Were you really? What about? Aww, well you should read it over the summer. :)
They are good. How are things for you? The off-season came with a period of inactivity, but I'm getting back into the thing as 8th grade year begins to run down the hill and I constantly have less and less homework.
Yay! And sorry for mai late response, I was eating dinner.
Yeah, I'm still busy. I just find time to squirm on in here. I was just looking at the Legend of Kuruk. Haven't read it yet, but I remember moving it to your userspace when you first started it all those years ago because it had too little information. Ah, the good old days....
I will. It's exciting, but I'll be sad once it's over. I've heard high school goes by fast. What grade/age are you (in)?
Oh yeah Legend of Kuruk. Eh...I want to revitalize it but so far it has good reviews. I think I might do that tonight.
I'm 19 and a Senior. Let me give you a few pieces of advice for high school. Do well in 9th and 10th, don't slack in 11th (trust me you will want to.) When your a Senior have fun with it, it's pretty smooth sailing. Also make yourself a well rounded student, pick up a sport here and there and a couple of art classes. Also community service. :) Well that's if you want to go to college. They like diverse students. :)
Revitalize as in write the next chapter or something like that?
My brother is a junior. Where are you looking at for college? Ok. Thanks for the tips. I've heard junior year is the toughest year. I'm planning on running cross country and if I don't make lacrosse, then I'll run track. I'll most certainly be doing community service. And I want to go to college XD.
No I mean delete the story from the page, re-write parts of the last few chapters, update the main page, and put the story back on the wiki with each chapter a different page.
Yes, junior year, if I can put this frankly, just sucks. It is the hardest year, you are not yet a Senior but by then you are just fed up with people at your school and it is the most stressful because you have to try and figure out what you are going to do with your life.
First, I plan to just stay local and go to a community college for two years for Radiology. Get a job locally, and start saving up money and paying off loans. Then going to a private school for anthropology. Some time after that I plan flying out to London for a week and start looking for an apartmant or flat and more importantly a job. Then after I sort all that out make my move across the ocean. Welp those are my plans....you like? hahaha
It seems pretty stressful. The ACT and SAT do not sound fun. At all. And figuring out what you want to do with your life, other than being an author, I have no idea. :0
We have one of the best community colleges in the country in my town. So if I have to end up going there, at least I'm going somewhere good. :) Anthropology, huh? I'm thinking of taking a minor course in marine biology just for fun and the ocean and such. London is a great city if you've never been. Do you live in the UK? Move across the ocean? You mean, you're going to-*shudders*-North Korea? No! They suck I mean, they are flawless, Master, and beautiful. There is no way you will succed fail. *bows and backs out of room*. XD
Yeah, but don't worry yourself with Junior year yet. Focus on 9th first, you have a while before you need to enter freak out mode. haha
You will probably end up changing your mind a dozen times before your junior year trust me. I did and I even contemplated saying, screw you society and becoming a hermit in the woods with my best friend. Yeah, Junior year was not so great for me, but hey it made me stronger. No I don't live in the United Kingdom. I live in New York but I do hope to move to England, back to my roots I guess. I've even started teaching myself the history of England and Scotland, I know a lot about the monarchy.
Yeah, I guess two years is quite some time. My activity will definitely plummet Junior year, if not 9th or 10th. I just need some people to email me and bug me too get on. XD
I do want to be a writer, and that will never change. Marine biology just came from my awesome trip to Costa Rica so that I could go back there and hang out on the beach while really learning "dolphin behavior :P". I was just in New York over spring break. Massive city. It was so much different than I thought it would be too. I was kinda disappointed in Central Park... You teach yourself the history? That is kind of like this kid in my class who thinks Singapore and China and those countries are the best countries in the world and the US is a piece of sh*t, which really pisses me off. I'm a patriot. But that kid is self-teaching Mandarin! @_@ That's really cool, though. I have roots there too.
