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Headcanon that after the battle of Hogwarts, George dyes his hair an outrageous colour, and at first Molly is mad, but then she hears George whisper “I kept thinking it was him in the mirror”. 

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brutuswayne:

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brutuswayne:

Give me an Avatar movie with a 100% Asian cast otherwise you’re wasting my time.

No, don’t give me a 100% Asian cast. Give me a movie with the ethnic and cultural diversity that the show portrays. The show has more than just the all encompassing term “Asian”. Not to mention that the Water Tribe is based on Inuit and Eskimo cultures. So no, don’t give me “100% Asian.” Give me something that’s shows the specific cultural influences that are the backbone of this show.

So, mistaken assumption I made was grouping Inuit and Eskimo cultures into the term Asian, my bad.  In total I’m aware of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, Inuit, Eskimo, Indian, Polynesian and Thai influences, so those are the ones I feel should be represented through casting and world-building.

This post was mostly made in a fit of anger of there being next to no Asian representation in media, and remembering that they put white people in that travesty of an Avatar movie.

That’s ok. I also acted impulsively with my response when I ranted about your post. I agree with you completely that they screwed up in the movie (which I actually refused to see because when I saw Sokka and Katara were stark white I couldn’t will myself to go). I was also being particularly picky because I’m in anthropology and all encompassing terms are just something that isn’t looked well on. I completely agree with your sentiment however and I apologize again for being kinda harsh. I was getting too detailed.

But the real challenge I think would be to not only get the mostly Asian cast, but also not making them all from South Korea, or all from China, Japan, ect. Hollywood is also notorious for thinking that everyone in Asia is the same as well. So if there was a way to get that to work then as Zuko would say…

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OHMYGOD THAT GIF.

It’s cool yo, I think we both just got kinda heated on proper casting representation in ATLA haha.  And yeah that definitely would be a MASSIVE hurdle to get a good variety of actors.  It’d be difficult enough to get actors for the four main ethnic groups in the show.  Personally, I always envisioned the Water Tribe as Inuit/Eskimo, Air Nomads as Tibetans, Earth Kingdom as generally Korean and Fire Nation as largely Chinese.  Additionally, I always thought that the Earth Kingdom and Fire Nation would be have a lot more diversity in the mix due to their size.  Chinese, Korean and Japanese culture is pretty evident in both those nations, so me associating the Earth people with Korea more and the Fire people with Chinese more may have just been an odd subconscious choice.  But then you also have a lot of the smaller, more ‘indigenous groups in the ATLA universe that draw influence from all the different Southeast/Polynesian cultures.

Now that I think about it, the Sun Warriors had a lot of Mayan/Aztec influence, so that’d be a whole other section of culture to consider.

Ooo! I’m glad you like the GIF!!!!!! (It’s one of my favs!)

I think we both got heated too which is a good thing. It means we both care! And it really would be a large en devour to get things on point in a movie or show. I’m pretty much in sync with what you have for cultural influences except I always saw the Earth Kingdom as Chinese/Korean (Mainly Chinese and that’s because Ba Sing Se reminds me of Bejing (especially the Forbidden City)) and the Fire Nation reminds me of Japan (Imperial structure, warrior’s honor, militaristic). I also align them that way in my mind because the Fire Nation raids in the Earth Kingdom remind me of WWII Imperialist Japan and their conquest in China. That’s just a historical analogy that I’ve always found interesting in the show.

And OMG YES! The Sun Warriors are a small obsession of mine that I wish we saw more of. The Aztec/Mayan influence is so noticeable but in this article they say it’s more SE Asian (Like Angkor, which I think is mostly evident in the wall carvings) and some Mid Eastern Ziggurat architecture, but I still think there is some major Mesoamerican influence in there especially in the monumental architecture. (Sorry if I got technical there I’m studying archaeology and the ruins in the ATLA-verse have always intrigued me.)

Chinese/Korean mix DEFINITELY makes sense for the Earth Kingdom!  In LOK I think it ended up getting a slightly more Korean feel due to parallels between the Earth Queen’s rule and North Korea, but it’s definitely still a solid mix of the two.  And yeah there are definitely some big Japanese influences in Fire Nation, I guess that always stayed in my head as decently Chinese due to the weapons/armor, and fire-bending being based on Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. Although their building architecture/iron ships definitely draw more similarities to Japan so I can definitely see the significance of the Japanese influence!  The WWII conquest is an AWESOME point too, that never even crossed my mind!

Ooh SE Asian definitely makes a lot of sense for the Sun Warriors.  I agree though that some of the influence, even if just aesthetic, is Aztec/Mayan.  Which does a good job of individualizing their fire-bending culture from the more Asian-influenced Fire Nation.

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Yeah. You can also see more Korean influence in her clothing as well. Interesting N. Korea parallel you made. I hadn’t thought about that, but I like it. Do you practice martial arts? I know the styles they used for the bending, but I can’t relate them back to places. That’s cool that you know that. I took a class on China and the West and I did a project on WWII China and Japan. It solidified the idea in my head even more. I also have to admit that I thought of Japan for the Fire Nation because they are both archipelagos as well… Yeah! Good point about the individualization too. And no worries. Thanks for getting back to me on this though. I hope you had a nice weekend.

