Sozin’s Comet EP – Avatar: The Last Airbender
Adam WarRock – Sozin’s Comet EP
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I was talking with my friend Amy the other day about Avatar: The Last Airbender, and she basically put it perfectly. She said, and I’m paraphrasing: “To me, Avatar is more rewarding, emotionally satisfying, and incredible than any book I’ve ever read.” Preach.
I finally watched all of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the wondrous Nickelodeon American animated series in one monstrous binge watch. It was the kind of experience where I thought I could contain myself, I thought I could stretch it out and savor it. Where I went to bed around midnight and said “Oh, I’ll just watch like, an episode before I go to sleep” and TWO nights in a row I passed out around 4:30 AM (seriously) before I realized that I had an attachment to this show’s characters, universe, and lore moreso than any series in as long as I could remember. Maybe…ever?
I made this mixtape EP, yes, because this show is the dopeness. And yes, because, that’s kinda what I do around here. But if I can impart anything to you, gentle reader, who maybe hasn’t given Avatar a chance, or doesn’t think they’d enjoy it: go watch it. Get through the slower Season 1 (which is still great, but there’s a lot of world building and character development. It’s a lot more of a “kid’s show” in that season). Get to the season finale, and I think you’ll find yourself plowing through it. It ramps up so fast, so amazingly that by the time I got to Day of the Dark Sun, there was a moment where I said aloud to no one around me: “Oh my god, SO MUCH IS HAPPENING,” and I realized that I understood EVERYTHING that was going on – the histories of the characters and how they related to each other, the fighting styles and the world around them. The show didn’t have to explain anything. It just WENT. And by the end of the show, I was a sobbing, joyous, jubilant mess. I still am. Don’t talk to me about Iroh and Zuko. I can’t handle it. I’ve started crying at lunch trying to even talk about it.
I can’t stop talking about it. I can’t stop thinking about it. I’ve become one of THOSE people. And y’know what? I don’t care. I’m happy to be one of those people. This is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my geekery, and I pity the people who are too hung up on cartoons, “kids’ stuff,” or just whatever to never give something like this a chance.
You hear me, people? Go watch Avatar. I have my eye on you…
Oh yeah, and I’m caught up with Korra too. Yip yip, son….