You will know when you figure out what you want to do. Like me I didn't just wake up one day and go, "Hey, I think I want to commit my life to looking at people's bones and studying thing hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of years old. " It takes a certain kind of person and when you learn what type of person you are you will then inturn learn what you wnat to do. You went to Costa Rica!? Awesome, I heard it is beautiful there, I love the tropics. Odd I know, I love the tropics yet want to move to England. I love NYC, but I'm from upstate New York. Where are you from? Yeah I do, forever the scholar. But trying to find history books about England in New York is not easy. Thankfuly though, THE INTERNET! I love learning things, languages, societies, cultures, history, sciences, etc. I would like him, sorta. While I conceed the point that America is not the top in a lot of things, it is still an awesome country. Anyway he seems like me in a way. I love Asian culture, philosphies, yadda, yadda. I've taught myself every country in the world and can name what their governments are. O______O Yeah, sometimes I don't have a life. I have a little of everything but primarily I'm English, Scotish, and German.
To me, studying bones does not seem like an option, no offense *crosses antrhopology off of list, then realizes it was never on there XD*. That's true. I'll probably gradually realize what I want to do with my life. But the great thing is, there are 1,000,000s of options for me. Yes. It was extremely beautiful and amazing and I miss it every second of everyday. It was a class field trip, so I got to go to one of the most biodiverse places on the planet with a bunch of friends and do a bunch of awesome things. I want to go back sooooo much. Haha yeah, that's not weird at all. At least Africa isn't too far away. :) I'm from Ohio, but Cape Cod is my second home. I love that place. That's probably one of the few things I'd miss if I hid in Costa Rica for my life :P. The Internet is a good thing. Social studies is my favorite thing. One of the best eras of all time is the Revolutionary Era. So. Freaking. Epic.
He can be annoying. When my Social studies teacher asks a question, he spazzes out and then goes onto a long rant without breathing and no one knows what he's talking about. I'm sure you're cooler than him. He doesn't even know what TV is....JK, but still, he's culturally ignorant. Yeah, Asia seems like a beautiful place. Except I hate China for everything they are doing to the US. Yeah, when I say I'm a patriot, I mean I would face rejection from the rest of the nation in order to stand for what I believe in, AKA, I'm an elephant. I know most countries, but can't name their government. You're life is this stuff. It's still a life, youngling that is older than me. No way! Me too!
It takes a certain type of person to want to do that. I've never been to Ohio, but I love Massachussetts. It is perhaps the most beautiful state I've been to. History is one of my best things too. Ah yes the Revolutionary Era, as Geroge III and Charolette of Mecklenburg sit on the throne of England. My most favorite time in modern history is perhaps the time around WWI, the Flapper Era & the Jazz Age. I love that time.
I can imagine. I do that sometimes too, but when I do it people stop talking, stare at me and rock back in forth in their desks because they are that impressed. Not even kidding it happens. I stay aware of what is happening as well. I may be socially awkward, but I'm not ignorant. XD Asia does seem incredibly beautiful and China, historically, is fascinating. I see, politically I fall right in the middle. I tend not to take one side, as an anthropologist you need to stay completely open and neutral. Awesome! I'm really to many to list but I really started getting obsessed with my English, Irish, and Scotish roots when I found I was decended from the early Scotish kings and the House of Stewart.
Massachusetts is very nice. It looks soo big on a map even if it's tiny. It's really weird. History is just s cool! The Revolutionary Era is simply epic and awesome. Gives me chills that people had the courage and faith to do such a great thing. WW1 wasn't super interesting to me. We just learned it and have a test next week. I've never heard of the Flapper Era or Jazz Age.
Yeah, we mostly don't know what he's saying. He literally does not breathe. That's nice. I'd rather be socially awkward than socially awkward and culturally inept. :P China seems really beautiful, and Singapore and Dubai seem just plain awesome. I mean, those cities are so technolocigally advanced it's cray-cray. That's pretty smart. If I were you, I'd totally vote for the Green party XD. You're descended from kings? Lucky. We come from peasants. Peasant party whoot whoot! But I think we came before the Civil War...
I'm not interested in the logistics of WW1 but more so in what was happening internally in the United States at the time. As for the Jazz Age and Flapper Era, they are one in the same. The Jazz Age, more commonly reffered to as the Roaring 20's, is that time frame in American history roughly the same time as WW1. It was the time of Vaudville, Prohibitions, the birth of Jazz Music. It was rebellious, and sophisticated, and everyone was basically on a high. It's a really cool time period. It is also the inspiration for the setting of LoK.
