Date: 2011-07-03 12:49 pm (UTC)
nam_jai: (AtLA Waterbending Scroll)
From: [personal profile] nam_jai
If only Zhao had a song about his secret library, he might have been a better person for it.

Ah, the first time I watched this episode, I was so innocent. Now when I watch, I'm still loving it, but simultaneously waiting in dread, willing what's going to happen at the end to NOT HAPPEN this time. But it always does. :(

Date: 2011-07-03 06:15 pm (UTC)
biichan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] biichan
SECRET LIB'RY! SECRET LIB'RY! IN THE DESERT! SECRET, SECRET, SECRET, SECRET LIB'RY!

Something like that?

Date: 2011-07-03 07:59 pm (UTC)
nam_jai: (AtLA dancing dragons)
From: [personal profile] nam_jai
Yeah, that's catchy!

Date: 2011-07-03 06:49 pm (UTC)
nonelvis: (AVATAR Appa & Aang)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
I love the creepy, mythic feel of this episode, which reminds me very much of Spirited Away -- discovering an ancient, hidden location full of spirits who aren't necessarily benign. But oh, that ending :(

Date: 2011-07-04 01:33 pm (UTC)
yukinoomoni: (Toph (Thinking))
From: [personal profile] yukinoomoni
Did anyone else get seriously freaked out when they first saw Wan Shi Tong? I mean, barn owls usually freak me out (I have no clue why), so you can imagine how freaked out I was to see a GIANT FREAKING BARN OWL. Especially when he got nasty and fighty. BLEGH.

That aside, I love the foxes, and I love Wan Shi Tong's way of speaking - right out of a Miyazaki film!

The...planetarium?...thing is one of my favourite places in the series. It's just so beautifully put together - it really seemed realistic to me. It was lucky that they managed to find out about the eclipse, and I love how clever and smart Sokka is in this episode. It really preludes the brilliant tactician we see in the third season.

And poor Toph and Appa. I really hate that scene, because it's so real in its heartbreak. And it only preludes sad things to come.

Date: 2011-08-29 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hearthesea
I got freaked out, haha. Just really eerie to see a giant owl, and the way he moved and spoke...argh. (Although Koh is still the creepiest character to grace the show.)

One thing I liked about this episode was that, in a way, it made the protagonists feel like the villains. After all, they WERE using the library to crush their enemies -- they were there to specifically use information in a war. They lied to the Owl, too...I had no problem understanding his anger when he confronted them later. (Although trying to kill them is a bit much.)

Date: 2011-08-29 12:38 pm (UTC)
yukinoomoni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yukinoomoni
Oh hey, that's a neat perspective! I never thought of it that way. Looking at it that way, even Sokka's seemingly innocuous "smart enough to fool you" seems almost...malicious.

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