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Avatar The legend of Korra Update #1

I know its been forever and ever since I last did an entry. I’ve realised I’ve been slacking. Theres been so much going on. However I have been watching a few shows. So hopefully I’ll get my thoughts on WP sooner than later.

Anyways I thought I would do a quick entry on The Legend of  Korra (since this is one of the number one reasons why people find/ look at my site).  I made my brother watch Avatar with me (since we got netflix) he wasn’t sure what to watch and I suggested Avatar. Well like most he watched the first episode thought it was ok but by the time he hit the 3-5th episodes he knew he found something good.  Anyways this sort of reawakened my love for the show again and I started doing Korra research. There really isn’t that much out there HOWEVER, I did find a line test that was done in Korea (if you didn’t know already the animation is done in Korea) it’s just a quick fight scene but it looks pretty damn good.

Anyways you all ENJOY!

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Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Nickelodeon in May 2010 has announced that a mini series, a sequel if you will, to the last Air Bender… in May I was just getting out of the series and finished watching all three season. I had no idea this was going on. Before the actual M night Shamalam The last air Bender disaster movie came out more information was leaked. The new show is called Avatar: The legend of Korra. The series will be released sometime in 2011.

75 years after Aangs Avatar adventure Korra is the next Avatar from the Southern Water Tribe. Korra is “a rebellious girl who is hotheaded, independent and “ready to take on the world”. Apparently Korra is looking for Tenzin, Aang and Kataras child to teach her the last element which is Airbending. She heads to a placed called Republic City, all four nations live in this one city after 75 years things have changed in the Avatar world but the creators tried to keep the same feel as the original Avatar. “Here Korra must deal with rampant crime and an anti-bender revolt.”

“The show will be darker and more mature than the original show, though the creators are not trying to target a new audience (saying the original was filled with adult themes), with more mature themes, but will also try to balance it out with a similar sense of fun and adventure of the original series.”

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Avatar: The last Air Bender Book 3

I couldn’t wait till I was done with the last season review. It seemed to have taken forever to finish it. But now I get to start on the 3rd season. Guys I really really really loving this series. Ok So here’s what I hope and expect of this season. They beat the fire lord lol. Aang and Katara make their feelings known for real this season. Zuko stops being a douchbag. Azula dies. Sokka ends up with Suki. Sokka and Katara get to see their dad. I hope at least for the last battle that the fight scene are epic and again I hope Sokka stays his quirky hilarious self.

Season 3 Book 3 Fire

Episode 1: “The Awakening” -Aang wakes up in a fire nation ship with an injury and bandages all over. He panics and tries to get off the ship when someone sees him. He runs out to the main deck and runs into Momo, Katara, Toph, Bato and Sokka. Katara runs and hugs him this all become a little much for him and Aang passes out. When he wakes up he asks why everyone is dressed like the fire nation and why are they on the ship. Katara tells him to take it easy he’s been out of it for a few weeks. She then adds she likes his hair. Aang is flabbergasted that he has hair. Katara’s dad comes and introduces himself and she acts kind of coldly to him. Aang wonders if she’s mad at him and she says she’s not. Aang starts hurting from his wounds and Katara takes him below to heal him. When he’s getting healed he has a vision of himself getting hurt as the Avatar and Katara hovering over his body. He realizes that he actually died and Katara brought him back. Katara’s not sure what she did Aang replies that she saved him. She tells him to rest. Sokka tells Aang about how he got to the fire-ship. After what happened they needed help and flew to their father’s ship. Their fathers crew captured a fire-ship and since then have made it their disguise. Aang wants to know what the next steps are. With out the earth king they can’t have a huge army. During the solar eclipse they are planning for a small group of friends and allies from across the earth kingdom. The eclipse isn’t only their advantage they have Aang and everyone across the earth thinks he’s dead. Aang doesn’t think its good news that everyone thinks he’s dead. At that moment a real fire-ship comes they discover that their ship is an imposter and a battle starts at sea. Aang really cant stand not being able to help but if he does the fire nation will know he’s alive. All of a sudden a sea serpent goes after the Fire Fleet and they are able to get away. Aang is in his room when the gang invites him out for dinner, but in order to conceal his identity he has to cover up the arrow on his head. Aang doesn’t want to go. Toph and Sokka leave while Katara stays. She knows why being a secret bothers him, he doesn’t want people to think he’s failed again. She guess’s right and tells him that he didn’t fail and the earth kingdom hasn’t fallen for good and they have their invasion plan. Aang gets angry and says he hates the invasion plan doesn’t want her or anyone else risking their lives to fix his mistakes. He asks Katara to leave. Aang needs to redeem himself and get his honor back. Later Katara goes to get him food but he’s gone. Katara runs to her dad in tears. Angry and upset that Aang just took off on a ridiculous notion of saving the world Alone. Her father tells her maybe that’s his way of being brave. She tells him it’s not brave its stupid and selfish and she knows the world needs him but they need him too how could he just leave them behind. The father realizes that she’s also talking about him as well they talk and reconcile. Aang is having trouble escaping with his injuries. When all looks lost Roku tells him that it wasn’t Aang’s fault it was himself and he inherited Roku’s problems and his mistakes at that moment Princess Yue from the moon tells him to not give up. Aang gets courage and makes it to a crescent deserted island in the fire nation. Sokka Toph and Katara find him passed out on the beach Katara runs up and hugs him. and they all have a group hug. Aang has a lot to do and they say they will give him their help. Aang takes his glider and burns he now knows that know one can know he’s alive.

Zuko has made his way on the boat Mai likes Zuko and kisses him. Zuko gets accepted back into the Fire Nation. Azula tells her father that Zuko killed the Avatar but they both know that the Avatar may not be dead. Zuko’s father accepts him back, but when he finds out that the Avatar is not dead Zuko will be shunned again maybe even worse.