China does seem like a really cool place to visit. I probably will one day, should my plans succeed. Yeah, I'm descended from royalty, though the line of succession did not play in my favor and now I live in the middle of nowhere. :|
Sorry for the late reply, fell asleep yesterday, got really irritated once I awoke and forgot all about the message I was suppose to send. Oh well, life goes on.
Oh, yeah, the Roaring 20's. That does seem like a fun era to have lived in. Very extravagant, like all those rich fancy people in nice clothes and having elegant parties in those elegant restaurants in New York. The Prohibition is a very interesting thing, but something like that was kind of stupid...LoK has a cool setting, even though I prefer Aang's era. The world advanced much too fast...
I will too. Except it would have to be like a month long visit to spend time in cities and nature. Lucky. Haha, yeah, the throne always breaks. :)
That's okay. Pshah, it's not like I stared at my computer screen for hours, waiting for you to reply...heh...heh. *backs away awkwardly* XD
True, but in the case of England and Scotland, the family is still the same...sorta, it's complicated. Oh useless information for you, Swaziland is the only country in the world with an absolute monarchy.
An absolute monarchy is basically what everyone thinks of when they hear monarchy. An absolute monarchy is where a king's/queen's word is law. They are the government, their decrees are what is law. A constitutional monarchy is like England today. A monarch acts as a figure head to the government. They have certain powers but they have to opperate in the limits of the government. They have councils (parliment) to actually make laws. Unlike an absolute monarchy they are limited in what they can do.
Okay, so like the medieval ages. Gotcha on that. Absolute monarchy would be so confusing. It would suck. Democracy rocks! Oh, so like a Prime Minister and such. I got it. That's pretty interesting. Did you hear about the Boston Marathon. That's so awful....
Yes, exactly like the Middle Ages. Absolute Monarchy would really depend on the nature of the current soverign, if they are fair and just there is nothing to fear, if they are not then that sucks. Yes, a constitutional monarchy has parliment and a prime minister, they are the law making body where the soverign is head of the church (in England anyway) and more of a diplomate with certain powers, but they cannot do something that is not in accordance with the constitution. Yeah, I heard about it, I'm listening to the news right now.
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The Middle Ages sieemed like a fun but scary and dark time. Also confusing. One day something would be legal, but the next day it ain't. And absolute monarchy wouldn't be fun now. No no. Oh, so in England there is no separation of Church and State? It's so sad. Whoever did it is a downright bastard!
Do you know about Henry VIII, king of England? He is the one who had many wives, and beheaded them. Henry VIII had came to the throne and was married to his dead brother's wife Catherine of Aragon. However, after time went by he felt that God would not grant him a son by Catherine because the union wsa invalid. He asked the pope to grant him a divorce from Catherine and the pope said no. Enraged, he seperated from the Catholic Church to create the Church of England. He became the head of the Church of England and he allowed divorce, he then was free to divorce Catherine of Aragon. Which he did and took his second wife Anne Boleyn. It was because of Henry VIII seperating from the Catholic Church that the soverign of England became the head of the Anglican Church. In terms of seperation of Church and State, there is, the Queen is the head of the Church but Parliment does not have to operate on that idea.
Yeah, the pattern goes something like divorced beheaded executed, divorced beheaded ran away. Yeah, I've heard that story. And he fathered Elizabeth, one of the greatest queens of all time. He got excomunnicated. Teehee! Loser! Yeah, and then he created the Anglicans. I see. So it's kind of separated, but not like the US.
I hope they get caught and penalized...by death. Seriously, the death penalty needs to e enacted. It costs $200,000 for a single prisoner to be in jail for a year. Why do we have to pay for some murderer to stay alive? I just don't get it!
Jane Seymour- died from childbirth (his favorite wife)
Anne of Cleves- marriage annulled (he maintained a friendship with her)
Catherine Howard- beheaded
Catherine Parr- together until his death
Whenever you hear that he beheaded all his wives don't believe them only 1/3 of them.
Yeah, he was excommunicated, after his seperation from the Catholic Church of Rome.
Are you a hard-core Republican by chance? Anyway, I don't have an answer for you in that department really. If they get caught something radical will be done, I have no doubt but the death penalty? Probably not, we'll see how it plays out.
