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kkachi95 · 2 days ago
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Me too Zuko, me too
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outpastthemoat · 2 days ago
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minor atla character to whom i’ve unexpectedly lost my heart: this guy
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lieutenant jee, so mysterious.   why his cropped hair in a nation where a topknot is prestigious??  how did he come to take a position on zuko’s warship?? how did he refrain from mutiny for so long?  and where did he learn to play the pippa so well??
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i really enjoy his mini-arc with zuko through book one, and how jee goes from challenging zuko’s commands to establishing a mutual respect for each other.  “the storm” sets jee up as a narrative stand-in for ozai, whose outspokenness compels zuko to attempt to reenact the traumatic events that lead to the agni kai with his father and subsequent banishment.  jee and zuko nearly come to blows after zuko insists that the lives of the crew are inconsequential in regards to his search for the avatar.  but iroh intervenes with the tale of zuko’s history, leaving jee with new knowledge and respect for zuko.  and so the cycle of violence that zuko is still stuck in is never completed.  jee goes from complaining about zuko in the boiler room to actively helping him in his search for the avatar.  
there’s an entire category of atla fics where zuko gets adopted by various characters, so where are my “jee reluctantly adopts his traumatized, rage-filled teenage superior officer” fics??  
lieutenant jee is definitely dad-shaped.  he is grumpy, officially Too Old For This, and so completely done dealing with this little shit.  
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i mean, are you even a zuko father-figure if he’s not mouthing off to you??
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don’t you just hate it when your dad tells you your behavior is atrocious and you know that he’s right??
in fact, he’s SO dad-shaped that after jee chastises zuko for endangering the crew and disrespecting his uncle (a classic dad move by the way; only a Real Dad would scold you for your behavior in front of Literally Everyone You Know), zuko immediately tries to fight him.  because that’s what you do with dads, right??
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and the ultimate indicator of a father-son relationship: after antagonizing jee and shouting at iroh and having an absolute meltdown in front of all his men, zuko literally goes and puts himself in time out.  HE GOES TO HIS ROOM AND SITS THERE UNTIL HE’S SORRY.  
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i can’t get over how zuko essentially puts himself in time out to think about what he’s done.  
and then zuko goes and rescues the helmsman, which causes jee to make this face:
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“maybe this terrible child isn’t quite as terrible as I thought!”
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zuko and his two dad-shaped guys.
and in the episodes that follow, jee not only refrains from leading the mutiny he’s clearly been considering, but is shown to have a respectful working relationship with zuko afterwards.
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bonus father-son bonding over firebending training!
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anyway i stan a lieutenant jee.
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yinza · 16 hours ago
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Recent commission for @kataangisforlovers of an outtake from the famous family photo. Thanks again for commissioning me!
[Image Description: Sepia-toned digital fanart depicting adult Aang and Katara with their three young children. Kya is standing on a small circular table with her arms crossed, her head turned to the side to stick her tongue out at Bumi. Bumi stands beside the table, turning towards his sister to stick his tongue out in turn, except he is smiling as he does so. Katara stands behind and to the right of Kya, looking down at them with a smile. She holds a baby Tenzin in her left arm, and with her right hand she is reaching to tug a lock of hair free from his grasp. Behind them, Aang is looking down at Kya with an open-mouthed smile, his right hand hovering over Bumi’s shoulder and his left reaching around Katara’s. /end ID]
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kids watching a kid's show: haha look mom (main characters name) is so cool they are so strong and pretty I hope them and (love interest) end up together
teenagers/adults watching a kid's show: so here's my essay about why this character rIGHT THERE doesn't have the recognition they deserve bc of all the trauma they've experienced — clearly more explored in the books — which is worth a whole spin off. And also DID YOU NOTICE THAT LOOK THAT CHARACTER GAVE THEIR BEST FRIEND IM SMELLING GAY ROMANCE IN MY TABLE
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unfortunately-rosie · a day ago
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Look, I’m not DEFENDING azula, I’m just saying that if I PERSONALLY had the ability to shoot lightning out of my fingers at my brother any time that he was annoying at age 14 I ALSO might not have handled that very responsibly,,, so like I UNDERSTAND
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You either have a sibling relationship like Sokka and Katara where you equally support and playfully mock each other, or you have one like Zuko and Azula where you go from murder to beach vacation back to murder.
