januar: June from Avatar: the Last Airbender holding a cup with the liquid falling back in ([atla] june)
I finished rewatching Book 1 of AtLA last night. The results were much more pleasing than the 8 episodes before.

On names: names are a funny thing. Especially when you have characters such as the Mechanist and the Herbalist. That's why I decided to go back to the basic rule: two women, having a conversation. I would prefer them to have a name, but if not, I'll live. Kinda.

Book 1, Chapters 13-20 )

It may be a little bit before I start Book 2. I had 15 (!) items come into the library between yesterday and today, one of which was a tv show. I also might do a review (but not a Bechdel testing) of the first part of the AtLA graphic novel "The Lost Adventures". I'm thinking after I finish watching a season, I'll review the part of TLA that corresponds with that season. And before I start Legend of Korra, I'll review "The Promise". I probably won't do "The Search" until all the volumes are out.

Oh, in case you hadn't heard? Two more months until new Korra! Woooo!
januar: Sokka and Katara from Avatar: the Last Airbender giving each other a Look ([atla] water siblings)
Today's episodes in my rewatch of Avatar the Last Airbender to see if an episode passes the Bechdel were disappointing. I watched Book 1, Chapters 5 thru 12. In those eight episodes, there were two named female characters total: Katara who was in every one, and Smellerbee who was only in "Jet". There were five female characters who spoke more than one line: Katara, Smellerbee, Haru's mother ("Imprisoned"), the Juang leader ("The Great Divide"), and the fisherman's wife ("The Storm"). Katara and Smellerbee never spoke to each other; Katara and Haru's mother only spoke of Haru and his dad; Katara and the Juang leader never spoke; and Katara and the fisherman's wife only spoke of the fisherman and Sokka.

Three fifths of the way through season one, and I'm thinking I'm going to have to wait until season two before we get an episode that passes the test.

The rest of the season will probably won't be until Wednesday. Until then!
januar: from The Legend of Korra: Jinora reading ([korra] jinora)
For the last couple of months, my brother and I have been going and seeing the first showing of a movie each Sunday. Today was the same, but different. Instead of going into the same theater, we went into different ones: he watched "Pacific Rim" and I watched "The Heat".

As we were going into the theater, I said something about how I was quite sure my movie was going to pass all parts of the Bechdel test. My brother, who had never heard of it, became intrigued, and after the movies, looked up info about it. That led to a conversation about different tv shows and anime and whether they passed the test.

All this made me decide to put my newly acquired Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra dvds to good use. Besides rewatching all the episodes, I'm going to see if each episode passes all to none of the parts of the test.

The qualifications to pass the test completely are:
1) There are two female characters [I like the variance that says they must be named famales, so I'm going to use that version].
2) They have at least one conversation [To me, a conversation has to have back and forth, like gal 1 talks, then gal 2 talks, then gal 1 talks again].
3) The conversation is not about men [This one has always confused me. If they have multiple conversations, does every one of them have to not be about men? Or does just one of them have to be about something other than men? For this I'm going with the second case].

Enought yakking from me. Let's get this show on the road.

Avatar the Last Airbender - Book 1 - Episodes 1-4 )

Episodes 5-8 (and maybe 9-12) tomorrow!
januar: Sokka and Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender fighting and text "dorks." ([atla] dorks)
The fact that -of course- actors are going to be in more than one thing makes for fun realizations.

Example one: The Hallmark Channel was showing Hook this last weekend. I already knew that the same guy who did the voice of Zuko on A:tLA played Rufio, but this was the first time I had seen Hook since I'd learned of that fact. Hearing Zuko's voice coming from Rufio put a huuuge grin on my face.

Example two: This morning I was watching last night's 2 Broke Girls when a character who is hot and british and black and hot (oh wait, I said that already) comes on the screen and I pause it and say to my brother "She's Diana on White Collar." Then I explained that she (the actress) actually is british. I now want to watch the episode where Diana goes undercover as british and uses her real accent. Mmmm.

Finally, Azula and one of my RL friend's voices sound really similar. Not an example, but something I noticed last night. Only my friend isn't evil and trying to take over the world. At least I don't think...
januar: Toph, Katara, Aang, Sokka and Suki with arms around each other, looking at Zuko to join them ([atla] group hug)
A comment on an entry on my friends list about Eleven-Amy/Rory-River being a sedoretu (to which I say YES and, um, may already be working on fic of that nature ¬_¬ ) got me back to thinking about other fandoms that you could in incorporate this style of marriage. Avatar: The Last Airbender seems a perfect candidate, since the number four (four different nations) is already incorporated into canon. Only I've hit a snag.

Who is morning and who is evening? )

So you know what? I'm going to stop over thinking and go with this. )

Now that I have this out of my brain (at least for now), I can concentrate on figuring out how to work Eleven-Amy/Rory-River, especially with River being all complicated and such.
januar: woman looking to her right with a book in front of her ([avatar] fan and sword)
I've been reading Hark! A Vagrant the past few days. Why hasn't anyone pimped/recced this out? (Or else, if you did, how did I miss you doing so?) I know several of you have read it, your icons tell me so. I totally want the "invention of the t-shirt" t-shirt.

Speaking of drawings, uh, I might have done one. Of a typical breakfast in the Fire Nation Palace. Totally the fault of this entry and thread.

Under cut, cause it's kinda big. Sorry the total crappiness of being drawn in pen on yellow legal pad. Also because I suck at drawing.



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