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February 17th, 2007


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11:33 am - Hey There, I Like Your Hair Loopies!
Avatar fans, I am about to MAKE YOUR DAY.

Courtesy of peri_peteia: "School Time Shipping," one of possibly THREE chibi-style shorts for the "Escape from the Spirit World" game that's supposed to keep us occupied until whenever the hell they decide to start Book 3. The password is Koh. (Note: you should also play the game itself, as it gives you awesome comic books that tell you about the past Avatars!! Find the passwords here.)

It's...pretty much the most hilariously absurd and amazing bit of fanservice in all of recorded history. IT'S LIKE THEY LOVE US, YOU GUYS.

I have been wanting to write another grand post about why you should all watch Avatar and discover its amazing awesomeness and experience the endless fount of love and witness, in Zuko, one of the greatest character arcs I've ever seen, but I haven't gotten around to it. Maybe if I just keep mentioning it, you'll give it a shot. It now has raelee's endorsement! That's got to mean something, right? She watches three thousand shows, so she knows quality when she sees it!

Avatar, I love you so!! With your giant flying bison and epic betrayals and sociopathic teenagers and schoolboy crushes and snarky banter and MY CABBAGES! and hybrid animals and political intrigue and TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPH and plot twists that aren't actually plot twists but exactly where the plot should go if you stopped to throw away your expectations of televison story conventions and gorgeous music and phenomenal cosmic powers in an itty bitty living space and a hundred years of pain and suffering and I believe Aang can save the world and and AND OH MY GOD. Please don't not give it a chance because it's a cartoon on Nickelodeon.

Mike and Bryan rule the school. Step aside, all other showrunners ever.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 17th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Even better than never knowing what's going to happen next is being able to look back and hit yourself in the face for not seeing what was going to happen. (If that makes any sense.)
It makes total sense! And is exactly how I felt after the finale. It's like, of course that's what was going to happen. It's how I felt after "Spit and Eggs" too. (Don't know if you watch VM.)

I took "Zuko joins the group and everything is hunky-dory" as given too, even though I didn't like it (and still don't want it to happen)
Yeah, I would certainly be happy if it never happened, but at the same time, I know that if it did, it would work. Because...this show does that.

They've laid the groundwork for Aang to be the last Avatar, for Aang to not even be the Avatar anymore, for Aang to be the Avatar but unable to get into the Avatar State, or even for Aang to be completely fine, and they could do it any of those ways and I'd be cool with it because it was properly built-up-to.
FOR SERIOUS. I really like the idea that in the final battle, Aang, the person, not Aang, the Avatar, is the true hero. And, really, if you think about it, that's where this show has to go, right? Because they clearly realize the Avatar State is this huge cheat. They're not idiots. (But then again, the finale taught us that knowing where this show has to go has nothing to do with where the show actually goes.)

And best of all, the show's been so consistently hella awesome that I can take it for granted that the issue's at least going to be dealt with and not just ignored.
Yep!
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From:kiarasayre
Date:February 17th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
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It's how I felt after "Spit and Eggs" too. (Don't know if you watch VM.)

Oh yes I watch Veronica Mars. And I completely agree, although I'm not nearly as involved in that fandom as I am with others - I don't participate in a lot of the speculation. I'm one of those fans who's just along for the ride. But it's just awesome how there are some shows where evething just lines up - and a little bizarre that one of them is on Nickelodeon, but hey.

Yeah, I would certainly be happy if it never happened, but at the same time, I know that if it did, it would work. Because...this show does that.

Part of me almost wants Zuko to join the group, precisely because there are no circumstances I can imagine under which he would. And I trust the writers enough to completely pull the rug out from under me and do it perfectly.

(But then again, the finale taught us that knowing where this show has to go has nothing to do with where the show actually goes.)

Oh, but it does it so well! This is exactly the kind of show I want my little sister to watch, if only because I wish her taste in shows were this good. I have no idea how it manages to have such a wide range of appeal, but it says something that my stepmom, my seven-year-old sister, and myself managed to not argue about what to watch for a good half-hour and watch Tales of Ba Sing Se.

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