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Aug. 25th, 2015 01:13 pm
kaberett: An xkcd stick figure with a blue arrow tattooed on its head, controlling water, earth, fire and air. (a:tla)
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[personal profile] starlady has written a brief review of Korra seasons 2-4, with dissection of narrative arcs and comparison to A:tLA.
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LoK: talkin' class equality and spacin' gender equality
by: [personal profile] blab 

A friend of mine wanted my thoughts on how the creators have been dealing with gender in LoK and this is the result. There's casual discussion of plot points all the way up to episode 7 so please be aware of definite spoilers.

@ DW / LJ / tumblr

Is Tahno a transman?
by: [personal profile] blab 

I thought the endless speculation about the woman from s1x08 and whether she was Tahno, a relative of Tahno, or a Tahno fangirl was amusing up until the point that people started blogging and reblogging screenshots of her that pointed out that you can see a breast and that, of course, this meant it couldn't be Tahno at all! I might have 'hrmphed' and gotten indignant about that and posited the question of, "Why can't that be Tahno? What if he was out and about in Republic City that night without wearing his binder?"

@ DW / LJ / tumblr

ambyr: a dark-winged man standing in a doorway over water; his reflection has white wings (watercolor by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law) (zuko)
[personal profile] ambyr
[written for [community profile] month_of_meta]

Avatar: The Last Airbender is, quite possibly, my favorite show of all time. I love its magic, I love its worldbuilding, and I love its characters, each of whom come across as a real human being, with distinct flaws, strengths, and motivations. I love, most of all, the variety of its female characters. This is not a show where one Strong Female Character has to stand in for her entire gender. Over the course of three seasons, we see many women--some good, some misguided, some indifferent, some evil--showing many different ways to have and use agency.

And yes, I'm saying a lot of nice things about it because I'm about to rip one aspect to shreds.

I'm far from the first person to praise the show's female leads. There's even a "Women of Avatar" DVD extra where a bunch of fans talk about how much they mean to them. Katara, Toph, Azula, Suki, Mai, Ty Lee, Yue--there's someone for everyone, regardless of preference. The problem is, what happens when you look beyond the leads?

(The world of Avatar is, to all appearances, one dominated entirely by men.)
talibusorabat: A young cartoon woman throws her arms up in victory (Avatar: Korra DA BOMB)
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After finally reading the io9 article asking Is Legend of Korra Anti-Science?, I had some thoughts.

Amusingly, they had more to do with the original series than with Korra, but spoiler warnings for the whole of both series apply.
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My brain abruptly decided to wax eloquent about Sokka, so I typed it up for [community profile] month_of_meta!

on DW / on LJ

When thinking about Sokka’s role in the series finale, specifically one moment in the episode, I realized that we were given a Sokka scene that showed both how far he has come over the course of the series and how much of that strength had been in him from the beginning.
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A link to my ponderings on Avatar, Genre, and Fandom Expectations: thoughts about going off on a quest and getting handed the key to the kingdom by a giant turtle.

And a few more fics (spoilers for the entire series):

Title: In All Things For the Emperor's Use Plainness is Desirable
By: [personal profile] fulselden
Rating: G
Character(s)/Ship(s): Azula, Mai, Ty Lee, implied Azula/Ty Lee and Mai/Zuko
Content Notes: friendship as power-play.

This post has two ficlets, both written for [community profile] 31_days; the first is Fire Nation, the second Air Nomads:
Title: It does not tarnish (oxidize)
Rating: PG
Character(s)/Ship(s): Azula, Zuko; Aang, Gyatso
Content Notes: first fic includes sexual tension between siblings.

Two water triiiiiiiiiibe ficlets, also written for [community profile] 31_days:

Title: Moon-bitten Woman
By: [personal profile] fulselden
Rating: G
Characters: Katara, Hama
Content Notes: some offscreen violence.

Title: White Bone Nights
By: [personal profile] fulselden
Rating: G
Character(s)/Ship(s): Yue; mention of Yue/Sokka
Content Notes: None.

eruthros: Toph from Avatar: TLA preparing for battle (Avatar - toph getting ready)
[personal profile] eruthros
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