alexseanchai: Katara waterbending to catch a fish in 1x01 "The Boy in the Iceberg" (AtLA 1x01 Katara fish)
earlier days )

Day Fifteen: Favorite female character growth arc

Katara! She starts out the series barely able to handle a ball of water the size of her head, and by the end of the series she can keep an entire rainstorm from falling.

...That's not what the question meant, is it. Eh. Still Katara.

I'm going to get back to my AtLA Epic Bechdel Project, I swear.

later days )
alexseanchai: Katara waterbending to catch a fish in 1x01 "The Boy in the Iceberg" (AtLA 1x01 Katara fish)
earlier days )

Day Eleven: Favorite female character in a children’s show

KATARA. First line EVER, just about, is calling her brother out for being sexist. And she's right, and he doesn't contradict her! Okay, maybe part of that is because she's being scary out-of-control waterbender and he's distracted, but still!

later days )
alexseanchai: Toph in Avatar: the Legend of Korra (AtLoK 1x04 Toph grown)
Avatar: the Last Airbender kind of sucks on the 'representation of women' front. Better than Supernatural by a long shot, because Katara exists and is main cast and has many lines, but A:tLA does kind of suck.

Therefore: Epic Bechdel Fixit Project!

Title from the following haiku by Kaga no Chiyo (translator unattributed)

asagao ni
tsurube torarete
morai mizu

a morning glory / has taken the well bucket / I'll borrow water )

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2012-May-03, Thursday 02:03
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default) I'm thinking of doing an Epic Bechdel Fixit Project for Avatar: the Last Airbender.

Would anybody read it, or would this be pure self-indulgence?

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2012-Mar-27, Tuesday 17:19
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Your result for The Avatar: the Last Airbender Bending Test...

Fire Bender

50% Fire, 30% Earth, 5% Water and 40% Air!

Azula in the opening sequence of Avatar: the Last Airbender

You are a Fire Bender. Fire is the element of power, consisting of overpowering force tempered by the unflinching will to accomplish tasks and desires. Chances are, you are the type of person that will not let anyone stand in their way. If you see something you want, you go after it, and usually get it.

Take The Avatar: the Last Airbender Bending Test at HelloQuizzy

Firebender WOO! The Fire Nation does seem to be the most progressive of the lot of them, at least in AtLA era. Female soldiers. No sign of such from any other nation.
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Supernatural 4x10 Anna angel of mercy)
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

whydoyouneedtoknow, aka Anne Walsh, and [personal profile] damkianna. Both are fabulous authors who hit my big fic kink: MOAR LADIES = MOAR AWESOME.

damkianna avoids killing or otherwise writing out canon female characters—one of her big projects, Flying Blossoms, is a bunch of Five Thingses that are either 'five women X's mother might have been' or 'five things X's mother might have done', and in every instance the mother in question is someone never or rarely seen in Avatar: the Last Airbender. And in Imagine the Ocean and Listen to the Earth, the Avatar Gang is populated by an ever-increasing number of canon female characters. Suki. Yue. There's also a friendly Fire Nation commander OFC, Yin. The central plot point of Imagine/Listen is that Katara is the Avatar; I am dying to see what happens when damkianna gets hold of The Legend of Korra.

Anne makes use of original female characters as well as canon female characters—not that damkianna doesn't, but damkianna's epic doesn't rely on the OFCs the way Anne's epic does. The Dangerverse is named for the OFC who sets everything in motion, Gertrude 'Danger' Granger, Hermione's twenty-years-older sister who has psychic abilities and who marries Remus and with his help kidnaps Harry from his more-abusive-than-canon relatives and frees Sirius from Azkaban so that Sirius can marry OFC #2, Aletha Freeman, Lily's best friend, and with her have a kid, OFC #3, Meghan. Remus, Sirius, Danger, and Aletha collectively raise Harry, Hermione, Meghan, and Draco Black—yes you heard that right; Narcissa gets a Crowning Moment of Awesome into the bargain. And from there the changes just sort of spiral.

Anne and damkianna are the two authors I tried but failed to imitate with my [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang last year, and the authors I am trying and hopefully succeeding to imitate with my [ profile] sncross_bigbang this year. (It helps that Anne wrote A Widow in Waiting, first of the Chronicles of Glenscar, which is the 'verse I'm crossing with Supernatural, and I have conned Anne into doing beta work for my Big Bang.)

I'll come back to day twelve.

In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favourite interview, a book) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Supernatural 3x11 MYSTERY SPOT. This is the defining episode of Sam in seasons one through five. He goes utterly batshit crazy trying to save Dean, and when he thinks Dean is beyond saving, he shuts down into superhunter mode. I can't really explain my glee over this episode but it is beyond question my favorite of the series.

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2011-May-19, Thursday 21:14
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So I've caught up with [community profile] donebykorra. Should I keep going, or should I go back to the start and this time keep a tally like I did for Supernatural? Because I am so not in the mood for Sam trying to kill Bobby.

Also: no, brain, you may not germinate a fourth Slacktiverse guest post, the second one hasn't even gone up yet.

Also: I need to determine the cause of my Habitforge emails going astray, then throw another ten dollars at the Causes thingy on same for the goal of 'getting up early'.

Also: Nobody told me [ profile] cmpriest's Boneshaker was about zombies. I wouldn't have read it if I'd known. I don't regret buying it, it's a good book, but it is going the hell on PaperBackSwap because I hate the whole concept of zombie stories.


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