we the youth

The flu has hit my house and it tagged her first. On a scale of 1 to purple her under eye circles are a screaming shade of violet. Her skin, pallid. I made her a eucalyptus steam bath in my bathroom and sat with her. We exchanged stories about her youth. She says she was prettier in the summer than she is now and I asked her why?

“I’m pale, my hair is multi-colored and I have no leg muscles”.

I smiled from the inside. She believes muscles make her beautiful. And I believe she’ll always be beautiful just the way she is.

The flu sucks.

“It is time to be brave. It is time to sacrifice. The fruits of nearly two-hundred years of Neolution’s science are within our grasp, and we here shall drink from the fountain first.”

Could it be that this fountain Rachel’s referring to is actually the fountain of youth? We know Westmoreland - the man behind Neolution’s curtains - is still alive a good 160 years after writing The History of Neolution, and is therefore likely (biologically) immortal, or has at least managed to halt his senescence in some way.

Is Rachel after immortality in season 5?

Following President Trump’s decision to remove national guidelines for schools to protect Trans students, an order put into place by President Obama, Philadelphia’s school district has announced there will be no changes to our city’s protections for Trans youth. We will continue to stand firm to assure that all students have access to to a safe learning environment. Philly resists!

What she says: I’m fine. 

What she means: The final battle between Azula and Zuko may be simultaneously the most beautiful piece of animation ever made and the most beautiful fight choreography ever produced, in addition to which the soundtrack for the battle is so spine-tinglingly good that it deserves an award all to its own and I know it’s like eight years down the line but seriously people should still be talking about it why aren’t we making more media for youth which is this high in quality?