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Avatar: The Last Air Bender Book 2 Earth

Before I watch the next Season here are a few things I hope will happen. More excitement and more episodes revolving around his goal. I hope Katara and Aang can begin at least to appreciate each other more maybe fall in love a little bit. I hope that they involve prince Zuko and he’s not chasing after them the whole entire time. I just hope Sokka stays the way he is hilarious and I hope Aang can grow up a little. Yes he’s 12 but he also has to save the world. Oh and I hope Sokka and Katara can be a little bit nicer to Aang they seem kind of bitchy sometimes to him he’s a little boy for crying out loud.

Season 2 Book 2 Earth

Episode 1: “The Avatar State” -Katara Sokka and Aang make it to the Earth kingdoms military base to get an escort to Omashu. The general thinks Aang is powerful enough now when he’s in his Avatar state. Aang can’t control his Avatar state and is apprehensive to it on with out controlling it. The General guilt’s Aang into trying to bring it about. Katara is concerned about Aang and tells him at the Air Temple when he saw the skeletons of his old friends and turned into the Avatar state. She saw him get so upset that he wasn’t himself. She wants him to understand that the people who love him and watch him be in that much rage and pain is really scary. he’s glad that he told her but he has no choice. Katara tells him she will not watch him do it. That night Aang has a dream and it changes his mind about the Avatar state. The General still tries to make him change and uses Katara to bring it on. Aang gets really angry when he sees Katara in danger he turns into the Avatar state and destroys the training courtyard. All of a sudden he goes into Satori and Avatar Roku explains that the Avatar state is a defense mechanism designed to empower him with the skills and knowledge of all the pervious Avatars. The glowing is the combination of all his past lives focusing their energy to his body, he is the most powerful in his Avatar state but also the most vulnerable. If he dies in Avatar state the Avatar cycle will be broken and Avatars will cease to exist. Aang turns back to normal and leaves the military base. Meanwhile Zuko’s sister Azula has come to take him home she says their father needs him and regrets his decision. Iroh thinks there’s something up with the sudden change of heart but Zuko is just to happy to realize. The next day they go to bored the ship to take them home but Azula is actually there to take them home as prisoners.  Zuko is now being hunted by the Fire Nation. Zuko and his uncle decided to part ways with the Fire nation.

Episode 2: “The Cave of Two Lovers” -While Aang and Katara are practicing Water Bending a group of carefree traveling bards or in my words they meet these weed loving hippies who inform them about a secret short cut tunnel called “The Cave of Two Lovers” that will lead them straight to Omashu. The Tunnels have a curse  the old song involving the caves says whoever believes in love can get through the caves alive. With the fire nation just behind them, Aang sneaks a quick glance at Katara and says they should go through. In the cave there’s a cave in and Aang, Katara and Appa get separated from the rest. They find a tomb in the middle of the tunnel where the learn the story of the two lovers who created the tunnels. “Love is brightest in the dark” with a picture of the two lovers kissing. Katara comes up with a crazy idea that if love is the way out maybe if they kiss they could find the way. Aang is a little shocked by her sudden idea. Katara knows its crazy and gives up. Aang repeats it again “us kissing?!” Katara starts laughing saying “could you imagine”. Aang tells her that he defiantly wouldn’t want to kiss her. Katara gets kind of ticked and to make the situation better ..or worse Aang tells her that he’d rather kiss her then die ….as a compliment. lol. Katara walks away. And Aang wonders what’s wrong with him. The light goes out and Aang and Katara are about to see if the kiss works, but the cave roof fills with light it points to the way out. Aang tries to tell her something but Katara goes running out towards the exit. Sokka and the weed loving hippies get out using some badgers and they all end up outside of Omashu. Omashu has been taken over by the fire nation. Zuko and Iroh get help from an earth family. Zuko understand that he’s not the only one that has suffered but they take their horse in the end.

Episode 3: “Return to Omashu “ -The fire nation has taken over Omashu so they gang discreetly gets into the city using the Sewage system but they cannot find Bumi. The gang get everyone of the earth benders out of the city but Aang search the city for Bumi.  The new fire Governors baby boy gets caught up with the exit of earth benders. Aang decides to trade the baby in for Bumi. The day of the trade Azula Mai and Ty Lee show up to capture Aang. Aang is able to get Bumi, but he does not want to be saved he’s waiting of an opportune time- an opportune time to use his earth bending skills in the city. He tells Aang to find the Earth Bending Master, but Aang has no idea who it could be.

Episode 4: “The Swamp” -When the gang is flying over a swamp Aang hears the swamp calling to him. A tornado comes and Sokka Aang Appa and Katara get separated from each other. While separated they see visions of things the desire. (Kind of reminds me of Star Wars when Luke is training with Yoda in the swap on Dagobah and see Darth Vader. Lol.) Sokka see Princess Yue, Katara sees her mother and Aang sees a little girl with a flying bird dog and he follows her. The girl leads him straight to Katara and Sokka they realize that they were all led to the middle of the swamp where a huge monster comes out and a man is controlling it. The man explains about the swamp and their vision. Aang vision is someone he will meet eventually.

Episode 5: “Avatar Day” -The gang goes to a Avatar festival, but its a festival to destroy the Avatar. In Aang’s past life as Avatar Kyoshi he murdered their leader Chin the Great. Katara and Sokka have to solve the mystery and clear his name. During trail Avatar Kyoshi takes over Aang and confesses indirectly to the death of Chin the Great, he was a war lord bend on conquering her people. The fire nation comes and in the end Aang saves the villagers from the Fire nation and all is forgotten. Zuko turns into the Blue Spirit and steals supplies for his uncle and himself but his uncle does not approve of his ways and  Zuko feels like he has to find his own path and they go their separate ways.

Toph

Episode 6: “The Blind Bandit” -They Gang try and find the Earth bender master at a Earth bending tournament (basically our equivalent to pro-wrestling, its pretty funny). Here they see a little girl the un-defeated “Blind Bandit” Aang recognizes this girl from his vision. She’s a powerful Earth bender and takes out her opponent with 2 strikes. Aang knows who he needs to get to teach him, but when Aang asks for help she declines. Her parents are very over protective and very rich. Aang doesn’t give up and later Aang and Toph (the earth bender) get captured by the owner of the Earth bending Tournament, Xin Fu. Sokka and Katara go help them out and Toph defeats them all. Toph decides to go with them against her fathers will and now the Xin Fu and his guys are after them. Toph is a valuable asset to the team she uses the vibrations in the ground for her eyes site.

