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[Apr. 23rd, 2008|12:56 am]
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Avatar fandom, I'm trying to stay out of the Trailer Wank this time. Last time this happened, I got embroiled in it, and nobody won. So I'm honestly keeping my hands off.

But there's just one little thing that never fails to irk me.


I see this over and over and over and after a while I have to start to wonder what the hell these people are smoking.

For those of us who were raised by chimps and then failed Human Facial Expressions 101, here's a review: When one is disgusted, one's lips curl. One's nose wrinkles. One's eyebrows tilt upwards. Often one tilts ones heads so they are only looking at the object of their disgust out of one eye.

So, let's examine Katara's face, shall we?

1. Lips uncurled.

2. Nose unwrinkled.

3. Eyebrows untilted.

4. Looking straight at Aang.

And just for good measure, let us compare it with a screenshot of Katara, when she actually is disgusted: Note that all the above features are in play, except for the nose, which we will write off as stylistic license.

I don't care what your interpretation of the trailer is. I don't care what you ship. I don't care what you think will become canon. Really, I don't. And I certainly don't know what the context is on that scene, or how things will turn out. But regardless of context, regardless of theorizing, regardless of shipping, stop saying that Katara is 'recoiling in disgust' because that is straight up Not. Fucking. True.

[User Picture]From: inksmears
2008-04-23 05:16 am (UTC)
... That is clearly a SURPRISED expression. WTF, how could anyone think that even REMOTELY resembles an expression of disgust? o_O
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[User Picture]From: pikabot
2008-04-23 05:18 am (UTC)
I DO NOT KNOW? The fandom is made out of crazy and dumb. I mean I guess I could understand if they just miss-saw it when they saw it live once or something but at this stage in the game there is just no excuse.
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[User Picture]From: inksmears
2008-04-23 05:27 am (UTC)
Clearly. Jeez. I blame batshit shippers.
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[User Picture]From: amiraelizabeth
2008-04-23 05:49 am (UTC)
I didn't understand the whole "disgust" thing. She looked shocked and until we know the context we'll just have to wait and see.

But we can rule out disgust. She is not digusted by Aang. Hell, she suggested kissing him once!! She's kissed him numerous times on the cheek. She blushed after he kissed her the first time. They shared a smokin' hot dance and she got jealous. She said she liked his hair. They've hugged umpteen bazillion times.

So based on all of that Aang is apparently not this revolting, disgusting creature that makes her puke.

Shock? Maybe. Disgust? Hell no.

Edited at 2008-04-23 05:50 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: the_fox_bandit
2008-04-23 03:54 pm (UTC)
For those of us who were raised by chimps and then failed Human Facial Expressions 101, here's a review

lol lol lol. GOOD WAY TO PUT IT.

Excellent post.
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[User Picture]From: the_fox_bandit
2008-04-23 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, and by the way, Ali's hilarious spec imagination about this scene and "The Ember Island Players:"

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