I know you're not a fan of this chapter, but you are on the subscription list, so I'm sending you this anyway. This is the version you can safely read as long as you stick to the warnings, so I hope you can still get a little something out of it. Enjoy.
Well, first off, I wouldn't say that I'm not a fan of this chapter but just not of the dominating element in this one, even though it defines the chapter. Now, I did read it anyway, safe for the big scene. Don't get me wrong, I do read stories that entail friction of this sort, however I try to avoid extremely big stuff. According to your notes at the end, the scene is very long but that doesn't mean that it contains the kind of stuff I'd rather avoid. I am familiar with most of your stories, including those M-rated ones, and so far I had no qualms about reading any of those. While this is still unknown territory for me, I automatically feel a little uncomfortable going into it every time.
I don't know to which extremes Kai and Jinora go here but this wouldn't have been the first time reading M-rated Kainora for me, which you know. Let me say, while the genre - if you can call it that - does pose a problem for me personally, it's the pairing here that puts me off the most. I've come to know Kainora as a cute and fairly innocent pairing and that is why I want to prolong that image in my head a little longer, which is why I'm very cautious about smut with those two.
I know that you didn't go on full-mode here and still ensured there to be some things that take off that tension, which I think is good. While Who We Are is partially about Kai and Jinora's relationship and real life - experiences as depicted in this chapter are a very important part in relationships, I can enjoy a story without intercourse. ;-)
With that said, the parts I did read I enjoyed and congratulations, you managed to have only one spelling error included (leaving out the big scene).
I noticed the fire sages have vacant positions. Given you were user of the month and you are a bureaucrat and amin on the German wiki, I believe you would be in excellent standing for the position. Try applying here.
I'm aware that the group is looking for new members, however I don't see myself suited for the position (even though I like the idea of joining). I do find it a little odd that you bring up my UoM, bureaucrat and admin titles, as I don't see how those have anything to do with me being a good match (or not) for the position. Only because I have those titles doesn't mean that they 'prove' that I am suited (or vice versa).
The main reason that I don't think of myself as fitting is because I don't apply to the requirements. "Have a good history of expansion and article wide revisions" & "Be consistent." I don't think I'm any of those, as I am neither doing big edits nor being consistent in overall.
I do appreciate that you thought of me, though. Nevertheless, I think I'm not the right one for the position.
Ah, okay. I never knew if to convert it after or before editing the image. Good to know. Do you use 444x250 for Korra images and 333x250 for Aang images? This whole size and width/height thing is still confusing to me - sigh.
Always after, because png allows you to resize without loss of quality, whereas jpg images will come out all distorted. And yes, those are the preferred sizes, but if the image doesn't allow for those measurements (for example because you want to crop someone off or something), you can have other sizes, but with the restrictions we talked about before: do not go below 250px at the least in either width or height.
Also: Rohan is categorized as an Air Acolyte, but can we safely categorize him as such if he's just a baby/pretty young child without having demonstrated any of the things acolytes usually do? I guess that him not eating meat due to growing up with acolytes and airbenders around him would be notable, but is there reason to see him as an acolyte other than that? Tenzin and his other children (while all of them being airbenders) aren't noted as acolytes either, even though airbenders and acolytes practically do the same thing with the difference that the former can actually bend air.
Also, about my edit on the Metalbending page - sorry. I had a brainfart there and didn't realize that metalbending had been invented during Aang's time and instead somehow thought it was older. ^^"
Hoh, that's a good question. I think it's safe to list him as such considering his upbringing. His brothers and sisters aren't listed as such, just like the other new airbenders, because they're airbenders. Some may or may not also follow the principles of the acolytes, but that's not entirely known.
Hey, just curious is there something which separates plantbending from other forms of bending on the page that makes it not a specialized use of the art? Rarer techniques like metalbending from ATLA become much more common in Legend of Korra, and those are alongside always-common arts such as healing under the water category. Is there any official definition of a specialized technique? (I'm behind on well over a years worth of canon material so I might've missed something)
Hey. I removed the edit because of the following that is said on the article:
"Please do not add "plantbending" as a specialized technique. Since it requires nothing special except the ability to waterbend, it is not viewed as a specialized technique"
I saw that note when I looked over the edit and due to the note I removed the addition that had been made. For plantbending you just need to waterbend the water inside the plant and don't need to perform a higher technique / sub-skill of that element like it is the case with healing for instance. While healing derives from waterbending and does require bent water, it comes with a special 'extra', for a lack of a better word, which would be the ability to heal others' wounds and check one's chi (which you also can do with firebending, apparently...).
I don't know if this is helpful (probably not), but I'm not an expert on the elements, so you might need someone who is well-versed in it. ^^" I don't think there's an official definition of a specialized technique, however, just the wiki's.
I don't see when they would have kissed during the events of the show and if they had, we would know. Besides, it wasn't until the very end of the show that they became a couple, like Kataang. So it only makes sense that it's their first kiss.
Well yes, we can assume they woudlnt' have kissed during the events of The Legend of Korra, but it's safe to assume that a bit of time passed during their vacation, and since we only see a montage it's fair to assume we don't see everything, therefore I don't think its safe to assume that was their first kiss.
But then it wouldn't make much sense to show a random kiss. Why show a random kiss and not their very first one? Besides, Asami says that "there's one more thing [she] want to do" before they kiss. That indicates that they haven't kissed so far.
Yes, and as far as I'm aware we don't label any other kisses as their first kiss unless we are certain that it is in fact their first kiss, such as Aang and Katara's kiss during the DoBS when it's made abundantly clear by Aang's reaction to it following the fact.
EDIT: Now that I think about it, that too is ambiguous due to the Cave of Two Lovers. Regardless, I think my point stands.
Hm, that is true, it's listed as their first kiss there. However, we are not a concrete source and I'd argue that it should be removed there as well as we still don't have enough evidence. If you want we can go to the War Room with this because I genuinely do not feel that we have enough evidence this was their first kiss without some sort of verbal cue. I feel genuinely wary adding this in as canon, I mean people were even reluctant to state Korrasami was canon even when the creators were sharing articles saying it was until Bryan officially confirmed it on his tumblr :P
Sure, go ahead. I would have deleted it myself but only admins can delete images, heh. The other images need to be sourced, but I'll wait with doing that until it's clear that they are going to stay on Asami's article. (We'll see what Lostris or the other users will have to say.)
Random note about the sourcing: I'm always a fan of images being sourced even if they would end up being deleted afterwards. That way, the sourcing cannot be forgotten. Besides, it's not like it's something so time consuming to do :-)
While you're here: I wanted to ask you the order of steps you do in FastStone Image Viewer because for some reason the edited images end up in a not so great quality and/or size. Would it be too much to ask you to give me a short break-down of your steps in chronological order? That way, I think, it would be a big help in aiding with the lack of images on the wiki, as I would know the necessary order of steps on how to edit an image. (Your images always seem better somehow)
I hope that's okay with you. ^^" I don't mean to be a bother or the like.
Remind me to do this later. I'm currently still at work, so I don't have the program before me, and I don't know the names of the commands that I use.
Also, what have I told you before about feeling like a bother when you're asking me questions? Didn't I tell you not to feel like that? ;-p Golden rule: you can ask me anything, and if I don't want/can't do it, I'll let you know. Like now: I can help you, just not at this instance, so prod me again in like an hour or so if I haven't gotten back at you yet :-)