Zuko and his Mother Ursa

Episode 7: “Zuko Alone” -This episode goes into detail about Zuko’s past involving his mother Ursa and sister Azula. His sister and father were always evil and his mother has a kind heart. Iroh was always suppose to inherit the the throne but when his son Lu Ten dies and Iroh looses the battle and Ba Sing Se the the role of crown prince goes to Zuko’s father Ozai. The day Ursa disappears is the day Fire Lord Azulon died leading Ozai to take the throne. We find out the Zuko isn’t just a bad guy himself and fights for a kind family who has taken him in but when they find out he’s an outcast from the fire nation they are quick to get rid of him even after he helps.

Azula

Episode 8: “The Chase” -Katara is at first so happy there’s another girl on their journey, but Toph is just or more crude as the boys are and they kind of get off on the wrong foot. Toph isn’t pulling her weight in the camp and Katara wont put up with it. At night Toph feels vibrations in the ground a machine powered by Azula, Mai and Ty Lee are following them. They realize Appa is shedding and that’s how the machine is following them. Toph says a little to much, Katara and Aang get mad at Toph’s selfishness and she leaves the group. Aang takes some fir and makes a trail far away from he rest while the others are looking for Toph. Azula following Aang. Ty Lee and Mai follow Katara an Sokka. Toph runs into Iroh and they become friends Iroh is following Zuko to make sure he’s ok. Azula catches up to Aang and are about to fight when Zuko pops out. Azula is strong and almost gets Aang when Katara comes and saves him. Soon Aang Zuko Katara Sokka Iroh and Toph are all fighting Azula. She hits Iroh and injures him. They use their power against her and  there’s a big blast of energy, Azula has disappeared. Katara wants to help Iroh but Zuko tells her to leave.

Episode 9: “Bitter Work” -Toph starts teaching Aang how to earth bend. Its very hard for Aang to pick it up Earth bending is the opposite of air. Toph is extremely hard on Aang, her methods of training are very disheartening. Katara jumps in and tells Aang to take a break and practice water bending with her for a bit. Aang is frustrated that he can’t pick up the Earth bending. Katara listens and gives him to much needed pep talk. Sokka gets wedged in the group and Aang must save him Toph sees that Aang has the courage to become and Earth Bender. he’s able to use Earth Bending more fluidly and he can’t wait to show Katara when he gets back When Iroh wakes up and they decide to take down Azula and Zuko goes into to training.  Iroh teaches Zuko a new move that he made up it involves redirect Azula’s lightening through his own body.  Zuko is a little crazy probably driven by his mad father. ok.

Episode 10: “The Library” -While on a short break the gang meets a professor that tells them of a spirit library in the middle of the desert that holds vast amounts of knowledge. They go their in hopes of finding a weakness to use against the Fire Nation. Almost all the fire nation section is destroyed, but Sokka finds a piece of paper with the writing “the darkest day in Fire nations history” with a date on it. They discover on that day their was a solar eclipse, something bad happened to the nation and they lost their power during the solar eclipse. Wan Shi Tong, the spirit who owns the library sinks it when he finds out what they are using his library for and the Gang barely escape. Outside the library Toph is trying to keep the library a float while Sand benders take Appa. They gang is now trapped in the middle of the dessert with out any supplies

Episode 11: “The Desert” -Aang is so upset at everyone for loosing Appa and he goes off by himself to find him. The others decide to head in the direction to

Sooka hitting the cactus juice

Katara reaching out for Aang

BaSing Se to tell the king about what they have learned. They are running out of water so Sokka finds a cactus drinks it, this makes him a bit loopy. Aang can’t find Appa returns to the others. Aang Toph are extremely disheartened and have given up hope while Sokka and Momo are high on cactus juice. Katara is the only one with a little hope left and urges them all to keep going. When they run out of water Katara asks Aang to fill her flask with what ever water is in a cloud over head. He comes back with barley anything. Aang gets angry at Katara and asks what she’s been doing. Katara tells him she’s been trying to keep everyone together. They find a sand boat and Aang bends a breeze and they float out of the desert. The compass on the boat leads them to a huge rock where they meet the Sand People. Toph recognizes one of the voices its the voice that stole Appa. Aang gets angry and turns into the Avatar form. He goes out of control and creates a huge sand storm. Toph and Sokka run out of the way but Katara stays next to him, he starts elevating into the air. Katara gently grabs him and hugs him he returns to his normal self. Meanwhile Zuko and his uncle escape Xin Fu (who is after them as well) and Iroh gets help from his secret society and they are making their way to Ba Sing Se.

Episode 12: “The Serpent’s Pass” – After leaving the desert they accidently meet up with Suki the girl that Sokka trained with in Kyoshi. The Gang Suki and some earth bending refugees make their way through a very treacherous pass called the Serpents pass. Aang starts acting strange and Katara notices he not talking about Appa anymore. Aang doesn’t think about Appa because of what he did the desert. Katara understands but tells him its unhealthy to just stop caring even if it hurts she doesn’t want him to stop caring. She tries to hug him but he thanks her bows and walks away. Suki likes Sokka but Sokka can’t forget Princess Yue. Katara and Aang have to fight a huge Sea Serpent to get to Ba Sing Se and after they defeat it the woman refugees\ they were traveling with goes into labor. Katara is able to deliver the baby. Katara urges Aang to come look at the happy family. When he sees the family Aang begins to cry. He tells Katara that he thought he was being strong by not caring but he was just running away from his feelings. Seeing their happy loving family reminds him of how he feels about Appa how he feels about Katara. Then they hug CUTE. When they reach the out wall of Ba Sing Se Aang goes off to look for Appa and the others go to warn the King about the solar eclipse. Suki leaves and she apologizes for coming onto Sokka the night before but Sokka kisses her and der ya. Aang flies high and sees a huge drill from the fire nation coming to ram

Sokka and Suki

the wall of Ba Sing Se. Meanwhile Zuko meets Jet and the freedom fighters on a boat to Ba Sing Se. Jet has turned over a new leaf wants to recruit Zuko into his freedom fighters.

