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27.08.2014

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I really dig your recent post on Avatar, and I just wanted to say that there at least seemed to me to be Mesoamerican influences in the design of the Sun Warriors. that's still not white, though! which is I think your central point. anyway, I just thought it was worth noting but not worth derailing the post.

True! They do share Mesoamerican similarities, but there are direct Indian influences as well, such as the Konark Sun Temple. Their dress is reminiscent of Southeast Asian warriors as well.

27.08.2014
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27.08.2014

Now, let us anoint the master who will help lead us in our new path.

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27.08.2014
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26.08.2014

Korra ‘What chu say!?’ face 

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Jordan n Melanie abducted me for half an hour. Poor Richard the pterodactyl suffered greatly

26.08.2014
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26.08.2014

hoistedcolors:

agentsokka:

Legit though. Everyone in ATLA/TLOK is Asian. There is no disputing this. They were not trying to be “racially ambiguous” with Aang or Asami. They were not incorporating only a ‘few’ Asian cultures. Everything everyone is wholly Asian based—and this is not just an outsider’s perspective. Bryan and Mike have reiterated time and time again that there are no white characters and that the world is Asian. Fans need to stop arguing petty semantics and realize that the Avatar universe has zippity do da to do with anything white European and accept the creators’ word. There is so much you can argue over this series, but for god’s sake, don’t choose what’s been factually confirmed so goddamn much to bicker over.

Frankly, the idea that Aang n Asami can be considered by some as ‘racially ambiguous’ disturbs me the most, particularly in the former’s case. Aang and the Air Nomads are very, very, very obviously based on Tibetan Buddhists. You can tell this from how closely they follow Buddhist monk practices, how the method of finding the real life Dalai Lama is copied over to finding the Avatar, how the current Dalai Lama’s name is Tenzin Gyatso. Hell, Aang’s clothes in season three are HIGHLY reminiscent of the Dalai Lama’s. Furthermore, Asami’s lineage is Fire Nation, which took heavy influence from Chinese and Japanese cultures—she’s not ‘racially ambiguous’ either.

Just because a character’s skin may be light does not mean they are white. Avatar has zero white characters. Honestly, trying to argue otherwise not only makes you seem foolish, but disrespects both the creators and actual Asian peoples. Think on that guys.

Wait, what about the Water Tribes? Aren’t they Inuit-based? Is that considered Asian? Damn, I know shit all. 

Aye, they’re Inuit based. Studies have shown that Inuits are descended from Asian populations who crossed over, thus still tying in with the Asian themes the show portrays. That and to my knowledge there are still Inuits housed in Asia directly.

Legit though. Everyone in ATLA/TLOK is Asian. There is no disputing this. They were not trying to be “racially ambiguous” with Aang or Asami. They were not incorporating only a ‘few’ Asian cultures. Everything everyone is wholly Asian based—and this is not just an outsider’s perspective. Bryan and Mike have reiterated time and time again that there are no white characters and that the world is Asian. Fans need to stop arguing petty semantics and realize that the Avatar universe has zippity do da to do with anything white European and accept the creators’ word. There is so much you can argue over this series, but for god’s sake, don’t choose what’s been factually confirmed so goddamn much to bicker over.

Frankly, the idea that Aang n Asami can be considered by some as ‘racially ambiguous’ disturbs me the most, particularly in the former’s case. Aang and the Air Nomads are very, very, very obviously based on Tibetan Buddhists. You can tell this from how closely they follow Buddhist monk practices, how the method of finding the real life Dalai Lama is copied over to finding the Avatar, how the current Dalai Lama’s name is Tenzin Gyatso. Hell, Aang’s clothes in season three are HIGHLY reminiscent of the Dalai Lama’s. Furthermore, Asami’s lineage is Fire Nation, which took heavy influence from Chinese and Japanese cultures—she’s not ‘racially ambiguous’ either.

Just because a character’s skin may be light does not mean they are white. Avatar has zero white characters. Honestly, trying to argue otherwise not only makes you seem foolish, but disrespects both the creators and actual Asian peoples. Think on that guys.

26.08.2014
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26.08.2014

atla meme
one element: water

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26.08.2014
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