I always wonder what’s going through Zuko’s head in this moment.
Because you can tell in the moment he pauses before he speaks that he is having a lot of thoughts.
‘The fuck is he on? Is he being deprived of oxygen at this high altitude or just high? Is the moon a metaphor for something? Is he being poetic? Because that seemed awfully literal. Maybe we’re having a moment. I think we’re having a moment. Shit, I suck at moments. I should say something reassuring. But the fuck do you say to a guy who thinks his girlfriend is a celestial object?’
“…that’s rough, buddy.”
‘Fuck my life I’m the most awkward lion-turtle ever.’
Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords.
Mako: Korra, where’d you get this coconut shell? Korra: …I found it. Mako: Found it? They’re not native in Republic! How’d you find one in the fall? They’re tropical! Korra: Look, it doesn’t matter, all right? For all I know a toucan puffin carried it here. Mako: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? Protester: Well, it could be carried. Korra: Stay out of this, you — and tell us where Bolin is! Mako: What, a toucan puffin carrying a coconut? Protester: It could grip it by the husks. Mako: It’s not a matter of where it grips it, a five-ounce toucan puffin cannot carry a one pound coconut! Korra: Well it doesn’t matter. Tell us where Bolin is right now or I’ll rip out your esophagus and feed it to you. Protester: Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a toucan puffin needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right? Korra: Please! Protester:Am I right?
Protester: Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I’m being repressed! Korra: Bloody peasant! Protester: Oh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That’s what I’m on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw him, Didn’t you?
THIS IS EVERYTHING I WANTED AND MORE
NO FUCKING WORDS OH MY GOD
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT OF WHEN HE YELLED THAT THE AVATAR WAS OPPRESSING HIM.