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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Joeldi » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:13 am UTC

Hahaha

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Jesse » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:16 pm UTC

You're on.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Blubb3r3ng3l » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:43 pm UTC

A single, photogenic tear strode gracefully from my eye when I watched... watched... and watched Nick, not believing my TV schedule, nor the lack of commercials for the show.


I was sad.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby SteelDraco » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:36 pm UTC

What, no link? You're a bad, bad man.

Let's see here... ah. Here we go.

Looks interesting, but July is a long time to wait. Not too happy about that. There's obviously a lot of fanservice going on in the trailer, and I could do without the people screeching in the background. But everything they're showing looks very nice. Looking forward to this, even if it is the end of the show.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby cephalopod9 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:50 pm UTC

July??? seriously?
Are they just being mean now? Is it caught up in some sort of controversy?

That trailer does look awesome tho'.
Who's Ty Lee fighting at 1:05 ?
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Geekthras » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:21 am UTC

No episode on the 25th => invasion of Canada
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby SteelDraco » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:40 am UTC

cephalopod9 wrote:Who's Ty Lee fighting at 1:05 ?

I do believe that's Suki. I'm surprised - I assumed she was dead. Azula seems like she wouldn't have screwed around and left the Kyoshi Warriors alive.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby thecommabandit » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:37 pm UTC

You what the best thing about the trailer is? The music. I hope they release a soundtrack when it's finished.

EDIT: The people who make the Avatar music have a myspace and it has this music on it. I am very happy
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Joeldi » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:29 pm UTC

When I first saw that trailer last night, I got really excited and was wracked with anxiety to see those episodes.

Damn Avatar is the most incredible children's show ever.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Blubb3r3ng3l » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:33 pm UTC

wait... so the finale is in july or the new episode is?
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Okita » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:32 pm UTC

Y'know... I was just watching through some episodes. In the openings where you have the 4 benders... is that Azula representing fire...?!?
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Rinaeril » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:58 am UTC

:D

The Boiling Rock parts 1 & 2 have been leaked! They're on watchavatar.cc. I'm about to watch them now.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Joeldi » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:08 am UTC

Jesse wrote:You're on.


I take it I win?
Rinaeril wrote::D

The Boiling Rock parts 1 & 2 have been leaked! They're on watchavatar.cc. I'm about to watch them now.


Oh wow, really?
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Gadren » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:56 am UTC

Just finished watching the leaked episodes, and there were massive quantities of win.

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It was fun to have a non-Aang-centered episode, even more so that Sokka is getting treated as more than just comic relief.

The first escape plan was pretty awesome (although I do wonder just why they had the coolers on the outside of the prison). It was simply fun to watch the various brilliant (or not-so-brilliant) acts of stealth.

I like the new guy, the prisoner. Oh, and the fight scenes were some of the best I've seen in the series, IMHO. I think I need to get some gifs of them.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby une see » Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:05 am UTC

HOLY CRAP, THE NEW EPISODES ARE HELLA AWESOME.

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Sokka and Zuko make a great team, and Zuko really came out on his own. I'm liking him more and more as the series progresses, and he's getting ever funnier (that silver sandwich speech was hilarious). Plus, Zuko and Mai are a really good couple. Mai was pretty awesome in Boiling Rock- standing up to Azula? That took balls. And Azula got owned pretty hardcore. Both her closest "friends" turned on her in a heartbeat. Did you hear that horrified gasp she made as she went down after Ty Lee paralyzed her? Badass.

I like that new prisoner guy too, Chitsang or however the hell you spell it. Suki was way kickass, with her daring flight to capture the Warden and all. Hmm...All in all, a great return to television for Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Just a thought I had while watching the new episodes. I also watched 10 episodes of Naruto today (which is an anime about ninjas, in case you didn't know) to bring me up to speed with ninja events and...stuff. And I could barely stand the slow, slow pace that show moves at. There are like a bajillion totally unnecessary flashbacks, even more painfully long staredowns between the characters, and way too much talking and standing around for a show that is supposedly mostly about action and epic ninja battles and stuff (although when the epic ninja battles do happen, they are epic). I am so grateful that Avatar moves at a much more reasonable pace, and that there are almost no filler moments. And I am happy that it is back!
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Okita » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:03 pm UTC

Best conversation in the new episode in my opinion:

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*after talking about Mai being Zuko's girlfriend.
Sokka: My first girlfriend turned into the moon.
Zuko: *pause*..... That's rough buddy.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Belial » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:37 pm UTC

Okita wrote:Y'know... I was just watching through some episodes. In the openings where you have the 4 benders... is that Azula representing fire...?!?


Yes. Also, water is Master Pakku from the Northern Water Tribe. Air is Aang. And I forget who earth is, but it's also a named character.

Also, I see your favorite conversation, and raise you:

Spoiler:
Sokka: Fine, I'm going to rescue my dad. Are you happy now?
Zuko: ........I'm never happy.


Also, who wants to bet that....

