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20 January 2008 @ 11:54 am
NEW MAIKO FAN, HELLO  
I SHIP MAIKO NOW.

CONTINUE TO INDOCTRINATE ME PLZ.

I DID NOT SHIP ZUTARA BEFORE. I WAS MORE INTO SOKO. SLIGHT CURIOSITY IN ZUTARA. BUT MOSTLY INTO GEN ZUKO. AND IROH. AND WAS MORE INTERESTED IN AZULA/TY LEE/MAI "DANGEROUS LADIES" OT3. BUT THE CANON, IT OVERWHELMS ME. AND I THINK I'M MAKING PEACE WITH MAI "SETTLING" WITH ZUKO--YES, I WAS AND AM STILL MORE DISTURBED OVER MAI POSSIBLY BEING JUST A LOVE INTERESTE AFTER ALL--WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME I SAW HER PULL OUT THE KNIVES OF AWESOME? WAS IT "THE BEACH?" I MISS MY DAGGER GIRL.

BUT I HAVE COME TO REALIZE THAT HER LOVE FOR ZUKO IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF HER CHARACTER (JUST AS AANG'S LOVE FOR KATARA). POINTS HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT HER EMOTIONLESS NATURE, ESPECIALLY IN "THE BEACH," AND AGAIN IN THAT EPISODE, IT CLARIFIES--ZUKO TOUCHES HER HEART THE MOST. SO, YEAH, LOVE FOR HIM--PART OF HER CHARACTER.

THAT, AND MAIKO CAME AT A TIME WHEN I WAS ALL, "BUT ZUKO AND IROH NEED TO RECONCILE!" SO I WAS A LITTLE LESS RECEPTIVE--LESS ROMANCE, MORE GEN, I THOUGHT!

BUT, AGAIN, ALL'S GOOD; AGAIN, PLEASE CONTINUE TO INDOCTRINATE ME.
 
 
 
Nathan: Maikomelengro on January 20th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
YEAH BUT IT'S NOT LIKE THE CONSTANT MAIKOUTS SOMEHOW DETRACT FROM MAI'S KNIFE-THROWING ABILITIES.

I'M SURE THAT ZUKO TOTALLY SUPPORTS HER KNIFING OF SHIT AND HER GENERAL SUBVERSION OF TRADITIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF TEENAGED GIRLS.

NOT THAT THE FIRE NATION IN GENERAL REALLY GIVES A SHIT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
greedyslayer: clapgreedyslayer on January 20th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
I RATHER LOVE HOW CLEVER MAIKOUTS SOUND IN THE WORDING.

AND OF COURSE ONE OF THE POINTS FOR MAIKO IS THAT ZUKO AND MAI BOND OVER THE KNIVES AND NINJA SKILLS (SEE BLUE SPIRIT IN AND OUT OF COSTUME).

I'D LIKE A FN CONCRETE ON WHAT THEY THINK TEENAGED GIRLS SHOULD DO, 'CAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE THAT, FROM WHAT WE'VE SEEN FROM THE SHOW, THEY'RE FORWARD THINKING WITH WOMEN--WE DON'T SEE ANY OLD FOLK COMPLAINING ABOUT TY LEE AND MAI'S AND AZULA'S MAD SKILLS (THOUGH MAYBE AZULA DOESN'T COUNT, 'CAUSE SHE'S ROYALTY, AND FOR FN, THAT MEANS POWERFUL IN EVERY WAY).
Nathan: Maikomelengro on January 21st, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
WE'VE SEEN WOMEN EMPLOYED AS SOLDIERS IN VARIOUS WARDENSHIP AND GENDARMERIE CAPACITIES (MING, THOSE WOMEN IN THE HEADBAND, &C.). I THINK THAT IN GENERAL THE FIRE NATION IS MORE FORWARD-THINKING THAN OTHER NATIONS IN RE WOMEN'S LIB--DEFINITELY MORE SO THAN THE NORTHERN WATER TRIBE, AND PROBABLY MORE SO THAN MOST PARTS OF THE EARTH KINGDOM AS WELL.
greedyslayer: To Buffygreedyslayer on January 21st, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
I FIND IT IRONIC: THE CONQUERING FIRE NATION--BRINGING EQUALITY WITH WOMEN TO THEIR NEWLY CONQUERED LANDS. ("YOUR WOMEN DON'T BEND? OMFG, LOOK AT OUR PRINCESS!")
Fox: [avatar] Mai/Zuko - facing the futurethe_fox_bandit on January 21st, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
LINKS TO MAI/ZUKO ESSAYS AND WHATNOT:

http://the-fox-bandit.livejournal.com/18656.html

FORGIVE THE LAPSCOCK LINK.
greedyslayer: swirl and headbandgreedyslayer on January 21st, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
OOH, I LOVE INTERESTING ESSAYS ON FANDOM LIKE AVATAR, PIRATES, SW, BUFFY, ETC., ETC.

THANKS!
Fox: [avatar] Dweeeeebthe_fox_bandit on January 21st, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
ALSO I BET YOU THAT MAI WILL BE BUSTING OUT THE KNIVES SOON WHEN SHE GOES TO BETRAY AZULA OUT OF HER EPIC LOVE FOR ZUKO.

MAIKO = MOAR FIGHTING AS FAR AS THE END OF SEASON 3 IS CONCERNED.
Nathan: Maikomelengro on January 21st, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
I HOPE WITH ALL MY HEART THAT THIS WILL LEAD TO EPIC BACK-TO-BACK FIGHTING, LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN KATAANG TANDEM BENDING AND THAT AWESOME SHIT IN THE THIRD PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN MOVIE. THAT WOULD MAKE MY HEART EXPLODE AND NO AMOUNT OF ASPIRIN, VIOXX, OR INTERFERON COULD SAVE ME.

AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT TO.
greedyslayer: THE SMIRKgreedyslayer on January 21st, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
3RD PIRATES WAS FUN, AND THOUGH I DON'T REALLY CARE FOR WILL/ELIZABETH, BARBOSSA MARRYING THEM WAS FTW--AND IT WOULD BE NEAT IF ZUKO AND MAI GOT MARRIED DURING BATTLE TOO. XP