I used to practice when I was a lot younger, but most of my knowledge honestly comes from just reading over the past few years haha.  I do know off the top of my head that all of the bending styles are based on Chinese martial arts, but I also can’t remember the specific regions.  I’m pretty sure that was more of a stylistic choice for animation as even though they’re different styles, there’s a lot of similar core movements and stances.  Makes it easier to fluidly draw them together as opposed to segueing into a martial arts style from Japan or the Phillipines or something!  You’re right about the archipelago thing too though!  Adding to the list of how abundantly clear the Japanese influence on the Fire Nation is haha.  And my weekend was good!  Thanks for asking

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i think it’s a fucking miracle 

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harky2192:

brutuswayne:

harky2192:

brutuswayne:

harky2192:

brutuswayne:

Give me an Avatar movie with a 100% Asian cast otherwise you’re wasting my time.

No, don’t give me a 100% Asian cast. Give me a movie with the ethnic and cultural diversity that the show portrays. The show has more than just the all encompassing term “Asian”. Not to mention that the Water Tribe is based on Inuit and Eskimo cultures. So no, don’t give me “100% Asian.” Give me something that’s shows the specific cultural influences that are the backbone of this show.

So, mistaken assumption I made was grouping Inuit and Eskimo cultures into the term Asian, my bad.  In total I’m aware of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, Inuit, Eskimo, Indian, Polynesian and Thai influences, so those are the ones I feel should be represented through casting and world-building.

This post was mostly made in a fit of anger of there being next to no Asian representation in media, and remembering that they put white people in that travesty of an Avatar movie.

That’s ok. I also acted impulsively with my response when I ranted about your post. I agree with you completely that they screwed up in the movie (which I actually refused to see because when I saw Sokka and Katara were stark white I couldn’t will myself to go). I was also being particularly picky because I’m in anthropology and all encompassing terms are just something that isn’t looked well on. I completely agree with your sentiment however and I apologize again for being kinda harsh. I was getting too detailed.

But the real challenge I think would be to not only get the mostly Asian cast, but also not making them all from South Korea, or all from China, Japan, ect. Hollywood is also notorious for thinking that everyone in Asia is the same as well. So if there was a way to get that to work then as Zuko would say…

image

OHMYGOD THAT GIF.

It’s cool yo, I think we both just got kinda heated on proper casting representation in ATLA haha.  And yeah that definitely would be a MASSIVE hurdle to get a good variety of actors.  It’d be difficult enough to get actors for the four main ethnic groups in the show.  Personally, I always envisioned the Water Tribe as Inuit/Eskimo, Air Nomads as Tibetans, Earth Kingdom as generally Korean and Fire Nation as largely Chinese.  Additionally, I always thought that the Earth Kingdom and Fire Nation would be have a lot more diversity in the mix due to their size.  Chinese, Korean and Japanese culture is pretty evident in both those nations, so me associating the Earth people with Korea more and the Fire people with Chinese more may have just been an odd subconscious choice.  But then you also have a lot of the smaller, more ‘indigenous groups in the ATLA universe that draw influence from all the different Southeast/Polynesian cultures.

Now that I think about it, the Sun Warriors had a lot of Mayan/Aztec influence, so that’d be a whole other section of culture to consider.

Ooo! I’m glad you like the GIF!!!!!! (It’s one of my favs!)

I think we both got heated too which is a good thing. It means we both care! And it really would be a large en devour to get things on point in a movie or show. I’m pretty much in sync with what you have for cultural influences except I always saw the Earth Kingdom as Chinese/Korean (Mainly Chinese and that’s because Ba Sing Se reminds me of Bejing (especially the Forbidden City)) and the Fire Nation reminds me of Japan (Imperial structure, warrior’s honor, militaristic). I also align them that way in my mind because the Fire Nation raids in the Earth Kingdom remind me of WWII Imperialist Japan and their conquest in China. That’s just a historical analogy that I’ve always found interesting in the show.

And OMG YES! The Sun Warriors are a small obsession of mine that I wish we saw more of. The Aztec/Mayan influence is so noticeable but in this article they say it’s more SE Asian (Like Angkor, which I think is mostly evident in the wall carvings) and some Mid Eastern Ziggurat architecture, but I still think there is some major Mesoamerican influence in there especially in the monumental architecture. (Sorry if I got technical there I’m studying archaeology and the ruins in the ATLA-verse have always intrigued me.)

Chinese/Korean mix DEFINITELY makes sense for the Earth Kingdom!  In LOK I think it ended up getting a slightly more Korean feel due to parallels between the Earth Queen’s rule and North Korea, but it’s definitely still a solid mix of the two.  And yeah there are definitely some big Japanese influences in Fire Nation, I guess that always stayed in my head as decently Chinese due to the weapons/armor, and fire-bending being based on Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. Although their building architecture/iron ships definitely draw more similarities to Japan so I can definitely see the significance of the Japanese influence!  The WWII conquest is an AWESOME point too, that never even crossed my mind!

Ooh SE Asian definitely makes a lot of sense for the Sun Warriors.  I agree though that some of the influence, even if just aesthetic, is Aztec/Mayan.  Which does a good job of individualizing their fire-bending culture from the more Asian-influenced Fire Nation.

WHOA HEY I DIDN’T REALIZE THIS HAS BEEN SITTING IN MY DRAFTS SINCE LAST WEEK