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These are the images I made for the end of our NYCC panel last week. I know these have already made the rounds on the internet, but I thought I should share them here for posterity and for the folks who might not have seen them. Much to my surprise, even my improvised farewell/thank you speech was transcribed and shared along with the images, which was really nice. Here are those words as well, edited by me to correct what my mumbling likely made unclear for the transcriber and/or to represent what I meant to say:

"This is a really big deal for us. It’s been twelve years since we came up with this whole Avatar universe together. Avatar means so many different things to so many different people. To me, when I think of the creation of it, I just think of me and Mike sitting at my computer in this little house I rented in Burbank. And we would just share the keyboard and take turns. And just over the span of two weeks we cracked open this universe together. And twelve and half years later it’s just blossomed into something so huge. And it’s such a big part of our lives and people’s all over the world. These characters are real to us. Not in a delusional way, but in an emotional way. They really mean a lot to me and I know to Mike as well. And we just want to say thanks."

The panel and the signing were an amazing experience and a fitting sendoff for the show, even though I agree with Janet, PJ, and Dave: this show will live on, beyond the release of its final episode, for a long time. And a huge thanks to you guys for all the awesome letters and gifts. The ATLA/LOK fandom is an amazing international community of thoughtful, warmhearted humans.

Love, Bryan

All us Spanish-speaking Korra fans be like

"So much power…in my hands…must resist…"

ATLA/LOK themed ‘treats’ I drew for fellow fans on the 31st :) Lots of fun!


“Long time no see,Avatar Korra.”

Seven years later, they meet in an unexpected occasions.


Sorry for complain again.

I really think bloodbending brothers should not be leave by this way.

All too hastily.

I can’t handle it…


Sorry guys, been busy. Bolin is sorry too.


殘暑-Late summer

Bloodbending brothers in Yukata.

The idea in my mind for a long time.

I think Tarrlok is very suitable to wear yukata ~haha


Isaia requested my version of Bolin and Mako’s parents.

So I was thinking and thinking and noticed that a lot of the artwork I’ve seen for their parents tended to give me these happy vibes. Like, I look at them and I can tell that they were/are in love and it got me thinking about… man, way back in middleschool, my writing class was asked to give these oral reports about how our parents got together and a good 90% of the class reported that their parents… actually did not like each other when they first met. Or even the 5th time they met.

Also people seem to love the idea of the parents being probenders. Which is great, and I love the idea too, but for this exercise’s sake, I decided to take things in another direction. And the first thing that came to mind was that maybe the parents weren’t well off. Maybe Mako learned his early lessons about how to cook, save and clean from his parents. Or maybe he learned it in self defense because his parents knew jack about saving.

So Mom is a hostess. She sleeps in the day, wakes crankily at night to ply assholes with drink until they give up all the contents of their wallets and then toddle home to their irritated wives. Dad is a dice roller. Kinda goofy, doesn’t know how to work out properly so he has a nicely developed guns and chest, but chicken legs. He thinks she’s standoffish and above herself. She thinks he’s loud, annoying and short.

But one night, after drinking far too much, she staggers out back to puke in an alley and she hates life so damn much, this job is clearly a dead end, she’s never going to be a dancer/singer… and he’s there smoking. He comes over and helps hold her hair back so she doesn’t get vomit in it. At that moment, when she’s wiping her face off and he’s waiting patiently for her to be done so they can both get back to their work, she thinks “He has warm hands. That’s very kind of him. I’m totally never going to sleep with him.” And he thinks, “She’s really pretty, even with vomit on her face.”

They don’t fall in love, but they do warm up to each other slowly and over time, she realizes he’s the best chance she’s got at hooking up with someone that isn’t either in a gang, or crazy. He thinks she looks even prettier without vomit on her face — even if she is a bit of a bitch. He kinda likes that she doesn’t mince words — her social awkwardness is kind of endearing in a rabid fox sort of way. Also, he’s getting too old and his parents are nagging him to get married already, dammit, and is ready to set him up with some girl he doesn’t like. They both think, “Hey, there’s nothing wrong with getting married with a friend, right? That’s already a step up from all those couples who don’t even like each other.” So they go for it, setting aside an afternoon to figure out a prenup. All their friends think they’re mercurial and crazy, but throw them a monster party anyway.

Living together isn’t easy, but over time, between fights and their inability to keep accounts properly, Mom goes out with friends and she listens to them complain about their boyfriends/husbands. As they spin out one horror story after another, she thinks to herself, maybe, just maybe, she really lucked out because damn her husband was nothing like the assholes her friends are all hooked up with. He’s a good man.

