Ok I keep seeing people positing Prince Zuko as Fire Elsa and I’m kind of disappointed that no one seems to have recognized that the real humor in that is that, by extension, it implies Azula as Anna.
Do you wanna light someone on fi~re?
Aggressive/Dramatic Zuko that make me giggle.
I AM STILL IN SHOCK
How could you guys not see it?
They were stuck together a LOT in Book 1. They’re BFF jills/fuck buddies
what does this meannnnnn
it looks like poor bolin is gonna be all confused come book 2.
Honestly all I want from Book 2 is Bolin and Asami being awesome together while Korra and Mako sit in separate corners and think about what they’ve done.
Ok AtLA fandom real talk time: Aang, Buddhism and fandom problems
in my admittedly short time in this fandom i’ve noticed an annoying and disturbing trend, and it has to do with how Aang is treated, characterized in fanworks, dismissed or harshly crtiqued. Granted i think the fact that a lot of these critiques come from zutara shippers is telling, and also saddening because as someone who ships Zutara, the Aang-hate has completely soured the shipping community for me (among other things). But I also think the way fandom perceives Aang has a lot to do with ethnocentrism, and the way we’ve all inculcated Christian storytelling tropes and good vs.evil dichotomies.
HERE is a great and illustrated example of this white Western trope using Miyazaki’s words.
I was initially gonna have this meta be about Aang and how understanding Buddhism is a key component to understanding Aang, but in light of some recent stuff I’ve read/seen I feel like I need to go point by and point and deconstruct some of the common fandom “issues” with Aang.
I’m going with Zuko!… What?