Toph’s blindness was one of the most excellently handled aspects of AtLA because it wasn’t treated like a disability. So often in shows (and especially children’s animation) disabled characters are limited to apperances in “very special episodes” where the main characters have to learn a lesson that these people are capable “in spite of” their handicaps, like that episode of Kim Possible wherein Kim constantly stumbles over herself around Felix. This approach is often just as insulting as making them the butt of jokes, because it’s patronizing and it limits the amount of roles disabled characters are allowed to have.
Avatar challenged that stereotype with Teo, and then sent a giant middle finger its way by introducing Toph. She’s turned what would otherwise be a disability into an advantage, and she’s not afraid to crack jokes about it. She functions well enough that the other characters often forget that she is blind, but at the same time it’s an integral part of her bending and allows her to be the greatest earthbender ever. It sends a powerful message that having a physical disability does not make you less of a person, and often affords you a unique perspective that the so-called “normal” people never get to experience.
One of the many reasons I love this show.
I’ve reblogged this before, but I’m reblogging it again. Best character. <3
as both a Harmonizer and a Mixer, I now have yet another girlgroup to fangirl over. Welcome Beatz
Girlgroups taking over the world.
THE JAMES BOND HEADCANON IS SO STRONG
ARE YOU ALL HAPPY NOW
HE STILL DOES THAT WITH HER TINY HAND I AM SCREAMING
#there is going to come a time when she’ll be 14 years old with grown hands #and harry is still going to grab her hand and try to jam it in his mouth #’lux do you remember when you were little i used to munch on your hand all the time’ #’it was so cute do you remember huh your hand was so little’ #and she’ll be two seconds away from punching him in the mouth #’uncle harry you’re so embarrassing oh my god what if my friends see please stop you’re so lAME’ #i imagine he will be uncle harry he will insist on being uncle harry #she will have to introduce him to all her friends as uncle harry and every time he hears it he’ll be so pleased #he’s gonna be the most embarrassing godfather in the history of ashamed teenaged girls and it’s going to be great (x)
if a girl is angry about something and you blame it on her period, you deserve a high five
with a car
You’re on your period right?
I am a 17 year old boy
i love how you felt the need to add your age there
Everyone knows that boys don’t get their periods
until they’re 20 at least
I was expecting something bloody but this is so much better
oh my god this is adorable!! c: ty!! ily!!! <3
still the best thing thats ever come out of his mouth
okay well once again I am bored and I need distraction so:
-mbf me (bc once I hit 2k I’m doing a giveaway!!!)
-send me a question, wyr, fmk, whatever you want
and you will get:
song on shuffle:
flowers he’d give you + a picture of them
pls do this I’m beggiNg
So I got this yesterday
And I know you meant this
But all I could think