Frequently Asked Questions 

WHAT PROGRAM DO YOU USE TO MAKE GIFS? - I use Photoshop CS5, but I know you can use Photoshop CS3 and above. I use KM PLAYER to get screencaps for the .gifs!

WHERE CAN I FIND HIGH QUALITY AVATAR SCREENCAPS? - http://piandao.org/screencaps/   or  http://www.avatarspiritmedia.net/dvdscreens.php

WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD HIGH QUALITY AVATAR EPISODES?

http://avatardownloads.tk/

All downloads are DVD quality and come in .rar format. Download winrar to open the files. It’s all explained on the site. 

WHERE CAN I WATCH EPISODES ONLINE?

http://www.primewire.ag/watch-2732358-The-Last-Airbender-The-Legend-of-Korra

http://www.digavatar.com

WHERE CAN I WATCH KORRA ONLINE?

Both Nick.com and Itunes have the Legend of Korra episodes online. They are US only though. Download links will be available on my blog shortly after the episode airs, you will have to scroll yourself though.

Also 1channel.ch will have Korra episodes. 

HOW TO MAKE GIFS - Search around here: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=icon_tutorial&keyword=Animation&filter=all

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WHAT HAPPENED TO ZUKO’S MOTHER? - The audience doesn’t know for sure, likelihood is she’s alive. There was going to be a scene at the end of the show where Zuko reunites with her, but it was cut. 

The reunion will be shown in the three part comic series entitled 'The Search' coming out in 2013.

WHAT ARE THE PROMISE COMICS? - Set earlier than The Search, a three part comic series that is a continuation of the Gaang’s adventures. The first is available from 2012 January 25th from Amazon.com. You can order all The Promise comics from my Merchandise page! 

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF M.NIGHT SHYAMALAN’S ADAPTION OF AVATAR? - Fucking dreadful. I pretend it doesn’t exist. Let’s speak no further on the matter. 

IS THERE ANOTHER SERIES AFTER AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER? - Yes! It is called Avatar: The Legend of Korra! It is set around 70-80 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Click the .gif for BASIC overview of the new show! 

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HOW DOES BENDING WORK? — Three important things to know about bending, first it’s not genetic, second spirituality is key and third you must have parents from the nation that element is native to. Also only the Avatar can bend 4 elements, and no, Aang’s children can’t inherit that. 

1) Bending is not genetic as it is shown in 1x14 that two identical twins (i.e. share the same genetic code) do not both bend. One can Earthbend, the other cannot. This eliminates the genetic factor. 

2) The key factor is spirituality. The Air Nomads had a 100% bending rate because their culture was so steeped in spirituality.

3) You must have parents from that nation. While I said it’s not genetic, you must obviously have the parents from a particular nation to be able to bend the element. Aang and Katara could never have a firebending kid because neither of them are from the Firenation. 

4) Children from a multicultural family can bend different elements. Aang and Katara’s children could be Airbenders, Waterbenders or non-benders. Mako and Bolin are brothers, but bend different elements. 

WHY IS AZULA’S FIRE BLUE?

Blue fire is more powerful than the normal red fire because it’s actually hotter. Azula is able to produce blue fire because she’s a prodigy and it matches her personality perfectly. Her cunning, ruthless and precise nature means that she can bend blue fire with ease. 

TEENAGERS DO STUPID THINGS, WHY DO YOU HATE THE LOVE TRIANGLE SO MUCH?

My issue with the Asami/Mako/Korra love triangle has never been realism. Everyone recognises that teenagers do stupid and insensitive things. My issue is that the narrative wants you to support Mako + Korra getting together but never properly addresses the plot points it raises. To quote a post I made on the issue —

"People don’t dislike Mako because he’s done shitty things. People dislike him because he undeniably does shitty things and yet the narrative is determined to make him the hero.”

So the issue is how the narrative portrays and resolves the issue. Not the issue itself! 

HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL! And that I can stop getting the same questions over and over!