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Once, I was an Avatar fan; now I’m into Homestuck. And man, Homestuck has a marvelous way of making all shipwars look even more stupid and pointless in hindsight. Why fight over Kataang and Zutara when you can have both? Avafandom really could have benefited from a more trollish approach to shipping.

So here’s the Avatar cast as seen through my Karkat-goggles:

Katara/Aang: Obviously redrom, but also very diamondy, what with Aang always hulking out and Katara having to hug him back to normal. Kind of double-dipping in the quadrants there. Karkat would be scandalized!

Katara/Zuko: Classic blackrom. I mean look at Katara’s face! That is the look of a woman who wants to see some blood. Actually Katara always seemed more invested in this hatemance than Zuko, probably because he was too busy hatecrushing on…

Aang/Zuko: Unrequited blackrom. Zuko’s crush was doomed from the start because, like John and Tavros, Aang is just too damn nice. Except for when he goes into the Avatar state, but that’s only temporary, and he’d be all mopey and guilt-ridden afterwards. Come on Zuko, you know he’d make a lousy kismesis. Katara’s much more promising. That girl knows how to hold a grudge.

Katara/Aang/Zuko: Ashenrom, with Aang as the middle leaf. His role as Mr. Love and Peace makes him an ideal auspistice, especially between his favorite dude and lady who need to stop fighting and just get along, darn it!

George: Redrom, natch. Though those two are way too stable to be trolls, lol.

Toph/Sokka: Unrequited redrom. Poor Toph. :(

Mai/Ty Lee: Palerom. Ty Lee prevents Mai from getting too gloomy, and they complement each other nicely.

Azula/Ty Lee: Failed palerom, in the vein of Vriska/Kanaya. Azula proved too murderous for Ty Lee to restrain, and Ty Lee eventually realized she wasn’t getting anything out of the relationship and it was time to bail.

Azula/Aang: Blackrom LOLOLOLOL jk that’s just my pet crackship. :3

Katara/Toph: Flipping black and red. Yay, mudfights!

Katara/Aang/Toph: Ashenrom. Aang is the village bicycle when it comes to auspisticizing. It goes with his whole messiah schtick.

Aang/Toph: Just bros, really. Though if they hooked up it’d be redrom.

Mai/Zuko: Red, as much as they’d like to be black. Oh, dorky goth teenagers.

Title: Cemeteries of Ba Sing Se

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Music: “Cemeteries of London” by Coldplay

Vintage: August 2008

Notes: This vid explores the more sinister side of Ba Sing Se, featuring the Dai Li and the main cast of Avatar.

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: Daylight Robbery

Fandom: Naruto

Featured Character: Sakura Haruno

Musical Artist: Imogen Heap

VintageAugust 2008

Notes: Sakura tribute, straight-up. No getting rescued by the boys, no standing around being part of the scenery — just Sakura being awesome and kicking everyone’s butts.

Title: The New Year

Fandom: Avatar

Musical Artist: Death Cab for Cutie

VintageJuly 2008

Notes: This vid follows Aang and his friends on their journey through the Fire Nation, from the Awakening to Day of Black Sun.

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: The Power is On

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Featured Characters: Azula, Ty Lee, and Mai

Musical Artist: The Go! Team

VintageJuly 2008

Notes: A tribute to the Dangerous Ladies aka Ozai’s Angels of Avatar. Lots of butt-kicking and general awesomeness.

Title: Hide and Seek

Fandom: Avatar

Pairing: Katara/Aang

Musical Artist: Imogen Heap

VintageJune 2008

Notes: A look at the angsty side of the Katara/Aang relationship. Or should that be “aangsty”?

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: No Cars Go

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Musical Artist: The Arcade Fire

Vintage: June 2008

Notes: All of Avatar’s badass-est fight scenes packed into one video. Just action, action, and more action.

Title: What it Feels Like for a Girl

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Musical Artist: Madonna

Vintage: June 2008

Notes: A tribute to all the ladies of Avatar, and to what it means to be a girl in the Avatar-verse. I managed to get in almost everyone, although there are a few missing, so sorry if your favorite isn’t in there.

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: Mambo #5: Aang’s Ladiez

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Musical Artist: Lou Bega 

Vintage: May 2008

Notes: When I made this, I’d seen vids of this song for Sokka, but never for Aang, which is a shame since our Avatar is quite a ladies’ man: he’s got four love interests, a best ladyfriend, a lady archrival, and… Zuko. Yeah, Zuko. Because how could I not? :P

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: The Perfect Crime

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Musical Artist: The Decemberists

VintageMay 2008

Notes: The Gaang orchestrate a perfect crime — an escape from the Fire Nation’s most notorious prison. Made because when “The Boiling Rock” was leaked to the internet, I couldn’t just let all that pristine DVD-quality footage go to waste!