I knew he didn't behead all of his wives, just a few. But that's very interesting. I did think one ran away from him though....
Hahahaha he got excommunicated. That's what you got for being a butthead back then! :P
Yes, I am. I'm very hard-core. Firm and stuff. I believe in an eye-for-an eye, but mostly only for murder. I don't think if someone stabs me I should get to stab them for free, but if you kill someone, you deserve to die.
Can I ask you this though? In all honesty say someone accidentally murders someone. In reality it actually happened as an accident. Does the person still deserve to die?
Your in 8th grade right? You may find yourself one day in the future that you will be questioning all you thought you knew. You could meet someone who changes your total perspective on the world, not to mentioned as you age your opinons change. You learn more about the world and things do not match up like they did in the past. Now, don't mis interperate what I'm saying I do not believe there is anything wrong with being a Republican, and everyone is entitled to believe what they wish. However, time has a funny way of changing ones mind. Personally speaking I was a Republican in 8th grade, but as I grew older, I learned more about life, society and politics and now I side Libertarian, though I usually like to remain neutral. My alligence lies to logic and logic alone and to me Libertarians make the most logical sense. Your opinions may change or they may not, but I can guess that either your parents or someone you are very close to is a Republican, am I right?
No, I'm talking about first degree murder, not that kind of murder. I understand accidents. I mean manslaughter and 1st degree and such.
Yes, I am. I already kinda do XD. But I believe that I will stick with being a Republican. I recognize that and I'm interested in learning more about my world. I'm not misinterpreting it :). Libertarian? That's pretty cool. Personally, I don't really want to join a minor party, because, no offense, but their candidates don't ever win and I don't think they will in the near future. :/ But I respect your opinion. My parents, my family, and most of my school. I go to a Catholic school, so that's pretty common. :D
*Bray awkwardly butts in* Forgive me for intruding! I just saw something, and wanted to agree, personally.
You may find yourself one day in the future that you will be questioning all you thought you knew. You could meet someone who changes your total perspective on the world, not to mentioned as you age your opinions change. You learn more about the world and things do not match up like they did in the past. Now, don't misinterpret what I'm saying I do not believe there is anything wrong with being a Republican, and everyone is entitled to believe what they wish. However, time has a funny way of changing ones mind.
I grew up in a Republican house, with a Republican family, in a Republican town, with Republican schools. As you might guess, I used to be a strong Republican, but in recent years, I have found myself questioning my core beliefs. Is it because I forcefully made the decision to alter my morals? No, but rather that I have come to terms with the fact that I am an individual, and I have the right to determine what I support, instead of simply conforming to what I grew up hearing. As for my "party", I side with the better candidate of my choice, so you could say I'm neutral. My parents and family are strongly against things such as gay marriage and things of that nature (albeit my mother growing up in a Democratic home), yet I find myself not like them. I am a Christian, one of my friends is gay, and he has traveled to Africa 3 times for his entire summer to partake in mission trips; I'm not the judgmental person I was many years ago- I've realized what is right and wrong... in my eyes. I feel like too many people in today's society don't think for themselves.
I may hold many Republic beliefs, but there are still some things I disagree with them about. I don't care at all if people are gay or not. One of my friends is gay too and I could care less. Hell, he can be annoying at times, but if he wants to marry someone he loves, then by golly he can marry that person. I also am a firm believer in preserving nature, which is something more of the Green Party or Democrats.
The love of nature doesn't belong to any one party. (Get the reference? xD) I agree; love is love, regardless of who it is. And I too think we underestimate the power of nature. Hell, we used to live in the wild, so why are we eliminating it? It's just never made any true sense to me.
I don't like being part of a minority party either, but Libertairian is kind of the best of both worlds, if there is a 'best' in politics xD.
ByBray, thanks for your imput. I went through a similar situation a couple years ago. Oh yeah, I got the referance ByBray.
I don't like taking sides, I remain neutral, as it is the best atmosphere to be totally objective and as a totally objective person it actually becomes quite difficult to take sides. (I no longer know where I was going with this.)
In other news I just got back from watching Rock of Ages. Best Musical Ever!!!
