“The people of the Water Tribe are capable of adapting to many things. They have a deep sense of community and love that holds them together through anything.”
One thing I really LOVE about Katara is that she’s a woman who really OWNS her anger.
Like, girls are taught to never get angry. Never be rude. Don’t yell. It makes you unlikable. It’s not lady-like.
And Katara just says fuck you to that. She’s sweet, and mothering, and caring, and nurturing almost all the time. But when she’s angry? She’s ANGRY. And she OWNS it.
She yells at people, she threatens people. Sometimes she’s vain and jealous on top of it all too, and she owns up to that. It takes a special kind of courage and strength to look someone in the eye and honest to god YELL at them.
Especially the fight above. Paku is an elder, a man in charge. He’s in a privileged position of power over her. And Katara doesn’t take that shit anyway.
God damn A+ Female empowerment right there.
Katara is a nurturing fighter
THIS IS WHY I LOVE HER
And even if at the end of the day, everything does not go as planned, she’s able to move past the anger even if she still feels something is wrong or unjust. Because she can’t right every wrong, and every human can’t always do the right thing. I love that they gave her those flaws, but doesn’t let it consume the character, if that makes sense. Like in ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES EVER, The Southern Raiders, she could never forgive the mother fucker that killed her mother, never, and she knows that. Even when she knew how sad and pathetic he grew to be, she couldn’t make that forgive him. But still, she stepped away from her anger because she didn’t want to be that person.
Friendships that can last a lifetime. [credit for suki background x]
“Look Sokka, you’re going to fail a lot before things work out. Even though you’ll probably fail over and over and over again, you have to try every time. You can’t quit because you’re afraid you might fail.”
Casually emerging from the depths of sleeplessness just to cripple you with feels.
Click on the given source. It goes to my DA page and you can download it to see it as I intended for it to be seen.
this is my entry for Bryke Day, which I guess is officially September 1st (according to a post I saw). anyway, i realize today is not September 1st, but i wanted to post this regardless. i’m really thankful for Avatar not only because it was—and remains—entertaining, but also because it’s inspired me and motivated me to hone my skills in both drawing and storytelling.
haha so this’ll probably get six notes and bryke (or the rest of the amazing team) will never see it, but whatever. it was fun to make and good practice for comic-style narrations, which i don’t do as often as i’d like.
Wow, this is such a cute and inspiring story. Especially the end. I hope they see it!