Watching the Korra premiere made me really emotional about Aang. And I thought about how he must have taken Tenzin around the world, just like Tenzin wanted to take Korra, and shown him all the Air Temples. And I thought about how special that must have been for the both of them. Because Tenzin’s always picked on by his older siblings, but now he gets to spend all this time with his dad, the coolest dad in the world, and he gets to see all this history and bond with his dad more than his other siblings probably ever got to.
I can’t think of a single person in the world who would have been more psyched to be a dad than Aang, someone who didn’t get to grow up with his own parents. And I bet he was a great dad. And while he loved all his children beyond belief, I bet he had a special connection to Tenzin. Because Tenzin was the only airbender he got to meet since he was unfrozen. The only one. And he got to teach his youngest son not only airbending, but Air Nomad culture and tradition and I bet they baked fruit pies together just like he used to with Monk Gyatso and I bet they played air ball and raced on air scooters and flew on gliders and I can’t imagine how close they must have been.
And now Tenzin wants that with Korra, to teach her everything that Aang taught him on that journey together. Not just because he loves Korra as his own, but because he wants to feel that connection to the dad he must miss desperately. And maybe he feels like he owes Aang for the vital wisdom he passed on and maybe he feels like he can pay him back by passing it on to his reincarnation.
I just hope Korra gives him that chance.
sorry for the rant enjoy the painting (old aang and young tenzin wooh)
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I have, like you, been very emotional when it comes to Tenzin. I hope everything works out between him and Korra because I believe they still need eachother. ;u; Ah, well I'm going to cry myself to sleep now
As for this wonderful piece of art - I think it's absolutely beautiful!
Now I can't ever think about Kataang and Daddy!Aang without thinking of their fifty year old estranged children. Dangit, Bryke!
anyways, great piece!
I completely agree with you, Aang would be the one to want kids and become a father. Probably before any of them even thought of it.
I really was upset Korra said she wouldn't go. He looked so sad, yet thanked her for letting him teach her. I do hope they end up back together as teacher and pupil, they are quite a comical duo and it would break my heart to see them separated for a long period of time uwu
There wasn't any sign of Aang in "Welcome to Republic Ci..." OH SHIT! SPIRIT!
*Runs off to Youtube*
I think your descrip/rant is even more beautiful than the art you've produced.
Did you ever coincided doing one with Toph and her daughter?
p.s. love the picture! Well done!