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cryoverkiltmilk · 2 days ago
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Primary Regions of Venn Diagram:
Prince Zuko
Laszlo Cravensworth
Batman
Darth Vader
Trait shared by Prince Zuko and Laszlo Cravensworth:
Bisexual with no social awareness
Trait shared by Laszlo Cravensworth and Batman:
Numerous exes
Trait shared by Batman and Darth Vader:
Wears all black and a cape
Trait shared by Darth Vader and Prince Zuko:
Burn scars
Trait shared by Prince Zuko, Laszlo Cravensworth, and Batman:
Bad theatre experience
Trait shared by Laszlo Cravensworth, Batman, and Darth Vader:
Has met, or been, a ghost
Trait shared by Batman, Darth Vader, and Prince Zuko:
Parental issues
Trait shared by Darth Vader, Prince Zuko, and Laszlo Cravensworth:
Service industry experience
Trait shared by Prince Zuko, Laszlo Cravensworth, Batman, and Darth Vader:
Menaced by Marc Hamill
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charlesoberonn · 11 hours ago
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Sokka: How did you deal with the Fire Nation foot soldiers?
Aang: I just covered them in several dozen feet of snow.
Sokka:
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kiiwiiarts · 2 days ago
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Toph Beifong best girl
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der-andere-aang · 2 days ago
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“It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If you 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.” 
“All this four elements talk is sounding like Avatar stuff.”
“It is the combination of the four elements in one person that makes the Avatar so powerful.”
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ponytailzuko · 15 hours ago
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[ID: Two images of a digital drawing of Zuko and Katara from Avatar: the Last Airbender. They’re both in their outfits from the Southern Raiders episode. They’re standing next to each other, both smiling and looking at the camera. Zuko has an arm around Katara’s shoulders, and Katara has an arm around Zuko’s waist. The first image has text written in Impact font, “Can’t attempt murder if u ain’t cute.” The second image is the same drawing without text. End ID] 
was trying to draw something else yesterday but it wasn’t going well so i just had fun messing around doodling this instead
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an-unknownsoul · 2 days ago
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No but give me a Katara who will pat Zuko on the cheek when she’s feeling fond or in a distracted manner, anytime really and it always his scarred cheek.
And she does it in a way that is so natural and doesn’t really get why some people will look at her and stare in absolute astonishment or scandalized— all she knows is Zuko will lean into her touch and let his eyes slip closed in a brief moment of vulnerability, and she forgets about the looks instantly.
Physical touch is something they work on, and it’s something Zuko cherishes, but Katara is the only one to touch his scar in a way that makes him feel vulnerable and raw but safe. Intimate in a way he knows he could never be with anyone other than her.
Just give me physically affectionate Katara and absolute goo pile Fire Lord Zuko in front of stuffy old council members 😭
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atlaculture · 2 days ago
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Cultural Practices: Earth Kingdom Money Pt. 2
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At the end of “The Blind Bandit”, Toph’s father offers Xin Fu and Yu a small treasure chest filled with gold. The form the gold takes is known as yuanbao (元寶) in Mandarin and sycee (細絲) in Cantonese, with the shape resembling a small boat. Yuanbao were not made by a central bank or mint but by individual goldsmiths for local exchange. In other words, Toph’s family has such an excess of gold that they need to hire an artisan to shape it all into consistent and stylish units of exchange. Perhaps they own a gold mine?
In present-day China, gold sycees remain a symbol of wealth and prosperity and are commonly depicted during the Chinese New Year festivities.
Like what I’m doing? Tips always appreciated, never expected. ^_^
https://ko-fi.com/atlaculture
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fanonical · 2 days ago
aang: if you count from the day i was born, i'm the oldest person alive, technically
bumi: au contraire bitch
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hakoda and suki are the best father-in-law/daughter-in-law combo like u cant convince me this family dynamic isn’t perfect
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