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avataraang:

right, first thing i just wanna talk about is asami’s narrative agency. apart from the boat scene (which she was awesome in), asami’s development in this episode was ridiculous.

even in an asami centric episode virtually all the decisions surrounding her company are made by people other than her. mako is the one that just drives her plot forward. she doesn’t figure out any of conspiracy stuff, mako comes up with the majority of the sting operation, mako is the one that tries to convince her to ~keep going~ (after she said her company was about HER family) and then the last scene is her being blatantly manipulated into signing over her company. 

and then of course there’s the kiss. for some reason they are reviving the love triangle. because you know, two people can’t have an emotional connection without wanting to smack their faces together. it makes asami look bad and emotionally compromised. it’s an astonishing plot line that serves for no observable character development or motivation. it was quite frankly ridiculous. 

in season one asami was a barely concealed romantic plot line toy, but she seemed to have broken through that at the end of s1. now it just feels like an even worse regression. in her own plot she does little to steer the narrative, relying on other characters to either motivate or manipulate her. her one moment of pure agency in the episode was kissing mako. brilliant. 

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avataraang:

and of course the forced bolin kiss. if you want the perfect encapsulation of rape culture, there it is. a woman tied to a table while doing her day job, kissed against her will, and then the show plays it for a joke.

it is the complete normalization of sexual assault. on a kids show. i can’t even believe i’m typing that. how anyone thought this was okay, let alone something to be joked about is disgusting. the only way they could have justified it would have been explaining what bolin did was wrong, but they didn’t. it was just that he couldn’t differentiate been the actress ginger and the person ginger.

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avatarjuice:

a:tla 30 day challenge: 
8. favourite quote → “I can see your whole history in your eyes. You were born with nothing. So you’ve had to struggle and connive and claw your way to power. But true power, the divine right to rule, is something you’re born with. The truth is: they don’t know which one of us is going to be sitting down on that throne, and which of us is going to be bowing down. But I know, and you know.” - azula
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screencap meme: avatar: the last airbender + scenerygasm- requested by anonymous















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Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book 3: Fire
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viria:

could you two guys be a tiny little bit less adorable so I stop drawing you?
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