Title: Passenger Seat

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Pairing: Katara/Aang

Musical Artist: Death Cab for Cutie

VintageApril 2008

Notes: This is a sleepy, nocturnal sort of vid celebrating the quiet, sweeter moments of Katara and Aang’s friendship. Inspired by the idea that if Appa is the Gaang’s “car,” then Katara always rides in the passenger seat! Which is sort of symbolic of her role through the series as Aang’s right-hand-man, always there for him whenever he needs her.

I feel like “I hate this woman and I want to have sex with her” accurately summarizes about half the comments on the internet.
– wise words from Least Helpful
Once, I was an Avatar fan; now I’m into Homestuck. And man, Homestuck has a marvelous way of making all shipwars look even more stupid and pointless in hindsight. Why fight over Kataang and Zutara when you can have both? Avafandom really could have benefited from a more trollish approach to shipping.
So here’s the Avatar cast as seen through my Karkat-goggles:
Katara/Aang: Obviously redrom, but also very diamondy, what with Aang always hulking out and Katara having to hug him back to normal. Kind of double-dipping in the quadrants there. Karkat would be scandalized!
Katara/Zuko: Classic blackrom. I mean look at Katara’s face! That is the look of a woman who wants to see some blood. Actually Katara always seemed more invested in this hatemance than Zuko, probably because he was too busy hatecrushing on…
Aang/Zuko: Unrequited blackrom. Zuko’s crush was doomed from the start because, like John and Tavros, Aang is just too damn nice. Except for when he goes into the Avatar state, but that’s only temporary, and he’d be all mopey and guilt-ridden afterwards. Come on Zuko, you know he’d make a lousy kismesis. Katara’s much more promising. That girl knows how to hold a grudge.
Katara/Aang/Zuko: Ashenrom, with Aang as the middle leaf. His role as Mr. Love and Peace makes him an ideal auspistice, especially between his favorite dude and lady who need to stop fighting and just get along, darn it!
George: Redrom, natch. Though those two are way too stable to be trolls, lol.
Toph/Sokka: Unrequited redrom. Poor Toph. :(
Mai/Ty Lee: Palerom. Ty Lee prevents Mai from getting too gloomy, and they complement each other nicely.
Azula/Ty Lee: Failed palerom, in the vein of Vriska/Kanaya. Azula proved too murderous for Ty Lee to restrain, and Ty Lee eventually realized she wasn’t getting anything out of the relationship and it was time to bail.
Azula/Aang: Blackrom LOLOLOLOL jk that’s just my pet crackship. :3
Katara/Toph: Flipping black and red. Yay, mudfights!
Katara/Aang/Toph: Ashenrom. Aang is the village bicycle when it comes to auspisticizing. It goes with his whole messiah schtick.
Aang/Toph: Just bros, really. Though if they hooked up it’d be redrom.
Mai/Zuko: Red, as much as they’d like to be black. Oh, dorky goth teenagers.

Once, I was an Avatar fan; now I’m into Homestuck. And man, Homestuck has a marvelous way of making all shipwars look even more stupid and pointless in hindsight. Why fight over Kataang and Zutara when you can have both? Avafandom really could have benefited from a more trollish approach to shipping.

So here’s the Avatar cast as seen through my Karkat-goggles:

Katara/Aang: Obviously redrom, but also very diamondy, what with Aang always hulking out and Katara having to hug him back to normal. Kind of double-dipping in the quadrants there. Karkat would be scandalized!

Katara/Zuko: Classic blackrom. I mean look at Katara’s face! That is the look of a woman who wants to see some blood. Actually Katara always seemed more invested in this hatemance than Zuko, probably because he was too busy hatecrushing on…

Aang/Zuko: Unrequited blackrom. Zuko’s crush was doomed from the start because, like John and Tavros, Aang is just too damn nice. Except for when he goes into the Avatar state, but that’s only temporary, and he’d be all mopey and guilt-ridden afterwards. Come on Zuko, you know he’d make a lousy kismesis. Katara’s much more promising. That girl knows how to hold a grudge.

Katara/Aang/Zuko: Ashenrom, with Aang as the middle leaf. His role as Mr. Love and Peace makes him an ideal auspistice, especially between his favorite dude and lady who need to stop fighting and just get along, darn it!

George: Redrom, natch. Though those two are way too stable to be trolls, lol.

Toph/Sokka: Unrequited redrom. Poor Toph. :(

Mai/Ty Lee: Palerom. Ty Lee prevents Mai from getting too gloomy, and they complement each other nicely.

