After watching episode 7 I really wanted to draw an older, master airbender, Jinora, and thought it would be cute to draw an older Kai as well. :>
Fire is the element of power. The people of the Fire Nation have desire and will, and the energy and drive to achieve what they want. Earth is the element of substance. The people of the Earth Kingdom are diverse and strong. They are persistent and enduring. Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns and found peace and freedom. Also, they apparently had pretty good senses of humor! Water is the element of change. The people of the Water Tribe are capable of adapting to many things. They have a deep sense of community and love that holds them together through anything. It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If we take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale. Understanding others, the other elements, and the other nations will help you become whole.
When people try to justify the white washing of canonical POC in fanart it’s like why??? Why are you doing this???
only when changing a character’s race to white in fanart do people get pissed off .. no one has a problem when it’s the other way around
and thb, its a fucking drawing .. can we just let people draw whatever the fuck they want. also is funny how we draw the lines; genderbend okay but racebend not so much … good to know
People get pissed off because white representation in the media is already plentiful as is. You have so little variety when it comes to POC characters, and what you do have is often characters that fulfill shitty stereotypes.
Then complain to the creators of those characters, not to the people interpreting them in a new light and showing them from a different perspective. That “white-washing” isn’t harming the characters or the representation of poc in media; it’s just letting someone have fun with drawing someone else’s character in a completely different way than they are canonically.
mako-of-steel asked: korra with her hair down or mako in a tank top?
"I hope it works out between those two!" “I’m sure it’ll be fine. Those kids were meant for each other.” - LOK 1.02 DVD Commentary
This image has surfaced the internet directly from Comic Con 2014 thanks to avatar-mom. It appears to be a younger Suyin & Zaheer in the circus.
In Book 3 episode 3 The Metal Clan, Suyin mentioned that she joined the Circus. Here is a quote taken from the episode:
When I was sixteen, I left home to explore the world. I sailed the seas on a pirate ship, joined a traveling circus for a while, and lived in a sandbender commune in a desert.
Coincidentally, screenshots show that Avatar will be travelling to the Misty Palms Oasis (which is in the desert) and other desert locations in a future episode(s). Zaheer and Suyin in the Circus together, Suyin stating that she used to live in the desert & Team Avatar travelling to the desert as a relevant part to the plot. Could this all be somewhat linked?
This part isn’t really relevant to the rest of the post, but: It should be noted that the official Book 3 trailer hints at their desert trip being a defeat for Korra as you can see in these two screenshots [ X & X ] that Korra & Asami are escaping the desert and Korra is collapsed into Asami’s arms.
Suyin couldn’t still be involved with Zaheer, though. They must have had a falling out of sorts because Zaheer was very wary about going to the Metal Clan and seemed distressed to hear that that was where Korra had taken refuge.
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"I guess the nice part about a family is they’ll always be there for you."
"When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change."
"My whole life I struggled to gain my father’s love and acceptance. But once I had it, I realized I lost myself getting there. I’d forgotten who I was."