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Posts tagged Toph

Jun 2

from Avatar the Last Airbender: Art of the Animated Series

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May 20

avatarparallels:

Avatar The Last Airbender: Early Concept Art (Part 2)

[Part 1]

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Mar 16
screamsflailsdiesetc:

atla-annotated:

This makes sense when you think about it: Toph sleeps with her feet off the ground XD

Oh my soul
How did you ever even CATCH that little detail
It’s probably like
The only shot of it
But it is perfect and I thank you

screamsflailsdiesetc:

atla-annotated:

This makes sense when you think about it: Toph sleeps with her feet off the ground XD

Oh my soul

How did you ever even CATCH that little detail

It’s probably like

The only shot of it

But it is perfect and I thank you

(via derrierebender)


Jan 4

Five Things You May Not Have Known About Avatar.

owldee:

avataraang:

1. The animators think they are well funny and original.

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That’s right people. In perhaps one of the most important and climatic scenes of the show where Aang becomes a fully realized Avatar, some overworked and underpaid person though it would be hilarious for the word ‘GAY’ to appear in the receding water.

2. Toph gets in everyone’s pants, no matter the version of ATLA.

A quite well known piece of Avatar trivia, but important none the less. Toph was originally designed as a dude. Her character in Ember Island Players references both her personality and alludes back to her original character plans.

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But what a lot of people don’t know is that Toph was also originally a love interest for Katara. Early production notes state that Toph was supposed to complicate the Aang/Katara romance because Katara develops feelings for Toph and Aang gets a bit jealous. But then Toph was switched to a girl and everything changed.

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Totally different.

3. Iroh was freed and had weird sexual chemistry with multiple Grand Slam winner Serena Williams. 

 Remember that nice prison guard who showed compassion towards Iroh?

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Voiced by sporting megastar and all round HBIC, Serena Williams.

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4. Nickelodeon will never ever learn from their mistakes. 

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, I’m not sure why some of you still have jobs. Fool me four times, no wait guys, seriously who’s running things up there? 

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People think Nickelodeon have messed up a few times concerning Korra, what with episodes being uploaded online before they were aired and general sloppiness in terms of spreading information. This is nothing, NOTHING, compared to what happened during Avatar: The Last Airbender. 

Episodes were frequently uploaded online before they aired, different countries got episodes ahead of America leading to a massive spoiler fest, DVD’s were released with episodes that hadn’t aired yet and of course perhaps the weirdest fuck up, the release of a graphic novel that gave away the entire finale. 

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That’s right. This short illustrated book was released WEEKS before the finale (Avatar Aang) was aired on television and gave away everything. At least we got to the Korra finale not knowing Amon was Noatak. This book gave away everything, energybending and final pairings galore. I suppose you can’t really blame Nickelodeon for this, (or can you?) but it does just show the general point of how weird and chaotic it is being an Avatar fan. 

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(Sidenote: One of my favourite moments as an Avatar fan came when about 1000 posts were made about how this book was a massive fake and that it was just a conspiracy against Zutara fans. To be fair, Katara is dressed wrong and it does seem as if Aang has had a lobotomy.) 

5. Iroh’s a really great and inspirational character. Wrong. He’s a massive asshole. Or at least he could have been.

Another gem out of the production notes was the idea that Iroh would be a bit of a dickhead. Instead of joining Zuko on his exile voyage out of the good of his heart and a wish to steer his nephew towards a path of good, Iroh was planning to ruin the fuckers life. 

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Iroh was originally going to teach Zuko a faulty form of Firebending that would totally ruin any chances of him capturing the Avatar. The idea of Iroh teaching Zuko Firebending made it into the final cut of the show, but of course without the general evillness and family backstabbing. 

What a shame, I think if anything, Zuko was really missing a source of angst and despair in his life. 

Ah yes. Not sure I remembered the Iroh one though…I must have tried to erase that from my memory… I do remember that Mako Iwamatsu of course was a big influence on how Iroh’s character turned out.

But more importantly…

#another interesting point to bring up #is that a lot of these changes were made by people OTHER than bryke #bryke had to be convinced to change toph #likewise with the love triangle plot #and suddenly so much of LOK becomes clearer…. #btw this isn’t to hate on bryke #just to show the importance of getting other people’s opinions and general peer review

Yes this.

You know how Bryke said Bolin was kind of their way of having the original male Toph character they wanted still get into the show somehow? I mean like…literally. Love triangle and all. They wanted that from the beginning beginning, and it was only because of Aaron Ehasz and his encouragement to make Toph a girl that it didn’t happen.

