Love this bit
He’s thought about it though. One of the greatest minds of our generation sat down one day and was like “wait, could zombies exist?” And then he did the science thing and was like “nah we’re good.”
A lot of people criticize Suki because she doesn’t change through the series. They say that she remains the same character and doesn’t experience any growth as a character. This point is why they claim that she is a Mary-Sue. However, this scene right here proves that she is not.
What is so great about this scene is that it shows she has changed. Before, she was satisfied with staying at home and protecting it. In her eyes, and the Kyoshi Warriors’ eyes, that was fine. It was the best way to protect her loved ones from the war. But then something happened, the war came to her, and through that, she discovered the only true way to protect the ones she loves is going out there and make a change. This would not have happened without Sokka, Katara, and Aang. Yes, it was because of them that war came to their shores, but how long was this safety going to last? Was this state of peace really going to last forever?
No. Of course not.
Suki saw this. The warriors saw this.
They have been doing the SAME thing for YEARS. Probably a hundred, maybe more. Just staying on Kyoshi Island and protecting it, never venturing out. To change this state of mind is a really big deal, and shows that Suki changes. She changes her point of view of the view. She wants to go out and make a difference. And that is a big deal.
While she teaches Sokka how to respect women, Sokka teaches her that in order to change the world she has to go out there and do something. To really protect the people she loves and the island, she has to go out there and try to help end the war, not just wait for the battles to come to her. This takes courage, and a lot of it.
Suki does grow as a character. It might not big where a whole episode is dedicated to it, but there is lines like those that show she’s growing as a character and becoming a better and stronger person. All thanks to Sokka.
Which is one of the many reasons why this ship is so amazing, but I’m not getting into that. This post is about how Suki grows as a character and doesn’t remain static through the series.
I completely agree with Elyse here. Suki is one of my favorite characters, and people tend to over-simplify her, but she is actually a really powerful and interesting character.
In the beginning we see that Suki’s primary concern is protecting the people she cares about. This remains a part of her character throughout the show, but what’s really amazing is how she begins to look outward. She doesn’t just want to save her isolated group on the island anymore. She wants to help refugees make it to Ba Sing Se, she wants to save Toph (twice). She sacrifices herself for Appa because she knows that the fate of the world is more important than her own. She learns and grows and realizes that everyone is worth something and that she can’t just focus on her isolated community. She’s just such a brilliant, heroic character.
Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes
((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun. Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))
So one time, one of my guy friends said, “I’m pretty sure I’m straight but I’ve never slept with a man so how do I know for sure if I’m not bisexual or gay” and so he actually went and picked up a guy, had sex with him and after ward he said, “Well that was fun but I appear to be straight.” and just went on with his life without making a big deal about his dip into homosexuality and really, I think everybody should be this relaxed about sexualities
WHAT THE FRACK ARE THOSE THIS IS HIGHLY DISTURBING
hello yes this is an arctic hare! they’re like little pup-buns
Yes, okay, but they have sheep legs. Sheep legs on fluffy cottonball bodies. Fantastic.
dayum nature you scary!
IT’S ACTUALLY NORMAL RABBIT-LEGS it’s just stretching after sleeping/resting like a ball. (Dogs/sheep/whatever walk on their toes like in the picture, while buns generally walk on their entire foot) Other example with a bun: