whenever something happens where i end up getting physically hurt I don’t really react right away i just kinda stare at it like
"im not sure how i want to handle this intense pain im in right now im still trying to process that it happened should we call 911"
An elephant (with very dainty joints) blowing heart bubbles or something? Drawn a while back for a friend.
I loved this scene. I felt like, even though Zuko later betrayed her, this was a truly pivotal moment for Katara. She’s had all this rage and anger locked within because of what the Fire Nation did, and she saw Zuko as a symbol of nothing but war and hate. She was so lost in her feelings she didn’t stop to realize that Zuko hated the Fire Nation just as much. She didn’t realize that the man she’s always viewed as nothing but an enemy, is one of the few people that truly understands what she’s going through. He understands the pain and anger, the loneliness and the raw desire for a mother’s love that they’ve been so cruelly cut off from. The slow lift of the head. Shock. The slight turn. Confirmation. Not to mention she let herself break down in front of someone she didn’t trust, either just because it was too much, or she somehow, felt comfortable enough with him to let her emotional guard down. And instead of taking advantage of her moment of weakness, he let his guard down as well. Instead of laughing and claiming pride that his nation did that to her, he did the opposite. He apologized. Not just a passing ‘I’m sorry’, a true, heartfelt apology. That’s the initial spark of something. Mutual trust, maybe? And then, he turned around. I see that as him trying to start a bridge between them. He said ‘that’s something we have in common’. What does that say to you? What do you think he meant when he said that? That he was just stating a fact? Or maybe it was more…maybe he was trying to convey to her that she could trust him. That he understood her level of pain. The fact that they can relate on such a emotional and sensitive topic, understanding that they may be enemies, but they’re not entirely different.
I’m not good with words….or sounding intelligent, but this is just what comes to mind when I see this scene.
Ten Amazing Libraries:
1. The Library of the St. Florian Monastery in Austria
2. The Library of Alexandria in Egypt
3. The Biblioteca Joanina of the University of Coimbra in Portugal
4. Vancouver Public Library in Canada
5. The George Peabody Library in the U.S.
6. Trinity College Library in Ireland
7. The Abbey Library of Saint Gall in Switzerland
8. Bibliotheque Nationale de France in France
9. The State Library of South Australia in Australia
10. Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford in England