I mean I love most musicals (except Fiddler on the Roof. But I like some of the songs.) and Les Mis, Wicked, Phantom, Gypsy, etc. Rock of Ages is a little risque but is has a good story, and all the music is 80's rock music. I really did not think I would like it but I was very wrong. It felt like an 80's rock concert.
The Libertarian Party has often been tied to the Socialist view of government, however, one's personal view on politics is not always 100% on base with the party they fall into, you know that from experience. As I said, I like to remain neutral in most topics, I may catagorize into the Libertarian Party but my ties to it are loose. As an anthropological mind often is, when one presents me with new iformation assestments must be made and adjustments are made. Anyway, can we get away from the politics for now? I don't mind talking about it however, I don't feel like this is a necissarily prudent to the rest of the message. Anyway, I really shouldn't get to invested in American Poltics, going to England ya know? XD
Acting is something I love and am pretty good at. There is something about portraying another that makes one, or at least me, feel accoplished. I was in a local convienent store the other day and I had just came off my latest production. I was not the lead, but I was a primary secondary character, and a lady stopped me and told me she would have liked the show better if I was the lead. Talk about a day being made. =D
Aside from acting I really do it all, I sing (decently, not amazing but not horrible), paint, dance, write, draw (sometimes x_x)
I am honored to accetp the First Emperor's message on my wall.
Okay, okay okay. I read The Search as well, I really liked it a lot! Especially the Earth Kingdom Scholar. I would really like to know more about him, but there are pleantly other things to talk about rather than what we wish we could know.
I would love to see a picture :) You know I do like information!
I was interested also in that dragon emperor stuff of the 'love amongst dragons' saga... would that be a reference to the 1st emperor? or another powerful emperor such as kangxi, etc? [as emperors were seen in china as the dragon in human form]?? mystery....
The question that will take GREAT time to be solved: Is that Ikem guy the true father of Zuko? ... :X
edit: that I am honored to accept... part SURELY reminded me of lake laogai and obviously The Earth King hah :)
Maybe, as Ursa seems to be a intelligent person [although I'm every time against her and blah blah blah] and she would mostly talk her way out of trouble, really.
The true father stuff I also think Zuko is Ozai's son, given the facial features and physical similarities between both [and northern chinese-styled black hair instead of a hue of brown, like Ikem].
But still, Ozai seemed to be scared/outraged/angry/IDK LOL/etc when he read that letter during his training on the palace. hinting that a secret, and a BIG one was inside that letter...
Question2: why the burning <pun intended> hell the firelord would be keeping a treasure trove [pirate-style heh] chock full of relics from the entire world [I counted an EK armor, a AN gong, a WT coat, FN weapons, etc etc] nearby the institution?
Sorry if I saw wrong, if that place is the palace then is all explained.
Edit: and I thanks you for noticing the hype about the scholar's similarity... anything chinese on the comic/show just makes it more enjoyable to me, and as you've noticed it this same principle works REVERSED in LOK [no chinese elements = show more boring = I wont comment]
And if they allowed atrocities such as TLA movie and the complete westernization and ruin of former setting [atla to lok]
I think this would ought to be a minor detail.
But for the sake of us all, I think Zuko IS Ozai's son, but inherited the weak side of the family. [imo]
I am not a easy-to scare person, uniting ancient China wasn't a easy job right? =)
BUT Azula surely was more scare-inducing than the 'real' Azula [pre-breakdown]. The badass mix between her originally awesomeness so to say, WITH the insanity and the whole madness those Ursa hallucinations and views bring her.
A mix of 'interesting' and 'sad', as I feel great sadness for her, too see her restrained and often oppressed for her hallucinations and stuff. In the end she saved 'the band of misfits' from the wasp-thingy, not Appa, neither Mr. Boomerand NEITHER the almighty Avatar.
Azula 3, rest 0.
The spirit wolf? mysterious, at least. It seemed to me something out from the spirit world, maybe he left it in a rift, similar to Hei Bai. oO
I'm interested in knowing what his role will be, but I expect it to be 'good', as we see him in the part 2 cover.
Yes, that's why I'm not worried that Zuko might be Ikem's son. Even though they allowed the atrocity that is The Last Airbender I don't feel like they would destroy Zuko's character arc. (Not touching LoK right now, haha)
I'm not easy to scare either, emotions are for the weak of mind.
