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Star Wars-Avatar Parallels
I see a lot of similarities between these characters and their plotlines, so I just thought I'd put this out there (partly to support the Zutara ship, yay for Zuko and Katara! but partly also just because I think it's interesting).
For the purposes of simplicity for this argument, here's an easy guide to who's like who:
Aang=Luke Skywalker, Yoda=Guru Pathik, Katara=Leia, Zuko=Han Solo
In Star Wars, we saw Luke leave his Jedi training with Yoda because he saw a vision of his friends in danger. Yoda told him not to go, that his training was incomplete and he couldn't control the Force, but Luke wouldn't listen and left anyway, with disastrous consequences (facing Darth Vader when he wasn't ready and almost dying - Leia had to go save him from FALLING A LONG WAY DOWN off the ship). Leia hooked Luke up to the medical equipment in the Millennium Falcon and saw to his healing.
Similarly, in Avatar, we see Aang leave his Avatar training with Guru Pathik because he saw a vision of his friends
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Jacqueline Tetrault
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am a storyteller. My methods of storytelling include writing, music, and photography.

I've been in online fandoms for many years. Now that I'm beginning a career in writing and photography, and starting to own my online identity (thanks to the fanzines I can now list in my oeuvre), I'm not sure exactly what I'll use this account for in the future. Selling prints of my pictures on this site hasn't been very lucrative. I'm debating whether to continue posting my photographs and cosplays here, or just keep them on my website.
  • Reading: Jeremiah 20:9
They say you should write about what you know, what you're passionate about, what you're obsessed with. I do this all the time, to various degrees. This is why a lot of my writing deals either implicitly or explicitly with faith. Even my fan fiction. And that causes surprising interactions in the online community.

Throughout this year, and especially in recent months, I have been amazed by the critical success of my Voltron: Legendary Defender short story cycle, "Catholic Means Universal." It is founded on the idea that Lance comes from a Catholic family. Writing it has been an interesting balancing act. I worked really hard to make the dialogue and introspection sound realistic. I was afraid that I might end up pontificating, or projecting my worldview onto a character quite unlike myself. (I think most fan fiction writers do this subconsciously anyway. We want our characters to think like us, to have the same values and moral standards as us.)

The responses I've received have been amazing. Several reviewers have shared their own background before commenting. Some have ADD or ADHD, like me and the character, and relate to it for that reason. Some are atheists. Some are fallen-away Catholics. Some are believers who are glad to see a positive portrayal of faith. A few have said it helps them imagine how their Catholic friends understand the world.

Tonight, I received my most astonishing and heartfelt review so far. The reviews are public, so it's not a betrayal of privacy for me to share it. (The person was reviewing this chapter:……)

"I was close to crying reading this chapter. I must confess, I've stopped putting faith in religion, my own even, Islam, because of the way it is used to justify of people's stupidity and selfishness. But this...this is beautiful. What I see is love... while I know he's a cartoon character, I feel Lance's love for those around him and his love for God...through him, and do forgive me if I'm wrong, I feel your love for God. Someone dear to me was raised Catholic, and the ending to this chapter reminded me of her gentle words to love God unconditionally and to understand, Lance reminds me of her at this point and it dug up a part of me that I've forgotten. Thank you so have no idea how much you helped me through this chapter."

I am blown away. I can't really take credit for the quality or content of the story. The credit goes to God, Who made me a writer and shows me His love so much that it bleed into my work. The Mother Teresa quote that I put on my cap when I graduated last spring is proving true for me: "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world."

I see this as strong evidence that making Christian art and stories is a worthwhile endeavor, that including themes and character development centered on faith is a good thing to do. But this must not be done in a way that comes across as self-righteous, condemnatory, or propagandist, as some Christian books and movies can be. (Madeleine L'Engle talks about this in her book Walking on Water, which every Christian artist and writer ought to read.)


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Tigerchu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like you're avatar:) Are you a middle Eastern Christian? I think thats what "nun" means. other than "n" in Arabic^^haha
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I am a Christian, though I'm not from the Middle east. When ISIS took over Iraq, the letter N for "Nazarene" was painted on the homes and businesses of Christians, marking them as targets. Wearing or displaying the symbol is both a way of saying "I am a Christian" and of showing solidarity with Christians experiencing or in danger of persecution.…
Tigerchu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for telling me^^ It's good to know the history of the symbol. So I guess I can keep the picture I drew of it for my site^^
I'm a Catholic who spent some time in Saudi, so I feel a connection to them, and the symbol. Don't remember if I told you yet. I think I saw a version of the symbol with a cross for the spot:)
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I just looked at it in your gallery; I like that combination of symbols!
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jpbijos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! +fav
katcrunch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for faving my work!

:la: and I hope you have a happy new year!
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Happy new year to you too!
ummei01 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Thank you so much for the favorite X3
haloeffect1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Many thanks...
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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