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  • DesertDog

    Fridge logic with Toph

    April 28, 2012 by DesertDog

    For those not knowing the term, it's when a viewer is poking around in the 'fridge after a movie or show, then suddenly thinks, "Hey! How did Sydney Barstow get from Hungary to Melbourne, to L.A. all in less than 24 hours?" TV Tropes In other words, a plot inconsistency overlooked at the time, but noticed later. In my case, it's about eighteen months later so I might not be the brightest bulb in the pack.

    In City of Walls and Secrets the Gaang hopes to sneak in with the crowd at Bosco's party but Toph nixes the idea, saying they don't know how to act in upper class society. "I learned proper society behavior and chose to leave it." she explains when Katara points out she doesn't exactly exemplify upper class breeding herself. This is whe…

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  • DesertDog

    I come onto the site and that annoying little message pops up in the lower right hand corner. Every. Time. I. Load. A. Page. I go the the community message page in the link and, today for example, the latest admin post was the 11th about voting for the Standards Council membership. It's driving me nuts. What does it take to keep the wiki from being so "helpful?" DesertDog (wall)

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    Got it from Amazon yesterday (my local shop had run out, didn't anticipate a new shipment for a month and I couldn't wait that long). All I can say is, wow! The artwork is a bit different than the series, but 1) It's static images instead of animation and 2) Even in the series the characters' styles changed a bit from episode to episode. What they say and do, though is pretty spot on with their animated counterparts. Yang, unlike a certain live-action adaptation's director/screenwriter, "got" the original and/or paid attention to what Bryke told him.

    This may have been touched upon before – I didn't go through all 640-odd comments on the comic's entry – but I was struck by the parallels in the main thrust of the story, Earth Kingdom cit…

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  • DesertDog

    The name, I mean.

    Coming late to the party, I'd read about the series here and elsewhere before actually seeing the series and hearing how things – names especially – were pronounced. Accordingly, my 'reading voice' was talking in an asianesque fashion, "Ong", "Soe-ka", . . . and "My." After watching the program, I was able to shift to the proper pronunciation on everyone, except Mai. After years of reading romaji and pinyin my brain simply refuses to see anything other than "My" for that combination of letters. Why, oh why, couldn't Brike come up with Mei for their acerbic teenager character's name?

    And while I'm on this soapbox, I think the tattooed woman should be Jun, not June, but at least my brain gets her name right. DesertDog (talk…

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  • DesertDog

    Wow! 5,000 pages

    January 14, 2012 by DesertDog

    I remember not so long ago when we passed 3,000 and here we are, two-thirds bigger yet. DesertDog (talk) 12:17, January 14, 2012 (UTC)

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