Azula/Ty Lee: Failed palerom, in the vein of Vriska/Kanaya. Azula proved too murderous for Ty Lee to restrain, and Ty Lee eventually realized she wasn’t getting anything out of the relationship and it was time to bail.

Azula/Aang: Blackrom LOLOLOLOL jk that’s just my pet crackship. :3

Katara/Toph: Flipping black and red. Yay, mudfights!

Katara/Aang/Toph: Ashenrom. Aang is the village bicycle when it comes to auspisticizing. It goes with his whole messiah schtick.

Aang/Toph: Just bros, really. Though if they hooked up it’d be redrom.

Mai/Zuko: Red, as much as they’d like to be black. Oh, dorky goth teenagers.

Title: Cemeteries of Ba Sing Se

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Music: “Cemeteries of London” by Coldplay

Vintage: August 2008

Notes: This vid explores the more sinister side of Ba Sing Se, featuring the Dai Li and the main cast of Avatar.

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: Daylight Robbery

Fandom: Naruto

Featured Character: Sakura Haruno

Musical Artist: Imogen Heap

VintageAugust 2008

Notes: Sakura tribute, straight-up. No getting rescued by the boys, no standing around being part of the scenery — just Sakura being awesome and kicking everyone’s butts.

Title: The New Year

Fandom: Avatar

Musical Artist: Death Cab for Cutie

VintageJuly 2008

Notes: This vid follows Aang and his friends on their journey through the Fire Nation, from the Awakening to Day of Black Sun.

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: The Power is On

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Featured Characters: Azula, Ty Lee, and Mai

Musical Artist: The Go! Team

VintageJuly 2008

Notes: A tribute to the Dangerous Ladies aka Ozai’s Angels of Avatar. Lots of butt-kicking and general awesomeness.

Title: Hide and Seek

Fandom: Avatar

Pairing: Katara/Aang

Musical Artist: Imogen Heap

VintageJune 2008

Notes: A look at the angsty side of the Katara/Aang relationship. Or should that be “aangsty”?

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: No Cars Go

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Musical Artist: The Arcade Fire

Vintage: June 2008

Notes: All of Avatar’s badass-est fight scenes packed into one video. Just action, action, and more action.

Title: What it Feels Like for a Girl

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Musical Artist: Madonna

Vintage: June 2008

Notes: A tribute to all the ladies of Avatar, and to what it means to be a girl in the Avatar-verse. I managed to get in almost everyone, although there are a few missing, so sorry if your favorite isn’t in there.

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: Mambo #5: Aang’s Ladiez

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Musical Artist: Lou Bega 

Vintage: May 2008

Notes: When I made this, I’d seen vids of this song for Sokka, but never for Aang, which is a shame since our Avatar is quite a ladies’ man: he’s got four love interests, a best ladyfriend, a lady archrival, and… Zuko. Yeah, Zuko. Because how could I not? :P

SEIZURE WARNING: Contains strobey effects.

Title: The Perfect Crime

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Musical Artist: The Decemberists

VintageMay 2008

Notes: The Gaang orchestrate a perfect crime — an escape from the Fire Nation’s most notorious prison. Made because when “The Boiling Rock” was leaked to the internet, I couldn’t just let all that pristine DVD-quality footage go to waste!

Title: Passenger Seat

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Pairing: Katara/Aang

Musical Artist: Death Cab for Cutie

VintageApril 2008

Notes: This is a sleepy, nocturnal sort of vid celebrating the quiet, sweeter moments of Katara and Aang’s friendship. Inspired by the idea that if Appa is the Gaang’s “car,” then Katara always rides in the passenger seat! Which is sort of symbolic of her role through the series as Aang’s right-hand-man, always there for him whenever he needs her.

I feel like “I hate this woman and I want to have sex with her” accurately summarizes about half the comments on the internet.
– wise words from Least Helpful
"I feel like “I hate this woman and I want to have sex with her” accurately summarizes about half the comments on the internet."

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Female, bi, cis, white, USAmerican, recent college grad, animu/mango fangirl. Posts an odd mixture of social justice srs bizness, incoherent fandom squee, and Zero Punctuation screencaps. See also: the_sun_is_up@LJ.

Also runs @fuckyeahfemslash and @magicalgirlproject. *self-pimp self-pimp*

Fanart credits: If an artist's name is all numbers (e.g. 186384) then that artist is on Pixiv. If an artist's name is letters and/or numbers (e.g. Gabzillaz, Nami86) then that artist is on DeviantArt.

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girls who top = femdom
lesbians! = femslash, yuri, etc
homo homo ghei ghei = slash, yaoi, boysex, etc
bizarre love triangle = OT3, threesomes, etc
PRAISE GAGA = Lady Gaga
BeaBato = Beatrice/Battler
Twilol = funny Twilight things