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queercosmonaut:

fedoraharp:

carnivalofwonder:

voiceofdesert-bluffs:

warpfactornope:

bulletproofteacup:

This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.
Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.
But she was fourteen.
She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.
Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.

"I don’t have sob stories like all of you."

SHE WAS FUCKING FOURTEEN WHAT

"My own mother… thought I was a monster.She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”

actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.
the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.
i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.

i wish lok respected it’s audience as much as atla did

queercosmonaut:

fedoraharp:

carnivalofwonder:

voiceofdesert-bluffs:

warpfactornope:

bulletproofteacup:

This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.

Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.

But she was fourteen.

She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.

Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.

"I don’t have sob stories like all of you."

SHE WAS FUCKING FOURTEEN WHAT

"My own mother… thought I was a monster.
She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”

actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.

the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.

i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.

i wish lok respected it’s audience as much as atla did

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ironinkpen:

I want the next Avatar to not know they can even bend.

Like can you imagine it- Korra knew she was the Avatar from the age of five, Aang, Roku, and all the others before her knew they could at least bend one element. But this Avatar is weak and down-on-his-luck and come his 16th birthday, Avatar Korra’s statue lights up and the world is like what because they hadn’t been able to find the next Avatar since Korra died and they were starting to think there wasn’t going to be another one.

And then Korra’s spirit just visits this kid like “oh yeah, hey, you’re the Avatar,” and the kid’s just like “What, no I’m not I’m not even an earth bender.”

Can you imagine this series

Just

Someone make it happen

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iamthedukeofurl:

Toph as a mother would be somewhat terrifying. Lin tries to sneak out of the house without doing her chores, suddenly a voice bellows from across the house “I DIDN’T FEEL YOU CLEANING YOUR ROOM!”
Lin gets back from school with a report card “Tell me what you got in History” “…B+?” “You’re lying” *Metalbends a megaphone* “HEY TWIKLETOES! FLY OVER HERE AND READ THIS REPORT CARD FOR ME!”Lin is learning earthbending ” Mom…my room dosn’t have any walls” “I know, I got rid of them. You have until tonight to make new ones, remember your stance!”

iamthedukeofurl:

Toph as a mother would be somewhat terrifying.

Lin tries to sneak out of the house without doing her chores, suddenly a voice bellows from across the house “I DIDN’T FEEL YOU CLEANING YOUR ROOM!”

Lin gets back from school with a report card “Tell me what you got in History” “…B+?” “You’re lying” *Metalbends a megaphone* “HEY TWIKLETOES! FLY OVER HERE AND READ THIS REPORT CARD FOR ME!”

Lin is learning earthbending ” Mom…my room dosn’t have any walls” “I know, I got rid of them. You have until tonight to make new ones, remember your stance!”

(Source: loveleighxsponge, via zada2011)

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Doug’s Last airbender reivew is why we don’t need Movie bob on TGWTG

darkwizardjamesmason:

So Doug Walker aka the Nostalgia critic of That Guy With The Glasses fame released his The Last Airbender review and you should watch it because it’s great and it goes into detail why the movie doesn’t work for non fans or fans.

However a few years back someone known as Bob Chapman aka Movie Bob released his review of The Last Airbender. Now I know what you are thinking, What does this have to do with Nostalgia Critic’s review of The Last Airbender? Well a few weeks back someone on TGWTG secrets suggested that Movie Bob should join TGWTG, and while this seems unlikely to happen it would be a bad idea, and comparing the two reviews would help explain why it would be a bad idea.

Doug Walker in preparation for his review watched the entirety of Avatar: The last Airbender, not only does this help him see where the fans who hate the movie are coming from but it also helps him understand how the movie doesn’t work as an adaptation of the show. Movie Bob didn’t watch the show thus didn’t understand how the movie failed as an adaptation.

However it’s not enough to Judge an adaption in comparison to the material it’s adapting, An adaption can stand on it’s own, so a reviewer should judge one both in comparison to the original stuff and as it’s own thing. How do does the Critic and Bob go about this? Nostalgia Critic does talk about how the movie doesn’t work even on it’s own due to the many problems that plague it. Bob doesn’t get around to judging the movie on it’s own merits, he just says it’s good and that people should judge it on it’s own merits because it’s good and you are just a stupid fanboy if you didn’t like the movie. Two other Groups have judged the movie on it’s own merits and said it’s bad.

I hope that cleared up some confusion as to why having Movie Bob on TGWTG is a bad idea. It doesn’t cover all of Movie Bob’s Faults (Like his sexism or his hypocritical fanboying over the green lantern and The Amazing Spiderman movies, his refusal to do any research, And his stuff on video games.) But it should be enough to convince people.

Doug’s still doing Critic videos?

Sweet!

*watches*

Oh yeah, that was awesome. Not much to add beyond a fistbump of solidarity against ol’ Movie Bob.

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I’m tempted to go back and screenshot some of the other funnier caption fails, but too many things are happening and even though I know what happens next, I want to find out what happens next.
(For the record, there was the intro in one of the first two eps getting  transcribed as “Water. Earth. Fire. And.” as well as Zuko’s “Wake my uncle!” getting mondegreened as “Wait, my uncle!” in one of the early recaps.
Also a general lack of indication when one person is responding to another person. Come on, you just need a dash at the start of the responder’s line…)
Captioning fails aside, I really like this show. I already did, but it’s nice to actually sit down and watch it all the way through.

I’m tempted to go back and screenshot some of the other funnier caption fails, but too many things are happening and even though I know what happens next, I want to find out what happens next.

(For the record, there was the intro in one of the first two eps getting  transcribed as “Water. Earth. Fire. And.” as well as Zuko’s “Wake my uncle!” getting mondegreened as “Wait, my uncle!” in one of the early recaps.

Also a general lack of indication when one person is responding to another person. Come on, you just need a dash at the start of the responder’s line…)

Captioning fails aside, I really like this show. I already did, but it’s nice to actually sit down and watch it all the way through.

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