You may as just watch the 1990 film then. CGI allows for more dynamic movement (especially necessary for an action film with ninjas) and more fluid expressions - the suits were good for their time, but restrictive for fight scenes.
And why should the designers be ashamed? They were doing a job, and I suspect it was the producer’s feedback that ultimately determined how they should look (anyone correct me if I’m wrong on this) they probably poured a shitton of hours into this project trying to design humanoid terrapins that know martial arts - all the while without making them look unconvincing and ridiculous - pray tell, how do you make giant, talking humanoid terrapins look convincing and not ridiculous?
Aang, Tenzin and the propagation of air benders
This is a pretty taboo subject to bring up and I doubt it will ever, ever even be mentioned or hinted at in the series but: What if Aang took on extra wives to help bring air benders from the brink of extinction?
Yes, he was happily married to Katara but at the same time he was probably expected, and felt inclined to, help his kind re-emerge. They had three children, and presumably those children carry the air bender gene and will pass it on to their children. But this was set in a time period where modern medicine isn’t quite there yet and infant mortality was probably still quite high; taking that into consideration three children isn’t much.
And as we know, males can impregnate multiple females at a time, whereas females will have to spend months gestating one, maybe two babies before they can start producing any more. This is where the harem option just seems logical in terms of re-populating the world with air benders, and when we leave out the iffy moral stuff.
Do you think Katara might have been understanding? Maybe they did consider it at one point, but Aang decided to remain faithful to her and was uncomfortable with the prospect of fathering children he’d never meet.
Having said that though, it reminds me of his training with Guru Pathik, who told him that he must relinquish his love for Katara to open his last chakra, thus putting his responsibility as the Avatar before he own wants and desires. A similar dilemma would arise from the situation I’m hypothesizing: His duty to his people (the Air Nomads), or his love for Katara.
The same may very well be applicable to his son, Tenzin - I actually noticed that Panma seems to be a lot younger than him - and because of this she will remain fertile for longer, whereas Tenzin will remain virile for most of his life. They already have quite a brood, so I’ve no doubt that Tenzin felt this same responsibility.
And this burden will extend to his children, who as well as mastering air bending will probably feel pressure produce numerous children as well.
I just had an epiphany and invented an awesome new phrase!
It’s a confectionery alternative to “Dafuq is this shit?” - “Dafudge is biscuit?”
DAFUDGE IS BISCUIT?!
Damn I think I have a bit of a crush.
… And now I just weirded myself out.
I got bored and made a neopet look like a pikachu. I call it a “Pikacheek”
This was made by someone on the ED forums.
I really liked Humon’s recent journal entry and felt like sharing it here:
"I was at a party the other day where a guy slapped a girl’s butt and she freaked out, yelled at him and pushed him hard into a wall. Afterwards the guy asked his friends, "What the hell? Why did she freak out like that? I…
So when a random man grabs my arse or gives my tits a poke I should laugh it off and stop being “boring?” NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO TOUCH YOU IN INTIMATE AREAS WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.
If I went up to a bloke and suddenly grabbed his crotch he would either assume I’m some randy and possibly intoxicated trollop looking for a cock ride or he would quite rightly push me away and tell me to fuck off. Speaking of fucking off…
Fuck off, Humon.