Skippy here. I left for a long time but I kept in touch, didn't I? I still won't join that chat again but I will join video calls and the message board sometimes. Here we go again.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is the ultimate show of all times. Not only is it for little kids, it is fit for more mature audiences. It has super complex characters, but also characters like Toph who doesn't change much. Both of these types of characters bring a unique light to this show. Azula, prodigy fire bender, younger sister to crown prince Zuko, and daughter/princess of the Fire Lord Ozai. She's one of the best and complex villainess favorite of many including me. Ursa, their mother, loved her, but didn't really show it. She could only really rely on him, the evil and dangerous. She's like a trained machine for her father, using fear to control everyone, even her two friends. Azula is cunning and powerful. A mastermind as well as an amazing fighter both defense and offense. But I feel bad for her, even though her actions are unspeakable. It seemed to her, her own mother thought she was a monster. She showed almost none to zero compassion and sympathy. She might be the kind of girl who tortures innocent little flies. Azula was taught from a young age that she can rely on no one, love is not really real, only fear. Her moves are always planned out. In the end, she started slipping. Her only friends betrayed her. Everything she has ever known has started to crumble away. Azula becomes paranoid, and with the power her father gave her as fire lord, she became even more unstable, as it was not mentally healthy for her. The power got to her head. And finally, when Zuko and Katara beat her in the Agni Kai, all she had ever known/believed about fear and love were wrong. She has finally lost it. Azula had also started seeing illusions of her mother and threw a hairbrush into the mirror to stop it. It's so complex, I can't explain it well. But it was so powerful to see. The feelings too. If you haven't watched it already, watch it.
The animation is also so good especially in the fight scenes. The jokes, too. We kept on seeing a guy with/selling cabbages (the cabbage man) who always got his cabbages knocked over and said "MYYYYY CABBAGESSSSSSS!". The filler episodes are also really funny and great. There's also all these themes/messages. They payed attention to the little details, too. Everything. It's so fantastic. These are also the same people who created The Dragon Prince (a more recent animated show).
Moving on, I'm not that fond of The Guardian herd anymore, but I still love it. It's just not my favorite. I guess I'm maturing, growing up. Reading books with darker themes. More realized about the world around me. About friends. Drama. I simply do not have time for everyones moping and darkness, I don't want to be dragged in/jumping in anymore. Don't come to me.
I know that sounds harsh, but I can't/won't deal with it. It's a smart move.
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