kd7sov: (mlp)
I wonder... if I were to change the past so that I started watching My Little Pony now, with no prior knowledge thereof... would I see Pinkie differently?

As it stands, she's essentially the founding member (though not the first, chronologically, even in my experience) of a brain-category that has some relation to the "manic pixie dream girl" trope, but, well... the four foremost members of that category are Ty Lee of A:TLA, Pinkie Pie, Nora Valkyrie of RWBY, and Tess Fontana of Eureka. And the latter two are my current favorite members of their respective casts, whereas Pinkie is pretty near the bottom.

Don't get me wrong, I realize there are substantial differences between the four. And I don't see any way I could prefer Pinkie to Twilight, let alone Fluttershy. But it seems rather odd for the same brain-category of this type to contain both extremes.


May. 16th, 2012 05:06 pm
kd7sov: (avatar)
I don't even know. This brain of mine...

Okay, so. I recently did a big reread of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality )

More recently - including a few minutes ago, as I type this - I am also rereading an Avatar fic called Embers )

So. Brain being what he is, these two ideas are attempting to merge.

By your powers combined, I am... Avatar: The Last Logician! )

kd7sov: (Default)
It's that time again! [personal profile] ceitfianna's picked some of my icons for me to explain, and once I'm done you can have me pick some of your icons!

She wonders about... )
kd7sov: (avatar)

If we assume crossover between My Little Pony and Avatar: The Last Airbender...

Does the Pony Avatar's cutie mark light up when they go into the Avatar State?
kd7sov: (glasses)
So. This is Dreamwidth.

Could do with a bit of customization, but I imagine that'll be easy enough once it's high enough on my priority list.

I don't think I'll abandon LJ completely, if only because there are plenty of icon communities and personal accounts and so on that I'm reading through the archives of there and that I don't believe are also here, and also Milliways hasn't moved. But I am not going to post on LJ directly, or give them money, or so much as glance at any of their pages with any browser that doesn't have Adblock - no matter what computer - until things change for the decidedly better.

In other news, I think I'll do something approximating an Avatar marathon next week. It's been too long since I last watched it.

...Ooh, hey, what's this "choose random icon" thing? I may have to try that out at some point.
kd7sov: (temple)
Wow. Several greatnesses today.

First, my brother [livejournal.com profile] mikethecelloist has returned! After two years away, he's back!

Second, an Avatar sequel has officially been announced. "The Legend of Korra" is set to premiere sometime next year. Indications are that it will have much the same creative team, art style, and continuity as the Gaang's show.

Also, it appears EA is making a Spore-based online RPG. I know little about it so far, but the trailer's pretty neat.

I did it!

May. 28th, 2010 10:56 pm
kd7sov: (also felix)
Some of you may recall the Milliways Charity Auction for Haiti, in relation to which I mentioned a picture involving Toph beating up Felix.

Well. I've finally managed to make it.

Ta-da! )

This is also a post to show off my new icon. You see, I worked on this picture from left to right, and before I put Toph in it looked like Felix had scored a critical failure on his earth-attack. For the record, I hate dealing with text in Inkscape.
kd7sov: (avatar)
Y'know what I think would be a really neat crossover fanfic idea?

Sokka somehow ends up in Hyrule, where he stumbles across a dying Link. He must take up the mantle of the Hero of [game topic] and defeat Ganon(dorf). Winning the love of the princess optional.

Think about it. He's already really good at two of Link's most famous things - the [special] Sword and the Boomerang.
kd7sov: (avatar)
Somehow, I'm not entirely sure I want to see Last Airbender anymore, even to invoke Ember Island Players.

Here's why... )
kd7sov: (comparison)
I have recently been linked to the Felicia Day song "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?". Despite the huge following of stuff from Runescape and WOW that's been set to it, there's one notable lacuna.

Considering the sheer number of ATLA music videos, and the immense shipflail that's been going on continuously since the first episode aired, it's actually a little bizarre that the internet appears to contain only one combination of these concepts - in the form of a reference to the song, in a comment to the Last Airbender superbowl ad, postulating a director's cameo.

It would likely be brain-breaky to make or watch, but what internet person would let that stop them?
kd7sov: (avatar)
I am suspecting that I may need to see Last Airbender in the first week of its release. Various sneak-peeks and trailers, and the reactions thereunto, lead me to believe that it won't be an unmitigated success, and if I need to quote the ending of Ember Island Players I'd rather do so where other people can also participate, which is more likely earlier on.

If I saw it the first night I could guarantee that I wouldn't be the only one to start such a thing, but I don't see movies the first night.


Mar. 18th, 2010 07:57 pm
kd7sov: (hide)
Brain, one thing at a time! I don't need yet another - this time completely gratuitous - Ghibli/ATLA crossover in the middle of plotting out a Ghibli/GS crossover.


In other words, no, Pazu's town isn't built on the ruins of Ba Sing Se. Not this time.
kd7sov: (avatar)
Context, says Brain, is a wonderful thing.