…just interesting things to keep in mind. I love Bryke, but yeah, this is the kind of stuff that makes us say, hey, let’s get a team of writers in there again to help them out!

Yeah… Maybe they should get some help.


Jul 20

owldee:

screams-flails-dies-etc:

Signed korra poster ;)

oh.. but… what is this…

could this be… another poster?

with older gang…?

guess whats getting signed tomorrow at dark horse…

I WILL get one today…oh yes…

(yes I missed the signing yesterday doh…>.>)


May 10

Team Avatar: First and Last lines of the series.

(via avatarparallels)


Mar 28
plethoraofkorra:

minhonooorrr:

saintbennithy:

katarayesplease:

fangirlingforeverz:

beinghipsteristoomainstream:

fangirlingforeverz:

HOLY SHIT HAS EVERYONE SEEN THIS BECAUSE IT LOOKS LEGIT!!!!

WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS?!

AT AVATARSPIRIT.NET. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THE GOT THIS. OBVIOUSLY TOPH REPRODUCED ASEXUALLY BECAUSE LIN HAS NO FATHER

WHAT??!!! WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHO TOPH’S HUSBAND IS!!!! WE CAN’T NOT KNOW!!!!

THEY KNOW KORRA’S PARENTS’ NAMES, IT MUST BE LEGIT.

why is kya’s hair white? :O I bet it’s because Aang had that spirit water in him.

It’s because she’s OLD. Tenzin is the youngest, and he’s at LEAST 45…so she’s probably in her mid-sixties! And this is amazinggggggg!!! How was Bumi a non-bender? lol

plethoraofkorra:

minhonooorrr:

saintbennithy:

katarayesplease:

fangirlingforeverz:

beinghipsteristoomainstream:

fangirlingforeverz:

HOLY SHIT HAS EVERYONE SEEN THIS BECAUSE IT LOOKS LEGIT!!!!

WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS?!

AT AVATARSPIRIT.NET. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THE GOT THIS. OBVIOUSLY TOPH REPRODUCED ASEXUALLY BECAUSE LIN HAS NO FATHER

WHAT??!!! WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHO TOPH’S HUSBAND IS!!!! WE CAN’T NOT KNOW!!!!

THEY KNOW KORRA’S PARENTS’ NAMES, IT MUST BE LEGIT.

why is kya’s hair white? :O I bet it’s because Aang had that spirit water in him.

It’s because she’s OLD. Tenzin is the youngest, and he’s at LEAST 45…so she’s probably in her mid-sixties! And this is amazinggggggg!!! How was Bumi a non-bender? lol

(via shit-phil-likes)


Jan 28

xxlegendofkorraxx:

The leaker has posted new pics. 

The first pic shows a statue of old Toph. C; 

The second pic shows Toph’s daughter, Chief Bei Fong talking to Korra. 

I hope that Toph is alive because she is my most favorite character on ALTA. :] 


Nov 29

meggannn:

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Concept Art Spam
Episodes: S3 FINALE — “Sozin’s Comet” — Part 4

“These designs of our heroes in their Earth Kingdom attire were some of our favorite costumes. Their celebration at Uncle’s teahouse was a wonderful way to wrap up the series.”

“The last image of the series was also one of its most stunning.”

taken from the “Art of the Animated Series” pre-production artbook
images scanned in by kartikeya200; I’m just spreading the magic around

Click here for more concept art

And that’s all of the concept art I have. I found cool icons that someone on LiveJournal made with Avatar art that I’ve never seen before and I’ll spread that around too, but that’s all from my end. Hope you enjoyed this! (And I’m sorry it took so long for me to pump all of this out, haha.)


Nov 14

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Concept Art Spam
Episodes: S3E2 — “The Headband”

“The women and a small percentage of men from the Fire Nation’s warrior class form the military branch known as the Domestic Forces. They have three main purposes: to defend the homeland from invasions, to train the Fire Lord’s forces, and to police the Fire Nation. As a result, most of the Fire Lord’s forces are trained by high-level female Firebenders.”

taken from the “Art of the Animated Series” pre-production artbook
images were scanned in by kartikeya200; I’m just spreading the magic around

Click here for more concept art


Oct 30

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Concept Art Spam
Episodes: S2E14 — “City of Walls and Secrets” — Part 2

“At the season-two writers’ retreat we had the idea that the city would be divided into socioeconomic tiers. From an art direction standpoint, it was a pleasure giving each of the ‘rings’ its individual flavor. Our visit to Beijing provided endless inspiration for the architecture in our world’s biggest metropolis.”

