I haven’t posted any original songs in months, but I was rewatching a few episodes of Legend Of Korra recently, and I was a bit inspired by Korra’s self-struggle of not feeling “worthy” enough. It got me to thinking about how many people I know who go through the same thing – we all know the feeling. Every one of us is an unsure wanderer in our own way, and this is just a reminder that’s completely okay. :)
“Wanderer’s Lullaby” // Adriana Figueroa (tinysaurus)
Wandering child of the earth
Do you know just how much you’re worth?
You have walked this path since your birth
You were destined for more
There are those who’ll tell you you’re wrong
They will tell you to silence your song
But right here is where you belong
So don’t search anymore
You are the dawn of a new day that’s waking
A masterpiece still in the making
The blue in an ocean of grey
You are right where you need to be
Poised to inspire and to succeed
You’ll look back and you’ll realize one day
In your eyes there is doubt
As you try to figure it out
But that’s not what life is about
So have faith there’s a way
Though the world may try to define you
It can’t take the light that’s inside you
So don’t you dare try to hide
Let your fears fade away
[chorus x 2]
Soon you’ll finally find your own way
(If you would like to download the piece, you can purchase it here on Bandcamp for however much you feel like! I hope you enjoyed listening. ♥)
I’d like something with Tahno, the Wolfbats, Asami, Korra, or any combination of the above. It can be fluffy or angsty or funny, I have no preference!
Message from your Santa, emirra:Happy New Year and Merry Belated-Christmas quillery! I’ve decided to draw Korra and Asami getting ready for a New Year’s festival. I hope you like it and enjoy the rest of your holidays!
I noticed that I hadn’t been farting around in my sketchbook enough lately, so I went and fixed that.
I feel fortunate that I know just enough kung fu to draw halfway convincing sparring.
Would Asami be better than Korra in a non-bending sparring match? Good ol’ fashion hand-to-hand fighting! I’d like to think Asami could best Korra, Mako and Bolin if there were no bending involved.
Asami, Korra © Bryan Konietzko & Michael Dimartino
On the bus ride to school this morning, a little girl and her mother sat in the row in front of me. I paid no attention until she turned around and smiled at me. Her front teeth were missing and her brown hair was in pigtails. Her mother has fallen asleep beside her. I removed my headphones and returned the gesture.
Me: Hi there.
Girl: You look like the girl on TV!
I couldn’t help but smile.
Me: I do?
She rummages through her mother’s purse and retrieves an iPhone.
Girl: See! Look!
She shows me a photo of Korra smiling.
Me: Yeah. I guess I do kind of look like her. But I don’t have pretty blue eyes like her.
The sun hits my eyes so I close them.
She reaches out to try and touch me, but she can’t reach.
Girl: I like your eyes better. They’re like maple syrup and I love maple syrup!
Me: Ha, thanks.
Girl: Do you like a boy like Mako?
I panic, I don’t want to tell her I’m a lesbian.
Me: Umm no, I don’t. I don’t want one a boy like Mako.
Girl: Good! Me neither! He’s a stupid head!
I laughed to myself, exercising muscles that I haven’t used in a while.
Me: You don’t like him?
Girl: No! I want Korra to be with someone else but my momma says it can’t happen because it’s bad.
Me: Why does she say that?
Girl: Because it’s bad for two girls to be together like that. But Asami’s so nice!
I could not believe what I was hearing.
Me: Yeah she is. It’s not bad for two girls to be together. Sometimes girls like girls and boys like boys. And some people like them both and some people don’t like either. And that’s all okay.
Girl: Oh. Do you want a girl like Asami then?
Me: Yes, I do.
Girl: Cross the street and don’t look! Maybe she’ll hit you with her scooter!
Me: Ha. Yeah, maybe.
Girl: I wish I could look like girls on TV.
Me: But you’re so much prettier. Don’t worry about them.
Her mother wakes up and pulls the cord, they’ll be getting off at the next stop.
Girl: Okay! Don’t look so sad though. Bye Korra!
I couldn’t help but laugh.
Me: Bye Ikki.
The little girl shrieks with delight as she gets off the bus.
She had no concept of gay, striaght, bisexual, etc. She just knew what was nice and what wasn’t. She gave me a bit of hope for future generations. Not to mention she’s totally on board with the SS Korrasami.
We were young once…