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Capoeira bending by ~Jo-yumegari

From the author:

"So this is what happens when : A- I play too much capoeira, and B- I watch the Legend of Korra. This is a sort of capoeira/LoK fusion. Watching the amazing animation sequences in LoK I couldn’t help but think how great it would be to see the same good animation applied to capoeira moves, to have a tribe of Brazilian-inspired capoeira wood benders or something. I’m well aware that wood bending is not part of the Avatar Universe, and might not fit the idea of it because wood is organic matter, this is just for fun (I seem to remember one old guy bending vines by controlling the water inside them in the first series, but not the wood itself)
I wish drawing a move meant I could do it in real life Xp As it is not that magic, I just used some photo reference ^^ She is not wearing a real capoeira outfit but again a mix between one and LoK costumes.”

That would be really amazing animation to see bending using Capoeira movesets hehe

Didn’t they use Capoeira in the Kataang dance scene from season three of ATLA?

-everdeen:

try and tell me this show isnt on acid sometimes

*cactus juice

(Source: -everdeen, via liamdryden)

They are all okay, and all those things could exist in the same woman. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. (x)

(Source: ohmykorra, via dcuniversewatchtower)

Ok, let’s get some things straight.

The ending of Korra was rushed and I get that. They only had 14 episodes and they could have managed their time better, but I do think that it was a good way to close the season.

Now, everyone that I’ve seen is bitching about how all that Korra does is pouts on a cliff because she lost her bending while Asami is being strong after the greatest betrayal of her life and everyone else is suffering major trauma of some kind, except for Mako (because 90% of the fandom thinks that Mako should go die, for some reason.)

But, did anyone ever stop and think about this from Korra’s point of view? Sure, she’s the Avatar, she’s kind of got it made. However, she did have her bending taken away.

Has anyone thought of what having her bending taken away would do to her? She doesn’t feel worthy of anyone anymore.

She failed. Everyone.

Korra is going to that cliff not to mope, but to commit suicide. She is going to throw herself off that cliff into the sub zero water of the south pole and let herself freeze or drown. Korra sees herself as worthless and non deserving, so why not just kill herself so that the new Avatar will be born and will maybe do a better job. That is why Aang says “When we are at our lowest point we are open to the greatest change.” Is there a lower point than wanting and being willing to take your own life?

Reblog if you still like Mako.

Help?

Anybody have download links for Korra (no torrent please)? 

Posted May 13, 2012 with 3 notes

Am I the only one who felt bad for Tahno here? Sure, he’s a first class a-hole, but just look at how desperate he is. Bending is all he’s got, all he’s EVER HAD, that makes him special, and Amon is going to take that away. Tahno’s a nobody without his bending, in fact, I bet he has similar origins to Mako and Bolin.

Honestly, I wanted to see him break down after climbing out of the water. It would have made his character so much more real and relatable. I hope that Bryke does something else with his character and doesn’t just leave him hang. Even though he is a Jerkbender, he deserves closure.

In other news, I figured out how the bending removal works.

Remember how in that one episode with the Guru (I think it was called, “The Guru”), Mr. Guru explains all about Chakras to Aang. I don’t particularly remember what The Brow Chakra symbolizes with bending, but after some quick research I found that this Chakra controls the pineal gland, which regulates melatonin, the hormone that makes you want to sleep/wake up. What if bending is semi-controlled by melatonin? Staunching the flow of any hormone, even remotely, causes the body to become unbalanced.

I understand that it’s “Chi-Blocking” but even that has a scientific explanation. When pressure is applied to certain spots on the body, those nerves become numb and don’t transmit signals like they should, thus causing a limb to go numb. The scientific explanation for taking away someone’s bending is “numbing” just a tiny bit of the pineal gland.

Join me next time for my theories about Aaturday’s Young Justice!