Episode 13: “The Drill”-The huge drill with Azula Ty Lee and Mai inside is headed for Ba Sing Se. Aang returns to his friends to show them what is happening. They go to the Earth King’s General and he commissions them to stop the drill before it hits the city wall. They defeat it by destroying it from the inside out. Jet wants to invites Zuko into the clan but Zuko declines and Jet suspects that they are fire benders thanks to his uncle for warming up his tea.

Episode 14: “City of Walls and Secrets” -The Gang make it into the city but when they ask to see the king they are constantly redirected. Something or someone does not want them getting to the king. The town itself acts strange no one seems to talk about the war that’s been going on or any problems going on outside the walls. There tour guide who hardly ever leaves their side takes to there new home and she tells them they wont be able to see the king until the paper work is done which could take several weeks. Since they can’t do anything about the king they go to look for Appa, but no one will give him any information. Something very fishy is going on with the town. The Earth kings is having a party so Toph teaches Katara (who is the only half decent mannered one) to be a well brought up lady  they get dressed up to the 9 and when Aang sees Katara he’s in absolute Awww. little Aangy. Aang and Sokka et in pretending to be bus boys and the all infiltrate the party. They are captured by Long Feng the loyal chancellor who tells them not to make a disturbance in the city. Zuko and Iroh start living in the city too and making a living making tea and Jet spies on them.  Jet tries to fight Zuko but gets arrested no one believes that Zuko is  a fire bender like Jet said. They brainwash Jet and he doesn’t remember a thing.

Episode 15: “The Tales of Ba Sing Se” -This episode examines what each characters day is like in the city of Ba Sing Se.

Katara and Toph: go out for a girls day out and they go to a spa and Toph opens up to her about some personal issues, and when girls are making fun of Toph Katara stand up for her and tells her she’s beautiful.

Iroh: Who helps random people in the city but the one person he wants to help the most is his dead son and he celebrates his death anniversary.(Iroh’s mini-episode was dedicated to his voice actor Mako, who had just died. )

Aang: lets out some animals in a zoo and makes them a new home outside the city.

Sokka: has a poetry contest with some girls in a poetry reading school but messes up and gets kicked out.

Zuko: has a female admirer and they go on a date and he has to make up all these lies so she doesn’t find out he’s the fire bender. In the end they kiss.

Momo: keeps thinking he sees Appa everywhere and he goes on this crazy adventure where he finds the foot print of Appa.

Episode 16: “Appa’s Lost Days” -This is the Appa’s story of what happens to him. After getting taken at the library he gets sold to a fire nations circus. He escapes and flees from a farmer and  a porcupine boar and even going back to the desert to find Aang. Appa has a dream of when Aang picked Appa to be his pet when he was just a baby bison. and when Aang is sleeping he remembers it as well. Appa goes to the woods and Suki finds him and treats his wounds Appa ends up going to the eastern air temple where a old man is there who is meant to meet the Avatar. The man sends a message with Appa to Aang and Appa makes his way back to Aang but when he lands he gets captured.

Episode 17: “Lake Laogai”-The gang puts up pictures of Appa around the town. Zuko sees the notice. They get in trouble for putting up flyers and Aang flips out they decided they are not going to follow the rules anymore. Katara sees Jet, he says he can help but she doesn’t trust him. The others want to believe him they have nothing else to go on. But Jet is brainwashed and believes himself that he knows where they took Appa – Far away on an island in the south Pole. The others find out its a trap and that Jet is brainwashed. Appa might actually still be in the city. Katara uses her healing ability to get Jets memory back. He remembers going to a lake called Lake Laogai. There’s an underwater brainwashing station when they go into look for Appa they are confronted and battle with Long Feng. Jet get injured and presumably dies while helping Aang. While the rest look for Appa’s chamber but he isn’t there. Zuko has actually gets to Appa first but his uncle comes and talks him out of it and Zuko makes the decision to let Appa go free. The gang finds Appa outside and Katara is upset about Jet.

Episode 18: “The Earth King” -Now that they have Appa they decided they shouldn’t waste any more time and they need to meet the King. They meet the King they have to try and prove that there is a huge war going on and he was miss lead by Long Feng. They convince the King after they show him the drill and Long Feng is put into prison. They tell the king about the fire kingdoms weakness during the eclipse and they should attack then. Aang finally gets the letter from the Guru, Katara and Sokka get a battle note from their father and Toph gets a letter from her mother. Katara thinks at this point they should all go their separate ways. Sokka goes with is father to ready the troops. Katara stays with the earth kingdom Toph goes to see her mother and Aang goes to see the guru. While Katara is saying good by to Appa, Aang tries to tell Katara how he feels about her but Sokka interrupts. But before he leaves she gives him a big hug and kisses him on the cheek. cute. Azula Ty Lee, and Mai disguise themselves and Suki and the Kyoshi warriors and get into the city even into the kings palace with out anyone suspecting them. Meanwhile when Zuko goes home he feel sick he’s going through a moral change or something like that and it makes him weak. He has strange dreams where he thinks he’s the Avatar.

Episode 19: “The Guru” -When Zuko awakes from his fever he is a new person he’s optimistic which he hasn’t been this whole entire time. Toph is set up and gets taken by the owner of the Pro wrestling. Sokka gets dropped off with his fathers camp and Aang tells him he’s ready to master the Avatar state and he will be back for Sokka in a week. The king is stupid and tells the three dressed up Kyoshi warriors of the Earth benders plans to strike the Fire nation on the eclipse. The three fire benders want to take out the city from the inside out by using the Long Feng.

