One of my group members sent us backgrounds she thought would be cool to use and when the group member responsible for doing those animations showed me the backgrounds and I saw they were the elemental symbols from The Last Failbender movie I was just
And she was like “but they’re so pretty/cool looking”
But as the resident Avatar fan I had to put my foot down. This was bigger than our project.
There are some lines you don’t cross.
if there’s a watermelon there should be an earthmelon, a firemelon, & an airmelon
The Four Elemelons.
Avatar: The Last Melonbender.
I think you mean…
Avatar TLA - We Might Fall
“Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel, you can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel. But if you just keep moving, you will come to a better place.” - Iroh, 2x20
For anyone who wants some feels.
But seriously this is beautiful.
In a recent blog post, Mike Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender, posted the following:
“While we were working on Book 1 of Korra, Bryan and I pitched a TV movie version of the search for Zuko’s mom to Nickelodeon. They weren’t interested in doing animated TV movies, and chose to pick up Book 2 of Korra instead.”
While it is unclear from the context of the post why Nickelodeon was not interested in doing a TV movie of The Search, most fans strongly support this idea and would undoubtedly be willing to tune in in huge numbers and buy DVDs, making Nickelodeon a huge profit. It’s possible the reason that they did not pick up the idea is that they didn’t think it would be popular. Let’s show Nickelodeon how profitable picking up a movie about the search for Zuko’s mom would be and perhaps they will reconsider.
Note that this is a fan-made petition and that the creator of this petition has no affiliation with either Nickelodeon or the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Even though this probably won’t amount to anything, I figured it can’t hurt to try! Reblog this to help spread the world. =)
I can’t even BELIEVE people are making that comparison.
Please remember that Gene Yang collaborated with Bryke on this so nothing in the comics has not gone through them first. They are good writers, we know this, and they love their characters. They are not throwing stuff away.
I’m getting really tired of the Avatar fandom losing their shit every time there’s a plot twist or something that appears to be. First of all, in regards to the spoiler from The Search: 1) It’s not proven and if it is, 2) it’s not the end of the world. This freaking fandom gets trolled by the writers over and over and fall for it EVERY TIME. I’m maintaining a healthy amount of skepticism. For once the more insane the fandom gets the more rational I’m trying to be.
Maybe we’ll give it a week and people will calm down but yikes.
I can either order it or buy it once I’m back in NYC but either way I won’t be able to get it in time.
I’m going to tumblr savior the heck out of it but if anyone posts any spoilers at all, instant unfollow, no questions asked. I care more about the Zuko’s mom subplot than Legend of Korra, so I’m not taking chances with this. Moral of the story: TAG YOUR SPOILERS
I’m just trying to make a point here.
I’m just trying to make a point here.
I’m sick and tired of seeing posts like these.
What did you guys expect going into LOK? That everything was going to be the same?
Just like real life, times change. Many years ago, we didn’t even have technology and now it’s used on a day to day basis for most people.
The Avatar Universe advanced, just like we did with technology, and I’m sorry if A:TLA fans are so stuck in their ways that they can’t handle change.
But it’s realistic and something that happens.
No everything wasn’t expected to be the same.
Do you realize how many defenses and justifications for it that were going on about how lightning bending has become commonplace when episode 3 came out?
There was a lot of debate on it and it was generally accepted that things had advanced. This isn’t a conclusion that’s new.
That post was a joke because of how excessively it was used in this first season. Which personally, I feel it was but that’s really because the deadly factor of being shot with lightning was left out of Legend of Korra in comparison to the original series. There was no weight to the action really and no conflicts with it. You’ve got Equalists electrocuting everybody and Mako to on occasions and it’s just not treated as something to be concerned about.
Before the series aired peopled were panicking because Mako and Bolin were shown to be electrocuted by the Lieutenant in clips from trailers, but in the end it wasn’t anything to be concerned about really just a temporary inconvenience and temporary pain.
that’s more my personal issue with the lightningbending, not that the universe has advanced, just that there wasn’t really any emotional weight to it to be played with and more just for flashiness and action
Not only that, but bending isn’t technology; it doesn’t increase in any remotely predictable fashion. Lightning requires a certain inner peace and absolute concentration; that isn’t something that changes. If there’s one thing I think the modern world shows us, it’s that advanced technology doesn’t translate into similarly advanced spirituality; generally, it’s quite the opposite. Bending is a fundamentally spiritual attribute; if lightning generation is really that easy, that the spiritual aspects of bending are really that easily attainable, its quite likely that there would be so many benders as to render the Equalist cause rather moot.
hmmm yeah that’s true too, or at least you’d expect lightningbending to be treated a bit more exclusively like how metalbending is well-known in the LoK universe and is something you might be able to accomplish when put through rigorous training and such
it seems a bit of a stretch that so many firebenders including a firebender from the streets without likely training is able to do so, and just that any firebender can do it without using the proper forms
although I do remember that benders are actually outnumbered by nonbenders, I think it said so on the republic city interactive game on nick.com *shrugs*
Well I’m going to offer two arguments here.