Spoiler:
Mai and Ty-Lee show up in a fight in a later episode, and when asked about how they're free, they just shrug it off and say something like "seriously, did you think we weren't going to break out as soon as Azula left?"
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Joeldi » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:57 am UTC

Spoiler:
While I was watching, I thought "We're getting too close to the end of the show to not be having Epic Bending etc and Aang Katara and Tophness" and I was originally going to complain - but then I realised that there's been bucket loads of epic bending and what the show really needed was a chance to focus on the other characters and their skills, so, brilliant I must say


Belial wrote:Yes. Also, water is Master Pakku from the Northern Water Tribe. Air is Aang. And I forget who earth is, but it's also a named character.

I choose to believe that the Airbender is some other monk-such as Giyatsu. I saw one image where you could vaguely make out what could have been a mustache, and Aang needed some time not in the limelight, so that's my decision.
I also heard that the Earthbender is an early, male design for Toph.
Okita wrote:Best conversation in the new episode in my opinion:

Spoiler:
*after talking about Mai being Zuko's girlfriend.
Sokka: My first girlfriend turned into the moon.
Zuko: *pause*..... That's rough buddy.


belial wrote:
Spoiler:
Sokka: Fine, I'm going to rescue my dad. Are you happy now?
Zuko: ........I'm never happy.


Oh Hell Yes. Yes yes yes!
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Belial » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:59 am UTC

Joeldi wrote:I choose to believe that the Airbender is some other monk-such as Giyatsu. I saw one image where you could vaguely make out what could have been a mustache, and Aang needed some time not in the limelight, so that's my decision.
I also heard that the Earthbender is an early, male design for Toph.


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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby SteelDraco » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:45 am UTC

I thought the earthbender in the intro credits was the young man that Katara met in the Earth Kingdom, whose father was captured by the Fire Nation. The episode where she goes to the boat? Name of... hang on, let me check Wikipedia.

Haru!

Doesn't make much sense to me that the airbender would be anyone but Aang, since he's the ONLY ONE in the current time period.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Joeldi » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:54 am UTC

Who said anything about the current time period.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Belial » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:31 pm UTC

SteelDraco wrote:Doesn't make much sense to me that the airbender would be anyone but Aang, since he's the ONLY ONE in the current time period.


....not necessarily.

There was at least one other airbender who escaped the air temples, but she would be old as hell by now.

Of course, people in the avatar-verse live for really inconsistent amounts of time (Kyoshi lived for something like 300 years?), so who knows.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:47 pm UTC

This show fills me with admiration and love

Spoiler:
Aang: Awww, no one else has homework... 1 hot squat... 2 hot squat...


Spoiler:
Zuko is really coming into his own, I'm more and more impressed with his development, and Sokka is stepping up to the place in really awesome ways (The Sokka-Zuko duo against Azula! Awesome!). I was very impressed with these last few episodes. Mei and Tai Li maybe join the avatar's cause now, and Azula does some awful evil things in fits of desperation and rage?
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby maxxrox » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:42 am UTC

AAAH! New episode! So does this mean that more will follow soon?

Did anyone else notice they were getting a little sloppy? The combat wasn't as engaging as before. They could've done a lot more with the scene on top of the gondola, even if it wasn't a complete showdown.

Also, did anyone else think the Warden looked like a woman at first glance?

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Joeldi » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:56 am UTC

maxxrox wrote:AAAH! New episode! So does this mean that more will follow soon?


Unfortunately, I think the answer is no. Those episodes were leaked because they were on a DVD that comes out in about a week.
The next DVD doesn't come out until the end of July, and I'm thinking the eps (starting with The Western Air Temple) don't start until early or mid-july.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby kellsbells » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:14 am UTC

maxxrox wrote:Also, did anyone else think the Warden looked like a woman at first glance?

I definitely thought he was a woman until he started speaking. Even then, I questioned.

Spoiler:
I am so happy that Mai and Tai Li (I have no idea how to spell their names :( ) finally came into their own and weren't just Azula's cronies. They have always been two of the most interesting characters to me, and I hope we get to see some more crazy fighting action from them. What is it Mai throws, anyway? Are they like throwing stars or curvy razor blades? Given Mai's disposition, the idea of her throwing razor blades is hilarious to me.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Belial » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:14 pm UTC

They're shuriken ("throwing stars") which is to say, aerodynamic shards of scrap metal cut into whatever shape one feels like, so long as it's sharp.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:40 pm UTC

Are they considered shuriken even if they aren't in star form? I've always thought they looked more like daggers, and were thrown straight (not tumbling or spinning like shuriken). I'm not sure if the two are classified differently.

maxxrox wrote:The combat wasn't as engaging as before.


