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Two Full Moons
I’ve begun learning some Tai Chi. Judging from his Waterbending, Master Pakku strikes me as the most traditional wielder of Tai Chi, and this particular form strikes me as a quite similar to a basic technique I learned called two full moons.
Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Eight: Beginnings, Part 2
Location: Convergence Grounds, Spirit World (10,000 years in the past)▲42 | reblog
Book Two: Spirits, Chapter Seven: Beginnings, Part 1
To The Source
Location: Korra’s Psychic Plane, Spirit World
I thought Kuruk’s role in advising Korra befit their shared trait of Water…and I loved the imagery: Korra set in water to soothe her spirit, directed down into the depths by her Water Tribe predecessor…▲27 | reblog
Hired Hands + Waterbending
I really loved seeing the return of Viper as Triple Threat boss in the stead of Lightning Bolt Zolt, now bendingless. I also thought the bargaining plea for the return of Shady Shin’s bending clicked quite well: of course Korra withheld restoration of the bending to widely known criminals.
Such Waterbending mastery here! Great to see it in opposition of our ‘heroes.’ Viper had Mako, no doubt from the nocturnal advantage, yet either way I greatly enjoyed this, so here have a gifset.
EDIT: Oh and I included the first gif since those Waterbenders weren’t in fact Northerners but thugs disguised as Waterbenders of the Norther Tribe. See, hence the Hired Hands bit.▲59 | reblog
Air into Water
Favorite Waterbending move hitherto demonstrated by my boo, Korra.▲3020 | reblog
Korra + Water + Peacekeepers
Going for some color contrast here…
I adored Korra’s scenes on the seas, and I must say her ostensibly ineffectual Spiritbending still has my interests piqued. How and why!?▲45 | reblog
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Aang & Waterbending in the Finale 1/2
As it may be well known, I adore Waterbending. Check the url haha.
I’ve created this gifset (and the one to follow) as homage to Aang’s use of Waterbending in his final duel with Ozai. A bit of analysis to boot: notice how, prior Aang’s reforged access to the Avatar State, Ozai viciously pursues the young Avatar when he makes contact with a sizable water source and attempts to Waterbend against him. The obtrusive positivity of Ozai’s jing in these instances betrays nervousness, suspicion of opposition given by opposite element, and truth is, the single, successful counteroffensive Aang makes before he enters the Avatar State happens to be when he redirects the waterfall and douses Ozai’s offensive front of flames.
Ozai plays demagogical aggressor in the next encounter as well: he divebombs the Avatar and runs Aang right off the surface of that lake. Given a less pant-wettingly terrifying opponent, any more offensive/strategic Waterbender would have dove beneath the lake’s waves and orchestrated a rebuttal to Ozai’s barrage. Spirits know it would’ve taken quite a lot more fire for Ozai to exhaust and evaporate hundreds or even thousands of feet in depth of water.