still a work-in-progress animation of korra doing that spirit-cleansing technique. referenced from the scene in Book 2, episode 14. i don’t know how far i’ll take it but im still fixing it anyway. im so proud of it eventhoughithinkmyhandisabouttofalloff//cries;;;;;
don’t repost on tumblr or other websites and don’t remove the caption.
a woman has twins and gives them up for adoption
one of them goes to a family in egypt and is named amal the other goes to a family in spain they name him juan
years later juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. upon receiving the picture she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of amal
he responds “theyre twins if youve seen juan youve seen amal”
I DONT GET IT????
imagine nishinoya standing next to murasakibara
OH YM GOD
i cropped it down
IMPORTANT FERGUSON UPDATE - WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE YOUTUBE TAKES IT DOWN
CNN REPORTER Fredricka Whitfield interviews the Store Owner’s Lawyer (from the store that was “”“”“”“robbed”“”“”“”“”“”” by “”“”“”“”“”mike brown”“”“”“”“”“)
As the lawyer begins to explain what really happened, cnn “”“”“loses the feed”“”“”“
What if..? xD I don’t even know what to say about it…
maybe I’ll do more of this :P
Anonymous said: Hi, I really like your LoK meta stuff and I was wondering if you could help me out with an ATLA question: Just rewatched the whole thing and I'm confused about Azula. It's just... she's cruel, hurting him and after his life, it seems, but then, sometimes, she has those moments were it almost seems like she does care about Zuko after all. Any thoughts on this? I just don't get that part of her.
I think the idea is that Azula wasn’t naturally sociopathic, just severely damaged by Ozai’s expectations. She tried to kill off her conscience, but she couldn’t do it completely, and so that part of her seeps out sometimes. I imagine that the part of her that sees Zuko as a brother rather than a failure is the same part that recognizes that Ursa really did love her, or something like that.
I think also (if you don’t mind the butting in here)
1. Azula as a young child was cruel the way children are normally cruel. They hurt people not because they are “bad” but because they are still learning moral behavior. Also young children don’t always understand that if it is funny to them it isn’t funny to someone else.
2. These are Zuko’s memories, and we know he exaggerates. It would be interesting to see it from Azula’s perspective.
3. When she is older she has been under the care of Ozai, with no other moderating force. Li and Lo were pretty cold. (Imagine working as hard as you can to learn a technique and having a small fault pointed out to you.)
It doesn’t surprise me. I think she loved her brother but didn’t know how to show it.
I also think that when he left her after she did so much (in her mind) to help give him honor, and tattled on her to her father (there were bound to be some repercussions) that was the beginning of her mental breakdown.
I don’t mind butting in at all. It tends to make for interesting conversation. ^_^
Anyway, I’m going to start with point 2, because I’m not sure I agree with it. The show doesn’t really give us any indication that Zuko is an unreliable narrator, so I don’t think we should assume any actual exaggeration — I mean, it’d be really hard to talk about what happened if we can’t agree that the stuff canon says happened actually happened.
What the PoV does do is create sympathy for Zuko while framing Azula as the antagonist. Removing the framing and looking at Azula’s actual actions can be useful… but that’s not the same thing as assuming that Zuko exaggerated. ;)
With that said, I think you’re right that most of what she does as a kid falls into the realm of “kids are cruel” rather than her being inherently sociopathic… and the parts that don’t, like the callous way she talks about death, are easy to imagine being the result of Ozai’s influence. If Ozai wasn’t around, Ursa probably could have gotten through to Azula more, but as it stands, any attempt to teach Azula morality would have been nipped in the bud.
After Ursa left, of course, that dynamic got worse. Li and Lo ensured she’d become a perfectionist, but I don’t think that alone would have messed her up as badly as she was; I think Korra faced the same sort of “no matter how hard you try, we’re always going to point out the slightest flaws” pressure from her teacher. The real problem is that Ozai himself linked love and trust (which Azula, since she wasn’t a sociopath, legitimately needed) with imperfection so she felt like that was something she had to squash the same way she squashed her imperfections in martial form.
I think Azula’s mental breakdown had a lot to do with the fact that this false concept of herself that she’d been building up was starting to shatter and she had no idea how to handle it. Ozai’s version of “perfection” didn’t work, and accepting that she was wrong to have sought it out was unbearable.
people asking me what kind of music i like is such a stressful experience
I’m feeling a lot of Tenzin feelings lately, I hope it isn’t true but I had to get this out of my system sorry
Lobster in a bucket looks like a gigantic monster on a metallic planet, and the waterdrops look like stars.
This is transcendental.
THIS FUCKED ME UP FOR 3 DAYS