Hello...I don't know if you know me or even if you'll see this message but I just want to get some things off of my chest. If you do know me and know about how I would usually act I can say that I won't act that way here. I am sorry if I ever said or did anything to offend you. I mean that now that I am 18 and have gone through hell and back again. I haven't been on this wiki for a few years and it seems that the community is dying. I noticed that no one can put comments on the wiki pages anymore; it's a shame that they removed that. Ah well, in case if you're curious as to what "hell" I am talking about, I'll just say that I'm now taking the medication called Prozac and that's all I'll say. But it does seem to be a shame that the wiki isn't as robust as it used to be. I wonder what happened. Maybe people got tired of waiting for new info to come out about the series and got tired of talking about the same things. Ah well, it's funny how coming back here I feel all of the laughs and the negative emotions come right back at me; like a tidal wave crashing down on me. Just an FYI, this message is being copied to other users that I've met on the wiki in the past. I tell you though, from the perspective of someone that people on here considered a troll, it's not worth it. Sure it might be funny to read people's reactions to my comment and to hear from other people that they thought I was funny, but after seeing the aftermath where people would send hate mail threatening to hack your account and steal sensitive info; it's not worth it. I don't know, I feel sorry for what I've done but I never wanted to offend anyone. I was just trying to be the "class clown" of the wiki but people instead saw me as an internet troll trying to start trouble. It's funny how I'm up at about 1:30 am writing to people who don't know me and who'll probably never read this message. If you want to message me and I don't know...catch up I guess and see how we're doing I promise I'll act mature and not say the usual crap that I used to. It's sad coming back here and seeing most of the account's be "inactive" but I figure that this is either the end of the road, a drought waiting to pass by, or I'm not seeing the activity that goes on in the wiki. *sigh* I think I've rambled long enough. All I'll say, is never throw in the towel. Sometimes it might seem like you're backed into a corner or that things couldn't possibly get better or that everyone has abandoned you or that you're living the worst life in existence. For me, I'll soon be feeling like the happiest man alive. Just remember, a rollercoaster isn't fun if you keep going up, what's fun is if you keep going up and down. Am I right? That's the thrill of the amusement park ride and in life. It may seem like your life has to keep getting better, but you have to go through the hard times to appreciate the good ones! Take care and feel free to message me if you want to! I can't promise that I'll get to your message quickly but I'll try to get to it ASAP.
As someone who does not like Zuko, whatsoever, I must say that you do a great job at defending him! Personally, I have no respect for Zuko and I disagree that Azula's cruelty was what drew her to her father, but I like your points. I'd say that Azula's natural gift for firebending was what drew her closer to her dad, and that made Ursa view her as a monster. I wouldn't say that Ursa did a good job with raising her, and I do certainly think that Ozai is to blame for Azula being so messed up, because, as he saw her natural talent, he made it his personal business to screw her up and turn her into his perfect pet of gaining power. And then, when he saw no more use for her, then he threw her away. And, back when they were younger, before their firebending skills were assessed, as we've heard from both Zuko and Azula in "The Beach" and The Search parts 1 and 2, they started out with a good relationship.
I'd say that Azula's natural talent made Ozai favor her more and, thus, take her under his wing and have her demonstrate all the raw power that she could. Then, once she'd demonstrated such raw power, he directed it in the way that he wanted to. Remember how, throughout the show, Azula constantly tried to be like her father, whom she saw as the perfect image of absolute power? And how she tried to serve her country and do well? I mean, she always talked about her country in a confident and proud tone, appearing as very patriotic. So, I think that Azula was alright to begin with, but very talented. Ozai then trained her and misguided her and made her just like him, and she tried to be like him, since he'd brainwashed her into thinking that the Fire Nation was the best country in the world and that he was the perfect image of power.
Then, she deeply missed her mother and was as jealous of Zuko as he was of her, since Zuko was better at making friends and getting true love, whereas Ozai never gave her love like that. However, due to what Ozai had taught her, she was never to express herself, because it was viewed as weakness. Which we saw more of in "The Beach". Also, as Mai, Ty Lee, and Zuko were all talking about their problems, she started to share hers, but, as we saw, she snapped herself together before she would start crying like she was about to. She explained that she also had that problem in her life of her mother not loving her (or Azula perceiving it as such), but that, unlike Zuko, she didn't see the need to constantly complain. In her family, complaining like Zuko had always done was viewed as weakness, and she didn't want to dishonor her family's teachings and be "weak". On top of that, she was the leader of her posse and friend group, so, she didn't want them to see her when she was vulnerable and weak, so, she snapped herself together.
Of course, she was absolutely wrong and it drove her insane not to express herself like everyone else with problems did, but, yeah, that's my two cents on Azula. As for why I do not like Zuko, I have many reasons for that, as well, but I won't go into it, unless you want me to :)
Looking back on it, that reasoning makes a whole lot more sense than what I went with at first. I like the idea of Azula not being born crazy and having repressed jealousy for Zuko, which, as you mentioned, we can see hints of in The Beach.
