oh my gods
wow i can’t even begin to describe my feelings about this
HOLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK AFJDSKLFJADKL WHAT IS THIS WOW gorgeous art gives me inspiration *A*
guys, i think this is literally my favorite fanart that i’ve ever done, ever. maybe even one of my favorite pieces of digital art.
haha if this only gets like six notes i’m gonna be so sad.
anyway, this is for sexy maiko week: fight and forgiveness. in some kind of au where they wear vaguely thug outfits. i don’t know what they’re fighting about. whatevs.
MORE PICTURES FOR THE PICTURE GOD
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
AND I JUST READ THIS AS IF I WERE READING MANGA OOPS
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
HOLY FUCKING SHIIITTT
I actually was hoping that Azula would have some sort of happy ending. After seeing this, I had underestimated on how rocky that journey might be. 8/
About Korra and her spirituality issues: since she’s basically the incarnation of the planet, is she affected by the changes on the planet? Her big problem is her lack of interest in spirituality, is that actually because the human population seems to be moving away from spirituality in bending?…
Basically Korra represents what probably most people in the Avatar world feel (at least in my opinion): that bending is utilized more as a tool and as an end to means. I wouldn’t say that people are no longer interested in spirituality in the Avatar world, but it could be that the lack of spirituality is starting to affect people. While Equalists could be swayed by the fact that Amon was bringing a militant way to rise up against benders as a way to fulfill a sense of empowerment, Amon didn’t have to use the Spirit world as a way to justify his ability to take away bending. He could have used a more practical and scientific approach to further emphasize that bending is not the best thing ever and that it can be taken away through blocking points in the physical body.
But he did use the Spirit world as part of his rhetoric. It could mean that the growing lack of spirituality is starting to bother some people. Maybe even a lot of people. It could even be that some people may have thought that benders are using their power for granted, since bending is closely tied to the Spirit World. It could even be that was used as justification for why there’s unequal treatment between benders and non-benders: that benders could claim to be more naturally spiritual.
I think it isn’t just natural talent that Korra can just bend three elements at about the same time but not airbending. The three elements that she could bend are the ones that still dominant the Avatar world, and the lack of airbending, which represents a people that are the most in-tune with spirituality, is probably the most visible way of showing that spiritual imbalance further tilts the world off-balance. One would think that all the other nations that represent their respective bending are still spiritual, since it’s not like the Air Nomads were the only nation that was/is the most spiritual, but it doesn’t seem to stick to a lot of people as much as it used to as a result of industrialization.
What may happen in Book 2 is not just how Korra finds a balance between the Spirit World and the mundane world, but also finding out the effects that humanity has on a planet that relies on each other to bond together innately but that the bond is getting more strained by each Avatar cycle.
Clothing is folded left over right.
Reverse folding i.e. right over left, means the body has been prepared for funeral or you are on a suicide mission.
Dear fan-artists, the show does it right, and so can you.
Don’t be M. Night Shyamalan.
Whitewashing is not just about skin tone. If I drew her with Caucasian features and dark skin, that’d still be erasure. I’m not sure why some people don’t really seem to understand this.
This was done in deviantart muro and it was my first time using the program. it was quite difficult, so that’s why some parts of the picture (eg. left eye, fur on the coat, nose) look subpar. But I really shouldn’t be giving myself any excuses.
Deedee: Fantastic! Fantastic fantastic FAAAANTASTIC!
We don’t normally get into face structure because we are both black and have no right to say what one race of people should look like. But when we do, it’s very obvious.
Whitewashing just isn’t skin, it’s face. And this is AMAZING!!
Fantasy Western Based Show==Well it is based on the Middle Ages it’s historically accurate for there are not to be any POC.
Fantasy Eastern Based Show==Well they are not really Asian so it doesn’t make it wrong if no Asian people are in it.
stop trying to take white people’s representation away don’t you know how hard they have it abloobloobloo
I will say this only once, since I am really getting sick of this:
Republic City is not set in the West.
Yes, this is an American show and there are plenty American pop-culture references and jokes, but that does not make the universe they created a western one. On the contrary, they went out of their way to research and construct a Sino-centric universe for ATLA.
One reference does not mean the whole universe is based on that on fact. If that were true the ATLA universe was Star Wars (see ep. The Library and Star Wars jokes).
As for points people have brought up:
Melting Pot does not mean New York: There are plenty of melting pots all over the world, Hong Kong being one, so is London, Rio, Singapore, Macao to just name a few.
Skyscrapers do not mean New York or the West: Do I seriously need to point this out?
The US was not the only place Jazz was popular in during the 1920s, it was a worldwide musical trend.
The mob is called the triads (Chinese mob).
Please stop taking ONE thing/building etc and then make the assumption that RC has to be that one city.
The show does not have a ‘West’. Real life western inventions, like the hot air balloon (France), are invented in the show by non-westerns i.e. in this case the Mechanist and Sokka. We have to assume that all other inventions are paralleled in the same way. Since there is no West.
The ATLA Universe is a Sino-centric Universe
- most of the people are Asian
- the eating utensils (chopsticks) are Asian
- the clothes are Asian
On a last note: If you feel like arguing with me about this: Bring facts in the form of links screenshots.
Edited to add: This was brought to you by the huge number of idiotic messages I’ve gotten in the last 24 hours. Not by any one person.
THANK YOU. Also: There aren’t any white people there. There are PALE people, light-skinned people. But no expies of Europeans. Despite different eye colors.
I was planning on doing this sketch a few weeks back, but I just got around to it tonight. Il Kwang at Studio Mir did a fantastic job designing young General Iroh, in my opinion. I saw a funny “CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FACE” post after he showed up in the end of episode 110. I say, “CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR HAIR, SIR.”
Mm. A man in uniform.