World History in a nutshell.
This is literally the best fucking metaphor for World History and you cannot tell me otherwise.
Except no, this is totally WRONG.
The Air Nomads are based on Tibetian monks, as well as other cultures with concepts of Buddhism. This is reflected in the practice of shaving their heads, meditation, and vegetarianism. Aang’s clothes are very similar to that of the Shaolin monks. Even the location and architecture of the air temples resembles those found in Tibet.
The Fire Nation is inspired by the government and politics of Imperialist and Maoist China (as well as Imperial Japan). There was a little thing called Free Tibet a few years back which was quite in vogue with you psuedo-social-justice types. Do you remember what that was about? In 1951, China invaded Tibet and claimed sovereignty over them. As with most wars, depending on whose views you share, stories can differ. The Chinese (*cough*fire nation*cough*) claim to have reduced taxes, unemployment and built schools. However they achieved this through extortion, torture, murder, and oppression of the Tibetan culture. Thus, Avatar’s Hundred Year War.
The Water tribes are based on Inuit people. This one is really obvious. They share the same visual coding of colour, use furs in the clothing, live in polar regions in igloos and yurts, and rely on fishing as their primary food source.
The Earth Kingdom is a mixing pot of various Asiatic cultures including China, India, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Each city/town will reflect some of these more strongly than the others.
If you agree with the labelling in the above gifset, you’ve either completely missed the point of Avatar, or just don’t give a fuck about actual World History or anything outside of what’s popular with tumblr “social justice”. You all harp on about needing more representation in the media but as soon as you’re given something as beautiful as Avatar, with a huge diversity of non-Eurocentric cultures, you completely misconstrue it. What you’ve done is erased the importance of all these individual (and indigenous) cultures, and replaced it with your own (anti-white) political agenda.
(And honestly, who uses umbrella labels like “asians” and “white people”. That’s ignorant and racist as fuck)
Bless Tumblr user barrelsofdwarrows for the above and for calling people out on their narrow-minded bullshit.
That was excellent.
Toph as a mother would be somewhat terrifying.
Lin tries to sneak out of the house without doing her chores, suddenly a voice bellows from across the house “I DIDN’T FEEL YOU CLEANING YOUR ROOM!”
Lin gets back from school with a report card “Tell me what you got in History” “…B+?” “You’re lying” *Metalbends a megaphone* “HEY TWIKLETOES! FLY OVER HERE AND READ THIS REPORT CARD FOR ME!”
Lin is learning earthbending ” Mom…my room dosn’t have any walls” “I know, I got rid of them. You have until tonight to make new ones, remember your stance!”
THE FUCKING LAST ONE
I ALREADY LOVED TOPH BU THIS IS MY NEW FAVOURITE THING
naruto challenge: (4/4) scene you enjoyed
"Three times now… we’ve fought world wars for our own nations, our own villages. We’ve hurt one another. We’ve hated one another. That hatred created a lust for power, and that lust for power created me. I was a Jinchuuriki, the embodiment of hatred and power. And I hated this world and all the people in it… I wanted to destroy it with my own hands. The exact same thing Akatsuki is trying to do today. But one man, one ninja from Konoha stopped me. I was his enemy, yet he wept for me. I hurt him, yet he called me his friend. He saved me. My enemy, my fellow Jinchuuriki… he suffered the same pain as me, yet he bore no ill will. There are no enemies here, because we’ve all suffered at Akatsuki’s hand. So there is no Suna, no Iwa, no Konoha, no Kiri, no Kumo. There are only Shinobi! And if you still hold a grudge against Suna, then when this war is over come and take my head instead. Our enemies are after the friend who saved my life. If they take him, if we hand him over, our world is finished. I want to protect him, and I want to protect our world. But I’m much too young to do it all on my own. So I beg you all to lend me your strength. Everyone who’s with me, let’s go!"
I was just randomly searching the net and I found a leaked version of episode 5. Here’s Armin’s scream.
Armin wants off this wild ride.
… Also… Given I took this out of context… It kinda sounds like Eren stabbed Armin or something…
OKAY IM SORRY BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE EREN THREW A SPIDER AT ARMIN AND IM C RY ING
So apparently, my good friend amberawrnerd and her fiance are close friends with the English voice actor for Armin, Josh Grelle. When they heard this clip, they broke down laughing. Why?
Because when Armin shouts out “Eren!” he sounds like Armin…. But when Josh starts screaming, apparently it sounded like Josh’s real voice… And the last time they heard that scream was when he was being pushed really fast in a shopping cart.
i can’t decide which is funnier: the spider or the shopping cart
"sexuality is a choice"
"women wouldn’t get raped if they didn’t wear revealing clothes"
"there are only two genders"
"i’m not trying to be sexist/racist, but.."
"a/bi/pansexuality isn’t real"
"gay people shouldn’t have children"
"i don’t want to be friends with a gay person, they could hit on me"
"you can’t identify with the gender you want to be, only the one you were born with"