Fan created “Doctor Who The Musical” by AVByte
Another post that got lost in last week’s storm.
Whoops I puked my own personal insecurities all over Kat
This fits perfectly into my psych paper.
Welcome to Western culture, where the “ideal” female is 00 and highly unrealistic for most of the population.
Burns me up.
I hate advertising for what it does to people.
i mcrying why would you doo that i was haivng nice update fun feels wh y
holy fuckin feels…..*cries
Please forgive me for whatever I do…
ARE YOU UNCOMFORTABLY AROUSED.
ARE YOU UNCOMFORTABLY AROUSED AND HATING YOURSELF.
“If you listen hard enough, you can hear every living thing breathing together. You can feel everything growing. We’re all living together, even if most folks don’t act like it. We all have the same roots, and we are all branches of the same tree.”
“Look. All I know is, Avatar Aang meant for this city to be the center of peace and balance in the world. And…I believe we can make his dream a reality.”
(I guess this is a day late, but here it is.)
To Bryan and Michael,
The artistic work you two have put into the world in the form of the Avatar series touches lives in the sort of way most animated series simply don’t. The characters you and your team have created have much more substance to them than the average animated character, and it’s in seeing them all play off of each other that we are reminded of our own reality — of the variety of people all around us, and of the idea that we are best when we are united; when we are all at balance with each other, and within ourselves. The concepts of balance and unity have always been the heart of what I take away from your work, and it’s in drawing parallels from your fantasy world to real life that I have been able to learn lots of things I had never thought about before.
One day I decided to take that notion more literally, and started working on a fanmade project that has thoroughly rearranged my life for the better, in ways I never could have predicted. And that is no exaggeration — my life is what it is at this moment in time because of this project more than anything else; ergo, I would not be where I am today were it not for the creation you two conceived.
I have been working on ‘What I Learned at SRU’ for just shy of two years now. The story has reached over 600,000 words and the art gallery recently hit a milestone of two hundred pieces of artwork. This sequential tale is nearing its end, slowly but surely, and the art gallery continues to grow as I keep commissioning different artists in the community, or some offer to contribute to the project. I like to think that two minds are better than one — something you two certainly seem to have proven through the results you both achieved when creating Avatar. In that same spirit, most of the pieces in this gallery were born from a collaboration of ideas and the intent to homage and pay tribute to the memorable series you and your team continue to create.
Rather than re-telling the Avatar story in a different setting, SRU combines narrative elements of the original world with actual events of my own life — my own time during and after college — into something that is more personal than any other thing I’ve ever written. I’m exploring my own aspirations through Aang, my caring, familial side through Katara, my stubborn desire to be accepted for who I am through Toph, my critical side through Sokka, or the process of coping with my past and learning to let go — through the red-headed SRU interpretation of Smellerbee. Whatever I end up exploring, writing out these characters helps me face things about myself I might not even realize otherwise, as watching their stories unfold through the TV show did before that.
No other story — no other cast of characters or body of work — has inspired me to such creative lengths as the Avatar series has. It sunk its claws into me two summers ago, and hasn’t let go for a single day since. In the time that has passed, I have been through a divorce, left my entire life behind on the east coast to start a new on on the west coast, and pretty much everything that could change has done so. But one thing has remained consistent: working on this project, interacting with fellow fans of your work, and feeling fueled with inspiration and dedication to keep creating, to keep telling stories, all because of Avatar. I was able to get through the hardest time of my life because I had such a robust set of rounded characters to keep me metaphorical company, teach me things about myself, and in turn, help me make a few genuine friends I could never replace that I have met through the fandom.
The art gallery for ‘What I Learned at SRU’ is dedicated to your team, but also specifically to you, Michael and Bryan. It’s a visual example of what happens when different people of different creeds, backgrounds, locations, ideologies, and styles all contribute something to the same place. The project also portrays older interpretations of the Avatar cast, and as such, symbolizes the fact that many of your fans, like myself, range from young adulthood and older; because quality storytelling is appreciated by any age.
But maybe most importantly, this art gallery represents how your fantasy world — and your amazing fictional characters — have had a profound impact on my modern-day reality, and the reality of those around me.
Bryke BrychaelBRYAN AND MICHAEL Appreciation Day.
Keep up the great work. It inspires many of us in ways no other series does. You’ve taken us to so many places over the years, and I can’t wait to see where you take us over the next few to come.