I'm not sure I agree that this trivia point is a stretch. The tree that Roku sets on fire was part of the vision that he created, rather than something that actually "existed" in the real world, which I think emphasises the symbolical nature of the action and highlights it as being more than just a throwaway. I would also add that the burning bush itself is a common symbol in Christianity rather than being an obscure reference, which again I feel justifies the point as worth noting.
I was thinking of starting a blog on my profile about the adult humor woven into the Avatar franchise. Something similar to this page from Pixar (https://pixar.fandom.com/wiki/Adult_Humor). Would such an idea be out of place on this Wiki, or can I go through with it? If it gets people's interest, maybe it could become a page on its own?
When an edit is undone, people generally leave an edit summary stating why they undid your edit. I advise you to read those summaries, so you can understand what to look out for in the future to prevent the undoing from happening.
The best way to become better at editing is to just find things to edit. I know that is how I started 6+ years ago, and I'm sure the same is true for Lostris.
That last paragraph on Siku and Sura, some of the sentences are a bit too long and it could be made less confusing in places. I was planning to have a go at it myself, but if you are interested and want to get some editing practice you can take a first look. Even if you just make a few changes to improve the way the sentences flow, it is all good practice.
I should also add, if you have an idea of how to reword it but aren't sure or need a second opinion, you can also post your changes here to get some feedback before you publish.
The part in the bracket seems a bit unnecessary. I might suggest simply removing it, so the sentence would read:
The children offered their condolences and Katara told them that her mother wanted her and her brother to be safe, sacrificing herself not only so Katara's life would be spared, but also so that the Southern Water Tribe's bending style could survive into the future.
If I understand your question in this edit correctly, the post on the tumblr page states:
Revered by the Sun Warriors, Ran and Shaw are two Firebending masters who are also ancient dragons. In order to learn Firebending from them, any potential student must present themselves to the dragons. Ran and Shaw examine you and read your heart and soul. If they deem you worthy, they will teach you, if they don't, they will destroy you on the spot.
The useage of they in the instances I highlighted refer to R&S being the ones that destroy those unworthy, and not the tribe. This to me justifies how it was previously stated in the article.
That does indeed provide an answer to my question.
That said though, I don't think the note needs to be reinstated, as we don't know if they killed those people with their bending, and secondly, a lot of firebenders are known to have killed people. Killing someone does not necessarily prove firebending prowess.
I have no problem with that. We already note in the introduction the main point about those deemed unworthy being killed, so I don't think we are losing anything important. Unless you think there is anything removed that should be added to the intro?
Hi Lostris. I was wondering what program you use for resizing and optimising images. I have some images from Imbalance Part One that I have cropped from online scans to add to the relevant articles, but they are all quite large (both in pixels and bytes) and I wanted to shrink them before uploading them to the wiki. The standard tool on my Mac doesn't seem to do a very good job.
For once, I hadn't forgotten, but I was unable to complete the request because I ran into some issues with AWB and my bot, the latter acting up for quite a while now (Thailot is running into the same issues, so there is just something that FANDOM needs to work out I think). That said, I'll see if I can figure it out this weekend.
I posted this to the Wiki help desk, but it's not really getting any traction:
"I'm curious, in this page that defines the dating system, it says that the year 0 AG "began in winter." So, does this mean it's assumed both hemispheres of the Avatar World are somehow in the same season at the same time? Because usually when the north is in winter, the south is in summer, & vice versa."
Basically, I'm trying to understand how the dates referenced on the Wiki articles work, especially in respect to seasons.
Frankly, no idea. The dating system was basically invented by the editors on the wiki based on a few guidelines provided to us in the show, so some liberties were taken I assume.
I would also suggest asking Water Spout, since he has invested more time than me in hashing out timeline related issues (I'm specifically thinking about the things related to the Fire Nation history), so he may know more about it.
Sorry to bump in here, but is it a possibility we didn't invent the dating system? I only ask because of the aforementioned Winter thing, and the existence of edits referring to an "official series timeline" (which of course I haven't found), as well as some (removed) official timeline work referring to the dates system with BG/AG on nick.com.