The Guru Pathik tells Aang he has to find balance in himself before he can find the balance on the earth.  The Guru explains there a 7 spiraling energy pools in his body if one pool is blocked the others can’t open and he will never be able to master the Avatar state. To open up his chakras Aang starts examining each pool in order to let the energy flow properly.

1st pool of energy is Earth which is his survival this is  blocked by fear. His fear- is Zuko to get past this he has to surrender those fears.

2nd is water chakra which is his pleasure and it is blocked by guilt. He blames himself for running away 100 years ago and hurting people in his Avatar state he has to except what has happened and forgive himself.

3rd is the fire chakra controls his willpower and it is blocked by shame. He’s ashamed when he hurt Katara when he was practicing fire bending. He has to forgive himself he’s the avatar and a fire bender.

4th is in the heart and  it is love blocked by grief. He grieves the loss of his air bending nation, but the guru tells him he feels his great lose but love is a form of energy the love of the air nomads are still in his heart and is reborn in the form of new love -Katara.

5th is the sound chakra it deals with truth and its blocked with lies. When he didn’t tell Katara and Sokka that he was the Avatar. He never wanted to be the Avatar. He must accept that he is the Avatar.

6th chakra is light it involves invite and is blocked by illusion. Aang realizes that the separation of the nations and elements are all the same . At that moment Toph is able to mold metal with her earth bending power and escape.

7th and the last Chakra which will let him go into his Avatar state is his cosmic energy this is blocked by earthly attachment. When he closes his eyes he realizes that Katara is his earthy attachment. The Guru tells him he has to let her go, but Aang can’t he’s in love with her. DAWWW. Aang tries to get ride of his earthy attachment but just before he reaches the Chakra he gets a vision of Katara in chains he abandons his training and goes to save Katara. The guru tells him if he doesn’t get to the Avatar state his Charka will close and he will never be able to turn Avatar again. Aang leaves anyways Katara is more important.

Katara is trapped Katara had seen Zuko and when she went to see Suki to help her take Zuko down she soon realizes that it is Azula Ty Lee and Mai. Azula sets a trap for Zuko and send a letter to Iroh to make tea for the king in the Palace.

Episode 20: “The Crossroads of Destiny” Azula takes over the Long Feng the king and over the whole city of Ba Sing Se. Aang Sokka and Toph come back to save Katara. Katara and Zuko get trapped in the same prison and she doesn’t trust him. Iroh comes and asks for help from Aang to save Zuko. Katara and Zuko talk and she realizes that maybe he’s changed. She even goes as far as to tell him that she could heal his scar as she begins Aang blasts through the wall. Katara stops runs to Aang and gives him a big hug. Iroh tells Zuko that he has a choice to be good or bad while Katara and Aang run to help Sokka and Toph. Azula stops them before they reach Sokka and Toph Zuko comes to aid his sister she has convinced him to join her side. The battle begins Zuko after Aang and Azula after Katara. Katara starts fighting Zuko and yells to him “I thought you had changed”. Katara gets knocked out. Long Fengs men comes and surrounds Aang and Katara. They can’t escape, Aang knows we he must do. He tells Katara he’s sorry and gives up his earthly attachment. He turns into the Avatar state but before he can fully gain control Azula sends him and electric shock that sends him falling down into the ground. Katara moves quickly and catches him. They are still surrounded, but fire blocks them Iroh comes and gives them time to escape. Katara uses the magical water that she was going to use on Zuko to save Aang but he’s still badly hurt. They get on Appa and he takes them away. Zuko feels bad for betraying his uncle. That day the earth kingdom has fallen.

What I thought after this is exactly what I wanted to happen. I’m really really getting hooked. I still this Zuko is a very strange character but all in all I still really love this Anime. The fighting scence seem to have improved here and their and the animation has improved a bit as well. Not as much romance as I would have prefered but what they had will do. Doh…so cute. Anyways ya its jsut getting better and better.

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Avatar: The last Air Bender Season 1

To get ready for the new Air bender movie coming out I started watching the cartoon. I honestly have never heard anything about it before nor had any interest in watching it. But my friend and her husband have started watching it and they absolutely love it. So I thought I would give it a try. Just to let everyone know this is not a Asian Anime. This is definitely an American Cartoon/Anime brought to us by Nickelodeon. So far I’m not a big fan of the animation. To be honest it looks like Totally Spies (I know what a retarded show but I’ll admit it in the morning when I was getting ready for high school I used to watch it lol) Anyways many of the shows concepts are Eastern Asian based. I think this cartoon could of gone even further with the right animation, a more mature script and better voice actors. Having said that we have to remember the demographics for this  are I believe or for boys between 5-13 it’s still very entertaining and has been nominated and won awards including Annual Annie Awards the Genesi Awards Emmy awards and Peabody Awards. Bare in mind when you watch this that it is for a little boys, its innocent to a certain degree and cute and its has its silly innocent jokes all in all its a show for anyone old or young with a good story definitely worth a watch. It has its exciting parts its romance and fighting its conflicts even some death. The creators did a good job of making this a show really anyone can watch and I’m glad I gave it a chance.

Ps. This is totally unrealted but Zuko’s voice for months I couldn’t figure out where I heard his voice before then I did some research. He’s Rufio’s voice from Hook. LOL. Lookie Lookie, I’ve got Hookie. He also played a guy from Moesha lol. Oh man does that bring back memories.

Now to the story
Earth Fire Air and Water…. years ago these 4 nations lived together in peace until the fire nation decides to destroy the other nations. There is one man called the Avatar who can stop the Fire nation. He’s a special man who can control and master all 4 elements’, but when everyone needs him he unexpectedly disappears. 100 years later two kids in the South Pole discover the new reborn Avatar -he was brought up as an air bender and has been frozen that entire time. He has a lot to learn the last 3 elements to save their world.

