I enjoy many, many things, but here are just a few: comics (mostly Marvel), books, music, cracky humor, various fandoms and the dark shit that gets written within them (one day I'll make a list), all things that are shippable and maybe some that aren't, and aesthetically pleasing people, places, ideas, etc. I'm also double concentrating in IR and Gen-Sex/Women's Studies (with lots of Black Studies thrown into the mix sometimes?) so expect lots of that as well.
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I said I wouldn’t post anything without a lady in it all month but
It’s going to be kind of hard to write Damian fic for a while, because all I’ll be thinking of is the fact that he canonically won’t get to grow up.
He’ll never have a first kiss. He’ll always have a little bit of baby fat left in his cheeks, turning his indignant glowers chipmunky. He’ll never have his first big growth spurt. His voice will never change. Alfred will never hear Damian talking and mistake him for his father. Bruce will never have to teach him how to shave. He’ll never have to deal with the childhood trauma of a beloved pet dying—-an eventuality that Bruce had dreaded. There will be no teenage rebellions. He’ll never have a first love, or a wedding, or children. There will be no more firsts.
Damian Wayne will be ten years old forever. The one good thing—-his personal silver lining—-is that Damian Wayne: Age Ten will die knowing that he has proven his love and strength in a way that he knows his father will never forget.
He’ll die knowing that he is finally worthy of the name that he will never pass on, and the cowl that he’ll never wear. He’ll die knowing that he is a good soldier.
Uggggghhhh. It’s not that I even object to the basic idea that losing her bending could be the thing that winds up leading to her becoming a fully-realised Avatar, but it just sort of… happened. Like, “Oh no, your bending is gone, how completely terrible HA HA JK PSYCH here it is with extra bonus spiritual Avatar powers.”
Imagine if she’d lost her bending early in the series. Imagine if she’d actually had to learn to live without it; to live without her conception of herself as A Powerful Bender; to find new strengths to rely on; to learn that there’s more to life than that, and that there’s more to her. Imagine if she’d actually had to experience life as a non-bender, and come to understand them and the grievances they have!!! THAT would have been the ~openness to change~ that Aang was talking about. THAT would have helped her find her spiritual centre. THAT I can buy leading to a spiritual breakthrough - when Korra learns to believe in herself and not just her bending prowess, when she comes to realise that there’s more to being the Avatar than just having power over all four elements, and when she grows to understand that she’s everyone’s Avatar, that she stands for everyone, benders and non-benders alike.
I mean, a huge part of the last series, and of Aang’s path to becoming a fully-realised Avatar, was experiencing the variety of life all across the remaining nations, learning about who they are as people and where they’re coming from, and learning about the essential natures and philosophies of the other three elements. The LOGICAL NEXT STEP from a storytelling POV would be to have the new Avatar learn what it’s like to be a non-bender, because that too is a necessary perspective in bringing balance to the world.