How many of us here love anime? How many of us love Avatar: The Last Airbender?
And how many us haven’t watched The Legend of Korra yet?
Just me? Well, aren’t y’all accomplished?
By the way, isn’t that title just cringe-worthy? Anyway, I found this book tag on The Book Nut’s blog and well, it’s 11.39PM now and I’m still writing it. A little applause for this tiny bookworm and her dedication. But you’re not here for that, are you?
Original tag is from A Clockwork Reader.
Katara and Sokka- Best sibling relationship
Starr and Seven from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This is one of the underrated sibling relationships. It’s one of those relationships where the affection between the siblings is so evident. Actually, I love Starr’s entire family for how genuine they are.
“At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.”
Yue: Favorite Starcrossed Lovers
Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. As much as I loved the novel, Heathcliff and Catherine’s relationship was so unhealthy. Don’t even get me started.
“Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”
Blood bending: a book with a disturbing concept
1984 by George Orwell. And it wasn’t the world Orwell created that disturbed me. If you’ve read the ending, then you’ll know why this book disturbed me.
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
Toph – A character who’s strength surprised you/or surprised the other characters in the book
Narcissa Malfoy from the the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Yes, she was prejudiced, cold, and maybe even cruel. But her love for Draco made me believe that perhaps there was more to her than just as Lucius’s wife and a follower of Voldemort. Her ruthless nature surfaced when Draco was put in danger. As different as she is from Molly Weasley, there is no doubt in my mind that Narcissa is an equally selfless mother.
“There is nothing I wouldn’t do any more!“
The Tales of Ba Sing Se – best short story/poetry collection
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe. The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Pit and The Pendulum terrified my thirteen year old heart. The man is the Master of Horror.
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
Kioshi Warriors- Best warrior character
The Maidens of the Spear from the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I loved the Aiel warriors, for one, they’d rather walk than ride. Also, Maiden’s Kiss sounds like my kind of game.
Zuko- Best redemption arc/a redemption arc that should have happened
Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. He wasn’t exactly bad to begin with but, in the beginning, without hearing his side of the story we all assumed him to be a cold hearted and haughty aristocrat. He’s judgmental, hasty, and all in all, just an awkward dork.
“My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”
Iroh- Wisest character
Bathsheba Everdene from Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. An independent, stubborn, and passionate woman. Bathsheba did have her faults but, I think, many forget how hard she worked to make her farm successful. How she went to the market to make her deals even though she knew the men might not take her seriously. Bathsheba was feisty and unafraid of the status quo. It wasn’t a sword wielding ability that made her compelling to me, but her desire and determination to control her own fate.
“Well what I mean is that I shouldn’t mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without having a husband. But since a woman can’t show off in that way by herself, I shan’t marry-at least yet.”
Azula: Best downfall
Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Although I did not like Dorian Gray as a person, what happened to him in the end was so sudden, so swift, and just left me feeling…empty. Like, after everything. this is all it took for his downfall? I was so conflicted between – ha, he deserved it! and no, no, not my bae.
“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”
Appa- Favorite fictional animal
Cerberus. Considering I love mythology, I’m going to add this three-headed demon hound to my list. Oh, and let’s not forget the multiple serpents that come out of his body. My love for Cerberus is probably linked to Persephone. I imagine Cerberus being all puppy like when the Queen of the Underworld returns home.
Purest cinnamon roll
Matrim Cauthon from the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I can’t help. I’m a sucker for cheeky and mischievous boys. Though I’m not a fan of his gambling habits, considering he’ll always win, I don’t think I should complain. But don’t let his charming smiles fool you, because that boy’s got a darkness in him.
“I’m no lord. I’ve more respect for myself than that.”
Avatar state: A stubborn character/a character that struggles with letting go
Cersei Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire. Need I say more?
“Cersei is as gentle as King Maegor, as selfless as Aegon the Unworthy, as wise as Mad Aerys. She never forgets a slight, real or imagined. She takes caution for cowardice and dissent for defiance. And she is greedy. Greedy for power, for honor, for love.”
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I hope you enjoyed this list just as much as I enjoyed over-analyzing every book I’ve read. Are any of my answers similar to what you would have answered?
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