Season 1: Book One:Water

Episode 1: “The Boy in the Iceberg” -Katara a 14 year old water bender and her 16 year old brother Sokka are out fishing. Katara gets mad at her brother and cracks an ice berg into pieces unknowingly with her power. A strange glowing iceberg pops out of the water and they see a boy in the middle of it. The ice burg lets off a white blue light high into the sky and a ship belonging to 16 year old Prince Zuko and his uncle Iroh (the fire benders) from the fire nation see it and head towards the light. When they get the boy out he introduces him self as Aang he has this weird flying bison called Appa (which honestly looks like a cross of buffalo-beaver-polar bear with 6 legs) they figure out that he’s an air bender. Aang can’t stop looking at Katara (I can’t help it if there’s romance involved I’m going to write about it) They bring him back to the water tribe where Aang learns he is the last Air Bender alive. Aang and Katara bond and he realizes that there’s been war going on for 100 years (since he’s been gone) when he was around there was no war the only thing good about getting re-awaken was that he met Katara. They go to an abandoned fire nations war ship and set off a booby traps that alerts Prince Zoo’s ship.

Episode 2: “The Avatar Returns” -When they get back to the water tribes camp Aang gets kicked out for setting off the trap. Katara thinks its a bad idea but Aang tells her not to worry and leaves. Aang notices the fire people coming for the Water tribe he goes back and saves them by revealing that he’s the Avatar and trades himself to save the water tribe. Katara and Sokka decide to take Appa and save Aang. Aang is able to escape from the ship himself but gets knocked out and ends up in the water. Katara and Sokka see him fall into the water. Katara starts yelling out his name. In the water he hears her voice and his eyes turn blue he turns into the Avatar form and controls the water. He saves himself and passes out and returns he to normal. Katara and Sokka get him and they fly away. They decided to go to the North Pole so Aang and Katara can properly figure out how to bend Water.

Episode 3: “The Southern Air Temple” -Aang decides to take Katara and Sokka to the Air temple its changed greatly since the last time Aang was there. Katara and Sokka see the presence of a battle with the Fire tribes but they decided not to tell Aang. Aang remembers his master many years ago told him to go to the Air temples sanctuary to meet someone so they all head there. When they get there they see thousands of Statues they figure out that they were all Avatars in Aang’s past life. Meanwhile Prince Zuko goes the get repairs done on his ship at his rivals dock. We find out that his father Fire Lord Ozai has band him from returning to their land and the prince is trying to find the Avatar so he will be welcomed back. He tries to keep it a secret about the Avatar but Admiral Zhao his rival hears about the Avatar and now its a race between them. Aang and Sokka chase a lemur into a dark room where he sees many dead fire benders and his old masters skeleton. Aang gets really upset and his eyes turn blue -the Avatar form. Katara is still in the Air temple sanctuary and sees all the statues eyes light up. Meanwhile every temple in the Earth, Water, Fire, Air temples are lite up. Aang starts letting off tones of energy when Katara arrives she tries to calm him down she tells them that they may all be gone but herself and Sokka will be his family. He calms down they take the Lemur with them when they leave.

Sokka

Episode 4: “The Warriors of Kyoshi” -Aang tries to impress Katara with some of his air bending she doesn’t really pay attention. Aang wants to ride giant Koi so they got tot his island called Kyoshi. While he’s riding some kind of big fish is in the water and he uses his air bending to get out of it’s way. When he gets to shore they get captured by the Kyoshi people and Aang convinces them that he’s the Avatar. Word spreads of the Avatars whereabouts and Prince Zuko finds out. The people start treating Aang like a king and he uses his powers to impress the people. Sokka gets angry when he was taken down by a bunch of girls so he goes to get them back but ends up training with them instead. Aang asks if Katara wants to watch him on the Koi but Katara can tell the popularity is going to his head and says no. Aang thinks she’s just jealous and goes with out her. Katara does go watch to make sure he’s ok but big fish comes and and starts trying to eat him. Katara uses her Water bending to save him. At that moment Zoo’s ship arrives they put fire to the village to find Aang. Aang feels bad about what happened he jumps into the water and uses the big fish to put out the fire in the town. He air bends his way back to Appa and the others. Katara is relieved and gives him a big hug.

 

Episode 5: “The King of Omashu” -They go to the city of Omashu and they disguise Aang as an old man and entre the city gates. He’s there for one reason using a huge slide that the villagers use for the mail. They go for this wild ride and end up destroying half of the town they get taken to the King. The king finds out Aang is the Avatar and he throws them a feast. But the next day when Aang wake up Sokka and Katara are missing. The king wants him to complete some challenges then he will get his friends back and they can leave. Aang gets past all the obstacles the last thing the king wants him to do is find out his name. Aang guess’s it right. the king is his hold friend from many years ago Bumi.

Episode 6: “Imprisoned” -While the gang meets a teenage boy practicing earth bending we find out the earth bending is illegal in this part of the world and anyone who practices gets taken away just like Haru (the earth benders father). Katara and Haru go for a walk and she explains she lost her mother to the Fire nations all she has left is a necklace. They hear an old man cry out for help and Haru uses his earth bending urged by Katara to save him. Haru gets caught and taken to a ship. Katara gets herself captured for earth bending thanks to Aang and tries to get Haru back. She ends up on the same ship as Haru and his father. She tries to rally the imprisoned Earth benders but they have no hope. She decides to help them Aang gets some coal that they are using to power the ship but they still wont do anything. It takes the commander of the ship blasting Katara to awaken Haru’s spirit and saves her. His father starts steps in and then all of the earth benders fight and they take over the ship. Haru wants Katara to stay but she can’t her quest is with Aang. Katara’s mothers necklace in the battle has disappeared from her neck.

