Masayume

正夢(まさゆめ)は、 夢に見た通りのことが現実になる夢のこと.

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vile-priestessからの質問: I was in fandom when the show was airing... I tend to think that Bryke had Kataang planned (I remember them saying that their relationship is the "DNA of the show" before season 3 even aired) but on the other hand the other writers not knowing how things will end up is weird. Regarding shipping, I got the impression that Bryke never really "got it" and were always kind of bemused by it before trying to cater to it in LoK and failing because they don't get this phenomen.

Oh I agree, initially I didn’t ship Zutara, so I feel like Kataang was definitely planned from the beginning and that Nick was baiting people intentionally (which they do even more now with access to Tumblr), or at least it felt that way. That didn’t make it any less forced or painful to watch but I do think Zutara was something that happened organically and by accident and was never meant to be romantic. Even if not romantically, they would be amazing friends I think, but that’s something else. 

I feel like these are just two guys that wanted to tell a story and tried to cater to the audience by throwing in romance, but because it was a “kids show” they went with the “hero gets the girl” trope because that’s typically where these things go. But yet they don’t really get romance. Legend of Korra is where that really went on display for me, and so, honestly I’m at this point where I’m just happier that they didn’t go with Zutara, because I don’t think they’d get it at all anyway. AtLA was amazing because it had input from more than just Bryke. Korra not so much.

Regardless, it is what it is and no amount of saying, “well this said they were MEANT to be” means anything when that’s not what happened. Thank you so much for your insight <3 

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aquamourからの質問: Wait why does Bryke hate Zutara?

masayume85:

Hi there! Let me just warn you that this could get wordy and rambling, but I will do my best to explain.

To be honest,  it’s something you pick up on from them. Bryke, as much as I respect their creativity and the beautiful world they’ve given us, if you’re not kowtowing to their greatness and/or criticizing their narrative they really tend to not care that you exist as a fan. 

You may have seen things like this: 

Which is an image from a pop-up version of AtLA created by Nick full of behind the scenes tidbits that show up while you watch the show. Now, to be honest, I wasn’t in the fandom as the show was airing, but I have plenty of friends of mine that were and have shared with me a lot of their insight—there was no decisive plan from the get-go. Anyone that talked to Bryke about it never got a conclusive answer. Now, however, if you asked them they are very vehement about how there was never even a chance for the pairing. But given how many staffers (i.e., Dante Basco or Giancarlo Volpe—or hell the animators) who supported a Zutara ending and have mentioned that no one had any clue who it was going to be until they actually started making the finale. If there wasn’t a chance, I feel like they wouldn’t have been thrown together for such pivotal moments as they were. I mean, they’re in every finale together in some form or another. But I digress…

The biggest piece that really gets under peoples’ skin is this video:

This was a short they showed during a panel at SDCC in 2008, and it’s supposed to be taken as a joke. There’s a difference between joking and mocking and when you are using fanart for such a purpose, that’s problematic. I’m not some teenager that’s looking to get butthurt here, but as a fan who watched the show I take it personally when either Bryan or Mike insinuate that my preference for Zutara is childish or somehow hints that I’m doomed in my relationships. (And for the record, I’ve been with my husband for 6 years—so that’s a really poor generalization to make.)

There’s also their general attitude towards shippers in general, which, I get but disrespecting a sizable portion of your fanbase and then trying to blow it off as a joke? I don’t respect that whatsoever. They don’t want people to focus on the romance but they insist on forcing it at the same time and then get offended when people don’t side with them on what they’ve come up with. Maybe it’s because I’m not much younger than either Bryan or Mike, but I just do not get their attitude at all. Look into their different interviews and things they’ve done over the years, their answers to shipping questions are always pretty loaded or mocking.

