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Hey, hey! I thought I recognized Travis Willingham as the huntsman! Better late to the show than never for good ol' Colonel Mustang! Now if only they could find a true doppelganger for the Flame Alchemist, and then I'll be content (they sadly missed their shot with Iroh II, but I digress). OK, I'm not going to talk much about Beginnings 1 and 2, and everyone knows how epic it is.

So, what a great concept to have a world dominated by spirits back in the ancient days! It's not a new idea, since the supernatural plays a prominent role in every ancient cultural tradition, but seeing it realized in such a way as it was here was truly fascinating! Talk about high fantasy! I'm curious what it meant when the spirits had to leave the world at the end. Are there other means through which spirits gain physical access to the world? Did not all of them leave? Probably all the above. I love the concept of the lion turtles as guardians of humankind. They have such mystery behind them, and the idea that they're simply hiding…somewhere…is really interesting. Now, I wonder if there were people who held elements who kept them after the lion turtles left? This wouldn't follow the traditional lore of the origins of bending, in which the tides, sky bison, badger moles, and dragons were the original teachers of bending. I would bet that the lion turtles as a source of bending became obsolete, and that humans had to re-learn how to use them. That would explain why it requires such intense training for natural benders to learn the elements, which is required to open up their chi paths.  The lion turtles opened them like an on/off switch, which made using an element easy upon receiving it.

This is all minor technical stuff, but it's the kind of thing I like to mull over after enjoying an episode. If something really resonates with me, it's always thrilling to investigate further and decipher the logic behind a story's construction. Perhaps you can relate, but I like to make these worlds feel real as the one I'm living in now. A story set in an underbaked universe can be little more than a cheap thrill to me.
I like the personification of the Avatar spirit. I'm curious how familiar prior Avatars were with Raava, since there was never any mention of her in ATLA. Perhaps she's preferred to remain on the periphery in more recent times. With the big showdown coming between Korra and Vaatu, hopefully we'll hear more from Wan and Raava. More please!


Philip Ehlke
United States
Current Residence: Minnesota
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Classical
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: PSP

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Kurohitsuji96 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!!! I'm a friend of *Siouxstar's. I'm the one who took the picture of your crew at Detour last year.

Are you attending this year? :la:
Confidenceman047 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Unfortunately,no. Thanks for asking. I wasn't able to coordinate my siblings into being able to go.
Thiefer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Happy Birthday :3
Siouxstar Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been a while since we've chatted. When is the best time for you?
Confidenceman047 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I'll try to make something work. :) My schedule's so inconsistent I sometimes forget what day it is...
Siouxstar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, buddy!
Confidenceman047 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Hey! :wave: Sorry I missed ya. :(
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Siouxstar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question: Democrat or Republican?
Confidenceman047 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Ooh, should I post this publicly? :lol: I've been a conservative Republican my whole life. I'm no fan of strict partisanship by any means: both parties have their share of problems. I'm for limited government and federalism. I look around and see the ways in which our society and economy are being crushed by the burdens of repressive government policies. The way I see it, Republicans who are the only ones who'll to do anything to stop it.
Siouxstar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I'm your staunch opponent. I'm a liberal Democrat. I favor change because the world is not a static place. As far as I understand, conservatives want to preserve some sort of status quo and want to go back to a time when things were relatively okay, but the problem is, times have changed, and policies that worked back then won't work now. Think about it: in the 1960s during the African American Civil Rights movement, many conservatives were against desegregation. Think of how far we've come from segregation, everyone is pretty much equal, both with rights and a place in society where they are not publicly told "no, no ___s allowed". However, I do favor some conservative views, such as limited government when it comes to American Indians. Technically, you guys (white people) are intruders, and took advantage of the fact that we didn't know English, and manipulated us into signing documents we didn't even know what you were doing with.
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