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Apparently I overestimated! The entire scene is about two minutes long, but since Zuko apologizes (after Katara shouts at him lol) at 0:45 and then Aang and Iroh burst in at 1:50, it鈥檚 actually closer to ONE minute of regret and emotional vulnerability.
I take back what I said about this arguably being the most whackadoo decision in ATLA. There鈥檚 nothing arguable about this, it鈥檚 definitely the craziest choice anyone makes in this whole show 馃槀
But yes, they had a set of twins. And now that I鈥檝e actually watched the 65 seconds in question again, I鈥檓 upping their overall baby count to four minimum.
Do you ever think about how absolutely wild Katara's behavior is in the crystal cavern scene?
Seriously, let's examine how batshit insane this scenario is.
Up to this point, Zuko has done pretty much nothing kind to Katara and a whole lot of shitty things to her.
And yet she's like "I will use this incredibly valuable, potentially life-saving spirit water on my enemy's non-life-threatening injury that's unlikely to be healed! Because he showed regret and emotional vulnerability in the last three minutes!"
Yes, Zuko is being very genuine, and yes, Katara's default state is high empathy, but even taking that into account what the fuck was she thinking????
This is arguably the most whackadoo decision anyone makes in the entirety of ATLA lmao
The only reasonable explanation I can come up with is that she offered to do something unwise and radically kind for a person she should hate because she felt such a profound connection with Zuko at that moment.
No wonder these two ended up married with three children. That's how I remember it anyway 馃拝
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southsidestory a day ago
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Upon request lol I have Evidence of Katniss and Peeta spooning in catching fire
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Her head rests on Peeta鈥檚 arm and then she turns around and sees he鈥檚 awake 馃檶 they spooning
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Energybending - A Comparison
While the Lionturtle and Aang use the same technique, Amon seems to be using another method.
When Aang takes away Ozai鈥檚 bending, and when the Lionturtle teaches Aang energybending, they both thouch TWO points on the body, the yin tang and the ru zhong point aka the Ajna chakra and the Anahata chakra.
When Amon 鈥榯akes away鈥 LBZ鈥檚 bending, he only touches ONE point, the yin tang.
Now what could that mean?
I think Amon is faking it. That he is making people believe that he is taking away their bending, when what he is actually doing is blocking a chakra.
Here is why:
Amon touches the yin tang point aka the Ajna chakra:
Yintang Acupuncture Point聽
Location: Midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows聽 Actions& Effects:
Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.
Frontal headache.
Sinus issues - congestion, sinusitis.
When Uncle is teaching Zuko about lightning, he talks about bending needing a certain amount of inner calm. So, if you were to close that chakra and lock all the anxiety inside someone, making them incapable of being calm, that would effectively take someone鈥檚 bending away.
Quite clever actually, since the more terrified they are/become the more permanent this block will be. And Amon is sure laying it on thick.
Ru zhong, Ajna chakra, Anahata chakra.
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My take on a ubiquitous college experience that absolutely no one asked for:
The first time I encountered Jungle Juice鈩笍 was at a house party my freshman year. The thing I remembered most about it was not that it was a toxic-looking lime green, or that it had been poured into a massive cooler for everyone to directly dip their (repeatedly used) red solo cups in, or its... we'll say "pungent" scent to be kind.
No, what I recall most is that there was a dog running around the house who was drinking liberally from the cooler. As much as he drank, I'm assuming he was whatever the canine version is of fucking plastered. And floating on top of that rank, chartreuse cesspool of 100 college students' bacteria was DOG HAIR. Fine little threads of dog hair, drifting along in a sea of god-knows-what alcoholic abomination.
Needless to say, I didn't drink that shit lmao
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southsidestory 3 days ago
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Ty Lee is so pansexual it hurts. This girl doesn't care about your gender at allllllll the only thing that determines whether or not she'd date you is if your auras brighten each other's 馃挅馃挅馃挅
and she's the only person who can make mai's aura so bright! isn't that funny??
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Yeah so over four years later I actually did write that fic lmao
Between this and the little oneshot I posted a few days ago (you know, the one that I started five years ago and only just finished) I hope y'all are beginning to understand that the fanfiction corner of my brain never turns off.
My desire to tell a story rarely disappears entirely. It may go into hibernation, it may even fall into a coma, but it almost never dies!