It’s hard to discuss this subject here on Tumblr without someone inevitably jumping on the subject like you’re whining. All the power to Bryke but people are going to ship your characters the way they want and you just have to accept that. Creators getting too involved in the fandom is kind of a double-edged sword. I think it’s great that they care and that they want to interact with their fans, but they always get really awkward or hostile if anyone critiques anything in AtLA or Korra. I would never be rude to either Bryan or Mike should I meet them in person, but I also don’t have the desire to meet them either. I don’t agree with how they like to write romance, and with adding the Legend of Korra to the whole thing, when left on their own Bryke, collaboratively, are pretty weak writers. As world builders they’re geniuses, but if you want your fandom to support you, it’s best not to only care about the ones who agree with you without question. 

I’m probably being unfair, but this is the opinion I’ve formed from my experiences in the fandom and from the things I’ve read and seen. At this point I’ve more just come to accept that it is what it is and that’s how it always shall be, but it’s not going to stop be from enjoying the show or critiquing it.  I would suggest wandering around the fandom yourself though, talk to other fans, follow the creators—look into their interviews and see the things they’ve said. Decide for yourself and see if you agree or disagree :)

Too bad the Zutara livejournal has been pretty inactive lately because that was a great place to connect with people without the fear of judgement…

In the car on the way home I realized that I completely failed to answer WHY Bryke hates Zutara. 

I don’t know when they started but I get the feeling they’ve been questioned about it one too many times, and as much as I love the Zutara fandom, there’s a few questionable zealots that tend to make everyone think badly of us—creators included. But to go so far as to call the pairing as “dark” and “abusive” is a bit much, especially considering their canon pairings, especially in Legend of Korra (Eska/Bolin being a big example).

I can’t really blame them for being exhausted on the subject, and I’m sure they’ve dealt with a number of entitled attitudes that can really drag you down, but the funny thing is? They don’t seem to give off this spiteful vibe for any other pairing but Zutara.

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kataraweek:

KATARAWEEK (August 4—August 10)

Hello Katara stans! Starting on August 4 to August 10, we will be hosting Katara Week, a week dedicated to Katara from the Avatar series! This week is for YOU to show your love for our Queen & Superior through your own creations, including (but not limited to!) gifs, graphics, picspams, fanarts, fanfics, cosplays, fanvids, and more!

We have sorted out the prompts for each day of the week, below are what you can expect to see this week! ::

  • Day 1: Family (8/4)
  • Day 2: Matriarch (8/5)
  • Day 3: Sacrifice (8/6)
  • Day 4: Hope (8/7)
  • Day 5: Queen Katara (8/8)
  • Day 6: Fury (8/9)
  • Day 7: Hugs (8/10)

Of course, if you don’t feel like doing any of these prompts, you are free to come up with something of your own! Just be sure to tag all of these with the tag #kataraweek, #katara week or #kataratag so that we’ll see what you post! Be sure to include those tags within the first 5 tags of your post so that it appears when we search for posts!

Don’t forget to check the rules before you participate! And encourage all your friends to check out this week, we want to get as many people to participate as possible!! If you have any further questions, you may contact us here or approach any of our individual blogs.

We look forward to seeing you contribute to this week!

- The Katara Week Admins.

I’m really hoping I can come up with something presentable for at least a couple of the prompts, but Zutara week kind of burnt me out x_x Regardless, this is awesome and I’m super pumped for Katara to have a week all to herself! :D

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aquamourからの質問: Wait why does Bryke hate Zutara?

Hi there! Let me just warn you that this could get wordy and rambling, but I will do my best to explain.

To be honest,  it’s something you pick up on from them. Bryke, as much as I respect their creativity and the beautiful world they’ve given us, if you’re not kowtowing to their greatness and/or criticizing their narrative they really tend to not care that you exist as a fan. 

