Someone please sum up what I need to know for chemistry and algebra 2 and French 1 and world history
h2o, a2 + b2 = c2, oui oui baguette eiffel tower, obama
I think that Original Airbenders confirmed the suspicion I’ve had for a long time; that Kya and Bumi really do not understand what it means to be in Tenzin’s position.
Kya goes on about how there were “like a million guru’s, why would I even remember one of them like c’mon” and “that long, boring tale who the heck cares about that amirite”, while Tenzin is trying to teach his new students essential knowledge about his culture, stories he has studied and memorized years ago, probably. Meanwhile Bumi doesn’t concentrate or care to do the hard work, and even pokes fun at Tenzin’s teaching methods - yes, Bumi might be “a natural leader” while his brother isn’t, but Tenzin was never a leader by choice, he never had that choice.
Everything Bumi and Kya are off-offhandedly dismissing is something Tenzin grew up having to learn or would have taken upon himself to learn out of assumed responsibility. He was never a part time member of daddy’s culture, he could not neglect the boring stuff that didn’t suit his liking - because if he didn’t memorize each and every Guru, who on earth would?
Keep in mind that it was Kya and Bumi who last season went on and on about how they felt excluded from the air nation and wanted to be part of their father’s legacy. It seems suggested that neither of them have really done that much to be part of it, really be part of it, to the extent Tenzin had to. It might have something to do with not feeling welcome in their childhood, that’s a possibility, but regardless I don’t think they at all understand what being ‘the last airbender’ has meant to Tenzin his entire life.
Training with dad wasn’t just goofing around on fun vacations. It was long field trips to all the air temples, and learning everything about their culture and history including the boring stuff. It was realizing that your father bore the colossal grief that only a sole survivor of a genocide can understand, it was being included in that grief and understanding you alone had the responsibility, the ability to give dad hope for the future. It was studying and training endlessly. It was boredom and memorizing long stories and facts. It was worrying and stressing about whether you’d ever be good enough. It was anxiety and distress when you realized that there were some things you would never do sufficiently (and that there was no one else to have your back). It was sacrifices and end relationships and loneliness and trying to fit into a path in life thrust upon you, not making a life that suited you.
That is perhaps my favorite thing about Bumi gaining airbending, because while it is true that Tenzin idealized Aang and the legacy he left him, I don’t think he is alone in that. I think that Kya and Bumi have no idea what Tenzin has gone through, why Aang gave him ‘special attention’ and that both of them needs to get an insight into Tenzin’s reality before they can really say they want to be part of it.
when you go to school with racists, sexists, bigots, morons and you have to listen to their shit every day
when you finally graduate and those people are out of your life for good
God I bet..
I bet Sam fucking LOVES having guests. So he actually made a fucking massive breakfast for them, and he doesn’t know what these guys eat - Natasha’s tiny, so Sam makes a fruit salad, but then, maybe Steve (who’s huge) likes fruit salad too, so he ends up with a punchbowl full of fruit. But then also waffles and pancakes, and eggs… though who knows how these people eat their eggs? Sam likes scrambled, but he boils some just in case, and sets up a frying pan in case either of them wants fried. Better put some water on to boil in case someone wants poached…. While he has the eggs out, might as well make french toast. But then actually, Natasha’s european, right? They like that weird-ass continental breakfast shit, so he rolls up some little bits of ham and cheese, which looks weird without croissants and muffins and whatnot so he nips out to get some. And some juice. And some tea. And some hair straighteners.
And so Natasha eats a few bits of everything, but Steve… well Steve grew up during a time where you did not waste food - clearing your plate is ingrained in him, so. Yeah, he did have a big breakfast. He had all the breakfast.
And some hair straighteners.
when you’re too full but the food is so good you just keep eating it