Episode 7: “The Spirit World: Winter Solstice, Part 1” -Flying over the Earth kingdom the gang stop in a destroyed forest-by the fire nation. A village leader meets them and he guess’s Aang is the Avatar and asks Aang for help. A black and white spirit comes every night and captures their people. Aang has never had anyone teach him how to be the Avatar and he’s a little unsure how to do it. Sokka thinks he shouldn’t be doing this alone and goes to help but the monster takes him. Aang chases him and when he goes to grab Sokka’s hand the monster disappears. When Aang returns the villagers and Katara can’t see him he has entered the spirit world. A spirit dragon comes belonging to Avatar Roku. Aang gets on him and the spirit guide takes him to a temple. Meanwhile Iroh gets captured by the earth benders while taking a break from his search of the Avatar. Prince Zuko sees Appa flying be saves his uncle instead. After visiting the temple the dragon drops him off at a bear statue where Aang body is waiting he returns to himself and goes to Katara. That night Aang confronts the spirit who is really the spirit of the forest Aang is able to get back all the Villagers and Sokka. Aang explains that he was in the spirit world and when he was at this certain temple. If he can make it to the crescent shaped island with that temple on it before the winder Solstice he will be able to talk to Avatar Roku. Two problems winter solstice is the next day and its in Fire Nations territory.

Avatar Roku

Episode 8: “Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice, Part 2” -The gang make it past the fire nations barriers and Prince Zuko is right behind them. The barrier ships let Zoku pass they think he knows where the Avatar is headed. They make their way to the Fire temple but Fire Sages try to capture them. One of the Sages says he can help them and they have no choice but to follow him. Aang gets past the gate and he finally gets to meet Avatar Roku. Outside Zuko and Zhao capture the trader sage, Sokka, and Katara. Roku explains about a commit that the Fire Nation used to make them stronger 100 years ago. That commit is  now returning at the end of the summer and the Fire Lord Ozai will use it to finish the war. Aang must defeat the Fire Lord before the commit arrives. It takes years to become the Avatar and master the 4 elements but he must do it before summer ends. Avatar Roku helps Aang escape and destroys the temple.

Katara and Aang

Episode 9: “The Water bending  Scroll” -Aang is freaking out about his quest and Katara tells him she will teach him the little she knows about water bending so he can practice. Aang picks it up fast and actually surpasses Katara but flushes their supplies down the stream. Katara gets a little jealous. They go to get supplies and end up stealing a water bending scroll from some pirates. Aang picks the moves up quickly while Katara struggles. She blows up at him out of frustration Aang begins to whimper and she realizes what she’s done and apologizes she gives him the scroll to practice. Prince Zuko arrives and the pirates tell him what the Avatar stole it. Later that night while everyone is sleeping Katara takes the scroll and practices. Prince Zuko sees her and kidnaps her. If she gives him the Avatar he will give her her mother’s necklace. Aang and Sokka also get kidnapped by the pirates. They decided to keep the Avatar and trade him in to the Fire Lord but Zuko and his ship fight. In all the confusing Aang Sokka and Katara are able to escape they take the ship and use their water bending to get away.

Jet

Episode 10: “Jet” -Sokka makes them all walk, and they end up in a Fire Nation camp. They meet a boy named Jet and his freedom fighters who savethem. The freedom fighters take them to their hide out. Katara kind of likes the Jet guy. Jet isn’t that great of a guy he wants to blow up an Earth town where the Fire Benders are residing. Sokka figures it out and he goes to warn the villagers while Aang and Katara try and stop Jet. Jet fights Aang in the tree tops Aang falls and Jet comes to finish him but Katara uses her water bending to protect him. Its late though Jet has already given the signal to destroy the village thankfully Sokka got the village in time and no one was injured.

Episode 11: “The Great Divide” -The gang heads to a Canyon where two tribes are fighting Aang makes a compromise so that they can all travel together with the help of a earth bending guide. The only problem is his idea makes Aang Katara and Sokka have to walk the whole entire Canyon. Unfortunately the guide gets his arms broken and they can’t make it through the canyon so its up to Aang to get them through safely. In the end they are able to work together and get out of the canyon alive.
Episode 12: “The Storm” -Aang is getting strange dreams about being the Avatar and people relying on him. They stop in a village and Sokka gets a job on a fishing boat. The old man notices Aang is the Avatar and tells him he’s useless since he hasn’t been around for the last 100 years Aang gets upset and runs away. Katara follow him he then explains his story of how he was enclosed in the ice burg.

Aang story: 100 years ago the monks felt that something bad was going to happen and they told Aang that he was the Avatar before the appointed age of 16. Because of this his friends stopped playing with him and the monk who he lived with was going to loose custody of him, Aang ran away. A big storm hit over seas and Appa and himself got thrown into the water. Aang used his powers and got incased in ice until Katara and Sokka found him.

This episode also explains Zuko’s history

Prince Zuko Story: To prepare for being king he sat at the battle table with his father. He spoke out of turn and was forced to do a duel. Yet he did not know he had to duel his father. Zuko would not fight his father and his father banished him because he would not fight. The only way to get back to the fire kingdom is to capture the Avatar.

A storm comes and Aang has to save Sokka and the old man he transforms into the Avatar to save them.

Zuko as the Blue Spirit

Episode 13: “The Blue Spirit” -Sokka and Katara get sick so Aang goes to a herbalist who tells him to get frozen frogs from the river. When he goes to the river he gets abducted by Admiral Zhao and takento his fortress. A masked man comes and saves Aang but the masked man gets Knocked out just outside the fortress and Aang saves him. When Aang  takes off the mask the man is actually Prince Zuko. Aang tells Zuko that back 100 years ago he had many friends in the Fire Kingdom if everything were normal maybe they could be friends but Zuko tries to use his Fire Bending on him and Aang escapes and goes to get the frogs for his friends.

