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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 08:48:45 PM »
My Kataang story is boring.  I was 13 when ATLA premiered, and I watched it religiously (although I must confess, thanks to some complications in my life I did end up not seeing everything that happened after... eh, probably The Puppetmaster or around that, until just a few months ago, because I am lame and wandered off to other fandoms for a very long time), and from literally the very first moment that Aang woke up in her arms and those two crazy kids both looked unnaturally happy to see a total stranger, there just wasn't any question. There was literally not one single doubt in my mind that these two were going to end up together.

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Melon, one does not simply stop watching Avatar mid-season three.

I think that's why, during the original run (or at least, as much of the original run as I followed, seeing as I missed most of season 3), I wasn't a hardcore shipper. I loved their relationship and I was excited to see it unfold, but I wasn't obsessed about it because there was just no doubt at all in my mind that they would be together when all was said and done.  And then I came back, rewatched the series a few months back, fell in love with the story all over again, and realized just how amazing and deep their relationship is on so many levels, and it just inspired the shipper in me.

That's true. I thought Kataang was adorably awesome while watching the show. Then I came to the fandom, re-watched the show a few times, and I discovered that not only is it adorable and awesome, but if you look closely enough, it's just amazingly amazing and perfectly perfect. And the best ever.

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 08:53:04 PM »
Melon, one does not simply stop watching Avatar mid-season three.

They do if their mother has a potentially fatal brain tumor and they spend a ridiculous amount of time in the hospital.

...if you look closely enough, it's just amazingly amazing and perfectly perfect. And the best ever.

This. It is truth.

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2013, 01:46:27 AM »
I started shipping Kataang when I first saw the first episode (when it aired) at that part where Aang wakes up, sees Katara and gasps. Immediately, I'm like "Love interest." But I wasn't an avid crazy Kataanger when I started watching. That wasn't till I really got into the fandom in the gap between seasons 2 and 3.


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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2013, 01:28:07 AM »
My story is simple. I started shipping Kataang as soon as Aang saw Katara in the first episode. Something just clicked in my brain, and I literally said to myself, "They are going to end up together." I am not kidding. I said those words as I was watching the moment unfold. I have shipped Kataang ever since. :)

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2013, 01:53:21 AM »
Mine is actually pretty funny.

My first time around, I wasn't a shipper at all.  I honestly had NO preferences.  As time went on I had a feeling Kataang was going to be endgame, but I had absolutely no opinion on it.  Katara could've ended up with him, with Haru (which I thought would happen for a bit), Hell, even with Zuko and I wouldn't have really cared.  I was invested in the story and the animation and the overall friendship of the kids, and actually found them a little young for romance, so I didn't really care one way or the other.

Then the series finale happened.

I can pinpoint the exact moment.  There I was, watching the last scene of Sozin's Comet, and Aang walks outside to watch the sunset.  And I found myself going, "...but, wait, they're gonna close that Aang and Katara loop, right?  They're not just gonna leave that hanging out there."

And then Katara followed him out onto the balcony, and suddenly, in ONE SPLIT SECOND, my apathy just VANISHED.  I SNAPPED erect, leaned forward, literally pointed my finger at the TV screen and said, OUT LOUD, "IF THESE TWO DO NOT KISS, I AM GOING TO BE F*****G PISSED."

And then they kissed, and I squeed, and it was upon my SECOND time around, the rewatch, that I fell HEAD OVER FREAKING HEELS.  Combine that rewatch with some AMAZING fanfiction and obsessive online fandom exploration, and PRESTO - the number one OTP of all time was born.

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2013, 11:56:14 PM »


Aang: "So all you need to do is trust in love to get through these caves?"
Chong: "That is correct, Master Arrowhead."
Aang: [He looks at Katara] "We can make it."

That was it for me...


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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2013, 06:17:46 AM »
*cries over Kataang*

*cries over everybody's shipdom stories*

*mostly cries over Kataang*

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2013, 04:35:44 PM »
*cries over Kataang*

*cries over everybody's shipdom stories*

*mostly cries over Kataang*
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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2013, 06:14:56 PM »
It was love at first sight for me. When Aang opened his eyes to see Katara's beautiful blue eyes i knew then that they were destined to be together. heh cheesy i know what can ya do love is love.

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2013, 06:24:51 PM »
It was love at first sight for me. When Aang opened his eyes to see Katara's beautiful blue eyes i knew then that they were destined to be together. heh cheesy i know what can ya do love is love.
Did you see the airing of the first episode way back in 05?

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2013, 07:41:32 PM »
It was love at first sight for me. When Aang opened his eyes to see Katara's beautiful blue eyes i knew then that they were destined to be together. heh cheesy i know what can ya do love is love.
Did you see the airing of the first episode way back in 05?
I sure did. I watched this show from start to finish. I am pretty sure other kataangers here were drawn to the ship from the first episode.
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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2013, 07:59:09 PM »
It was love at first sight for me. When Aang opened his eyes to see Katara's beautiful blue eyes i knew then that they were destined to be together. heh cheesy i know what can ya do love is love.
Did you see the airing of the first episode way back in 05?
I sure did. I watched this show from start to finish. I am pretty sure other kataangers here were draw to the ship from the first episode.

That's pretty cool! There's not just a whole TON of people who can say they've watched it from the very beginning. Not that I've heard at least.

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2013, 08:09:42 PM »
It was love at first sight for me. When Aang opened his eyes to see Katara's beautiful blue eyes i knew then that they were destined to be together. heh cheesy i know what can ya do love is love.
Did you see the airing of the first episode way back in 05?
I sure did. I watched this show from start to finish. I am pretty sure other kataangers here were draw to the ship from the first episode.

That's pretty cool! There's not just a whole TON of people who can say they've watched it from the very beginning. Not that I've heard at least.
That's true alot of fans have gotten into the show later then most. I admit with Korra i got in later because i didn't have access to digital cable. So i had to find an online source to watch the spinoff/sequel series. Even then kataang is still hinted in it hence the cloudbabies and Tenzin's kids and one them reminds me of Aang. sorry for getting off topic there hopefully this comment is remotely related to kataang heh.

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2013, 09:42:06 PM »
I got into ATLA really late. XD But I shipped Kataang almost right away. ^^

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2013, 11:59:51 PM »
"Kataang? Who can't like Kataang? It's just like a default click into your brain, that's what it is. Kataang and I were best buddies from day one."
If you put Korra and Asami next to each other in any given situation I will automatically assume that you like Korrasami, and then we'll be best friends.

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2013, 12:48:57 AM »
Heehee! I concur! But Kataang isn't everyone's cup of tea, so to speak. XD

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2013, 12:50:27 AM »
Heehee! I concur! But Kataang isn't everyone's cup of tea, so to speak. XD
Well lets just say that those people aren't my cup of tea, either. xD

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2013, 12:53:35 AM »
Heehee. Understandable. ^^'

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2013, 12:57:51 AM »
I'm kidding, of course. If someone ships Katara and Aang with someone else, I won't hold it against them. That's a lie. I'll totally hold it against them. XDDD

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Re: What made you start shipping Kataang?
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2013, 01:03:02 AM »
Heehee! Well, to each their own. I don't think I could ever ship either of them with someone else, but the other ships don't bother me as they once might have. XD

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