Aria Watches TV

Aug 28 2014
stankface:

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justplainsomething:

stankface:

Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

I really adored all four of the main antagonists this season. Both these two and the other two with that unresolved sexual tension Bolin picked up on.

I do love the height difference, but just for clarification - they’re not interracial; everyone on that show is Asian even if they don’t “look” like it. It might be interr-ethnic but we never find out Zaheer’s national affiliation, though from the small descriptions of his past, he is most likely fire nation.
Still, MAN this scene was so awesome because of that height difference - combustion benders are so powerful!

They’re from different nations… 
Homogenizing asians is gross considering there are billions of them that don’t all identify as the same race. 
Also, the water tribe is influenced by inuit and indigenous Australian cultures (neither of which identify as asian). So it’d be more accurate to say there are no white people in this universe considering the evidence
So as I fucking said: Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

Hi Asian person here and it’s really freaking important for me and a lot of other Asian American people that nearly all of the culture and characters from this Western cartoon are identified as being Asian, precisely because we are the most ethically diverse race in the world yet few series actually show that diversity. Homogenization of Asians is what happens when people’s conception of what is “Asian” is purely east-Asian people like Chinese and Japanese. Avatar however greatly features south Asian, southeast Asian, and middle eastern culture and characters, with the underlying inspiration of the series being the diversity of Asia and Asian cultures. Asians across the world of course don’t identify as the same race because most people identify based on ethnicity, which is actually very similar to the Avatar world since they identify with their nations, their ethnicity. However, it’s still important that the Avatar world is based on Asian culture because it shows that Asian people are very heterogeneous. Like there are even dark-skinned Asians on the show - something you never see on Western TV series with Asian people.
The Water tribe is indeed based off of indigenous people - no Asian nation is in the Artic so it only made sense to gain inspiration from Inuit folks (though they have south Asian and Pacific Islander influences as well) - but it’s clear that neither Zaheer nor P’Li clearly are Water Tribe. Zaheer is either Fire Nation - because he learned of the Red Lotus through firebenders - or Earth Kingdom - because he lived under the Queen for a long time and says he’s from a “small village up north” while in the Earth Kingdom.

stankface:

aria-watches-tv:

justplainsomething:

stankface:

Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

I really adored all four of the main antagonists this season. Both these two and the other two with that unresolved sexual tension Bolin picked up on.

I do love the height difference, but just for clarification - they’re not interracial; everyone on that show is Asian even if they don’t “look” like it. It might be interr-ethnic but we never find out Zaheer’s national affiliation, though from the small descriptions of his past, he is most likely fire nation.

Still, MAN this scene was so awesome because of that height difference - combustion benders are so powerful!

They’re from different nations… 

Homogenizing asians is gross considering there are billions of them that don’t all identify as the same race. 

Also, the water tribe is influenced by inuit and indigenous Australian cultures (neither of which identify as asian). So it’d be more accurate to say there are no white people in this universe considering the evidence

So as I fucking said: Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

Hi Asian person here and it’s really freaking important for me and a lot of other Asian American people that nearly all of the culture and characters from this Western cartoon are identified as being Asian, precisely because we are the most ethically diverse race in the world yet few series actually show that diversity. Homogenization of Asians is what happens when people’s conception of what is “Asian” is purely east-Asian people like Chinese and Japanese. Avatar however greatly features south Asian, southeast Asian, and middle eastern culture and characters, with the underlying inspiration of the series being the diversity of Asia and Asian cultures. Asians across the world of course don’t identify as the same race because most people identify based on ethnicity, which is actually very similar to the Avatar world since they identify with their nations, their ethnicity. However, it’s still important that the Avatar world is based on Asian culture because it shows that Asian people are very heterogeneous. Like there are even dark-skinned Asians on the show - something you never see on Western TV series with Asian people.

The Water tribe is indeed based off of indigenous people - no Asian nation is in the Artic so it only made sense to gain inspiration from Inuit folks (though they have south Asian and Pacific Islander influences as well) - but it’s clear that neither Zaheer nor P’Li clearly are Water Tribe. Zaheer is either Fire Nation - because he learned of the Red Lotus through firebenders - or Earth Kingdom - because he lived under the Queen for a long time and says he’s from a “small village up north” while in the Earth Kingdom.

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Maslany has to shoot some of her most challenging scenes opposite a tennis ball or a mark on a wall. “I can’t look down by an inch or else the eyeline’s off, and I’m looking at my nose, or I’ve put a glass of water through my face. It’s specific, technical things that I’m keeping track of. And that I have to be present the same way that I would be if there was an actor next to me. Except now I have to imagine the actor next to me.”

And yet no Emmy nomination.

For shame.

(Source: thecloneclub, via optais-amme)

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daughterofmulan:

Does it bother anyone else that the only show where we can see a wide, diverse representation of women of color and queer women is when they’re all in prison?

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Definitely weirdest moment in all A:TLA

(Source: aangykins, via nickdmay)

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Aug 27 2014
justplainsomething:

stankface:

Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

I really adored all four of the main antagonists this season. Both these two and the other two with that unresolved sexual tension Bolin picked up on.

I do love the height difference, but just for clarification - they’re not interracial; everyone on that show is Asian even if they don’t “look” like it. It might be interr-ethnic but we never find out Zaheer’s national affiliation, though from the small descriptions of his past, he is most likely fire nation.
Still, MAN this scene was so awesome because of that height difference - combustion benders are so powerful!

justplainsomething:

stankface:

Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

I really adored all four of the main antagonists this season. Both these two and the other two with that unresolved sexual tension Bolin picked up on.

I do love the height difference, but just for clarification - they’re not interracial; everyone on that show is Asian even if they don’t “look” like it. It might be interr-ethnic but we never find out Zaheer’s national affiliation, though from the small descriptions of his past, he is most likely fire nation.

Still, MAN this scene was so awesome because of that height difference - combustion benders are so powerful!

(via onceuponanappleturnover)

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Aug 23 2014
I want to watch the pilot for Red Band Society but I also fear that it may be one of those shows that might romanticize terminal illness or use the ill characters as inspiration porn.

I want to watch the pilot for Red Band Society but I also fear that it may be one of those shows that might romanticize terminal illness or use the ill characters as inspiration porn.

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Aug 22 2014

make me choosesnakescar or wonderbat for anon :)

(via lizziegoneastray)

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Aug 20 2014

homolesbians:

becausetreasons:

Lesbian characters wearing maroon jackets with black leather sleeves.

Shit is this the new uniform??

ATTENTION ALL LESBIAN PERSONELL! New uniform regulations are in place as of August 14! SIGNAL BOOST!

(Source: gayintensifies, via zoezoloft)

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Aug 18 2014

Justice League  Unlimited - Death of Ace

Best moment in Justice League history. It shows what live-action incarnations of Batman always miss: his compassion and kindness towards children.

(Source: themetallingone, via fyeahsuperheroes)

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Aug 16 2014
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