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    <>ATLA & LOK OPENING SEQUENCE PARALLELS

    <>Avatar The Last Airbender (February 21, 2005):

    My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace when the Avatar kept balance between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked.

    Only the Avatar mastered all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless firebenders. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.

    A hundred years have passed and the Fire Nation is nearing victory in the war. Two years ago, my father and the men of my tribe journeyed to the Earth Kingdom to help fight against the Fire Nation, leaving me and my brother to look after our tribe. Some people believe that the Avatar was never reborn into the Air Nomads and that the cycle is broken, but I haven't lost hope. I still believe that somehow the Avatar will return to save the world.

    <>THE LEGEND OF KORRA (April 14, 2012):

    Earth... Fire... Air... Water. When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the Hundred Year War. Avatar Aang and Firelord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations, a society where benders and non-benders from all over the world could live and thrive together in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land "Republic City". Avatar Aang accomplished many remarkable things in his life, but sadly his time in this world came to an end. And like the cycle of the seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew. 

    Happy 15th Anniversary, Avatar The Last Airbender!

    <>Fantasy Wardrobe: Popular Men's Fashion of History

    Fashion is one of my favourite worldbuilding components and choosing which way I want characters to look, is one part of research that is more fun than work. The use of different styles give each culture a defined feel and could act as a symbol of all kinds of lands in your WIP. Since it is your WIP, you can play with different elements of the garments and pay fast and loose with the styles.

    Shirt

    The shirt is the key to every other item of clothing on this list. The shirt was always worn under everything. It was often made of linen and worn by all classes. The shirt was often embroidered with blackwork and was sometimes even able to peak out from slashings in the garment over it. Shirts were seen as an intimate item of clothing. You should hear about the chaos that occurred when Anne Boleyn found out that Katherine of Aragon was still sewing Henry VIII's shirts.

    Tunic

    The tunic was worn by all classes. The tunic could be sleeveless or with sleeves. Tunics usually reached the knee or mid thigh and were belted at the waist.

    Doublet

    The doublet was a jacket worn over a man's undershirt. The doublet was usually laced or buttoned up at the front, reaching from the neck of the wearer to the hip of the waist. The doublet was often padded in order to keep the wearer warm.

    Jerkin

    The jerkin is a tight fitted jacket worn again over the shirt that is buttoned or laced at the front. The jerkin could be worn with or without sleeves. Leather was a popular material for these to be made and was worn by both classes.

    Breeches

    Are pants. Most breeches stopped at the knee though some reached the ankle, similar to today's trousers. Breeches could be in laced at the front and were worn by every class of men.

    Hose

    These were a style of pants that usually ended above the knee. Hose were often worn with a codpiece, a rather bold fashion statement for men. Hose would have also been worn with stockings held up by garters. Hose might be padded at the things to add some flare to the look.

    Overgown

    The overgown is rather like a great loose jacket worn over the doublet or jerkin. It was usually sewn with fur for warmth and made of contrasting fabric than what lay underneath.

    Justacorps

    This is the classic knee-length coat worn by men 18th century. Men would wear this over a waistcoat and shirt. This was a popular fashion for highborn men. It does still look fine.

    Kaftan/ Caftan/Boubou

    This is a large robe that is pulled on over the head with long sleeves. It can have a v-neck or round neck. They are usually heavily embroidered.

    Achkan/Sherwani

    This is the long coat worn by Indian men. It is usually buttoned up at the front, reaches just below the knees and is long sleeved.

    Myths, Creatures, and Folklore

    Want to create a religion for your fictional world? Here are some references and resources!

    General:

  • General Folklore
  • Various Folktales
  • Heroes
  • Weather Folklore
  • Trees in Mythology
  • Animals in Mythology
  • Birds in Mythology
  • Flowers in Mythology
  • Fruit in Mythology
  • Plants in Mythology
  • Folktales from Around the World
  • Africa:

  • Egyptian Mythology
  • African Mythology
  • More African Mythology
  • Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
  • The Gods of Africa
  • Even More African Mythology
  • West African Mythology
  • All About African Mythology
  • African Mythical Creatures
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • The Americas:

  • Aztec Mythology
  • Haitian Mythology
  • Inca Mythology
  • Maya Mythology
  • Native American Mythology
  • More Inca Mythology
  • More Native American Mythology
  • South American Mythical Creatures
  • North American Mythical Creatures
  • Aztec Gods and Goddesses
  • Asia:

  • Chinese Mythology
  • Hindu Mythology
  • Japanese Mythology
  • Korean Mythology
  • More Japanese Mythology
  • Chinese and Japanese Mythical Creatures
  • Indian Mythical Creatures
  • Chinese Gods and Goddesses
  • Hindu Gods and Goddesses
  • Korean Gods and Goddesses
  • Europe:

  • Basque Mythology
  • Celtic Mythology
  • Etruscan Mythology
  • Greek Mythology
  • Latvian Mythology
  • Norse Mythology
  • Roman Mythology
  • Arthurian Legends
  • Bestiary
  • Celtic Gods and Goddesses
  • Gods and Goddesses of the Celtic Lands
  • Finnish Mythology
  • Celtic Mythical Creatures
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Middle East:

  • Islamic Mythology
  • Judaic Mythology
  • Mesopotamian Mythology
  • Persian Mythology
  • Middle Eastern Mythical Creatures
  • Oceania:

  • Aboriginal Mythology
  • Polynesian Mythology
  • More Polynesian Mythology
  • Mythology of the Polynesian Islands
  • Melanesian Mythology
  • Massive Polynesian Mythology Post
  • Maori Mythical Creatures
  • Hawaiian Gods and Goddesses
  • Hawaiian Goddesses
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Creating a Fantasy Religion:

  • Creating Part 1
  • Creating Part 2
  • Creating Part 3
  • Creating Part 4
  • Fantasy Religion Design Guide
  • Using Religion in Fantasy
  • Religion in Fantasy
  • Creating Fantasy Worlds
  • Beliefs in Fantasy
  • Some superstitions:

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    Reblogging because wow. What a resource.

    During one of Birds of Prey’s fight sequences, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) identifies a teammate’s vulnerability and provides a critical assist — by lending her a hair tie. This small act of sisterhood is as familiar in an everyday context as it is surprising in the DC Extended Universe. It’s one of the many ways that Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) differs from its superhero movie fo<>rebears: It not only stars women, it was made by them, too. “There’s more women in front [of] and behind the camera than any movie I’d worked on, which is pretty incredible,” says Robbie, who also produced the film. “It was partly a conscious decision, but it also always felt like the organic, right choice to make.”

    Entertainment Weekly: How the R-rated, women-powered Birds of Prey flips the bird — and the script — in high-flying style