Possibility one is that maybe the very fact that it wasn’t as deadly as used by characters in Korra wasn’t intended to make the skill a less precious thing, but instead the increased use of lightning-bending actually shows that even thought lots more people know how to do it now, maybe they aren’t masters of it or as powerful the way Azula and Iroh were. Just because a lot more benders have learned metalbending (the cops, for instance) doesn’t put them on Toph’s level. It’s clear that in this time-period lightning-bending is very well known, which would cause more people to try and learn it, but just not as well. So maybe that’s why they need so many firebenders to produce lightning for the plant. If everyone could do it like Azula, then they wouldn’t need that many people producing energy.
But let’s assume just for fun that it doesn’t work that way and lightning bending is still very exclusive. I think we could still make a case for that based on what we saw in LoK. I know the fandom hates on Mako a lot, but he WAS a pretty damn good bender, considering how he was powerful enough to resist Amon and how well he did in pro-bending. And there are only a few people we saw use lightning in LoK. Lightning-Bolt-Zolt, who wouldn’t have gotten that nickname if he wasn’t something really out-of-the-ordinary and very skilled at what he did, and Mako, who we have established to be powerful, plus a few unnamed firebenders who we can’t make assumptions about because we don’t know who they are. And we don’t know for sure Mako had no formal training—he used to work with the Triads, after all, and I’m guessing it may have been more than just “running numbers” like he told Korra. Maybe it IS still a rare skill, and that’s how Mako was able to get a job. I feel like there is more than enough evidence to make it work in canon.
Think about this: there was a time when not many people could read. This changed as society advanced. The same could apply to lightning bending. My theory is that Iroh or someone went on a campaign to teach lightning bending to more people so they could pass down the skill.
I really don’t understand why people are so accepting of metalbending and bloodbending in LoK but so skeptical about lightning-bending. Because when all is said and done aren’t they essentially the same thing—“alternate” bending skills that took a slightly different path from the original but are still canonically approved concepts? I feel like the fact that these skills were “discovered” during Aang’s era (well we know that for metalbending, possibly for bloodbending, which would be true only if Hama was the first to discover it, which we don’t know for sure) would be more than enough to make them widespread 70 years later, plus the fact that we don’t know for sure if lightning-bending was older than Aang’s era, because we have no evidence otherwise.
Small penguin-sledding gifset. I had two more but tumblr won’t let me upload them.
Question to other gifmakers: How do you get good quality gifs in small file sizes?
chaobunny wanted it rebloggable so :)
I just wanted to add further commentary on this.
I too remember that a lot of people had huge problems with the Lion Turtle back when the A:TLA finale first aired, and I admit that it did sort of feel like it came out of nowhere, but I think I became a lot more satisfied with the A:TLA finale upon reflection. At first, I wanted Aang to kill Ozai because I thought he deserved it. But the more I thought about it afterwards, the more I realized how much that would have destroyed Aang as a character. In addition, the Lion Turtle’s presence and energybending raised a lot of interesting questions that will (hopefully!) be answered in LoK, such as the origin of the first Avatar and the origin of bending, and how the spirit world influenced the creation of the Avatar. Not that these questions weren’t there before, but the Lion Turtle’s presence confirmed their validity. There have been tons of theories on this and I like the idea that there was an original, pure form of energybending that came before the Avatar. Basically, I love how much speculation came out surrounding the Lion Turtle.
Also, the Aang’s-back-hitting-the-rock to unlock the chakra was another great source of criticism; I guess it was sort of explained by Katara’s comment in 3x01 about there being a lot of energy built up in that spot or something like that, so I guess it was like a volcano that just kept getting pressurized until it exploded? It was never really explained, I suppose, and I wish there was more on that. But again, I agree that time tempers criticism and most people just look upon it with nostalgia now.
So the Lion Turtle I liked upon reflection, but the rock is still iffy. But yes there was a ton of criticism and I remember it well.
My personal regret about season 3 was the fact that Kataang development disappeared from episodes 12-16 and was only mentioned briefly in episode 17, which introduced tension that was not discussed at all in the finale, and then was resolved with the kiss. I love my OTP so much I feel like it deserved more screen time towards the end, especially in the finale.
With Korra I definitely think that a lot of the criticisms are valid; whereas Aang had to do a lot of soul searching to decide whether or not he should kill Ozai, Korra didn’t really have to do the same to get her bending back; Aang just showed up to save the day, which was kind of a let down in my opinion. While I agree that Korra’s acquisition of airbending was very abrupt, that isn’t one of my problems with the finale; it was mainly the ending when everything gets resolved much too fast. If the Korra season 1 finale had ended 5 minutes earlier, I would have loved it a lot more. But I am willing to forgive them for that because it was originally going to be a mini-series and they couldn’t end it all depressing. But I think that the pacing of season 1 in general could have been improved. I definitely think that the pacing was a major issue for me, whereas that was very well done in A:TLA.
Wow I haven’t analyzed stuff like this in a while, it feels good.
If so, you fools all fell for it.
I’m proud to say I’m still a The Last Airbender virgin.