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  • That thread got removed by the OP, literally because I swore, but I'm personally not going to contest it, because I never liked it anyway. I just thought I'd give you the link, assuming it still works, because I figured you might be interested.

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  • The final chapter of the miniseries focuses on our crazy, evil, beloved, armless waterbender; Ming-Hua. Or is she really that evil? Find out! ;-) Hope you enjoy this dramatic chapter: "The Enemies of Destiny".

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  • The third chapter focuses on the lavabender Ghazan. Hope you enjoy "The Allies of Destiny"!

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  • The second chapter of the miniseries focuses on the combusitonbender P'Li! Hope you enjoy "Silent Screams"! :-)

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  • This chapter focuses on the backstory of Zaheer. Hope you enjoy "Dour Streets" :-)

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  • He's personally my faviorite villain, and have your opinions changed since you saw him in book 4?

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    • The Red Lotus underwent overall villain motive decay after a certain point.  Additionally, Zaheer had some character traits which I'm sure were supposed to be neutral quirks as opposed to villain signifiers, but which I nonetheless found grating.

      So, once the novelty of his being an antagonistic airbender wore off, I simply didn't find myself getting invested in him as a character—at least, not in his own right—the way I did the other three.  His being the sole survivor didn't help his case—especially in light of the outright fridging of P'Li—either.  And as for his role in Book 4: I liked seeing him get nice-job-breaking-it-antivillained, but otherwise found it a bit contrived.

      I will, however, give him credit for not being yet another sharp-featured waterbender with sibling issues.

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    • To each his own but the thing I do love about Zaheer is that he truly wanted what was best for the world without putting himself/ ego before it like the other three did ( kuvira unalq and Amon). He stood for what he believed in to the end while Amon cowarderd after he was revealed a bender, Unalaq didn't Reguard anything he once believed in after fusing with vaatu like there is light and dark in every spirit he just wanted the dark part. And Kuvira wanted unity and order but put her own needs over her peoples even jepordizing the life of the one she loved. But anyway I like Pli as well but I see that as more of a poetic death than a brutal one, one of my faviorite Zaheer scenes is when he and Pli confess their love right before the battle it's just awesome.

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    • Ehh...I'd say that Kuvira only being in it for herself is questionable, and Amon wimping out is irrelevant.  But if anything, Zaheer's being well-meaning makes his half-assed jump off the slippery slope even worse; it's like "you had antivillain cred, but now I just hope you get Fogged."  (Also, for all his talk of freedom, he Fogged a dude.)  And it remains that he was part of what was effectively a team of supervillains with three minibosses who were far and away more evocative than him.

      And...I loved that adorable P'heer scene.  Still: whether or not P'Li's death was "poetic" isn't really relevant to it being an example of a cheap, played-out, and actually kind of grody cliché. (And, considering the franchise, a surprisingly blatant and unabashed example at that; there's some debate concerning Yue, but I'd argue that Yue died for the entire story arc as opposed to for Sokka's character arc alone.)

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    • I kinda felt Yue was more of a sacrificial lamb because she was only in what 3 episodes while Pli got at least 10 and Pli was a unique bender while Yue really didn't have much going for except being the one to sacrifice to save the moon.

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  • Hey, Deist Zealot, I don't know if you know this, but we have a newsletter called The Ba Sing Se Times. I noticed that you have a lot to say about all things LoK in the War Room and was wondering if you'd be interested in writing an article about The Legend of Korra. The newsletter is looking for canon contributors, and it would be awesome if we could get your input! If you're interested, you can message KMP, the editor of the newsletter, in regards to a submission.

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  • I have a question for you. What's your favourite element out of the four?

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  • Though I should really be following my own advice. But I'm not.

    Funny that you think you're in any position to accuse others of grasping at straws. You've been doing nothing but from the get-go.

    I disagree.

    And for what? To tie yourself in knots to avoid acknowledging that a cheap, skeevy move was made?

    Uh, those words have no objective meaning. "Cheap" basically means unjustified & "skeevy" basically means distasteful. I found P'Li's death both justified & tasteful, hence I do not recognize your opinion as objective truth, hence I wouldn't say that it is.

