Yes, there are definitely parallels. But I wouldn’t call Asami the equivalent on Suki. Suki got a way better deal in A:TLA than Asami did in LOK.
Never pitted against another woman in terms of romance (in fact she was super nice to Toph and they had some great scenes together). Her main emphasis in the story did not come from who was bangin’ her. She actually got to have real female friendship in the show. Oh, and Sokka was super nice to her. Asami in her parallel narrative arc got virtually none of these things. So yes, while they are some aesthetic similarities, in terms of writing Suki did way better.
because everyone is just jealous of his scarf. stay pressed haters. you can’t have it.
Right, the question I got earlier was whether The Promise was “strict canon”. ‘Strict canon’ to me means that it was solely directed by the creators and they have full control over it. That’s not the case with The Promise. The creators have given guidelines (e.g. Toph starts a metalbending school) but the entirety of the writing was then done by Gene Yang. He’s the one writing all the dialogue, figuring out the pacing and adding to characterization. The creators aren’t writing this, they’ve given him the dots and he’s been asked to connect them (they’re busy doing the Legend of Korra!)
The major events of The Promise are of course all true, no one was ever denying that. And if you wanted a simple is it canon, tick yes or no, then of course the answer is yes. But when you look slightly deeper at how the characters interact, the dialogue and the pacing that’s all very much Gene Yang. That’s where The Promise has been criticized and I’m afraid that is Gene Yang’s fault, not the creators.
Tenzin learnt her name when she interrupted while he was giving a lecture on the history of the Southern Air Temple. He spoke to her discreetly after class to inform her it was a lecture, not a seminar and therefore questions were not the norm. Pema quipped that he wasn’t always the clearest of teachers and without quite realizing how, Tenzin found he had agreed to a private lesson.
By Chris Sims
Avatar: The Last Airbender is easily one of the greatest animated shows of all time. Even after the show’s three-year arc came to a satisfying conclusion, I wanted more. Fortunately, the creators of the show were happy to oblige: Not only does the world of the show return with the debut of the new animated series Avatar: The Legend of Korra on April 14, but Dark Horse has been releasing a series of Avatar graphic novels subtitled The Promise to fill in the 70-year gap between the series. Even better, they’re scripted by Gene Luen Yang — the creator of the award-winning American Born Chinese — with art by the incredible team of Gurihiru.
Happy Katara :)
Oh, I discovered ATLA completely by accident. I remember I came home from school one day and just turned on the tv and it was this weird looking kid with a scar shouting orders at a ship to throw fireballs at a kid. I loved the style and the plot was kinda intriguing so I watched the episode through and then looked it up on the internet.
I caught up with the whole of the first season just as the second season was starting in the US and never looked back tbh.
As for tumblr, can’t really remember. I know I helped out at the fuckyeahkataang blog, but then I decided I wanted my own A:TLA blog as well. But not in my wildest dreams did I ever think I get 10000+ followers though.
I love being part of the Avatar fandom on tumblr, information gets passed around really quickly and there’s heaps on new content and discussion. Sure there are some minor ship wars, but they’re nothing compared to the shit I’ve seen on livejournal and deviantart. Tumblr is a more personal community and I think just makes people less inclined to be extreme dickheads. So yer, I’m really looking forward to Legend of Korra coming out!
That’s kinda how I feel like about Zuko’s life, it’s just one awkward moment, occasionally interrupted by angst.
Ever wonder what Older!Aang would sound like?