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Avatar: The Last Airbender
« on: September 13, 2006, 12:45:32 pm »
Imagine my shock when I noticed we didn't even have a topic for this show. I'd totally been bothering people for weeks about it, and I know we have several other fans here.

So yeah, for like the one person who didn't already hear, I love this show. It has beautiful art, interesting story, and fun characters.

So hey, the new episodes come on Friday. Comcast on Demand and a bunch of theater screenings have already aired it, and I'm looking, but I don't see a copy surfaceing on the interbutt anywhere. Still, it's not that far off, and I'm impaitent.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 02:25:17 pm »
We've only heard you tell us about like a thousand times, AND NO TOPIC?

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 05:47:18 pm »
Eh, the topic will happen when it happens. I'm betting some of us will have things to say after the new episodes Friday. If not, no big loss, right?
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 06:44:01 pm »
I caught the show late, but it was and is great, I'm waiting till they put full seasons out on DVD not just volumes
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 08:15:53 pm »
Or, you know, we give it to you all on youtube. See you in a few days when you're done~

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A0468A89FED8B867 For anybody else who cares.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 11:31:40 pm »
I'm probably gonna miss the new episode. Someone try to upload it if you can. If not, I'll just record it.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006, 12:49:52 am »
They'll be on youtube inside a week, plus torrents the very day after I bet.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2006, 12:07:38 pm »
Well, that and Nickelodeon will play it about a hundred times in three days
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2006, 01:44:32 pm »
HolycraptodayisFriday. That means one thing. New Avatar movie. Get the popcorn and soda!

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2006, 08:03:47 pm »
Best.Movie.EVER

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2006, 11:22:25 pm »
Well, I can say without a doubt that it was pretty awesome. I think I'll go Vito's route and sum it up in + and -'s

The Seprent's Pass:
+ Returning characters. Suki is a welcome face, Jet & Co. are still shifty and untrustworthy as ever, but damn are they experts. Stealthy Action with Jet and Zuko swordplay was fun.
+ Some real work on the characters of Aang and Sokka, which has been missing for a while. Aang was sitll taking things badly, and this was a good show of reactions. Sokka's past is still effecting him a little, and they did a good job showing it.
+ Holy hell at the uses of bending and action here. Parting the Red Sea, Ice block surfing to beat the snake, etc.
+ Good funny stuff. Toph's "You can just let me drown now." Line pretty well takes the cake.

- Hokey episode is hokeeeeeeyyyyyyy. I can buy everything that was done, so it didn't step outside of reality, but damn there was a lot of 'camp' toward the end, Aang's reaction, naming the kid, Sokka kissing.
- Sokka being overprotective just struck me as a little beyond his character and 'slap you in the face' writing to make sure we got it.

The Drill:
+ Best steampunk device ever
+ Action enough for any action fan ever. Ty Lee kicking ass, Drill beatery, the final fight between Aang and Azula (THING HANDS~~~) culminating in EPIC SPIKE POUNDING.
+ Ty Lee paying way too much attention to Sokka. Sokka noticeing. The man is a pimp
+ The classic sharp and funny moments. Almost a +/- due to yet another bloody blind joke. (after a while it gets old.) but the deapan delivery saves this one. Toph has the best line again with "oh, what a nightmare." In response to Sokka not being able to see.

+/- Sokka having a eureka moment. Could have been more on topic, and Aang really had to suppliment it later.

- Sokka being incapable of doing anything afterward. The cheerleading was annoying as heck, and not funny, though vito argues.
- Incompetent Earth Kingdom leadership again. How the hell did these people survive this long. Probably due to:
- Incompetent Fire Nation leadership again. Good thing we have a 15 year old psychopath along because the adults sure arn't very foreward thinking.

THE FUTURE:
I See a really awesome Jet twin hookblades and Zuko twin broadswords fight coming up in a few episodes. Other than that, I'm a bit mystified as to where they're going to go with this. the gAang is looking to tell the leadership about what they learned back in 'The Library,' not to mention looking for Appa. So they have some direction, but really, where they're going spescificall is baffeling.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2006, 11:48:25 pm »
you missed something, the Jet - "Lee" reference (Jet Li)
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2006, 02:12:09 pm »
Oh yeah, that was pretty good, but really you guys noticed that and not me. Feel free to dump them kinda infos on the topic here, too.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2006, 03:28:17 pm »
Heres a question, If you could bend, what element (ANY element) would you bend?

I would be an Airbender. Not water because I can't swim for shit. Not Fire because I'm not a big fan o warm days. Not earth because its boring.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2006, 03:48:39 pm »
Earth != Boring. What you do with earth can stay for years. Buildings for instance. If you could water bend, you wouldn't have to swim.
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