Aoba: Only competent with rollerblades. Give him skates and he’ll have no idea how to change directions.
Sly Blue: Only competent with rollerskates. Speed-skating between everyone and being a showoff about it.
Koujaku: The guy who’s wobbling the entire time he’s on wheels but he miraculously hasn’t fallen down yet.
Noiz: That one asshole who lowers the confidence of everyone in the room because he’s casually speed-skating backwards and fucking break dancing without crashing into a damn thing.
Clear: He isn’t doing the airplane arms for balance, he’s doing it because he’s actually pretending like he’s an airplane.
Mink: The grown-ass man who ends up colliding with a child.
Mizuki: That one loser who ends up injuring himself in front of everyone.
Virus: Can’t move without holding onto someone.
Trip: The guy he’s holding onto.
Sei: The one adult who’s teaching himself how to skate in the children’s section.
Ren: Best friends with the wall.
Haruka and Nain: The couple who’s casually synchronized dancing.
"Our characters are very connected because Steve Rogers was close with Howard Stark and there’s something definitive and tangible about their relationship. If Steve Rogers and Tony Stark’s relationship doesn’t work, then the film doesn’t work." Robert Downey Jr.
Mikoto Suoh - dinglytitanstuck
Kuroh Yatogami - gee-kid
Photographer - crimson-chaos-cosplay
Lesson Number 22: Never let your guard down around a pretty girl.
I CAN’T GET OVER HIS FACE WHEN HE REALIZES THAT HICCUP IS OKAY AND THAT HE FREAKED OUT OVER NOTHING
I swear to fukkin dragon-god Hiccup…
Okay guys. I’m going to be blunt. Please stop sending me messages like this, it makes me really uncomfortable and sick.
I don’t mind compliments or anything, I find it sweet when anyone does but messages like the ones above creep me out and to be honest its really unsettling and rude. You wouldn’t go up to someone in public and say this, so don’t just becuase your on anonymous.
If you want to get to know me I have no problem with it, but this isnt the way to go about it, nor get my possitve attention. Usually I ignore messgaes like this, but I’m getting them far to often lately and I’ve had enough. Stop.
World History in a nutshell.
This is literally the best fucking metaphor for World History and you cannot tell me otherwise.
Except no, this is totally WRONG.
The Air Nomads are based on Tibetian monks, as well as other cultures with concepts of Buddhism. This is reflected in the practice of shaving their heads, meditation, and vegetarianism. Aang’s clothes are very similar to that of the Shaolin monks. Even the location and architecture of the air temples resembles those found in Tibet.
The Fire Nation is inspired by the government and politics of Imperialist and Maoist China (as well as Imperial Japan). There was a little thing called Free Tibet a few years back which was quite in vogue with you psuedo-social-justice types. Do you remember what that was about? In 1951, China invaded Tibet and claimed sovereignty over them. As with most wars, depending on whose views you share, stories can differ. The Chinese (*cough*fire nation*cough*) claim to have reduced taxes, unemployment and built schools. However they achieved this through extortion, torture, murder, and oppression of the Tibetan culture. Thus, Avatar’s Hundred Year War.
The Water tribes are based on Inuit people. This one is really obvious. They share the same visual coding of colour, use furs in the clothing, live in polar regions in igloos and yurts, and rely on fishing as their primary food source.
The Earth Kingdom is a mixing pot of various Asiatic cultures including China, India, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Each city/town will reflect some of these more strongly than the others.
If you agree with the labelling in the above gifset, you’ve either completely missed the point of Avatar, or just don’t give a fuck about actual World History or anything outside of what’s popular with tumblr “social justice”. You all harp on about needing more representation in the media but as soon as you’re given something as beautiful as Avatar, with a huge diversity of non-Eurocentric cultures, you completely misconstrue it. What you’ve done is erased the importance of all these individual (and indigenous) cultures, and replaced it with your own (anti-white) political agenda.
(And honestly, who uses umbrella labels like “asians” and “white people”. That’s ignorant and racist as fuck)
Bless Tumblr user barrelsofdwarrows for the above and for calling people out on their narrow-minded bullshit.
That was excellent.