So, recently, I've been thinking. I've been thinking about the wiki as a whole, and in more recent days, I've been becoming more and more involved in the "dark side" of the wiki. But more on that later.
Basically, this blog isn't an excuse to rant, it isn't an outright bash of the wiki, it's not really even an attempt to chaange the wiki. All in all, this blog is just my chance to say why I've had thoughts about leaving the wiki so many times now. And it's also about why this wiki has always prevailed in keeping me around.
Always. It's always prevailed, and in those times of doubt, I've been able to remember why I love the wiki, and why I could never leave. I am literally obsessed with this wiki, and when I'm not in school, I'm almost …Read more >
When I first arrived on Avatar Wiki in November 2008, the initial treatment of my views was not enthusiastic. I had suggested that the Aang article be shortened into something readable, preferably in my mind by moving Aang's biographical history to separate articles – a strategy that we have since taken up. But at the time, the establishment of the wiki were dismissive of the opinion I had taken and asked what was wrong with me.
There was nothing wrong with me. They later recognised that as well, and a few short months later I was as respected a contributor as any. (I hold respectability in much higher regard than any position of adminship.) But I recognised the dangers exhibited in that initial attitude, and as a result, I have always soug…Read more >
Suki joined the Kyoshi Warriors at age eight, and had become their leader within seven years at the very most. This implicitly suggests that she followed in the path of the Kyoshi Warriors dutifully throughout the intervening timing, and also that following said duty to the Island was the immediate social background to much of her late childhood and early teenage years, rather than her parents. As it was not until Team Avatar showed up that Kyoshi Island broke out of the isolationism it had kept itself to for most of the hundred years of the War, Suki would have been used to dutiful work being rewarded by "society at large" (namely, the society of the Island) while working on the presumption that the evils of war were predominating in the …Read more >
Being a follower of my faith, I am well-versed in the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. Recently, I've re-watched "Zuko Alone" and did an in-depth analysis of its themes and came across the notion that a few key events in the episode may allude to certain situations in the Book of Genesis, the first of the five books in the bible. Whether this was a coincidence on Mike's and Bryan's parts or an actual reference to the religious texts is ambiguous at best, but I will be exploring the latter possibility with this blog.
The first instance I will investigate occurs when Ozai talks to his father, Azulon, about transferring his older brother Iroh's birthright to him due to the former's failure in besieging Ba Sing Se and voluntarily …Read more >
Chapter Twenty: The Siege of the North, Part 2
A review (and some demotivation) of Book 1: Water, Chapter 20: The Siege of the North, Part 2.
Previously in Avatar: Zukaang wins. Hahn needs to die. Katara’s a bad@$$ Waterbending Master now.
I’m writing this one without spellcheck. How fun!
Excuse me if I make any daang spelling errors; I’ll try to fix them, but . . .
Onto your regularly scheduled programming!
In the meantime, while they leave Momo—without alerting anyone else, like Pakku, Chief Arnook, etc. that the freaking Avatar has gone freaking missing, since that’s not something you do or something—he incidentally eats both koi fish . . . or he tries to. Hilarity and hijinks ensu…Read more >
Chapter 19: The Siege of the North, Part 1
A review (and some demotivation) of Book 1: Water, Chapter 19: The Siege of the North, Part 1.
Previously in Avatar: Sexist people dying. Waterbending. Pulling strings. Oh yeah, and semi-adultery.
This is Sangok. He later goes to become Korra’s grandfather.
All right . . . all right . . . waiting . . . waiting . . .
[hides from the sudden missiles that explode all around her]
So you see how, in the course of several days or weeks—it’s not very clear—Katara becomes a Waterbending Master . . .
But it took Pakku years to learn?
Wait wait wait.
This would be like someone learning to write Korean . . . in two weeks.
An…Read more >
Chapter 18: The Waterbending Master
A review (and some demotivation) of Book 1: Water, Chapter 18: The Waterbending Master.
Previously in Avatar: Some random filler. Faangirling. Balloons. Plot holes. A temple most Wowbagger-ish.
One second. I know that I usually have these kinds of warnings at the beginning of my demotes, and no one pays any attention to them. Therefore, I’m going to spell it out loud and clear:
I’ve been nominated for fanon admin, and this is really making me nervous. Thus, I know for a fact that my demotes aren’t up to the standard right now, and I sincerely apologize, but I can’t help it. =S Enjoy the posters, which were not created in the storm of butterflies in m…Read more >
Chapter 17: The Northern Air Temple
A review (and some demotivation) of Book 1: Water, Chapter 17: The Northern Air Temple.
Previously in Avatar: It doesn’t matter, because the only person who ever cared about it was Aang; Katara seemed to totally forget or something. Funny masks. Jeong x2.
Aang. He laughs at gravity all the time. Heh-heh-heh, gravity.
So I have a totally random question. Why are they still walking around in Water Tribe clothing or, in Aang’s case, Air Nomad clothes. Wouldn’t it make far more sense to, I don’t know . . . change clothes or something? Just a thought? You think that no one is going to notice the giant arrow on Aang’s head? It’s kind of hard to miss.
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Chapter 16: The Deserter
A review (and some demotivation) of Book 1: Water, Chapter 16: The Deserter.
Previously in Avatar: Aang hurting Katara emotionally. Boat—I mean Bato—get it? Oh, anagrams—and Pimproh action.
Okay . . . instead of doing this blog in my usual seven days, I did it in three. This means rushing. This means unfunniness. This means . . . did I just spell unfunniness as unfunniness? Yes, you know there’s something deathly wrong with me.
Also, Jeong Jeong looks nothing like his poster.Read more >
Chapter 15: Bato of the Water Tribe
A review (and some demotivation) of Book 1: Water, Chapter 15: Bato of the Water Tribe.
Previously in Avatar: Unrequited love, which is now a pandemic in some countries. Aang blushing. Flower innuendo. Oh, oh, and Zuko. Lots and lots of Zuko. So much Zuko, in fact . . .
You know, I’m convinced. Aang and the Gaang are so lucky, I bet you that he finds a four-leaf clover every time he takes a step.
In the entire world, there is only one person like Bato.
And they just manage to find him.
Don’t make me pull out the calculator. That’s ridiculous.
“Did you guys lose something?”
“No, we found something!”
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