I agree the gondola show down should have been more drawn out, but between:

Spoiler:
Zuko and his mock battle with the prisoner, Suki ABSOLUTELY ROCKING HOUSE and capturing the warden, and the Suki-Tai Lei & Zuko/Sokka-Azula mishmash, I think the two episodes were pretty solidly action packed. I would have liked to see the gondola appear to be more of a free for all, because everyone had some beef with everyone (plus another Tai Lei-Sokka "Oh hey, your cute, we're dancing!" would have been funny)


But yeah, I was very pleased with the end of these two. Are they they last episodes on the DVD that's to be released, or are there more episodes on the thing?
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Belial » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:04 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Are they considered shuriken even if they aren't in star form?


Yeah. Also, those short, unadorned daggers you see all the naruto characters carrying are shuriken also. It's not a terribly formal weapon at all. Historically, they really were just sharpened and streamlined hunks of whatever you found laying around and felt like you could throw into someone. Nails, scrap metal, coins, needles, whatever.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby maxxrox » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:18 pm UTC

Besides, shuriken were not historically the killing weapons modern mythos makes them out to be. Really, they were used to distract your opponent so that you could get close to him with your real killing weapon: your sword.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Belial » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:50 pm UTC

Or, for that matter, while you ran the fuck away.

They were the equivalent of the handful of sand in the gladiatorial pit.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Okita » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:14 pm UTC

History fact: Kunai, the dagger-ish throwing knife that ninjas are portrayed as using in media (and I would argue that Mai is using a smaller version of) were historically originally trowels.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:10 pm UTC

Don't most melee weapons have some original backdrop to agricultural tools?

Well... Nunchucks... Yo-yos/bolos...
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Belial » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:30 pm UTC

Okita wrote:(and I would argue that Mai is using a smaller version of)


Mai's weapons are edged on both ends. No handles.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Teknobo » Thu May 01, 2008 3:56 am UTC

SteelDraco wrote:
Doesn't make much sense to me that the airbender would be anyone but Aang, since he's the ONLY ONE in the current time period.


....not necessarily.

There was at least one other airbender who escaped the air temples, but she would be old as hell by now.


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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Blubb3r3ng3l » Thu May 01, 2008 4:16 am UTC

I agree with the fight sequences. They seemed rather... well... it could have been better. The gondola thing could have been SOOOOO much better. They didn't utilize any of the whole 'I'm dangling over the boiling water'. And honestly,
Spoiler:
it would have been sooooo much better if someone had knocked Azula off the gondola, and then you see her lightning-jets for the first time, as opposed to her using it to get to the gondola. I woulda cheered soooooo much more if it was like AZULA DOWN AZULA DOWN but then Oh me yarm Oh AZULA CAN EFFING FLY. The fight sequences really could have been better IMO. And with Tai-Lee/Suki, they're both wicked acrobatic... why did only Tai-Lee swoop under the gondola, huh? Plus... think a warden really would have ordered the crown princess to death to prevent the escape of the crown prince?


Oh, and Tai-Lee=cutest character evah.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Nimz » Thu May 01, 2008 6:51 am UTC

About the warden:
Spoiler:
Methinks the warden was more concerned with his reputation than with anything else. Fire Nation? Yeah, they're important as a source of convicts that he can expand his reputation for never letting any escape. But if a choice had to be made between his reputation and the governance of The Fire Nation, I'm not surprised he chose the former. Even his life isn't as important.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby SilentSigil » Thu May 01, 2008 9:00 am UTC

I swear I read a few short books that described the beginnings of this series pretty perfectly, first from the viewpoint of Sokka, (although the characters had much different personalities, and the whole feel was less 'hilarious')...

The damn books were even divided into 'chapters' in 'books' named after the elements. (The only group I had were in the 'Water' book.)

The southern water tribe was much more culturally significant than just a few dwellings and the remainder of a dying bending group, though... There was a (beautifully described) temple there that Aang flew around in when he got rescued. Sokka was all angsty that he couldn't bend like his sister, and that all the masters in the temple treated him poorly.

I immediately recognized the connections between the two when I saw the series for the first time, and I was all like 'Hey awesome, an interpretation of a series I never got to finish-- and it is fucking awesome!', but now that I'm looking around, I don't see anything referencing those books, or even that those books exist.

I was at my friend's house when I started reading them, and his family runs an online antique/odd objects auction thingy, so the original books that I read I may not ever see again...

Does anyone in the interwebs have any memories or knowledge concerning this? It has been roughly six years since I read the things, but I'd like to find them ALL and read them, if they even exist.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Postby Belial » Thu May 01, 2008 1:40 pm UTC

Teknobo wrote:To quote Kyle's mom..."what what what?!?!?!"
Please point me to an episode so that I may gush over it.


Heh. Not an episode, actually, just the card game. In addition to the show's characters, they introduced four new characters which are, as near as I can tell, canon. One of them was Malu the Ghost Witch.

(edit: Oh. Nevermind, in looking those up again to link them, it looks like they've been declared non-canon since the last time I looked. Meh)


Blubb3r3ng3l wrote:
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And with Tai-Lee/Suki, they're both wicked acrobatic... why did only Tai-Lee swoop under the gondola, huh?


Spoiler:
Because the surprise part only works once?
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