Don’t tell me. We’re about to go over a huge waterfall
sharp rocks at the bottom?
bring it on
The cultures which inspired Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Air Nomads - The Monasteries of Tibet
- Water Tribe - The Inuit
- Earth Kingdom - Imperial China
- Fire Nation - Pre-Meiji Japan
This is stunning…ugh think how STELLAR A CULTURALLY ACCURATE AND IMPRESSIVE LIVE ACTION MOVIE COULD HAVE BEEN!
Also, I’d like to say, that there are many other cultural elements that influence these fictional nations. The Fire Nation has many recognizably Southeast Asian elements, in the dress, architecture, cuisine, etc.
Also, different parts of the Earth Kingdom are evidently influenced by different East Asian cultures. Some parts are obviously Korean, in dress, architecture, cuisine, etc. The Foggy Swamp is influenced by bayou culture. There are manifold cultural references in the Earth Kingdom, appealing to its diversity.
The Northern Water Tribe city has architecture like this world’s most famous waterborne city, Venice! Overall though, the dress, architecture (elsewhere), cuisine, etc. tend to be N. Native American (not just Inuit).
It may be hard to believe since Book 3 hasn’t even aired yet (SOON!), but we just had the final Korra animatic meeting this afternoon for the Book 4 series finale episode. It’s been bittersweet saying goodbye to so many amazing crew members as their teams have rolled off the production these last few weeks. Pictured here, left to right: Melchior Zwyer (director), Lauren Montgomery (supervising producer), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Ki-Hyun Ryu (supervising producer), me, Owen Sullivan (assistant director), and Mike. In hindsight, I wish we had lined up this shot so it looked like the Mac desktop tiger’s ears were sprouting from Mike’s head.
P.S. Though we had the animatic meeting, that still means there’s a TON of work left to do on Book 4. That is still part of the pre-production process.
jinkies? jinkies. isn’t that a breakfast cereal or something?
As a special present for Bikini Armor Battle Damage first anniversary, I present to you: Female Armor BINGO!
Feel free to use as a reference to quantify how ridiculous any female armor is.
edit: Updated the link into downloadable PDF!
Breakdown of all the squares under the cut.