    You're hardly in any position to complain about my suspecting you of bias over it—and especially not after trying to derail about "offense."

    And you're hardly in a position to complain about me thinking you're offended, since you obstinately refuse to let go of any perceived insult.

    Also? Considering that the vast majority of your argument has consisted of the selfsame excuses made by people who think they're "debunking" Anita Sarkeesian? She wouldn't be in your corner. At all.

    They don't, though. For starters, I do not claim to be "debunking" Anita, & have actually defended the veracity of her arguments on numerous occasions, such as here & here, where I am known as "TheLithp." So my criticism has already diverged from theirs quite significantly.

    This is a difference that I think she would recognize. I think she has enough experience being stereotyped as a man-hater by people twisting her words that she wouldn't accuse me of being some frothing-at-the-mouth MRA simply because there happen to be some superficial similarities between my arguments & theirs. Though I don't actually know what she would think, as I don't have the benefit of talking to her to find out. But it's actually not even really relevant, because I don't need her express endorsement to cite her arguments.

    Also, I'm not sure, but I think she's previously said that there's a difference between women being the specific targets of violence versus being hurt by equal opportunity violence, hence why people complained about the "Bros Before Hos" trophy in God of War, but not the fact that there were female enemies in the 1st place. Someone said that, & I don't know who else I would have been watching.

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    • Yes, you should have followed your own advice:  Since you were the only one using the word "closing statement," you should have quit after that post regardless of what. 

      In fact, I thought that you'd had the good sense to quit.

      The fact that you didn't quit—and took it to my page, no less—indicates that you didn't want to "close" it; you wanted to win.  Not only is it not a contest, but...seriously; even if it were, you'd need more than derailing tactics (the reason I bring up your "offense" nonsense is that it's a transparent attempt to shift the topic from the plot point to me) and attempts to move the goalposts in order to "win."  (A world in which such plot points aren't a recurring pattern with nasty implications, for one.)

      And I never accused you of claiming to debunk Anita Sarkeesian (much less called you a "frothing-at-the-mouth MRA" or anything of the sort).  I said that your dismissal tactics in regards to the fridging of P'Li are the same sort used against Ms. Sarkeesian's examples by people claiming to "debunk" her—and, as such, she would not be in your corner.

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    • Since you were the only one using the word "closing statement,"

      I doubt that, that's something that I usually check.

      you should have quit after that post regardless of what.

      Yes, that is what I said.

      The fact that you didn't quit—and took it to my page, no less—indicates that you didn't want to "close" it; you wanted to win. Not only is it not a contest,

      So what you're basically telling me here is that it's wrong for me to speculate on your motives for saying something, but it's okay when you do it.

      And I never accused you of claiming to debunk Anita Sarkeesian (much less called you a "frothing-at-the-mouth MRA" or anything of the sort). I said that your dismissal tactics in regards to the fridging of P'Li are the same sort used against Ms. Sarkeesian's examples by people claiming to "debunk" her—and, as such, she would not be in your corner.

      Those sound like the same damn thing to me, but whatever.

      If I sound dismissive, that would be because it's been 14 bloody days & I'm back in classes. I only even show up once or twice a week, & am looking to cut down my involvement in superfluous threads. Or you can feel free to attribute it to some other conspiratorial hidden motive. I don't really care. Frankly, I thought you were ignoring me, & was somehow okay with that.

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  • I saw that you removed three posts from that discussion thread - however, I have restored them, as I did not see any insults going on in there that would warrant removal of the replies.

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    • The posts in question were at very least rude, condescending, and entirely non-constructive.  (Calling people's arguments inane and comparing them to brain-damaged monkeys is pretty insulting.  So is telling people that they're wrong and you've won the argument if you haven't actually been arguing at all.)

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    • If you're in doubt about their apparent policy violation, you can always contact the admins on the admin noticeboard and let them have a look. But don't just jump to removing entire replies because of one remark you take as offensive.

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