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Another year.

Another year.

paintedladyspirit:

I cannot begin to express how appreciative I am of what the Legend of Korra is doing in terms of addressing mental health. These last two episodes have blown me away. The writers have managed to craft a story with true depth and a sort of realism that’s so rare. I can honestly say I have never watched a show where the protagonist’s mental illness and/or struggles were treated with such respect and honesty.
I know I already wrote about this, but the latest episode (The Coronation) really sealed my impression with the inclusion of Korra’s scenes with Toph. Toph’s tough love approach was definitely what we all expected from her, but it was also something else. It was a perspective that is almost NEVER portrayed accurately - the really sucky, toxic, and sometimes near addictive aspects of mental illness.
When Toph accused Korra of not letting her remove the poison, I instantly thought back to my own experience with depression. At my darkest point, it was really hard to think about getting better. I couldn’t picture it, and honestly at times it felt easier to stay depressed. If I was always so tired and had a hard time even getting out of bed, then why even bother trying to get better? Being sad was hard, but putting effort into not being sad was even harder.
It was a vicious cycle that I’ve never been able to fully explain, but the fact that this show even metaphorically implied it is groundbreaking. (Of course, I only speak for myself and my personal experience, so do understand that I’m not trying to be spokesperson or anything).
Can you imagine if other shows were inspired to take the perils of mental illness head-on? So many more people would understand, or feel comforted. I’m just grateful that LOK is doing what it’s doing.

paintedladyspirit:

I cannot begin to express how appreciative I am of what the Legend of Korra is doing in terms of addressing mental health. These last two episodes have blown me away. The writers have managed to craft a story with true depth and a sort of realism that’s so rare. I can honestly say I have never watched a show where the protagonist’s mental illness and/or struggles were treated with such respect and honesty.

I know I already wrote about this, but the latest episode (The Coronation) really sealed my impression with the inclusion of Korra’s scenes with Toph. Toph’s tough love approach was definitely what we all expected from her, but it was also something else. It was a perspective that is almost NEVER portrayed accurately - the really sucky, toxic, and sometimes near addictive aspects of mental illness.

When Toph accused Korra of not letting her remove the poison, I instantly thought back to my own experience with depression. At my darkest point, it was really hard to think about getting better. I couldn’t picture it, and honestly at times it felt easier to stay depressed. If I was always so tired and had a hard time even getting out of bed, then why even bother trying to get better? Being sad was hard, but putting effort into not being sad was even harder.

It was a vicious cycle that I’ve never been able to fully explain, but the fact that this show even metaphorically implied it is groundbreaking. (Of course, I only speak for myself and my personal experience, so do understand that I’m not trying to be spokesperson or anything).

Can you imagine if other shows were inspired to take the perils of mental illness head-on? So many more people would understand, or feel comforted. I’m just grateful that LOK is doing what it’s doing.

avatarlegends:

cainora:

We have the best cast (x)

This bit though  

element-of-change:

Katara and Trauma

"And I promise you, if you dedicate yourself to getting better, you’ll recover stronger than ever."

Somebody’s a little light on their feet!  What’s your fighting name? The Fancy Dancer?!

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I have faith again (at least to Tumblr XD)

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I have faith again (at least to Tumblr XD)

giancarlovolpe:

stfueverything:

dbvictoria:

With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.

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34 years later and this is STILL relevant

I used to watch Siskel and Ebert all the time. They had a lot to do with teaching me to appreciate movies - as well as shaping my stance on ethical issues like this.

It saddens me all this time has passed and not much has changed. But I am also thankful they got through to me at such a young age. To me, it’s proof that talking about important issues is worth it. Some of us will eventually get it.

Glad to see that nothing’s changed. XD

Tagged: #*tears*

I want II.5 so badly…

Am I the only one with is done with all this hatred about Baatar's parents? I left this fandom because if the ship wars, decided to give it another chance only to come back to more ship wars.

@Anonymous

fanandboomerang:

official-sokka:

No, I totally feel you. Ship wars start from the smallest of things. Even something as simple as a headcanon about who Bataar’s parents are and I think that’s fucking ridiculous. All the ship wars need to STOP. Aggressive shippers need to take a chill pill and stay with their ship. Don’t bash ships. Don’t start arguments because you don’t like a headcanon. Don’t follow a blog you know hardcore ships your NOTP, just so you can bash it. Don’t reblog someones ship just to bash it. DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE. Don’t get all defensive because your ship isn’t canon and you can’t handle it. Everybody just needs to fucking relax and get over themselves. And if someone is offended by this, they’re obviously one of the asshole people who participate in hate. What we NEED to do is enjoy this show because this is the last time we get anything Avatar for a long time. OR FOREVER.

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tmntmaster:

twenty0nine:

So I made this gif set for my TMNT crazy fiancé and her equally crazy bff.

Personally, I really enjoyed the 2012 series.
Especially hearing Rob Paulson as Donnie!
*fanboy moment*

Cowabung- I mean Booyakasha!!
Hope you like them :D

Cosplayer, Blacklash Jo as Karai
Cosplayer, Chibifiedkitunes as April O’Neil 
Videographer, Rescend

Cosfest XIII
TMNT 2012
5D Mark III, Canon 17-35 F2.8L
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These April and Karai cosplayers are perfect!

avatarwindboy:

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So, when Book 3 was first coming out, and everyone was all crazy because they thought Suyin HAD to be Sokka’s kid, my brother came up with a theory that I found even weirder. He just mentioned it in passing, but he kept coming back to it. Like, we’d be watching the show, and he’d mention it. Or we’d be talking about things, he’d mention i again. It wasn’t fully baked, and he seemed to brush it off after he said it, but I noticed he seemed to be the only one with the idea. 

   He kept saying how he thought out of everyone we’ve seen, he thinks Su’s husband could be Sokka’s son. 

   Baatar is clearly Water Tribe decent, is an architect, drawn to independent women, and I mean look at him. There’s also the fact that ‘Baatar’ seems to have a WT twist to it (sounds almost like ‘Bato’ and ‘Katara’ put together, no?)

    I never gave it much thought until today’s episode. And look at Baatar Jr—You mean LITTLE SOKKA?

   At first it made me nervous. I hate  the idea of Su being Sokka’s because, no matter what shippers want to think, it would mean Sokka never stepped up as a Father. Unless Voldemort came and put a curse on him like ‘If you ever talk to your daughter she will die’ there is NO excuse for a parent never being a part of a child’s life. It would ruin Sokka’s character for me. But, watching today, I was finding myself thinking “Yeah, that kid’s related to Sokka….”

   And then I looked up the father. Baatar Jr doesn’t look like Su; he’s the spitting image of his father. 

     I don’t think it’s true; I think Tenzin would have mentioned ‘My cousin’ when Korra went to the metal city. But ,I’m just throwing it out there. This kid looks like Sokka. 

    Maybe it’s just that Southern Water Tribe good looks though.

equalistmako:

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i think mAKO’S GOTTEN  T A L L E R  (ʘ‿ʘ✿)