inkasrain asked: The Fire Letter (that's what I'm calling it) certainly does look true... but what did Ozai and Azula chat about in their "dignified" 30-minute conversation? Could Ozai be pulling the strings here, beyond even what (poor?) Azula knows?
Certainly possible, of course. Judging from The Promise, though, I think we have a lot more to investigate in this plot than what we know now. But we did get an Appa Fight, which made Issue 1 infinitely awesome.
It's Podcast Time! -
Quick note, animation fans!
Patches and I were wondering why there wasn’t an Adventure Time podcast in the spirit of Republic City Dispatch. Not only do we think it’s a great show, but it’s about to go up on Netflix Instant, which is going to open the show up to a larger, more critical audience.
SO - we’ve assembled a group of all star internet people to start pushing out some Adventure Time fandom/discussion/podcasting.
You know Patches and Myself, but we’ve also got Mike Sampson of ScreenCrush, Scott Beggs of Film School Rejects and the Broken Projector podcast, and Michelle Said a freelance writer/editor of note currently plugging away at BrightWall/DarkRoom.
We’ll be joined by other luminaries of the podcasting and internet world and YOU BET we’re going to get as many people involved in making Adventure Time as humanly (or Dog-ly) possible!
Just letting you all know in case someone out there is ready for ADVENTURE TIME!
naturallyunnaturallycurious asked: Why in the name of Tui, La, and Agni are we taking at face value a document that was found on Azula's person? Maybe it wasn't forged, but just the fact that she had it made me side-eye it so hard it wasn't funny.
I guess the counter argument from me would be: Does it seem like Azula is sane enough to master-mind this craziness? She seems pretty far gone hallucinating her mother. So if we think we’re being jerked around, we’re being jerked around by the character…which I’m fine with.
Like the best lies, this one looks like a truth.
Anonymous asked: I don't think fighting (hitting things) with soundbending would make sense. Wouldn't it be more efficient to use plain airbending? The best combat option I can see is using it to confuse and stun enemies. More interesting are the non-combat options: silencing footsteps and conversations for stealth, amplifying sounds to listen in on conversations or send and receive long distance messages,etc. Air monks could also add reverb, phasing, and other voice effects to do something like throat singing.
At some point last season when we were speculating on specialized forms of bending, someone brought up how Airbenders really don’t suck or knock the air out of people. AND there’s air in everything. Like in your blood - which is why entering the vacuum of space is so bad for you (over 18? Watch Event Horizon!). Sound would be cool, but there’s lots of combat-ready air possibilities from my seat.
inkasrain asked: I'll phrase this as obliquely as possible: What are your thoughts on the earthquake-like information exposed at the end of "The Search, Part One"? Red-herring, or real McCoy? Canon-compliment, or plot-implosive? Either way, where do we go from here?
I think it makes sense in terms of what we know about the Zuko/Ozai relationship in A:TLA. It also makes sense considering we knew Ozai was kind of crazy, but not Agni-Kai on his first born son kind of crazy. Now we know where THAT crazy came from. This oblique enough?
Anonymous asked: Jazmyne here! Just read the Search Part 1 and I fell out of my chair! WOW! I did think it might happen, since Azula said she had enough proof to take the throne back. I could only think of one reason for her to say that, and that's how it ended, with THAT reason. Crazy stuff to absorb. And I'd love to hear what RCD thinks about that revelation, and if it's really true!
All I remember thinking is that Ozai’s hatred of Zuko in A:TLA suddenly make a TON more sense.
SQUEEEEEE! That Republic city back there or?
Book 2 color correction with Eska and Bolin.
d-lyte asked: Are you guys going to be reviewing the Search in parts, or all together like the promise? You guys are awesome at reviewing and discussion, thats why i ask.
Good question! That is the current discussion amongst the three hosts. We have a few ideas about what the rest of the “off-season” podcast episodes are going to be and right now we’re debating on splitting The Search up.
Personally, I’d rather do it all as a bundle, but if we start to get the idea that The Search isn’t going to wrap up by the time Book 2 starts (or if ideas in The Search inform Book 2), we’ll make sure everyone is working from the same source material as we move forward.
But - IT’S A HARD CHOICE! Like I said, the last page of The Search is a doozy, plot-wise, for the entire series up to this point.
infinite-ugh asked: Pretty sure we've already seen the specialized Airbending form: Meelo's Fartbending.
Anonymous asked: My friends and I have speculated the specialized form of Airbending will be sound. I think it could have some pretty awesome possibilities.
Every time I think of sound as a weapon, I think of the Hulk Thunder Clap from The Incredible Hulk. But that’s why I have Korra, right? To show me how I’m missing the awesomeness of the core concept? : )