Months later, she’s vomiting into their brand spanking new bathroom with an actual private toilet (vs a communal one that they had at their old shitty place) at 4 in the morning, and he’s crawled out of bed to help her hold her hair back. And she’s worried, she’s sick or dying or something and his hands are warm. So she slips out with, “You’re the best. You know I love you, right?” He doesn’t laugh at her or say anything, though he gifts her with flowers later that day. A week later, at the doctor’s they discover she’s pregnant.

This time it’s her turn to hold his head while he keels over and nearly brains himself on a table. And it’s then that he finally tells her that he loves her too. They spend the next hour blissed out and holding each others hands until the nurses have finished making sure Dad isn’t more than a bit concussed and kicks them out to go home.

7.65 months later, Mako is born.

The end. 

best ever


Dee Bradley Baker reciting some of his lines as Tarrlok from The Legend of Korra

I was sitting outside the exhibition hall of Comic Con in my equalist cosplay next to a large group of cosplayers also portraying characters from the Avatar universe. Suddenly, a man who looked quite familiar approached all of us and said, “Hello, I’m Dee Bradley Baker and I-” before he even got to finish his introduction, I was off the floor, digging through my bag for paper, a sharpie, and my trusty Nikon. I knew exactly who he was. Only one of the coolest voice actors EVER. So, I handed him my paper and asked for an autograph and then handed him my signed Korra and A:TLA posters for autograph as well. I took a few pictures with him, and then, being the greedy little girl that I am, I asked him to recite any lines he could remember as Tarrlok. He was so humble and happy to do this for me, some crazy fan girl he’d never seen before and probably would never see again, that my respect for him soared. He smiled and laughed and signed more posters for other fans of his work. Then, when all the hubbub and craziness dwindled down, he gave us all one last wave, a few Pabu squeaks, and exited the lobby, blending in to the sea of people; one man who no one outside recognized as being one of the most talented VA’s of his time.

He was such a regular guy, unpolluted by his fame and talent. He was so kind and inspirational and truly got excited when he saw us fans of the show; HE walked up to US and gave an introduction. 

This was and will remain one of the coolest interactions I’ve ever had with someone of such fame and talent.



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PJ Bryne(Bolin) adding his own commentary during the table read at the LOK SDCC Panel. [x]

orz I would marry PJ.

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Waterbender Tarrlok

by the way,My favorite episode is 8!!!!!!


If I finish the korrlok doujin, I will show it for everybody on internet. 

I expect to finish it in mid-August~!



I hope these fabulous bending brothers are off happily penguin sledding in the spirit world.

“fabulous bending brothers”

“penguin sledding”

“spirit world”


(via theoriginalbeifong)


YOu Brother Traitor!!


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The Truth Revealed

Location: Wilderness, The Northern Water Tribe, The North Pole

They were so young…



I meant to say something about this when this episode came out, but I absolutely have to now. I wish I had a gif because seeing the animation makes it so much clearer.

Did anyone notice when this episode came out how… ASHAMED Tarrlok looked?

How horrified he was of what he’d done?

Before when I noticed it, I just thought, wow, maybe there is an ounce of human in Tarrlok after all.

But after the finale it all makes so much sense.

He told his father, “I never want to bloodbend again.” because after Noatak bloodbent him, he knew how horrible it felt, and he didn’t want to make his brother or anyone else feel that way again.

But here, because of the mess he’d gotten himself into in his personal vendetta against Amon, he HAD to bloodbend again to save himself, and he had to do it to a bug group of people.

I doubt he’d done that before.

And I think we can tell that all his life, from the time when he was a kid until now, he’s never wanted to use bloodbending, even for his own devices. When he first bloodbent Korra, I know it was rather horrifying, but honestly, I WILL defend him there — she was going to kill him. Plain and simple. If he hadn’t have stopped her, he would be dead.

From there, it spiraled out of control. I don’t think Tarrlok ever had ANY intention of bloodbending again even up to this point. In fact, considering his father stopped training him and then passed away, I don’t think he ever had the will or opportunity to bloodbend another human, at all, since his brother ran away. But the circumstances in this episode — admittedly, the ones he’d caused for himself by being a douchebag — forced him to. And here you can plainly see, it takes its toll on him. It becomes easier on him as he goes, as situations arise where he has to keep doing it, but it remains difficult.

Here we were thinking he was this totally evil dude who bloodbends people to enforce his will all the time, because he’s, y’know, Actual Douchebag Councilman Tarrlok. But in reality, he’s just a scarred little boy desperate to stop his world from tearing at the seams, and the only way to do that is to use the one ability that has completely ruined his life.


Can we rename him “Actual Hero Councilman Tarrlok” or

I second your opinion!

I initially thought he was only panicking. But my word, now my sentiments are in a tailspin…

(via theoriginalbeifong)

“Stay away from him.”

“Stay away from him.”

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