2, 12, 20 Sasusaku
Thanks anon! I already answered #20 right here, but to answer the rest鈥
2. Who is louder?
Sakura. Definitely Sakura. Sasuke isn鈥檛 as taciturn in bed as he is out of it, but the man just isn鈥檛 loud. Which is why Sakura is extra pleased with herself when she does get some noise out of him.聽
12. What鈥檚 the weirdest place they had sex at?
The ruins of one of Orochimaru鈥檚 hideouts. They were there on a mission that turned out to be a bust, and they were both discouraged that they had to come to this place for no good reason. A lot of old wounds were reopened, and they ended up having sex in the room that was once Sasuke鈥檚, back when he was a rogue ninja.
鈥hit. Now I wanna write that as a fic. o.O
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Before I read this, I only knew two things about the UK political landscape:
1) Brexit
2) Boris Johnson's initials are too flattering. At least blowjobs are a pleasant form of fucking for many people, and I doubt that anyone (including the British public and BJ's mistress) enjoys being fucked by Big Dog.
Now that I've read this, I have a much fuller (and much funnier) picture of #2! I've also learned a great deal about how the UK government works thanks to @becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys who is an excellent news reporter of unparalleled wit. They deserve not only kidneys for being a good hero, but also a diamond-encrusted gold medal for educating so many people on current events. They deserve a bonus trophy too for doing it on this hellsite.
Okay no one on Tumblr that I've seen has been talking about the wine and cheese thing, but that means no one is reflecting on the absolute weapons-grade hilarity of Boris Johnson trying to inchworm his way out of trouble by claiming that he didn't know about it
Like... that wine and cheese party was the Downing Street works Christmas do. Not just any old social, the Christmas social. There were invitations. There was music. Every single worker in Downing Street was invited, even Debbie from accounts. People who didn't work there but were important to the government got invited.
And Boris is therefore claiming that all his mates got together and had a party and DIDN'T INVITE HIM.
Not only that, but they deliberately kept it a secret from him, because no one wanted him there to ruin the party because no one likes him, and I just...
The key difference between Johnson and Trump always came down to this: Johnson wants to be liked. He genuinely does. Trump wanted to be respected and feared and obeyed, he wanted to be seen as powerful and suave and cool. But he didn't care about how liked he was. Johnson, though, really fucking does. He's a deeply pathetic little twat, and he wants people to like him.
So, his choices currently are
Tell everyone in the country that his own friends and coworkers actually cannot stand him, to the point that they arranged an entire Christmas party without him
Admit that he was there and immediately be hated by literally every single human being in the country, including his own voters (hello North Shropshire), because while the rest of us spent Christmas 2020 in a lockdown and unable to see each other and in many cases literally alone, him and his mates held an illegal Christmas party that the police are refusing to investigate
His popularity is now nosediving in the polls, and it really cannot be stated how much that will be burning him.
Also, pro-Brexit Tories are even pissed off with him now. Which is a bit like someone buying a cake called a pus cake with pictures of pus all over the box and a warning sign that says This Cake Contains Pus and Other Bodily Fluids, and then crying because when they tried to eat the pus cake they found it was filled with pus. But also really funny.
Anyway, I'm placing the bet now: we will see a vote of no confidence, OR he'll jump before he has to experience that (because it would kill him), and our next PM will be Rishi Sunak
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southsidestory 4 days ago
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I love how many of these are food service and retail workers saying mashups of the soul-crushing polite sound bytes we have to crank out 1000x a day.
When I was working at restaurants I definitely combined "you're welcome" and "have a nice day" into shit like "have a nice welcome" and "you're a nice day" more than once. And I'd like to forget how many times I answered "thank you" with "you too" 馃拃馃拃馃拃
I know I accidentally said more embarrassing things than that, but thankfully my swiss cheese brain is doing me a solid (for once) and has wiped those instances from my memory banks!
Meanwhile, on Twitter:
Brain farts, a thread
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Tips for Writing a Difficult Scene
Every writer inevitably gets to that scene that just doesn't want to work. It doesn't flow, no matter how hard you try. Well, here are some things to try to get out of that rut:
1. Change the weather
I know this doesn't sound like it'll make much of a difference, but trust me when I say it does.
Every single time I've tried this, it worked and the scene flowed magically.
2. Change the POV
If your book has multiple POV characters, it might be a good idea to switch the scene to another character's perspective.
