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Taang General Discussion
« on: January 20, 2013, 05:26:28 PM »
just cuz there is no taang thread here D:

have some taang~

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Re: taang~
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 04:41:18 AM »
TAANG <3

I love this ship so much. I know it would never work out, but I still love their dynamic.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 06:29:26 PM »
I used to ship Taang during The Blind Bandit.  Not during any other episode, but during The Blind Bandit, I shipped them like WHOA.

And then I finally got the joke in Bitter Work (yes, I know, I'm slow) and now the thought of them together romantically makes me physically hurt.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 06:48:59 PM »
Yeah, that "Air Beats Rock" one is a pretty good example of why I can't see them romantically at all. And the "arrested for annoying" doesn't help either. If actor!Toph from EIP (aka "human Massimo") did that stuff to actor!Aang (a girl playing a boy) and they were implied to be together I have no doubt it would be decried as creepy and abusive.
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Re: taang~
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 06:49:44 PM »
I friendship Taang.

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 06:50:21 PM »
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Re: taang~
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 07:04:20 PM »
I friendship Taang.

Precisely.  Aang and Toph have a great friendship, they're like the sibling the other never had.

Once upon a time, I could see them in a romantic light (it was largely DJNS's fault). With the whole magical-vision-in-a-swamp, moonlit-walks-through-the-Bei-Fong-estate stuff... that was some potentially shippy stuff.  But once I realized that they had turned her entire training method into a spirit-breaking metaphor for castration... well, that shut down the shippy feels like that.

Their dynamic works so well as a brother/sister dynamic, much like Zuko and Katara do, but romance between them would frustrate her and psychologically damage him. So... nope. No thank you.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 07:07:18 PM »

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Re: taang~
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 07:19:54 PM »
I friendship Taang.

Precisely.  Aang and Toph have a great friendship, they're like the sibling the other never had.

Once upon a time, I could see them in a romantic light (it was largely DJNS's fault). With the whole magical-vision-in-a-swamp, moonlit-walks-through-the-Bei-Fong-estate stuff... that was some potentially shippy stuff.  But once I realized that they had turned her entire training method into a spirit-breaking metaphor for castration... well, that shut down the shippy feels like that.

Their dynamic works so well as a brother/sister dynamic, much like Zuko and Katara do, but romance between them would frustrate her and psychologically damage him. So... nope. No thank you.
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Re: taang~
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2013, 07:29:29 PM »
Yes, what Melon said, except I've never even seen them in the slightest romantic light. The closest I've come is fearing that Bryke would turn it into a romance triangle between Aang/Toph/Katara when I first watched. Luckily, they didn't.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013, 07:39:36 PM »
The closest I've come is fearing that Bryke would turn it into a romance triangle between Aang/Toph/Katara when I first watched.

That's extra hilarious because that's almost how the story went.

Except it wasn't gonna be Aang they were fighting over: it was gonna be Katara.  Because Toph was originally gonna be a boy.  And he and Katara were gonna have a flirty thing going on, and it was gonna irritate Aang like whoa.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2013, 07:40:27 PM »
The closest I've come is fearing that Bryke would turn it into a romance triangle between Aang/Toph/Katara when I first watched.

That's extra hilarious because that's almost how the story went.

Except it wasn't gonna be Aang they were fighting over: it was gonna be Katara.  Because Toph was originally gonna be a boy.  And he and Katara were gonna have a flirty thing going on, and it was gonna irritate Aang like whoa.

Luckily, that didn't make it to the final script either!

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Re: taang~
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2013, 07:41:46 PM »
The closest I've come is fearing that Bryke would turn it into a romance triangle between Aang/Toph/Katara when I first watched.

That's extra hilarious because that's almost how the story went.

Except it wasn't gonna be Aang they were fighting over: it was gonna be Katara.  Because Toph was originally gonna be a boy.  And he and Katara were gonna have a flirty thing going on, and it was gonna irritate Aang like whoa.

Luckily, that didn't make it to the final script either!
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Re: taang~
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2013, 07:47:34 PM »
Katoph would have been hilariously terrible.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2013, 02:09:16 PM »
haha, i beg to differ :D

i find that they can complement each other~
at the start yeah, they do seem to have a rocky relationship, but i think gradually it eventually improves each other as individuals
aang learns how to faces his problems head on and learns to stand up more
toph learns to be more emphatic, learns to trust, etc.

i may be biased, but that's what i think anywayz :P

don't get me wrong tho, i also adore kataang and i'm totally happy with canon~

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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2013, 04:48:53 PM »
Yeah, Aang definitely gets better at "thinking like an earthbender" and Toph opens up a lot, but I still don't see them as being romantically compatible. They make awesome friends, and I love their friendship a lot.  But even well into season 3, she's still socking him one for openly showing emotion, making fun of him for being comfortable with his "feminine" side, and just generally degrading a lot of the things that make Aang so wonderfully Aang.  That's fine in a friendship, because that's what friends do (especially friends with such a fraternal relationship as Aang and Toph), but I cannot even describe how toxic that kind of dynamic is in a romantic relationship.  I've seen almost exactly that relationship play out in real life, and it ended with people getting really, really hurt and left emotionally scarred in the aftermath.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2013, 11:46:51 PM »
I think having them in a romantic relationship would be interesting....but I'd prefer a tragic Taang romance, because I know a relationship wouldn't work out in the long run.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2013, 12:19:44 AM »
Yeah, Aang definitely gets better at "thinking like an earthbender" and Toph opens up a lot, but I still don't see them as being romantically compatible. They make awesome friends, and I love their friendship a lot.  But even well into season 3, she's still socking him one for openly showing emotion, making fun of him for being comfortable with his "feminine" side, and just generally degrading a lot of the things that make Aang so wonderfully Aang.  That's fine in a friendship, because that's what friends do (especially friends with such a fraternal relationship as Aang and Toph), but I cannot even describe how toxic that kind of dynamic is in a romantic relationship.  I've seen almost exactly that relationship play out in real life, and it ended with people getting really, really hurt and left emotionally scarred in the aftermath.

This.  :)

If you want "tragic" and "Taang" in the same story, you can always read...::shudder::...Voldemort.

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Re: taang~
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2013, 03:36:45 AM »
Hehe, Voldemort is definitely a good read if you want tragic and Taang...  I'm so glad I quit while I was ahead with that one, because at least I don't have to go through the months-long recovery process...

 

       
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