“It was fun to get our main characters out of their usual costumes and into something much fancier. And the costumes on Ba Sing Se’s upper class were some of our favorite Angela Mueller designs in the series.”

taken from the “Art of the Animated Series” pre-production artbook
images were scanned in by kartikeya200; I’m just spreading the magic around

Click here for more concept art


Oct 15

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Concept Art Spam
Episodes: S2E8 & S2E9 — “The Chase” & “Bitter Work”
 

“The image of him (Sokka) getting stuck in the hole was inspired by Tom Hanks in The Money Pit.”

“In this design, consideration was given to the fact that Toph is blind, so she would only need a breathing hole in the rock suit. However, the animation was drawn so that the hole appeared over her eyes. Unfortunately, that mistake slipped right by us when we were doing retakes and ended up in the final animation!”

taken from the “Art of the Animated Series” pre-production artbook
images were scanned in by kartikeya200; I’m just spreading the magic around

Click here for more concept art


Oct 4

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Concept Art Spam
Character: Toph

taken from the “Art of the Animated Series” pre-production artbook
images were scanned in by kartikeya200; I’m just spreading the magic around

Click here for more

Sep 24

oma-shu:

gaang hair through the series — requested by anon 

(via valwiggin)


Aug 29
youknowyouarekorrasexual:

The ending of a great story is always bittersweet, satisfying our craving for resolution to the conflicts that have tantalized us for so long, while simultaneously leaving us behind with a desire that may never be fulfilled—the wish for more time to explore the places that have become familiar to us, more time to spend with the characters we have come to adore. As fans, it is a feeling that we know well at Dark Horse, one that inspires every book we publish continuing a story once concluded elsewhere. 
That is why the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics started from the same place the TV show did: creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. To us, they revealed untold chapters in the story of Team Avatar, chapters to be told in the comics.
Just as on the TV show Michael and Bryan teamed with the finest talents in animation to bring their vision to the screen, with the comics they have teamed with the Japanese art-duo Gurihiru and award-winning author Gene Luen Yang to continue their vision on the page.
This January, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise Part 1 begins a trilogy of original graphic novels that reveal what happens next to the heroes and villains from the TV show after the final episode. Taking place one year after the events of the last season, these graphic novels begin a new adventure for Aang and his friends that will change their lives and change their world.
With Gurihiru, Gene Luen Yang, best known for his graphic novel American Born Chinese, weaves a tale of a world learning the ways of peace after a century of war. It is a difficult lesson, one that will threaten to tear the friendship of Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko apart, and plunge the world back into war.
Like all fans, Dark Horse wants to return to our favorite places, see our old friends, only if they are the real deal, and not some shadowy facsimile.  That is why we are so glad, and so proud, to present to you The Promise Part 1—this is it, the genuine article. Team Avatar is back, and we can’t wait to show you what they’ve been up to.
Pre-Order

youknowyouarekorrasexual:

The ending of a great story is always bittersweet, satisfying our craving for resolution to the conflicts that have tantalized us for so long, while simultaneously leaving us behind with a desire that may never be fulfilled—the wish for more time to explore the places that have become familiar to us, more time to spend with the characters we have come to adore. As fans, it is a feeling that we know well at Dark Horse, one that inspires every book we publish continuing a story once concluded elsewhere.

That is why the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics started from the same place the TV show did: creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. To us, they revealed untold chapters in the story of Team Avatar, chapters to be told in the comics.

Just as on the TV show Michael and Bryan teamed with the finest talents in animation to bring their vision to the screen, with the comics they have teamed with the Japanese art-duo Gurihiru and award-winning author Gene Luen Yang to continue their vision on the page.

This January, Avatar: The Last AirbenderThe Promise Part 1 begins a trilogy of original graphic novels that reveal what happens next to the heroes and villains from the TV show after the final episode. Taking place one year after the events of the last season, these graphic novels begin a new adventure for Aang and his friends that will change their lives and change their world.

With Gurihiru, Gene Luen Yang, best known for his graphic novel American Born Chinese, weaves a tale of a world learning the ways of peace after a century of war. It is a difficult lesson, one that will threaten to tear the friendship of Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko apart, and plunge the world back into war.

Like all fans, Dark Horse wants to return to our favorite places, see our old friends, only if they are the real deal, and not some shadowy facsimile.  That is why we are so glad, and so proud, to present to you The Promise Part 1—this is it, the genuine article. Team Avatar is back, and we can’t wait to show you what they’ve been up to.

Pre-Order

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