Toph was an excellent fighter, but part of what made her such an exceptional earthbender was the fact her bending was so incredibly creative.
Toph developed her own earthbending style, completely unique and specifically designed for her own needs. She’s the first to use earthbending as an extension of her senses, allowing her to “see” things others could not. Her bending was incredibly versatile— her seismic sense was not only useful for battle strategy, but was also utilized for practical living. She could turn herself into a human lie detector. With a bit of practice, she could construct a miniaturized sand city with the same ease of chucking a rock. She saw beyond the realm of what was thought possible and learned to bend metal, then developed and integrated the technique into her own fighting style.
So I think it’s incredibly appropriate that her daughter and grandchildren have gone on to use metalbending to fuel creative pursuits of their own. Zaofu is full of art, statues, and architecture built entirely of metal. Metalbenders practice choreography and dance, develop their own games and sports, and inhabitants of the city design new technologies never seen anywhere before. As Lin carries on Toph’s work in Republic City, Suyin continues as her work as a visionary — two equal parts of the same legacy.
A wave viewed from underwater
“First words your soulmate says to you are tattoo’d on your body” au for Scott/Stiles.
Everyone goes around saying Scott’s "Cool castle!" is adorable, especially since he’s gotten an icy-looking castle tattoo’d directly under it.
Meanwhile, there’s Stiles having to explain, “Why are you peeing on it?” for the nine billionth time.
Point being, it was never a matter of comic books being too dark or adult for me to handle. I loved that Animorphs brought up the moral greyness of war and how ethics can waver. I loved that I was reading a story where heroes weren’t perfect and whose lives got darker as they got further into the fight. I didn’t necessarily need “rated G” stories that ignored tough subjects. Even ignoring my reading Animorphs entirely, my other dives into sci-fi and fantasy included Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time universe and Diane Duane’s Young Wizard series. All of these books have complex themes of ethics that helped me question my own world. All of these books also happened to have young women as protagonists and avoided objectifying them. When I had novels that treated my heroines like people, and with comics’ bad reputation, can you blame me for not going near a comic book shop until I was well into my 20s?
Pokemon Colosseum (literally)
Can you imagine this all though. This person, assuming they don’t live in Rome, was going on a trip to Italy. Before their trip they thought to themselves somewhere along the way that they needed to bring these Pokemon figures with them. Perhaps they had planned this entire picture out in their minds already, maybe it was more of a “Just in case” kind of scenario. Either way, they somehow made the decision to put these into their luggage.
Fast forward to Rome. There they stand, in front of the colosseum. Suddenly this play on words erupts in their mind. “Figures… Colosseum… Pokemon… Game called Pokemon Colosseum… perfect chance… must do this….” Before they know it they’ve paid the 12 euro entrance fee for the Colosseum after standing in what was perhaps a massive line depending on what time of year they went.
And then finally, after conquering the many stairs they find a spot that suits them. They put down their Canon next to them and revealed these two Pokemon figures. They start to position them in order to have the perfect composition for the picture. Once pleased with the arrangement they pick up the Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, a semi professional camera. Or at least a camera that’s way beyond a regular digital camera or a quick snap shot with a phone. I don’t know much about cameras but I know that once it looks like this it aint no quick snapshot piece of shit.
Oh no, nothing about this picture was left to chance or quick. No, this picture was taken with much considration. There our OP sat, in the middle of one of the biggest tourist attractions of Rome, probably on his knees, down on the stone hard flooring trying to take the perfect picture of these figures. In the middle of all these tourists, what might have been a very hot period as well. Perhaps they were drenched down in sweat due to the hot Italian weather. But no matter, they had to ensure that the focus would be perfect. That all focus would be on picture with the background faded as well as the Bulbasaur in the foreground, without having to later edit it in Photoshop.
botsbuildingbots, I admire you and appreciate your dedication to this pun.
First off, thank you zwampert for the reblog/boost. Really appreciate it. You pretty much nailed it. I live in the States and just finished a trip to Europe. I decided to keep a few figures in my camera bag (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Treecko, and Tepig) just in case I could snap a couple of good shots.
No problem. I’m glad this got a lot more attention. Keep being awesome.
The part that’s hilarious: that last image is actually historically accurate. Washington was well aware that he was going to be judged by history and destroyed the majority of his correspondence. All we have left - with the exception of two letters - was carefully chosen to make him look as amazing as possible.
teen wolf (s1) [+] tiltshift
Wonder Woman is my everything.
Thought of this when I saw this post
[AGGRESSIVELY AVOIDS USING HEALING ITEMS TO SAVE THEM FOR BOSS BATTLES.]
[AGGRESSIVELY FORGETS TO USE HEALING ITEMS DURING BOSS BATTLES.]
jfc then water would be fire
we would drink fire
we would swim in fire
it would rain fire
you could say we’d
set fire to the rain
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