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Noybusiness

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5 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +3 points

--So, if wood isn't an earth element, then what is it? Surely everything ought to belong to one of the four.

Well, the swampbenders used waterbending to manipulate plants in "The Swamp".

In actual Eastern philosophy, the five elements are Wood, Earth, Water, Fire and Metal, and wind is part of Wood, hence the Wind Crystals being green in Final Fantasy.
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1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

--Unrelated, but the tea that I'm drinking right now is SO GOOD. (I figure if Mark can do it. . . .) It's called Marianne's Wild Abandon from a place called Bingley's Teas.

Not unrelated, because Iroh. ;)

--It sure doesn't seem like Avatar Roku did much to actually stop Sozin's plan.

Well, not after Sozin let him die, no. While he was alive, he prevented Sozin from doing it.

--How does Sozin know he didn't succeed in killing the new Avatar? Wouldn't it just have passed to the next nation on the list?

Because no Avatar surfaced in the Water Tribes (which Sozin would have lived to hear about if they had, since he was "ancient" when he died)? And because no one in his army reported encountering and killing an Avatar-level-powerful kid? Bearing in mind that the war was launched shortly after Aang disappeared, so he wouldn't have been a helpless infant still. Sozin would know that the new Avatar would be twelve at the time, since he'd have been born right after Roku died. And if Sozin had access to what the Air Nomads themselves knew (through either interrogation or loose talk), he'd also know Aang's name and that he'd already been identified as the Avatar and learned enough to be declared an airbending master (hence the arrow tattoo) at a young age.
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1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

You're welcome! Glad you liked it.
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1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 2 replies · +3 points

--"Ember Island is a magical place." Like Tahiti?

Ha, good one!

--I never understood the suddenness of the Mai/Zuko thing, so I'm glad it's over now.

The implication was that they had a crush on each other back when they knew each other before, too. Hence Ty Lee saying Mai would be happy to see Zuko again when Azula recruited them.

--I didn't realize Aang still had a scar from what happened at the end of the previous season. That's some nice continuity.

That reminds me, there was a short web animation set between the two seasons called "Escape from the Spirit World" showing how Aang got back to his body, which is on the DVDs/Blu-Rays and can be played here: http://web.archive.org/web/20080730001010/http://...
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1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

--Is this general someone we've seen before, or is he just a random character?

We've not seen General Mung before.
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1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

--WTF? Has Aang been shaving his head all this time? Why?

Because that's what airbenders do.

--Whatever happened to the Earth King of that other city, the one that used to be Aang's friend?

Bumi, the king of Omashu. Only the ruler of Ba Sing Se is called the Earth King, since he's nominally the leader of the whole Earth Kingdom and its various city states.

(Not that many shows or movies are exactly realistic where lava is concerned.)

I know. Sigh.
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1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

Looking forward to it; The Legend of Korra is great!
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1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

"height = 300 width = 300" usually works.
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1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

They are.

1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

"Machina and Rem"

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