Episode 14: “The Fortuneteller” -Aang makes Katara a necklace because Prince Zuko still has hers. When he sees her in it he’s stunned she asks how beautiful she looks. She asks how she looks and Aang replies “all of you? or just your neck” lol. Sokka tells taunts Aang saying smoochi smoochi someone’s in love but Katara tells him that Aang is just her special friend kind of like Momo (the lemur). They head to a village were a famous fortune teller is. They go to get their fortunes read a girl named Mae likes Aang at first glance and tries to pursue him Aang is indifferent. Katara goes first and Aang asks Sokka what they are talking about. Sokka says its probably about love, babies and things like that. Aang excuses himself to go to the washroom but goes to listen at the door instead. The fortune teller tells her that she sees a great romance for her the man she’s going to marry is a very powerful bender. Aang is so happy he jumps around. Sokka future is full of struggle self inflicted then she takes Aang she tells Aang that he’s the savior of the world and he will fight a big battle. But he already knows that he wants to know about his love life. The fortune teller didn’t see anything but makes it up and tells him to follow his heart and it will lead him to love. He’s pretty happy. They go outside where the fortune teller does her reading for the village if the mountain will explode or not. she says not and everyone cheers. This is when Aang decided to tell Katara that he likes her more then normal but she doesn’t hear him. Katara goes to find out more about her future. Aang asks Sokka for help with the ladies. Sokka things he means Mae so he tells him if you want to keep a girl interested you can’t be too nice. Aang goes to meet Katara and tries to act indifferent around her. lol but Katara is just acting like normal and doesn’t care. He decides to go up to the volcano to get a special rare flower. When they go there they see there’s lava and the fortune teller was wrong. they help the village by digging trenches, it isn’t enough and Aang saves them. Then Katara remembers Aunt Woo’s fortune telling about how she will marry a powerful bender…and realizes the man she marries could be Aang. Aang asks the the fortune teller if she just made up his fortune about love. She tells him he has the power to reshape his destiny.

Episode 15: “Bato of the Water Tribe” -On their journey they meet Bato a man from their tribe. Aang feels left out and when Bato suggests that they go to see their father Aang thinks they would rather do that then stay with him. Aang leaves the room upset. Both Sokka and Katara tell Bato that they would really love to see their father but Aang needs their help. Aang see a delivery man who has the where a bouts of the rendezvous point for Bato and Sokka+Kataras father. He takes the note and hides it from the others. Sokka and Katara eventually find out that he hid the note get angry and go with Bato while Aang goes his separate way. Sokka and Katara realizes that Aang is part of their family and want to go back to help him. Meanwhile Zuko hires a woman who can track the sent on Katara’s necklace he traces it to her. Aang hears about this and saves Sokka and Katara and also gets back her necklace when they are flying he gives it to her and she kisses Aang.

Episode 16: “The Deserter” -They decide to go to fire nation festival so Aang can learn some fire bending. They get discovered a man saves them, a pervious fire bender and he is not with the fire bending army. Some of the fire bender people that are not a part of the fire nation. He tells him there’s a great Fire Master who will train him in fire bending. During his training Aang is impatient and burns Katara, luckily Katara figures out she has the ability to heal. Zhao comes and tries to defeat Aang but Aang uses his power against him and burns his fleet. The Fire master disappears and they continue on their journey once more.

Episode 17: “The Northern Air Temple” -They go a Northern Air temple where an Earth Bending tribe have taken over and used it for their home. Aang gets upset when he realizes they desecrated this spiritual place for experiments. One of the main inventors is actually building weapons for the fire benders it was either that or they would have destroyed the air temple. Aang and the others come up with a war plan and when the fire nations come to claim their weapons the earth tribe will fight them.

Episode 18: “The Water bending Master” They finally make it to the North Pole they live in a huge ice city. The head water bender Master Pakku will not teach Katara water bending because she is a girl. Katara challenges him and he’s impressed. He then notices her necklace it belonged to him many years ago he was suppose to marry Katara and Sokkas grandmother, but she ran away. He teaches Aang and Katara water bending. Sokka likes the Princess of the tribe and she likes him back but he finds out that she’s already forcefully engaged. Meanwhile Zhao knows the Avatar has reached the North Water tribe. To stop them he gathers many many men including Prince Zuko’s crew. Lord Zhao decides to blow up Zuko’s ship using the pirates they ran into a few episodes ago. Prince Zuko was on the ship when it exploded but fortunately the prince jumps out before its blown up. Iroh his uncle joins Lord Zhao and Prince Zuko goes on the ship as a warrior unnoticed by Zhao.

Episode 19: “The Siege of the North: Part 1” -Katara has improved greatly in her water bending. They notice the army of Zhao, Aang realizes that he can’t defeat that many ships. He comes up with the idea if he can get help from the spirits again he may be able to defeat the army. Sokka and the princess Yue are falling in love but she finally tells him that she can’t be around him anymore. The princess takes Aang and Katara to a sanctuary where he can meditate and meet the sprits. Sokka is suppose to help the Northern Water tribe fight the Fire nation but the king has asked Sokka to look after his daughter the princess. Aang is finally able to achieve satori when Zuko who has escaped from Lord Zhao tries to disrupt him Katara knows Aang cant be moved when he’s in his trans. she has to protect him and fights Zuko. Zuko knocks her out and takes Aang’s body.

Episode 20: “The Siege of the North: Part 2” Zuko takes Aang to a nearby cave and Katara Sokka and Yue use Appa to look for Aang. The fire benders are winning Zhao reveals that he’s going to kill the the moon spirit (the spirit that gives the water benders their power) Iroh follow him. Meanwhile in Aang satori state he meets Roku. He tells him to seek out Koh a very old spirit. The spirit tells him someone is going to kill those spirits and Aang has to stop them. Aang realizes that the spirits are the fish in the sanctuary. He heads back but his body isn’t there he searches for it and finds it with prince Zuko. Lord Zhao and Iroh fight. Iroh knows if they spirit dies the balance of everything will be off. The gang saves Aang and they head to the sanctuary where they see Zhao kill the spirit. Zuko and Zhao fight desperately. Aang gets angry and turns into a huge spirit and fights back the army and kills Zhao. Yue sacrifices herself to save the moon spirit and everything turns back to normal. Katara has now become a water bender master and she will teach Aang the rest of the Water power on the journey to learn earth bending.

My first impressions of the first season.

Well I can’t deny it I’m hooked. It’s really good, but having said that I’m still not that fond of the animation I think they could have done way better. But other than that its entertaining, funny, suspenseful, adventurous and there’s just enough romance to keep this romantic occupied. Even if it is love between a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old. I like it so much I’m looking to buy the series

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