A wee fan doodle, as I’m still not entirely over that finale. Jinora was completely adorable in that final scene with her shaved head and new tats. Spitting image of her granddad.
Book three was by far the strongest season of the series, and I love that it ended on such a downer. It’s easy to have a character walk away from their epic showdown with no lasting repercussions, ready for their next bout. Korra’s injuries — and more importantly, the profound, debilitating depression that came with her loss of identity — call for a long recovery, and I can’t wait to see where her character goes from here.
sunonmywings tagged me on this. Probably not a firm list! In no particular order:
- Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn. Eight-year-old me revolved around this book and its animated adaptation.
- Ernest Thompson Seton, Wild Animals I Have Known. I cried so much over this book. Lobo remains one of my favourite folk legends — I’d love to attempt a graphic novel adaptation some day.
- Clare Bell, Ratha’s Creature. My favourite series as a kid.
- Colin Dann, The Animals of Farthing Wood.I still remember staying up all night to finish this in one sitting. Inspired a lot of badly-written, half-finished novels during my pre-teen years.
- Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting.I’ve never cared for Welsh’s other books, but I was constantly picking up and re-reading this collection throughout my university years.
- Matt Ridley, Genome.The book that sparked my love of the popular science genre (beyond natural history).
- Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works.It’s hard to truly appreciate how insanely difficult it is to design a working visual system or AI. I think everyone should read this one, if only to gain some understanding of what a strange, complicated, cobbled-together meat puppet they are.
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.I loved the entire LOTR trilogy, but enjoyed it the most in the beginning, when it was still a smaller story — more focus on characters and adventure, less on epic battles and politics.
- Hiromu Arakawa, Full Metal Alchemist. I don’t read much manga, but I love this series — the world building, the art, the characters. And, fictional relationships of the fiercely loyal platonic sort (in this case, the brothers) are kind of my favourite thing.
- Minna Sundberg, A Redtail’s Dream.Gorgeous, sweet, and based on a rich folk mythology that I was entirely unfamiliar with. One day I hope to create something this beautiful.
Not going to tag anyone on this, but pick it up and run with it if you’d like!
The delightfully creative Daily Bird Beast has put out the call for guest submissions, so I doodled up a creaturely Sunbittern. Beastly bird-monsters? No need to ask me twice.
Sunbitterns are pretty rad birds — when startled, they exhibit a threat display that makes them resemble enormous owl-eyed moths.
(Background texture courtesy of Bittbox)