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Water Spout

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  • I live in Canada
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  • I don't want to be a pest, but the oldest has been going on for a week now, and there are a total of 5 people complaining about this issue:

    https://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:1377606#60

    https://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:1377748

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  • In what way is a pentaradially symmetric, 5-legged, 5-eyed, unintelligent, mantleless organism a cephalopod?

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    • It is not pentaradial, the head has two visual organs that make it biradial. I've already mentioned this.

      Having five limbs is not a prerequisite of being an echinoderm, and having eight legs is not a prerequisite of being a cephalopod. I've already mentioned this.

      Animal sentience and intelligence have nothing to do with any accepted taxonomic schemas, and the imposition of human conditions of intelligence to non-human animals is a known point of contention in the scientific community. It is useless to bring up.

      The purple pentapus does in fact have a mantle, clearly visible just above the visual organs as it is in octopodes and every other cephalopod clade.

      I am done justifying my position when you've provided zero irrefutable points to back your revisions, and have instead resorted to asking me back-and-forth questions that (1) I've mostly addressed, (2) waste my time, and (3) are not significant in the discussion at hand. This will be my last reply.

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    • There are many images of the pentapus clearly showing 3 eyes, and the region above the eyes has no opening that I have found, so it isn't a mantle.

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  • That wasn't my own edit on Nicktoons MLB. It automatically does that whenever I edit for some reason.

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  • Hey there! I hope you've been having a great day.

    I was just wondering if you would be able to rename the image File:The Last Airbender Legend of Korra Final.png to File:The Last Airbender Legend of Korra.png.

    Additionally, I am not sure if I have correctly sourced the image and am more than happy to fix any mistakes I have made.

    Thanks heaps! :)

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  • Hey there WS :) Hope you're doing okay.

    I'm contacting you because I am going to buy an artbook. I just don't know which one to buy. Since you have them all (I think), I was wondering if you could help me decide because they aren't exactly super cheap ^^"

    I know you're pretty busy, but it would be great if you could help me out with this.

    Good day!

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    • Not Water Spout, but all of them are great from what I know and have seen! Personally, I only own the Book 3: Change artbook that's pretty nice. ^^ However, the Book One: Air is the shortest one of them, just so you know.

      I had a hard time between choosing between the artbooks for Book 3: Change and Book 2: Spirits because I checked both of those out (I checked all of them out lol) and the latter looked really interesting because of the several spirit designs and I think it had more pages of storyboarding? Dunno, but it's got some really nice art and designs in it (plus: the Kataang family photo).

      Hope that helps. :)

      - Korra

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    • Hello! Sorry for the slightly delayed response ^^;

      In any case, I do agree that the artbooks are an investment so it's important to weigh your options! Personally, I would rule out the A:TLA art book, Book One: Air, and Book Four: Balance. In terms of getting your money's worth, Book Two: Spirits and Book Three: Change are the longest (comparable to the A:TLA art book, which is ~180 pages), and I would say they are the nicest books as well in terms of content. It just comes down on which season you prefer and what aspects of the series you want to look at!

      • The A:TLA art book is very design heavy, and you get a little bit of everything. A significant chunk of the book are pages about how they went about designing the main characters and the changes those character designs underwent. And you get a brief overview of world-building with some location pages, some fauna pages, and some culture pages. There's quite a bit of storyboarding included as well. The art book is divided into the three books, versus the Korra art books that are divided into individual chapters.
      • Book One: Air was heavy on storyboarding and there wasn't a lot of variety in content. It was also the shortest of the four Korra books, and the most "dull" to look at (i.e. lots of browns and blacks because of the Equalists).
      • Book Two: Spirits has a lot of location and character designs relating to the Spirit World and it's just a very bright book. There was also a lot of world-building for the Water Tribe, so this was probably my favourite!
      • Book Three: Change has a lot of variety as well, since there are introductory pages on the Red Lotus, on the various locations visited, some storyboarding, etc. There was a lot of world-building for the Earth Kingdom.
      • Book Four: Balance presented similar to Book One: Air, and I just wasn't personally engaged with the content, and there was quite a lot of storyboarding as well.