9/10 times, this will make the scene flow better.
3. Start the scene earlier/later
Oftentimes, a scene just doesn't work because you're not starting in the right place.
Perhaps you're starting too late and giving too little context. Perhaps some description or character introspection is needed before you dive in.
Alternatively, you may be taking too long to get to the actual point of the scene. Would it help to dive straight into the action without much ado?
4. Write only the dialogue
If your scene involves dialogue, it can help immensely to write only the spoken words the first time round.
It's even better if you highlight different characters' speech in different colors.
Then, later on, you can go back and fill in the dialogue tags, description etc.
5. Fuck it and use a placeholder
If nothing works, it's time to move on.
Rather than perpetually getting stuck on that one scene, use a placeholder. Something like: [they escape somehow] or [big emotional talk].
And then continue with the draft.
This'll help you keep momentum and, maybe, make the scene easier to write later on once you have a better grasp on the plot and characters.
Trust me, I do this all the time.
It can take some practice to get past your Type A brain screaming at you, but it's worth it.
So, those are some things to try when a scene is being difficult. I hope that these tips help :)
Reblog if you found this post useful. Comment with your own tips. Follow me for similar content.
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someones entire work uniform like the hat shirt and pants is just thrown on the ground in this parking lot
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oh my goodness, one of dian fossey鈥檚 first close up observations with gorillas happened when she was trying to climb a tree to see them better, but so badly聽that by the time she鈥檇 gotten up the entire group had come out of hiding to look at her:聽鈥淣early all members of the group had totally exposed themselves, forgetting about hiding coyly behind foliage screens because it was obvious to them that the observer had been distracted by tree-climbing problems, an activity they could understand.鈥
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grammarly: this doc looks a bit long
me: I don't recall asking for your opinion, grammarly 馃
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This is perfect except for one thing:
There should be a bullet point for "spamming authors with tons of trolling comments" lol
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I've been reflecting on the similarities between Zutara and Reylo (there are a lot, by the way). And I realized that I could have written this about the hand touch scene and its aftermath in The Last Jedi almost word for word and it would be equally true for Reylo as it is for Zutara.
Fuck it, I'm gonna do it to prove my point! All changes are bolded:
Do you ever think about how absolutely wild Rey's behavior is in the hand touch scene and its aftermath?
Seriously, let's examine how batshit insane this scenario is.
Up to this point, Kylo has done pretty much nothing kind to Rey and a whole lot of shitty things to her.
And yet she's like "I will beat up the mentor I begged to teach me, put on mascara, and ship myself to my enemy FedEx Express! Because he showed regret and emotional vulnerability in the last three minutes!"
Yes, Kylo is being very genuine, and yes, Rey's default state is high empathy, but even taking that into account what the fuck was she thinking????
This is arguably the most whackadoo decision anyone makes in the entirety of Star Wars lmao
The only reasonable explanation I can come up with is that she did something unwise and radically kind for a person she should hate because she felt such a profound connection with Kylo at that moment.
No wonder these two ended up married with three children. That's how I remember it anyway 馃拝
As you can see, I didn't have to bold much lmao
Do you ever think about how absolutely wild Katara's behavior is in the crystal cavern scene?
Seriously, let's examine how batshit insane this scenario is.
Up to this point, Zuko has done pretty much nothing kind to Katara and a whole lot of shitty things to her.
And yet she's like "I will use this incredibly valuable, potentially life-saving spirit water on my enemy's non-life-threatening injury that's unlikely to be healed! Because he showed regret and emotional vulnerability in the last three minutes!"
Yes, Zuko is being very genuine, and yes, Katara's default state is high empathy, but even taking that into account what the fuck was she thinking????
This is arguably the most whackadoo decision anyone makes in the entirety of ATLA lmao
The only reasonable explanation I can come up with is that she offered to do something unwise and radically kind for a person she should hate because she felt such a profound connection with Zuko at that moment.
No wonder these two ended up married with three children. That's how I remember it anyway 馃拝
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Reblogging again because I just misread "message" as "massage"
Let me repeat for emphasis:
I read this as Azula suggesting that she should give Sokka a massage
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Idk what鈥檚 more entertaining; that she called him Socky or that she is a Sukka fan.聽
From here on out she鈥檚 calling him Socky in all of my Sokkla fics.聽
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