||[Apr. 23rd, 2008|12:56 am]
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.
DOES THIS SERIOUSLY LOOK LIKE AN EXPRESSION OF DISGUST TO YOU?
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.