      I don't know where you live but in Canada, the Chapters/Indigo/Coles locations that carry the art books sometimes have copies that aren't plastic wrapped, so that's a good way to check if you'd like the content. Book vendors at expos and conventions also often have the art books and it's pretty easy to ask if you can take a look! Hope this helps :)

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    • Thanks both of you for the recommendations! I got the Book 3 artbook and think it's great! I'm surprised the Book 4 artbook wasn't as great and it also surprises me the ATLA artbook isn't cool - I was under the impression it would be a very "complete" artbook.



      I loved all the airbender and Red Lotus designs - they were awesome and all the drawings were amazing as well! Thanks for the advice... now I know what artbook to get next (if I do get one)!

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  • I was trying to do some minor edits and grammatical corrections to “Iroh the Younger”’s page, but when I press the edit button, I get taken to the tea-obsessed Iroh’s page. I feel like the urls or links to the pages of the Irohs could be made more distinct. I don’t really know how all that technical stuff works so I was hoping that you could do something about it. Thanks a lot!

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  • I've already tried twice to add information to the wiki and you revert my edits, and this time the connection was pretty strong in my opinion.

    If you think you'de get new members to enrich your wiki by reverting every single edit like the page is sacred or something, I'm sorry to tell you, but you're very wrong. It just build antagonism, the reverting in unrational. it's a wiki, not a science arctile on wikipedia, if a name of a person got a meaning in another language, I believe it should be noted, even if not 100% relevant to the personality of the character, which, in case of Amon, was, and even that, isntead of being a bit changed, was removed completely. It's a "pusher" behavior that want that everything will go by his opnion like the wiki is his and not of anyone else.

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    • (sorry to butt in) I saw the edit Spout undid, and I actually was about to undo it myself when he did it. The link there is extremely weak. The only link you have is the Ammons had a conflict and they lost. That's not an extremely strong link. Trust me when I say as a speaker of three different Indic languages there are a lot of extremely weak translations I would LOVE to add (e.g. Rohan translates to ascending; Airbenders can fly and ascend upwards).

      We on the wiki love new editors, and we really want to support you. But as an encyclopedia, our duty is to the articles first, community second. So I'm sorry that you're not seeming welcome, you are. Find more valid translations to make that are strong links to characters and I'll be more than happy not to hit that undo button.

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  • Hey there,

    Why did you remove my edit? you stated it's not apply to zaheer, but in some sort it can be, afterall it's a trivia section.

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    • Wiki convention is to only add name translations to trivia sections if they're applicable to the character in question, e.g. noting that azul translates to 'blue' in several languages in Azula's trivia section is permissible given her trademark blue fire.

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    • Water Spout wrote:
      Wiki convention is to only add name translations to trivia sections if they're applicable to the character in question, e.g. noting that azul translates to 'blue' in several languages in Azula's trivia section is permissible given her trademark blue fire.

      Well, Zaheer was very cautious between each and every move he chose, at least at the beginning, so I think it does fit.

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    • It definitely doesn't. If you have to apply conditions by which the relationship stands then it's a stretch. If it's a stretch it's not worth noting.

      Zaheer is patient, but patience and cautiousness are not one in the same. He strikes precisely and not needlessly, but by definition his actions are not cautious: attacking high security prisons, abducting the Avatar, murdering a head of state- the list goes on.

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  • If I recall correctly, you own a copy of the Lost Scrolls, no? If so, would you mind checking this? Please and thank you :-)

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    • I do! It says this exactly:

      Many of the monks, like Monk Gyatso, were also excellent bakers! They made fruit pies, delicious dumplings, and many kinds of inventive desserts.

      So I don't think the tidbit is specific to the Council of Elders, but rather applies to the Air Nomads :)

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    • All right, thanks for verifying :-)

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  • Please check out my message to Lady Lostris

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