ABOUT THAT SAMURAI JACK SEASON 5?! SO GOOD!!
Paladins reaction to sparring with s/o who at first they thought wouldnt last five seconds in a fight but suddenly beats them
SHIROis just straight up shocked. He honestly had no idea that his s/o was capable of something like that so when his ass got knocked to the floor he was flabbergasted. After he got is senses back he thought it was totally cool that his s/o just did that. He literally will not shut up about it, he’s both super impressed and proud of his s/o and he totally shows it.
KEITHis just like Shiro, he’s astonished. He cannot believe that this just happened to him. He’s also a little embarrassed because his s/o beat him so badly and quickly too, it just happened in the blink of an eye. But his embarrassment turns into amazement, he thinks it’s pretty cool that his s/o can take people down like that. It makes him want to train harder so that he can beat them.
LANCEdoesn’t know what the fuck happened, one second he was face to face with his s/o, then the next his face was on the floor and his ass in the air. But he doesn’t care because he thinks that his s/o is sooo cool! Like the coolest person ever, he will literally go brag to Keith, or anyone really, that his s/o can take someone down in five seconds or less. Lance doesn’t even care how it makes him look, his s/o is freakin awesome!
HUNKis a mixture of Lance and Shiro, but not has crazy as Lance. He still thinks that his s/o is supeeeer cool though! How could you not?? He’s just so proud of his s/o too! Especially since they were so confident that they were doing to loose. He asks his s/o if they would be okay with helping him out with training. He thinks that of their moves are super cool and would really like to learn some of them.
PIDGE is a little salty at first, just cause she’s super competitive and she hates to loose. But she quickly gets over it cause it’s her s/o and what they did was pretty cool, she does have to give it to them. All she can think about is learning some of their moves, maybe combine them with her moves, and where they learned them. Pidge is just over super fascinated by all of this. She has even a new found respect for her s/o.
Shoutout! To all the bad ass peeps out there who are dealing with some shark week bullshit
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You are all so freakin’ awesome, and the fact that you deal with this bloody bullshit AND manage to be fucking rad as hell??? That’s so great, dudes. Keep it up. Y'all are manly as fuck, genderless as fuck, and masculine as fuck. Proud of you.
request? yes " Hi, I just wanted to say that I freakin looooove ur imagines! They’re awesome c: I have a request, if you don’t mind? Could you write a head cannon list or small fanfic about a chubby reader dating Zach Dempsey? I think it would be cute to read about two people who are physically opposite, and since Zach is still a sweetie at heart, that he could cheer the reader up? Thank you! “