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Archsage wrote:Well now, in light of what Mindbender posted, I'm definitely looking forward to this guy's story (if he rejected the Movie's direction) and actually know about Avatar. I'm a little skeptical as his focus seemed to be only on the "asian-ness" of the series (and I'm sure that everyone here could agree with me that Avatar: The Last Airbender was a lot more than just 'reflective of Asian culture'), as well as his art-style. But if he tries his best to remain true to the animated series, the story will be pretty good, I presume.
Archsage wrote:That's all fine and good, but again, (and likely because he is Asian himself), I'm weary of his explicit focus on the subject. I'm sure it was more than a "bonus" to the shows points. Notice how his comments all revolved around that specific context -- even his, albiet comical, analysis of the show's overarching plot-line revolved around the "Asian-ness" of the series. Even more, his reason for not wanting to watch the Movie was centralized on "Asian-ness" more so than anything else (as was exemplified in this comic of his). I would argue that if Avatar: The Last Airbender was not set in an "Asian Fantasy World", he would not be anywhere near as interested in this series as he is now.
Mindbender wrote:There is no reason he shouldn't like the deep respect and love the show demonstrates of Asian culture and that that can't be one of many good reasons for him to like the show.
Archsage wrote:So surely you can see my concern is reasonable... or do you still disagree with me?
Archsage wrote:But if he tries his best to remain true to the animated series, the story will be pretty good, I presume.
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