You may have seen things like this: 

Which is an image from a pop-up version of AtLA created by Nick full of behind the scenes tidbits that show up while you watch the show. Now, to be honest, I wasn’t in the fandom as the show was airing, but I have plenty of friends of mine that were and have shared with me a lot of their insight—there was no decisive plan from the get-go. Anyone that talked to Bryke about it never got a conclusive answer. Now, however, if you asked them they are very vehement about how there was never even a chance for the pairing. But given how many staffers (i.e., Dante Basco or Giancarlo Volpe—or hell the animators) who supported a Zutara ending and have mentioned that no one had any clue who it was going to be until they actually started making the finale. If there wasn’t a chance, I feel like they wouldn’t have been thrown together for such pivotal moments as they were. I mean, they’re in every finale together in some form or another. But I digress…

The biggest piece that really gets under peoples’ skin is this video:

This was a short they showed during a panel at SDCC in 2008, and it’s supposed to be taken as a joke. There’s a difference between joking and mocking and when you are using fanart for such a purpose, that’s problematic. I’m not some teenager that’s looking to get butthurt here, but as a fan who watched the show I take it personally when either Bryan or Mike insinuate that my preference for Zutara is childish or somehow hints that I’m doomed in my relationships. (And for the record, I’ve been with my husband for 6 years—so that’s a really poor generalization to make.)

There’s also their general attitude towards shippers in general, which, I get but disrespecting a sizable portion of your fanbase and then trying to blow it off as a joke? I don’t respect that whatsoever. They don’t want people to focus on the romance but they insist on forcing it at the same time and then get offended when people don’t side with them on what they’ve come up with. Maybe it’s because I’m not much younger than either Bryan or Mike, but I just do not get their attitude at all. Look into their different interviews and things they’ve done over the years, their answers to shipping questions are always pretty loaded or mocking.

It’s hard to discuss this subject here on Tumblr without someone inevitably jumping on the subject like you’re whining. All the power to Bryke but people are going to ship your characters the way they want and you just have to accept that. Creators getting too involved in the fandom is kind of a double-edged sword. I think it’s great that they care and that they want to interact with their fans, but they always get really awkward or hostile if anyone critiques anything in AtLA or Korra. I would never be rude to either Bryan or Mike should I meet them in person, but I also don’t have the desire to meet them either. I don’t agree with how they like to write romance, and with adding the Legend of Korra to the whole thing, when left on their own Bryke, collaboratively, are pretty weak writers. As world builders they’re geniuses, but if you want your fandom to support you, it’s best not to only care about the ones who agree with you without question. 

I’m probably being unfair, but this is the opinion I’ve formed from my experiences in the fandom and from the things I’ve read and seen. At this point I’ve more just come to accept that it is what it is and that’s how it always shall be, but it’s not going to stop be from enjoying the show or critiquing it.  I would suggest wandering around the fandom yourself though, talk to other fans, follow the creators—look into their interviews and see the things they’ve said. Decide for yourself and see if you agree or disagree :)

Too bad the Zutara livejournal has been pretty inactive lately because that was a great place to connect with people without the fear of judgement…

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animebonds:

Ever worry that when you join a fandom you won’t be able to easily find others who like what you do? Worry no more! We at animebonds are listing the fans of each fandom so that anybody can easily find blogs to follow!
So, if you’re in the fandom above, like or reblog this post to become a part of the fandom list!
Visit ANIMEBONDS to find out more about the project, and feel free to suggest any fandoms to us, or ask about the project in general, in the askbox ~ Please spread the word so blogs of each fandom can be found!
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animebonds:

Ever worry that when you join a fandom you won’t be able to easily find others who like what you do? Worry no more! We at animebonds are listing the fans of each fandom so that anybody can easily find blogs to follow!

So, if you’re in the fandom above, like or reblog this post to become a part of the fandom list!

Visit ANIMEBONDS to find out more about the project, and feel free to suggest any fandoms to us, or ask about the project in general, in the askbox ~ Please spread the word so blogs of each fandom can be found!

_____________________________________________

To make the project work we need YOUR support. Thank you ♥

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disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

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