Oh and good job by the way! Uniting ancient China must not have bene easy but the progress they've made.
Azula was certainly more scare-inducing than in the series. That was the only thing that really shocked me. She is certainly very intersting in this new addition to the series.
She is such a tragic character, you feel sorry for her but you can't help but be intrigued. She has such admireable characteristics but when you see the torment in her mind you can't help but feel depressed.
I feel like it is connected to Ikem in some way, but at this moment it is just too ambiguous.
Yea, I'm not touching stuff about LOK, or I can point here and there heh...
The Great Wall later became the national symbol, so that unification surely had its results! and the common language... used up until today, one nation one writing.
'emotions are for the weak of mind' badass alert is sounding right here. welcome to the imperial palace!! =)
Luen Yang managed to make Azula scary [normal for someone with cool firebending AND after a horrible breakdown] and at the same time 'rational' when it requires. For example she had the guts of jumping down from appa. IN FLIGHT. and confronting the spiritual moth stuff, where the rest was failing/cowing.
Ikem is an intriguing guy. You can see that he is no man of war or great courage, but when needed, he used the hudiedao [butterfly swords] of the theather prop [does it mean they worked in entertainment before?? oO] against the soldiers, and it was a dare defiance against the fire lord's order himself.
It's like being afraid of a small rat and slaying a giant, for example.
Yes, the opening [first pages] were much interesting.
[note: and it can be used as an argument for those who say the fire nation is very industrialized and other BS then we can point that town and say, if the <future> fire lady was born in a place like that, what else could be said for the rest of the commoners??]
The Earth Kingdom is far more urbanized, and I'm waiting for people to [fail] try to toss rocks and stuff at me this time HAH
About Ikem, I find his story to be interesting... was he the son of someone involved in entertainment?? maybe he was an actor [that's why he had so much masks and prop weaponry] main cast at the 'love amongst dragons'.
Would Ursa taking the kids to see it on their vacation a secret attempt on finding him acting on stage?? funny thing.
About both nations, it seem that EK is pre-industrial and very urbanized, with those aforementioned large urban centers, while the FN seems to be industrialized [only for war] and pre-urbanization, or something.
Few uban centers there are big enough to look like those in EK. It's reminds me of Russia under industrialization [early soviet period] on that matter, you know? 2/3 big urban centers, the rest scattered on smaller settlements around the country.
About Ikem, what intrigues/bugged me was, later he exiled himself like a castaway, build a makeshift hut etc etc AND saw the spirit wold nearby a pond right? Did you ALSO noticed that one rock has the same pattern as the boulder on 'the search 2' cover?
Maybe those 'petroglyphs' of some sort are signs of an lost/ancient civilization, OR a mark of some spiritual being realm [just like the hei bai statue, and the spiritual lake on the north pole]
Between the series & the comics, I feel like I'm being "jostled." We know it's an established fact that Zuko reigned as FireLord for a considerable amount of time; but now the comics seem to point out it was NEVER his right to rule in the first place. (I'm not saying it hasn't been done in the real world; nor do I disregard the idea the GAang carried their own share of "skeletons" after the HYW.) I just want to know if there'll be other facts on the show that may be "tweaked" through the comics.
Yeah, I know the feeling. I just recently found myself having time to spare. I had to quit something I was a part of due to medical reasons and now I can actually spend time on the wiki again yay!
The reasons I ask is that I just started writting a new fanon I had plans for for a while. Right now I'v been trying to drum up some news about it and get it recognized, I'd just like to have your opinion on it if you can spare a moment. Right now I have only written the preface and have been planning it out in my head. So if you wouldn't mind.
I know I said I'd started on it days ago, but well, complications came up and some sickness here and there anddd... Well, not much I can do but apologize! ^^" I've finally finished your review, though, and I hope everything's okay with you. Feel free to question anything you find problems with!
I had good reason to be excited. :) It was great, I can't begin to think of how to thank you. I'll take these suggestions into mind as I write the next 4 or 5 chapters, which will certainly be action packed and full of character development. :)
Yeah, it's really hard to hurt my feelings so I wouldn't likely be disappointed. Also I can take criticis well, so long that it's constructive by someone who knows what they are talking about. If you want me to message you when I release the next chapter.