I still respect Zuko for who he is and what he had to go through to get to where he is. But more than that, I don't really care for Zuko either way. I don't especially like him, but I certainly don't dislike him. I respected him as a villain when I was younger, and now I respect him as one of the most complex and dynamic characters in the show.
Haha, yeah, I agree :) Yeah, I don't like him, though. But, I have to say, that the points that you made and defended Zuko on that thread were absolutely superb :) He's a much more developed character than Mako. But I really like your debating style. It reminds me awfully a lot of my own :D I feel like we could be friends haha :D
THIS is what I would use to defend the Amon backstory, if your interested in watching the first 4 minutes. I really love Amons character and Im in no way trying to make you change your stance on his hypocricy(which was really only his backstory not motives). Please reply if you watch it :)
I agreed with him pretty much up until 2 minutes in. Taking a longer look at it now, I don't think I hate the backstory of Amon at all. In fact, I agree, it's a very good backstory. I just hated that it had to be Amon's. I loved Amon for what he was presented to be for the first 10 episodes: a mysterious, dangerous, and almost spectral threat, always looming in the shadows and seeming near untouchable. Noatak completely overthrew that, making him seem, as you said, hypocritical and virtually insane.
The backstory's presentation is also a contributing factor. Instead of being fleshed out over time and explored, it was dumped on us last second, and for a while it really seemed to just be the writers trying to wrap up the story quickly after writing themselves into a corner. Yes, yes, time constraints and all that, but it's the writers' own faults for including such complex backstories into such a small amount of time, especially when previously wasting an episode or so with all the pointless romantic tension.
I agree later on when he said "his heart's in the right place, but his methods are fundamentally flawed." But that can be applied to Amon himself, not the backstory of Noatak. I also agree on his gripe about the movement dying with the revelation of his hypocrisy to the Equalists, but I'm still hoping Bryke gives the nonbender oppression issue another look later on.
Essentially, it all boils down to a matter of opinion. The person in the video loved it because he felt it gave Amon a real strong standing, and I do not because I feel it makes him look like a self-righteous "my policies should effect by everyone but me" hypocrite. I still wish Amon remained faceless and ghostly, possibly becoming a martyr for the defeated Equalists, but I understand why they did what they did.
It's not hard, when you're probably the most bothersome person on the Wiki. I'm not anti-anything, but I'm not opposed to you facing the consequences for your actions that have been far less than constructive.
Hey Miles, i'm not sure if you are aware, but Hasdi has been continously hammering into our brains on one of the page I've followed that M. Night Shymalan is going to direct another Last Airbender Movie once his new Science fiction Survival Horror film "After Earth" is finished up.
Given that the first film was terrible and pretty much ruined any hope of getting a good live action ATLA film in our lifetimes. I think we should do something about it.
Take the pledge to not go see the TLA sequel if it does happen. and encourage other people to take the pledge.
I don't need to pledge to not see the next TLA movie, because Shyamalan lost all my respect by making the first one. Unless the reviews are outstanding from both Avatar show fans and regular critics, I won't even consider wasting my money on seeing the sequel. I think that many fans have the same attitude, and won't see it regardless of whatever M. Night does with it.
What's also nice is that competent, experienced film critics can easily point out the glaring flaws within the movie even without watching the animated series prior. Just look at TLA on Rotten Tomatoes.
According to Hasdi, the movie got a 3 out of 5 on Netflix. this is important because to rate a netflix movie one has to actually watch it.
Thats not to say I like the film, far from it. But it does say that enough people like it to at least warrant a sequel.
just spread the word, tell other users and friends about it, thats what I'm doing, tell them not to go see it. do whatever it takes to make the film flop. Because if it succeeds then odds are we will never see a good live action ATLA film.
Lately I've been thinking of how I would make a live action Legend of Korra film. What I would change, what I would make better, what I wouldn't change etc. but more importantly who I would cast to play the characters.
Im writing a whole series of blogs about this. would you bein commenting on the first one? I'd like your opinion since you are one of the few level headed people on the wiki.
Alright, I read over the article and left a comment containing my vastly miniscule knowledge on actresses and acting in general. I'll probably have more to say when you get to the male actors, but it would also be interesting if you went over plot (like the 3 acts, climax, resolution, and opening for sequels) in another blot post(s). I'd probably have a lot more to say on that, but still, looking forward to your next post.
It doesn't entirely matter when you decide to post blogs; it's up to you. Personally, I like to give it a day or two after the commenting on the blog dies down before posting another blog, and usually wait until the day after to start sharing it in the article comments. But again, whatever you think or feel is best.
Just do what Hasdi mentioned in his blog comments and use images from Photobucket/Imageshack or from any Wiki.