Hi there, I'm Rachel. I'm 22. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and math and I'm hella nerdy. I'm probably the biggest Avatar fan you will ever meet. I blog about my life, Avatar, Dragonlance, books, Jewish things, vegetarian things, and super cute animals (especially bunnies!) I love making new friends, so please message me if you want to talk! ^_^

Book 3 of Legend of Korra is a proof of how much you can do for women in just 13 episodes


  • Main female character who is brown and muscular, multidimensional and has agency
  • Main female character takes responsibility for the change in the world her actions has caused
  • 50/50 male-female character count and talking ratio
  • A variety of significant female characters in 13 episodes Females: Korra, Asami, Jinora, P’Li, Ming-Hua, Hou-Ting, Lin, Suyin, Opal, Granny Yin, Kya   — (in comparison) Males: Mako, Bolin, Kai, Tenzin, Raiko, Ghazan, Zaheer, Zuko, Aiwei, Tonraq
  • Half of the fight scenes fought by women, women fight men, women fight women, women work together
  • Women and men being equally dangerous and skilled
  • Two different women genuinely liking each other and not caring about the messy love triangle they were involved in
  • Those two women on good terms with their ex and poking fun at the awkwardness
  • Romantic love wasn’t the main concern or motivation of any female character except for the very tall woman (Opal and Jinora’s priorities are different despite having romantic moments)
  • Woman teaching another woman how to drive
  • Woman being good at mechanical things and it saved an entire crew from the desert, said woman welds while wearing lipstick and fabulous hair
  • Senile grandma is treated with respect and patience by her family
  • The main villains is a group composed of two men and two women
  • One important villain is a middle-aged woman who rules the largest kingdom with an iron fist, she’s tyrannical which is the opposite of her weak father
  • Armless woman being one of the deadliest fighters
  • Armless woman driving
  • The tallest member of the Red Lotus is a woman
  • A couple where the woman is like 6 inches taller and was never played for laughs
  • A story arc dedicated to the relationship of two middle aged sisters plus an aunt + relationship too
  • Sisters had different fathers and was raised by a blind single mother
  • Main female character is taught how to bend metal by a woman
  • One sister who founded her own city while having a successful marriage and five kids
  • Said sister’s husband isn’t relevant and got a single line (reverse trope)
  • The other sister chose to be single because she didn’t want kids
  • When the main character was in distress, said two sisters and two brothers came to rescue her
  • Main heroine willingly sacrifices herself to save others
  • Her back-up group includes an elite metal team led by a woman
  • A father’s “death” is the source of rage of the main female character, which is a reverse of the typical trope
  • Airbenders were led by a little girl to rescue female main character in the finale
  • Said little girl became the first airbending master of a generation. She shaved her head and was proud of it and it was celebrated
  • Main female character is depressed and physically damaged at the end of the show but she’s with very supportive group of family and friends

Hey so I’ve gotten a lot of new followers recently—hello everyone! =3

I also want to apologize that my blog isn’t very active right now. I have started a Real Adult Job doing Real Adult Things and so I haven’t been able to be on tumblr all day like all summer. But I will try and post stuff in the evenings and weekends.

Except tonight, because I’m going to play D&D with some people because we are Real Adults. Clearly.


Our creators ladies and gentlemen.   
Image retrieved from their recent interview with Janet Varney.


Our creators ladies and gentlemen.   

Image retrieved from their recent interview with Janet Varney.

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s03e03 - The Painted Lady


Pro-bending in The Legend of Korra Video Game coming October 21st / 22nd



Baby goats aka kids are for everyone.

"Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile."
- Merlin [to Kilgharrah] (via totallycorrectmerlinquotes)


I am inhabited by a cry.
Nightly it flaps out
Looking, with its hooks, for something to love.

I am terrified by this dark thing
That sleeps in me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.

Clouds pass and disperse.
Are those the faces of love, those pale irretrievables?
Is it for such I agitate my heart?

I am incapable of more knowledge.
What is this, this face
So murderous in its strangle of branches? —

Its snaky acids hiss.
It petrifies the will. These are the isolate, slow faults
That kill, that kill, that kill.
—Excerpt from Elm" by Sylvia Plath; for Korra Week Day 3: Fear


Ok but can you just imagine ace hogwarts students though?

Like an aromantic ravenclaw who learns how to brew extremely potent love potions without being effected and studies love magic because it’s a relatively esoteric feild

Or an asexual slytherin who flirts and charms her way through most situations, seducing people but always dropping them the second she’s got what she came for

Or an ace gryffindor who spends half his time at hogwarts in a bitter rivalry with the slytherin ace because ‘dammit you shouldn’t use love and feelings to your advantage that way stop doing that!’ And he’s completely immune to her charms because he’s asexual and slightly sex repulsed actually (but a hardcore hopeless romantic)

And a hufflepuff who’s asexual and aromantic and just acts as a den mother to everyone and helps people all the time and gets really confused when people flirt with her, and is best friends with the ravenclaw ace, who occasionally has to hex one of her more persistant suitors because she’s too sweet to do it herself

lunar-rising said: I totally see Jinora succeeding Tenzin as leader of the Air Nation. Ikki may help her or do her own thing. I can tell Meelo will take after Bumi and join the United Forces and become the first General of the United Forces Air Force.

That would be awesome!

Also have you guys heard of imposter syndrome because that describes my feelings about starting at Google almost perfectly? I haven’t started any real work yet, just training stuff, but I have this fear that I’m going to sit down at my desk and not be able to do anything and just be a huge failure.

But you know, one of the orientation guys who did the engineering career presentation today said something that encouraged me. He says everyone experiences it. He even said that since he, a white middle aged male, experiences imposter syndrome, that he can’t even imagine what people must feel who are different genders/sexual orientations/races/etc. As a woman who feels really inadequate sometimes (and let me tell you, most of the new hires at the orientation were guys, I’d say it was around 10% women if I had to estimate) I really appreciated the fact that he said that.

Google is really big on efforts for avoiding bias in the workplace and as a minority in the field of CS I can’t appreciate that enough. I’m so happy I get to work for such a wonderful company.

Very few things in this world are black and white. Go ahead and keep kosher that works for you.
Thanks for the support you guys are awesome. =)
i dont know how anyone could think that. its a v limited and limiting world view. i think an in depth study of our culture religion history and society prove otherwise, tbh. IGNORE THE HATERS GURL
=3 *hugs*