We know that the people behind Avatar (TLA) are Miyazaki fans; see, for instance, Appa and several of the spirits. Who's to say it's not recursive and retroactive?

I submit, therefore, that Princess NausicaƤ is, in fact, another world's Aang. She's a bit more awesome and more in-tune with nature, and of course female, but she's got her glider that she can ride like the wind itself, and she's single-handedly responsible for the improved status quo at the end.
kd7sov: (TOPH)
From [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna:

Comment and I'll give you three of your fandoms, then you copy and paste the questions into your own journal and answer them.

I was given Heroes, Discworld, and ATLA

the answers lie here )

I find it interesting that I had to look up more spellings for Heroes than for either of the others.
kd7sov: (Default)
...Huh, looks like they redesigned the banner for the Olympics. Anybody know if they've done that the last few?


So the Percy Jackson movie came out today.

But that's not what I'm talking about. )
kd7sov: (Felix)
I've long been fond of the idea of dropping character X into canon Y, especially when both X and characters from Y can manipulate elements. In fact, one thing I'd like to do in [livejournal.com profile] mixed_muses at some point involves sticking Felix into the Avatar world and have him need to figure out how to earthbend. And yet...

I've been reading a particular Golden Sun fanfic in which, for reasons that are unclear to me, several party members decide to enter Colosso (an annual gladiatorial contest that features in the first game). One of the battles pits Felix against Piers, his party's water-manipulator. Apart from the opening two moves, one of which could be an interpretation of in-game actions, it's move-for-move a plausible duel between a waterbender with an ice specialization and an earthbender. (In canon, the only movement associated with Psynergy is a raised hand, like so: ) Slamming one's foot into the ground to make a pillar to launch an opponent into the air... sending out a shockwave in all directions... covering the floor of the arena with water, then freezing it by switching hands... both wrists forward to send a shower of ice shards... All clearly bending-derived, and somehow it perturbs me. It appears that I'm less willing to deal with other people's concept-crossovers than with my own.

But enough of that. Memetime!

Meme the first: Pick one or more of my icons, and ask me about it. I'll be willing to explain where I got it, why I like it, what it means, and so on.

Meme the second: Sort us! Tell me what Hogwarts house you think I, or one of my characters, best fits. Explanations encouraged.


Jan. 25th, 2010 05:27 am
kd7sov: (glasses)
It all started with the Milliways Haiti Charity Auction, when - out of the blue - I decided to request a picture of Felix and Toph. Brain decided to take this and run with it.

Now he's got me wanting to make a whole set of these crossover pictures - Mia meeting Katara, Jenna meeting Azula, Isaac meeting Bumi, and so on. (We're not really sure who to send Kraden at, but as I'm about to demonstrate, that's fairly minor.) Then I started getting into non-party-member Golden Sun characters, and things got... weird.

The original idea was to pair people up with somewhat-equivalent people of the same element. Unfortunately, Golden Sun has a lot more air-manipulators than AtLA, especially if you include all the werewolves and possibly the Shamans. So at some point I started wondering what to do with Master Hama. Not too bad at first - she seemed ripe for a fruit-pie ambush from a pre-dead Gyatso - but then Brain latched on to something I've been trying to repress.

You see, the third season of Avatar has a character also named Hama )

Ah, well. Now I just need to learn to draw, and particularly to draw the Avatar characters on-model. (For some reason seeing other people's Avatar fanart with off-model characters perturbs me unusually much.)

(How, how do I have an "avatar tla" tag and a "codex alera" tag, but no "golden sun" tag? How did I feel the need for those others but get by without the last?)
kd7sov: (hope)

Who knew you could get a hangover from TvTropes?

I mean, I always knew about the peculiar feeling coming off the end of any wiki binge, but I had no idea it would feel just like hangovers are reported to after a thirty-hour trope trawl.

(It's not my fault, I swear! I just wanted to see what they had on the third-season Avatar episode "The Ember Island Players", and it... spiraled out of control. Particularly when I had to explain three different shipping tropes to my brother. And found out that There She Is has a page.)
kd7sov: (glasses)
Hm. Images on my flist-view appear to be borked. The banner ad from the top shows up again where one of [livejournal.com profile] kippurbird's deviantArt pics should be, another is replaced by a youTube video [livejournal.com profile] adiva_calandia embedded in an entry that fell off the front page a while ago... Hm.

In other news, I've been continuing to (re)read the Deep Space 9 relaunch, and I've finally gotten to the point where I can get them directly from the local library system instead of Inter-Library Loans searching all over the country. Who knew Star Trek books aged so poorly? (For reference, these books have been coming out, a few per year, since 2001; the local library system has Book 1 of the two-book set that started it, and then... ah. Memory Beta tells me I'm mistaken; the majority were published 2001-04, with a gap and then a resurgence beginning last year. So the library is only actually missing the first two years.)

Also, some of you may recall that I'm watching Avatar. I'm now into season 3. My thoughts, let me show you them. )


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