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Hello! My name is Lia, formerly known as embraceyourinnerblossom. In between the regular things I do, I also like to obsess over fandoms. Proud feminist. At the moment this is primarily an Avatar blog with a side of just about everything else. I am also the mod of CitizensofBerk, AstridforChief, Kataangfanart, and Kataangprompts. No one has permission to repost my gifs / graphics.


blogquantumreality:

(Source: http://mer-bunny.deviantart.com/art/Sneak-Attack-178591830 )
I saw this fan art some time ago and just saw it again and wanted to say I like the Suki/Sokka cosplay here! :)

blogquantumreality:

(Source: http://mer-bunny.deviantart.com/art/Sneak-Attack-178591830 )

I saw this fan art some time ago and just saw it again and wanted to say I like the Suki/Sokka cosplay here! :)







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"It is the strength of your hearts that make you who you are. Hearts that will remain unbroken when all rocks and stone have eroded away. The time to fight back is now! I can tell you that the Avatar has returned! So remember your courage, let us fight for our freedom!"

posted 2 days ago with 230 notes

carebearkidd:

thedeadhatter:

chaosunit0010:

Why the hell were these guys in prison.

Probably for being the only fucking sane people in the entire town.

Nah, bro, I bet they’re legit criminals. And this scene does things for us as the audience: it humanizes these villains for one. Prisoners are people too, something that (at east in the US), we tend to fucking forget. For two, we only see them as sympathetic because of Aang. There’s a Jesus motif here, because Aang doesn’t judge them based on their past. It emphasizes Aang’s character as a monk.

To contrast, if Sokka was the one thrown in this cell, he—as a “water tribe warrior” would be less tolerant of the criminals and they’d simply be background characters, props to emphasize the terrible environment Sokka is in.

"Why the hell were these guys in prison?"

Well, they broke the law and it’s as simple as that. It’s the same for prisoners in the real world, and chances are you wouldn’t know you were talking to one unless you sat in his cell with him, like Aang does. And he still isn’t judging.

YES. That’s one of the best things about Avatar, in my opinion. We see over and over again that the “villains” are human. It introduces us to sympathetic Fire Nation character after Fire Nation character, while showing us characters from our “heroic” nations who are not the heroes they should be. 

It’s also one of the best things about Aang. He is so sweet and loving, and he doesn’t think anyone is undeserving of that love.


icallhimnina:

Narcissa Malfoy is the only known member of Voldemort’s inner circle not to have taken the Dark Mark.  First and foremost a mother, she was ruthless in doing whatever it took to keep her family together; maintaining her status while her husband was imprisoned in Azkaban and later becoming only the third person known to have deceived The Dark Lord.  Narcissa was calm where her sister was crazed, restrained where her husband was reckless and self-assured where her son aimed to prove himself.  Narcissa knew what mattered most and was a key factor in Harry Potter’s survival and Voldemort’s demise.
Narcissa Malfoy is the Head Bitch In Charge.


I just like…Narcissa Malfoy is not a feminist hero. NARCISSA MALFOY IS NOT A FEMINIST HERO. She’s impressive, don’t get me wrong. I love her a lot- she’s complex, she’s interesting. She’s an awesome character. But she’s also a blood purist, which is a very obvious allegory for racism/oppression in general. She’s a member of a group that is literally the wizarding world version of the KKK. Yeah, she cares more about her family than the Death Eaters, but she still agrees with them! She still raised her child to be an oppressive murderer! Narcissa watched people violently tortured in her home. She has very likely murdered innocents. The most likely  reason she is such a good Occlumens - the reason she could fool Voldemort - is because she had to fool dozens of very important public officials into not thinking she is a member of THE WIZARDING WORLD VERSION OF THE KKK. And I’m not telling you to not celebrate the fact that she’s a complex female character. Do that. That’s not what this post is doing. It’s glorifying / idealizing a character who does not deserve it.

icallhimnina:

Narcissa Malfoy is the only known member of Voldemort’s inner circle not to have taken the Dark Mark.  First and foremost a mother, she was ruthless in doing whatever it took to keep her family together; maintaining her status while her husband was imprisoned in Azkaban and later becoming only the third person known to have deceived The Dark Lord.  Narcissa was calm where her sister was crazed, restrained where her husband was reckless and self-assured where her son aimed to prove himself.  Narcissa knew what mattered most and was a key factor in Harry Potter’s survival and Voldemort’s demise.

Narcissa Malfoy is the Head Bitch In Charge.

I just like…

Narcissa Malfoy is not a feminist hero.

NARCISSA MALFOY IS NOT A FEMINIST HERO.

She’s impressive, don’t get me wrong. I love her a lot- she’s complex, she’s interesting. She’s an awesome character.

But she’s also a blood purist, which is a very obvious allegory for racism/oppression in general. She’s a member of a group that is literally the wizarding world version of the KKK. Yeah, she cares more about her family than the Death Eaters, but she still agrees with them! She still raised her child to be an oppressive murderer!

Narcissa watched people violently tortured in her home. She has very likely murdered innocents. The most likely reason she is such a good Occlumens - the reason she could fool Voldemort - is because she had to fool dozens of very important public officials into not thinking she is a member of THE WIZARDING WORLD VERSION OF THE KKK.

And I’m not telling you to not celebrate the fact that she’s a complex female character. Do that. That’s not what this post is doing. It’s glorifying / idealizing a character who does not deserve it.